Sejal Modha

The Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

Contact details
Room 353, Jarrett Building
Garscube Campus
University of Glasgow
464 Bearsden Road
G61 1QH

Tel.: +44 (0)141 330 8432


Academic History

  • January 2012 – Present: Research Assistant, Scottish Government Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreak (EPIC)
  • January 2010 – December 2010: MSc Bioinformatics, University of Leicester
  • June 2006 – April 2009: BSc Bioinformatics, Christ College, Saurashtra University, Gujarat, India 

Research Interests

My research interests in general include biological data analysis. I am quite fascinated about Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data analysis; particularly, developing pipeline and workflows for NGS data analysis. My previous projects and bioinformatics background have given me sufficient exposure to the field of research and analysis. I am currently working for EPIC as data manager for various livestock data including livestock movements. Major research focus is on Sheep Movement Network analysis in Scotland and potential implications of these patterns in disease spread. In particular, data analysis of ScotEID - a database system that is used to collect and store the individual sheep movement data for Electronic ID (EID) tagged livestock moving within, into and out of Scotland.


Ray J, Dondrup M, Modha S, Steen IH, Sandaa R-A, et al. (2012) Finding a Needle in the Virus Metagenome Haystack - Micro-Metagenome Analysis Captures a Snapshot of the Diversity of a Bacteriophage Armoire. PLoS ONE 7(4): e34238. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034238