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Marcelo Amorelli Kornexl

Marcelo is an Austrian third year BSc Medical Sciences (Genomics) student at the University of Exeter. He is currently completing a Professional Training Year (PTY), and will work half the year in Tokyo’s National Cancer Centre with Dr Ryoichi Sadahiro. The second half of the year will be spent working with Exeter’s Complex Disease Epigenetics […]

Lachlan MacBean

As part of his BSc in Biological Sciences at Bournemouth University, Lachlan conducted research into the genetic factors of type II diabetes, using Drosophila nephrocytes as a model for the human podocyte. In 2018 Lachlan completed an MSc degree in Biotechnology at the University of Essex after researching the relationships between smoking, age-related methylation and […]

Aisha Dahir

Aisha completed her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Birmingham. She focused on cell communication, with her research project specialising in understanding the genetic and protein changes in loss of Y chromosome in head and neck cancer. Staying on at Birmingham, she took a Msc in Bioinformatics where she analysed different datasets […]

Betsan Jones

Betsan is a third year BSc Medical Sciences (Genomics) student at the University of Exeter. She has recently started her Professional Training Year (PTY) where she will spend 5 months with the Complex Disease Epigenetics Group under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Mill. The second half of her PTY will be spent in Tokyo at […]

Grant Neilson

Grant graduated with a First Class Honours in an Msci in Biology from the University Of Southampton. For his Masters project he was involved in a study aiming to build an accurate polygenic risk score for age related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. During this project he developed an […]

Gina Commin

Gina completed a degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, at the University of Cambridge. Following this she spent a few years working in clinical research including working for a company specialising in pharmacovigilance monitoring and then assisting in the management of a large multinational Haematology trial. She then undertook an MPhil  in […]

Joshua Harvey

  Josh completed his BSc Biochemistry (Hons) at the University of Kent in 2016 and following graduation was employed as a Molecular Pathologist at Eli Lilly and Co. in Surrey. His role at Lilly involved histological analysis of pathological processes in neurodegenerative diseases. He is particularly interested in neurobiology, genetics and neurodegenerative disease, specifically synucleinopathies. […]

Michael Schrauben

Michael is a PhD student at the University of Exeter under the supervision of Professor Katie Lunnon and Dr Emma Dempster. He recently graduated from Imperial College London with a MRes degree in Cancer Biology and previously obtained a BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Greenwich. Through projects investigating the role […]

Ffion James

Ffion James is a third year BSc Medical Sciences student at the University of Exeter, currently partaking in a Professional Training Year (PTY). For the first half of her PTY, she assisted with Dr Ryoichi Sadahiro’s research of postoperative delirium at the National Cancer Centre Japan in Tokyo. For the second half, she will be […]

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Jonathan Mill

Each month, the editors of The American Journal of Human Genetics interview an author(s) of a recently published paper. This month, we check in with Jonathan Mill to discuss his paper, “Leveraging DNA-Methylation Quantitative-Trait Loci to Characterize the Relationship between Methylomic Variation, Gene Expression, and Complex Traits.” AJHG: What caused you to start working on […]