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Prof Steve Paterson

Professor of Genetics Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour

    Research

    Infectious disease genomics

    Paterson is a population geneticist working primarily on genetic diversity in host-parasite interactions. He was one of the first to apply next-generation sequencing to experimental evolution, and demonstrated that co-evolution between hosts and parasites accelerated rates of molecular evolution. He has worked on field, clinical and experimental systems and leads a NERC large grant of £3.2m to study immunological variation in the wild.

    Environmental Genomics

    Paterson is a node director for the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility (NBAF) and a director of the Centre for Genomic Research at Liverpool. This role provides expert advice and delivery of genomics and bioinformatics to the environmental community in the UK, particularly on non-model organisms, environmental samples and for ecological and evolutionary research.

    Research Grants

    The genetic basis of reproductive isolation through intragenomic conflict

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    April 2019 - April 2022

    How is behaviour constrained within typical sex roles?

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    April 2020 - March 2023

    Ecological drivers of intragenomic conflict resolution

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    February 2018 - January 2021

    Vaccines for animal parasites (PARAGONE)

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    October 2016 - March 2019

    Impacts of climate-driven evolution on plant-soil interactions and ecosystem functioning

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    September 2017 - September 2020

    Mechanisms for acquisition and transmission of successful antibiotic resistant pneumococcal clones pre- and post-vaccination

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    July 2017 - July 2020

    Community evolution in soil

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    April 2017 - March 2020

    Genetic factors contributing to White Nose Syndrome tolerance in North American and European Myotis-bats -EVOLWNS

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    November 2016 - October 2018

    Advanced 'omic analyses in the natural environment

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    April 2016 - March 2017

    Genetic and molecular basis of triclabendazole resistance in Fasciola hepatica

    BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

    March 2017 - June 2020

    Limits to Adaptation

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    May 2016 - May 2021

    The NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility (NBAF) at the University of Liverpool 2014-15 - Main Budget

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    April 2016 - March 2018

    Immunodynamics and Infectious disease risk in the natural environment

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    February 2015 - July 2020

    Research Collaborations

    Prof D Williams

    Internal

    Helminth infection

    Prof JE Hodgkinson

    Internal

    Helminth genomics

    Prof C Winstanley

    Internal

    Pseudomonas infection

    Dr S Plaistow

    Internal

    Prof M Brockhurst

    External: University of Sheffield

    Experimental evolution

    Prof J Bradley

    External: University of Nottingham

    Prof G Hurst

    Internal

    Supervise PhD student, analysis of microarray data

    Prof ME Begon

    Internal

    Co-investigator Wellcome grant, zoonotic disease
    Co-supervisor NERc quota studentship (Stephanie Gebert)

    Prof J Hurst

    Internal

    Co-supervisor PhD student (Amy Sherborne)

    Prof M Boots

    External: University of California at Berkeley

    Evolutionary Biology