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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Dr Jamie Harrison

Dr Jamie Harrison

Early Career Reserch Fellow

 Geoffrey Pope GP323


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



PhD, MbyRes, BSc

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Research interests

  • Biochemistry, Chemical Biology and Structural Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology and Development
  • Environmental Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Fungal Biology
  • Microbes and Disease
  • Plant Biology and Plant-Microbe Interactions

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Journal articles

Oram RA, Weedon M, Wood A, Beaumont R, Tyrrell J (In Press). Development and Standardization of an Improved Type 1 Diabetes Genetic Risk Score for Use in Newborn Screening and Incident Diagnosis. Diabetes Care
Jones SE, van Hees VT, Mazzotti DR, Marques-Vidal P, Sabia S, van der Spek A, Dashti HS, Engmann J, Kocevska D, Tyrrell J, et al (In Press). Genetic studies of accelerometer-based sleep measures yield new insights into human sleep behaviour. Nature Communications Abstract.
Weedon M, Jackson L, Harrison J, Ruth K, Tyrrell J, Hattersley A, Wright C (In Press). Use of SNP chips to detect rare pathogenic variants: retrospective, population based diagnostic evaluation. BMJ: British Medical Journal
Vicente JG, McHugh J, Bryning A, Carroll S, Harrison J, Studholme D (2023). First identification of Xanthomonas nasturtii as the cause of black rot of watercress in Hawaii. Plant Dis Abstract.  Author URL.
Jackson L, Weedon MN, Green HD, Mallabar-Rimmer B, Harrison JW, Wood AR, Ruth KS, Tyrrell J, Wright CF (2023). Influence of family history on penetrance of hereditary cancers in a population setting. eClinicalMedicine, 64, 102159-102159.
Baker S, Dougan G, Hess C, Kingston N, Lehner PJ, Lyons PA, Matheson NJ, Owehand WH, Saunders C, Summers C, et al (2022). Author Correction: SARS-CoV-2 evolution during treatment of chronic infection. Nature, 608(7922), e23-e23.
Baker S, Dougan G, Hess C, Kingston N, Lehner PJ, Lyons PA, Matheson NJ, Owehand WH, Saunders C, Summers C, et al (2022). Author Correction: Sensitivity of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 to mRNA vaccine-elicited antibodies. Nature, 608(7922), e24-e24.
Lascelles DM, Roberts MR, Cruz L, Cruz J, Studholme DJ, Harrison J, Greer SF, Grant M, Holden JM, Carter B, et al (2022). First report of black rot caused by <i>Xanthomonas nasturtii</i> on watercress in Spain and Portugal. New Disease Reports, 46(2).
Aggarwal D, Page AJ, Schaefer U, Savva GM, Myers R, Volz E, Ellaby N, Platt S, Groves N, Gallagher E, et al (2022). Genomic assessment of quarantine measures to prevent SARS-CoV-2 importation and transmission. Nature Communications, 13(1).
Aggarwal D, Warne B, Jahun AS, Hamilton WL, Fieldman T, du Plessis L, Hill V, Blane B, Watkins E, Wright E, et al (2022). Genomic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in a UK university identifies dynamics of transmission. Nature Communications, 13(1). Abstract.
Ashford F, Best A, Dunn SJ, Ahmed Z, Siddiqui H, Melville J, Wilkinson S, Mirza J, Cumley N, Stockton J, et al (2022). SARS-CoV-2 Testing in the Community: Testing Positive Samples with the TaqMan SARS-CoV-2 Mutation Panel to Find Variants in Real Time. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 60(4), e02408-e02421.
Kemp SA, Collier DA, Datir RP, Ferreira IATM, Gayed S, Jahun A, Hosmillo M, Rees-Spear C, Mlcochova P, Lumb IU, et al (2021). SARS-CoV-2 evolution during treatment of chronic infection. Nature, 592(7853), 277-282. Abstract.
Collier DA, De Marco A, Ferreira IATM, Meng B, Datir RP, Walls AC, Kemp SA, Bassi J, Pinto D, Silacci-Fregni C, et al (2021). Sensitivity of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 to mRNA vaccine-elicited antibodies. NATURE, 593(7857), 136-+.  Author URL.
Harrison J, Nelson K, Morcrette H, Morcrette C, Preston J, Helmer L, Titball RW, Butler CS, Wagley S (2021). The increased prevalence of Vibrio species and the first reporting of Vibrio jasicida and Vibrio rotiferianus at UK shellfish sites. Water Research, 211
Masoli JAH, Jeffries A, Temperton B, Auckland C, Michelsen M, Warwick-Dugdale J, Manley R, Farbos A, Ellard S, Knight B, et al (2021). Viral genetic sequencing identifies staff transmission of COVID-19 is important in a community hospital outbreak. Abstract.
Sambles C, Venkatesan L, Shittu OM, Harrison J, Moore K, Tripathi L, Grant M, Warmington R, Studholme DJ (2020). Genome sequencing data for wild and cultivated bananas, plantains and abacá. Data in Brief, 33 Abstract.
Sukcharoen K, Sharp SA, Thomas NJ, Kimmitt RA, Harrison J, Bingham C, Mozere M, Weedon MN, Tyrrell J, Barratt J, et al (2020). IgA Nephropathy Genetic Risk Score to Estimate the Prevalence of IgA Nephropathy in UK Biobank. Kidney International Reports, 5(10), 1643-1650. Abstract.
Fasham J, Leslie JS, Harrison JW, Deline J, Williams KB, Kuhl A, Scott Schwoerer J, Cross HE, Crosby AH, Baple EL, et al (2020). No association between SCN9A and monogenic human epilepsy disorders. PLOS Genetics, 16(11), e1009161-e1009161. Abstract.
