Dr Kate Templeton is a COG-UK Principal Investigator for the University of Edinburgh and a Consultant Clinical Scientist in the Department of Medical Microbiology at the University of Edinburgh. She did her undergraduate study at the University of Edinburgh, doing a final year honours project with Dr Maurice Gallagher. Thereafter she trained as a clinical scientist at Barts and the London, and worked towards FRCPath examination under supervision of Professor Don Jeffries. She returned to Edinburgh in 2005 and now delivers the clinical virology service at the University of Edinburgh alongside three medical consultants. Outside professional life, she is a former international rower and was a member of the British Olympic team in 1995-6.