Six PhD opportunities available @ Friman lab; read more HERE
We are guest editing a special issue of Genes "Coevolution of Hosts and their Microbiome"
Find more information and directions to submit from HERE
We are organising a symposium 13: Pathogen evolution during chronic infections. Abstract submission deadline 15th of January 2018
Read our opinion piece about phage therapy here:
Silk route to the acceptance and re-implementation of phage therapy
Read my blog about phage therapy @ Conversation:
Soviet-era treatment could be the new weapon in the war against antibiotic resistance
We are interested in eco-evolutionary dynamics of species interactions in multi-trophic communities and how microbial communities affect the fitness and survival of higher level organisms. We combine experimental evolution laboratory approach with environmental sampling and field experiments and work with various microbes including bacteria, bacteriophages, protists and their associated ‘host’ organisms (e.g. tomato). We’re also interested in how abiotic factors shape the evolution of species interactions and how rapid adaptation might feedback and affect the composition, stability and the functioning of complex microbial communities. Elucidating these processes is especially important for understanding disease dynamics, which are often shaped by the host-associated microbial communities that form the first line of defence against the invading pathogens.
Our main interests include
Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology
Department of Biology (L012)
University of York
Honorary Guest Professor
Nanjing Agricultural University
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