Mr Adam Brayne is a fifth year medical student at the University of Cambridge. He completed his intercalated undergraduate work in pathology and his student project in phylogenetic analysis of hepatitis E virus (HEV). This work focused on the distribution and evolution of HEV from sequences currently held in GenBank, and culminated in a manuscript which is currently under peer-review.
Adam joined Cambridge Clinical Informatics for his SCC where he examined risk factors for norovirus infection among healthcare workers looking after patients with norovirus. During his month of training, Adam had the opportunity to test our clinical informatics research tools, such as building CRFs in OpenClinica and testing them. He also undertook statistical analyses of our laboratory and questionnaire data using R to determine risk factors associated with norovirus infection, and demonstrated his graphing skills in plotting key blood measures against critical event and infection time points from data in our chronically infected patient group.