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Dr Antonio Marco

Lecturer
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Antonio Marco
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  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 873339

  • Location

    3SW.3.06, Colchester Campus

Profile

Biography

2013-current Lecturer. University of Essex. 2012-2013 Stepping Stones Research Fellow. University of Manchester. 2009-2012 Research Associate. University of Manchester. 2008-2009 Postdoctoral Research Associate. Arizona State University. 2007-2008 Research Assistant. Universidad de Valencia. 2003-2007 Predoctoral Fellow. Universidad de Valencia. Current Members: Mohab Helmy, PhD student Andrea Hatlen, PostDoc My blog on evolutionary biology and genetics: http://eblogution.wordpress.com My Google Scholar citation profile is available here: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=vJrDewYAAAAJ My ORCID profile is accesible here: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8603-7503

Qualifications

  • Ph. D. Genetics (University of Valencia, 2007),

  • B. Sc. Biological Sciences (University of Valencia, 2002),

  • Grad. Dip. Mathematics (LSE University of London, 2017),

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Evolution is driven by changes in the genome, not only in their gene products but in their regulatory interactions. My research interest is in evolutionary genomics with a strong focus on gene regulatory mechanisms.

Current research

Evolutionary dynamics of gene regulatory networks

MicroRNA function and evolution

Regulatory RNAs in Drosophila

Analysis of high-throughput sequencing for gene expression

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Animal Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour (BS113)

  • Scientific and Transferable Skills for Biosciences (BS141)

  • Enterprise and Employability for the Biosciences (BS211)

  • Computational Data Analysis: R for Life Sciences (BS231)

  • Genome Bioinformatics (BS312)

  • Human Molecular Genetics (BS320)

  • Research Project in Biomolecular Science (BS831)

  • Genomics (BS982)

  • Genetics and Evolution (BS102)

Publications

Journal articles (27)

Marco, A., (2018). SeedVicious: Analysis of microRNA target and near-target sites.. PLoS ONE. 13 (4), e0195532-e0195532

Clifton, BD., Librado, P., Yeh, S., Solares, E., Real, D., Jayasekera, S., Zhang, W., Shi, M., Park, R., Magie, R., Ma, H., Xia, X., Marco, A., Rozas, J. and Ranz, JM., (2017). Rapid Functional And Sequence Differentiation of a Tandemly-Repeated Species-Specific Multigene Family in Drosophila. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 34 (1), 51-65

Marco, A., (2015). Selection Against Maternal microRNA Target Sites in Maternal Transcripts. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics. 5 (10), 2199-2207

Marco, A., (2014). Sex-biased expression of microRNAs in Drosophila melanogaster. Open Biology. 4 (4), 140024-140024

Marco, A., (2014). Sex-biased expression of microRNAs in Drosophila melanogaster. Open biology. 4, creators-Marco=3AAntonio=3A=3A

Marco, A., Ninova, M., Ronshaugen, M. and Griffiths-Jones, S., (2013). Clusters of microRNAs emerge by new hairpins in existing transcripts. Nucleic Acids Research. 41 (16), 7745-7752

Hui, JHL., Marco, A., Hunt, S., Melling, J., Griffiths-Jones, S. and Ronshaugen, M., (2013). Structure, evolution and function of the bi-directionally transcribed iab-4/iab-8 microRNA locus in arthropods. Nucleic Acids Research. 41 (5), 3352-3361

Marco, A., Kozomara, A., Hui, JHL., Emery, AM., Rollinson, D., Griffiths-Jones, S. and Ronshaugen, M., (2013). Sex-Biased Expression of MicroRNAs in Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 7 (9), e2402-e2402

Marco, A., Ninova, M. and Griffiths-Jones, S., (2013). Multiple products from microRNA transcripts. Biochemical Society Transactions. 41 (4), 850-854

Jones, MK., Marco, A., Kozomara, A., Hui, JHL., Emery, AM., Rollinson, D., Griffiths-Jones, S. and Ronshaugen, M., (2013). Sex-Biased Expression of MicroRNAs in Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 7 (9), creators-Marco=3AAntonio=3A=3A

