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Katy Brown

Katy Brown

SSI fellow

University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge


  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Virus Evolution

My work

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Virology Division in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge working with Dr. Andrew Firth. My main research focus is detecting novel and under-researched RNA viruses in non-model organisms, particularly insects and other arthropods, and characterising their evolution. I am also interested in software development for computational biology and have developed the tool CIAlign ( for cleaning and visualising multiple sequence alignments. I have previously completed a Computational Genomics and Training (CGAT) fellowship at the University of Oxford and a PhD in endogenous retroviral evolution at the University of Nottingham.

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