Nottingham Trent University
Conor graduated from NUI Maynooth, Ireland with a BSc in computational biology and genetics followed by a PhD in NUI Galway, Ireland researching HIV transmission and drug resistance. After a 3 year postdoc in Dalhousie University, Canada working on community evolution in the human microbiome, he joined the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium in 2014 as a research fellow in the group of Prof. Bouke de Jong. There he began exploring the molecular evolution and transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other members of the genus Mycobacterium. He is now a senior lecturer in microbiology at Nottingham Trent University within the AROM microbiology group where his team focusses on integrating whole genome information into pathogen detection and diagnoses.