Research Group Leader: Honour McCann
Our work is focused on understanding the origins of plant disease outbreaks, how pathogens adapt to novel hosts and coevolve with ancient ones.
Research Group Leader: Estienne Swart
Ciliates are diverse and widespread microbial eukaryotes. We are investigating two of their distinctive peculiarities: the extensive, developmental transformation of their germline genomes into somatic genomes, and their evolution of multiple alternative genetic codes.