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Division of Genome Biology

Staff list

Head of Division:

Professor Dan Macqueen

Personal Chair in Integrative Fish Genomics

Group Leaders / Career Track Fellows

Name (sorted in ascending order) Role Research Interests
Anum Ali Ahmad Core Scientist in Microbiota Analysis
Dr Emily Clark Chancellors Fellow

My main research interests focus on transcriptomics and genomics in livestock in both production animals and indigenous African breeds. I am particularly interested in functional annotation and the transcriptional control of complex traits.

Laura Glendinning Chancellor's Fellow

My group researches the functional relationships between the microbiota, host and environment in various animal species, with a particular focus on avians. 

Dr Andy Law Group Leader/Senior Research Fellow

The development of simple-to-use systems for handling and reformatting data for genetic analyses.

Dr Jeffrey Schoenebeck Chancellors Fellow

Genetic, genomic, and phenotyping approaches to studying the biological mechanisms that underlie canine morphology and disease.

Dr Jacqueline Smith Group Leader/Senior Research Fellow

I work in the field of avian genomics with a particular interest in ‘resilience’ of birds, whether that be with respect to disease resistance (with a focus on Marek's disease and avian flu) or environmental adaptation. I also work as part of  the Centre for Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH), investigating the genetics of indigenous African chickens.

Dr Douglas Vernimmen Chancellors Fellow/Research Fellow

Our collaborative research with Prof K Kranc is to address the precise functions of epigenetic regulators in myeloid leukaemia using in vitro, ex-vivo and in vivo models. Together with additional screening in patients for mutations in this gene, this research will enable us to develop new approaches to treat leukaemia.

Dr Nick Wade Group Leader in Aquaculture

We are trying to understand how aquatic animals respond to challenges such as disease and environmental stressors, and the molecular regulation of those pathways to make them more resilient to those challenges. The ways in which fish and prawns respond to stressors might be shared with other animals, while many others will be unique and it’s understanding those mechanisms, and understanding how these amazing creatures respond and thrive in a dynamic marine environment, that I’m passionate about.