Ash Porter


I am currently working on the evolutionary dynamics of SARS-CoV-2, including how Variants of Concern are evolving, the geographical importation/exportation of lineages and applying epidemiological information into evolutionary models. I am working with Dr Sebastian Duchene and his group, and the MDU. Previously, I finished my PhD with Professor Eddie Holmes working on human and wildlife viruses, including identifying novel viruses from diverse environments, using ancient viruses to estimate rates and dates of viral evolution and using co-phylogenetic analysis to look at virus-host codivergence.

  • Contact Details
  • Current Research Focus

    Zoonotic viral evolution, virus-host relationships

    Field of ResearchDescription
    3104Evolutionary biology
    3107Microbiology
  • Key Skills
    • genomics
    • bioinformatics
    • Evolutionary biology
    • Virology
  • Looking to collaborate?

    I am looking for collaborators who are also interested in zoonotic viral pathogens, and host-virus relationships at the human-wildlife interface. I would welcome potential collaborators from a diverse range of backgrounds and skills.