Professor Neil Hall
Director, Earlham Institute
Neil has been working in genomics for over 15 years. He has previously led research groups at the Sanger Institute, The Institute for Genomic Research, and the University of Liverpool. His research focusses on comparative and evolutionary genomics in pathogens (particularly parasitic protists) to understand the molecular basis of important phenotypes such as virulence and host specificity.
His group also apply genomics to the analysis of microbial communities in order to understand how they may influence health to respond to changing environments. Neil serves on the Wellcome Trust Biomedical Resources Committee and the BBSRC Exploring New Ways of Working Strategy Panel.