Daniel Jeffares conducts research in molecular evolution and population genomics. His principle interest is in discovering and describing how genes, genomes and cellular biology interacts with the processes of molecular evolution.
He is organism-agnostic, having worked on plants (maize, Arabidopsis), a metazoan (the worm C. elegans), an avleolate (Plasmodium), a fungus (Schizosaccharomyces pombe), as well as more theoretical & comparative genomics projects. He has also looked at both very ancient events (eg: the RNA world) or very recent events (eg: malaria parasite diversity) and found interesting phenomena.
He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Biology at the University of York (UK).