I am a post-doctoral researcher with a background in bioinformatics, genetics and molecular biology and interests in data science and research relating to agriculture. I mainly work with
Pythonand shell scripts. I have experience in molecular, plant, animal and medical laboratories and installing, maintaining and using computers running Unix, Linux and macOS.
bash. I also use
GitHubfor version control and strive to follow the principles of reproducible research when coding.
LSFand maintain an installation of
SLURMon my own workstation.
Post-doctoral researcher, Laboratory for Evolution and Development, Biochemistry Department, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
In my current position, I work on a bioprotection project investigating the resistance of Argentine stem weevil to its biological control agent.
Harrop, T.W.§, Denecke, S.§, Yang, Y.T., Chan, J., Daborn, P.J., Perry, T., Batterham, P., (2018). Evidence for activation of nitenpyram by a mitochondrial cytochrome P450 in Drosophila melanogaster. Pest Management Science 74, 1616–1622. doi:10.1002/ps.4852.
Ta, K. N., Adam. H., Staedler, Y.M., Schönenberger, J., Harrop. T.W.R., Tregear, J., Do, N.V.,Gantet, P., Ghesquière, A., and Jouannic, S. (2017). Differences in meristem size and expression of branching genes are associated with variation in panicle phenotype in wild and domesticated African rice. EvoDevo 8: 2. doi:10.1186/s13227-017-0065-y.
Harrop, T.W.R.§, Ud Din, I.§, Gregis, V., Osnato, M., Jouannic, S., Adam, H. and Kater, M. (2016). Gene expression profiling of reproductive meristem types in early rice inflorescences by laser microdissection. The Plant Journal 86, 75–88. doi:10.1111/tpj.13147.
Harrop, T.W.R.§, Pearce, S.L.§, Daborn, P.J. and Batterham, P. (2014). Whole-genome expression analysis in the third instar larval midgut of Drosophila melanogaster. G3 (Bethesda) 4, 2197–2205. doi:10.1534/g3.114.013870.
Harrop, T.W.R., Sztal, T., Lumb, C., Good, R.T., Daborn, P.J., Batterham, P. and Chung, H. (2014). Evolutionary changes in gene expression, coding sequence and copy-number at the Cyp6g1 locus contribute to resistance to multiple insecticides in Drosophila. Plos One 9, e84879. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084879.
Daborn, P.J., Lumb, C., Harrop, T.W.R., Blasetti, A., Pasricha, S., Morin, S., Mitchell, S.N., Donnelly, M.J., Müller, P. and Batterham, P. (2012). Using Drosophila melanogaster to validate metabolism-based insecticide resistance from insect pests. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 42, 918–924. doi:10.1016/j.ibmb.2012.09.003.
§ Equal contribution
Cridge, A., Harrop, T. W. R., Lovegrove, M., Remnant, E. & Dearden, P. (2017). Nutrition and Epigenetic Change in Insects: Evidence and Implications, in Advances in Insect Physiology (ed. Verlinden, H.) 53, 31–54 (Academic Press). doi:10.1016/bs.aiip.2017.06.001
Comparative genomics of sexual and asexual parasitoid wasps from the Microctonus genus. Poster presentation at the 7th meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Galway, Ireland, 2018.
Genomics of a weevil pest and its parasitoid biocontrol agent. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Australasia (GSA) with the New Zealand Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NZSBMB), Dunedin, New Zealand, 2017.
De novo sequencing of Argentine stem weevil and its parasitoid wasp biocontrol agent. Poster presentation at the 10th Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium, Notre Dame University, South Bend, U.S.A., 2017.
Sequencing and community annotation of the Vespula vulgaris genome. Oral presentation at the Entomological Society of NZ Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 2017.
Genes controlling transition of reproductive meristem identity during inflorescence development. Oral presentation at the 14th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics, Montpellier, France, 2016.
Mechanisms underlying the parallel evolution of inflorescence phenotype during independent domestication of African and Asian rice. Contributed oral presentation at the 6th meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Uppsala, Sweden, 2016. Joint symposium chair: Branching across the tree of life.
Gene expression during O. sativa panicle development. Invited seminar at the Agricultural Genetics Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2015.
Molecular mechanisms underlying the phenotypic convergence of inflorescence architecture in domesticated rice species. Poster presentation at the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution annual meeting, Vienna, Austria, 2015.
Transcriptomic analysis of early developmental stages of the rice panicle. Poster presentation at the Workshop in Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Flowering, Aiguablava, Spain, 2015
RNA interference of the Cytochrome P450 redox partners Cpr and dare uncovers novel P450 functions in Drosophila melanogaster. Poster presentation at the 50th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Chicago, USA, 2009.
Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND