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Linda Milne

Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Bioinformatics Specialist
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK


Current research interests

  • Genome assembly, SNP discovery, marker/microarray design, genome annotation.
  • Development of visualization and analysis tools for sequence and genetic data.
  • Database and information management systems for Institute research projects.
  • Automated data pipelines for producing good quality, contaminant-free DNA sequences, contig assemblies and sequence annotation.

Past research

As Bioinformatics Specialist at the Institute I create databases of plant genetic data and create interactive websites to deliver that data to a world-wide audience. Much of my research involves the design and implementation of new methods of visualizing data. The online databases use custom designed mySQL databases and Perl/CGI scripts for the back-end programming and generation of images, and use a combination of CSS and JavaScript for the website design. I also develop strategies for comparing large datasets of sequences (both within and between species), and write software for automating and streamlining the processing of large quantities of sequence data.


  • Milne, I.; Shaw, P.; Milne, L.; Bayer, M.; Stephen, G.; Marshall, D.F. (2010) Visualising genetic diversity., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2009, pp21-22.
  • Ramsay, L.; Hedley, P.E.; Liu, H.; McCallum, N.; Mudie, S.; Cardle, L.; Harrower, B.E.; Machray, G.C.; Marshall, D.F.; Waugh, R. (2002) Barley transcriptome resources., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2001/2002, pp151-152.
  • 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.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.