Research in our group

Microbes, such as bacteria and viruses, evolve very quickly. Researchers can study a laboratory population for months or even years, watching evolution unfold before their eyes. One of the main goals in our research group is to model this process mathematically. This is exciting because the mathematical models allow us to make concrete predictions about evolution.

In particular, we are interested in the fate of new mutations which arise during adaptation. New mutations may help the microbe to adapt to changing climates, to infect a new host, or to develop resistance to antibiotics.

My other research interests include:
mobile genetic elements,
in-host modelling of HIV,
positron tomography,
theoretical neuroscience,
and many other applications of mathematics to biology.

My publications are listed here. I also keep a list of publications organized by research topic, which is out-of-date but gives an idea of previous work in the group.


People in the group publications graduate work? my former garage band
(these four photos are actually links; you can hover to find out more)