What we do

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

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. We are part of York Biomedical Research Institute (YBRI).

Our main focus is Leishmania genomics. We are part of the UK:Brazil Joint Centre Partnership in leishmaniasis. #JCPiLeish, and we 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.

Funders:
Wellcome
Global Challenges Research Fund
The UK Medical Research Council
NERC Environmental Omics Facility

This group does not support any form of racial discrimination or oppression. We generate an inclusive environment without discrimination on the basis of race, gender or sexual orientation.