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Neil Shearer

LIMS Project Manager

Neil Shearer


Contact details:

  • +44 (0) 1603 450 069


In my role within the Sales and Projects Team at the Earlham Institute, I focus on the day-to-day management of contract sequencing projects and communication with customers. I work closely with our library construction, sequencing and bioinformatics teams to ensure the highest level of service and communication to all our customers, throughout their project timeline.

I obtained my PhD in bacterial genetics from the University of East Anglia and prior to joining EI, spent 15 years working in academic research at centres across the Norwich Research Park. I have a keen interest in bacterial stress-management and signalling systems and bring considerable molecular biology expertise to the team. I am also qualified as a PRINCE2 project management practitioner.


The architecture and ppGpp-dependent expression of the primary transcriptome of Salmonella Typhimurium during invasion gene expression. 

Vinoy  K Ramachandran, Neil Shearer, Jobin J Jacob, Cynthia M Sharma and Arthur Thompson. BMC Genomics 2012 13:25

Mutational analysis of the nucleotide-binding domain of the anti-activator NifL. 

Perry S, Shearer N, Little R, Dixon R. J Mol Biol. 2005 Mar 4; 346(4):935-49.

Unusual Regulation of a Leaderless Operon Involved in the Catabolism of Dimethylsulfoniopropionate in Rhodobacter sphaeroides.

Matthew J. Sullivan, Andrew R. J. Curson, Neil Shearer, Jonathan D. Todd, Robert T. Green, Andrew W. B. Johnston 

PLOS ONE Volume: 6 Issue: 1 Article Number: e15972 Published: JAN 7 2011


2009 IFR 1 year career development fellowship