Our work focuses on how antagonism in nature drives evolutionary change. We work with bacteria, bacteriophages and protozoa because these organisms are incredibly important and amazing. These organisms have short generations times which allows us to observe and study evolution as it takes place in the laboratory.I addition, we are pursuing projects that develop new solutions for NZ agriculture that use bacteriophages to protect our primary industries.
While the central principle that unites the projects is an interest in evolutionary processes, this has taken many shapes and is constantly evolving. You can read more about some of the individual directions by following the links on the left. If you are interested in our honeybee project you can also visit the ABAtE project page here. Thanks for stopping by!
We are currently engaged in projects that have recieved funding from the following oganizations: