Dr Martin Swain

PhD

Dr Martin Swain

Senior Lecturer

Contact Details

Teaching

Module Coordinator
Lecturer

An introduction to Linux and Bioinformatics for PGM1520; Study and Communication Skills, BR12410; Molecular Laboratory Skills, BR12210; Research Methods, Dissertation, and a few lectures to other modules.

Research

I am interested in analysing large biological data sets from a variety of organisms, including plants, animals, parasites and microbes. Some recent and current projects include the sequencing of the tsetse fly and biomphalaria genomes, snake venom transcriptome analyses, methylation in flatworms, microRNAs, whole genome comparisons (of sheep and schistosomes), metagenomics of limpet guts and cryoconite, red clover transcriptomics, and the identification of neuropeptide receptors and functions in arthropods.

My other interests include the development of infrastructure and new software methodolgy for the handling and analysis of large data sets in bioinformatics. This involves high performance computing, technologies for data integration and data mining, and the development of new algorithms to analyse high-throughput sequencing data sets.

Publications

The anti-fecundity effect of 5-azacytidine (5-AzaC) on Schistosoma mansoni is linked to dis-regulation transcription, translation and stem cell activitiesGeyer, K., Munshi, S. E., Vickers, M., Squance, M., Wilkinson, T., Berrar, D., Chaparro, C., Swain, M. & Hoffmann, K. 2018 In : International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance.8, 2, p. 213-22210 p.
The anti-fecundity effect of 5-azacytidine (5-AzaC) on Schistosoma mansoni is linked to dis-regulated transcription, translation and stem cell activitiesGeyer, K. K., Munshi, S. E., Vickers, M., Squance, M., Wilkinson, T., Berrar, D., Chaparro, C., Swain, M. & Hoffmann, K. 2018 In : International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance.8, 2018, p. 213-222
Identification of Stipules reduced, a leaf morphology gene in pea (Pisum sativum)Moreau, C., Hofer, J. M., Eléouët, M., Sinjushin, A., Ambrose, M., Skøt, K., Blackmore, T., Swain, M., Hegarty, M., Balanza, V., Ferrándiz, C. & Ellis, T. H. N. 2018 In : New Phytologist.
Correlation between bacterial G+ C content, genome size and G+ C content of associated plasmids and bacteriophages.Almpanis, A., Swain, M., Gatherer, D. & McEwan, N. 2018 In : Microbial Genomics.4, 8 p.
G-Anchor: a novel approach for whole-genome comparative mapping utilising evolutionary conserved DNA sequencesLenis, V. P., Swain, M. & Larkin, D. M. 2018 In : GigaScience.7, 5
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