Our research seeks to understand the mechanisms underlying sexual selection and sexual conflict.
We investigate the evolutionary potential of male-female interactions
and identify the molecular agents of sexual conflict.
Our applied research programme translates our findings from
evolutionary biology into novel routes for pest control.
We use a
combination of classical and molecular genetics, life history studies
and, increasingly, genomics and bioinformatics to study how male-female
interactions drive evolutionary change. We work with fruitflies
because of their astonishing genetic utility and ease of manipulation.
We have our own weekly lab meetings
and journal club debates, but do also venture out of the lab occasionally...