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Lawrence Percival-Alwyn

Research Associate

Lawrence Percival-Alwyn


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I'm a molecular biologist and bioinformatician in the Clark Group (Plant & Microbial Genomics and Technology Development). Since joining this group, my work has encompassed: developing software that will assist molecular biologists in the design of novel NGS methods; population genomics of the pink pigeon; implementing a variety of Illumina sequencing methods, including; RAD-seq, BS-Seq and FAIRE-Seq; population genomics of Sugar Beet fungal foliar diseases. I also contribute to the University of East Anglia third year BSc and MSc Evolutionary Biology and Conservation Genetics module as a guest lecturer.

Prior to my current role, I worked as a Research Assistant in the Library Construction team at EI. Before joining EI I worked in the research areas of assay development, protein purification, molecular biology and plant virology. I received my BSc (Hons) in Molecular Biology from the University of Hertfordshire in 2004. I then worked for a year as a research assistant at Prometic Bioscienes, before joining Lonza as a protein purification scientist. I then went on to complete a PhD at the University of East Anglia in the research topic of Molecular Plant Virology.


Heterarchy of transcription factors driving basal and luminal cell phenotypes in human urothelium

Carl Fishwick, Janet Higgins, Lawrence Percival-Alwyn, Arianna Hustler, Joanna Pearson, Sarah Bastkowski, Simon Moxon, David Swarbreck, Chris D Greenman and Jennifer Southgate. 10 March 2017; doi: 10.1038/cdd.2017.10

An improved assembly and annotation of theallohexaploid wheat genome identifies completefamilies of agronomic genes and provides genomic evidence for chromosomal translocations

Bernardo J. Clavijo, Luca Venturini, Christian Schudoma, Gonzalo Garcia Accinelli, Gemy Kaithakottil, Jonathan Wright, Philippa Borrill, George Kettleborough, Darren Heavens, Helen Chapman, James Lipscombe, Tom Barker, Fu-Hao Lu, Neil McKenzie, Dina Raats, Ricardo H. Ramirez-Gonzalez,Aurore Coince, Ned Peel, Lawrence Percival-Alwyn, Owen Duncan, Josua Trösch, Guotai Yu, Dan M. Bolser, Guy Namaati, Arnaud Kerhornou, Manuel Spannagl, Heidrun Gundlach, Georg Haberer, Robert P. Davey, Christine Fosker, Federica Di Palma, Andrew Phillips, A. Harvey Millar, Paul J. Kersey, Cristobal Uauy, Ksenia V. Krasileva, David Swarbreck, Michael W. Bevan and Matthew D. Clark. Genome Research, April 2017.