Christopher Peacock

Dr, BSc Portsmouth , PhD Cantab. , FIMLS

  • The University of Western Australia (M504), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 3640 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
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Personal profile


Associate Professor Christopher Peacock attained his PhD at Cambridge University, UK in 1998. His main area of interest is in the genomics of pathogens causing tropical or neglected diseases. After 3 years working abroad in both Brazil and the Ivory Coast he spent a further 6 years at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute before making the move to Western Australia.

Roles and responsibilities

He currently heads up a group within the discipline of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Western Australia

Funding overview

NHMRC Project Grant 2010-2013
ARC Future Fellowship 2010-2014


Current interests include genomics, host interactions and vaccine development in leishmaniasis, bioinformatics and metagenomic sequencing of bacterial communities.

Previous positions

Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Telethon Institute for Child Health


passable French and Brazilian Portugues


  • Pathogen genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Parasitology
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Immunogenetics

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Genome Medicine & Life Sciences
Trypanosoma Medicine & Life Sciences
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Leishmania major Medicine & Life Sciences
Parasites Medicine & Life Sciences
Leishmania Medicine & Life Sciences
Genes Medicine & Life Sciences
Visceral Leishmaniasis Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2005 2019

Corynebacterium and Dolosigranulum: Future probiotic candidates for upper respiratory tract infections

Lappan, R. & Peacock, C. S., 1 Jan 2019, In : Microbiology Australia. 40, 4, p. 172-177 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases

Western oropharyngeal and gut microbial profiles are associated with allergic conditions in Chinese immigrant children

Guo, J., Lv, Q., Ariff, A., Zhang, X., Peacock, C. S., Song, Y., Wen, X., Saiganesh, A., Melton, P. E., Dykes, G. A., Moses, E. K., LE Souëf, P. N., Lu, F. & Zhang, G., 1 Aug 2019, In : The World Allergy Organization Journal. 12, 8, 100051.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Life Style
Western Australia
Food Hypersensitivity
16 Citations (Scopus)

A microbiome case-control study of recurrent acute otitis media identified potentially protective bacterial genera

Lappan, R., Imbrogno, K., Sikazwe, C., Anderson, D., Mok, D., Coates, H., Vijayasekaran, S., Bumbak, P., Blyth, C. C., Jamieson, S. E. & Peacock, C. S., 20 Feb 2018, In : BMC Microbiology. 18, 1, 13.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Otitis Media
Middle Ear
Case-Control Studies
1073 Downloads (Pure)

Comparative phylogenomics and antimicrobial resistance in livestock-associated lineages of Clostridium difficile

Knight, D. R., 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Clostridium difficile
Clostridium Infections
Cross Infection
5 Citations (Scopus)

Moraxella catarrhalis Restriction-Modification Systems Are Associated with Phylogenetic Lineage and Disease

Blakeway, L. V., Tan, A., Lappan, R., Ariff, A., Pickering, J. L., Peacock, C. S., Blyth, C. C., Kahler, C. M., Chang, B. J., Lehmann, D., Kirkham, L-A. S., Murphy, T. F., Jennings, M. P., Bakaletz, L. O., Atack, J. M., Peak, I. R. & Seib, K. L., 1 Nov 2018, In : Genome Biology and Evolution. 10, 11, p. 2932-2946 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Moraxella catarrhalis
DNA Restriction-Modification Enzymes
Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis
restriction endonucleases

Projects 2009 2016