I’m a research group leader at EMBL-EBI, where I run the Pathogen Informatics and Modelling Group.

I work on bioinformatics and software, statistical genetics, genomic epidemiology, GPU programming, and mathematical modelling – often with emphasis respiratory bacterial pathogens and the Streptococcus genus. For more detail on my work and interests, please see my research and software pages. You can also see some of my recent talks. I occasionally update a blog with technical questions and thoughts about programming and science.

You can view my articles on Google Scholar or ORCID. See the external links above for my code and twitter.

Email: john at johnlees dot me

Brief CV

2022- Research group leader, EMBL-EBI, UK
2019-2022 MRC Research Fellow, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, UK
2017-2019 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine, USA
2017 PhD in Biological Sciences, Wellcome Sanger Institute/University of Cambridge, UK
MPhys in Physics, University of Oxford, UK