Joseph Hughes
Email Joseph.Hughes at glasgow.ac.uk
Phone 0141 3304019
Location MRC University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
Sir Michael Stoker Building
464 Bearsden Road
G61 1QH

I am an evolutionary biologist with extensive experience in molecular evolution and computing.

I am particularly interested in understanding the evolutionary forces that have shaped the solutions that parasites and viruses have found to adapt to their host and how these adaptations have resulted in the huge diversity of pathogens.

My current research focuses on various aspects of evolution in human and animal viruses using the wealth of sequence data generated by high-throughput sequencers:

  • Intra-host virus diversity and evolution
  • Transmission network and disease outbreak analysis
  • Virus phylogenetics, recombination and reassortment
  • Immunoinformatics of T-cell receptors
  • Visualisation of large and complex datasets

I am collaborating with researchers within the Centre for Virus Research (Pablo Murcia, Emma Thomson, Sam Wilson), researchers within the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine (Roman Biek, Richard Reeve, Richard Orton) and researchers at Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Legnaro, Italy (Isabella Monne, Alice Fusaro).