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Dr Derek Gatherer

Lecturer

Derek Gatherer

Lancaster University

Furness Building

LA1 4YG

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 592900

Research overview

Apparently I am the 16th most cited author ever in Journal of General Virology, or so it says here: Journal of General Virology rankings | exaly Search Engine

Google Scholar metrics for end-2021:

h-index 39; g-index 77; publication years 36; cites: 6351; cites for most-cited paper 649; mean cites/paper 29; mean cites/year 176; papers >100 cites 15; papers >10 cites/year 10.

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. 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

LENT TERM 2022.

  1. BIOL113 - Genetics
  2. BIOL243 - Medical Microbiology
  3. BIOL445 - Bioinformatics

Research Grants

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

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