Bioinformatician. Data Janitor. FHEA. Recreational Philocubist.

Past: Grew up in Dubai, U.A.E. and headed over to Scotland to escape the heat! There I persued a BSc. (Hons) in Molecular Genetics at The University of Dundee where I studied double-stranded DNA repair mechanisms in C. elegans and cell membrane formation during the cellularization of the syncytial blastoderm in D. melanogaster. Took up teaching as Teaching Technician at the University of Sheffield, where I also later completed my PhD investigating colonisation and pathogenesis pathways of C. difficile. My postdoc at Institut Pasteur, Paris, delved into the effect of vaccines on the evolution and spread of whooping cough within France, and among European countries and across the rest of the world. In the past decade I've worked with C. elegansD. melanogaster, as well as several ClostridialBordetella species and E. coli.

Present: I currently work on bulk-RNA seq, single cell and spatial transcriptomics workflows, specialising in large datasets; occassionally also running training sessions for the former two. On days off you can find me building computers, playing DnD or learning to dance (occasionally simultaneously --I love a good challenge!).

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