Dr. Anne Claire Burns
Main Areas of Expertise Genetics, Meiosis & Mitosis, Plant Biology, Fungal Biology, Biochemistry, Gene Expression. Cell & Molecular Biology, Genomics Secondary Areas of Expertise Cytogenetics, Evolution, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Education Biography Dr Claire Burns holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and has worked as a researcher, educator, and writer in Europe and the USA over the past 15 years. Dr Burns has extensive research experience within academia, and held an assistant professor position in the USA before moving into industrial research. During her academic research career, Dr Burns used genomic, genetic, biochemistry, and molecular biology approaches to study meiosis, fungal pathogenesis, transgene expression, evolution, and RNA interference. Dr Burns gained further expertise in plant pathology and horticulture during her period of research within industry. Dr Burns has considerable experience in education, and has developed and taught university courses in mycology, genomics, synthetic biology, data analysis, molecular biology, and biochemistry. She also works on the development of textbooks for higher education. Dr Burns has several areas of expertise as a result of her diverse research and educational experiences, and has worked as a scientific writer and editor since 2013. Qualifications Ph.D., Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bristol, UK, B.Sc., Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Durham, UK. Current Activity Dr Burns works in government science.