Dr Avril Coghlan
I am a bioinformatician working on parasitic worm genomes.
I am interested in understanding how the genomes of parasitic worms (nematodes and platyhelminths) evolve; in identifying worm drug targets and predicting potential novel anthelmintic drugs; and in helping lab biologists to develop new tools to study the biology of parasitic worms. I am also interested in statistics and bioinformatics methodology, and I’ve written The Little Books of R (http://little-books-of-r.readthedocs.io/en/latest/) and write a blog on things I learn about bioinformatics, called avrilomics (http://avrilomics.blogspot.co.uk/).
BSc Mathematics & Statistics, Open University, UK
Joined the Parasite Genomics (Matthew Berriman) group, Wellcome Sanger Institute
Lecturer in Bioinformatics, University College Cork, Ireland
Postdoctoral fellow, Richard Durbin group, Wellcome Sanger Institute
PhD, Ken Wolfe group, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
BA Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland