Gustavo Caetano-Anollés

Professor of Bioinformatics

University Scholar


332 National Soybean Res Ctr

1101 West Peabody Drive

Urbana, IL 61801

Phone: (217) 333-8172




Primary Disciplines

Plant Pathology

Plant Protection

Plant Physiology

General Biology

Plant Breeding and Genetics

Crop Genetic Improvement

Bioinformatics and Statistics


Research Areas

Interaction of plants and microbes

The spontaneous mutation process

Evolution of biological networks

Function and structure in proteins and ncRNA

Evolution of macromolecular structure



CPSC567/IB505: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

CPSC569/ANSC542: Applied Bioinformatics

The atelier of evolutionary bioinformatics and plant bioinformation focuses on creative ways to mine, visualize and integrate data from structural and functional genomic research.


We are particularly interested in the evolution of macromolecular structure and networks in biology, the reconstruction of evolutionary history, the incorporation of evolutionary considerations in genomic research, the study of levels and patterns of genome-wide mutation, and processes that are linked to co-evolutionary phenomena (such as plant pathogenesis and symbiosis).


In particular, our research has been productive in two specific areas, the evolution of the structure of macromolecules and the molecular basis of biodiversity.

Gustavo Caetano-Anollés Lab - Evolutionary Bioinformatics at UIUC

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