I work as a Senior Bioinformatician / Developer within the Swarbreck Group. Since joining the Earlham Institute in February 2012, my work mainly focuses on genome annotation of plants, insects and fungal species and in analysis of software for transcriptome analysis and creation of annotation pipelines. So far I have completed genome annotation of Green Peach Aphid (Myzus Persicae), Willow (Salix viminalis), Ash (Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus) fungus, Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) Tree and currently involved in genome annotation of the Wheat. My work also involves in assessing strand-specific RNA-Seq protocols, varying size-fraction RNA-Seq analysis and PacBio Iso-Seq analysis at TGAC. I also maintain Web Apollo browser (http://apollo.tgac.ac.uk/) at EI to help researchers and collaborators visualize the data generated at EI.
I gained my MSc in Bioinformatics from University Of Leicester and Bachelors in Technology in Bioinformatics from Bharath University. Prior to my Masters, I worked as a Patent Analyst at Thomson Reuters, Healthcare and Scientific Group with responsibility for the annotation of genes and protein sequences.