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Bye Sanger, Hello TGAC

After 3.5 exciting years at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, working as senior developer for the DECIPHER database, it was time to start a new venture. As of February 13th, I am the Project Leader of Plant and Animal Genomes at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC). TGAC is specialized in the study of plants, microbes and animal genomes with the view to facilitate the development of new genomics-based biology in academic and commercial sectors.

In my new role at TGAC I will be leading the group of computational biologists working on plant and animal genome analyses within the Genome Analysis Team. Our aims will include the organization of the analysis of sequence generated at TGAC, engaging with internal and external collaborators, nationally and internationally. A lot of the work will focus on (but will not solely be restricted to) the analysis of RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and Bisulphite sequencing data for the purposes of understanding how genes are regulated.

Coming Opportunities

I will be expecting to have openings in my group in the near future for student projects (Masters and PhD) as well as research associates and technicians. Meanwhile, if you are interested in joining or simply discussing ideas or potential projects in the the broad areas of transcriptomics, epigenomics and gene regulation, you are always welcome to drop me a line.

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