Genomes only make sense in the light of evolution, so we use a combined evolutionary and bioinformatics approach to study the parts of genomes people know least about: centromeres, repetitive and other noncoding DNA. We are also interested in the invisible world of microbes. By studying the genomes of wine yeast we hope to answer fundamental questions about domestication, and ultimately to predict how microbial biodiversity could be affected by climate change. By joining the lab you can train in bioinformatics, genomics, evolutionary biology, population genetics and statistics.
Ph.D University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK 1999