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Dr Paul Coupland - Core Facility Manager

 

Hannah Haydon - Senior Scientific Associate

Hannah received her BSc in Biological Sciences specialising in Molecular Genetics at Warwick University (2006). After graduating, she began her career as a Contract Research Scientist for a genomics service provider. Gaining experience in SNP genotyping and Sanger sequencing and project manager of microarrays and real time PCR projects. She moved to the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute as a Research Assistant in tissue culture before moving onto CRUK. In genomics, Hannah was one of the core members of the sequencing team involved in Illumina next-generation sequencing and library preparation. She was recently promoted to manage the library prep services in the Genomics Core Facility - taking over from Michelle. 

 

Fatimah Bowater - Senior Scientific Associate

Fatimah graduated from Sheffield Hallam University 2007 in BSc (Hons) Cellular and Molecular Biosciences. She previously worked for Source BioSciences in their sequencing services before moving to the Cambridge Institute in 2008. She has gained experience in Sanger sequencing, Illumina next-generation sequencing and library preparation. In genomics, Fatimah was one of the core members of the sequencing team involved in Illumina next-generation sequencing and library preparation. She was recently promoted to manage the sequencing services in the Genomics Core Facility - taking over from Sarah.

 

Johanna Barbieri - Research Assistant

Johanna has come from France to sunny Cambridge. She did her Undergraduate degree on Reunion island studying Microbiology. She followed this up with a Master's degree in Molecular Diagnostics from Toulouse University. Following this, Johanna went off to work for the French National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA) in Toulouse, working in the sequencing facility PlaGe. 

She has extensive experience Illumina next-generation sequencing and library preparation.

 

Joaquin Martinez - Research Assistant

 

Ioannis Deligiannis - Research Assistant

 

Katarzyna Kania - Research Assistant

Kasia received her MSc in Biotechnology specialising in Biotechnological Analytics at Agricultural University of Cracow (2013). After graduating, she began her career as a Research Scientist in Cytocell Ltd. gaining experience in fluorescent in situ hybridisation, microscopy and various molecular biology techniques. In 2017 she decided to extend her knowledge and add NGS to her all-embracing skills. In the Genomics Core Kasia is now involved in library preparation, mostly focusing on 10X Genomics single cell techniques.

In her free time she likes playing board games, photographing and baking cakes.

 

Marta Grzelak - PhD Student

 

Previous staff members:

Rosalind Launchbury

Dr James Hadfield - now working at AstraZeneca as Director of Precision Medicine Laboratories

Tom Denyer - now postdoctoral researcher at University of Tubingen

Jessica Davies - now postdoctoral researcher at University of Oxford

Sarah Leigh-Brown - now working at AbCam

Michelle Pugh - now working at Inivata

Claire Fielding - now working at Illumina in R&D

Sarah Aldridge - now working at AstraZeneca in Precision Medicine Laboratories

Sara Sayalero - now working at Illumina in Barcelona

Christian Bourne - now working at Illumina

Inma Spiteri - now in the Sottoriva lab at ICR

Nik Matthews -  now at The Institute of Cancer Research