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Dr David Hughes

Dr David Hughes

Dr David Hughes
BSc, MSc(Oxon.), PhD(Leipzig)

IEU Senior Research Associate in Applied Genetic Epidemiology

Area of research

Evolutionary anthropology - the application of human genetics to the study of phenotypic evolution.

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Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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+44 (0) 117 331 3321


My research is focused on studying the evolutionary process that shape natural variation and linking natural (epi)genetic variation with phenotypic variation. My work utilizes population genetic frameworks and data derived from genetic, genomics, phylogenomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics and network biology to investigate research questions of interest.


  • anthropology
  • evolutionary anthropology
  • comparative genomics
  • epigenomics
  • gene expression
  • population genetics
  • natural selection
  • epidemiology



Bristol Medical School (PHS)

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