Dr Emily McGovern
Dr Emily McGovern is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow working in the bioinformatics unit at the MRC. Her PhD research was conducted between Ireland’s food and agricultural authority (Teagasc) and University College Dublin. Her research focused on microbial genomics, specifically the characterization and variability of the rumen microbiome and its relationship with the phenotype of the host ruminant. During her PhD, she collaborated with members of the Microbial Digestion and Absorption team at Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Clermont Ferrand undertaking metabolomic analysis on rumen fluid; this was then integrated with a NGS microbiome dataset to gain a multi focal perspective on the complex ruminant ecosystem. This was facilitated through an Irish Research Council Grant she was awarded. Her current research interests lie in archaeal populations and their symbiotic relationship with other domains of life within the gut in relation to human health and disease.