My group is  interested in plant genomics, ecology and evolution. The overlapping themes of research are:  (i) Polyploidy, (ii) Ecological genomics, (iii) Gymnosperm genomics, (iv) Giant genomes, (v) Telomeres and (vi) Repetitive DNA. (Please follow the links).

Our study systems are scattered across angiosperms, currently including Nicotiana (Solanaceae), Fritillaria (Liliaceae), Hyacinthoides (Asparagaceae), and Paphiopedilum (Orchidaceae).  In addition we undertake genomic research into the major groups of gymnosperms, especially Gnetophytes.