Professor Martin Llewellyn


Hon General Secretary (2023-)

Professor of Molecular Ecology, University of Glasgow

Martin Llewellyn is a Professor of Molecular Ecology at the University of Glasgow. Martin did his PhD at the LSHTM under Michael Miles and spent several joyous years chasing Trypanosoma cruzi reservoir hosts around different countries in Latin America including Venezuela, Bolvia and Brazil. In an effort to avoid long haul flights, and with more than a passing interest in marine ecosystems (70% of the earth’s surface, by the way) Martin branched out into fish parasites. With the help of a Marie Curie Fellowship, he travelled to Quebec City, Canada to eat poutine and join Louis Bernatchez’s lab at the Univerite de Laval. After a stint at the Universty of Wales, Bangor, working with Simon Creer, Martin joined the University of Glagow. 

Martin runs an eclectic lab working across a variety of different disease systems - Chagas Disease, Leishmania, amoebic gill disease, sea lice, with a common theme of leveraging population genomic tools to understanding parasite ecology and epidemiology 

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