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School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Dr Paul Hurd


Reader in Epigenetics

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 7008
Room Number: Room 3.17, Fogg building

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Genes and Bioinformatics (BIO223)
  • Essential Skills for Biomedical Scientists (Tutorials) (BMD100)
  • Functional Genomics and Epigenetics (BIO327)


Research Interests:

Our major research focus concerns understanding how epigenetic mechanisms mediate interactions between the genome and environment. To address this, we use the honey bee (Apis mellifera) as an invertebrate model organism, to produce experimental models and data that describe aspects of development, genome plasticity, transcriptional regulation, behaviour and nutrition-genome interactions. We integrate molecular biology, biochemistry, proteomics and state-of-the-art genomic and computational tools combined with hands-on apiculture. All our research hives are on campus and work in the lab is currently funded by the BBSRC, EASI-Genomics and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. We thank the BBSRC, the Royal Society, EU Marie Curie Actions and Queen Mary University of London for previous funding.

The Hurd Lab is a core group member of the QMUL Epigenetics Hub 

Paul currently serves on the Editorial board of Epigenomes and is Editor-in-Chief of Briefings in Functional Genomics.


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