bacpop (bacterial population genomics & modelling)

We are the Pathogen Informatics and Modelling group at EMBL-EBI (also known as the Lees Group).

We aim to develop innovative, ethical and sharable approaches which help realise the power of sequencing to control pathogen threats. We are interested in both producing methods, and generating biological insights by applying these methods to data from a range of sources.

Our current main areas of work are:

For more information about these areas, see our research.

Find out more

To learn who we are and who we work with, see about us. Current vacancies are listed under working with us.

For more about our tools and methods, we have collated information on the software page, and you can also see our code on github.

We also have a youtube channel where we post some of our talks.

Guides and blog posts

We publish sample workflows and recommendations for common population genomics workflows in our guides.

Other posts, such as paper summaries, reviews and short how-to guides can be found on our blog.

Recent Blogs

image from Review: Wellcome Ideathon 2023

Review: Wellcome Ideathon 2023

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image from EMBL-UNESCO Residency in Infection Biology Research

EMBL-UNESCO Residency in Infection Biology Research

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image from Mutation Spectra in Streptococcus pneumoniae

Mutation Spectra in Streptococcus pneumoniae

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Peer Review of the pre-print 'Endonuclease fingerprint indicates a synthetic origin of SARS-CoV-2'

Visualising microbial population structure with mandrake

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