The University of Hull Bioinformatics Lab
We are in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Hull. The lab is run by Dr Dave Lunt (@davelunt) on behalf of the EvoHull group. We work primarily on genomic datasets investigating evolutionary patterns and processes.
Some of the projects ongoing include
The evolutionary genomics of reproductive mode
This is a NERC funded grant between Dave Lunt (@davelunt) in Hull and Mark Blaxter at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Amir Szitenberg (@szitenberg) is the PDRA in Hull investigating the way in which changes in reproductive mode drive changes in genome content and structure.
ReproPhylo- Reproducible Phylogenomics
ReproPhylo is a python environment for phylogenomics giving the researcher tools for large scale data analysis while quietly assuring that the experimental datasets, provenance, and actions are recorded to deliver a reproducible experiment. Amir Szitenberg (@szitenberg) and Dave Lunt (@davelunt) have worked on this.
Metabarcoding and eDNA analysis
We are using and developing bioinformatic approaches to analyse community metabarcoding data, including environmental DNA (eDNA). The metaBEAT pipeline developed by @chrishah is part of this approach.
Evolutionary comparative genomics
We use bioinformatic approaches to investigate and characterise the patterns and processes of genome evolution. These include genomic changes with change in reproductive mode, adaptation, and speciation.