We explore why and how biodiversity evolves. The lab uses microbes to follow adaptation and diversification happening in real time. We also explore the impact of these fundamental evolutionary processes on applications in human health and the environment. Follow this link to our research page to find out more.
We also contribute to broader discussions on science in society. Our activities span a wide range including training, policy, communications, and development. Click here to go 'beyond the bench'.
UPDATE: a brief explainer on novel Coronavirus evolution and spread is here. And here is a piece on how the science informs policy.
Kassen Lab-inspired art takes top prize
We are very pleased to share a work of art inspired by Kassen Lab as part of Creative Reactions 2019. The program pairs artists with scientists, and we were lucky to have Christine Armstrong assigned to our lab. Her curiosity and bravery in taking on a specialist subject led to the award-winning work above. One photo is taken in daylight, the other in darkness, allowing the Pseudomonas bacteria featured in the painting to fluoresce.