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My research is orientated towards the development and application of modern genomic methodologies and bioinformatics pipelines, to gain further understanding on population genetic structuring, evolutionary patterns and life history variation. Research emphasis is given to aquatic organisms (mainly salmonid fish and crustaceans).

Current research includes: local adaptation; taxonomy and phylogeography; landscape genetics; genetic diversity, population connectivity, genetic tagging; genetic consequences of deliberate/accidental introductions of culture fish on wild populations; GSI; identification of QTLs; identification/delimitation of conservation and management units.

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My research group is currently recruiting one (possibly two) PDRAs in bioinformatics (adaptation genomics – wild and farm Atlantic salmon interactions). We are also recruiting two PDRAs to work metagenomics and metabarcoding projects (Food Web Interactions and Molecular methods for Environmental monitoring).

Providing that funding is available I am also open to PhD applications from individuals interested in my area of research interest.

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Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Biological Sciences

Research Students

Phd Title: Taxonomy and Phylogeography of the Arctic char in Ireland

Name: Noé Barthelemy

Years of Study: 2018-2021

Country: France


Phd Title: Population structure of lobster (Homarus gammarus) in Irish waters

Name: Cliodhna Surgenor

Years of Study: 2017-2021

Country: Northern Ireland

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