Mr Cameron Robert Ferguson
This person is a member of Sanger Institute Alumni.
Research assistant working on the BIOSCAN UK and vector genomics projects
My research can be divided largely into two halves, the BIOSCAN projects and the work on vector genomics
- One such project is the matrix project. The primary aim of the matrix project is to develop a high-throughput, non-destructive method to extract DNA from millions of malaise trap caught flying insects, for barcoding and long-read sequencing.
- Another such project that I work on utilises mini-barcoding to elucidate interactions between insects their environments, diets and any microbial/parasitic interactions that may be occurring.
- My research here focuses largely on single mosquito guts that were disected out 24 hours post blood feed. We are interested in identifying any differences in the microbial communities of the guts depending if the mosquitoes were fed directly on the skin or through a membrane.
Programmes and Facilities
Tree of Life
Investigates the diversity of complex organisms through sequencing and cellular technologies. We generate and use high-quality genome sequences to explore the ...