2015 World STI & HIV Congress and Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference

Nicholas Thomson is Professor of Bacterial Genomics and Evolution in the department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He is also a Principal Scientist at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute within the Pathogen Genomics and Biology Program and holds an Honorary Chair at School of Medicine, University of St Andrews. He graduated in Microbiology and Microbial Technology from Warwick University in 1991 and then worked as a Research Technician before pursuing a PhD also at Warwick University reading global regulation of virulence and secondary metabolism in enteric bacteria. After receiving his Doctorate in 1995 he worked as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Biochemistry Department and L’Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) de Lyon, France. He joined the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in 1999 as a Senior Computer Biologist and is now a Principal Scientist and runs a group focussed on bacterial genomics. In 2012 he received an Honorary chair at the University of St Andrews and joined the LSHTM recently in 2013.