Find an evolutionary biology expert to comment in the media
How journalists can find and get in touch with an academic from the Milner Centre for Evolution to comment in written media, radio and tv.
Evolutionary biology underpins the whole of the life sciences. Through the Milner Centre for Evolution, we aim to understand how and why species change over time. We aim to answer fundamental evolutionary questions such as:
- why do we have about the same number of genes as a worm but many fewer than rice?
- given our modest number of genes, why do we have such a large amount of DNA?
- can we predict which species are likely to survive a mass extinction?
We are also interested in applying evolutionary research to address real-world problems.
Our academic experts are working in a range of different areas such as biology, biochemistry, health and education.
We can comment on a wide range of topics, including:
- antibiotic resistance
- diet and immunity
- evolution of behaviour
- evolution of genes
- evolution of sex
- evolutionary trees
- gene therapy
- genome sequencing
- how plants respond to their environment
- mass extinction
- nature versus nurture
- stem cells
- tracking superbug epidemics
- why microbes make you ill
Previous media experience
Our academic experts have extensive experience of commenting in the media on evolutionary biology topics.
Dr Nick Longrich, palaeontologist, comments in the media:
- 'Briton Discovers New Species Of Dinosaur', on Sky News
- 'Meet 'Hellboy': New Spiky-Headed Dinosaur Found', on National Geographic
We publish regularly in The Conversation:
Find an expert and get in touch with them
The easiest way to get in touch with an expert on a particular topic is through our press office.
Contact our Press Officer Vicky Just with your requirements and she will put you in touch with one of our experts.