Department of Zoology
Evolution, genetics and ecology interact to shape biological diversity. With the ability to determine the DNA sequences of whole genomes we can now ask how genes and gene expression patterns relate to anatomy, physiology, species interactions, speciation and responses to environmental conditions. Our group is a major partner in the new Darwin Tree of Life project that will sequence the genomes of 2000 UK species, as a step on the path towards sequencing most species on earth. In this project, the student will analyse genome sequence data from hundreds of species collected in Wytham Woods near Oxford and be part of the first wave of research that will shape a new platform for 21st century biology.
MA PhD DSc FLS FMBA FRS
Associated Research Streams
molecular methods, internal mechanism, breeding experiments, insects, gene expression