About me

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

John Lees portrait

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

See my code, papers and and twitter.

Email: john at johnlees dot me

Brief CV

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