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WHO Collaborating Centre

for Modelling, Evolution and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases

Studying at Cambridge


Professor Julian Parkhill

Head of Pathogen Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute


Julian Parkhill has been involved in the genomic analysis of a large number of bacteria from a wide diversity of genera, including Bordetella, Burkholderia, Campylobacter, Chlamydia, Clostridium, Corynebacterium, Escherichia, Haemophilus, Mycobacterium, Neisseria, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Yersinia and many others. He currently leads the bacterial genomics group at Sanger, and is an honorary professor at the University of Oxford, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was elected as a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences in 2009, and the American Academy of Microbiology in 2012.

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