Robert Belshaw BSc PhD
Associate Professor (Reader) in Genomics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Plymouth University
I was born and raised in Nottingham, UK.
I lecture in Genomics at Plymouth University, having moved there from Oxford at the beginning of 2013. I am interested in the evolution of viruses and selfish genetic elements, and most of my research at the moment is on endogenous retroviruses or ERVs (which combine attributes of both). I spend most of my time on computer analyses of DNA sequences but work closely with experimentalists, and have a background in molecular and field biology, when I worked on the evolution of insect parasitoids (ichneumon wasps and tachinid flies, which lay their eggs inside other insects).
I am an Academic Editor of PLoS One.