Leah Catchpole

Genomics Pipelines Team Leader


Contact details:

  • +44 (0) 1603 450 987


As a Team Leader in the Platforms and Pipelines Team here at the Earlham Institute, I am responsible for the high throughput Exome Capture pipeline and have a role in overseeing our DNA and RNA pipelines. We also house a suite of PerkinElmer robotics platforms that I help to manage and am one of the main points of contact for the company. I work closely with the Project Management Team to ensure that all projects are completed in a timely fashion. This is aided by the use of our data tracking and management tools. I also process more specialised client jobs from receipt of sample until the final library has been prepared for the appropriate Next Generation Sequencing Platform. I have developed a stranded RNA seq protocol that offers differing insert sizes and am in the process of improving and streamlining ChIP-seq library construction.

Prior to joining EI, I worked at the John Innes Centre with Prof Caroline Dean investigating flowering time genes in Arabidopsis and Prof Ian Bancroft studying the genomes of various Brassica species. I gained a BSc Hons (2:1) in Biological Sciences from the University of East Anglia, Norwich.