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Professor Mark Pallen


Mark PallenI have been Professor of Microbial Genomics at the University of Warwick since April 2013 and have served as
Acting Head of the Division of Translational and Systems Medicine and Head of the Microbiology and Infection Unit at Warwick Medical School. 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. For more information on my research activities, see the Pallen Group web page and my research profile.

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 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
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