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Melissa Simpson

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University of Nottingham

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My Portfolio Highlights

My New Course

Introduction to SQL

My New Project

Analyzing Industry Carbon Emissions

My New Workspace

PostgreSQL Summary Stats and Window Functions

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My Work

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PostgreSQL Summary Stats and Window Functions

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Introduction to SQL

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Analyzing Industry Carbon Emissions

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

University of Nottingham | Sep 2019 - Aug 2023

Research Fellow

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University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria | Oct 2018 - Sep 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow

Performed analyses on the data generated during my PhD and prepared manuscripts.

University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria | Mar 2012 - May 2018

Doctoral Student

Thesis: Mating and genomics of the plant fungal pathogen, Ceratocystis fimbriata. Activities and societies: Social Club, Undergraduate Mentor.
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University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria | Jan 2010 - Dec 2015

Research Assistant

Performed experiments and analyses to provide data for Professors to aid their research.

University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria | Jul 2009 - Jun 2015

Tutor

Conducted group and one-on-one tutoring sessions for undergraduate biological science subjects to help students engage active learning and critical thinking skills. Assisted with invigilation and marking of tests and exams.

University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria | Jan 2011 - Dec 2014

Research Mentor

analysis, and guided them through mini projects. Guided school students through mini-projects jointly designed and run with another post-graduate student in my research group.

Pearson Institute of Higher Education | Jul 2012 - Jun 2013

Lecturer

Prepared and delivered undergraduate lectures, and practical and tutorial sessions for "Science Skills" and "Medical Microbiology and Immunology", to 2nd and 3rd year students. Prepared and ran the practical and tutorial sessions for these subjects. Student knowledge was assessed through various quizzes, tests and exams that I created and marked.

My Education

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PhD, GeneticsUniversity of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria | 2018
MSc, GeneticsUniversity of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria | 2012
BSc (Hons), GeneticsUniversity of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria | 2009
BSc, Human GeneticsUniversity of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria | 2008
St Mary’s D.S.G., Kloof | 2005

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