Dr Shaun Heaphy

Associate Professor & Deputy Head of Department

Contact details

Office: 236, MSB

Telephone: (+44) (0)116 252 2973

Email: sh1@le.ac.uk

Personal details

I am Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Department at the University of Leicester.


  • University of Leicester students please see Blackboard.

I convene a first year course ‘The Cell. An introduction to cell and microbiology’ taught to all first year biologists at the University of Leicester. I teach on second and third year courses taught to students of Biological science degrees including medical microbiology, two of these are virology courses, one a microbial genomics course and one a science skills course.


  • Measuring the environmental genetic diversity of prokaryotes, pico-eukaryotes and viruses for both purposes of comparison and gene-mining to identify enzymes of biotechnological importance.
  • Quality assurance.

I am a trained assessor for both 3 and 4 year degree courses accredited by the Royal Society of Biology and act as an external examiner for University level Biological Science degrees.



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