Norwich School (GCSE/A-level)
University of Bristol (undergrad)
University of East Anglia (masters)
GCSEs: 3xA* (dual science, RS), 4xA (maths, geography, English language, French), 2xB (English lit., graphic design)
AS levels: Physics, D; Critical Thinking, B
A-level: Biology, A; Chemistry, A; Philosophy, B
BSc Biochemistry: 2.1
MSc Molecular Medicine: Distinction
Making sandwiches at Subway > Washing cars > Editing scientific papers at three different publishing companies
Genome Note Editor for the Tree of Life programme at the Sanger Institute
Wellcome Sanger Institute
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I live in London with my partner and some friends. I love running, eating pizza and riding my bike.
I help turn the genomes produced by the Darwin Tree of Life project into papers for other scientists to read.
I gather together information from various different places and people to put together genome notes. This information is taken from different online repositories (websites where data is stored) and the internal Sanger Institute network. I also coordinate the recruitment of different scientists to write short ‘background’ pieces about each of the species we sequence so that people reading the genome notes can understand more about the species.
Once I have gathered together all of this information, I submit the genome note for publication with our publisher, Wellcome Open Research, and also search for peer reviewers (other scientists that read the genome note to make sure everything in it is correct). We are trying to publish around 20 of these per month.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Curiosity about how the world works
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Nobel prize winner
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Only when I didn't do my homework
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Cash, cash, cash