The Microbial Genomics Group (MGG) contributes expertise and leadership in national and international collaborative projects. It also develops research in a wide array of microbiological models taking advantage of innovative approaches in functional and evolutionary genomics, bioinformatics and molecular microbiology. Located at the Centro de Genómica y Bioinformática at the Universidad Mayor, our team works with public and private national and international research agencies to explore key questions in microbiological systems using the refined analytical tools now available including next generation sequencing and cutting-edge biocomputing technologies. Our group focuses on the study of the interactions between microorganisms and their environment, together with understanding how those complex networks of interactions have contributed to their adaptation and evolution to favor their survival. The main areas of research and development are related with the study of host-pathogen interactions, extremophile biology, structural and evolutionary genomics, microbial and fungal diversity and astrobiology. The MGG also works synergistically in the generation of efficient data-driven research solutions and develops a wide range of training and outreach activities.