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Professor Mark Pallen


Mark PallenI have been Professor of Microbial Genomics at the University of Warwick since April 2013.

NB: From April 2017, I will be Research Leader at the Quadram Institute and Professor of Microbial Genomics at the University of East Anglia.

I am dually qualified as a scientist (BA from Cambridge, PhD from Imperial) and as a medic/clinical bacteriologist (MBBS from London Hospital, MD from Barts, FRCPath), and benefit from Research-Council funding for both bioinformatics and laboratory-based molecular bacteriology projects. My research interests focus on bacterial pathogenesis and the exploitation of sequence data, particularly high-throughput sequencing data.

In recent years, I have taught on microbiology and human genome evolution: my recent lectures and research talks are available on my YouTube channel

I am the author of The Rough Guide to Evolution, a popular and wide-ranging introduction to Charles Darwin, the theory of evolution and their ramifications in science and society.

Read the five-star reviews!: "A Grand and Glorious Guide to Evolution..."

Contact Details
Microbiology and Infection Unit,
Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
024 761 50392 | E-mail:

NB: these contact details will change in April 2017

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