Mrs Andie Hall

Mrs Andrea Hall

Research Assistant

Department: Core Research Laboratories
Division: Molecular Biology Laboratories
Contact: email

work: 020 7942 5048
lab: 020 7942 5483


DNA extraction and PCR of archival or difficult samples


Andie provides bench support, producing data for allocated research projects. She trains staff, students & visitors, and troubleshoots their technical problems. Andie is the first point of contact for the Janus pipetting robot and the Molecular laboratories web-pages.



MSc, The University of Reading, United Kingdom, 2002 - 2003

BSc, The University of Reading, United Kingdom, 1999 - 2002

Employment history


Research support, Molecular labs, Natural History museum, Zoology, United Kingdom, 2009 - 2012

Deputy lab manager, Molecular systematics, Natural History Museum, Entomology, United Kingdom, 2004 - 2009


Laboratory Technician, Cardinal Health, Raw materials, 2003 - 2004

Laboratory Technician, Scherer DDS, Research and development, 1998 - 2000


Hall A, Sherlock E, Sykes D (2015) Does Micro-CT scanning damage DNA in museum specimens?. Journal of Natural Science Collections, 2 : 22 - 28.

Hernandez-Triana LM, Crainey JL, HALL A, Fatih F, MACKENZIE-DODDS J, SHELLEY AJ, Zhou X, Post RJ, Gregory TR, Hebert PDN (2012) DNA barcodes reveal cryptic genetic diversity within the blackfly subgenus Trichodagmia Enderlein (Diptera: Simuliidae: Simulium) and related taxa in the New World. Zootaxa, (3514): 43 - 69.

Fraser GJ, BRITZ R, HALL A, JOHANSON Z, Smith MM (2012) Replacing the first-generation dentition in pufferfish with a unique beak. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109 (21): 8179 - 8184. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1119635109

WILLIAMS ST, HALL A, KUKLINSKI P (2012) Unraveling cryptic diversity in the Indo-West Pacific gastropod genus Lunella (Turbinidae) using elliptic Fourier analysis. American Malacological Bulletin, 30 (1): 189 - 206. doi: 10.4003/006.030.0117

CRAINEY JL, Hurst J, Wilson MD, HALL A, POST RJ (2010) Construction and characterisation of a BAC library made from field specimens of the onchocerciasis vector Simulium squamosum (Diptera: Simuliidae). Genomics, 96 (4): 251 - 257. doi: 10.1016/j.ygeno.2010.06.004