My research uses computational approaches to gather, integrate and analyse biological big data, including working extensively with next-generation sequencing data. I make use of existing computational biology techniques and develop novel methods where needed.
Many yeast species are important human pathogens that cause recurrent treatable infections and life-threatening illness. My research includes studying the evolution of pathogenicity and the identification of disease-causing genes that could be targeted for treatment of infections.
A large part of my research within the CBMA involves working on a variety of biomedical projects. These projects include studying diabetes, epigenetic studies in mental illness and muscle degeneration in ageing.
Wellcome Trust Centre for Biomedical Modelling and Analysis
University of Exeter
RILD Level 3