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Dr Heather Allison B.A., B.Sc., Ph.D., FHEA

Reader Functional and Comparative Genomics


Personal Statement

Dr. Allison is a Reader in Microbiology in the Department of Functional and Comparative Genomics within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in the Institute of Integrative Biology. Dr. Allison received her Ph.D. from the College of Medicine at the University of Florida in 1997. She held a NIH-funded Postdoctoral Cariology Fellowship at the University of Rochester before moving to the University of Liverpool. Dr. Allison has been a member of academic staff at Liverpool since 2001.

Personal Distinctions

  • The impact of Stx prophage carriage on its host (Keynote Speech, Evergreen Conference 2011)
  • Stx phages & virulence gene dissemination (Invitation to Speak, EuroSciCon Conference 2010)
  • Stx phage mosaicism: lessons learned from genome sequencing (Invitation to Speak, Pasteur Institute 2010)
  • SEDA accreditation as a teacher in higher education (Staff and Educational Develpment Association 2008)
  • Invited speaker at Shanghai Jiaotong University (Invitation to Speak, Shanghai Jiaotong University 2008)
  • SGM 2008 (April) symposium on Horizontal Gene TRansfer: the Mobilome and Virulence (Invitation to Speak, Society for General Microbiology 2008)
  • EuroSciCon conference on Bacteriophage Applications (Invitation to Speak, EuroSciCon 2006)
  • Talk on Biology of Bacteriophages (Invitation to Speak, SGM 2005)
  • Microbial Infection Group Committee member (SGM) (2004-2008 2004)
  • Sir Alastair Pilkington Award (University of Liverpool 2004)
  • Edward H Hatton Award (American Association for Dental Research 1995)

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