Lee Siggens

Senior Research Fellow

I did my undergraduate degree in Food and Human Nutrition close to home at Newcastle University (UK). I worked for a year as a research assistant in Co. Cork (Ireland) in an Agriculture and Biotechnology centre. During my undergraduate degree I developed an interest in molecular biology and obtained a Wellcome Trust MPhil/PhD scholarship at the Institute of Metabolic Science (Cambridge, UK). After my PhD I joined the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm). My research for the past few years has primarily focussed on chromatin and epigenomics. Currently in the lab we are working on improving and adapting massively parallel reporter assays for cis regulatory element and genetic variant characterisation.