Christine Fosker is responsible for the Institute's scientific administration, supporting the Director with strategy development, Faculty recruitment, career development and project management of the complete life-cycle of the Institute’s research grants.
Christine has worked in the field of Genomics for +25 years, beginning her career working on the Human Genome Project at the Sanger Centre. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (funded by the MRC and the WTSI) supervised by Professor Emmanouil (Manolis) Dermitzakis on the topic of the evolution of functional non-coding DNA in humans. She worked as a Research Associate at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute for her secondary supervisor Professor Matthew Hurles, studying the evolution of the regulation of duplicated genes and the mechanisms forming Copy Number Variants. She joined the Earlham Institute in 2010 as Head of Directorate to support the founding Director Dr Jane Rogers set-up the Institute’s governance and administration.