EdinOmics

The Team

We are a small team of biologists and chemists with several years of experience in the analytical sciences.

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Dr Tessa Moses

Metabolomics Specialist & Facility Manager

Tessa.Moses@ed.ac.uk

+44 (0)131 650 8284

Background

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 and Facility Manager of EdinOmics in 2019.

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Lisa Imrie

Proteomics Specialist

Lisa.Imrie@ed.ac.uk

+44 (0)131 650 6044

Background

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.  

Publications

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Fraser Massie

Junior Technician

Fraser.Massie@ed.ac.uk

+44 (0)131 650 6044

Background

Fraser completed his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences in 2019. During his honours project he analysed the expression of NLRP10 in the A549 cell line. After a short break from lab work he began his scientific career in his role as Junior Technician at EdinOmics in 2021.

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Andrew Orendorff

Andrew Orendorff

Research Technician

Andrew.Orendorff@ed.ac.uk

+44 (0)131 650 6044

Background

Andy graduated the Biotechnology Advanced program at St. Lawrence College, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 2017. As part of his curriculum, Andy worked in the Snedden Lab at Queen’s University where he aided in the study of calcium-binding proteins in plant cells and their response to external stimuli. Soon after graduating, he worked in Caduceon Environmental Laboratories in 2018 where he conducted environmental water quality testing and analysis through solvent extraction and direct-injection GC/MS. In 2019, he brought this knowledge and experience to large scale industry by working at Frulact Canada as a Quality Control Analyst. There he conducted daily testing and analysis on food products, including microbiological, as well as analysis of chemical compounds of raw materials. Andy is now continuing his Mass Spectrometry experience as a Research Technician at EdinOmics in 2021.

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Past members

Eliane Salvo-Chirnside (MPhil BSc)

Dr Hannah Florance

Dr Khadar Dudekula

Dr Thierry Le Bihan

Dr Sarah Martin

Dr Martin E. Barrios-Llerena

Steven Kane