Evolutionary Biology

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The theme of evolutionary biology runs through all our research in the School of Biological Sciences and all research teams within the new Life Sciences building. Research in this theme seeks to understand organismal evolution and biodiversity using a range of approaches and study systems, from animals and plants, to microbes and molecules.

We have particular strengths in evolutionary genomics, population genetics, phylogenomics, palaeobiology, evolutionary theory and theoretical modelling. Within Life Sciences we work synergistically with Earth Scientists (palaeobiology), Social Medics (population genetics), Mathematicians (biostatistics), Computer Scientists (bioinformatics), Biochemists (protein biology), and Chemists (synthetic biology).

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