• Alumni

Kirsten McLay

Platforms & Pipelines Operational Manager

Biography.

Contact details:

  • +44 (0) 1603 450 897

kirsten.mclay@earlham.ac.uk

Kirsten joined the Earlham Institute in January 2010 and currently manages the Operations Team within the Platforms and Pipelines group. Her team is responsible for the delivery of a broad range of applications utilising a variety of automative platforms and cutting-edge genomic technologies to generate data in a high throughput laboratory environment. 

Kirsten also undertakes the role of Laboratory Manager and Health and Safety Officer and is currently a member of the Biological Safety and Quality Assurance committees.

Prior to joining EI, Kirsten gained extensive experience in high throughput DNA sequencing as a Production Sequencing Group Leader at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute where she co-ordinated the management and delivery of numerous sequencing projects contributing to The Human Genome Project and Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium. 

Publications.

The DNA sequence of the human X chromosome.

Ross MT, Grafham DV, Coffey AJ, Scherer S, McLay K et al. Nature vol 434: pp325-337 March 2005

Genome sequence of the Nematode C. elegans: A platform for investigating biology. 

The C. elegans Sequencing Consortium. Science vol 282: pp 2012-2018 December 1998