Welcome to The Elsik Lab
In collaboration with scientists from around the world, the Elsik lab develops and maintains resources for the Bovine Genome Database and the Hymenoptera Genome Database, which includes BeeBase, NasoniaBase and the Ant Genomes Portal. We play a fundamental role in gene prediction, organization of community annotation and analysis of model organism genomes.
Dr. Elsik's research is focused in three areas centered around the theme of molecular evolution:
- Genome sequence analysis and annotation
- The development of statistical models and algorithms to better classify proteins
- The development of databases
Members of the Elsik lab also conduct research on a variety of topics including evolution, prediction and discovery of micro-RNAs, transcriptome sequence analysis and GC compositional domains.