Dr Noah Gettle
Noah is a bioinformatician in the Tree of Life Assembly group working primarily on the Aquatic Symbiosis Genome (ASG) Project. Noah has a PhD in evolutionary biology from the University of Minnesota and started his scientific career investigating the origins of multicellularity using primarily lab-based approaches. He transitioned to bioinformatics after getting involved in yeast comparative genomics in the Stelkens Lab at Stockholm University. Since joining Sanger in 2022, Noah has been focused on developing methods of assembling consortia of organisms or holobionts often times in cases (e.g. lichens) where more than one species of organism are inextricably linked. As part of ASG, Noah has also had the exciting opportunity to explore the amazing diveristy of genome architectures associated with often-overlooked groups of organisms that challenge our understanding of evolution and biology.