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Paulo Flores

Staff picture: Paulo Flores
Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK


I joined the Institute in June 2013, with a background in Engineering (BSc), Molecular Structural Biology (MSc) and Bioinformatics (MSc), my research has been focused on bioinformatics techniques of gene expression based on NGS methods like RNA-Seq.

The first 3 years I was part of the UK Barley Genome Sequencing Consortium formed by The James Hutton Institute, European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC).

My role has been to perform transcriptome analysis and alternative splicing studies on barley across the different stages of plant development and stress conditions.
More recently, I’ve been involved on the improvement of the barley transcriptome (BaRT.v1.0) and validation methods, annotation and differential expression approaches.







Current research interests

Techniques of gene expression and alternative splicing analysis. Biological adaptation to stress conditions and circadian rhythms.


  • Simpson, C.G.; Fuller, J.; Flores, J.; Mayer, C-D.; Calixto, C.P.G.; Milne, L.; Hedley, P.E.; Booth, C.; Waugh, R.; Brown, J.W.S. (2019) High resolution RT-PCR analysis of alternative barley transcripts., In: Harwood, W.A. (ed.). Barley: Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, Humana Press, New York, Volume 1900, Chapter 17, pp269-281.
  • Simpson, C.G.; Barrero, R.A.; Bayer, M.; Flavell, A.; Rapazote-Flores, P.; Bellgard, M.I.; Hedley, P.E.; Zhang, R.; Waugh, R. (2018) The expressed portion of the barley genome., In: Stein, N. & Muehlbauer, G. (eds.). The Barley Genome, Compendium of Plant Genomes. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, Chapter 7, 789-107.

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