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ISMB/ECCB 2021 - Distinguished Keynote

Kate Jones

Kate Jones

Chair of Ecology and Biodiversity
Genetics, Evolution & Environment
University College London
United Kingdom

Introduced by: Thomas Lengauer, ISCB Past-President
Time: Wednesday, July 28,16:20 – 17:20 UTC
Presentation Title: TBD


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Kate Jones is Professor of Ecology and Biodiversity in the Centre for Biodiversity and Environmental Research (CBER), within the Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment (GEE) at University College London. Kate has held appointments at the University of Cambridge, Columbia University, Imperial College London, and is an honorary fellow at the Zoological Society of London. Kate is one of the academic leads for UCL's new EAST campus in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London opening in 2022, directing a new applied ecology group - the Nature-Smart Research Centre. Kate has written over 100 articles and book chapters in prestigious journals such as Nature and Science and is a scientific advisor for a number of international biodiversity charities and chaired The Bat Conservation Trust for 5 years, and won the Leverhulme Prize for outstanding contributions to Zoology in 2008. Kate regularly appears in the national and international media, including the Life Scientific on BBC Radio 4 in 2015. Allegedly*, Charles Darwin is her 8th cousin (6 times removed)