Thomas Henry Noel Ellis, PhD


Thomas Henry Noel Ellis has more than 30 years of experience in plant molecular genetics. He is currently an honorary academic in the Dept of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a visiting scientist at John Innes Center, UK. Before this, he was Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes based in Hyderabad; Professor of Crop Genetics at IBERS Aberystwyth, Scotland; and Associate Head of Crop Genetics at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK. He moved to the John Innes directly after completing his PhD at the University of Edinburgh. The focus of his research in recent years has been on the evolution and diversification of legumes at genomic and phenotype levels.