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I am a Year in Industry student from the University of Birmingham, studying for an MSci in Biological Sciences.
My scientific interests include conservation and population genetics, as well as animal behaviour.
At EI, I will be working in Neil Hall’s group on ash dieback using a novel method of sequencing SNPs, Allegro Targeted Genotyping (ATG). The aim of my project is to test and use ATG to investigate the genetic diversity of the ash dieback pathogen in its native range, which is important in determining the potential damage a new introduction of the pathogen could cause in Europe.
Prior to starting at EI, I completed a project on alpine dioecious plants in Finse, Norway, and I have collected data for a project on the activity budget and behaviour of captive Sumatran tigers, which I will complete once I return to university.