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Neil Hall


Neil Hall


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Neil Hall has been working in genomics for over 15 years. He has previously led research groups at the Sanger Institute, The Institute for Genomic Research, and The University of Liverpool. His research focuses on comparative and evolutionary genomics in pathogens (particularly parasitic protists) to understand the molecular basis of important phenotypes such as virulence and host specificity. His group also apply genomics to the analysis of microbial communities in order to understand how they may influence health or respond to changing environments. Neil serves on the Wellcome Trust Biomedical Resources Committee and the BBSRC Exploring New Ways of Working Strategy Panel.


Genomic changes during evolution of animal parasitism in eukaryotes.

Leckenby A, Hall N. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2015 Dec;35:86-92. doi: 10.1016/j.gde.2015.11.001. Epub 2015 Nov 27.

A comprehensive benchmarking study of protocols and sequencing platforms for 16S rRNA community profiling.

D'Amore, Ijaz U, Schirmer M, Kenny JG, Gregory R, Darby AC, Shakya M, Podar M, Quince, Hall N. BMC Genomics. 2016 Jan 14;17:55. doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-2194-9.

Whole-genome sequencing of Trypanosoma brucei reveals introgression between subspecies that is associated with virulence.

Goodhead I, Capewell P, Bailey JW, Beament T, Chance M, Kay S, Forrester S, MacLeod A, Taylor M, Noyes H, Hall N. MBio. 2013 Aug 20;4(4). pii: e00197-13. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00197-13.

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