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Gregory Leeman

Phone: +44 7517 062 521


Personal Statement

I am a student at Imperial College London studying for an MSc in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. My final year undergraduate project, ‘fold’, is an R based tool to analyse methylation patterns in hairpin-bisulphite treated DNA sequences and can be found at

Education & Qualifications


MSc Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Imperial College London


BSc Hons Animal Science with a Year in Computer Science (First Class)

University of Nottingham

  • Took a variety of modules in the school of Biosciences and Computer Science, including: endocrinology, immunology, genetics, data modelling, database management, image analysis, artificial intelligence and information visualisation.
  • Undertook projects utilising Python, R, PHP, SQL and JavaScript (d3.js).
  • Awarded the ‘Lambing’ award for the best dissertation in the topic of Animal Physiology for my final year project ‘fold’.

Certificate of required training for personal working under ASPA (Mouse and Rat)

Royal Society of Biology, Kings College London

  • Trained and passed examinations on topics including recognition of wellbeing, practical handling, anaesthesia, and humane methods of killing.

A-level Biology (A), Maths (A), Chemistry(B) and Further Maths (C)

The Bishops Stortford High School

Employment History


Animal Technician

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge

  • Worked within a small team to care for hundreds of mice as part of the Mouse Genome Project.
  • Operated in a professional, bio-controlled environment to industry standards.

Pie Salesman

Brockleby’s Pies, Melton Mowbray

  • Drove to farmers markets and food festivals across the UK to sell handmade pies to the general public.

Biosciences KTN and BSAS Vacation Scholarship

University of Nottingham Veterinary School

  • Conducted a research project exploring the relationship between variations in regulatory regions of gbp5, it’s expression levels, and tuberculosis resistance in cattle.
  • Used lab techniques including PCR, DNA extraction and gel electrophoresis.
  • Utilised bioinformatics tools (BLAST, Primer 3) to design DNA primers.

Team Member at McDonalds

Stansted Airport

Other Endeavours


Co-founder of the Sutton Bonington code club

  • Started a club for staff and students in the Nottingham Bioscience campus interested in learning to programme.
  • Gave basic tutorials in Python.

Animal Science course representative

  • Conducted large student surveys and represented the views of students in staff committee meetings during the annual process of course and module review.

Banjo player in folk band ’27 Strings’

  • Formed a 10-member band while in high school
  • Self-published a run of 100 CDs
  • Performed live on BBC Three Counties Radio and held concerts at the Royal Observatory, Brownstock Music Festival, and others.

Member of Cantate Youth Choir

  • Performed at concerts both nationally and internationally.
  • Competed at the 2014 world choir games in Riga and won 2 gold medals.

Certifications and references supplied upon request.