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 Audrey Farbos

Audrey Farbos

Technician- Exeter Sequencing Service


 +44 (0)1392 726203

 Geoffrey Pope 313


Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK


Audrey Farbos has worked at the University of Exeter Sequencing Facility, Geoffrey Pope building, since October 2011. Her work involves preparing RNA and DNA libraries and sequencing them on the Illumina Novaseq 6000 or MiSeq, or Oxford Nanopore Minion and Promethion instruments. She is experienced in sequencing protocol optimisation and troubleshooting.  

Audrey teaches staff and PhD students to prepare and validate their own libraries, and check DNA and RNA quality, quantity and purity using the Tapestation (Agilent), Qubit (Invitrogen) and Promega plate reader. Audrey also has responsibility for the Covaris focused acoustic ultrasonicator.  

Audrey manages and trains one sequencing technician to level 5. She is committed to promoting the work of Technicians in the Health and Life Science Faculty and encourage technicians to train and network with each other during monthly “Technical Lunches”.  Audrey was a joint recipient of the University of Exeter Technical Services Award for Sustainability in 2022 award for initiating and promoting the Technical Lunches.  

In her time at the university, Audrey has worked hard to be an outstanding technician and be as helpful as possible; she has received Above and Beyond awards for community, collaboration and excellence.   

Previously, she worked as a Biological Engineer at CIRAD (2010-2011) on pre-development of a diagnostic tool for the detection of different gene groups of Ralstonia solanacearum


Master 2 Professionel, Diagnostic Microbiologique : « Approches Innovantes »(Microbiologicdiagnosis using molecular tools), 2008 - 2009 Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III

Master 1 (1st year of Master), Microbiologie AgroBioScience, 2007 - 2008, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III

Bachelor's degree, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2004 - 2007 Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III



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