David Posada


Professor of Genetics
Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Immunology
School of Biology, University of Vigo, Vigo 36310, Spain
+34 986 812038

erc ERC Starting Grant 2007
ERC Consolidator Grant 2013
ISI Highly Cited Researcher



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Selected publications (last 5 years)

  1. Darriba D, Taboada GL, Doallo R, Posada D. 2012. jModelTest 2: more models, new heuristics and parallel computing. Nature Methods 9: 772.
  2. Rocha S, Posada D, Harris DJ. 2013. Phylogeography and diversification history of the day-gecko genus Phelsuma in the Seychelles islands. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:3
  3. Mallo D, Martins LO, Posada D. 2014. Unsorted Homology within Locus and Species Trees. Systematic Biology 63: 988-992.
  4. Arenas M, Lopes JS, Beaumont MA, Posada D. 2015. CodABC: A Computational Framework to Coestimate Recombination, Substitution and Molecular Adaptation rates by approximate Bayesian computation. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32: 1109-1112.
  5. Mallo D, Martins LO, Posada D. 2016. SimPhy: Phylogenomic Simulation of Gene, Locus and Species Trees. Systematic Biology 65: 334-344.


  • 1989-1994 BA Biology. University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
  • 1994-1997 MS Biology, University of Vigo (Spain)
  • 1997-2001 PhD Zoology, Brigham Young University (Utah, USA)
  • 2000 Visiting Scientist, Oxford University (UK)
  • 2001-2003 Senior Scientist, Variagenics, Inc (Boston, USA)
  • 2002 Visiting Scientist, MIT (Boston, USA)
  • 2003-2007. Ramón and Cajal Research Fellow. University of Vigo (Spain)
  • 2007-2011. Associate Professor, Genetics. University of Vigo (Spain)
  • 2011-pres. Full Professor, Genetics. University of Vigo (Spain)