Join us! We are looking for a PhD student and two postdoctoral researchers to work in Leishmania genomics. Click here if you are interested.

We investigate biological processes using genomic and other ‘omic’ data. We are
Our focus is to understand how complex molecular biology interacts with evolutionary processes to produce viable living cells. These studies help to understand how parasites cause disease, how bacteria infect plants and how an alga can survive at pH 2.

We apply methods from molecular evolution, population genomics, bioinformatics and quantitative genetics. We also use molecular biology, cell biology and high throughput laboratory methods.

We are based in the Biology Department the University of York, which ranked 6th in the UK in by the Guardian University Guide for 2019. Daniel Jeffares is a member of the York Biomedical Research Institute (YBRI).

Our current focus is Leishmania genomics. We are part of the UK:Brazil Joint Centre Partnership in leishmaniasis. #JCPiLeish, and will work with the PREV_PDKL multidimensional phenotypic analysis of  visceral Leishmaniasis in Africa (PREV_PDKL funded by the European Union, our work funded by the Medical Research Council).

Research projects (read more here).
» Leishmania population genomics
» Extremophile red alga Galdieria sulphuraria
» Plant pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum
» Fission yeast population genomics

Teaching material is here.

These organisations fund our work.