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

PI and Co-Director of the Centre for Genomic Research Functional and Comparative Genomics


Personal Statement

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 His research also uses single cell genomics and his is the lead for the CGR single cell genomics facility.