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I began my undergraduate studies studying physics at the University College of Wales Aberystwyth. After this I then worked in industry for a number of years in the field of high-field superconducting magnet manufacture, before returning to university in 2007 to undertake postgraduate research.
I was awarded my PhD in 2012 by the School of Chemistry of the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Biochemical magnetic resonance spectroscopy. I continued working in this area of spectroscopy during my first post-doctoral position at Brooklyn College CUNY (Rick Magliozzo) in New York as well as applying various computational chemistry techniques. After this I worked in the Centre for Genetics and Molecular Biology in the Faculty of Human Medicine at the University of San Martin de Porres in Lima, Peru (Ricardo Fujita). I was responsible for the creation of a bioinformatics facility to enable the lab to work with large scale high-throughput genetic data. Currently I am a bioinformatician working between the VHG group at EI (Federica Di Palma) and the GHFS group at the IFR (Rob Kingsley) focusing on adaptive evolution in Salmonella.