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Dr Adam Hodgson

University Teacher


Tel: 0114 222 4186
Email: a.hodgson@sheffield.ac.uk

Research

About

I completed my PhD at the University of Sheffield studying the repair of DNA damage in yeast. Following my PhD research I trained and subsequently worked as a Clinical Scientist for the Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service (SDGS) located at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital. In this role my main area of interest was the genetic diagnosis of haematological malignancies, in particular leukaemia classification and prognosis using cytogenetic diagnostic methods. In 2011 I accepted a postdoctoral research position and returned to the University of Sheffield. This research aimed to develop a highly sensitive label-free DNA detection system using gold nanotechnology and surface plasmon resonance. In my current role as a University Lecturer I draw on my academic research experience and clinical expertise to train students in human genetics and genetic diagnosis.

Teaching

Course Coordinator and Lecturer, MSc Human and Molecular Genetics – course webpage

MSc modules:

  • MBB6403 Research Project, coordinator
  • MBB6402 Literature Review, coordinator
  • MBB6011 Laboratory Techniques in Molecular Bioscience, coordinator
  • MBB6345 Human Reproduction and Fertility, lecturer

Level 3 modules:

  • MBB345 Human Reproduction and Fertility
  • MBB360 Research Project, Clinical Diagnostics coordinator
Career History

Career History

  • 2014-present: Human and Molecular Genetics MSc Coordinator, University Lecturer – Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, The University of Sheffield
  • 2013-2014: Postdoctoral Researcher – Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, development of clinical diagnostic nanotechnologies – Department of Chemistry and Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, The University of Sheffield
  • 2013: Duty Scientist Oncology Cytogenetics – The Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service
  • 2012: PGCert Clinical Cytogenetics – Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service
  • 2010: PhD – DNA Double Strand Break Repair; Detailed analysis of DNA intermediates generated by resection of meiotic DNA double strand breaks –Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, The University of Sheffield

Honours and Distinctions

  • GlaxoSmithKline Prize in Genetics
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Centenary Award