I use systems and network biology approaches to understand human growth and development. My work on age-related gene networks in human development was recognised as an editor’s choice publication by Science in September 2013 [Zahn,L.M. Growing Pains. Science 341, 1321 (2013)]. The success of my current work is reflected by invitations to present my work at industry symposia and in the number of oral presentations awarded at international meetings (oral presentations at the American ENDO conference as well as the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology conference 2011 – 2015, with my first oral presentation as last author in 2013).
I have a range of collaborations at the University of Manchester, for example: age-related omic analysis of Congenital Hyperinsulinism/Diabetes with Professor Dunne [FLS]; acute lymphoblastic leukaemia with Dr S. Meyer [MHS]; Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis/Obesity with Dr. R. Donn (MHS) along with evolutionary approaches to the analysis of omic time-series with Dr. C. Knight in [FLS], Dr. A. Dowsey [MHS] & Dr. J. Koskinen [social science].
Aug 2015 – Present
Research Fellow in Human Development, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, University of Manchester.
May 2007 - July2015
Senior Research Associate, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, University of Manchester, Visiting Scientist AstraZeneca.
Jan 2004 - April 2007
Senior Research Bio-scientist, Pathways Capability, AstraZeneca, Alderley Park
Jan 2000 - Dec 2003
Research Associate, Dept. Medicine, University of Manchester