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Professor John Brookfield is a British population geneticist. He is Professor of Evolutionary Genetics at the University of Nottingham, in the School of Biology. Professor Brookfield is interested in how the genomes evolve and has recently focussed on the evolution of DNA sequences which control development, particularly in Drosophila, and on the evolution of transposable elements. He received his BA in Zoology from the University of Oxford 1976, his Ph.D. in Population Genetics at the University of London in 1980. Following a post as Research Demonstrator in Genetics at the University College of Swansea from 1979-1981, he became a Visiting Fellow in the Laboratory of Genetics at The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, North Carolina from 1981-1983. Returning to the UK, he became a Lecturer in Genetics at the University of Leicester from 1983-1986. He is now Professor of evolutionary genetics at the University of Nottingham.
Here Professor Brookfield explains Evolutionary Genetics.
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