Paco Name: Codoñer, Francisco M

Status: Postdoc


Tel.: +49-(0)251-83-




  • 2008 - 2009: Postdoctoral Project Leader at the Muenster University (Germany)
  • 2006 - 2008: Marie Curie Postdoctoral Researcher in Trinity College Dublin and National University of Ireland Maynooth (Ireland)
  • 2006: PhD at "Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular de Plantas" CSIC (Spain)
  • 2002: MSc at "Instituto Cavanilles de Biodiversidad y Biologia Evolutiva" University of Valencia (Spain)
  • 1995 - 2000: Bachelor in Biology at University of Valencia (Spain)

  • Molecular Evolution, Viral Evolution, Bioinformatics, Molecular Coevolution, Protein-Protein Interactions, Host-parasite Coevolution

Research Interests
  • theoretical approaches to reveal the interdependency of the amino acids whithin and between proteins
  • Prediction of Protein-Protein Interactions
  • Viral Evolution
  • Host-Parasite coevolution

  • Bioinformatics 2 (Practicals): Sequence Analysis. WWU-Muenster (2007-2008)
  • Speaker at the Bernhard-Rensch Summer School (2008)
  • Bioinformatics 5. WWU-Muenster (2008-2009)
  • Modern Methods in Evolutionary Biology. WWU-Muenster (2008-2009)
  1. Wissler L , Codoner FC, Reusch TBH, Olsen JL, Procaccini G and Bornberg-Bauer E (2011). Back to the sea twice: identifying candidate plant genes for molecular evolution to marine life BMC Evolutionary Biology 11:8 [Online access]

  2. Codoñer, F.M., & Elena S.F. (2008). The promiscuous evolutionary history of the Bromoviridae family. Journal of General  Virology . 89: 1729-1738.
  3. Codoñer, F.M.O’Dea, S. &  Fares, M.A. (2008). Reducing the false discovery rate in the non-parametric analysis of molecular co-evolution. BMC Evol Biol . April 10, 8:106.

  4. Elena, S.F., Agudelo-Romero, P., Carrasco, P., Codoñer, F.M., Martín, S., Torres-Barceló, C. & Sanjuán, R. (2008). Experimental evolution of plant RNA viruses. Heredity. 100: 478-483.

  5. Codoñer, F.M. & Fares, M.A. (2008).Why should we care about molecular Coevolution?. Evolutionary Bioinformatics. 4: 237-246.

  6. Elena, S.F. & Codoñer, F.M. (2007). Bioinformatic tools in phytopathology. Chap. 2 in Herramientas Biotecnológicas en Fitopatología, (eds. V. Pallás, P. Rodriguez-Valenzuela, J.F. Marcos and C. Escobar) .Pp. 109-134. Mundi Prensa

  7. Codoñer, F.M., Bordería, A.V. & Sanjuán, R. (2007). Selection promotes organ compartimentalization in HIV-1: evidence from gag and pol genes. Evolution . 61: 272-279.

  8. Codoñer, F.M., Daròs, J.A., Solé. R.V. & Elena, S.F. (2006). The fittest versus the flattest: Experimental confirmation of the quasispecies effect with subviral pathogens. PLOS Pathogens 2: e136 doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.0020136.

  9. Codoñer, F.M., Fares, M.A. & Elena S.F. (2006). Adaptative covariation between the coat and movement proteins of Prunus Necrotic Ringspot Virus. Journal of Virology 80: 5833-5840.

  10. Codoñer, F.M. & Elena, S.F. (2006). Evolutionary relationships among members of the Bromoviridae deduced from whole proteome analysis. Archives in Virology 151: 299-307.

  11. Codoñer, F.M., Cuevas, J.M.,  Sánchez-Navarro, J.A.,  Pallás, V.  and Elena, S.F.(2005) Molecular Evolution of the Plant Virus Family Bromoviridae Based on RNA 3 Encoded Proteins. Journal of Molecular Evolution 61: 697-705.

  12. Codoñer, F.M., Sanjuán, R., Moya, A. & Elena, S.F. (2004) Natural selection and the organ-specific differentiation of HIV-1 V3 hypervariable region. Evolution 58: 1185 – 1194.

  13. Elena, SF., Codoñer, F.M., Cuevas, J.M. & Sanjuán, R. (2003) Adaptative dinamics during experimental evolution of RNA viruses. Biology International   44: 75- 78.

  14. Elena, S.F., Codoñer, F.M. & Sanjuán, R. (2003) Intra-clonal variation in RNA virases: generation, maintenance and consequences. Biology Journal of the  Linnean Society 79: 17- 26.