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Biography

I studied Biochemistry and Genetics and then gained a PhD in population genetics at the University of Nottingham. My PhD work led to a long-term interest in transposable elements (a diverse group of genetic parasites found in most organisms). My postdoctoral career took me to the Natural History Museum, London, UCL, York and Leeds, during which time I developed an interest in reconstructing the branching of the Eukaryotic Tree of Life. My main interest is in the eukaryotic supergroup Opisthokonta, which contains the animals, fungi and their single-celled relatives. In particular, I study a group of aquatic protists called the choanoflagellates, which I recently showed to be the sister-group of the animals. This work has yielded important findings on how animals evolved from their unicellular ancestors. Through international collaborations I am currently working on various aspects of opisthokont genomics.

During my time at the Universities of York and Leeds I lectured on bioinformatics, phylogenetics and population genetics. I am a member of the Genetics Society and the British Society of Protist Biology (BSPB). Since 2009 I have been a committee member of the BSPB and I am currently the Society Treasurer.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Protist evolution and the origin of animals
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Genome evolution and the population genetics of transposable elements.

Research Degree Supervision

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Alveolata Medicine & Life Sciences
Ciliophora Medicine & Life Sciences
transposons Agriculture & Biology
guanosinetriphosphatase Agriculture & Biology
DNA Transposable Elements Medicine & Life Sciences
guanine Agriculture & Biology
Biodiversity Medicine & Life Sciences
phylogeny Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2018

The influence of alcohol content variation in UK packaged beers on the uncertainty of calculations using the Widmark Equation

Maskell, P., Holmes, C., Huismann, M., Reid, S., Carr, M., Jones, B. & Maskell, D. 6 Mar 2018 In : Science and Justice.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Uncertainty
Alcohols
Alcoholic Beverages
Industry
4 Citations

A six-gene phylogeny provides new insights into choanoflagellate evolution

Carr, M., Richter, D. J., Fozouni, P., Smith, T. J., Jeuck, A., Leadbeater, B. S. & Nitsche, F. Feb 2017 In : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 107, p. 166-178 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Phylogeny
phylogeny
gene
Genes
new genus
14 Citations

Beyond the "Code": A Guide to the Description and Documentation of Biodiversity in Ciliated Protists (Alveolata, Ciliophora)

Warren, A. , Patterson, D. J. , Dunthorn, M. , Clamp, J. C. , Achilles-day, U. E. , Aescht, E. , Al-farraj, S. A. , Al-quraishy, S. , Al-rasheid, K. , Carr, M. , Day, J. G. , Dellinger, M. , El-serehy, H. A. , Fan, Y. , Gao, F. , Gao, S. , Gong, J. , Gupta, R. , Hu, X. , Kamra, K. & 36 others Langlois, G., Lin, X., Lipscomb, D., Lobban, C. S., Luporini, P., Lynn, D. H., Ma, H., Macek, M., Mackenzie-dodds, J., Makhija, S., Mansergh, R. I., Martín-cereceda, M., Mcmiller, N., Montagnes, D. J., Nikolaeva, S., Ong'ondo, G. O., Pérez-uz, B., Purushothaman, J., Quintela-alonso, P., Rotterová, J., Santoferrara, L., Shao, C., Shen, Z., Shi, X., Song, W., Stoeck, T., La Terza, A., Vallesi, A., Wang, M., Weisse, T., Wiackowski, K., Wu, L., Xu, K., Yi, Z., Zufall, R. & Agatha, S. 15 Feb 2017 In : Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Alveolata
Ciliophora
Biodiversity
Documentation
Research

Successive Bacterial Colonisation of Pork and its Implications for Forensic Investigations

Handke, J., Procopio, N., Buckley, M., Van Der Meer, D., Williams, G., Carr, M. & Williams, A. Dec 2017 In : Forensic Science International. 281, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms
Proteomics
Bacteria
Vibrionaceae
Ribosomal DNA
20 Citations

Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences

Ceríaco, L. M. P. , Gutiérrez, E. E. , Dubois, A. , Abdala, C. S. , Alqarni, A. S. , Adler, K. , Adriano, E. A. , Aescht, E. , Agarwal, I. , Agatha, S. , Agosti, D. , Aguiar, A. J. C. , Aguiar, J. J. M. , Ahrens, D. , Aleixo, A. , Alves, M. J. , Do Amaral, F. R. , Ananjeva, N. , Andrade, M. C. , De Andrade, M. B. & 473 others Andreone, F., Aquino, P. P. U., Araujo, P. B., Arnaud, H., Arroyave, J., Arthofer, W., Artois, T. J., Astúa, D., Azevedo, C., Bagley, J. C., Baldo, D., Barber-James, H. M., Bärmann, E. V., Bastos-Silveira, C., Bates, M. F., Bauer, A. M., Bauer, F., Benine, R. C., Bennett, D. J., Bentlage, B., Berning, B., Bharti, D., Biondo, C., Birindelli, J., Blick, T., Boano, G., Bockmann, F. A., Bogdanowicz, W., Böhme, W., Borgo, E., Borkin, L., Bornschein, M. R., Bour, R., Branch, W. R., Brasileiro, C. A., Braun, J. K., Bravo, G. A., Brendonck, L., Brito, G. R. R., Britto, M. R., Buckup, P. A., Burckhardt, D., Burkhardt, U., Busack, S. D., Campos, L. A., Canard, A., Cancello, E. M., Caramaschi, U., Carpenter, J. M., Carr, M., Carrenho, R., Cartaxana, A., Carvajal, M. A., Carvalho, G. S., De Carvalho, M. R., Chaabane, A., Chagas, C., Chakrabarty, P., Chandra, K., Chatzimanolis, S., Chordas, S. W., Christoff, A. U., Cianferoni, F., Claramunt, S., Cogãlniceanu, D., Collette, B. B., Colli, G. R., Colston, T. J., Conradie, W., Constant, J., Constantino, R., Cook, J. A., Cordeiro, D., Correia, A. M., Cotterill, F. P. D., Coyner, B., Cozzuol, M. A., Cracraft, J., Crottini, A., Cuccodoro, G., Curcio, F. F., D'Udekem D'Acoz, C., D'Elía, G., D'Haese, C., Das, I., Datovo, A., Datta-Roy, A., David, P., Day, J. G., Daza, J. D., De Bisthoven, L. J., De La Riva De La Viña, I. J., De Muizon, C., De Pinna, M., Piacentini, V. D. Q., De Sá, R. O., De Vivo, M., Decher, J., Dekoninck, W., Delabie, J. H. C., Delfino, M., Delmastro, G. B., Delsinne, T., Denys, C., Denzer, W., Desutter-Grandcolas, L., Deuti, K., De Resbecq, T. D., Di Dario, F., Dinets, V., DoNascimiento, C., Donoso, D. A., Doria, G., Drewes, R. C., Drouet, E., Duarte, M., Durette-Desset, M. C., Dusoulier, F., Dutta, S. K., Engel, M. S., Epstein, M., Escalona, M., Esselstyn, J. A., Eto, K., Faivovich, J., Falaschi, R. L., Falin, Z. H., Faundez, E. I., Feijó, A., Feitosa, R. M., Fernandes, D. S., Fikáček, M., Fisher, B. L., FitzPatrick, M. J., Forero, D., Franz, I., Freitag, H., Frétey, T., Fritz, U., Gallut, C., Gao, S., Garbino, G. S. T., Garcete-Barrett, B. R., García-Prieto, L., García, F. J., Garcia, P. C. A., Gardner, A. L., Gardner, S. L., Garrouste, R., Geiger, M. F., Giarla, T. C., Giri, V., Glaubrecht, M., Glotzhober, R. C., Godoi, F. S. P., Gofas, S., Gonçalves, P. R., Gong, J., Gonzalez, V. H., González-Orej, J. A., González-Santillán, E., González-Soriano, E., Goodman, S. M., Grandcolas, P., Grande, L., Greenbaum, E., Gregorin, R., Grillitsch, H., Grismer, L. L., Grootaert, P., Grosjean, S., Guarino, F. M., Guayasamin, J. M., Guénard, B., Guevara, L., Guidoti, M., Gupta, D., Gvoždík, V., Haddad, C. F. B., Hallermann, J., Hassanin, A., Hausmann, A., Heaney, L. R., Heinicke, M. P., Helgen, K. M., Henle, K., Hirschmann, A., Holmes, M. W., Hołyńska, M., Hołyński, R., Hormiga, G., Huber, B. A., Hugot, J. P., Hutterer, R., Iskandar, D., Iverson, J. B., Jäger, P., Janssen, R., Jerep, F., Jocqué, R., Jungfer, K. H., Justine, J. L., Kamei, R. G., Kamiński, M. J., Karner, M., Kearney, T., Khot, R., Kieckbusch, M., Köhler, J., Koepfli, K. P., Kondorosy, E., Krogmann, L., Krolow, T. K., Krüger, M., Kucharzewski, C., Kullander, S. O., Kumar, S., Kupfer, A., Kuramoto, M., Kurina, O., Kury, A., Kvist, S., La Marca, E., La