Dr Flavia Flaviani is a senior bioinformatician at the Biomedical Research Centre at Guys and St Thomas’s and Kings College London. Flavia’s role at the BRC includes the delivery of bioinformatics analysis from various NGS technologies such as microbiome (both amplicon 16S and Metagenome), Epigenetics (EWAS) and human RNAseq. Before joining the BRC Flavia worked as a quantitative ecologist for CEFAS (UK) and intern as a microbiologist at the Public health department of the University of Cagliari (Italy). She achieved her PhD in Molecular and Cellular biology from the University of Cape Town (South Africa), which focused on Illumina NGS metabarcoding of the 16S and 18S rRNA genes as well as whole shotgun sequencing metagenomics from environmental samples. Prior to her PhD she achieved a second MSc in Bioinformatics at the University of Cagliari, where she worked on transcriptomics data.