Thomas Brabbs

Senior Scientist


Contact details:

  • +44 1603 450 928



I am a senior scientist in the Technical Genomics Group. I develop methods and workflows for liquid handling automation of genomics and nucleic acid extraction. These have included automating LITE, which is a low-cost genome sequencing technique, and a stand-alone magnetic bead cleanup method. I also provide technical support to other team members when using the liquid handling robots.

Before joining the team, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Anthony Hall’s group at EI developing new methods for hexaploid wheat genomics research and previously to this as a postdoctoral researcher at KeyGene N.V. where I developed a cost-effective DNA methylation screen of large plant populations. I completed a PhD at the University of York where I characterised the role of the Arabidopsis MORC6 in the RNA-directed DNA methylation pathway.