Virology | Evolution | Genomics

Rob Gifford.

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.