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Adam Eyre-Walker
Professor of Biology (Evolution, Behaviour and Environment)
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Research

My principle research interest is the role that natural selection plays in molecular evolution, particularly in humans and other mammals. Within this broad field I have concentrated on three main topics: (i) the role of natural selection in the evolution of "junk" DNA, (ii) the rate of deleterious mutation, and (iii) the rate of adaptive evolution. I also have an interest in whether mitochondria recombine and the sociology of science.
See also the http://www.sussex.ac.uk/lifesci/eyre-walkerlab/