Projects

Below you can find details of the different projects we are working on at the moment, as well as information on past projects carried out by the group

The Aphid Project

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We use aphids and especially the pea aphid as model systems to explore a range of issues in population and evolutionary biology. There is a growing community of researchers using the pea aphid to study questions in fields as diverse as community ecology and insect biochemistry. The importance of the pea aphid is likely to increase now that the insect's complete genome sequence has been published. Read more »

 

The Insect Vector Project

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A homing endonuclease gene (HEG) codes for a protein that, in the heterozygous state, causes a double-strand break in the wildtype chromosome exactly opposite the site where the HEG is inserted. The double-strand break is repaired using the homologous chromosome as a template, and this causes the HEG to be copied from one chromosome to another. Read more »

 

Biodiversity informatics & taxonomy

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Biodiversity informatics is part of the broader "Environmental eScience Revolution" and a special issue of the Transactions of the Royal Society A was published in 2009 with papers from a meeting held at the Royal Society in 2008 as well as papers from participants in NERC's eScience programme. Read more »

 

Old Projects

Projects

All our older projects that we've worked on can be found in this section. Read more »