Prof Ian Goodhead

School of Science, Engineering & Environment

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Contact Details

Room 101 - Peel Building
University of Salford
M5 4WT

Current positions

Associate Dean Research & Innovation


Ian is the Associate Dean – Research and Enterprise for SEE and a Professor in Microbial Genomics. His research uses multi-omic strategies to better understand microbial symbiosis and pathogenesis, host/microbe interactions and bacterial genome evolution. Throughout his career Ian has developed and adopted DNA sequencing technologies and applications across multiple disciplines and in both the wet-lab and computational biology settings, but mainly focused on infectious diseases. He maintains interests in DNA sequencing capacity building in low-middle income settings to support studies including emerging and neglected tropical diseases and vector-borne disease. He has helped attract over £2m in research funding from funders such as Wellcome, NERC, BBSRC, the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Areas of Research

Genomics. Next generation sequencing. Bioinformatics. Microbiomes. Neglected Tropical Disease. Host-microbe interaction. Genome evolution.

Areas of Supervision

Microbial Genomics


Genomics. Microbiology. Bioinformatics.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • PhD

    2007 - 2011