Dunstan Rajendram is a Specialist Scientist based at the Genomics Services & Development Unit at Public Health England (PHE).
His current role at the Genomic services includes the delivery of a centralised Next Generation Sequencing facility for the whole genome sequencing of bacterial & viral pathogens for pathogen surveillance and outbreak investigations.
Dunstan graduated with BSc (Hons.) in Biochemistry & later went onto to complete an MRC-funded PhD in molecular microbiology at the University of East London & the Health Protection Agency. His PhD project focussed on the application of genomic & proteomic techniques to elucidate the Haem biosynthetic pathway among gram-positive anaerobic bacteria.
His current research & development interest includes the application of NGS technology in metagenomics for the direct detection & analysis of bacterial species from complex microbial communities.