Dr Emma Johnstone
Head of Bioinformatics
Emma completed her undergraduate in Biology at Imperial College London and then completed her MSc in Soil Science at the University of Edinburgh before undertaking a PhD at the University of Warwick. During her PhD Emma explored how climate change driven extreme weather events, such as flooding and drought, impact soil microbiomes across a variety of land-uses.
At Bactobio, Emma leads the bioinformatic analysis of next-generation sequencing data to elucidate the diversity and metabolic potential of newly cultured bacteria.
Outside of the office Emma enjoys spending time at her allotment, exploring the outdoors or relaxing with a book.