Professor Taane Clark DPhil

Professor of Genomics and Global Health


Taane has expertise in biostatistics, statistical and population genetics, and genomic epidemiology




Pathogen genomics, Genetic epidemiology


His main research interests include the design and analysis of large-scale association studies of infectious diseases in humans, and the investigation of genetic variation in pathogen populations using high-throughput sequencing and genotyping technologies. He is leading global genetic diversity projects of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Plasmodium species, as well as developing statistical and informatic tools to integrate genetic and important phenotypic information and identify genetic regions associated with important disease phenotypes (e.g. drug resistance). He organises short courses in Pathogen genomics and Genetic epidemiology. Further details can be found at

Research areas

  • Bacteria
  • Drug resistance
  • Global Health
  • Human genetics
  • Parasites
  • Public health history
  • Statistical methods


  • Bioinformatics
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Statistics

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Infectious disease
  • Malaria
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Tuberculosis


  • World

Other interests

  • Antimalarial Drug Resistance
  • Biomarkers & Surrogate Markers
  • Evolution
  • Genome Wide Association Scans
  • Genotyping
  • Karonga Prevention Study
  • MDR TB
  • Malaria Centre
  • Population Genetics
  • Population genomics
  • Statistical methodology
  • Statistical modelling
  • TB Centre
  • global health
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