Welcome to the website of James McInerney's lab at the University of Nottingham.
The McInerney Research group at School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham is an evolutionary biology group that is interested in answering fundamental questions about the evolution of life on the planet.
The principal approach that we take is computational, and the data includes genomes, proteomes, metabolomic data and simulated data.
We are living in the golden age of data and in particular genomic data is being generated at a faster rate than most could have imagined a few years ago. In this research group we are using high performance computing, comparative genomics, phylogenetics, statistics, simulations and machine learning in order to turn data into knowledge.
The elements of life – protein domains, genes, gene clusters, genomes, communities, the global ecosystem – are inextricably linked in a complex, dynamic network and we are working to uncover this network.
Selected Recent Papers
PhD Position Available
Self-funded students only.