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My lab is part of the University of Hull Evolutionary Biology Group and investigates problems in evolutionary genetics using DNA and bioinformatic technologies. I’m interested in comparative genomics, large scale phylogenetics and molecular evolution. I’m particularly interested in the way in which the evolutionary forces of recombination, selection, mutation and drift influence genomic content. We also work on projects using phylogenetics and DNA barcoding to better understand biodiversity and the speciation process.

Some projects currently underway in my laboratory:

  • The genomics of asexual reproduction in nematodes
  • Comparative genomics and the evolution of genome content
  • DNA barcoding and environmental sequencing of agriculturally important species
  • Gene copy number variation and cichlid adaptive radiations
  • Bioinformatic pipelines, phylogenetics, and SGS data
You might also be interested in the Research Openings page.

 Evolutionary Biology Group July 2012:

Like any group photo several people are missing of course. Details of other academics’ research labs and projects can be found at the Department of Biological Sciences website.

Evolutionary Biology Group July 2012. From left to right: Paul Nichols, Africa Gomez, Isabella Capellini, Sonia Jennings, Chris Venditti, Bernd Hanfling, Dave Lunt, Alan Smith, Lori Lawson Handley, Dan Jeffries, Tom Mathers, Jo Baker, Renske Gudde, Stephane Derocles, Carmen Gabaldon-Tebar, Carla Olmo (Lesley Morrell, Steve Moss, Domino Joyce, Mark Culling, Andrea Simon, Helen Kimbell not pictured).

Evolutionary Biology Group July 2011:

From left to right: Jo Baker, Carla Olmo, Abdul Hamza, Marta Maccari, Chris Venditti, Africa Gomez, Lori Lawson Handley, Lesley Morrell, Steve Moss, Marlene Jahnke, Dave Lunt, Tom Mathers, Paul Nichols, Domino Joyce, Bernd Hanfling, Mark Culling, Dan Jeffries, Andrea Simon.

Evolutionary Biology Group July 2010:

From left to right: Tom Mathers, Mahir Korkmaz, Paul Nichols, Domino Joyce, Africa Gomez, Alan Smith, Dave Lunt, Violaine Llaurens, Steve Moss, Cathleen Thomas, Lori Lawson Handley, Cock van Oosterhout, Mark McMullan, Dan Jeffries, Marta Maccari, Andrea Simon, Mark Culling, Jennie Brigham

Evolutionary Biology Group (July 2009)

From Left to Right: Cock van Oosterhout, Mike Orchard, Duncan Coston, John Adams, Paul Nichols, Domino Joyce, Richard Gill, Isabel Santos Magalhaes, Bill Hutchinson, Alan Smith, Rob Hammond, Africa Gomez, Bernd Hanfling, Hastings Zidana, Dave Lunt, Mark McMullan, Andrea Simon, Dalitso Kafumbata, Eraqi Khannoon.