Molecular Ecology Laboratory

Welcome to the Molecular Ecology Research Group.

A male peacock with its tail feathers fanned.

We are part of the Evolution, Behaviour and Genomics Research Group in the School of Biosciences at the University of Sheffield.

A new and completely refurbished Molecular Ecology Laboratory was established in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences (now School of Biosciences) in September 1998.

The research group is headed by Professors Terry Burke, Roger Butlin and Jon Slate.

Current research interests include sexual selection and mating systems, population structure and avian genome analysis (see Projects page for more detail).

The laboratory is the home of the NERC Environmental Omics Visitor Facility. Researchers can apply to use the Facility, but those from overseas may be charged.

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