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Jamie is a Bioinformatician with a wide and varied background in Biology and working in other industries. He completed a B.Sc. (Hons) in neuroscience from Edinburgh University in 2001 and after working in the finance and pharmaceutical industries for a few years returned to academia to complete an M.Res degree at Glasgow University in 2005. Following this Jamie undertook a PhD at Newcastle University, in which he was investigating the relationship between gene co-expression and the pattern of CIS regulatory element distribution of the genes involved.
His current work involves the provision of bioinformatics support to genetic epidemiologists investigating breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. Dr Allen’s primary focus at present is establishing and monitoring next generation sequencing pipelines and various ad-hoc projects, often involving his experience with genetic regulatory systems.
As well as his work in developing NGS pipelines and keeping abreast of new technologies for carrying out this work, Jamie also maintain an interest in gene regulatory mechanisms and networks.