Henry Wood

I received a degree in genetics from the University of Leeds followed by a PhD in the genetics of fungal plant diseases from the University of Nottingham.

Since then I have worked on rice strain identification, periwinkle evolution, and zebrafish development, before moving into cancer genomics in Leeds in 2009. With each job I spent relatively less time in the lab and relatively more time in front of a computer until at some point people started calling me a bioinformatician.

I currently analyse cancer genomes and microbiomes for the Bowel Cancer Group at the University of Leeds, primarily as part of the CRUK OPTMISTICC Grand Challenge consortium.