Answering questions about how evolution works on a universal scale underpins my scientific
interests. My research involves exploring ancient viral evolution by means of endogenous viral elements (EVEs), particularly those whose presence is not readily explained by replication that involves obligate host genome integration. EVEs provide snapshots of ancient viruses, providing a evolutionary context in which to study modern viral disease and contributing to our understanding of the delicate host-virus relationship.
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Book Chapters (in press)
*Mourikis, T., *Aswad, A., & Katzourakis, A. The endogenisation of retroviruses and their lasting influence on host evolution in Elsevier Encyclopaedia of Evolutionary Biology Elsevier (*Joint first)
Aswad, A. & Katzourakis, A. Paleovirology: The study of endogenous viral elements in Virus Evolution: Current Research and Future Directions. Caister Academic Press