Anita Scoones

PhD student


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Anita Scoones


I am a Norwich Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership PhD student working in the Macaulay group, that focusses on technical development and application of new approaches for integrated sequencing of single-cells. More specifically, my research project focusses on unravelling the complexity of alternative splicing in hematopoietic stem cells - to understand how cells regulate the expression of individual isoforms as part of their functional heterogeneity using cutting-edge techniques in single-cell genomics.

Prior to my research at the Earlham Institute, I completed my BSc (Hons) Molecular Biology and Genetics and MSc (Hons) Molecular Medicine degrees at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. During my MSc research project at the John Innes Centre, I specialised in CRISPR/Cas9 site-directed mutagenesis in yeast to investigate fungicide resistance. After being exposed to the ground-breaking research taking place within the Norwich Research Park, I was thrilled to be offered a PhD position at the Earlham Institute and be part of this vibrant research community.