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Name Dr Gary Barker
Job title Lecturer
Department School of Biological Sciences University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc(EAnglia), PhD(Bristol)
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Keywords single nucleotide polymorphism (snp)
gene expression analysis in triticum eastivum
uk wheat genome sequencing consortium
ergot resistance in wheat
metagenomics
glacial ecosystems
Areas of expertise My main research interest is Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) discovery and gene expression analysis in hexaploid bread wheat (Triticum aestivum). This work primarily uses Illumina Next Generation Sequence data from normalised cDNA libraries, but as part of the UK wheat genome sequencing consortium we are currently using ABI SOLiD whole genome shotgun sequence data. Funded by a BBSRC BBR programme I am responsible for bringing UK wheat genomics data together under the MONOGRAM ubrella. I am curently collaborating with Donal O'Sullivan at NIAB on the discovery of genes involved in Ergot resistance in wheat. Other interests include metagenomics, with a particular emphasis on glacial ecosystems in collaboration with Alex Magno Anesio in the School of Geographical Science.