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Professor Tom Richards

Professor Tom Richards

Professor of Evolutionary Genomics

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 Geoffrey Pope 

 

Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK

Overview

Qualifications

2001-2006 D.Phil. University of Oxford and the Natural History Museum, London

2000-2001 M.Sc. Integrative Bioscience, University of Oxford

1996-1999 B.Sc. Human Sciences, University College, London

Career

2013-ongoing Senior Research Fellow, University of Exeter

2010-2013 Band III Researcher, Natural History Museum, London

2007-2009 Research Fellow, (Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship), University of Exeter

2006-2007 DEFRA funded postdoctoral research assistant, University of Exeter

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Research

Research interests

The primary focus of my research is to determine the evolutionary relationships of the eukaryotes and the cellular and genomic innovations associated with the emergence and diversification of the eukaryotic cell.

My research uses:

1) Comparative genomics and phylogenetics to understand the evolution of the eukaryotes

2) Environmental DNA experiments to fill gaps in our current understanding of eukaryotic diversity and the eukaryotic phylogeny

We are currently focusing on diversification of the fungal traits, the role of horizontal gene transfer and developing model systems for understanding endosymbiosis in the eukaryotes

Research projects

1) Life on the dark side: complex trophic interactions of marine microbial eukaryotes, funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Marine Microbe initiative, program grant.

2) Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute, Technology Development Pilot program: Life on the dark side: Complex interactions and novel lifestyle strategies in microbial eukaryotes

3) Emerging Protist Parasites of Frogs: Genome and cellular biology of a previously unrecognized parasitic group, funded by EMBO long term and Marie Curie Fellowship to Aurelie Chambouvet 

4) Biodiversity of Marine EuKaryotes (BioMarKs), funded by FP6 Biodiversa (ERA-net)

5) Evolution of endosymbiosis, EMBO young investigator award.

 

Research networks

EMBO Young Investigators: www.embo.org/funding-awards/young-investigators/find-a-young-investigator

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Intergrated Microbial Diversity Program: 

http://www.cifar.ca/integrated-microbial-biodiversity

BioMarKs: www.biomarks.eu

Linnean Society: www.linnean.org

Research grants

  • 2013 EMBO
    Young Investigator Award: Evolution of Endosymbiosis
  • 2012 EMBO
    Long Term Fellowship, awarded to Aurelie Chambouvet, Emerging protist parasites of frogs.
  • 2011 Marie Curie Fellowships
    Marie Curie Fellowship, awarded to Aurelie Chambouvet
  • 2010 SynTax Scheme (NERC/BBSRC/DEFRA)
    Global evolutionary complexity of freshwater alveolates: a new threat to frogs?
  • 2008 BBSRC
    The diversity and phylogeny of molecular motor proteins and fungal cell evolution
  • 2008 Natural Environment Research Council
    Diversity, identity and ecological role of a novel fungal super clade
  • 2008 ERANET
    Biodiversity of Marine EuKaryotes (BioMarKs).
  • 2007 Systematics Association
    Using environmental gene library analysis to investigate the molecular diversity and evolutionary placement of a highly novel and diverse fungal group
  • 2007 Collaborative Scheme for Systematics Research (CoSyst)
    Molecular diversity of microbial eukaryotes using a large-scale parallel tag sequencing strategy
  • 2006 BBSRC
    PhD project: To reconstruct the evolutionary history of endocytosis proteins
  • 2006 University funded GTA
    PhD project: to develop a bioinformatic approach to detect gene fusions as evolutionary markers
  • 2006 Leverhulme Trust
    Early Career Fellowship: Comparative genomics and the evolution of the eukaryotes
  • 2005 Amazon Conservation Association
    Sampling trip to the Peruvian Amazon

