Christopher Peacock

Dr, BSc Portsmouth , PhD Cantab. , FIMLS

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

    6009 Perth


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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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Research expertise keywords

  • Pathogen genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Parasitology
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Immunogenetics


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