Genetics

Behavioural Genetics

Dr Robert Hammond

  • Social evolution and social behaviour
  • Reproductive conflicts in social groups
  • Social insects
  • Role of genes in behaviour

Professor Charalambos Kyriacou

  • Molecular basis of circadian, tidal, and seasonal rhythms in arthropods
  • Molecular genetics of aggression in drosophila
  • Molecular analysis of electromagnetic sensitivity in insects and mammals

Dr Eammon Mallon

  • Epigenetics
  • Social insects
  • Methylation

Dr Ezio Rosato

  • Molecular neurobiology of complex behaviours in drosophila, especially circadian rhythms
  • Molecular Investigation of diel vertical migration in Artic and Antarctic krill

Dr Eran Tauber

  • Genes, brain, and behaviour
  • Identifying molecular mechanisms of behaviour using drosophila as a model system - research combines molecular genetics, bioinformatics, and population biology

Genetic Variation Mutation and Evolution

Dr Richard Badge

  • Roles of retrotransposons (Mobile DNA Sequences) in genetic diversity, genetic disease, and genome evolution of Humans, non-human primates, and rodents
  • Bioinformatics of high copy number repeats in the human genome

Dr Sandra Beleza

  • Studying the genetic architecture, genotype-phenotype correlations, and evolution of complex traits in recently admixed populations
  • Characterisation of the host-pathogen interactions underlying susceptibility to helicobacter pylori in recently admixed populations
  • Investigation into the ethnic origins, demographic history, and contemporary legacies of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, using a combination of ancient DNA and modern DNA analyses

Dr Richard Gornall

  • Taxonomic and evolutionary studies in flowering plants, in particular the Saxifragaceae.
  • Population genetics and molecular ecology of aquatic plants

Dr Edward Hollox

  • Causes and consequences of gene copy number variation
  • Molecular evolution of Tyrosine Kinases

Professor Mark Jobling

  • Y-chromosomal, autosomal, and X-chromosomal haplotypes and the histories of human populations
  • Mutation processes, including ectopic recombination and gene conversion

Dr Turi King

  • Genetic genealogy

Dr Celia May

  • Human meiotic tecombination processes and genome diversity
  • Genome dynamics of mitochondrial DNA and nuclear insertions

Medical Genetics

Professor Anthony Brookes

  • Exploring DNA sequence variation in humans by technology development, bioinformatics, and genotyping, to understand common disease aetiology, drug responses, genome structure/function, and population genetics

Professor Raymond Dalgleish

  • Development and application of bioinformatic resources for the identification, re-use, and sharing of sequence variation data relating to inherited human diseases

Professor Yuri Dubrova

  • Genetic risks of ionizing radiation and chemical mutagens: germline mutation induction and radiation-induced genomic instability in irradiated human families and laboratory mice

Dr Steven Foster

  • Molecular mechanisms of genome maintenance and cancer suppression
  • Genetic control of cancer cell phenotypes that promote tumour development and evolution

Professor Flaviano Giorgini

  • Exploiting genetic modifiers of neurodegenerative disease to elucidate mechanisms of pathogenesis and identify potential therapeutic strategies

Dr Nicola Royle

  • Telomere molecular dynamics in normal and immortal cells, including cells that use the alternative lengthening of telomeres mechanism
  • Molecular mechanisms and consequences of Herpes virus integration and excision from telomeres

Dr Christopher Talbot

  • Genetic prediction of radiotherapy response in breast, lung and prostate cancers

Microbial Genetics and Pathogenicity

Professor Julian Ketley

  • Gene regulation and host pathogen interactions by campylobacter jejuni
  • Characterisation of chemotaxis signal transduction pathways
  • Lipooligosaccharide biosynthesis
  • Iron regulation

Dr Christopher Bayliss

  • Mechanistic basis for generation of mutations in tandem DNA repeat tracts of bacterial pathogens and their contributions to virulence, host adaptation and population structure

Professor Martha Clokie

  • Ecology and molecular biology of bacteriophages and their relationship with bacterial hosts

Dr Julie Morrissey

  • Antimicrobial resistance and virulence mechanisms of staphylococcus aureus and streptococcus pneumoniae

Professor Marco Oggioni

  • Phase variable epigenetic control as switchboard in microbial physiology and pathogenicity

Plant Biodiversity

Dr Sinéad Drea

  • Developing and using tools for comparative and evo-devo analyses in plants
  • Fruit/caryopsis development in crop species

Professor Pat Heslop-Harrison

  • Molecular cytogentics, genomics, chromatin
  • Biodiversity and its exploitation
  • Bioinformatics, retrotransposons, repetitive DNA structure, evolution and function, cereals, bovids, model plant and animal species, tropical crops

Dr James Higgins

  • Crossover formation in model plants and crop species
  • Cross kingdom analysis of meiotic chromosome behaviour
  • Adaptation and evolution of meiosis in polyploids

Professor Ed Louis

  • Genetic analysis of telomeres in yeast
  • Genetics of yeast hybrids
  • Exploiting natural genetic variation for yeast strain development

Professor David Twell

  • Molecular and cell biology of plant sexual reproduction
  • Functional studies of proteins regulating asymmetric cell division and germ cell specification
  • Genome-wide studies of transcriptional and cell cycle networks in male gametogenesis
  • Gene regulation by small RNAs

Plant Cell and Molecular Genetics

Dr Sinéad Drea

  • Developing and using tools for comparative and evo-devo analyses in plants
  • Fruit/caryopsis development in crop species

Professor Pat Heslop-Harrison

  • Molecular cytogentics, genomics, chromatin
  • Biodiversity and its exploitation
  • Bioinformatics, retrotransposons, repetitive DNA structure, evolution and function, cereals, bovids, model plant and animal species, tropical crops

Dr James Higgins

  • Crossover formation in model plants and crop species
  • Cross kingdom analysis of meiotic chromosome behaviour
  • Adaptation and evolution of meiosis in polyploids

Professor Ed Louis

  • Genetic analysis of telomeres in yeast
  • Genetics of yeast hybrids
  • Exploiting natural genetic variation for yeast strain development

Professor David Twell

  • Molecular and cell biology of plant sexual reproduction
  • Functional studies of proteins regulating asymmetric cell division and germ cell specification
  • Genome-wide studies of transcriptional and cell cycle networks in male gametogenesis
  • Gene regulation by small RNAs