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Richards TA, Chambouvet A, Leonard G (In Press). Cryptic infection of a broad taxonomic and geographic diversity of tadpoles by Perkinsea protists. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, In press Abstract.  Full text.
Richards TA, Talbot NJ (In Press). Horizontal gene transfer in osmotrophs: playing with public goods. Nat Rev Microbiol, 11(10), 720-727. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Richards TA, Leonard G, Mahé F, Del Campo J, Romac S, Jones MDM, Maguire F, Dunthorn M, De Vargas C, Massana R, et al (2015). Molecular diversity and distribution of marine fungi across 130 European environmental samples. Proc Biol Sci, 282(1819). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Avelar GM, Schumacher RI, Zaini PA, Leonard G, Richards TA, Gomes SL (2014). A rhodopsin-guanylyl cyclase gene fusion functions in visual perception in a fungus. Curr Biol, 24(11), 1234-1240. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Soanes D, Richards TA (2014). Horizontal gene transfer in eukaryotic plant pathogens. Annu Rev Phytopathol, 52, 583-614. Abstract.  Author URL.
Leonard G, Richards TA (2012). Genome-scale comparative analysis of gene fusions, gene fissions, and the fungal tree of life. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 109(52), 21402-21407. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Masachis S, Segorbe D, Turrà D, Leon-Ruiz M, Fürst U, El Ghalid M, Leonard G, López-Berges MS, Richards TA, Felix G, et al (In Press). A fungal pathogen secretes plant alkalinizing peptides to increase infection. Nat Microbiol, 1(6). Abstract.  Author URL.
Richards TA, Chambouvet A (In Press). A role for fungi as parasites in the black box of marine trophic interactions. Environ Microbiol Rep, 8(4), 429-430. Abstract.  Author URL.
Forster D, Dunthorn M, Mahé F, Dolan JR, Audic S, Bass D, Bittner L, Boutte C, Christen R, Claverie J-M, et al (In Press). Benthic protists: the under-charted majority. FEMS Microbiol Ecol, 92(8). Abstract.  Author URL.
Richards TA, Chambouvet A, Leonard G (In Press). Cryptic infection of a broad taxonomic and geographic diversity of tadpoles by Perkinsea protists. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, In press Abstract.  Full text.
Orsi WD, Smith JM, Liu S, Liu Z, Sakamoto CM, Wilken S, Poirier C, Richards TA, Keeling PJ, Worden AZ, et al (In Press). Diverse, uncultivated bacteria and archaea underlying the cycling of dissolved protein in the ocean. ISME J, 10(9), 2158-2173. Abstract.  Author URL.
Grau-Bové X, Torruella G, Donachie S, Suga H, Leonard G, Richards TA, Ruiz-Trillo I (In Press). Dynamics of genomic innovation in the unicellular ancestry of animals. Elife, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.
Richards TA, Talbot NJ (In Press). Horizontal gene transfer in osmotrophs: playing with public goods. Nat Rev Microbiol, 11(10), 720-727. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Monier A, Worden AZ, Richards TA (In Press). Phylogenetic diversity and biogeography of the Mamiellophyceae lineage of eukaryotic phytoplankton across the oceans. Environ Microbiol Rep, 8(4), 461-469. Abstract.  Author URL.
Strassert JFH, Karnkowska A, Hehenberger E, Del Campo J, Kolisko M, Okamoto N, Burki F, Janouškovec J, Poirier C, Leonard G, et al (In Press). Single cell genomics of uncultured marine alveolates shows paraphyly of basal dinoflagellates. ISME J, 12(1), 304-308. Abstract.  Author URL.
Richards TA, Leonard G, Wideman JG (In Press). What Defines the "Kingdom" Fungi?. Microbiol Spectr, 5(3). Abstract.  Author URL.
Okamoto N, Gawryluk RMR, Del Campo J, Strassert JFH, Lukeš J, Richards TA, Worden AZ, Santoro AE, Keeling PJ (2018). A Revised Taxonomy of Diplonemids Including the Eupelagonemidae n. fam. and a Type Species, Eupelagonema oceanica n. gen. & sp. J Eukaryot Microbiol Abstract.  Author URL.
Savory FR, Milner DS, Miles DC, Richards TA (2018). Ancestral Function and Diversification of a Horizontally Acquired Oomycete Carboxylic Acid Transporter. Mol Biol Evol, 35(8), 1887-1900. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Leonard G, Labarre A, Milner DS, Monier A, Soanes D, Wideman JG, Maguire F, Stevens S, Sain D, Grau-Bové X, et al (2018). Comparative genomic analysis of the 'pseudofungus' Hyphochytrium catenoides. Open Biol, 8(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Gomes-Vieira AL, Wideman JG, Paes-Vieira L, Gomes SL, Richards TA, Meyer-Fernandes JR (2018). Evolutionary conservation of a core fungal phosphate homeostasis pathway coupled to development in Blastocladiella emersonii. Fungal Genet Biol, 115, 20-32. Abstract.  Author URL.
Orsi WD, Wilken S, Del Campo J, Heger T, James E, Richards TA, Keeling PJ, Worden AZ, Santoro AE (2018). Identifying protist consumers of photosynthetic picoeukaryotes in the surface ocean using stable isotope probing. Environ Microbiol, 20(2), 815-827. Abstract.  Author URL.
Richards TA, Talbot NJ (2018). Osmotrophy. Curr Biol, 28(20), R1179-R1180. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wideman JG, Balacco DL, Fieblinger T, Richards TA (2018). PDZD8 is not the 'functional ortholog' of Mmm1, it is a paralog. F1000Res, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.
Orsi WD, Richards TA, Francis WR (2018). Predicted microbial secretomes and their target substrates in marine sediment. Nat Microbiol, 3(1), 32-37. Abstract.  Author URL.
Guo J, Wilken S, Jimenez V, Choi CJ, Ansong C, Dannebaum R, Sudek L, Milner DS, Bachy C, Reistetter EN, et al (2018). Specialized proteomic responses and an ancient photoprotection mechanism sustain marine green algal growth during phosphate limitation. Nat Microbiol, 3(7), 781-790. Abstract.  Author URL.
Richards TA, Monier A (2017). Host-derived viral transporter protein for nitrogen uptake in infected marine phytoplankton. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Full text.
Richards TA, Monier A (2016). A tale of two tardigrades. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 113(18), 4892-4894. Author URL.
