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Anthony West

Automation Specialist

Biography.

Contact details:

  • +44 (0) 1603 450 859

anthony.west@earlham.ac.uk

I am one of the automation platform support staff within Platforms and Pipelines. The automation support staff help develop protocols and set-up the liquid handling systems (Hamilton, Perkin Elmer and Beckman) to run the NGS and Synthetic Biology pipelines at the Earlham Institute.

I graduated with a PhD in molecular and cellular endocrinology in 1991 from UCL Royal Free School of Medicine. My experiences include: ten years working in the field of male reproductive biology and vesicular trafficking in labs in London and Edinburgh; two years in commercial sales of scientific equipment for molecular biology and sequencing for the company Genetic Research Instrumentation; 14 years in project management, managing support/lab staff, and developing automated processes and products for high throughput sequencing and embryonic stem cell recombination at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute; and two years as a secondary school science teacher in the west Norfolk area. 

Publications.

A conditional knockout resource for the genome-wide study of mouse gene function

William C. Skarnes, Barry Rosen, Anthony P. West, Manousos Koutsourakis, Wendy Bushell, Vivek Iyer, Alejandro O. Mujica, Mark Thomas, Jennifer Harrow, Tony Cox, David Jackson, Jessica Severin, Patrick Biggs, Jun Fu, Michael Nefedov, Pieter J. de Jong, A. Francis Stewart & Allan Bradley. (2011) Nature 474, 337–342