Terza, A., LaVal, R., Lacher, T. E., Lamas, C. J. E., Lambert, M. R., Landry, B., Langeani, F., Langone, J. A., Lattke, J. E., Lavilla, E. O., Leenders, T., Lees, D. C., Leite, Y. L. R., Lehmann, T., Lhano, M. G., Lim, B. K., Lin, X., Löbl, I., De Lucena, C. A. S., De Lucena, Z. M. S., Lucinda, P., Lujan, N. K., Luporini, P., Luz, D. R., Lynch, J. D., Machado, L. F., Mahony, S., Malabarba, L. R., Manuel-Santos, M., Marinho-Filho, J., Marini, M., Marques, A. C., Marques, M. P., Mateus, O., Matsui, M., Mazuch, T., McCranie, J., McKellar, R. C., McMahan, C. D., Mecke, S., Meißner, K., Mendoza-Becerril, M. A., Mendoza-Palmero, C. A., Merker, S., Mezzasalma, M., Midgley, J. M., Miller, J., Miller, M. J., Mincarone, M. M., Minet, J., Miralles, A., Miranda, T. P., Missoup, A. D., Modrý, D., Molinari, J., Monadjem, A., Montreuil, O., Moratelli, R., Moreira, C. R., Moreira, F. F. F., Mourer-Chauviré, C., Mulieri, P. R., Munroe, T. A., Naomi, S. I., Nascimento, F., Nässig, W. A., Neifar, L., Netto-Ferreira, A. L., Niamir, A., Nielsen, S. V., Nihei, S. S., Nistri, A., Oceguera-Figueroa, A., Odierna, G., Ohler, A., Ojanguren-Affilastro, A. A., De Oliveira, F. F., De Oliveira, M. L., De Oliveira, O. M. P., Oliveira, S. S., Olson, L. E., Ong'ondo, G. O., Orlov, N., Ornelas-García, C. P., Ortega, H., Ortega-Andrade, M., Ota, H., Pariselle, A., Passos, P., Pastana, M. N. L., Patterson, B. D., Patitucci, L. D., Patton, J. L., Pavan, A. C., Pavan, S. E., Pavia, M., Peloso, P. L. V., Pelzer, A., Pereyra, M. O., Perez-Gonzalez, A., Pérez-Luz, B., Pérez, C. H. F., Peterhans, J. K., Peterson, A. T., Pétillon, J., Philips, T. K., Picariello, O., Pie, M. R., Pikart, T. G., Pine, R. H., Pinheiro, U., Pinho, L. C., Pinto, Â. P., Costa, L. P., Poggi, R., Pombal, J. P., Prabhu, M., Prendini, E., Prendini, L., Purushothaman, J., Pyron, R. A., Quintela-alonso, P., Quinteros, A. S., Quiroga-Carmona, M., Rabitsch, W., Raffaëlli, J., Rage, J. C., Rajaei, H., Ramírez, M. J., Raposo, M. A., Py-Daniel, L. H. R., Rasplus, J. Y., Ratcliffe, B. C., Reddy, S., Reis, R. E., Remsen, J. V., Richards, L. R., Richling, I., Robillard, T., Rocha, M. S., Rocha, R. M., Rödder, D., Rödel, M. O., Rodrigues, F. P., Rodriguez, E., Rogers, D. S., Rojas-Runjaic, F. J. M., Röll, B., Rosenberger, A. L., Rowley, J., Roza, A. S., Ruedi, M., Salazar-Bravo, J., Salcedo, N. J., Samyn, Y., Santana, S. E., Santoferrara, L., Santos, B. F., Santos, C. M. D., Santos, J. C., Santos, M. P. D., Sargis, E. J., Schargel, W. E., Schätti, B., Scherz, M. D., Schlick-Steiner, B. C., Schmidt, R. C., Schmitt, T., Schodde, R., Schoeman, C. S., Schweiger, S., Schwertner, C. F., Seamark, E. C. J., Semedo, T. B. F., Shin, M. K., Siler, C. D., Silveira, L. F., Simison, W. B., Simões, M., Sites, J. W., Smith, B. T., Smith, K. T., Song, W., Soulier-Perkins, A., Sousa, L. M., Sparks, J. S., Stampar, S. N., Steiner, F. M., Steyer, J. S., Stiassny, M. L. J., Stoeck, T., Stopiglia, R., Streicher, J. W., Sturaro, M. J., Stys, P., Swierk, L., Taeger, A., Takiya, D. M., Taphorn, D. C., Tavares, M., Tavares, V. D. C., Taylor, P. J., Tello, J. G., Teta, P., Tillack, F., Timm, R. M., Tokaryk, T., Tominaga, A., Tonini, J. F. R., Tornabene, L., Torres-Carvajal, O., Townsend, J., Trape, J. F., Rodrigues, M. T., Trusch, R., Tschopp, E., Uhl, D., Upham, N. S., Vacher, J. P., Valdesalici, S., Van Bocxlaer, B., Van Cakenberghe, V., Van De Kamp, T., Van De Velde, I., Van Den Spiegel, D., Vanhove, M. P. M., Vasudevan, K., Veerappan, D., Velazco, P. M., Verdade, V. K., Verheyen, E., Vieira, L. M., Victoriano, P. F., Vitt, L. J., Wagner, P., Watkins-Colwell, G. J., Weisse, T., Werneck, F. P., Wheeler, W. C., Wilson, D. E., Valero, K. C. W., Wood, P. L., Woodman, N., Quetzalli, H. D. Y., Yoshikawa, N., Zaher, H., Ziegler, T., Zima, J., Zink, R. M. & Zug, G. 23 Nov 2016 In : Zootaxa. 4196, 3, p. 435-445 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Open Access