Prof. Dr. Mark Blaxter
Darwin Tree of Life Project Leader, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK
Mark is leading the Darwin Tree of Life Programme (DToL) at the Sanger Institute in the UK. DToL’s goal is to generate high quality genomes of all species on the British Islands.
Mark has been a pioneer for second generation sequencing approaches at his previous post at the University of Edinburgh, where he helped establishing and leading Edinburgh Genomics. Focussing on nematodes and other tiny invertebrates Mark has published extensively about genome evolution.