Dr Lahcen Iouani Campbell

Dr Lahcen Campbell

Post-Doc Research Assistant

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Invertebrates
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Comparative Venomics Group

Lahcen Campbell, Ronald Jenner


Investigating the composition and evolution of venom in the marine invertebrates known as polychaetes. In terms of understanding venom evolution, polychaetes have not received any significant attention from the scientific community. The overall aim is to apply up to date transcriptomic and proteomic techniques to this neglected group of diverse organisms with the aim of broadening the overall understanding of convergently evolved animal venoms.



PhD, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland, 2008 - 2012

BSc, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland, 2004 - 2008

Employment history


Junior lecturer, Dublin City University, Ireland, 2013 - 2013

Postdoc, Natural History Museum, London, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2013 - 2016


von Reumont BM, Campbell LI, Richter S, Hering L, Sykes D, Hetmank J, Jenner RA, Bleidorn C (2014) A polychaete’s powerful punch: venom gland transcriptomics of Glycera reveals a complex cocktail of toxin homologs. Genome biology and evolution, 6 (9): 2406 - 2423. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evu190

von Reumont BM, Campbell LI, Jenner RA (2014) Quo Vadis Venomics? A Roadmap to Neglected Venomous Invertebrates. Toxins, 6 (12): 3488 - 3551. doi: 10.3390/toxins6123488

Campbell L, Pisani D, Carton R, Campbell LI, Akanni WA, Rota-Stabelli O, Mulville E (2013) An Overview of Arthropod Genomics, Mitogenomics, and the Evolutionary Origins of the Arthropod Proteome.. , Minelli A, Boxshall G, Giuseppe F, Arthropod Biology and Evolution: Molecules, Development, Morphology... Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Rota-Stabelli O, Campbell L, Brinkmann H, EDGECOMBE GD, Longhorn SJ, Peterson KJ, Pisani D, Philippe H, Telford MJ (2010) A congruent solution to arthropod phylogeny: phylogenomics, microRNAs and morphology support monophyletic Mandibulata. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B (Biological Sciences), 278 (1703)doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.0590

Campbell LI, Rota-Stabelli O, EDGECOMBE GD, Marchioro T, Longhorn SJ, Telford MJ, Philippe H, Rebecchi L, Peterson KJ, Pisani D (2011) MicroRNAs and phylogenomics resolve the relationships of Tardigrada and suggest that velvet worms are the sister group of Arthropoda. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108 (38): 15920 - 15924. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1105499108