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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...