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Professor Alistair Darby B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. (Dic), Ph.D.

PI and Co-Director of the Centre for Genomic Research Infection Biology & Microbiomes


Personal Statement

Alistair is a Co-Director of the Centre for Genomic Research (CGR) at Liverpool and has 20 years of experience in microbiome and microbial/host interactions. He has an international track record working on human and zoonotic pathogens and their vectors. He is a scientist who uses genomic techniques to unlock biology. His research combines molecular biology, technology, and bioinformatics to provide this understanding of host-microbe interactions. This means that his work is multidisciplinary and highly collaborative. He sees his role as providing the genomic expertise to aid the understanding of varied biological systems, bringing unique skills to research teams.

He has a B.Sc. in Biology (Hons), with a 2:i classification, from the University of York, UK, which he obtained in 1997. He completed a M.Sc. (Dic) in Applied Entomology at Imperial College, UK, in 1998. He Ph.D. was on aphid symbiosis under the supervision of Prof. A.E. Douglas at the University of York, UK, 2003.