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Our group specialises in computational biology and bioinformatics, particularly for microbial genomics, but also in humans and plants. We have interests in taxonomy and classification of microbes, and the relationships between genome evolution and the different capabilities of organisms. We aim to understand links between genome and phenotype, such as the ability to produce - or resist - antibiotics, to produce enzymes and other products of biotechological value, the responses of human and plant cells to disease and infection, and the ways in which microbial pathogens interact with and control their hosts.
We study these areas using a range of techniques including phylogenetics and phylogenomics, comparative genomics and pangenomics, and mathematical and structural modelling.
You can follow the group (@SCompBiol), or me personally (@widdowquinn) on Twitter.
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Bachelor of Arts, Open University
Bachelor of Science, University Of Strathclyde
Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Strathclyde
Senior Editor, American Society for Microbiology
- Computational Biology
- Systems Biology
- Host-Microbe Interactions
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Targeted Innovation in the UK Seed Potato Industry to Improve Productivity and Quality
1/09/19 → 31/01/21
cazy_webscraper: local compilation and interrogation of comprehensive CAZyme datasetsHobbs, E. E. M., Gloster, T. MN. & Pritchard, L., 3 Dec 2022, (Submitted) Long Island, New York, NY, USA, 19 p.
Research output: Working paperFile9 Downloads (Pure)
Exploiting breakdown in nonhost effector-target interactions to boost host disease resistanceMcLellan, H., Harvey, S. E., Steinbrenner, J., Armstrong, M. R., He, Q., Clewes, R., Pritchard, L., Wang, W., Wang, S., Nussbaumer, T., Dohai, B., Luo, Q., Kumari, P., Duan, H., Roberts, A., Boevink, P. C., Neumann, C., Champouret, N., Hein, I., Falter-Braun, P., & 3 others, 22 Aug 2022, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 119, 35, 12 p., e2114064119.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
2020 Metabolomics Publication Award
Mendez, Kevin (Recipient), Pritchard, Leighton (Recipient), Reinke, Stacey (Recipient) & Broadhurst, David (Recipient), 11 Mar 2020
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
The Royal Statistical Society (External organisation)
Leighton Pritchard (Member)20 Dec 2022 → …
Activity: Membership types › Membership of network
Access Microbiology (Journal)
Leighton Pritchard (Peer reviewer)12 Dec 2022
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Journal peer review