Abi Perrin

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    University of York
    Wentworth Way
    YO10 5DD

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Dr. Abi Perrin

Research Associate in Cyanobacteria Cell

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I joined the Mackinder lab and the worlds of microalgae and photosynthesis in January 2021 after a decade working on disease-causing microbes. Before moving to York I completed my degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge specialising in microbiology then focussed on host-pathogen protein-protein interactions involved in disease during my PhD at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. During this time I became fascinated by the single-celled parasites that hijack red blood cells to cause malaria then moved to London to work more closely on their biology and genetics at the Francis Crick Institute. Now I hope to apply the techniques and insights that have revolutionised our understanding of malaria by using high-throughput genetic approaches to characterise the localisation and function of thousands of proteins in cyanobacteria, which are the photosynthetic prokaryote ancestors of chloroplasts in algae and plants.