Rolán Álvarez


Area of Genetics
Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Immunology

Contact information

Faculty of Biology
Edificio de CC Experimentais
Bloque B, Floor 3, Laboratorio 51

As Lagoas, Marcosende
36310 Vigo

+34 986 812 578

Short CV

Professor of Genetics with interest in the field of adaptation, speciation, sexual selection and evolution in general. Doctor in Biological Sciences by Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (1993). Award of Degree and Doctorate. Postdoctoral Researcher in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1994-1995). Enjoyed a sabbatical period in the University of California Irvine for 2013-2014 collaborating with Dr. A.D. Briscoe. Author of more than 90 papers, h-index 31. Belongs to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Evolutionary Biology and it has been referee of more than 130 papers. Belongs to the Genetics (Spanish) and Evolutionary Biology Societies (Spain and Europe) and participates since 2018 in the national committee of the Spanish Evolutionary Society (SESBE). Ranked as one of the most productive Spanish researchers in Evolutionary Biology . Actually involved in education experiences like the building of a WEB page for teaching Evolution.


Teaching profile at UVigo

1st term

Degree in BIology

V02G031V01101 | Bioloxía: Evolución
V02G031V01410 | Biotecnoloxía aplicada á Produción animal

2nd term


1st term

On-site concerted tutorials
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Researching profile at UVigo

Research group

Xenética de Poboacións e Citoxenética

Research topics

  • Adaptación: mecanismos e procesos, cambios xenéticos
  • Evolución do aillamento reprodutivo
  • Causas dos polimorfismos xenéticos naturais