Angela Beckett

Angela Beckett is a Specialist Research Technician at the University of Portsmouth, with a background in infectious disease and high containment. After completing an MSc in Medical Microbiology, she went on to work at Porton Down, where she was responsible for developing viral, diagnostic assays and specialised vaccines. Initially hired to perform research on novel PETase discovery, her first day on the job was the first day of lockdown. Since then she has been working at the local NHS site, where she has helped to establish and maintain the University of Portsmouth COG UK sequencing site.