Education

Education

1999 to 2003 – Ph.D. (Plant Molecular Biology), University of Durham, UK.

1995 to 1999 – B.Sc. (Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (1st Class) with Industrial Placement), University of Durham, UK.

Additional Training

2015 to 2016 – All mandatory University of Calgary Environmental Health and Safety courses including WHMIS 2015.

2014 – Breaking bad chromatograph habits (HPLC and GC) seminar offered by Agilent Technologies, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2013 – Conflict Resolution: workshop offered for Post-Doctoral Fellows; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

2007 – Introduction to Project Management: Genome Sciences Centre Workshop; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

2007 – Time management: Faculty of Medicine Post Doctoral Fellow Professional Development Workshop; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

2007 – Designing a University Course: workshop for postdoctoral fellows offered by the Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

2005 – Influencing Without Authority: workshop on leadership and project management offered for Post-Doctoral Fellows; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Scholarships and Awards

1999 to 2002 – Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council: stipend and conference funding

2002 – Society for Experimental Biology Travel Grant: attended the 13th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research in Seville, Spain.

1999 – W. E. Foster Prize for excellence in plant physiology; University of Durham, UK.