Dr Alan Radford


Research Fellow, Stanford University 1966-70; Assistant Professor, UCLA 1970-71; Lecturer, Birkbeck College 1972-74; Lecturer, University of Leeds 1974-82; Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds 1982-2005; Visiting Professor, University of Brasilia 1987 and 1997; Visiting Professor, Oregon Graduate Institute 2004-07; Visiting Professor, Texas A & M University 2008-2010; C Biol, FRSB.


  • Curator of the Neurospora crassa e-Compendium

Research interests

Genomics of fungi, particularly the ascomycete Neurospora crassa:

(a) integration of genetic and physical mapping data;

(b) gene annotation;

(c) maintenance of a Neurospora crassa genome database;

(d) origin and evolution of gene families, particularly those for secreted hydrolytic enzymes;

(e) ribosomes and other complex heterooligomeric protein complexes.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • BSc, Leeds; MSc, PhD, McMaster.
  • C Biol
  • FRSB

Professional memberships

  • The Genetics Society
  • The Royal Society of Biology