Bioinformatics projects

Projects exploring methods for storing, retrieving, organizing and analyzing biological data.

  • Dating ecozone transitions in the Coleoptera and Diptera: A bioinformatic approach to global phylogeography
  • Assessing the taxonomic overlap between GenBank and the fungal herbarium at Kew Gardens
  • A sliding window approach to reporting systematically relevant information on regions of 18S and 28S rDNA genes within the Coleoptera
  • Heterotachy and patterns of natural selection in Coleoptera (Hexapoda) mitochondrial DNA
  • Investigating base composition heterogeneity in Bdelloid Rotifers and its implications for phylogenetic inference
  • Human evolutionary genetics using retroposed elements: Phylogenetic separation of humans from African great apes
  • Identification of regulatory elements in intergenic regions of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome by phylogenetic footprinting
  • Investigation of relationships between different measures of clade support
  • Patterns of morphological and molecular variation in cowries (Gastropoda: Cypraeidae)
  • On the performance of mitochondrial genomes and partitions for phylogenetic interference of ray finned fishes (Actinopterygian) on a macroevolutionary scale
  • A preliminary assessment of the Amphibian Phylogenetic Species-Area Relationship (P.S.A.R.), and a phylogenetic supertree of Amphibian families
  • Locating adaptive shifts in the barcoding gene COI
  • Molecular evolution and population genetics of yeasts
  • Morphological and Molecular evidence for new systematic placements for the parasitic wasp genera
  • Chriodes, Nonnus, Hellwigia and Skiapus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae): transfer of Skiapus and Hellwigia to the Ophioninae and reinstatement of the Nesomeschorinae stat. nov.
  • Mitochondrial genomes of nematodes – genome content, gene order and their phylogenetic utility
  • Incomplete data and clade imbalance: supertree versus supermatrix – can a phylogeny of asplenioid ferns be constructed from incomplete data?
  • Gnetales. Horizontal Gene Transfer. Questions in Biological Systematics
  • Isolation and characterisation of endogenous retroviruses from fish genomes, with comparison to those known from the human genome