STS staff

Dr Michelle Hollingsworth

Head of Scientific and Technical Services and Molecular Laboratory Manager

  • Specialist area: Molecular techniques for biodiversity research
  • Support area: Management and development of laboratory research facilities. Collaborative research (molecular).

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Dr Laura Forrest

Molecular Laboratory Technician

  • Specialist area: General laboratory procedures. Bryophyte phylogenetics and plastomics. Plant barcoding

  • Support area: Collaborative research (molecular) 

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Ruth Hollands

General Laboratory Manager

  • Specialist area: General laboratory procedures.
  • Support area: Management of General lab facilities. Collaborative research (molecular), Health and Safety.

Frieda Christie

Electron Microscopist

  • Specialist area: Microscopy and image analysis.
  • Support area: Management of the electron microscope and light microscopy facilities, collaborative research (microscopy). Image processing. Procurement officer.

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