Gawryluk RMR, del Campo J, Okamoto N, Strassert JFH, Lukeš J, Richards TA, Worden AZ, Santoro AE, Keeling PJ (2016). Morphological Identification and Single-Cell Genomics of Marine Diplonemids. Current Biology, 26(22), 3053-3059. Abstract.
Chambouvet A, Valigurová A, Pinheiro LM, Richards TA, Jirků M (2016). Nematopsis temporariae (Gregarinasina, Apicomplexa, Alveolata) is an intracellular infectious agent of tadpole livers. Environ Microbiol Rep, 8(5), 675-679. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Avelar GM, Glaser T, Leonard G, Richards TA, Ulrich H, Gomes SL (2015). A Cyclic GMP-Dependent K+ Channel in the Blastocladiomycete Fungus Blastocladiella emersonii. Eukaryotic cell, 14(9), 958-963. Abstract.
Avelar GM, Glaser T, Leonard G, Richards TA, Ulrich H, Gomes SL (2015). A Cyclic GMP-Dependent K+ Channel in the Blastocladiomycete Fungus Blastocladiella emersonii. Eukaryot Cell, 14(9), 958-963. Abstract.  Author URL.
Orsi WD, Richards TA, Santoro AE (2015). Cellular maintenance processes that potentially underpin the survival of subseafloor fungi over geological timescales. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 164, A1-A9. Abstract.
del Campo J, Mallo D, Massana R, de Vargas C, Richards TA, Ruiz-Trillo I (2015). Diversity and distribution of unicellular opisthokonts along the European coast analysed using high-throughput sequencing. Environmental Microbiology Abstract.
del Campo J, Mallo D, Massana R, de Vargas C, Richards TA, Ruiz-Trillo I (2015). Diversity and distribution of unicellular opisthokonts along the European coast analysed using high-throughput sequencing. Environmental Microbiology, 17(9), 3195-3207. Abstract.
Massana R, Gobet A, Audic S, Bass D, Bittner L, Boutte C, Chambouvet A, Christen R, Claverie JM, Decelle J, et al (2015). Marine protist diversity in European coastal waters and sediments as revealed by high-throughput sequencing. Environmental Microbiology Abstract.
Richards TA, Leonard G, Mahé F, Del Campo J, Romac S, Jones MDM, Maguire F, Dunthorn M, De Vargas C, Massana R, et al (2015). Molecular diversity and distribution of marine fungi across 130 European environmental samples. Proc Biol Sci, 282(1819). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Richards TA, Gomes SL (2015). Protistology: How to build a microbial eye. Nature, 523(7559), 166-167. Author URL.
Savory F, Leonard G, Richards TA (2015). The role of horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of the oomycetes. PLoS Pathog, 11(5). Author URL.  Full text.
Avelar GM, Schumacher RI, Zaini PA, Leonard G, Richards TA, Gomes SL (2014). A rhodopsin-guanylyl cyclase gene fusion functions in visual perception in a fungus. Curr Biol, 24(11), 1234-1240. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Orsi WD, Richards TA, Santoro AE (2014). Cellular maintenance processes that potentially underpin the survival of subseafloor fungi over geological timescales. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Abstract.
Maguire F, Henriquez FL, Leonard G, Dacks JB, Brown MW, Richards TA (2014). Complex patterns of gene fission in the eukaryotic folate biosynthesis pathway. Genome Biol Evol, 6(10), 2709-2720. Abstract.  Author URL.
Chambouvet A, Berney C, Romac S, Audic S, Maguire F, De Vargas C, Richards TA (2014). Diverse molecular signatures for ribosomally 'active' Perkinsea in marine sediments. BMC Microbiology, 14(1). Abstract.
Chambouvet A, Berney C, Romac S, Audic S, Maguire F, De Vargas C, Richards TA (2014). Diverse molecular signatures for ribosomally 'active' Perkinsea in marine sediments. BMC Microbiol, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.
Sebe-Pedros A, Grau-Bove X, Richards TA, Ruiz-Trillo I (2014). Evolution and Classification of Myosins, a Paneukaryotic Whole-Genome Approach. GENOME BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 6(2), 290-305. Author URL.  Full text.
Soanes D, Richards TA (2014). Horizontal gene transfer in eukaryotic plant pathogens. Annu Rev Phytopathol, 52, 583-614. Abstract.  Author URL.
Maguire F, Richards T (2014). Organelle Evolution: a Mosaic of ‘Mitochondrial’ Functions. Current Biology, 24(13), 1563-1563.
Maguire F, Richards TA (2014). Organelle evolution: a mosaic of 'mitochondrial' functions. Curr Biol, 24(11), R518-R520. Abstract.  Author URL.
Logares R, Audic S, Bass D, Bittner L, Boutte C, Christen R, Claverie J-M, Decelle J, Dolan JR, Dunthorn M, et al (2014). Patterns of rare and abundant marine microbial eukaryotes. Curr Biol, 24(8), 813-821. Abstract.  Author URL.
Misner I, Blouin N, Leonard G, Richards TA, Lane CE (2014). The secreted proteins of Achlya hypogyna and Thraustotheca clavata identify the ancestral oomycete secretome and reveal gene acquisitions by horizontal gene transfer. Genome Biol Evol, 7(1), 120-135. Abstract.  Author URL.
Read BA, Kegel J, Klute MJ, Kuo A, Lefebvre SC, Maumus F, Mayer C, Miller J, Monier A, Salamov A, et al (2013). Pan genome of the phytoplankton Emiliania underpins its global distribution. Nature, 499(7457), 209-213. Abstract.  Author URL.
Curtis BA, Tanifuji G, Burki F, Gruber A, Irimia M, Maruyama S, Arias MC, Ball SG, Gile GH, Hirakawa Y, et al (2012). Algal genomes reveal evolutionary mosaicism and the fate of nucleomorphs. Nature, 492(7427), 59-65. Abstract.  Author URL.
Aves SJ, Liu Y, Richards TA (2012). Evolutionary diversification of eukaryotic DNA replication machinery. Subcell Biochem, 62, 19-35. Abstract.  Author URL.
Leonard G, Richards TA (2012). Genome-scale comparative analysis of gene fusions, gene fissions, and the fungal tree of life. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 109(52), 21402-21407. Abstract.  Author URL.
Richards TA, Jones MDM, Leonard G, Bass D (2012). Marine fungi: their ecology and molecular diversity. Ann Rev Mar Sci, 4, 495-522. Abstract.  Author URL.
Richards TA, Archibald JM (2011). Cell evolution: gene transfer agents and the origin of mitochondria. Curr Biol, 21(3), R112-R114. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones MDM, Forn I, Gadelha C, Egan MJ, Bass D, Massana R, Richards TA (2011). Discovery of novel intermediate forms redefines the fungal tree of life. NATURE, 474(7350), 200-U234. Author URL.
Richards TA, Leonard G, Soanes DM, Talbot NJ (2011). Gene transfer into the fungi. Fungal Biology Reviews, 25(2), 98-110. Abstract.
