Ben Longdon

I am a Wellcome Trust and Royal Society research fellow and Associate Professor in Host-Pathogen Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Exeter (Cornwall campus).

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Research Career

2016-Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of ExeterSir Henry Dale Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society
2014-2016Department of Genetics, University of CambridgeNERC Researcher Co-Investigator with Frank Jiggins
2012-2014Department of Genetics, University of CambridgeERC Post-Doctoral Researcher with Frank Jiggins
2012-2016Christ’s CollegeJunior Research Fellow
2007-2011Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of EdinburghPhD student, BBSRC Studentship, Co-supervised by Darren Obbard and Frank Jiggins (Cambridge)
2007Hawai`i Volcanoes National ParkUSGS Entomology Internship
2003-2006University of BristolBSc (Hons) Biology


My 2015 paper on changes in virulence following host shifts was highlighted as one of 42 outstanding articles as part of PLOS Pathogens’ 10th anniversary collection

PhD thesis awards:

The Sir Kenneth Mather Memorial Prize by The Genetics Society UK (2011) and the Alfred Russell Wallace Award from the Royal Entomological Society (2012)

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