Marco, A., Hooks, K. and Griffiths-Jones, S., (2012). Evolution and function of the extended miR-2 microRNA family. RNA Biology. 9 (3), 242-248

Marco, A. and Griffiths-Jones, S., (2012). Detection of microRNAs in color space. Bioinformatics. 28 (3), 318-323

Marco, A., (2012). Regulatory RNAs in the light of Drosophila genomics. Briefings in Functional Genomics. 11 (5), 356-365

Marco, A., MacPherson, JI., Ronshaugen, M. and Griffiths-Jones, S., (2012). MicroRNAs from the same precursor have different targeting properties. Silence. 3 (1), 8-8

Marco, A., MacPherson, JI., Ronshaugen, M. and Griffiths-Jones, S., (2012). MicroRNAs from the same precursor have different targeting properties. Silence. 3 (1), creators-Marco=3AAntonio=3A=3A

Griffiths-Jones, S., Hui, JHL., Marco, A. and Ronshaugen, M., (2011). MicroRNA evolution by arm switching. EMBO reports. 12 (2), 172-177

Marco, A., Hui, JHL., Ronshaugen, M. and Griffiths-Jones, S., (2010). Functional Shifts in Insect microRNA Evolution. Genome Biology and Evolution. 2, 686-696

Marco, A. and Marín, I., (2009). Interactome and Gene Ontology provide congruent yet subtly different views of a eukaryotic cell. BMC Systems Biology. 3 (1), 69-69

Kumar, S., Suleski, MP., Markov, GJ., Lawrence, S., Marco, A. and Filipski, AJ., (2009). Positional conservation and amino acids shape the correct diagnosis and population frequencies of benign and damaging personal amino acid mutations. Genome Research. 19 (9), 1562-1569

Marco, A. and Marin, I., (2009). CGIN1: A Retroviral Contribution to Mammalian Genomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 26 (10), 2167-2170

Marco, A., Konikoff, C., Karr, TL. and Kumar, S., (2009). Relationship between gene co-expression and sharing of transcription factor binding sites in Drosophila melanogaster. Bioinformatics. 25 (19), 2473-2477

Marco, A. and Mar�n, I., (2009). Interactome and Gene Ontology provide congruent yet subtly different views of a eukaryotic cell. BMC Systems Biology. 3 (1), creators-Marco=3AAntonio=3A=3A

Marco, A. and Marín, I., (2008). How Athila retrotransposons survive in the Arabidopsis genome. BMC Genomics. 9 (1), 219-219

Marco, A. and Mar�n, I., (2008). How Athila retrotransposons survive in the Arabidopsis genome. BMC Genomics. 9 (1), creators-Marco=3AAntonio=3A=3A

Marco, A. and Marín, I., (2007). A general strategy to determine the congruence between a hierarchical and a non-hierarchical classification. BMC Bioinformatics. 8 (1), 442-442

Marco, A. and Mar�n, I., (2007). A general strategy to determine the congruence between a hierarchical and a non-hierarchical classification. BMC Bioinformatics. 8 (1), creators-Marco=3AAntonio=3A=3A

Marco, A., (2004). Evolutionary and Structural Analyses of GDAP1, Involved in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Characterize a Novel Class of Glutathione Transferase-Related Genes. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 21 (1), 176-187

Book chapters (2)

Marco, A., (2017). Clearance of Maternal RNAs: Not a Mummy's Embryo Anymore. In: Zygotic Genome Activation. Editors: Lee, K., . Springer. 1- 10

Marco, A., (2017). The Origin and Evolution of Maternal Genes. In: Oocytes. Editors: Kloc, M., . Springer. 483- 494. 978-3-319-60854-9

Reports and Papers (2)

Marco, A., (2018). No evidence of functional co-adaptation between clustered microRNAs

Marco, A., (2017). SeedVicious: analysis of microRNA target and near-target sites

Grants and funding

2016

Population dynamics of microRNA regulation: biomedical applications

Wellcome Trust

Contact

amarco@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873339

Location:

3SW.3.06, Colchester Campus

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