Research Interests

My background in ecology and evolution has strongly influenced my research interests. The broad questions on processes and interactions within evolutionary systems are what interest me most. Modern high-throughput sequencing is an excellent tool to explore natural variation since it provides unparalleled resolution into the evolutionary process. While my undergraduate studies focused on organismal evolution and ecology, my postgraduate studies sparked my interest in investigating the evolutionary process on a microscopic scale. My postgraduate experience is now providing me insight into evolution within an organism when looking at the genesis and evolution of cancer within a patient.

My research interests are now also underpinned by an enjoyment for writing software and creating tools for others to use. This has involved the sole development of and contribution to many internal and external pipelines, tools and platforms.


Riley, L. R., Cowley, M. J., Gayevskiy, V., et al (2016). A SLC39A8 variant causes manganese deficiency, and glycosylation and mitochondrial disorders. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease. DOI: 10.1007/s10545-016-0010-6 | PDF

Heimer, G. et al. (2016). MECR Mutations Cause Childhood-Onset Dystonia and Optic Atrophy, a Mitochondrial Fatty Acid Synthesis Disorder. The American Journal for Human Genetics, 99 (6): 1229-1244. 10.1016/j.ajhg.2016.09.021 | PDF

Gayevskiy, V., Lee, S. & Goddard, M. R. (2012). European derived Saccharomyces cerevisiae colonisation of New Zealand vineyards aided by humans. FEMS Yeast Research, 16 (7), fow091. DOI: 10.1093/femsyr/fow091 | PDF

Kumar, K. R. et al. (2016). Defining the genetic basis of early onset hereditary spastic paraplegia using whole genome sequencing. Neurogenetics, 17: 265-270. 10.1007/s10048-016-0495-z | PDF

Merlevede, J. et al. (2016) Mutation allele burden remains unchanged in chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia responding to hypomethylating agents. Nature Communications, 7:10767 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10767 | PDF

Gayevskiy, V., & Goddard, M. R. (2016) Saccharomyces eubayanus and Saccharomyces arboricola reside in North Island native New Zealand forests. Environmental Microbiology, 18 (4), pp. 1137-1147. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.13107 | PDF

Rogers, S., McCloy, R., Parker, B., Chaudhuri, R., Gayevskiy, V., Hoffman, N., Watkins, D., Daly, R., James, D., Burgess, A. (2015). Dataset from the global phosphoproteomic mapping of early mitotic exit in human cells. Data in Brief, 5, 45-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2015.08.010 | PDF

McCloy, R., Parker, B., Rogers, S., Chaudhuri, R., Gayevskiy, V., Hoffman, N., Ali, N., Watkins, N., Daly, R., James, D., et al (2015). Global Phosphoproteomic Mapping of Early Mitotic Exit in Human Cells Identifies Novel Substrate Dephosphorylation Motifs. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, 14 (8), pp. 2194-2212. DOI: 10.1074/mcp.M114.046938 | PDF

Gayevskiy V., Klaere S., Knight S., Goddard M.R. (2014) ObStruct: A Method to Objectively Analyse Factors Driving Population Structure Using Bayesian Ancestry Profiles. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85196. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085196 | PDF

Gayevskiy, V. & Goddard, M. R. (2012). Geographic delineations of yeast communities and populations associated with vines and wines in New Zealand. ISME Journal, 6 (7), pp. 1281-1290. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2011.195 | PDF


2016 - AGTA Conference Poster

2015 - AGTA Conference Poster

2014 - NZMEC Symposium Talk

2014 - NZ Phylogenomics Meeting Talk

2011 - Romeo Bragato Conference Talk

2010 - New Zealand Microbiological Society (NZMS) Conference Talk


2016 - Taught the copy number variation and variant filtration sections of the Cancer Genomics Workshop hosted by BioPlatforms Australia in Melbourne

2015 - Taught the copy number variation and variant filtration sections of the Cancer Genomics Workshop hosted by BioPlatforms Australia in Canberra

2015 - Short talk on Seave at the Clinical Genomics workshop hosted at the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics