Mala Patel

Engineering and Physical Sciences
CTL Head of Operations

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Collaborative Teaching Laboratory
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Thesis title: An investigation into novel biotrophy-related genes involved in the interaction of Colletotrichum lindeuthianum and its host Phaseolus vulgaris.
BSc Hons Microbiology and Virology
NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, Awarded Sept 2016
ILM Level 3

Expertise: Health & Safety Workforce Management, Facilities and Technical Workforce Management, UG lab based support Management, UB Genomics facility – Microarrays and ExGen Sequencing, Microbiology, Mycology and Plant Biology.

Experience: My experience covers a wide range of areas, from biological research to management of university schools facilities and associated technical teams.  I started as a research technician supporting microbiology, mycology and plant biological research. I gained management experience working in research support and facilities management and laboratory teaching support within the School of Biosciences.  I moved into Technical Operations Management in the School of Chemical Engineering managing Technical staff, Building and Health & Safety related work.