My Current Main Research Interests:

Causes of genetic diversity in natural populations

Proteomics and transcriptomics with emphasis on data analysis methods

Causes and consequences of paternal inheritance of mitochondrial DNA

Evolutionary genetic modelling of plankton populations

Comparative protein modelling and applications in evolutionary biology and medicine

See my LinkedIn and ResearchGate pages (links under my photo) for further information about me.

Areas of Expertise

  • In Research:
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Molecular Population Genetics
  • Biological Statistics and Modelling
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics


  1. & Structure-Related Differences between Cytochrome Oxidase I Proteins in a Stable Heteroplasmic Mitochondrial System. Genome Biology and Evolution 9(12), 3265-3281.
  2. & Acclimation, adaptation, traits and trade-offs in plankton functional type models: reconciling terminology for biology and modelling. Journal of Plankton Research 37(4), 683-691.
  3. & Bioenergetic analysis of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Clinical & Experimental Immunology 182(1), 69-80.
  4. & Genetic Variation Underlying Protein Expression in Eggs of the Marine Mussel Mytilus edulis. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics 8, 132-144.
  5. & Multiple Hypothesis Testing in Proteomics: A Strategy for Experimental Work. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics 10(3), M110.004374-M110.004374.
  6. & Proteomic Analysis of Eggs fromMytilus edulisFemales Differing in Mitochondrial DNA Transmission Mode. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics 12(11), 3068-3080.
  7. & The consequences of sample pooling in proteomics: An empirical study. ELECTROPHORESIS 30(17), 2967-2975.
  8. & Identification and characterisation of highly expressed proteins in sperm cells of the marine mussel Mytilus edulis. PROTEOMICS 12(12), 1949-1956.
  9. & Bayesian phylogenetics of Bryozoa. MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION 52, 904-910.
  10. & Non-linear dose-response of DNA-reactive genotoxins: Recommendations for data analysis. MUTATION RESEARCH-GENETIC TOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MUTAGENESIS 678, 95-100.
  11. & Scottish Mytilus trossulus mussels retain ancestral mitochondrial DNA: Complete sequences of male and female mtDNA genomes. GENE 456, 45-53.
  12. & The Evolution of an Osmotically Inducible dps in the Genus Streptomyces. PLoS ONE 8(4)
  13. & Confocal laser scanning microscopy method for in vivo bryozoan larvae identification. Marine Biodiversity Records 3
  14. & Analysis of Genotoxicity Data in a Regulatory Context. In (pp. 399-417).


  • PM-304 Biomolecular Research Project


  • PM-334 Biochemistry Literature Review and Communication

    Students will acquire a detailed knowledge of one topical research area of key importance to their particular degree scheme.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Deputy Head - College of Medicine

    2010 - 2013

  • Programme Director BSc Degrees in Biochemistry and Genetics

    2006 - 2013