Jane Grimwood received her B.Sc. and Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Oxford, Dartmouth College, and the University of San Francisco. In 2000, Dr.Grimwood became a senior scientist at the Stanford Human Genome Center where she and her group were responsible for finishing and performing quality analysis on 320 million base pairs of human chromosomes 5, 16 and 19, which compromise more than 10 percent of the human genome. In 2008, after the completion of the Human Genome Project, Dr.Grimwood joined HudsonAlpha to lead the Genome Sequencing Center, a group focused on sequencing, finishing and improving a wide variety of eukaryotic genomes, including plants, fungi and vertebrates.
Genome sequencing, cloning systems and comparative sequence analysis