Email: james.cotton@sanger.ac.uk

I am a senior staff scientist in the parasite genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. This is a small website to serve my publications list. I build genomes for helminth parasites, and work on population genomics of Leishmania, some helminth and some other parasites. I'm particularly interested in using genomic data to understand the epidemiology and evolution of eukaryotic parasites, using population genetic/genomic and comparative approaches.

Previous Positions

August 2007 - July 2010: RCUK Academic Fellow, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London

Feb 2006 - July 2007: postdoc, then research fellow in the Bioinformatics Lab at NUI Maynooth
Working on stuff about the origin of eukaryotes etc.

Feb 2003 - Feb 2006: postdoc with Mark Wilkinson in the Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, London
Doing supertrees..

Sep 1999 - Feb 2003: PhD student with Rod Page, in DEEB, University of Glasgow
Doing gene duplications..
Contact Me

James Cotton
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute,
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus,
CB10 1SA

01223 494864