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Subspecialties Bioinformatics, Genetics and epigenetics, Technology and innovation, Microbiology and immunology, Omics

Creating an Immune Inventory

Autoimmune diseases are as varied as they are poorly understood, with the potential to affect almost all organs and tissues of the body. There are around 80 recognized autoimmune diseases, and many have been linked to human leukocyte antigen (HLA) – a gene complex that codes for major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins, and plays a crucial role in the immune system.

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Roisin McGuigan

I have an extensive academic background in the life sciences, having studied forensic biology and human medical genetics in my time at Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities. My research, data presentation and bioinformatics skills plus my ‘wet lab’ experience have been a superb grounding for my role as an Associate Editor at Texere Publishing. The job allows me to utilize my hard-learned academic skills and experience in my current position within an exciting and contemporary publishing company.

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