building reference genome and transcriptome resources
My first involvement in parasitology was through leading reference genome sequencing, assembly and annotation projects for a number of key helminth species of medical and veterinary importance. This inlucdes the nematodes Haemonchus contortus, Globodera pallida and Onchocerca volvulus. I also contributed data or analysis to other projects (Trichuris muris, Strongyloides spp., Tsetse fly, Globodera rostochiensis and an updated Brugia malayi). I played a fairly big part in a large-scale effort to produce reference genomes for most key helminth species, which became the helminth genomes consortium.