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.

James Cotton
James Cotton
Senior Staff Scientist

My research interests are in the genomics, and particularly population genomics of parasites, particularly those that cause neglected tropical diseases