Harrison JW, Tallapragada DSP, Baptist A, Sharp SA, Bhaskar S, Jog KS, Patel KA, Weedon MN, Chandak GR, Yajnik CS, et al (2020). Type 1 diabetes genetic risk score is discriminative of diabetes in non-Europeans: evidence from a study in India. Scientific Reports, 10(1). Abstract.
Bewshea CM, Ahmad T, Kennedy N, Weedon M, Harrison J, Walker G, Goodhand J, Jones S (2019). Association of Genetic Variants in NUDT15 with Thiopurine-Induced Myelosuppression in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, 321 (8), 773-785.
Bovijn J, Jackson L, Censin J, Chen CY, Laisk T, Laber S, Ferreira T, Pulit SL, Glastonbury CA, Smoller JW, et al (2019). GWAS Identifies Risk Locus for Erectile Dysfunction and Implicates Hypothalamic Neurobiology and Diabetes in Etiology. American Journal of Human Genetics, 104(1), 157-163. Abstract.
Jones SE, Lane JM, Wood AR, van Hees VT, Tyrrell J, Beaumont RN, Jeffries AR, Dashti HS, Hillsdon M, Ruth KS, et al (2019). Genome-wide association analyses of chronotype in 697,828 individuals provides insights into circadian rhythms. Nature Communications Abstract.
Schafmayer C, Harrison JW, Buch S, Lange C, Reichert MC, Hofer P, Cossais F, Kupcinskas J, von Schönfels W, Schniewind B, et al (2019). Genome-wide association analysis of diverticular disease points towards neuromuscular, connective tissue and epithelial pathomechanisms. Gut, 68(5), 854-865. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tyrrell J, Mulugeta A, Wood AR, Zhou A, Beaumont RN, Tuke MA, Jones SE, Ruth KS, Yaghootkar H, Sharp S, et al (2019). Using genetics to understand the causal influence of higher BMI on depression. Int J Epidemiol, 48(3), 834-848. Abstract.  Author URL.
Frayling TM (2018). A Common Allele in FGF21 Associated with Sugar Intake is Associated with Body Shape, Lower Total Body-Fat Percentage, and Higher Blood Pressure. Cell Reports, 23(2), 327-336.
Wagley S, Borne R, Harrison J, Baker-Austin C, Ottaviani D, Leoni F, Vuddhakul V, Titball RW (2018). Galleria mellonella as an infection model to investigate virulence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Virulence, 9(1), 197-207. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harrison J, Dornbusch MR, Samac D, Studholme DJ (2016). Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae ALF3 Isolated from Alfalfa. Genome Announc, 4(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Harrison J, Grant MR, Studholme DJ (2016). Draft Genome Sequences of Two Strains of Xanthomonas arboricola pv. celebensis Isolated from Banana Plants. Genome Announc, 4(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
McDonagh LM, West H, Harrison JW, Stevens JR (2016). Which mitochondrial gene (if any) is best for insect phylogenetics?. INSECT SYSTEMATICS & EVOLUTION, 47(3), 245-266.  Author URL.
Laver T, Harrison J, O'Neill PA, Moore K, Farbos A, Paszkiewicz K, Studholme DJ (2015). Assessing the performance of the Oxford Nanopore Technologies MinION. Biomolecular Detection and Quantification, 3, 1-8. Abstract.
Aritua V, Harrison J, Sapp M, Buruchara R, Smith J, Studholme DJ (2015). Genome sequencing reveals a new lineage associated with lablab bean and genetic exchange between Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli and Xanthomonas fuscans subsp. fuscans. Front Microbiol, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.
Aritua V, Musoni A, Kabeja A, Butare L, Mukamuhirwa F, Gahakwa D, Kato F, Abang MM, Buruchara R, Sapp M, et al (2015). The draft genome sequence of Xanthomonas species strain Nyagatare, isolated from diseased bean in Rwanda. FEMS Microbiol Lett, 362(4). Abstract.  Author URL.
Harrison J, Moore K, Paszkiewicz K, Jones T, Grant M, Ambacheew D, Muzemil S, Studholme D (2014). A Draft Genome Sequence for Ensete ventricosum, the Drought-Tolerant “Tree Against Hunger”. Agronomy, 4, 13-33. Abstract.
Harrison J, Studholme DJ (2014). Draft genome sequence of Xanthomonas axonopodis pathovar vasculorum NCPPB 900. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 360(2), 113-116. Abstract.
Harrison JW, Dung TTN, Siddiqui F, Korbrisate S, Bukhari H, Tra MPV, Hoang NVM, Carrique-Mas J, Bryant J, Campbell JI, et al (2014). Identification of possible virulence marker from Campylobacter jejuni isolates. Emerg Infect Dis, 20(6), 1026-1029. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harrison J, Studholme DJ (2014). Recently published Streptomyces genome sequences. Microb Biotechnol, 7(5), 373-380.  Author URL.
Quinn L, O'Neill PA, Harrison J, Paskiewicz KH, Mccracken AR, Cooke LR, Grant MR, Studholme DJ (2013). Genome-wide sequencing of Phytophthora lateralis reveals genetic variation among isolates from Lawson cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) in Northern Ireland. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 344(2), 179-185. Abstract.
Quinn L, O'Neill PA, Harrison J, Paskiewicz KH, McCracken AR, Cooke LR, Grant MR, Studholme DJ (2013). Genome-wide sequencing of Phytophthora lateralis reveals genetic variation among isolates from Lawson cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) in Northern Ireland. FEMS Microbiol Lett, 344(2), 179-185. 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.


