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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Dr Katy Knight

Dr Katy Knight

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Medical Imaging

 South Cloisters 


South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


I am a diagnostic radiographer and bioinformatician currently working with Professor Karen Knapp as a postdoctoral researcher in medical imaging.I am interested in how data science and bioinformatics can be utilised within the area of medical imaging to improve diagnostics and enable the development of more personalised medicine. 


2018: PhD Biological sciences (Thesis title: Bioinformatic analysis of biotechnologically important microbial communities)

2013: MSc Bioinformatics (Distinction with Dean's commendation)

2012: BSc Diagnostic Radiography (Medical Imaging)


After graduating with a BSc in Medical Imaging and an MSc in Bioinformatics I undertook a PhD investigating bioinformatic methods for the analysis of microbial communities. Following on from this I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in bioinformatics at Exeter university within the Exeter Microbial Biofuels Group (EMBG). Most recently I worked as a senior data scientist for Senisca, a biotech spin-out from the university, where I developed bioinformatic pipelines for the analysis of long read transcriptomic data sets and investigated the genetics of cellular ageing. 

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Journal articles

Morgan H, Knight K, Meertens R (2024). Regional variation in bone mineral density of the distal radius (In press). Osteoporosis and Sarcopenia
Sambles C, Moore K, Lux TM, Jones K, Littlejohn GR, Gouveia JD, Aves SJ, Studholme DJ, Lee R, Love J, et al (2017). Metagenomic analysis of the complex microbial consortium associated with cultures of the oil‐rich alga <i>Botryococcus braunii</i>. MicrobiologyOpen, 6(4). Abstract.
Jones KJ, Moore K, Sambles C, Love J, Studholme DJ, Aves SJ (2016). Draft Genome Sequences of Achromobacter piechaudii GCS2, Agrobacterium sp. Strain SUL3, Microbacterium sp. Strain GCS4, Shinella sp. Strain GWS1, and Shinella sp. Strain SUS2 Isolated from Consortium with the Hydrocarbon-Producing Alga Botryococcus braunii. Genome Announc, 4(1). Abstract.  Author URL.


Edwards S, Knight K, Senior C, Knapp K (2023). Improving understanding of patient treatment duration and adherence using a structured pro-forma during dual-x-ray absorptiometry scan visits. Osteoporosis Society Conference 2023. 13th Mar 2023 - 14th Mar 2024.
Knight K, Fordham R, Knapp K (2023). The impact of COVID-19 on DXA services in England. Osteoporosis Society Conference 2023. 13th - 14th Sep 2023.

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