Research

Phylodynamics

Many micro-organisms, particularly RNA viruses, evolve so quickly that their evolutionary and epidemiological dynamics occur on a similar timescale and interact in complex ways. Find out more...


Evolution of virus genomes

RNA viruses often have strikingly high mutation rates and small genomes. We are investigating the causes of these traits and their consequences on virus evolution. Find out more...


Evolutionary & bioinformatic methods

We develop new statistical methods and computational tools for the analysis of genetic sequence data. Available computer programs can be found on our Software page. Find out more...


Paleovirology

Animal genomes contain thousands of gene sequences derived from ancient viruses, forming a unique ‘molecular fossil record’ that provides new insights into the evolution of viruses. Find out more...

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