Dr. Martin Blythe

Head of Bioinformatics

Before joining Living DNA, Dr Martin Blythe was the Lead Bioinformatician at DeepSeq, the core NGS facility at The University of Nottingham where he gained more than 5 years experience in applied bioinformatics. He received his PhD from The University of Reading & The Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research in 2007, leading to a Research Fellowship at the Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI) La Jolla, CA.

Recent publications

  • Müller CA, Hawkins M, Retkute R, Malla S, Wilson R, Blythe MJ, Nakato R, Komata M, Shirahige K, de Moura AP, Nieduszynski CA. (2014) The dynamics of genome replication using deep sequencing. Nucleic Acids Res. 42:e3.
  • Brown WR, ThomParameswaran N, Dewals BG, Giles TC, Deppmann C, Blythe M, Vanderplasschen A, Emes RD, Haig D. (2014). The A2 gene of alcelaphine herpesvirus-1 is a transcriptional regulator affecting cytotoxicity in virus-infected T cells but is not required for malignant catarrhal fever induction in rabbits. Virus Res. 188:68-80.
  • Brown W, Lee NC, Blythe M, Liti G, Warringer J, Loose MW. (2014) Kinetochore assembly and heterochromatin formation occur autonomously in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA.111:1903-8.
  • Hawkins M, Malla S, Blythe MJ, Nieduszynski CA, Allers T. (2013) Accelerated growth in the absence of DNA replication origins. Nature. 28 503:544-7
  • Hamilton HM, Wilson R, Blythe M, Nehring RB, Fonville NC, Louis EJ, Rosenberg SM. (2013) Thymineless death is inhibited by CsrA in Escherichia coli lacking the SOS response. DNA Repair. 12 993–999.
  • Kamila D, Blythe MJ, Malla S, Diane GP, Alessandro G, Pavan P, Moles A, Snart C, Ryder T, Ortori C.A, Barrett DA, Schuster E, and Stöger R. (2013) Transient exposure to low levels of insecticide affects metabolic networks of honeybee larvae. Plos One. 8:e68191.
  • Novodvorska M, Hayer K, Pullan ST, Wilson R, Blythe MJ, Hein S, Stratford M, Archer DB. (2013) Trancriptional landscape of Aspergillus niger at breaking of conidial dormancy revealed by RNA-sequencing. BMC Genomics. 14:246.
  • Liti G, Nguyen AN, Blythe M, Müller CA, Bergström A, Cubillos FA, Calas FD, Khoshraftar S, Malla S, Mehta N, Siow CC, Warringer J, Moses AM, Louis EJ, & Nieduszynski CA (2013) High Quality de novo Sequencing and Assembly of the Saccharomyces arboricolus genome. BMC Genomics.14:69.
Dr. Martin Blythe