Richards TA (2011). Genome evolution: horizontal movements in the fungi. Curr Biol, 21(4), R166-R168. Abstract.  Author URL.
Richards TA, Soanes DM, Jones MDM, Vasieva O, Leonard G, Paszkiewicz K, Foster PG, Hall N, Talbot NJ (2011). Horizontal gene transfer facilitated the evolution of plant parasitic mechanisms in the oomycetes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108(37), 15258-15263. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kim E, Harrison JW, Sudek S, Jones MDM, Wilcox HM, Richards TA, Worden AZ, Archibald JM (2011). Newly identified and diverse plastid-bearing branch on the eukaryotic tree of life. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 108(4), 1496-1500. Author URL.
Bass D, Richards TA (2011). Three reasons to re-evaluate fungal diversity 'on Earth and in the ocean'. Fungal Biology Reviews, 25(4), 159-164. Abstract.
Jones MDM, Richards TA, Hawksworth DL, Bass D (2011). Validation and justification of the phylum name Cryptomycota phyl. nov. IMA Fungus, 2(2), 173-175. Abstract.  Author URL.
Archibald JM, Richards TA (2010). Gene transfer: Anything goes in plant mitochondria. BMC Biology, 8 Abstract.
Stoeck T, Bass D, Nebel M, Christen R, Jones MDM, Breiner H-W, Richards TA (2010). Multiple marker parallel tag environmental DNA sequencing reveals a highly complex eukaryotic community in marine anoxic water. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 19, 21-31. Author URL.
Wickstead B, Gull K, Richards TA (2010). Patterns of kinesin evolution reveal a complex ancestral eukaryote with a multifunctional cytoskeleton. BMC Evol Biol, 10 Abstract.  Author URL.
Bass D, Brown N, Mackenzie-Dodds J, Dyal P, Nierzwicki-Bauer SA, Vepritskiy AA, Richards TA (2009). A molecular perspective on ecological differentiation and biogeography of cyclotrichiid ciliates. J Eukaryot Microbiol, 56(6), 559-567. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hofmann WA, Richards TA, de lanerolle P (2009). Ancient animal ancestry for nuclear myosin. JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE, 122(5), 636-643. Author URL.
Liu Y, Richards TA, Aves SJ (2009). Ancient diversification of eukaryotic MCM DNA replication proteins. BMC Evol Biol, 9 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Richards TA, Soanes DM, Foster PG, Leonard G, Thornton CR, Talbot NJ (2009). Phylogenomic analysis demonstrates a pattern of rare and ancient horizontal gene transfer between plants and fungi. The Plant Cell, 21, 1897-1911.
Leonard G, Stevens JR, Richards TA (2009). REFGEN and TREENAMER: automated sequence data handling for phylogenetic analysis in the genomic era. Evol Bioinform Online, 5, 1-4. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Howe, A. Brown, N. Barton, H. (2007). ). Yeast forms dominate fungal diversity in the deep oceans. Proceedings - Royal Society. Biological Sciences, 274, 3069-3077.
Richards, T.A. Mui, E.J. Samuel, B.U. (2007). A complete shikimate pathway in Toxoplasma gondii: an ancient eukaryotic innovation. International Journal for Parasitology, 34, 5-13.
Richards, T.A. Matthai, L. Marsh, V. (2007). DNA evidence for global dispersal and probable endemicity of protozoa. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7 Full text.
Campbell, S.A. Henriquez, F.L. Phan, L. (2007). Enzymes of type II fatty acid synthesis and apicoplast differentiation and division in Eimeria tenella. International Journal for Parasitology, 37, 33-51.
Soanes DM, Richards TA, Talbot NJ (2007). Insights from sequencing fungal and oomycete genomes: what can we learn about plant disease and the evolution of pathogenicity?. Plant Cell, 19(11), 3318-3326. Author URL.
Talbot, N.J. (2007). Plant Parasitic Oomycetes Such as Phytophthora Species Contain Genes Derived from Three Eukaryotic Lineages. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 2
Richards TA, Dacks JB, Jenkinson JM, Thornton CR, Talbot NJ (2006). Evolution of filamentous plant pathogens: gene exchange across eukaryotic kingdoms. Current Biology, 16(18), 1857-1864.
van der Giezen M, Richards TA (2006). Evolution of the Isd11-IscS complex reveals a single alphaproteobacteria endosymbiosis for all eukaryotes. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 23(7), 1341-1344.
Richards TA, Dacks JB, Campbell SA, Blanchard JL, Foster PG, McLeod R, Roberts CW (2006). Evolutionary origins of the eukaryotic shikimate pathway: gene fusions, horizontal gene transfer, and endosymbiotic replacements. Eukaryot Cell, 5(9), 1517-1531. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bass, D. (2005). Molecular screening of free-living microbial eukaryotes: diversity and distribution using a meta-analysis. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 8, 240-252.
Richards TA, Cavalier-Smith T (2005). Myosin domain evolution and the primary divergence of eukaryotes. Nature, 436(7054), 1113-1118.
Richards TA, Gouliamova DE, Nierzwicki-Bauer SA, Vepritskiy AA (2005). The molecular diversity of freshwater picoeukaryotes from an oligotrophic lake reveals diverse, distinctive and globally dispersed lineages. Environmental Microbiology, 7(9), 1413-1425.
Richards, T.A. Roberts, F. McLeod, R. (2005). The unusual mitochondrial compartment of Cryptosporidium parvum. Trends in Parasitology, 21, 68-74.
Campbell SA, Richards TA, Mui EJ, Samuel BU, Coggins JR, McLeod R, Roberts CW (2004). A complete shikimate pathway in Toxoplasma gondii: an ancient eukaryotic innovation. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PARASITOLOGY, 34(1), 5-13. Author URL.
Roberts, F. Henriquez, F.L. Akiyoshi, D. (2004). Evidence for mitochondrial-derived alternative oxidase in the apicomplexan parasite Cryptosporidium parvum: a potential anti-microbial agent target. International Journal for Parasitology, 34, 297-308.
Hirt, R.P. Williams, B.A. Embley, T.M. (2003). Horizontal gene transfer and the evolution of parasitic protozoa. Protist, 154, 17-32.
Ashwell, R.I.S. Richards, T.A. Fowler, K. (2001). Effects of multiple mating and male eye span on female reproductive output in the stalk-eyed fly, Cyrtodiopsis dalmanni. Behavioral Ecology, 12, 732-739.

