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Dr Martin Lott

Taverham, Norwich, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1603 XXXXXX Email: martin@lott.co.uk



My Purpose

From a young age I was passionate about computing and, as I got older, I became increasingly interested in it's application to the real-world.
Upon graduation from UEA, I was offered the opportunity to stay and study for a PhD in Computation Biology.
Thereafter, I worked in a number of research positions, however, my time commitment for each position decreased as my focus shifted towards business.
I am very grateful for the amazing opportunites that I have had in research to make an impact e.g. by co-authored publications.
My goal is to have the greatest positive impact. Given the typical research salary is in the region of 30,000 per year,
I beleive that I can make a greater impact outside of research, for example by providing funding and inspiring others, than I can by being directly involved.

Education

PhD (2005-2009). UEA studentship funded by the School of Computing Sciences.

New Methods for Constructing Phylogenetic Networks from Multi-Labelled Trees
Supervisors: Prof. Vincent Moulton, Dr. Geoff McKeown and Dr. Kathi Huber.
(Particular emphasis on algorithm development and implementation.)

BSc (Hons) Computing Science (2002-2005). UEA First class degree.

Final year project: Application of heuristics and meta-heuristics to the VRP.

A2 levels and AS level (2000-2002). Queen Elizabeth's Community College, Crediton

Mathematics A2 (A), Further Mathemetics A2 (A), Physics A2 (B), Chemistry A2 (C), Computing AS (B)

Research Experience

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA, NORWICH, UK: SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (APRIL 2014 - SEPTEMBER 2014).

Part-Time position in the lab of Prof. Ian Clark. Projects involved analying Human and Mouse microarray datasets.
Differential expression of genes across different phenotypes was calculated and their relationship to known gene sets was explored.
Medical applications include Arthritis research, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture and Hip Replacement Surgery.

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA, NORWICH, UK: RESEARCH FACTILITATOR (JUL 2010-JUNE 2013).

Helped pump-prime grants & directed support for ongoing projects, focused on analysis of sequence-based,
Microarray, and Short RNA datasets, using software such as Perl, R and the UEA sRNA toolkit.


UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW (JAN-JUNE 2010).

Development of a new network-based visualisation of recombination events with Dr. Darren Martin, author of the recombination detection tool RDP3.

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA, NORWICH, UK: CONTRACTED RESEARCHER (NOV 2009).

SIRROCO funded project to adapt an existing small RNA plant analysis toolkit for animal datasets.
Obtained new animal datasets from online resources and used these identify new default parameters
and make the new version available online.


UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA, NORWICH, UK: SCHOLARSHIP (2009).

Performed basic microarray analysis on a number of datasets collected from different experiments.
Performed clustering, comparison of expression levels between control and disease datasets,
and identification of relevant GO terms.


TALKS

RECONSTRUCTING THE EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF POLYPLOIDS FROM MUL-TREES.
Intra-departmental competition to find a candidate for the BCS 2nd Annual East Anglian PhD Competition, 2007.

AN ALGORITHM TO RECONSTRUCT RETICULATE EVOLUTION IN POLYPLOID SPECIES.
PICB Mini Symposium Combinatorial Problems arising in Computational Biology. Shanghai, China, 2007.

POSTER

AN ALGORITHM TO RECONSTRUCT RETICULATE EVOLUTION IN POLYPLOID SPECIES.
Current Challenges and Problems in Phylogenetics, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, 2007

Commercial Experience

I have worked on a number of different online businesses over the years which have had varying degrees of success.
Currently a director of Miss Shoes Ltd, an international multi-channel online-only retailer specialising in footwear.
The company fulfils in the region of 100,000 orders per year and has a turnover of £3million+. FYFO is one retail channel.
Having moved several times over the years, we now own and occupy a ~7000 sq ft fulfilment centre in Norwich.
    Our success has been recognised a number of times over the years including:-
  • Footwear Pure-play/ Multichannel Retailer of the Year finalist, Drapers Footwear Awards 2015
  • Area Finalist, HSBC Global Connections competition for Norfolk/Waveney 2014.
  • Norwich firm has foot in growing market, Eastern Daily Press, October 2011.
  • Feature in the Independant Guide to eBay 2010.
In common with many other business owners, I have a secondary interest in property.
Some of this property is let to students and is managed by an agent
Property owned, with a mortage, either directly by myself and my wife, or though our company, exceeds £1million.

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Copyright, 2018. Written by Martin Lott