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Richard Emes

Richard Emes

Pro-Vice Chancellor - Research and Innovation



Richard supports the development of a distinctive, globally acclaimed research and innovation narrative for the University, reflecting our desire to address the most pressing academic, business and civic issues.

He also helps to further enhance the research culture and environment at NTU, ensuring we continue to grow as bold, inclusive, impactful innovators.

Career overview

Richard has held various research leadership roles including most recently school director of research and associate PVC Research and Knowledge Exchange at the University of Nottingham.

Research areas

Richard is a scientist with over 20 years specialism in bioinformatics. He worked on various large-scale genome projects at the MRC Functional Genomics Unit Oxford University and Sanger Institute Cambridge. He later held an MRC Fellowship in Bioinformatics at UCL looking at how evolution shaped the genomes of pathogens. Research in his lab focuses on the integration of genetic/ genomic data and the development of methods and software to analyse these data.

External activity

Richard is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and Linnean Society of London. He is a member of the strategic advisory panel for BBSRC has served as chair for a number of UKRI funding panels.