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Georgina Murray

Sequencing Technician


 +44 (0)1392 726203

 Geoffrey Pope 231, 232 and 313


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


I am currently a Sequencing Technician within the Sequencing Facility after completing my Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship.

I predominately undertake Quality Control and maintain the sequencing machines. This includes checking samples on Qubit, TapeStation, Promega Quantiflour and qPCR. I sequence projects on the MiSeq, NovaSeq 6000 and I am currently being trained to run and maintain the Nanopore MinIon and PromethIon Sequencers.

I undertake DNA sample preparation following protocols including; Nextera XT, NEB Ultra and 1S Swift. I am in the process of starting to undertake RADSeq, RNASeq and TruSeq sample preparations.

Other tasks that I am responsible for include:

  • Mouse Genotyping (for the MRC group)
  • Consumable requisitions
  • Ordering and stock take
  • Instrument training for Qubit, Covaris, TapeStation. Quantiflour.
  • Creating COSHH and Risk Assessments.
  • Pipette calibration

I also have previous experience working in a commercial Food Laboratory.


As part of my Apprenticeship I studied BTEC Level 3 Applied Science in which I achieved Distinction*Distinction. The modules I studied were:

  • Principles and Applications of Science I
  • Principles and Applications of Science II
  • Investigative Project
  • Laboratory Practical Applications and Skills
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

I passed my Apprenticeship in Nov 2019 as a fully qualified Laboratory Technician.


Research interests

General Laboratory duties


Food Industry


Supervision / Group

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