@malcolmacaulay

 

 

  • Studying patterns of genetic variation shown by elite barley cultivars and the use of this information to gain insights into the control of characters of economic, agronomic, and environmental importance.
  • Characterisation of agronomically important genes.
  • High throughput SNP genotyping using Illumina Infinium 50K assay and associated analysis.
  • Supervision, training, and management associated with Genome Technology
  • Support for Genotyping at The James Hutton Institute, including troubleshooting software, hardware, and technical issues.
  • STEM partner

Past research

  • Biochemical and molecular marker development and utilisation in barley.

Journals

Books

  • Arrieta, M.; Colas, I.; Macaulay, M.; Waugh, R.; Ramsay, L. (2020) A modular tray growth system for barley, In: Pradillo M. & Heckmann S. (eds.) Plant Meiosis. Methods in Molecular Biology, Humana, New York, Volume 2061, 367-379
  • Ellis, R.P.; Macaulay, M.; Hackett, C.A.; Forster, B.P. (1998) The genetic control of ear emergence time in barley, Hordeum vulgare L.: Linkage between Vrn1, Bmy1, Wsp3 and a quantitative trait for time of ear emergence on chromosome 4H., In: Naqvi, S.S.M. (ed.). New Genetical Approaches to Crop Improvement. Atomic Energy Research Centre, Tando Jam 70060, Pakistan, pp619-630.
  • Thomas, W.T.B.; Russell, J.R.; Bonar, N.; Booth, A.; Fuller, J.D.; Lawrence, P.; Macaulay, M.; Ramsay, L.; Waugh, R.; Powell, W. (1997) Simple sequence repeats SSRs and QTL mapping in barley crosses.., In: H. Buerstmayer & P. Ruckenbauer (eds.). Application of Marker Aided Selection in Cereal Breeding Programs. Eucarpia Section Cereals Meeting. Tulln, Austria, 28-29.

Reports

  • Macaulay, M.; Russell, J.R.; Ramsay, L.; Marshall, D.F.; Powell, W.; Waugh, R.; Thomas, W.T.B. (2004) Lessons from barley recommended lists., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2003/2004, pp144-145.
  • Ramsay, L.; Caldwell, K.; Russell, J.R.; Macaulay, M.; Thomas, W.T.B.; Powell, W.; Waugh, R. (2003) Linkage disequilibrium in barley., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2002/2003, p114.
  • Cardle, L.; Macaulay, M.; Marshall, D.F.; Milbourne, D.; Ramsay, L.; Waugh, R. (2000) SSR frequency and occurrence in plant genomes., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1999/2000, pp108-110.
  • Thomas, W.T.B.; Newton, A.C.; Wilson, A.; Booth, A.; Macaulay, M.; Keith, R. (2000) Development of recombinant chromosome substitution lines – a barley resource., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1999/2000, pp99-100.
  • Macaulay, M.; Provan, J.; Russell, J.R.; Fuller, J.D.; Dewar, H.; Milbourne, D.; Meyer, R.; Collins, A.; White, G.; Powell, W.; Waugh, R. (1996) Isolation, characterisation and use of SSRs as genetic markers., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1995, pp54-55.

Conference papers

  • Looseley, M.E.; Newton, A.C.; Atkins, S.D.; Fitt, B.D.L.; Fraaije, B.A.; Thomas, W.T.B.; Keith, R.; Macaulay, M.; Lynott J.; Harrap, D.; Thirugnanasambandam, A. (2012) Genetic control of infection and symptom expression by Rhynchosporium commune in barley., Proceedings of Crop Protection in Northern Britain 2012, The West Park Conference Centre, Dundee, 28-29 February 2012.
  • Moragues, M.; Russell, J.R.; Ceccarelli, S.; Grando, S.; Baum, M.; Macaulay, M.; Booth, A.; Waugh, R.; Ramsay, L.; Comadran, J.; Close, T.J.; de Young, J.; Flavell, A.J. (2008) High throughput SNP-based marker analysis of landrace barley., 10th International Barley Genetics Symposium, Alexandria, Egypt, 5-10 April 2008.
  • Macaulay, M.; Ramsay, L.; Russell, J.R.; Marshall, D.F.; Waugh, R. (2004) Molecular markers to analyse breeding progress in barley., Aspects of Applied Biology, 72, 139-146.
  • Macaulay, M.; Ramsay, L.; Waugh, R.; Thomas, W.T.B. (2004) Genes for success – what can we learn from recommended list trials?., Barley Genetics IX, Proceedings of 9th International Barley Genetics Symposium, Brno, Czech Republic, 20-26 June 2004, pp1040-1046.
  • Russell, J.R.; Ramsay, L.; Booth, A.; Macaulay, M.; Cardle, L.; Marshall, D.F.; Powell, W.; Waugh, R. (2004) Development of gene based molecular markers in barley., Barley Genetics IX, Proceedings of 9th International Barley Genetics Symposium, Brno, Czech Republic, 20-26 June 2004.
  • Ramsay, L.; Macaulay, M.; Thomas, W.T.B.; Druka, A.; Marshall, D.F.; Waugh, R. (2004) The semi-dwarfing gene sdw1 in European spring barley., Barley Genetics IX, Proceedings of 9th International Barley Genetics Symposium, Brno, Czech Republic, 20-26 June 2004, 321-325.
  • Ellis, R.P.; Ramsay, L.; McLean, K.; Macaulay, M.; Waugh, R.; Powell, W. (2000) A molecular dissection of the genetic effects of domestication in barley., Proceedings of the 8th International Barley Genetics Symposium, Barley Genetics VIII (III), Adelaide, 22-27 October 2000, pp58-60.
  • Waugh, R.; Ramsay, L.; Macaulay, M.; McLean, K.; Thomas, W.T.B.; Ellis, R.P.; Swanston, J.S.; Russell, J.R.; Cardle, L.; Harrower, B.E.; Hedley, P.E.; Powell, W.; Machray, G.C. (1999) Identification and improvement of components of barley malting quality., Proceedings of the 9th Australian Barley Technical Symposium, Melbourne, 12-16 September 1999, pp98-112.
  • Macaulay, M.; Stephenson, P.; Gale, M.; Waugh, R. (1998) Development and assessment of SSR-based markers for application in genetical studies in barley and wheat., BBSRC PAGA/GAIT Workshop, Edinburgh, April 1998.
  • Russell, J.R.; Fuller, J.D.; Macaulay, M.; Hatz, B.G.; Jahoor, A.; Powell, W.; Waugh, R. (1996) Direct comparisons of levels of genetic variation among barley accessions detected by RFLPs, AFLPs, SSRs and RAPDs., VII International Barley Genetics Symposium, Saskatoon, Canada, 5 August 1996, pp295-297.
  • Powell, W.; Baird, E.; Booth, A.; Lawrence, P.; Macaulay, M.; Bonar, N.; Young, G.; Thomas, W.T.B.; McNicol, J.W.; Waugh, R. (1996) Single locus and multi-locus molecular assays for barley breeding and research., VII International Barley Genetics Symposium, Saskatoon, Canada, 5 August 1996, pp174-181.

Conference posters

  • Shaw, P.; Raubach, S.; Macaulay, M.; Schreiber, M.; Milne, I.; Bayer, M.; Kilian, B. (2023) Going for BOLD Supporting the Biodiversity for Opportunities, Livelihoods and Development Project with Germinate and GridScore, Plant and Animal Genome 30, 13-18 January 2023. San Diego, USA & Online.
  • Colas, I.; Macaulay, M.; Mittmann, S.; Ramsay, L.; Waugh, R. (2019) Using barley mutants to understand meiosis and recombination in cereals., COST INDEPTH SEB Conference, Spain, 8-12 December 2019.
  • Ramsay, L.; Colas, I.; Macaulay, M.; Sandhu, A.; Armstrong, S.; Waugh, R. (2019) Desynaptic8 is a spontaneous mutation in X-Ray Repair Cross Complementing 2 (XRCC2) in barley. , British Meiosis Meeting, Aberystwyth, UK, 17-18 April 2019.
  • Schreiber, M.; Barakate, A.; Uzrek, N.; Colas, I.; Lewandowska, D.; Macaulay, M.; Mittmann, S.; Arrieta, M.; Clavijo, B.; Wright, J.; Ramsay, L.; Waugh, R. (2018) Developing bioinformatics resources to study meiosis in the barley cultivar Golden Promise., Plant and Animal Genome, Sa Diego, USA, 13-17 January 2018.
  • Barakate, A.; Schreiber, M.; Stephens, J.; Davidson, D.; Uzrek, N.; Macaulay, M.; Colas, I.; Lewandowska, D.; Sourdille, A.; Arrieta, M.; Mittmann, S.; Ramsay, L.; Waugh, R. (2018) Targeted mutagenesis of meiotic genes in barley (Hordeum vulgare): Understanding and manipulating meiotic crossovers., Monogram 2018, Norwich, UK, 24-26 April 2018.
  • Colas, I.; Mittmann, S.;Macaulay, M.; Ramsay, L.; Waugh, R. (2018) Using barley mutants to understand meiosis and recombination in cereals., British Meiosis Meeting, Brighton, UK, 24-25 April 2018. (Poster)
  • Barakate, A.; Stephens, J.; Colas, I.; Schreiber, M.; Lewandowska, D.; Uzrek, N.; Macaulay, M.; Arrieta, M.; Mittmann, S.; Ramsay, L.; Waugh, R. (2017) Understanding and manipulating meiotic crossovers in barley (Hordeum vulgare)., British Meiosis Meeting, Dundee, 19-20 April 2017. Poster
  • Mittmann, S.; Ramsay, L.; Macaulay, M.; Waugh, R.; Colas, I. (2017) Discovery of novel E3 ubiquitin ligase by fine mapping and characterization of the barley desynaptic mutant des12., British Meiosis Meeting, Dundee, 19-20 April 2017. Poster.
  • Mittmann, S.; Ramsay, L.; Macaulay, M.; Waugh, R.; Colas, I. (2016) Control of meiosis and recombination in barley; Characterization and fine mapping of the barley desynaptic mutant des12., EPSO/FESPB Meeting , Prague, 26-30 June 2016. Poster.
  • Macaulay, M.; Colas, I.; Waugh, R.; Ramsay, L. (2014) Mapping and characterization of the barley desynaptic mutants., Plant and Animal Genome XXII, San Diego, California, USA, 12-16 January 2014.
  • Colas, I.; Macaulay, M.; Mittmann, S.; Waugh, R.; Ramsay, L. (2014) Cytological characterization of the barley desynaptic mutants., Plant and Animal Genome XXII, San Diego, California, USA, 12-16 January 2014.
  • Colas, I.; Macaulay, M.; Waugh, R.; Ramsay, L. (2013) Fine mapping and characterization of the barley desynpatic des10., EMBO Meiosis Conference, Germany, September 2013.
  • Bull, H.; Keith, R.; Macaulay, M.; Hedley, P.E.; Thomas, W.T.B. (2012) The barley multi-cross mapping matrix., Crop Genomics and Crop Improvement, University of East Anglia, Norwich, 5-6 December 2012. (Abstract)
  • Looseley, M.E.; Newton, A.C.; Atkins, S.D.; Fitt, B.D.L.; Fraaije, B.A.; Thomas, W.T.B.; Keith, R.; Macaulay, M.; Lynott, J.; Harrap, D. (2011) Resistance to Rhynchosporium secalis in a cross between winter and spring barley., Fourth International Workshop on Barley Leaf Blights, West Park Centre, Dundee, 27-29 June 2011.
  • Comadran, J.; Ramsay, L.; William, T.; Macaulay, M.; Marshall, D.F.; Shaw, P.; Cockram, J.; White, J.; Mackay, I.; Liu, Z.; Kearsey, M.J.; O’Sullivan, D.; Waugh, R. (2011) Genetic selection footprints in elite barley cultivars., Plant and Animal Genome XIX, San Diego, California, USA, 15-19 January 2011. (Poster)
  • Macaulay, M.; Ramsay, L.; Waugh, R.; Thomas, W.T.B. (2005) Prospects for marker assisted selection for nitrogen accumulation characters., ECO-PB/SUSVAR Abstracts, Dtiebergen, The Netherlands, 17-19 January 2005.
  • Ramsay, L.; Macaulay, M.; Thomas, W.T.B.; Druka, A.; Marshall, D.F.; Waugh, R. (2004) The semi-dwarfing gene sdw1 in European spring barley., Plant & Animal Genome XII, San Diego, 10-14 January 2004, 187.
  • Macaulay, M.; Stevenson, P.; Gale, M.; Waugh, R. (1997) Development and evaluation of SSRs in wheat and barley., BBSRC PAGA Annual Conference, Warwick, April 1997.
  • Macaulay, M.; Stevenson, P.; Gale, M.; Waugh, R. (1996) Isolation and characterisation of simple sequence repeats from wheat and barley., BBSRC PAGA Annual Conference. Warwick, May 1996 (Poster).