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DR. YASMIN FRIEDMANN


Position: Research


Dr. Yasmin Friedmann has a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics and completed her PhD in Astrophysics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2006. She is a postdoctoral researcher in Swansea University School of Medicine working with various research groups and providing bioinformatics and statistical data analysis.


Yasmin worked on simulating the spread of MRSA in hospital settings, she set up pipelines for high-throughput genome assembly, Chip-seq and RNA-seq and variant analyses. She used various bioinformatics and computing tools to find new targets for Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) in silico. She has performed statistical analysis of experimental data for both academic and industrial partners. She is now part of the BEACON+ group.


Expertise:


• Statistical data analysis in industry and academia; power calculations; planning of experiments.
• Bioinformatics: Chip-seq analysis, RNA-Seq analysis, variant analysis, high throughput genome assembly, querying public databases, creating complex pipelines for data processing, interpretation, synthesis, analysis and visualisation.
• Simulation and modeling
• Teaching: Laboratory instruction, tutor in mechanics and electromagnetism
• Use of high performance computers (HPCWales)
• Working knowledge of the following statistics and bioinformatics tools: Bowtie, samtools, MACS, Bioconductor, CEAS, IGV, Genomation, Biopython, Velvet, Spades, Sickle, trimming softwares, FastQC, Quast, kSNP, MACS, SQL, SQL Server, MySQL, database administration, R, Python, bash scripting in UNIX, Linux.