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My main research interests are the causes and consequences of genetic variation in host and parasite populations. Topics include the genetic basis of resistance to pathogens, the evolution of pathogen genomes and the emergence of drug resistance in parasite populations. I am a director of the Centre for Genomic Research and most of the work in my lab uses genomic and bioinformatic methods including genome assembly, resequencing, epigenetics and gene expression.
Turner AK, Begon M, Jackson JA and Paterson S (2012) Evidence for selection at cytokine loci in a natural population of field voles (Microtus agrestis). Molecular Ecology vol 21 issue 7 pp 1632-1646