Research Fellow


I am a bioinformatician working in the field of plant-microbial interactions at the University of Exeter. My research within the Plant Science group is concentrated in two areas, fungal and oomycete plant pathogens and microalgae and their associated bacteria.

My current research with Dr. David Studholme and Professor Murray Grant (Warwick) involves developing a novel method to screen for resistance to ash dieback disease.

Of particular interest analysing genome, transcriptomic and metabolomic data with a 'multi-omics' approach which could significantly aid metabolic pathway analysis and gene function discovery in a variety of biological systems. Effectively visualising the vast quantities of complex data and communicating this clearly to scientists and the public is also an important aspect of my work.


2007: PhD Biological Sciences, Cardiff University 
2003: MRes Molecular & Ceullar Biology, University of Birmingham
2001: BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, Cardiff University


2013-present: Research Fellow, BBSRC/NORNEX/Shell, University of Exeter.

2012-2013: Experimental Officer, Wellcome Trust Biomedical Informatics Hub, University of Exeter.

2008-2012: Associate Research Fellow, Exeter Microbial Biofuels Group, University of Exeter.

2007-2008: Senior Molecular Biologist, Innovation Centre, Exeter.

2001-2002: Assistant Scientist, South West Water.

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1392 723852
AddressBiocatalysis Centre
University of Exeter
The Henry Wellcome Building for Biocatalysis
Stocker Road

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