Liam Lumley

Liam Lumley

Position: Master’s student, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town.

Liam is currently a master’s student in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Cape Town in South Africa where he is completing his project under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Robert Ingle. Liam holds a bachelor’s degree majoring in Biochemistry and Genetics and an honours degree in Molecular and Cell Biology, where he focused on characterizing siderophores produced by Mycobacterium abscessus under the supervision of Dr. Monique Williams. Liam’s masters project aims to understand the population architecture of the clonal shrub, Dichrostachys cinerea, by investigating the genetic distance between a multitude of individuals sampled across a broad geographical range. The main objective of his secondment during the RESIST project will be to validate the expression levels of key transcription factor families and their target genes, as previously identified by another RESIST fellow, Michael Edwards, in a gene-regulatory network analysis of Xerophyta elegans, via qRT-PCR. Liam will be co-hosted by Prof. Dr. Zoran Nikoloski’s research group and Dr Michael Lenhard’s group at the University of Potsdam.