Dr Richard Badge

Dr Richard Badge
Lecturer in Bioinformatics


Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5042
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3378

E-Mail: rmb19@leicester.ac.uk


BA Hons (Oxon), PhD (Genetics)




Richard Badge grew up in the historic port city of Plymouth, United Kingdom. In 1989 he went up to study Pure and Applied Biology at Keble College, Oxford University. He then went on to complete a PhD in the evolutionary population biology and molecular genetics of fruit fly transposable elements at the University of Nottingham. After a postdoctoral period in Nottingham he secured a Wellcome Trust International Travelling Fellowship to work on human transposable elements at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. He completed his Fellowship in the Department of Genetics, University of Leicester in the group of Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys FRS. Now as Lecturer in Bioinformatics in the Department of Genetics he uses computational and molecular genomic methods to study human rodent and primate transposable elements.



Research Interests




BS7101, BS7120, BS7130 : MSc Bioinformatics

MSc Molecular Genetics

BS2040: Bioinformatics

BS2026: Genes

MB2051: Current Issues in Medical Genetics


Other Responsibilities


Co-convenor: MSc Bioinformatics

Convenor: BS2040: Bioinformatics

Academic Lead for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Analysis Support hub (B/BASH)

Organiser BEER (Bioinformatics Expertise Enabling Research) discussion group.

Outreach - talks to local schools on Genetics

University of Leicester iGEM Team Coordinator (http://igem.org/Main_Page)


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Contact Details

Department of Genetics
University of Leicester

Adrian Building
University Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3374

Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3378

E Mail: genetics@le.ac.uk


Interim Head of Department

Professor Alison Goodall