Chapters

Chambouvet A, Richards TA, Bass D, Neuhauser S (2015). Revealing microparasite diversity in aquatic environments using brute force molecular techniques and subtle microscopy. In  (Ed) Parasite Diversity and Diversification: Evolutionary Ecology Meets Phylogenetics, 93-116.  Abstract.
Jones MDM, Richards TA (2011). 3 Environmental DNA Analysis and the Expansion of the Fungal Tree of Life. In  (Ed) Evolution of Fungi and Fungal-Like Organisms, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 37-54.

Publications by year


In Press

Masachis S, Segorbe D, Turrà D, Leon-Ruiz M, Fürst U, El Ghalid M, Leonard G, López-Berges MS, Richards TA, Felix G, et al (In Press). A fungal pathogen secretes plant alkalinizing peptides to increase infection. Nat Microbiol, 1(6). Abstract.  Author URL.
Richards TA, Chambouvet A (In Press). A role for fungi as parasites in the black box of marine trophic interactions. Environ Microbiol Rep, 8(4), 429-430. Abstract.  Author URL.
Forster D, Dunthorn M, Mahé F, Dolan JR, Audic S, Bass D, Bittner L, Boutte C, Christen R, Claverie J-M, et al (In Press). Benthic protists: the under-charted majority. FEMS Microbiol Ecol, 92(8). Abstract.  Author URL.
Richards TA, Chambouvet A, Leonard G (In Press). Cryptic infection of a broad taxonomic and geographic diversity of tadpoles by Perkinsea protists. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, In press Abstract.  Full text.
Orsi WD, Smith JM, Liu S, Liu Z, Sakamoto CM, Wilken S, Poirier C, Richards TA, Keeling PJ, Worden AZ, et al (In Press). Diverse, uncultivated bacteria and archaea underlying the cycling of dissolved protein in the ocean. ISME J, 10(9), 2158-2173. Abstract.  Author URL.
Grau-Bové X, Torruella G, Donachie S, Suga H, Leonard G, Richards TA, Ruiz-Trillo I (In Press). Dynamics of genomic innovation in the unicellular ancestry of animals. Elife, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.
Richards TA, Talbot NJ (In Press). Horizontal gene transfer in osmotrophs: playing with public goods. Nat Rev Microbiol, 11(10), 720-727. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Monier A, Worden AZ, Richards TA (In Press). Phylogenetic diversity and biogeography of the Mamiellophyceae lineage of eukaryotic phytoplankton across the oceans. Environ Microbiol Rep, 8(4), 461-469. Abstract.  Author URL.
Strassert JFH, Karnkowska A, Hehenberger E, Del Campo J, Kolisko M, Okamoto N, Burki F, Janouškovec J, Poirier C, Leonard G, et al (In Press). Single cell genomics of uncultured marine alveolates shows paraphyly of basal dinoflagellates. ISME J, 12(1), 304-308. Abstract.  Author URL.
Richards TA, Leonard G, Wideman JG (In Press). What Defines the "Kingdom" Fungi?. Microbiol Spectr, 5(3). Abstract.  Author URL.

2018

Okamoto N, Gawryluk RMR, Del Campo J, Strassert JFH, Lukeš J, Richards TA, Worden AZ, Santoro AE, Keeling PJ (2018). A Revised Taxonomy of Diplonemids Including the Eupelagonemidae n. fam. and a Type Species, Eupelagonema oceanica n. gen. & sp. J Eukaryot Microbiol Abstract.  Author URL.
Savory FR, Milner DS, Miles DC, Richards TA (2018). Ancestral Function and Diversification of a Horizontally Acquired Oomycete Carboxylic Acid Transporter. Mol Biol Evol, 35(8), 1887-1900. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Leonard G, Labarre A, Milner DS, Monier A, Soanes D, Wideman JG, Maguire F, Stevens S, Sain D, Grau-Bové X, et al (2018). Comparative genomic analysis of the 'pseudofungus' Hyphochytrium catenoides. Open Biol, 8(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Gomes-Vieira AL, Wideman JG, Paes-Vieira L, Gomes SL, Richards TA, Meyer-Fernandes JR (2018). Evolutionary conservation of a core fungal phosphate homeostasis pathway coupled to development in Blastocladiella emersonii. Fungal Genet Biol, 115, 20-32. Abstract.  Author URL.
Orsi WD, Wilken S, Del Campo J, Heger T, James E, Richards TA, Keeling PJ, Worden AZ, Santoro AE (2018). Identifying protist consumers of photosynthetic picoeukaryotes in the surface ocean using stable isotope probing. Environ Microbiol, 20(2), 815-827. Abstract.  Author URL.
Richards TA, Talbot NJ (2018). Osmotrophy. Curr Biol, 28(20), R1179-R1180. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wideman JG, Balacco DL, Fieblinger T, Richards TA (2018). PDZD8 is not the 'functional ortholog' of Mmm1, it is a paralog. F1000Res, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.
Orsi WD, Richards TA, Francis WR (2018). Predicted microbial secretomes and their target substrates in marine sediment. Nat Microbiol, 3(1), 32-37. Abstract.  Author URL.
Guo J, Wilken S, Jimenez V, Choi CJ, Ansong C, Dannebaum R, Sudek L, Milner DS, Bachy C, Reistetter EN, et al (2018). Specialized proteomic responses and an ancient photoprotection mechanism sustain marine green algal growth during phosphate limitation. Nat Microbiol, 3(7), 781-790. Abstract.  Author URL.

2017

Richards TA, Monier A (2017). Host-derived viral transporter protein for nitrogen uptake in infected marine phytoplankton. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Full text.

