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Dr Derek Gatherer

Lecturer

Derek Gatherer

Lancaster University

Furness Building

LA1 4YG

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 592900

Research overview

Google Scholar metrics for end of academic year 2020-21:

h-index 38; g-index 76; publication years 35; cites: 6094; cites for most-cited paper 629; mean cites/paper 27; mean cites/year 174; papers >100 cites 16; papers >10 cites/year 13.

Profile

Currently active projects:

  1. Assembly of Illumina and Nanopore sequences of Leishmania (Mundinia sub-genus) genomes.  Collaboration with Prof Paul Bates, Michelle Bates, Dr Mick Urbaniak and Dr Rod Dillon (Lancaster).  PhD student Hatim Almutairi funded by the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  2. Tempo & mode in the evolution of RNA viruses.  PhD student Hanouf Alhamdan funded by the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  3. Corpus linguistic analysis of discourse surrounding vaccine hesitancy, with Prof Elena Semino (Lancaster) and others.  Funded by the Economic & Social Research Council: grant ref. ES/V000926/1
  4. "Black Swan" & "Grey Rhino" phenomena and the prediction of rare high impact events, with Prof Corinne May-Chahal (Lancaster) and others.  Funded by the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, UK Ministry of Defence. 
  5. International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses: Herpesvirales working group.

Research Interests

  1. Vaccine hesitancy
  2. Leishmania genome assembly
  3. RNA virus evolution
  4. BioFutures
  5. Taxonomy of Herpesvirales
  6. "Black Swans" & "Grey Rhinos"

External Roles

  1. Fellow, Institute for Social Futures
  2. Herpesvirales Working Group, International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses

Current Teaching

SUMMER VACATION 2021.

  1. BIOL387 - Research Projects supervision

Research Grants

Economic & Social Research Council:  Corpus linguistic analysis of discourse surrounding vaccine hesitancy (ES/V000926/1)

Defence Science & Technology Laboratory: "Black Swan" and "Grey Rhino" theory in the prediction of rare high-impact events (e.g. pandemics)

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