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School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Professor Andrew Leitch


Professor of Plant Genetics

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5294
Room Number: Room 5.20, Fogg building

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Ecology (Field Course) (BIO123)
  • Research Methods and Communication (Tutorial) (BIO209)
  • Animal and Plant Diversity (BIO211)
  • Evolutionary Genetics (BIO221)
  • Research Methods and Communication II (Tutorials) (BIO309)
  • Population and Chromosone Genetics (BIO325)
  • Tropical Ecology and Conservation (BIO391)

Postgraduate Teaching

Teaching on our Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics MSc:

  • Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics Group Project (BIO727P)

Teaching on our Ecology and Evolutionary Biology MSc and Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics MSc:

  • Research Frontiers in Evolutionary Biology (BIO731P)


Research Interests:

My group is  interested in plant genetics, genomics, and cytogenetics, focussing on questions of an evolutionary and ecological nature.  There is a  focus on the processes and consequences of interspecific hybridisation and polyploidisation in plants, as well as an interest on the origin and ecological consequence of plant genome sizes. 

The four overlapping themes of research are:  

  1. Polyploidy
  2. Ecological Genomics
  3. Epigenetics
  4. Giant Genomes
  5. Telomeres

To find out more:

Research department