Lynwen James

Senior Technician
School of Life Sciences
 Lynwen James



2013-present.. Laboratory Technician, Dept of Biological Sciences, University of Essex.Responsibilities include providing technical support to teaching & research activities within the areas of Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Microbiology; managing/organisation oflabs 4.25 & 4.09 including health & safety,providing written documentation forcommon lab procedures and chemical/equipment inventories,developing new methods, electrical safetytesting and maintenance of lab equipment. 2012-2013. Research Technician, Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University. 2010-2012. Research Scientist, Cellzome Ltd, a GSK company, Cambridge. 2008-2009 Volunteer work, Azafady NGO, Madagascar, combined with travel. 2002-2008. Research Scientist, UCB, Cambridge. 2000-2002. R&D Scientist. The Technology Partnership, Cambridge. 1997-2000. Senior Research Laboratory Technician, University Dept of Clinical Biochemistry, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge


  • 1993-1996 MSc by research in Clinical Biochemistry, University of Cambridge/MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit.

  • 1990-1993 BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Cell Biology- including mammalian cell culture techniques,cell based plateassay screens, transient transfection of mammalian cell lines and production ofstable cell lines, production of E.coli competent cells

Molecular Biology- including primer design, PCR, DNA gel electrophoresis,bacterial transformation, DNA purification,DNA sequence analysis, CRISPR cloning, SDS PAGE electrophoresis & western blot.

Microbiology- basicmicrobial culture techniques.

+44 (0) 1206 872122


3SW.4.25, Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

9am-5.15 pm