Abbi has had an interesting and somewhat varied path to bioinformatics. Starting out as a biochemist, moving through various subjects until she eventually got sick of pipetting and decided sitting behind a computer was more her speed.
Abbi did her batchelors degree at the university of Warwick in Biochemistry, where her dissertation was determining how enviromental survival affected transmission of bovine TB.
Her Masters degree was at the university of Nottingham, where she researched the mechanisms behind bile salts as a trigger for spore germination in Clostridium difficle.
Her phD was at the Royal Veterinary College (funded by the then Veterinary Laboratories Agency) and was on CTX-M resistance in gram negative bacteria.
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