PaulPaul Kellam

Paul is the Virus Genomics team leader at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and is a Professor of Viral Pathogenesis at University College London. Paul's laboratory investigates genetic variation of viruses and the host organisms they infect to understand host-virus interactions and the functional consequences on virus pathogenesis.

Paul's research career has spanned pharmaceutical industry Research and Development and academic research, focusing throughout on the complex relationships between the human host and medically important viruses. Following research  on oncogenic viruses at the Institute of Cancer Reseach, London,  he moved to UCL in 1999, establishing his own laboratory focusing on how host and pathogen genetic variation and gene expression programs are integrated during disease and host responses to infection.