Dr Eamonn Mallon

Dr Eamonn Mallon

Associate Professor of  Evolutionary Biology

Associate Dean for Research (College of Life Sciences)


Personal details

BA Hons. (Mod.), PhD

I was born in Dublin. After completing a BA(mod) in Zoology at Trinity College, Dublin, I studied for a PhD in ant colony self organisation with Professor Nigel Franks at the University of Bath. A move to Switzerland and bumblebees followed, where I worked with Professor Paul Schmid-Hempel at the ETH Zurich. At the ETH, I studied the role of immunity in pollinator behaviour. This continued when I took up my position at the University of Leicester. My current research involves studying epigenetic factors in social insects.


  • 2001-2004: TMR Research Fellow, ETH Zurich
  • 1997-2001: PhD, University of Bath (Supervisor: Nigel Franks)
  • 1992-1997: BA (Hons), Trinity College Dublin, Natural Sciences (Zoology)


Websites/social media

Social Epigenetics Lab
Google Scholar

Need a reference? (from the webpage of Yannick Wurm, QMUL)



For a full list of publications have a look at our lab webpage or Google Scholar



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Contact Details

Department of Genetics
University of Leicester

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Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3374
E Mail: genetics@le.ac.uk

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