Jessica Lingley

Research Technician

I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2010 with a 1st BSc (Hons) in Genetics. I then completed an MRes in Molecular Oncology, graduating in 2011 with a distinction. Following graduation, I began working as a Research Technician within the Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour department at the University of Liverpool where my work focused on the evolutionary genetics of industrial melanism in the peppered moth.

Upon completion of this role, I decided to take a gap year and spent the next 18 months travelling. In 2014 I returned to the UK and took up the position of Research Technician within the Vector Biology department where I am currently working on several different projects. I am responsible for carrying out molecular work on tsetse flies collected in Tanzania, Uganda and DRC and looking for the presence/absence of trypanosomes and bloodmeal analysis. 

 

Selected publications

  • Van't Hof, Arjen E, Campagne, Pascal, Rigden, Daniel J., Yung, Carl J., Lingley, Jessica, Quail, Michael A, Hall, Neil, Darby, Alistair C. and Saccheri, Ilik J.(2016) 'The industrial melanism mutation in British peppered moths is a transposable element'. NATURE, Vol 534, pp. 102-105.

    Cunningham, Lucas J, Lingley, Jessica, Haines, Lee R, Ndung'u, Joseph M, Torr, Steve and Adams, Emily (2016) 'Illuminating the Prevalence of Trypanosoma brucei s.l. in Glossina Using LAMP as a Tool for Xenomonitoring'. PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES, Vol 10, Issue 2, e0004441.