Fasham JDR, Leslie JS, Harrison JW, Deline J, Williams KB, Kuhl A, Schwoerer JS, Cross HE, Crosby AH, Baple EL, et al (2022). <i>SCN9A</i> gene variants do not cause monogenic epilepsy in humans.  Author URL.
Yaghootkar H, Harrison J, Frayling T, Bell J (2019). 'Favourable adiposity' genetic factors pinpoint to the role of subcutaneous adipose tissue and ectopic liver fat in the ethnic differences in adiposity and diabetes risk.  Author URL.
Walker GJ, Harrison JW, Voskuil MD, Heap GA, Heerasing N, Hendy PJ, Koskela J, Daly MJ, Sokol H, Weersma RK, et al (2018). <i>NUDT15</i> VARIANTS CONTRIBUTE TO THIOPURINE-INDUCED MYELOSUPPRESSION IN EUROPEAN POPULATIONS.  Author URL.
Walker GJ, Harrison JW, Heap GA, Heerasing N, Hendy PJ, Bewshea C, Goodhand JR, Weedon MN, Kennedy NA, Ahmad T, et al (2017). NUDT15 VARIANTS CONTRIBUTE TO THIOPURINE-INDUCED MYELOSUPPRESSION IN EUROPEAN POPULATIONS.  Author URL.

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