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Dr Emyr Lloyd-Evans 

My first degree was an undergraduate masters in Biochemistry (M.Biochem) at the University of Bath. During this degree I spent 11 months (2 successive placements) in the lab of Prof. Tony Futerman at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. It was here that I gained an interest in lysosomal storage diseases, researching the role of altered endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ homeostasis in Gaucher disease. Following my degree in 2002 I moved to Oxford to do my DPhil with Prof. Fran Platt at the Glycobiology Institute. Here I researched the role of the simple sphingolipid sphingosine in the pathogenesis of Niemann-Pick type C1. Upon completion of my DPhil In 2005, I moved with Fran to the Department of Pharmacology (Oxford) where, in collaboration with Prof. Antony Galione, we developed techniques to study lysosomal Ca2+ homeostasis in the lysosomal diseases. In 2010 I was appointed as an RCUK Fellow at the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, to continue my research into lysosomal function.