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. 

Lab News

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

DOI https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1101-1