Professor Charalambos P. Kyriacou
Professor of Behavioural Genetics
Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3430
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3378
BSc (Birmingham) PhD (Sheffield)
Bambos was born in Camden and spent his school years in North London. During the week he helped out in his father’s restaurant in Finchley, and during the summers he worked in the local graveyard. He went to Birmingham at 17 and read Psychology, where one of his lecturers turned his attention towards behavioural genetics. His PhD in this subject using Drosophila was carried out jointly in the Departments of Psychology and Genetics in Sheffield. After spending one year in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh as a Demonstrator, he moved to Brandeis University in Boston, where he worked with Jeff Hall on the neurogenetics of sexual and circadian behaviour in flies. He continued this collaboration into the 1980’s and 1990’s, and was involved in the pioneering molecular analyses of fly behavioural genes, first in Edinburgh, then in the Genetics department at Leicester, where he has worked since 1984.
BS3041 Evolutionary Genetics: Course Convenor
BS3018 Genes and Development
MSc Bioinformatics course, which he designed and started about a decade ago
In the medical school, he teaches population and quantitative genetics to first year students and neurogenetics and development to second years.