We are interested in the genetics of adaptation. Our approach is to grow populations of yeast (and other microbes) for 1000’s of generations in a variety of environments, observing evolution as it happens. With the tools of whole genome sequencing, statistics and genetic engineering we figure out the rules of how new mutations can shape a better adapted organism.
July 27th, 2019
A new review paper published in EMBO report, Microbial Experimental Evolution – a proving ground for evolutionary theory and a tool for discovery
June 26th, 2019
A new paper published in The ISME Journal (2019), Diverse hydrogen production and consumption pathways influence methane production in ruminants
March 22nd, 2019
Welcome to our new PhD student Gareth!
A new paper in February 2020 in Nature Ecology and Evolution
Sex alters molecular evolution in diploid experimental populations of S. cerevisiae