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Evolutionary Biology

Principal investigators in theme:

 


Name:     Professor David Aanenesen
Dept:      Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email:    da5@sanger.ac.uk
Topic:  Genomic Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
WWW:    https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/aanensen-group
Themes: epidemiology and public health, evolutionary biology, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Sebastian Ahnert
Dept:      Sainsbury Laboratory
Email:    sea31@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Network analysis, genotype-phenotype maps, biological self-assembly, protein quaternary structure, evolution complexity
WWW:    https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/ahnert-group
Themes: functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, plant biology, structural and molecular cell biology, evolutionary biology
Students: Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome


Name:     Professor Michael Akam
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    m.akam@zoo.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Developmental genetic basis of animal diversity
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/michael-akam
Themes: evolutionary biology, developmental and regenerative biology and medicine
Students: Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome


Name:     Professor Bill Amos
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    w.amos@zoo.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Evolutionary genetics
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/william-amos
Themes: evolutionary biology, ecology and conservation
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Robert Asher
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    rja58@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Morphology and interrelationships of living and extinct mammals
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/robert-asher
Themes: evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Madan Babu
Dept:      MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email:    madanm@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Systems biology, regulatory genomics, intrinsically disordered proteins, biological networks, GPCR signalling, gene regulation and gene expression noise
WWW:    http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/a-to-g/m-m-babu
Themes: evolutionary biology, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Alex Bateman
Dept:      European Bioinformatics Institute
Email:    agb@ebi.ac.uk
Topic:  Analysis of protein and RNA sequence
WWW:    https://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/bateman
Themes: functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Elia Benito-Gutierrez
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    eb647@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  the evolutionary origins of complex traits within the vertebrate head
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/elia-benito-gutierrez
Themes: evolutionary biology, developmental and regenerative biology and medicine
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr  Matthew Berriman
Dept:      Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email:    mb4@sanger.ac.uk
Topic:  Parasite genomics
WWW:    https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/berriman-group
Themes: functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, evolutionary biology, infection and immunity
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Mark Blaxter
Dept:      Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email:    mb35@sanger.ac.uk
Topic:  Tree of life
WWW:    https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/programmes/tree-of-life
Themes: evolutionary biology, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, ecology and conservation, infection and immunity
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Jamie Blundell
Dept:      Department of Oncology
Email:    jrb75@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Evolutionary dynamics of cancer, a disease of somatic evolution in our tissues.
WWW:    https://www.oncology.cam.ac.uk/research/our-research/blundell
Themes: Cancer, evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Paul Brakefield
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    pb499@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Evolution and diversity butterflies and other insects
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/paul-brakefield
Themes: evolutionary biology, ecology and conservation
Students: Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome


Name:     Dr Jason Chin
Dept:      MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email:    chin@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Evolution and synthesis of new function
WWW:    http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/a-to-g/j-chin
Themes: structural and molecular cell biology, evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Jenny Clack
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    j.a.clack@zoo.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Palaeontology; vertebrate biology; the fish/tetrapod transition; early tetrapod faunas
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/jenny-clack
Themes: evolutionary biology
Students: Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome


Name:     Professor Tim Clutton-Brock
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    thcb@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  The evolution of animal breeding systems
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/tim-clutton-brock
Themes: ecology and conservation, evolutionary biology
Students: Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome


Name:     Dr Isidro Cortes-Ciriano
Dept:      European Bioinformatics Institute
Email:    icortes@ebi.ac.uk
Topic:  Cancer Genomics
WWW:    https://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/cortes-ciriano
Themes: Epidemiology and public health, evolutionary biology, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, cancer
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Nick Davies
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    n.b.davies@zoo.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Behavioural ecology; cuckoo-host co-evolution
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/nick-davies
Themes: evolutionary biology, ecology and conservation
Students: Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome


Name:     Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker
Dept:      Department of Plant Sciences
Email:    se389@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Plant-parasite/pathogen interactions
WWW:    https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/sebastianevesvandenakker
Themes: evolutionary biology, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, infection and immunity, plant biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Walter Federle
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    wf222@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Biomechanics of animal adhesion, insect-plant interactions
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/walter-federle
Themes: metabolic medicine, integrative and comparative physiology, evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Malcolm A Ferguson-Smith
Dept:      Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email:    maf12@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Comparative genomics and evolution
WWW:    http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/fs/
Themes: functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, evolutionary biology
Students:Sorry no students can be taken this year


