Hello, I'm Robert Gifford
I'm interested in viruses and understanding how they evolve.
My research encompasses three interlinked themes: (i) long-term co-evolutionary history of viruses and their hosts. (ii) impact of viruses on host genomes. (iii) impact of human activity on virus ecology and evolution.
I also lead the development of GLUE, a software environment designed specifically to facilitate comparative analysis of genomic data.