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Lia Chappell

  • Staff Scientist
  • Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • 6Followers
  • 7Following

Professional experience

Staff Scientist

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

October 2014 - Present

Post Doc

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

October 2013 - September 2014(a year)

PhD student

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

October 2009 - September 2013(4 years)



University of Cambridge

October 2009 - September 2013(4 years)


University of Cambridge

October 2008 - June 2009(8 months)

BA (Natural Sciences/Biochemstry)

University of Cambridge

October 2005 - September 2008(3 years)


I've recently joined the R&D team in the Sanger Institute, where I'll be working on assays that use high throughput DNA sequencing platforms. These approaches will be applied to scientific problems across the institute. In my previous project I was working on methods to study gene expression in Malaria parasites using high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies (RNA-seq). We produced a near-complete catalogue of parasite gene expression that will be helpful for scientists working in Malaria biology. I was jointly supervised by Matt Berriman and Julian Rayner, and interacted with researchers in the parasite genomics and malaria programme at the Sanger Institute. In my spare time I'm activity involved with science outreach in Cambridge, and in 2009-11 I was the student president of Cambridge Hands-On Science (CHaOS). Now I'm trying a range of other outreach activities, including communicating science by the medium of stand-up comedy!


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