The Cambridge BioDesign Forum 2012

26th & 27th September, Cambridge, UK

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Jim Ajioka
Senior Lecturer in Molecular Parasitology, University of Cambridge

Jim Ajioka is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Pathology and Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge.  He received his PhD in Drosophila population genetics from SUNY Stony Brook’s Department of Ecology and Evolution and helped establish the Drosophila Genome Project as an NIH postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Dan Hartl’s lab at Washington University.  Jim's  current research combines science and engineering, employing population genetic tools and large-scale molecular biology to  i) investigate host-intracellular pathogen interactions  using Toxoplasma gondii as a model and ii) implement Synthetic Biology methods for construction of genetic systems in microbes.   Both areas of research are underpinned by genomic, transcriptomic, metabolomic, proteomic  techniques with associated computational analyses.