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Gemma Danks, PhD.


Postdoctoral researcher, Bergen Oikopleura team

As a member of the Lenhard group in the Computational Biology Unit at the Bergen Center for Computational Science, and in collaboration with the Thompson group at the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology and the Manak group at the University of Iowa, my research is centred on the exploration of the transcriptional and epigenetic landscapes of the compact Oikopleura genome using bioinformatics approaches for the global analyses of genome-wide tiling array data across developmental time and ChIP on chip data from male and female animals. With the addition of CAGE data I am also investigating how spliced-leader trans-splicing contributes to shaping these landscapes.