Evolutionary Genomics Research Centre

  • United Kingdom

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Evolutionary genetics has undergone a huge shift since 2005, due to new DNA sequencing technologies. Next-generation sequencing at the level of the whole genome has contributed enormously to our understanding of not only the human past (in archaeogenetics) but to the evolutionary history of life on earth more broadly. The Research Centre includes scientists with diverse interests ranging from forensic archaeology and entomology to molecular ecology and adaptation, from the origins of animals to the evolution of horizontal transfer, and from evolutionary cell biology to human origins, prehistoric human migrations and domestication. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Mitochondrial DNA, Y-chromosome, genome wide and whole genome sequence analysis in modern and ancient humans, domesticates and commensals
  • Ecological genomics and evolution
  • Eukaryotic evolution
  • The evolutionary origin of animals
  • Mobile selfish DNA
  • Codon usage bias and protein synthesis

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Mitochondrial DNA Medicine & Life Sciences
Middle East Medicine & Life Sciences
Genome Medicine & Life Sciences
Phylogeny Medicine & Life Sciences
Islands Medicine & Life Sciences
Agriculture Medicine & Life Sciences
Trypanosomiasis Medicine & Life Sciences
Basal Bodies Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2013 2019

4 Citations (Scopus)

A dispersal of Homo sapiens from southern to eastern Africa immediately preceded the out-of-Africa migration

Rito, T., Vieira, D., Soares Da Silva, M., Conde-Sousa, E., Pereira, L., Mellars, P., Richards, M. & Soares, P., 18 Mar 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 10 p., 4728.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
climate conditions

A Centriolar FGR1 Oncogene Partner-Like Protein Required for Paraflagellar Rod Assembly, But Not Axoneme Assembly in African Trypanosomes: Trypanosome FOPL function

Harmer, J., Towers, K., Addison, M., Vaughan, S., Ginger, M. L. & McKean, P. G., 1 Jul 2018, In : Open Biology. 8, 7, 13 p., 170218.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Microtubule-Organizing Center
5 Citations (Scopus)

Farming, slaving and enslavement: Histories of endosymbioses during kinetoplastid evolution

Harmer, J., Yurchenko, V., Nenarokova, A., Lukeš, J. & Ginger, M., 1 Sep 2018, In : Parasitology. 145, 10, p. 1311-1323 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Projects 2017 2023

NextGen Biologists: Essential Computing Skills for Molecular Biology

Bryk, J., O'Connell, M. & Callaghan, M.


Project: Research

Activities 1996 2019

PhD Examination

Martin Carr (Examiner)
28 Jun 2019

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

Patterns of codon usage in the transposable elements of the choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta

Martin Carr (Speaker)
24 Jun 201925 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Patterns of Codon Usage In The Unicellular Relatives of Animals

Martin Carr (Speaker)
29 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk