We are a small team of biologists and chemists with several years of experience in the analytical sciences.
Dr Tessa Moses
Metabolomics Specialist (Facility Manager)
+44 (0)131 650 82 84
Tessa obtained her PhD in Biotechnology from the lab of Prof. Alain Goossens, University of Ghent, Belgium in 2012 on the metabolic engineering of plants and yeast for the production of triterpenoid saponin building blocks. She was a postdoctoral scientist in the group of Prof. Anne Osbourn, John Innes Centre until 2015 where she worked on exploiting the syntegron technology platform for the assembly and optimisation of complex genetic ensembles, in particular the development of a triterpenoid biosensor in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. She obtained a Special Research Fund (BOF) from the University of Ghent, Belgium in 2015 to work as a doctoral assistant with research activities on the engineering of yeast for the screening and sustainable production of high-value pharmaceutical and pesticidal triterpenoids. Tessa joined the University of Edinburgh in 2017 as a postdoctoral research associate in the group of Prof. Susan Rosser to develop a yeast platform for saponin production with applications in home and personal care products. She has extensively used metabolomics in her synthetic biology projects with expertise in the analysis of specialized small molecule natural products. She joined EdinOmics as the Metabolomics Specialist in 2019.
+44 (0)131 650 60 44
Lisa completed her BSc (Hons) in Microbiology and Biotechnology from Napier University in 2003. She undertook her Honours project at Moredun Research Facility where she was then offered a position in their Functional Genomics Unit providing an Edman degradation protein sequencing service to the units’ clients. She quickly moved on to working with the mass spectrometers within the facility and this is where her expertise grew. In 2013 she joined the Kinetic Parameter Facility at the University of Edinburgh (since rebranded as EdinOmics) working with the units Thermo Scientific QExactive mass spectrometer to provide a reliable and robust proteomics service. She now works alongside the units other specialists to provide a comprehensive 'omics' service to both internal and external clients.
In 2018, Lisa embarked on a part time PhD project linked to the Visicort project. Her aim is to use multiomics to characterise different eye tissues in keratoconus and Fuch's dystrophy patients.