What we do

We seek to understand the interaction between evolutionary processes, demographic change and molecular biology. We use tools from molecular evolution, population genetics/genomics and quantitative genetics.

Our main focus is Leishmania population genetics and quantitative genetics. 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.

York ranks in the top 10 in the UK for the quality of its research in the Times Higher Education (THE) Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

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

Teaching material for Daniel Jeffares is here.

Daniel Jeffares is the LGBTQ+ staff rep for the Biology Equality and Diversity Group (BioEDG). Get in touch with me via email (daniel.jeffares@york.ac.uk) if you have any comments/concerns that relate to LGBTQ+ communities, ethics or inclusion.

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

This group actively seeks to remove all forms of discrimination or oppression based on race, gender or sexual orientation.