We study molecular evolution, population genomics and quantitive genetics. Our focus is to understand the interaction between evolutionary processes, demographic change and molecular biology, including host-parasite interactions.

This group does not support any form of racial discrimination or oppression. We aim for an inclusive environment that seeks to remove discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation or social status.

If you like the sound of this, join us. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work in Leishmania genomics. Click here if you are interested.

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 Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya.

Research projects (read more here).
» Leishmania population genomics
» Extremophile red alga Galdieria sulphuraria (with Seth Davis)
» Plant pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum (with Ville Friman)

Teaching material is here.

These organisations fund our work.