Yash Bancil

PhD Student
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I am a PhD student on the Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Partnership (NRPDTP). I am based in the Macaulay lab where I will be using single-cell sequencing approaches to study the rare microbial species found within a complex microbiome, such as the human gut.

I completed my BSc (Hons.) in Biochemistry at the University of Bath in 2018, which included a year in industry at Oxford Gene Technology. Since then, I have worked as a laboratory technician and research associate at Surrey research park and Microbiotica, respectively. At Microbiotica, I became interested in studying the human microbiome, and I enhanced my wet-lab skills in bacterial culturing, genomic DNA extraction including high-molecular weight bacterial DNA, and both short- and long-read sequencing of bacterial genomes and metagenomes.

In September 2021, I studied for an MSc in Microbiome in Health and Disease at King's College London. The course enabled me to learn about the human microbiome in greater detail and exposed me to computational analysis of microbial communities, where I used terminal command line tools and RStudio packages to analyse complex microbial data.