Prof Taane Clark

Professor of Genomics and Global Health

United Kingdom

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


Department of Infection Biology
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases


Malaria Centre
Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
TB Centre
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre


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 Infectious Disease 'omics and Genomic epidemiology.
Research Area
Drug resistance
Global Health
Human genetics
Vector control
Genetic Epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
Infectious diseases
Vector borne diseases

Selected Publications

Exploring optimal drug targets through subtractive proteomics analysis and pangenomic insights for tailored drug design in tuberculosis.
Khan, MF; Ali, A; Rehman, HM; Noor Khan, S; Hammad, HM; Waseem, M; Wu, Y; CLARK, TG; Jabbar, A;
Scientific reports
A new method for detecting mixed<i>Mycobacterium tuberculosis</i>infection and reconstructing constituent strains provides insights into transmission
Sobkowiak, B; Cudahy, P; Chitwood, MH; CLARK, TG; Colijn, C; Grandjean, L; Walter, KS; Crudu, V; Cohen, T;
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Genome-wide association study of global Plasmodium vivax populations provides insights into the evolution of drug resistance
Ngwana-Joseph, G; PHELAN, J; Manko, E; Dombrowski, J; Santos, SD; Suarez-Mutis, M; Machado, RL; Marinho, C; Nolder, D; Nosten, F; SUTHERLAND, C; CAMPINO, S; CLARK, T;
Research Square
Diversity, functional classification and genotyping of SHV β-lactamases in<i>Klebsiella pneumoniae</i>
Tsang, K; Lam, MM C; Wick, R; Wyres, K; Bachman, M; Baker, S; Barry, K; Brisse, S; Campino, S; Chiaverini, A; Cirillo, DM; CLARK, T; Corander, J; Corbella, M; Cornacchia, A; Cuénod, A; D’Alterio, N; Di Marco, F; Donado-Godoy, P; Egli, A; Farzana, R; Feil, E; Fostervold, A; Gorrie, C; Gütlin, Y; ... KlebNET AMR Genotype-Phenotype Group,
Multi-platform whole genome sequencing for tuberculosis clinical and surveillance applications.
Thorpe, J; Sawaengdee, W; Ward, D; Campos, M; Wichukchinda, N; Chaiyasirinroje, B; Thanraka, A; Chumpol, J; PHELAN, JE; CAMPINO, S; Mahasirimongkol, S; CLARK, TG;
Scientific reports
Newly Identified Mycobacterium africanum Lineage 10, Central Africa.
Guyeux, C; Senelle, G; Le Meur, A; Supply, P; Gaudin, C; PHELAN, JE; CLARK, TG; Rigouts, L; De Jong, B; Sola, C; Refrégier, G;
Emerging infectious diseases
Profiling insecticide resistance phenotypes and genotypes in Aedes aegypti populations across four regions in Puerto Rico
Collins, E; Quintana, JM; Morales, R; Moss, S; Acford-Palmer, H; Higgins, M; Phelan, J; CLARK, T; Brown, G; Campino, S;
Research Square
New reference genomes to distinguish the sympatric malaria parasites, Plasmodium ovale curtisi and Plasmodium ovale wallikeri.
Higgins, M; Manko, E; Ward, D; PHELAN, JE; Nolder, D; SUTHERLAND, CJ; CLARK, TG; CAMPINO, S;
Scientific reports
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