I joined the DIL group in June 2021 as Laboratory Coordinator. My role is to manage and coordinate the day-to-day running of the Laboratory.
Previously I worked as High-Throughput Genotyping Manager for the MalariaGEN project. My main role was to set up and run Sequenom multiplex genotyping assays on thousands of DNA samples collected from malaria endemic countries around the world.
I gained a BSc (Hons) degree in Molecular Genetics in Biotechnology from Sussex University in 2001 and went on to work at University College London as a research assistant in the department of Cardiovascular Genetics, where I assisted in many genotyping/mutation screening projects. The main focus during my MSc course in Medical Molecular Biology was on an inherited disease called Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) and to screen for the many FH causing mutations in the LDL receptor and PCSK9 genes.
Heterogeneous alleles comprising G6PD deficiency trait in West Africa exert contrasting effects on two major clinical presentations of severe malaria
Shah SS. et al, (2016), Malaria Journal, 15
Genetic determinants of anti-malarial acquired immunity in a large multi-centre study
Shelton JMG. et al, (2015), Malaria Journal, 14