Dr Avril Coghlan

Senior Bioinformatician

I am a bioinformatician working on the genomes of parasitic worms and the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.

I am currently working in the Berriman group on parasitic worms, and in the Thomson group on the bacterium that causes cholera, Vibrio cholerae.

I am interested in understanding how the genomes of parasitic worms 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 have also recently started work in Thomson group, on Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes cholera. I am working on improving genomic resources and analyses available for Vibrio cholerae, in the Pathogen.Watch platform for genomic surveillance.

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/).

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