Ben Longdon

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I am a Wellcome Trust and Royal Society research fellow and group leader at the University of Exeter (Cornwall campus).




Research Career


Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter

Sir Henry Dale Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society

Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge

NERC Researcher Co-Investigator with Frank Jiggins

Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge

ERC Post-Doctoral Researcher with Frank Jiggins
2012-2016 Christ’s College Junior Research Fellow

Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh

PhD student,  BBSRC Studentship, Co-supervised by Darren Obbard and Frank Jiggins (Cambridge)

2007 Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park USGS Entomology Internship
2003-2006 University of Bristol BSc (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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