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Richard Ellis

Richard Ellis is head of genome analysis and molecular biology discipline champion at the Animal and Plant Health Agency. After completing his DPhil from Oxford, he spent over 10 years in academia studying bacterial ecology and population genetics before joining APHA.

His work now focuses on the application of high-throughput sequencing technologies for understanding the evolution and spread of pathogens (both bacterial and viral, including zoonotics), for investigating diseases of unknown aetiology, and the integration into disease surveillance programmes.

APHA breaking new ground in the genomic surveillance of pathogens

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APHA is building increasingly more sophisticated tools to integrate full genome sequences with epidemiological information enabling visualisation of how disease is spreading. In this two-minute read, learn about how APHA is using this technology in practice.