Dave Gerrard, PhD


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MSc Genomic Medicine (Programme Director)

Examinations Officer (Genetics; Molecular Biology)

Units taught

Year 1 Data Handling Skills (within BIOL10401, BIOL10412, BIOL10422)

BIOL21232 - Fundamentals of Evolutionary Biology (Unit Coordinator)

BIOL31391 - Evolution of Genes, Genomes & Systems (Unit Coordinator)

BIOL31301 - Post-Genome Biology

BIOL31402 - Human Genetics and Evolution

Tutorials, Medical PBL, Disserations, Projects.




Bioinformatic approaches to genetics and development


PhD - The Molecular Evolution of Sex Chromosomes.

The University of Birmingham. Oct 2001 – Feb 2005

MSc - Bioinformatics.

The University of Manchester. Sept 2000 - Sept 2001.

BSc - Zoology.

ImperialCollege, The University of London. Sept 1995 - Aug 1998

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Areas of expertise

  • Q Science (General)
  • Bioinformatics
  • Evolutionary biology
  • informatics
  • evolution
  • Evolutionary developmental biology
  • gene expression
  • gene regulation
  • development
  • embryology
  • R
  • next-generation sequencing
  • coding
  • population genetics
  • molecular evolution
  • Genomics
  • QH426 Genetics
  • QH301 Biology

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Institute for Data Science and AI
  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


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