Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
Matthew graduated with a BSc in human genetics (2007) and an MRes in bioinformatics (2008) from Newcastle University. He then moved to Trinity College Dublin to complete a PhD in genetics (2013) as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie initial training network LeCHE, specializing in the analysis of ancient DNA. Subsequently he conducted further postdoctoral research in archaeogenetics at Trinity College Dublin as part of the ERC funded CodeX project. Matthew joined BioArCh as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in 2017.
My research interests centre on the use of genetic methods to understand the past, particularly using ancient DNA to investigate animal domestication and breeding. My current research focuses on the extraction and sequencing of DNA from manuscript parchment a time capsule of genetic information.