Dr Achchuthan Shanmugasundram BSc, ARCS, PhD

Genome Annotator/ Curator (Research Associate) Functional and Comparative Genomics


Personal Statement

I gained a BSc (Hons) degree in biochemistry from Imperial College London in 2010. I subsequently completed a PhD at the University of Liverpool in functional and comparative genomics. My thesis centred around the genome annotation, metabolic pathway reconstruction and proteomics of apicomplexan parasites. I then took a post-doctoral position as a genome scientist at the Mill Hill Laboratory of the Francis Crick Institute (formerly MRC National Institute for Medical Research). Here I worked on the alpine marmot genome project. I returned to Liverpool in 2016 to take up a position within Prof Christiane Hertz-Fowler’s group.

Personal Distinctions

  • Associate Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy 2014)
  • Representing the University in the first ever RENKEI Researcher Development School (RENKEI 2013)
  • Best Poster (Prize, Institute of Integrative Biology 2013)
  • Second Best Poster in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (Prize, University of Liverpool 2012)

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