Marko Mutanen

Senior Curator
Molecular systematics of insects

Ecology and Genetics
Faculty of Science

Marko Mutanen

My research group ( focuses on biodiversity genomics and bio-literacy, particularly species identification and species delimitation as well as phylogenetics (resolving evolutionary relationships between taxa) using state-of-the-art molecular techniques, including high-throughput sequencing technologies. My research group also leads DNA barcoding activities in Finland. We use Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) and sawflies as primary model groups, but we also study many other arthropods, like gall midges and spiders. I believe that genomic-based methods provide the only way to manage the vast biodiversity of our planet and this way help overcoming the biodiversity crisis.

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+358 40 8246749

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Ecology and Genetics Research Unit
PO Box 3000
90014 University of Oulu