Dr Sarah Mwangi

Postdoctoral Fellow


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My interest is in genome biology. I am currently a bioinformatics researcher with the Avocado research program. Together with the Avocado genome consortium, we have embarked on a project to sequence the Avocado genome. We anticipate to create a molecular toolbox using the genome sequence data that will be utilised to unravel genetics underpinning complex traits such as disease tolerance.

Before my appointment at the university of Pretoria, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Karolinska institutet in Sweden where I worked on genetic mechanisms underlying late stage emphysema.

I completed my doctoral studies at the South African National Bioinformatics Institute at the University of the Western Cape, under the supervision of Prof Alan Christoffels where I worked on transcription regulatory mechanisms of the Tsetse fly genome. I have  also worked on the Asian seabass and the Mycobacterium Tuberculosis  genomes.