Dr Emily Humble

Research Fellow in Conservation Genomics


I am a conservation geneticist with a particular interest in using genomic tools to inform conservation management and wildlife law enforcement.

I joined the R(D)SVS and the Roslin Institue in 2018 as a Research Fellow in Conservation Genomics. I am currently working on genetic datasets of scimitar-horned oryx,  manta rays and critically endangered guitarfish and wedgefish to help inform future management, and am using hand-held sequencing technologies to aid in elasmobranch fisheries monitoring and law enforcement in Sri Lanka. I also contribute to the Masters Programme in Wildlife Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics.

I completed my PhD at Bielefeld University and the British Antarctic Survey where I developed a genomic toolkit for the Antarctic fur seal to investigate inbreeding, population structure and the impacts of hunting. Prior to this, I worked on adaptive divergence in lamnid sharks using transcriptome sequencing at Imperial College London. I have a particular interest in manta and devil rays and work closely with the Manta Trust on a global manta ray genetics project.


2018: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Bielefeld and the British Antarctic Survey

2013: MRes Biodiversity Informatics and Genomics, Imperial College London

2011: BSc Biology, University of Sussex