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Prof Mike Bruford FLSW  -  PhD

I did my PhD at the University of Leicester on the development of DNA fingerprinting techniques in birds and genome mapping in chickens using minisatellite DNA markers between 1986 and 1990. Between 1990 and 1999 I worked as a postdoctoral research associate, research fellow and then Head of Conservation Genetics at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London. I joined Cardiff University in 1999, and I am currently Division Leader for Organisms and Environment.

I currently serve on the editorial boards of Conservation Genetics Resources, Integrative Zoology and Endangered Species Research. I have previously served on the editorial review board for Molecular Ecology and was a founding editor for the journal Animal Conservation. I also currently serve on the Steering Committee for the Wales Biodiversity Partnership, the Academy of Finland’s Ecology Grants Committee and the External Advisory Board for the University of Lisbon’s Centre for Environmental Biology.

I was awarded the Zoological Society of London’s Scientific Medal in 2003, was elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2010 and I am currently a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder (2012-2016).

From 1st September 2012 I became Editor-in-Chief of Heredity, one of two journals belonging to the Genetics Society 

Heredity is a high quality general genetics journal and in the 2011 ISI rankings is 27/157 journals in Genetics and Heredity with an impact factor of 4.597.