Olson Lab

Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD United Kingdom

Welcome to the Olson Lab

We are a group of biomedical researchers based in the Wolfson-Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories at the Natural History Museum in London where we work alongside other talented groups whose research is directed at improving our understanding of the natural world. We collaborate with many labs based at other institutions and are always happy to hear from people with shared interests.

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All header images © PD Olson, 2019, except detail from "Vincent's Worms" by 2015 Nobel laureate in Medicine Wm. C. Campbell, 2003 (oil on canvas; owned by PDO). Image of tapeworm in jar © Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, 2006.

Olson et al. 2020. Complete representation of a tapeworm genome reveals chromosomes capped by centromeres, necessitating a dual role in segregation and protection. BMC Biology

James and Olson. 2020. the tapeworm interactive: inferring confidence scored protein-protein interactions from the proteome of Hymenolepis microstoma

International Helminth Genomes Consortium. 2019. Comparative genomics of the major parasitic worms. Nature Genetics



Available Now! Next Generation Systematics 2016. PD Olson, J Hughes and JA Cotton (ed.). Cambridge University Press