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Helen Beasley

Senior Research Technician
Helen Beasley
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3EA
Office Phone: 01223 748979

Biography:

With interests in food security, I have studied plant breeding and biotechnology with a focus on somatic hybridisation as a means of improving disease resistance in crops.

I also have a background in genomics and have worked on the sequencing and finishing of large reference genome projects including the human genome, zebrafish and tomato. More recently I have worked on the assembly and improvement of parasitic helminth genomes important to human, animal and plant health.

Key Publications

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The genome and life-stage specific transcriptomes of Globodera pallida elucidate key aspects of plant parasitism by a cyst nematode.

JA Cotton, CJ Lilley, LM Jones, T Kikuchi, AJ Reid, P Thorpe, IJ Tsai, Helen Beasley, Vivian Blok, Peter JA Cock, Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, Nancy Holroyd, Martin Hunt, Sophie Mantelin, Hardeep Naghra, Arnab Pain, Juan E Palomares-Rius, Magdalena Zarowiecki, Matthew Berriman, John T Jones, Peter E Urwin                              

Genome biology 15 (3), R43

 

 

Genomic libraries: I. Construction and screening of fosmid genomic libraries

MA Quail, L Matthews, S Sims, C Lloyd, H Beasley, SW Baxter

Molecular Methods for Evolutionary Genetics, 37-58

 

 

Genomic libraries: II. Subcloning, sequencing, and assembling large-insert genomic DNA clones

MA Quail, L Matthews, S Sims, C Lloyd, H Beasley, SW Baxter

Molecular Methods for Evolutionary Genetics, 59-81

 

 

Sequence Finishing

H Beasley, D Grafham, D Willey

eLS  Wiley Online Publication 2011