|Johnjoe McFadden was born in Donegal, Ireland.|
Glenveagh National Park in Donegal
brought up in the UK. He obtained his PhD at Imperial College London and
went on to work on human genetic diseases and then infectious diseases,
at the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK. For more than a decade, Professor
McFadden has specialised in examining the genetics of microbes such as the
agents of tuberculosis and meningitis. He has published more than 100 articles
in scientific journals on subjects as wide-ranging as bacterial genetics,
tuberculosis, idiopathic diseases and computer modelling of evolution and
has edited a book on the genetics of mycobacteria. He has lectured extensively
in the UK, Europe, the USA and Japan and his work has been featured in radio,
television and national newspaper articles. His present post is Professor
of Molecular Genetics at the University of Surrey. He lives in London and
is married with a young son.
Professor McFadden also writes articles regularly for the Guardian newspaper in the UK on topics as varied as quantum mechanics, evolution and genetically modified crops. He has also reviewed books for the Guardian. The Washington Post and Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung have also published articles written by Professor McFadden.