Meet our Group

Dr. Axel Barlow

Axel is a Lecturer in Molecular Biosciences at Nottingham Trent University and Principal Investigator of the Pleistocene Genomics Lab.

Axel is interested in the study of evolution in the broadest sense. His current focus is the use of palaeogenomic data which provides an “evolutionary time machine” to go back in time and sample ancient and extinct populations.

Axel has worked on a range of different animals, including carnivores, ungulates, snakes, lizards, tortoises and fish. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, herping, cooking Indian food, and dj’ing hardcore techno, electro and industrial music.

Find out more on Axel’s personal webpage

Dr. Johanna L.A. Paijmans

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
University of Cambridge / Nottingham Trent University

Johanna’s research interests are focused on the use of genomic and palaeogenomic tools to investigate population dynamics of animals through time under changing environments. She finds the use of ancient DNA in this context particularly exciting because it allows tracking genetic changes through time.

Find out more on Johanna’s personal webpage


We are always interested in working with people who share our passion for palaeogenomics and evolutionary biology. If you’d be interested in joining our group, then please get in touch to discuss different options and ideas.

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