Name:     Dr Daniel Gaffney
Dept:      Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email:    dg13@sanger.ac.uk
Topic:  Genomics of gene regulation
WWW:    https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/gaffney-group
Themes: functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, evolutionary biology, structural and molecular cell biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Moritz Gerstung
Dept:      European Bioinformatics Institute
Email:    moritz.gerstung@ebi.ac.uk
Topic:  Cancer
WWW:    http://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/gerstung
Themes: Epidemiology and public health, evolutionary biology, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, cancer
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Andrew Gillis
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    jag93@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  the molecular and cellular basis of vertebrate skeletal development; unique skeletal features of chondrichthyan fishes
WWW:    http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-andrew-gillis
Themes: developmental and regenerative biology and medicine, evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Nick Goldman
Dept:      European Bioinformatics Institute
Email:    goldman@ebi.ac.uk
Topic:  Theoretical molecular evolution, comparative genomics data analysis and modelling, statistical computational molecular sequence analysis
WWW:    http://www.ebi.ac.uk/goldman
Themes: evolutionary biology, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Jason Head
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    jjh71@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  vertebrate palaeontology
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-jason-head
Themes: evolutionary biology, integrative and comparative physiology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Ian Henderson
Dept:      Department of Plant Sciences
Email:    irh25@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Genetic and epigenetic inheritance in plants
WWW:    http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/ianhenderson
Themes: plant biology, structural and molecular cell biology, evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr James Herbert-Read
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    
Topic:  Collective behaviour and behavioural ecology
WWW:    http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/james-herbert-read
Themes: evolutionary biology, ecology and conservation
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Julian Hibberd
Dept:      Department of Plant Sciences
Email:    jmh65@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Molecular physiology
WWW:    http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/julianhibberd
Themes: plant biology, structural and molecular cell biology, evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Philipp Holliger
Dept:      MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email:    ph1@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Synthetic biology of nucleic acid replication
WWW:    http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/p-holliger
Themes: evolutionary biology, structural and molecular cell biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Christopher Howe
Dept:      Department of Biochemistry
Email:    c.j.howe@bioc.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Biochemistry and evolution of photosynthesis
WWW:    http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/howe.html
Themes: structural and molecular cell biology, plant biology, evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Matt Hurles
Dept:      Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email:    meh@sanger.ac.uk
Topic:  Genomic mutation and genetic disease
WWW:    https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/hurles-group
Themes: functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Chris Illingworth
Dept:      Department of Genetics
Email:    c.illingworth@gen.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Population genetics, evolution, pathogens
WWW:    http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/directory/chris-illingworth
Themes: evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Chris Jiggins
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    c.jiggins@zoo.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Evolutionary genetics
WWW:    http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/chris-jiggins
Themes: evolutionary biology, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, developmental and regenerative biology and medicine, ecology and conservation
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Frank Jiggins
Dept:      Department of Genetics
Email:    f.jiggins@gen.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Evolutionary genetics of insect pathogens and immune systems
WWW:    http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/directory/frank-jiggins
Themes: ecology and conservation, evolutionary biology, infection and immunity
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Rufus Johnstone
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    raj1003@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Animal communication, mate choice and reproductive skew
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/rufus-johnstone
Themes: evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Rebecca Kilner
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    rmk1002@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Animal behaviour; parent-offspring communication and conflict
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/rebecca-kilner
Themes: evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Dominic Kwiatkowski
Dept:      Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email:    dominic@sanger.ac.uk
Topic:  Natural genetic variation (in malaria)
WWW:    https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/kwiatkowski-group
Themes: functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, evolutionary biology, infection and immunity
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Mara Lawniczak
Dept:      Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email:    ml12@sanger.ac.uk
Topic:  Vector-parasite interactions
WWW:    https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/lawniczak-group
Themes: evolutionary biology, infection and immunity
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Hansong Ma
Dept:      Department of Genetics (Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research)
Email:    h.ma@gurdon.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  The genetics of Drosophila mitochondrial DNA and its influence on evolution and disease
WWW:    https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/ma
Themes: evolutionary biology, developmental and regenerative biology and medicine, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Andrea Manica
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    am315@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Evolutionary Ecology; Origin and evolution of anatomically modern humans
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/andrea-manica
Themes: evolutionary biology, ecology and conservation
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr  Inigo Martincorena
Dept:      Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email:    im3@sanger.ac.uk
Topic:  Somatic evolution
WWW:    https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/martincorena-group
Themes: cancer, evolutionary biology, developmental and regenerative biology and medicine
Students:Sorry no students can be taken this year


