Current Projects

Origin and evolution of genetic variation in Britain

We are extending research into biology and genetic disease in the UK Biobank into a third evolutionary dimension with ancient British genomes and pathogen DNA. Supported by the Wellcome Trust and the Vallee Foundation.

Origin and evolution of dogs

When and where did the first dogs appear, and how did they evolve alongside humans? Supported by the European Research Council.

Origin and evolution of our species

How, when, and where did Homo sapiens originate and how did they interact with archaic humans such as Neandertals?