Dr Alistair Darby

CGR Co-Director

Alistair is Co-Director of the Centre for Genomic Research (CGR) at Liverpool and has >15 years experience as an applied entomologist. His main area of research in microbial/host interactions which covers his interest in arthropod symbiosis, pathogens and microbiomes. He has extensive experience in designing and analysing genomic and RNAseq data, including arthropod genomes; e.g., Nasonia wasp (Science), tsetse fly (Science), mite (GigaScience), and a new high quality version of the Diamondback moth genome sequence using the PacBio (data at lepbase.org). His research also use Single Cell Genomics and he is the lead for the CGR Single Cell Genomics Facility. He was promoted to a personal chair in 2019.