Curriculum Vitae

Name:  Lucy McWilliam
Date of birth:  7th April 1978
Nationality:  British
Address:  available on request
Telephone:  available on request
Email:  lucifer[at] (please note the anti-spam format)


November 2005 - present: Life Sciences Data Analyst, BioWisdom Ltd., Cambridge, UK
Promoted to a permanent position, I am now involved in the identification of healthcare data sources, text mining, data curation and quality control.

August 2005 - November 2005: Data Curator, BioWisdom Ltd., Cambridge, UK
In this temporary position, my main role was the capture of healthcare intelligence from unstructured data sources.

Summer 1999: Software engineer, Manchester Computing, University of Manchester, UK
Implementation of an online course delivery system in perl (8 weeks).

Summer 1998: Web author, School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
Renovation of the undergraduate web site - involving HTML coding, graphic design, and liaison with relevant staff (8 weeks).

Summer 1997: Clerical assistant, Northern Examinations and Assessment Board, Manchester, UK
Involved mental arithmetic and sustained concentration (4 weeks).


2000 - present: Department of Genetics & Darwin College, University of Cambridge, UK
PhD student, funded by the Medical Research Council. As a member of the FlyChip Group, which provides functional genomics services to the UK Drosophila community, I have studied various aspects of the analysis of gene expression data obtained from microarrays, including the comparison of microarray platforms, the evaluation of gene clustering algorithms, and the characterisation of genes with male-biased expression.

1999 - 2000: Faculty of Biology, University of Leeds, UK
Distinction, MRes Bioinformatics, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Courses taken include bioinformatics programming, molecular evolution and epidemiology. My research project was the development of a gene compendium for the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa - a web-accessible relational database containing accumulated genetic annotation.

1996 - 1999: School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
2:1, BSc (Hons) Anatomical Sciences. Courses taken range from biochemistry and evolution to microbiology and pathology. My dissertation investigated the current neurosurgical treatments for Parkinson's disease. My research project was the development of a biomedical web portal - a database of useful internet resources.

1994-1996: Winstanley Sixth Form College, Wigan, Lancashire, UK
A-Levels in Biology (A), Mathematics (A), Further Mathematics (C), Art (B) and General Studies (A).


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