2016

Richards TA, Monier A (2016). A tale of two tardigrades. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 113(18), 4892-4894. Author URL.
Gawryluk RMR, del Campo J, Okamoto N, Strassert JFH, Lukeš J, Richards TA, Worden AZ, Santoro AE, Keeling PJ (2016). Morphological Identification and Single-Cell Genomics of Marine Diplonemids. Current Biology, 26(22), 3053-3059. Abstract.
Chambouvet A, Valigurová A, Pinheiro LM, Richards TA, Jirků M (2016). Nematopsis temporariae (Gregarinasina, Apicomplexa, Alveolata) is an intracellular infectious agent of tadpole livers. Environ Microbiol Rep, 8(5), 675-679. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Avelar GM, Glaser T, Leonard G, Richards TA, Ulrich H, Gomes SL (2015). A Cyclic GMP-Dependent K+ Channel in the Blastocladiomycete Fungus Blastocladiella emersonii. Eukaryotic cell, 14(9), 958-963. Abstract.
Avelar GM, Glaser T, Leonard G, Richards TA, Ulrich H, Gomes SL (2015). A Cyclic GMP-Dependent K+ Channel in the Blastocladiomycete Fungus Blastocladiella emersonii. Eukaryot Cell, 14(9), 958-963. Abstract.  Author URL.
Orsi WD, Richards TA, Santoro AE (2015). Cellular maintenance processes that potentially underpin the survival of subseafloor fungi over geological timescales. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 164, A1-A9. Abstract.
del Campo J, Mallo D, Massana R, de Vargas C, Richards TA, Ruiz-Trillo I (2015). Diversity and distribution of unicellular opisthokonts along the European coast analysed using high-throughput sequencing. Environmental Microbiology Abstract.
del Campo J, Mallo D, Massana R, de Vargas C, Richards TA, Ruiz-Trillo I (2015). Diversity and distribution of unicellular opisthokonts along the European coast analysed using high-throughput sequencing. Environmental Microbiology, 17(9), 3195-3207. Abstract.
Massana R, Gobet A, Audic S, Bass D, Bittner L, Boutte C, Chambouvet A, Christen R, Claverie JM, Decelle J, et al (2015). Marine protist diversity in European coastal waters and sediments as revealed by high-throughput sequencing. Environmental Microbiology Abstract.
Richards TA, Leonard G, Mahé F, Del Campo J, Romac S, Jones MDM, Maguire F, Dunthorn M, De Vargas C, Massana R, et al (2015). Molecular diversity and distribution of marine fungi across 130 European environmental samples. Proc Biol Sci, 282(1819). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Richards TA, Gomes SL (2015). Protistology: How to build a microbial eye. Nature, 523(7559), 166-167. Author URL.
Chambouvet A, Richards TA, Bass D, Neuhauser S (2015). Revealing microparasite diversity in aquatic environments using brute force molecular techniques and subtle microscopy. In  (Ed) Parasite Diversity and Diversification: Evolutionary Ecology Meets Phylogenetics, 93-116.  Abstract.
Savory F, Leonard G, Richards TA (2015). The role of horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of the oomycetes. PLoS Pathog, 11(5). Author URL.  Full text.

2014

Avelar GM, Schumacher RI, Zaini PA, Leonard G, Richards TA, Gomes SL (2014). A rhodopsin-guanylyl cyclase gene fusion functions in visual perception in a fungus. Curr Biol, 24(11), 1234-1240. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Orsi WD, Richards TA, Santoro AE (2014). Cellular maintenance processes that potentially underpin the survival of subseafloor fungi over geological timescales. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Abstract.
Maguire F, Henriquez FL, Leonard G, Dacks JB, Brown MW, Richards TA (2014). Complex patterns of gene fission in the eukaryotic folate biosynthesis pathway. Genome Biol Evol, 6(10), 2709-2720. Abstract.  Author URL.
Chambouvet A, Berney C, Romac S, Audic S, Maguire F, De Vargas C, Richards TA (2014). Diverse molecular signatures for ribosomally 'active' Perkinsea in marine sediments. BMC Microbiology, 14(1). Abstract.
Chambouvet A, Berney C, Romac S, Audic S, Maguire F, De Vargas C, Richards TA (2014). Diverse molecular signatures for ribosomally 'active' Perkinsea in marine sediments. BMC Microbiol, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.
Sebe-Pedros A, Grau-Bove X, Richards TA, Ruiz-Trillo I (2014). Evolution and Classification of Myosins, a Paneukaryotic Whole-Genome Approach. GENOME BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 6(2), 290-305. Author URL.  Full text.
Soanes D, Richards TA (2014). Horizontal gene transfer in eukaryotic plant pathogens. Annu Rev Phytopathol, 52, 583-614. Abstract.  Author URL.
Maguire F, Richards T (2014). Organelle Evolution: a Mosaic of ‘Mitochondrial’ Functions. Current Biology, 24(13), 1563-1563.
Maguire F, Richards TA (2014). Organelle evolution: a mosaic of 'mitochondrial' functions. Curr Biol, 24(11), R518-R520. Abstract.  Author URL.
Logares R, Audic S, Bass D, Bittner L, Boutte C, Christen R, Claverie J-M, Decelle J, Dolan JR, Dunthorn M, et al (2014). Patterns of rare and abundant marine microbial eukaryotes. Curr Biol, 24(8), 813-821. Abstract.  Author URL.
Misner I, Blouin N, Leonard G, Richards TA, Lane CE (2014). The secreted proteins of Achlya hypogyna and Thraustotheca clavata identify the ancestral oomycete secretome and reveal gene acquisitions by horizontal gene transfer. Genome Biol Evol, 7(1), 120-135. Abstract.  Author URL.

2013

Read BA, Kegel J, Klute MJ, Kuo A, Lefebvre SC, Maumus F, Mayer C, Miller J, Monier A, Salamov A, et al (2013). Pan genome of the phytoplankton Emiliania underpins its global distribution. Nature, 499(7457), 209-213. Abstract.  Author URL.

2012

Curtis BA, Tanifuji G, Burki F, Gruber A, Irimia M, Maruyama S, Arias MC, Ball SG, Gile GH, Hirakawa Y, et al (2012). Algal genomes reveal evolutionary mosaicism and the fate of nucleomorphs. Nature, 492(7427), 59-65. Abstract.  Author URL.
Aves SJ, Liu Y, Richards TA (2012). Evolutionary diversification of eukaryotic DNA replication machinery. Subcell Biochem, 62, 19-35. Abstract.  Author URL.
Leonard G, Richards TA (2012). Genome-scale comparative analysis of gene fusions, gene fissions, and the fungal tree of life. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 109(52), 21402-21407. Abstract.  Author URL.
Richards TA, Jones MDM, Leonard G, Bass D (2012). Marine fungi: their ecology and molecular diversity. Ann Rev Mar Sci, 4, 495-522. Abstract.  Author URL.

