We investigate biological processes using genomic and other ‘omic’ data. 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.

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

Funders
Wellcome Trust
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council