BSc(Hons), PhD, FIBMS, FLS, FHEA
Postdoctoral Researcher (Bioinformatics)
Richard is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Blood and Transplant Unit Genomics to Enhance Microbiology Screening (BTRU-GEMS) project, funded by NIHR. His role involves analysing next generation sequencing (NGS) data to identify and classify pathogens in blood and transplant products.
Originally trained as an histologist, Richard is a state-registered Biomedical Scientist, but retrained via PhD in Computer Science, for which he studied computational biology. He has over four years of experience in postdoctoral research but has also held roles as a University Lecturer and a Principal Data Scientist in industry.
His current interests include application of bioinformatics to metagenomic screening, taxonomy of viruses and development of novel teaching and learning technologies.