2011

Jones MDM, Richards TA (2011). 3 Environmental DNA Analysis and the Expansion of the Fungal Tree of Life. In  (Ed) Evolution of Fungi and Fungal-Like Organisms, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 37-54.
Richards TA, Archibald JM (2011). Cell evolution: gene transfer agents and the origin of mitochondria. Curr Biol, 21(3), R112-R114. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones MDM, Forn I, Gadelha C, Egan MJ, Bass D, Massana R, Richards TA (2011). Discovery of novel intermediate forms redefines the fungal tree of life. NATURE, 474(7350), 200-U234. Author URL.
Richards TA, Leonard G, Soanes DM, Talbot NJ (2011). Gene transfer into the fungi. Fungal Biology Reviews, 25(2), 98-110. Abstract.
Richards TA (2011). Genome evolution: horizontal movements in the fungi. Curr Biol, 21(4), R166-R168. Abstract.  Author URL.
Richards TA, Soanes DM, Jones MDM, Vasieva O, Leonard G, Paszkiewicz K, Foster PG, Hall N, Talbot NJ (2011). Horizontal gene transfer facilitated the evolution of plant parasitic mechanisms in the oomycetes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108(37), 15258-15263. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kim E, Harrison JW, Sudek S, Jones MDM, Wilcox HM, Richards TA, Worden AZ, Archibald JM (2011). Newly identified and diverse plastid-bearing branch on the eukaryotic tree of life. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 108(4), 1496-1500. Author URL.
Bass D, Richards TA (2011). Three reasons to re-evaluate fungal diversity 'on Earth and in the ocean'. Fungal Biology Reviews, 25(4), 159-164. Abstract.
Jones MDM, Richards TA, Hawksworth DL, Bass D (2011). Validation and justification of the phylum name Cryptomycota phyl. nov. IMA Fungus, 2(2), 173-175. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Archibald JM, Richards TA (2010). Gene transfer: Anything goes in plant mitochondria. BMC Biology, 8 Abstract.
Stoeck T, Bass D, Nebel M, Christen R, Jones MDM, Breiner H-W, Richards TA (2010). Multiple marker parallel tag environmental DNA sequencing reveals a highly complex eukaryotic community in marine anoxic water. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 19, 21-31. Author URL.
Wickstead B, Gull K, Richards TA (2010). Patterns of kinesin evolution reveal a complex ancestral eukaryote with a multifunctional cytoskeleton. BMC Evol Biol, 10 Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Bass D, Brown N, Mackenzie-Dodds J, Dyal P, Nierzwicki-Bauer SA, Vepritskiy AA, Richards TA (2009). A molecular perspective on ecological differentiation and biogeography of cyclotrichiid ciliates. J Eukaryot Microbiol, 56(6), 559-567. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hofmann WA, Richards TA, de lanerolle P (2009). Ancient animal ancestry for nuclear myosin. JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE, 122(5), 636-643. Author URL.
Liu Y, Richards TA, Aves SJ (2009). Ancient diversification of eukaryotic MCM DNA replication proteins. BMC Evol Biol, 9 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Richards TA, Soanes DM, Foster PG, Leonard G, Thornton CR, Talbot NJ (2009). Phylogenomic analysis demonstrates a pattern of rare and ancient horizontal gene transfer between plants and fungi. The Plant Cell, 21, 1897-1911.
Leonard G, Stevens JR, Richards TA (2009). REFGEN and TREENAMER: automated sequence data handling for phylogenetic analysis in the genomic era. Evol Bioinform Online, 5, 1-4. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2007

Howe, A. Brown, N. Barton, H. (2007). ). Yeast forms dominate fungal diversity in the deep oceans. Proceedings - Royal Society. Biological Sciences, 274, 3069-3077.
Richards, T.A. Mui, E.J. Samuel, B.U. (2007). A complete shikimate pathway in Toxoplasma gondii: an ancient eukaryotic innovation. International Journal for Parasitology, 34, 5-13.
Richards, T.A. Matthai, L. Marsh, V. (2007). DNA evidence for global dispersal and probable endemicity of protozoa. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7 Full text.
Campbell, S.A. Henriquez, F.L. Phan, L. (2007). Enzymes of type II fatty acid synthesis and apicoplast differentiation and division in Eimeria tenella. International Journal for Parasitology, 37, 33-51.
Soanes DM, Richards TA, Talbot NJ (2007). Insights from sequencing fungal and oomycete genomes: what can we learn about plant disease and the evolution of pathogenicity?. Plant Cell, 19(11), 3318-3326. Author URL.
Talbot, N.J. (2007). Plant Parasitic Oomycetes Such as Phytophthora Species Contain Genes Derived from Three Eukaryotic Lineages. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 2

2006

Richards TA, Dacks JB, Jenkinson JM, Thornton CR, Talbot NJ (2006). Evolution of filamentous plant pathogens: gene exchange across eukaryotic kingdoms. Current Biology, 16(18), 1857-1864.
van der Giezen M, Richards TA (2006). Evolution of the Isd11-IscS complex reveals a single alphaproteobacteria endosymbiosis for all eukaryotes. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 23(7), 1341-1344.
Richards TA, Dacks JB, Campbell SA, Blanchard JL, Foster PG, McLeod R, Roberts CW (2006). Evolutionary origins of the eukaryotic shikimate pathway: gene fusions, horizontal gene transfer, and endosymbiotic replacements. Eukaryot Cell, 5(9), 1517-1531. Abstract.  Author URL.

2005

Bass, D. (2005). Molecular screening of free-living microbial eukaryotes: diversity and distribution using a meta-analysis. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 8, 240-252.
Richards TA, Cavalier-Smith T (2005). Myosin domain evolution and the primary divergence of eukaryotes. Nature, 436(7054), 1113-1118.
Richards TA, Gouliamova DE, Nierzwicki-Bauer SA, Vepritskiy AA (2005). The molecular diversity of freshwater picoeukaryotes from an oligotrophic lake reveals diverse, distinctive and globally dispersed lineages. Environmental Microbiology, 7(9), 1413-1425.
Richards, T.A. Roberts, F. McLeod, R. (2005). The unusual mitochondrial compartment of Cryptosporidium parvum. Trends in Parasitology, 21, 68-74.

