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Department of Genetics

Malaria vector populations
Species delimination
Machine learning in genomics


2018 - present: PhD student, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK

2017 - 2018: MRes, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK

2016 - 2017: Part III of the mathematical tripos, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge, UK

2015 - 2016: Pre-master Mathematics, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

2012 - 2015: Bachelor of Science, University College Utrecht, The Netherlands


I am interested in monitoring Anopheles populations, in particular their intra- and inter-species diversity. The Lawniczak group has developed a genus-wide targeted amplicon sequencing approach, which facilitates large scale population monitoring of major and minor vector species as well as non-vector species. Such tools are able to expose local population composition, which is necessary to inform malaria control efforts. I am developing methods to analyse the sequences generated by the amplicon panel: to predict the clade and species each mosquito belongs to, to study diversity of populations and to analyse Plasmodium (malaria) infections.

Graduate student: Durbin Group
Visiting researcher: Lawniczak Group (Wellcome Sanger Institute, Hinxton)
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