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Sue Jones

Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Computational Biologist
sue.jones@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Invergowrie
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK

 

Bioinformatics Group Leader at the James Hutton Institute, Dundee. I am a computational biologist with research interests in the development and application of computational methods for virus diagnostics, microbiome analysis, functional genomics, transcription regulation and protein-nucleic-acid interactions. 

Current research interests

My current research interests are in plant pathogen detection and data analysis using next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies. I am currently collaborating on a number of projects including; plant virus diagnostics using NGS data, modelling virus-protein interactions in plants, developing virus detection protocols for water samples, predicting antimicrobial peptides using NGS data from soils, and analysis of plant microbiomes. I am also currently a collaborator, providing bioinformatics expertise, on the BBSRC funded UK Crop Microbiome Cryobank project.

 

Past research

Past research projects and interests have included

  • Prediction of DNA-binding effectors from plant pathogens
  • Identification of cis-regulatory modules in heat stress genes in crops
  • Identification of epitopes in parasite proteins and their potential display sites in virus like particles
  • Analysis and prediction of proteins that bind to RNA using sequence information

  • Modelling protein-protein interaction sites using 3D structure information

  • Identification of candidate genes involved in the interferon gamma response to Tuberculosis
  • Identification of responsive elements in the Epstein Barr Virus genome as targets of epigenetic reprogramming.

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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.