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Charlotte Cook

PhD student

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 01392 725297

 Geoffrey Pope Mezzanine Laboratory

 

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

Overview

After completing my undergraduate degree I went to work in fashion, whilst volunteering with the Institute of Environmental Sciences part-time. After a year, I came back to Exeter as a research technician until I began my PhD in 2010. Spare time is spent dog walking, cooking and being a part- time Fitness Instructor!

Broad research specialisms:

Thus far my work has focused on physiology of the alga, Botryococcus braunii, using microscopy and a handful of assays as well as molecular techniques such as RNA purification, cDNA synthesis and PCR. Currently I am working on a circadian transcriptome experiment using Illumina sequencing. I have also completed a protracted period of bioinformatic analysis of clock genes in B. braunii.

Qualifications

BSc Hons Biological Sciences

Research

Research projects

Project Title: Photoperiodism and circadian clock mediated control of oil production in the green alga Botryococcus braunii

Supervisors: Dr John Love, Dr Clive Butler and Mike Allen (PML)

Funding Body: BBSRC Industrial Case Studentship with PML

Project Description: Thus far my work has focused on physiology of the alga, using microscopy and a handful of assays as well as molecular techniques such as RNA purification, cDNA synthesis and PCR. Currently I am working on a circadian transcriptome experiment using Illumina sequencing. I have also completed a protracted period of bioinformatic analysis of clock genes in B. braunii.

Teaching

Supervision / Group

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