John Smith

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Dr Chris Durrant

Chris is a molecular geneticist and wildlife epidemiologist. He has a PhD in population genetics and ecotoxicology from King’s College London. Since receiving his doctorate, he has worked at the Institute of Zoology, and Queen Mary University London where his work has ranged from molecular identification of wildlife diseases, to population

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Dr Alexandra Crampton-Platt

Alex has a PhD in metagenomics and has pioneered some of the most cutting-edge methods for bulk genome assembly and PCR-free DNA taxonomy. Alex joined NatureMetrics in August 2016 and is responsible for building and maintaining our bioinformatics pipelines.

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Dr Peter Gilchrist

Peter is a Director of Operations and leads the Biodiversity and Water Environment business for the Sustainable Solutions Business Unit at Jacobs UK.

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Professor David Hill

David is Chairman and owner/founder of The Environment Bank Ltd (EBL), Deputy Chair of Natural England, the governments statutory advisers on the natural heritage, and previously a member of the Board of the UK government’s Joint Nature Conservation Committee. He is also a member of the government’s Ecosystem Markets Taskforce

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Bob Ellis

Bob is an experienced investor and director of businesses at all stages.

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Simon Acland

Simon is an experienced Venture Capital investor with a keen interest in nature conservation as a Trustee of Plantlife and a member of many other environmental organisations. He is currently director of London’s Green Angel Syndicate and has held non-executive directorships in 40 companies over the last 30 years.

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Prof. Douglas Yu

Doug is a Professor of Ecology at the University of East Anglia. He has a background in field ecology, giving him a profound understanding of (1) sampling and experimental design, (2) the physical and logistical challenges of conducting fieldwork and handling samples in remote locations, and (3) ecological statistics. Doug

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Scott Townend

Scott is a molecular lab technician, who joined the team in April 2016. Having previously worked in a high toxicity laboratory handling radioactive and highly toxic materials, Scott is used to working to a high standard of accuracy while maintaining the highest level of safety.

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Dr Cuong Q. Tang (CT)

CT is a molecular taxonomist with extensive experience of high throughput DNA barcoding, metabarcoding and mitochondrial metagenomics. His DEFRA-funded postdoctoral research fellowship focused on the development of a protocol for DNA-based assessment of UK pollinator diversity, and he joined the team as a Senior Scientist in August 2016.

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