The Johnston Lab

The Johnston Lab is based at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Edinburgh. Our research interests centre on using genomic information to understand selection and evolution in wild and domesticated populations. We answer questions on sexual selection, immunity and recombination using genomic data collected from various vertebrate species, including sheep, red deer, Atlantic salmon and house sparrows.


August 2019: Lucy Peters presented her latest PhD work investigating genomic signatures of ongoing sexual conflict in Red deer at the European Society of Evolutionary Biology in Turku, Finland. You can watch it again here: