Dr Physilia Chua
Postdoctoral fellow for the BIOSCAN UK flying insects project to document UK insect diversity and discover species interactions
My research is on the use of DNA-based techniques to document insect diversity in the UK and to elucidate any cobiont interactions.
To future proof collected insect specimens, our group uses non-destructive DNA extraction techniques coupled with both long/short reads sequencing platforms to achieve our aims.
Awarded the Wellcome Translation Committee Fund (Project: Sequence-based species identification and analysis for anyone, anywhere)
Awarded PhD in Genomics (University of Copenhagen)
Joined Wellcome Sanger Institute as Postdoctoral fellow
Started PhD at the University of Copenhagen as part of the MSCA-ITN-ETN Plant.ID network