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Dr Antonio Marco

Position in departmentCourse Director of Genetics (BSc), and Genetics and Genomics (BSc)
Staff positionLecturer
Telephone01206 873339

2013-current  Lecturer. University of Essex.
2012-2013     Stepping Stones Research Fellow. University of Manchester.
2009-2012     Research Associate. University of Manchester.
2008-2009     Postdoctoral Research Associate. Arizona State University.
2007-2008     Research Assistant. Universidad de Valencia.
2003-2007     Predoctoral Fellow. Universidad de Valencia.


Ph. D. Genetics (University of Valencia, 2007)

B. Sc. Biological Sciences (University of Valencia, 2002)

Current research

Current Members:

My current projects focus on the following main topics:

  • Evolutionary dynamics of gene regulatory networks
  • MicroRNA function and evolution
  • Regulatory RNAs in Drosophila
  • Analysis of high-throughput sequencing for gene expression
Research interests

Evolution is driven by changes in the genome, not only in their gene products but in their regulatory interactions. My research interest is in evolutionary genomics with a strong focus on gene regulatory mechanisms.

Teaching responsibilities

BS982: Genomics (MSc) - [Module supervisor]

BS312: Genome Bioinformatics - [Module supervisor]

BS320: Human Molecular Genetics

BS231: Computational Data Analysis: R for Life Sciences

BS222: Genome Science

BS211: Biomolecular Science Skills and Employability - Tutorials

BS113: Animal Behaviour and Ecology

BS141: Scientific and Transferable Skills for Biosciences - Tutorials

BS141: Scientific and Transferable Skills for Biosciences - Statistics

BS831: Research Project in Biomolecular Sciences

BS984 / BS986: Research Project for MSc Biotechnology / Molecular Medicine

PublicationsLink to publications for Antonio Marco
Additional information

My blog on evolutionary biology and genetics:

My Google Scholar citation profile is available here:

My ORCID profile is accesible here:

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