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Melody Parker


Bioinformatician/DPhil Student

Melody is currently employed as a bioinformatian in Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM) Experimental Medicine, where she is studying for a DPhil in Clinical Medicine, funded by the NIHR Oxford BRC grant. As a part of the Modernising Medical Microbiology (MMM) group, she is optimising direct-from-clinical-sample nanopore sequencing for pathogen identification and antimicrobial resistance prediction.

Before moving to MMM, Melody studied a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and a Master's degree in Computational Medicine (interdisciplinary engineering). During the pandemic, she collected data for the Oxford University and Office for National Statistics Covid Infection Survey, then spent a year working at the Big Data Institute (BDI) with Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH), in the Lindgren group. Her work there was in functional genomics and was focussed on identifying genes and pathways affected by genetic associations for cardio metabolic traits and female infertility.