I am the Senior Computational Biologist in the Di Palma group. I use a number of whole genome sequencing approaches to sequence various vertebrates in order to answer questions related to conservation, population and evolutionary genomics, hybridisation, domestication and species diversity.
I am particularly interested in the genomics of endangered species and utilise this knowledge in my role as the institutes’ CITES co-ordinator. I use the latest technologies available at the Earlham Institute such as Bionano, 10x Genomics, PacBio Sequel and Illumina to sequence and assemble previously uncharacterised genomes.
I am also involved with the core single-cell genomics effort at EI and develop bioinformatics tools and training in this and other areas. My current research includes looking at the genomic diversity of Mustelid (polecats and ferrets), marsupials and birds.