2004

Campbell SA, Richards TA, Mui EJ, Samuel BU, Coggins JR, McLeod R, Roberts CW (2004). A complete shikimate pathway in Toxoplasma gondii: an ancient eukaryotic innovation. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PARASITOLOGY, 34(1), 5-13. Author URL.
Roberts, F. Henriquez, F.L. Akiyoshi, D. (2004). Evidence for mitochondrial-derived alternative oxidase in the apicomplexan parasite Cryptosporidium parvum: a potential anti-microbial agent target. International Journal for Parasitology, 34, 297-308.

2003

Hirt, R.P. Williams, B.A. Embley, T.M. (2003). Horizontal gene transfer and the evolution of parasitic protozoa. Protist, 154, 17-32.

2001

Ashwell, R.I.S. Richards, T.A. Fowler, K. (2001). Effects of multiple mating and male eye span on female reproductive output in the stalk-eyed fly, Cyrtodiopsis dalmanni. Behavioral Ecology, 12, 732-739.

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External Engagment and Impact

Awards/Honorary fellowships

2014 Philip Leverhulme Prize

 

2014 Royal Society University Research Fellowship

 

2012 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), Associate Fellow of the Integrated Microbial Biodiversity Program

 

2012   EMBO Young Investigator

 

2012   Berkeley Award and Lecture, British Mycology Society

 

2009   President's Medal for Cell Biology and Lecture, Society for Experimental Biology

 

2008   University Merit Award for Research, University of Exeter

 

2007   Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

 

2006   Associate Scientist, Natural History Museum, London

 

2000   NASA Planetary Biology Internship


Committee/panel activities

2012-15   Elected as Council Member to the Linnean Society

2009-12   Chair of SynTax UK Grant Review Panel (Grant scheme run by the BBSRC, NERC,   DEFRA, Linnean Society and Systematics Association)

2008-11   Member of the Eukaryotic Division Committee, Society for General Microbiology


Editorial responsibilities

2011-14   Associate Editor, Ecology and Evolution

2011-14   Associate Editor, Frontiers in Microbiology

2010-13   Associate Editor, BMC Evolutionary Biology


Invited lectures

2013  EMBO meeting on Comparative Genomics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms, San Feliu de Guixols (Costa Brava), Spain

2013   ICOP XIV, International Congress of Protistology, Vancouver Canada

2013   EMBO Young Investigator Meeting, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

2012   Plenary Talk, Statusworkshop, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin

2012   American Society of Microbiology 112th General Meeting, San Francisco, USA

2011   EMBO meeting on Comparative Genomics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms, San Feliu de Guixols (Costa Brava), Spain

2010   Marine Microbes Gordon Conference, New Hampshire, USA

2010   American Society of Limnology and Oceanography: Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, Oregon, USA

2009  Plenary Talk:  25th Fungal Genetics Conference, Asilomar, USA

 


Media Coverage

 

Discovery of fungal group covered on the BBC: 

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13363932

 

Discovery of fungal group, interview on BBC Radio 4 Material World: 

 www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b010y310

 

Discovery of fungal group, interview on NPR Radio, USA: 

www.npr.org/2011/05/12/136207874/a-new-somewhat-moldy-branch-on-the-tree-of-life

 

Discovery of fungal group, article on Bloomburg website: 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-11/tiny-new-fungus-hints-at-nature-s-hidden-mysteries-british-scientists-say.html

 

Jumping genes (horizontal transfer in plants and fungi), feature by education outreach journal Scope: 

http://scopeweb.mit.edu/?p=345

 

Discovery of a -new- group of algae, features on the Science Daily website: 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110120151633.htm

 

Feature on gene transfer in Fungi in ASM's microbe magazine: 

http://www.microbemagazine.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4015:phylogenetic-analysis-says-fungi-got-bacterial-genes-via-transfers&catid=893:07-2011-current-topics&Itemid=1151

 

Feature on gene transfer and the tree of life on Jerry Coyne's blog: http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/gene-transfer-between-fungal-species/

 


Workshops/Conferences organised

2011  Horizontal gene flow & evolution, Society of General Microbiology, York, UK

2010  Microbiology of Oceans, Society Of General Microbiology, Edinburgh, UK

2009  Young Systematists’ Forum, Systematics Association, Natural History Museum, London, UK

2009  Darwin’s tree of life, Society of General Microbiology, Edinburgh, UK

Teaching

Supervision / Group

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Victoria Attah Vicky is using yeast as a model system for recapitulating identified cases of HGT
  • Aurelie Chambouvet: Aurelie is using environmental DNA methods to investigate a novel parasite of frogs
  • Guy Leonard: Guy is uing comparative genomics to investigate the diversification of the eukaryotes
  • Jonathan Lombard Jonathan is working on a project to reconstruct the genome repertoire of LECA the last eukaryotic common ancestor
  • David Milner Lab manager and researcher working on new models to understand endosymbiosis
  • Adam Monier Adam is using comparative genomics to understand the impact of horizontal gene transfer on marine protists
  • Raquel Rodriguez Raquel is using cell sorting approaches to investigate marine protist diversity
  • Fiona Savory Fiona is investigating the impact of horizontal gene transfer on parasite function
  • Jeremy Wideman Jeremy is using comparative genomic methods to look at the evolutionary history of the diatoms

Postgraduate researchers

  • Finlay Maguire: Finlay is using transcriptome data to investigate endosymbiotic interactions (2011-2014)
  • Joanna Warwick-Dugdale

Alumni

  • Hannah Boxall: Summer project student
  • Luigi Cibrario: M.Sc. (2006) and then PhD student (2012)
  • Afzal Deshmukh: MSc student (2006)
  • Theresa Hudson: PhD student, now working for Society of General Microbiology
  • Guy Leonard: M.Sc. (2006), PhD student (2010) and then postdoctoral researcher
  • Yuan Liu: M.Sc. (2007)
  • Finlay Maguire: SGM Summer Student 2010
  • Hao Peng: MSc student (2006)
  • Elliot Rees: M.Sc. (2008), now doing his Ph.D. at University of Cardiff
  • Harry Spencer: SGM Summer Student 2012
  • Leoni Xanthopoulou: Nuffield Undergraduate Studentship

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