Professor Julian Parkhill

Research Interests

Julian is the Marks and Spencer Professor in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge. He uses genomics to study pathogen diversity and variation, how they affect virulence and transmission, and what they tell us about the evolution of pathogenicity and host interactions.

Currently, his group is using high-throughput genomic approaches to understand the evolution of bacterial pathogens on short and long timescales; how they transmit between hosts on a local and global scale, how they adapt to different hosts and how they respond to natural and human-induced selective pressures.

His research involves population genetics, phylogenetics and phylogeography, as well as phenotypic approaches such as RNASeq, and high-throughput mutagenesis.

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