Professor Mark A. Jobling

Professor Mark JoblingProfessor of Genetics
Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Basic Biomedical Science


Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3427
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3378

E-Mail: maj4@le.ac.uk

 

BA, DPhil (Oxon)

 

Background

I was brought up and educated in Durham, and went to the University of Oxford to study Biochemistry in 1981. I then did a DPhil at the Genetics Laboratory there, where I developed an interest in human Y chromosomes. In 1992 I moved to the Department of Genetics in Leicester to study human Y chromosome diversity, under an MRC Training Fellowship, where I have remained until today, currently under the second renewal of a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship.

Research

Research Interests

Research Team

Publications

Teaching

BS2026 Genes, Development & Inheritance

BS3000 Evolutionary Genetics

MB1031 Introduction to Medical Bioscience B

MB2051 Current Issues in Medical Genetics

NS3016 Natural Sciences module on Evolution

MSc Infection & Immunity

External examiner for BSc and MSci Human Genetics, University of Nottingham, 2010-2013

External examiner for MSc Human Molecular Genetics, Imperial College London, 2014-2018

Other Responsibilities

Research theme leader, Genome Science

REF2014 academic lead, UoA5 (Biological Sciences)

Chair, University Research Integrity Working Group

College academic representative, University Concordat Steering Group

Member, College Research Committee

Member, College Research Implementation Group

Organiser, EMBO Conference on Human Evolution, Leicester, April 1-4 2014

Funding Bodies and Editorial Boards

Member, Wellcome Trust Molecules, Genes & Cells Funding Committee (2007-11)

Member, Wellcome Trust Peer Review College

Committee Member for Area ‘E’ (evolutionary, ecological and population genetics), The Genetics Society

Editorial advisory panel, Nature Communications

Editorial board, Annals of Human Genetics

Editorial board, Human Biology

Editorial board, contributor of bi-monthly commentaries, Investigative Genetics

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Public Engagement

I have a strong commitment to engaging the public about genetics, and have given over 30 public talks in the last 5 years to groups including family history societies, U3A, and schools. I give annual talks on DNA in forensics as part of GENIE's Dynamic DNA event for year-9 students and their teachers. If you are interested in a talk from me on human or medical genetics, human evolution, forensics, genetic genealogy, ancestry testing, or genetics in historical studies, get in touch.

PhD Projects

Departmental PhD Project page for this Supervisor: Prof M. Jobling

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