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.