I joined BioSS as a bioinformatician in April 2022. My background is in the application of high-throughput DNA sequencing data to various problems in wildlife/ fisheries and conservation genetics, and in that capacity I have worked on projects involving various endangered and managed species. I am still active in this area, but also spend a lot of time in various other 'omics applications.
- Pipeline development and bioinformatics supporting Scotland's wastewater SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance programme
- Improving methods for geolocation/ landscape genetics in managed species (addressing specific problems such as human-mediated translocation and skewed sampling)
- Developing supervised and unsupervised methods for improved genotype imputation
- Methods for detecting hybridisation from genomic data (and some collaborative projects in various species)
- Improving methods for spatial genetics in riverscapes and other dendritic systems, and applications for these methods in comparative population genetics