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Our exciting projects range from genomics through bioinformatics and citizen science to evolutionary modeling. We bring together biology, computational science and bioinformatics to make the most of big data and help answer big questions.

We study data from citizen science projects to understand how the ‘crowd’ can be used as a super-intelligent computer.

We develop tools and methods to make the most of high throughput sequence data to study non-reference, non-model organisms

We use mathematical modelling techniques to understand what drives genome size and the dynamics of gene regulation.

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Ding P, Sakai T, Shrestha RK, Perez NM, Guo W, Ngou BPM, He S, Liu C, Feng X, Zhang R, Vandepoele K, MacLean D, Jones JDG (2020)

Chromatin accessibility landscapes activated by cell surface and intracellular immune receptors. bioRxiv preprint June 18, 2020 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.17.157040

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Oses-Ruiz M, Martin-Urdiroz M, Soanes DM, Kershaw MJ, Cruz-Mireles N, Valdovinos-Ponce G, Molinari C, Littlejohn GR, Derbyshire P, Menke F, Valent B, Talbot NJ (2020)

A hierarchical transcriptional network controls appressorium-mediated plant infection by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. bioRxiv preprint Feb 06, 2020 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.02.05.936203

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Langner T, Harant A, Gómez-Luciano LB, Shrestha RK, Win J, Kamoun S (2020)

Genomic rearrangements generate hypervariable mini-chromosomes in host-specific lineages of the blast fungus. bioRxiv preprint Jan 11, 2020 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.01.10.901983

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Ding P, Ngou BPM, Furzer OJ, Sakai T, Shrestha RK, MacLean D, Jones JDG (2020)

High-resolution Expression Profiling of Selected Gene Sets during Plant Immune Activation. Plant Biotechnol J. 2020 Jan 8. doi: 10.1111/pbi.13327.

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