Technical Team

Jennie Law
Head of Operations
Jennie Law - Facility Manager
Jennie joined MicrobesNG with 15 years industry experience in Human Resources, L+D and Customer Management. She took up her role as MicrobesNG Facility Manager in September 2015 and where she has set herself at the heart of customer service. She helped organise the commercial aspects of the Genome Science Conference and strives to deliver an outstanding “customer experience”. Jennie is always happy to discuss the products and services on offer through MicrobesNG!
Emily Richardson
Head of Bioinformatics
Emily Richardson - Microbial Bioinformatician
Emily has recently completed a bioinformatics postdoc with Ross Fitzgerald at the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, where she was investigating host adaptation of Staphylococcus. Prior to this she obtained her PhD in bacterial genomics at the University of Edinburgh. Emily spends most of her time wrangling with NGS data, although she occasionally dabbles in web development and training.
Pablo Fuentes Utrilla
Head of Laboratory Operations
Pablo Fuentes-Utrilla - NGS Manager
My research interest is on the use of new sequencing technologies as both diagnostic and research tools. I started my career with my PhD in Population Genetics, followed by a job in Phylogenetics and Phylogeography. I got quickly interested in the potential of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), and I have been working in this exciting field since 2010. After a Postdoc in which I developed NGS markers for genotyping by sequencing, I worked as Senior NGS Sequencing Technician in Edinburgh before joining MicrobesNG.
Álvaro Aguilar Vega

Management Team

Prof Nick Loman
Chief Scientific Officer
Nick Loman
Nick is Professor of Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics at the University of Birmingham, and Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. His research interests include the use microbial genomics and metagenomics for detection and surveillance of infectious diseases.
Rupert Loman
Rupert is an investor and advisor to online media and technology businesses. Following 18 years as CEO of Gamer Network - a leading global online games media and events company he founded and ultimately sold to ReedPop - Rupert is now focused on helping businesses, founders and their teams grow to reach their full potential.

Management Group

Prof. Tim Mitchell
University of Birmingham
Dr Jane Steele
University of Birmingham

External Advisory Board

Dr Aaron Darling
University of Technology, Sydney
Dr James Hadfield
CRUK Genomics core facility
Dr Lex Nederbragt
University of Oslo, Norway
A/Prof Torsten Seemann
University of Melbourne
Prof Craig Winstanley
University of Liverpool
Prof Nicholas Thomson
Wellcome Sanger Institute