Research Bioinformatics Specialist
I am working to understand mechanisms underlying diversity and evolution of gene-body methylation in flowering plants. Currently I’m working on experiments and integration of large bisulphite sequencing and other published data sets in Arabidopsis.
My particular bioinformatics focus is on developing consensus and ensemble methods for sequence and expression analysis, and bringing engineering best-practice to bioinformatics pipelines.
Before joining Daniel’s lab I led core Bioinformatics teams at Earlham Institute and Warwick University Systems Biology Centre, working on gene expression, genome assembly and annotation, and ancient DNA from Archaeological specimens. I have been co-investigator on BBSRC and NERC-funded scientific projects analysing metatranscriptomes from agricultural and riparian contexts.
I have worked as a consultant for a variety of international management consultancy companies and public sector organisations through my own consultancy business, providing technical leadership in large-scale commercial data integration projects.
Outside of work I enjoy trail running in the countryside around North Norfolk, yoga, gardening (trying to keep on top of the weeds!), making ceramics and spending time at the coast.