Group Members

Des Higgins
Group Leader

About the Group

What we do

Research in the Higgins Group centres on developing new bioinformatics and statistical tools for evolutionary biologists. The laboratory collaborates on the widely used Clustal and T-Coffee programs for multiple sequence alignment, researches the use of multivariate statistical methods for analysis of microarray data sets and addresses molecular evolutionary questions using bioinformatics approaches: for example, the evolution of promoters, of introns and of noncoding RNA genes.