Prof Mark A. Jobling

Photograph of Mark Jobling

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Basic Biomedical Science
Professor of Genetics

Contact Details

Building: Adrian Building
Room: G2-3 (lab) / G5 (office)
Telephone (lab): internal 3377 external +44 (0)116 2523377
Telephone (office): internal 3427 external +44 (0)116 2523427
Fax: +44 (0)116 2523378

Research Interests

The Y chromosome and the histories and structures of human populations, in particular those of Western Europe. Haploid mutation processes, including ectopic recombination and gene conversion. Natural selection on the Y; Y-chromosomal genes and male infertility. Genealogical and forensic applications of Y markers. XY-homologous genes and the evolution of gametologous sequences. Characteristics of autosomal and X-chromosomal haplotypes and application to human population studies.

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Information about completed projects:

Current group members

Dr Chiara Batini: Post-doctoral research associate
Ms Tina Baker: M.Sc. student
Ms Georgina Bowden: Ph.D. student
Mr Pierpaolo Maisano Delser: Ph.D. student
Ms Hayley Dunn: Ph.D. student, jointly supervised with Dr Simon James (School of Archaeology), as part of the Roots of the British collaboration
Dr Pille Hallast: Post-doctoral research associate
Dr Turi King: Post-doctoral research associate
Ms Gurdeep Lall: Research technician
Ms Holly Leung: Ph.D. student
Mr Daniel Zadik: Bioinformatician Post-doctoral research associate

Gone but not forgotten

Patricia Balaresque: Post-doctoral research associate
Stéphane Ballereau: Post-doctoral research associate
Zoë Rosser: Ph.D. student; Post-doctoral research associate
Emma Parkin: Post-doctoral research associate
Morag Shanks: Ph.D. student
Sue Adams: Post-doctoral research associate
Andy Lee: Research technician
Elena Bosch: Post-doctoral research associate
Matt Hurles: Ph.D. student
Suzanne Lavelle: Ph.D. student
Ghada Omran: Ph.D. student (co-supervised)
Paul Taylor: Post-graduate research assistant
Nourdine Bouzekri: Ph.D. student
Vicky Samara: M.Sc. student
Neale Fretwell: Ph.D. student


Research in our group is funded by the Wellcome Trust, and by a Departmental studentship.

Selected Publications


I contribute to these courses:

Some links

  • Roots of the British collaboration
  • Y-STR Haplotype Reference Database
  • The Y Chromosome Consortium
  • Elena Bosch at the Unitat de Biologia Evolutiva, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
  • Matt Hurles at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton
  • Chris Tyler-Smith at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton
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