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Dr Eamonn Mallon

Associate Professor
Department of Genetics and Genome Biology
University of Leicester
United Kingdom


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.

Research Interest

Genetics and Genome Biology


  • Lonsdale, Z.N., Lee, K.D., Kyriakidou, M., Amarasinghe, H.E., Nathanael, D., O'Connor, C.J. & Mallon, E.B. (2017) Allele specific expression and methylation in the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris . PeerJ 5:e3798.

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