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My research in a nutshell

I am a Research Associate at The Roslin Institute applying genome editing tools to improve livestock farming and boost conservation efforts. Currently, I am working in Tom Burdon’s group to develop specialised cells that can speed up the creation of vaccines for devastating pig diseases, such as African swine fever.

Biography

Before starting my current role, I undertook my PhD in Bruce Whitelaw’s group at The Roslin Institute. My PhD project designed, modelled and engineered CRISPR-based gene drives in mice to deomonstrate their potential as humane pest management tools. I have also completed a Masters in Animal Science, which included time at University of Copenhagen, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and University of Oxford.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, RMIT University

Master in Science, SLU, Swedish Agricultural University

Master in Science, University of Copenhagen

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