Technical Research Scientist
Geoffrey Pope 401
Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK
I am currently working in the Temperton group at the University of Exeter specifically as part of the Citizen Phage Library (CPL). I am involved in various CPL projects including isolating novel phages, protocol optimisation/development, and assisting CPL staff and students with their projects.
My main role involves assisting with the management of the CPL, a bank of over 1,000 bacteriophages/viruses. As part of our work advocating for phage therapy, I've worked alongside the whole CPL team to isolate bacteriophages for clinical compassionate use in patients in the UK.
2018-2022 First Class MSci Biological Sciences (Microbiology and Infectious Disease)
2022- 2023 Technical Research Scientist (bacteriophage) Citizen Phage Library, GP401
2021-2022 Master's student MRC Department of Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology, GP3
2021-2022 Undergraduate Laboratory Demonstrator University of Exeter, GP101
2021 Undergraduate Lab Technician University of Exeter, GP101
2019 Microbiology (bacteriophage) Intern Bundeswehr Institute for Microbiology Munich, Germany
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I have a strong interest in microbiology, specifically in virology, and have gained experience in producing, optimizing, and editing protocols to fit project requirements with an emphasis on resourcefulness and cost reduction. My research interests are centered around analytical skills in microbiology and human disease, and I have published two papers in the former field. Additionally, I received the Exeter Award and the Clare Nunn Travel Grant for exceptional academic and professional skills. Overall, my interests lie in advancing the field of microbiology by applying my skills to research in human disease.