Dr Oumie Kuyateh

Dr Oumie Kuyateh


Oumie is Sanger Excellence Fellow at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. She is a pathogen genomics scientist interested in the early life respiratory microbiome of humans and how it differs between healthy and diseased states.

Dr Oumie Kuyateh

Oumie holds a Biochemistry degree from University College London (UCL) that was jointly funded by the Medical Research Council and the Medical Research Foundation. She went on to do a PhD on the Wellcome Trust Hosts, Pathogens, and Global Health PhD programme at the University of Edinburgh where she used metagenomics to understand host-virus coevolution in insects. During her PhD, she was awarded a Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology by the University of Oxford and a University of Edinburgh Student Experience grant to lead a bioinformatics workshop at the University of The Gambia. Currently, she is a Sanger Excellence Fellow at the Wellcome Sanger Institute working on the early life respiratory metagenome and how it changes in healthy and diseased states.

Oumie is interested in using Metagenomics to understand childhood respiratory microbiome and how it is affected by environmental factors and incidences of disease in Africa. She is also an advocate for increasing the representation of women and people of African descent in STEM. Hence, she co-founded the West African Research Collective which aims to bring together researchers in UK of West African descent. Through this role, she has organised talks with world-renowned scientists and career fairs for African students wanting to study in European universities. She has also organised science fairs for high school students in Africa that enabled them to engage with African scientists. Oumie was also recently awarded a grant by The University of Edinburgh to organise a bioinformatics workshop at the University of The Gambia to support capacity building efforts.

What's on

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Art Exhibition: Ceramics in the Bernard Leach Tradition

18/05/2024 at 10.00

A display of works from the Bradshaw-Bubier studio pottery collection.

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Varieties of Togetherness: Some Approaches to Feminist Art History

21/05/2024 at 17.30

How might methods of feminist political organising offer transformative methods for art history? 

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Show me your bowl and I’ll tell you who you are

28/05/2024 at 17.30

How can material culture be used to reconstruct ancient human stories?

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Sculpture unveiling: Essay on Reticulations

28/05/2024 at 18.30

Join us for the unveiling of Essay on Reticulations, a new sculptural work at Wolfson College.

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Wolfson Garden Tour: A World Environment Day Celebration

05/06/2024 at 16.45

What solutions is the Wolfson Garden employing to grow trees, revive water sources and rejuvinate soil?