Dr Rachel Colquhoun

Dr Rachel Colquhoun is a Postdoc at the University of Edinburgh Institute of Evolutionary Biology, currently building and maintaining the SARS-CoV-2 alignment, variant calling and phylogenetics pipelines. She completed an MMath in Mathematics and a DPhil in Computational Biology at the University of Oxford. Prior to the pandemic, her research focused on developing bioinformatics tools for metagenomic and viral nanopore sequence data and analysis of bacterial genomic variation using pangenome reference graphs.