Universidade de Vigo
Bioinformatics and Molecular Evolution
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Carlos A. Canchaya  

IPP Research Fellow, Genetics.

Contact Information:
Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Immunology
Faculty of Biology
Campus Universitario
University of Vigo
36310 Vigo

Tel :  +34 986 818680
Fax:  +34 986 812556


  • Doktor der Naturwissenschaften, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, (ETHZ), Switzerland. 2004
  • M.S. Master in Bioinformatics. University of Namur (FUNDP), Belgium. 2001
  • B.S. Department of Biology, Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina (UNALM), Peru. 1992 


  • Bioinformatics
  • Bacteriophage and Bacterial Genomics
  • Phylogenomics
  • Phylogenetic Networks
  • Lactic Acid Bacteria
  • Ecological Genomics

Teaching Activities

Selected Publications (Complet list here)

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  • Wegmann U, O'Connell-Motherway M, Zomer A, Buist G, Shearman C, Canchaya C, Ventura M, Goesmann A, Gasson MJ, Kuipers OP, van Sinderen D, Kok J.
    Complete genome sequence of the prototype lactic acid bacterium Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris MG1363. 
    J Bacteriol. 2007 Apr;189(8):3256-70. Epub 2007 Feb 16.
  • Canchaya C, Claesson MJ, Fitzgerald GF, van Sinderen D, O'Toole PW.
    Diversity of the genus Lactobacillus revealed by comparative genomics of five species. 
    Microbiology. 2006 Nov;152(Pt 11):3185-96.
  • Claesson MJ, Li Y, Leahy S, Canchaya C, van Pijkeren JP, Cerdeño-Tárraga AM, Parkhill J, Flynn S, O'Sullivan GC, Collins JK, Higgins D, Shanahan F, Fitzgerald GF, van Sinderen D, O'Toole PW.
    Multireplicon genome architecture of Lactobacillus salivarius.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Apr 25;103(17):6718-23. Epub 2006 Apr 14.
  • Brüssow H, Canchaya C, Hardt WD.
    Phages and the evolution of bacterial pathogens: from genomic rearrangements to lysogenic conversion.
    Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2004 Sep;68(3):560-602. Review.
  • Canchaya C, Fournous G, Brüssow H.
    The impact of prophages on bacterial chromosomes.
    Mol Microbiol. 2004 Jul;53(1):9-18. Review.
  • Canchaya C, Fournous G, Chibani-Chennoufi S, Dillmann ML, Brüssow H
    Phage as agents of lateral gene transfer.
    Curr Opin Microbiol. 2003 Aug;6(4):417-24. Review.
  • Canchaya C, Proux C, Fournous G, Bruttin A, Brüssow H.
    Prophage genomics. 
    Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2003 Jun;67(2):238-76
  • Desiere F, Lucchini S, Canchaya C, Ventura M, Brüssow H.
    Comparative genomics of phages and prophages in lactic acid bacteria.
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2002 Aug;82(1-4):73-91. Review.

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