Name:     Dr Matthew Mason
Dept:      Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Email:    mjm68@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Function of the middle ear in vertebrates
WWW:    http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/matthew-mason
Themes: metabolic medicine, integrative and comparative physiology, evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Emily Mitchell
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    ek338@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Palaeocology and Evolutionary Ecology
WWW:    https://www.esc.cam.ac.uk/directory/emily-mitchell
Themes: evolutionary biology, ecology and conservation
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Edwige Mouroud
Dept:      Sainsbury Laboratory
Email:    edwige.moyroud@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Plant biology, Genetics, Development, Evolution, Flower, Molecular Biology, Imaging, Modeling, Pattern formation, Cell differentiation, Pollinator behaviour, Behavioural Ecology
WWW:    https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/moyroud-group
Themes: developmental and regenerative biology and medicine, evolutionary biology, plant biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Duncan Odom
Dept:      Department of Oncology (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute)
Email:    Duncan.Odom@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Systems biology of cellular phenotypes, regulation of miRNA expression, liver and pancreas biology
WWW:    http://www.cambridgecancer.org.uk/research-groups/odom-group
Themes: cancer, evolutionary biology, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Richard Preece
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    r.c.preece@zoo.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Malacology; Quaternary research
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/richard-preece
Themes: evolutionary biology
Students: Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome


Name:     Dr Olivier Restif
Dept:      Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email:    or226@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Infection dynamics, mathematical models, host-pathogen evolution
WWW:    http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/or226@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: evolutionary biology, infection and immunity
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Alan Robinson
Dept:      MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email:    alan.robinson@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Bioinformatics of mitochondrial metabolism and evolution
WWW:    http://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/people/alan-robinson
Themes: functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Henrik Salje
Dept:      Department of Genetics
Email:    henrik.salje@pasteur.fr
Topic:  Infectious disease dynamics
WWW:    https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: epidemiology and public health, evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Emilia Santos
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    es754@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Morphology and Evolution
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/emilia-santos
Themes: evolutionary biology, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr  Aylwyn Scally
Dept:      Department of Genetics
Email:    aos21@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Evolutionary genomics
WWW:    http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/directory/aylwyn-scally
Themes: evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Sebastian Schornack
Dept:      Sainsbury Laboratory
Email:    sebastian.schornack@slcu.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Common and contrasting processes in plant-pathogen interactions and symbiosis, developmental processes
WWW:    http://www.schornacklab.net
Themes: plant biology, evolutionary biology, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, infection and immunity, structural and molecular cell biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Derek Smith
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    d.smith@zoo.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Evolution of pathogens
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/derek-smith
Themes: evolutionary biology, infection and immunity, epidemiology and public health, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Claire Spottiswoode
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    cns26@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Bird behavioural ecology and life histories
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/claire-spottiswoode
Themes: evolutionary biology, ecology and conservation
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr John Sutherland
Dept:      MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email:    johns@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic:  Chemical origins of molecular biology
WWW:    https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/bill-sutherland
Themes: evolutionary biology, structural and molecular cell biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Nicholas Thomson
Dept:      Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email:    nrt@sanger.ac.uk
Topic:  Bacterial genomics and evolution
WWW:    https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/thomson-group
Themes: ecology and conservation, evolutionary biology, epidemiology and public health, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, infection and immunity
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Janet Thornton
Dept:      European Bioinformatics Institute
Email:    thornton@ebi.ac.uk
Topic:  Protein structure, function and evolution; ageing
WWW:    http://www.ebi.ac.uk/Thornton/
Themes: structural and molecular cell biology, evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Lucy  Weinert
Dept:      Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email:    lw461@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  The ecology and genomics of bacterial pathogens
WWW:    https://www.research.vet.cam.ac.uk/research-staff-directory/principal-investigators/disease-dynamics/lucy-weinert
Themes: Infection and immunity, evolutionary biology, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr John Welch
Dept:      Department of Genetics
Email:    jjw23@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  The causes of molecular evolution
WWW:    http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/directory/john-welch
Themes: evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Professor Eske Willerslev
Dept:      Department of Zoology
Email:    ew482@cam.ac.uk
Topic:  evolutionary biology, ancient DNA, megafaunal extinction
WWW:    http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/professor-eske-willerslev
Themes: evolutionary biology, ecology and conservation, functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


Name:     Dr Daniel Zerbino
Dept:      European Bioinformatics Institute
Email:    zerbino@ebi.ac.uk
Topic:  Genome analysis research
WWW:    https://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/zerbino
Themes: functional genomics, systems biology and genetic medicine, evolutionary biology
Students: Applications from potential students are welcome


There are 61 principal investigators