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Dr Lesley Iwanejko PhD

Lecturer in Genetics Musculoskeletal Biology II

Biography

Personal Statement

I am a geneticist with experience of working with a range of bacteria and fungi including Escherichia coli, the food poisoning organism Clostridium perfringens and the model eukaryotes Aspergillus nidulans, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Schizosacchharomyces pombe.

I am particularly interested in interdisciplinary studies and have collaborations around the University. Perhaps the most unusual being with Deryn Rees-Jones (English Department). Deryn and I have recently set up the Liverpool Centre for Poetry and Science (LUPAS).

Personal Distinctions

  • Interview for Science Cafe program (Invitation to Speak, BBC Radio Wales 2009)
  • Interviewee on BBC Radio Wales Science Cafe (Invitation to Speak, BBC 2009)
  • Interviewed Gillian Ferguson - poet (Invitation to Perform, BBC World Service 2008)
  • Workshop leading and panel member (Invitation to Speak, Poetry Society 2006)
  • Chiron Bursary (Competitive Fellowship, Chiron 2005)

Administrative Roles

  • I am the Molecular Biology BSc programme Director. In addition to this role I am the module co-ordinator for the first year classical genetics module and a final year module looking at genome organisation and evolution.

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