Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7UU
Amelia graduated from the University of Kent in 2012 with a degree in Biomedical Science. She then moved to Aberystwyth University where she studied an Equine Science MSc. She completed her Master’s dissertation at the Animal Health Trust in 2013 and joined the bacteriology research team in January 2014 as a Research Assistant.
Amelia’s research has involved the identification of genes required by Streptococcus equi subsp. equi to survive in vitro, aiding the identification of potential vaccine targets in this bacterium, the causative agent of equine strangles. Her research has also included the production of a diagnostic triplex qPCR test for the detection of Streptococcus zooepidemicus.
Expertise & Interests:
Amelia has a particular interest in next-generation sequencing and its applications. The development of a transposon directed insertion-site sequencing method used in her ongoing research enables the use of the MiSeq next-generation sequencer. She is also interested in the processing of sequencing data through the use of computer programs.
The Animal Health Trust is a veterinary charity, based in Suffolk, which offers clinical referral services and diagnostic testing for horses, dogs and cats in East Anglia, across the UK and internationally. Through its research programmes it develops new diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines to help thousands of animals.