The group is split into three teams. The Project Management team is led by Chris Watkins and oversees all our customer needs from advising on experimental design and sample submission, monitoring the QC of samples and ensuring the smooth running of projects once they have arrived at EI.
We also have a dedicated lab team led by Leah Catchpole. There is a large range of expertise in the lab that covers the full range of NGS library preparation methods, DNA extraction, long-read sequencing, long mate-pair library construction and exome capture.
The team works closely with the Core Bioinformatics Group, led by David Swarbreck who provides analysis from transcriptomics to exome sequencing, genome assembly, genome annotation and metagenomics.
We also work closely with the Technical Development Group led by Iain Macaulay to bring new techniques and technologies online for people to access via the NCG.