The Huttley Group focusses on understanding what processes shape the distribution of genetic variation. We have a particular interest in understanding the influence of factors affecting mutation and how best to represent these effects in statistical models. The driving biological questions lie in the realm of population and molecular evolutionary genetics. The nature of our work is largely computational and statistical. We spend considerable effort in the development of new statistical models and implementing those in software.
|Bioinformatic / Computational methods||Current|
|Domestic applicants for PhDs in Ecology & Evolution||Current|
|Metagenomics and the analysis of microbial genomes||Current|
|Molecular evolution and Phylogenetics||Current|
|Statistical methods of sequence divergence||Current|
Group research focus
Understanding the factors influencing mutation can improve mutation detection techniques, identify diagnostic signatures of disease-causing mutagen