Dave Baker

Science Support

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Informatics and bioinformatics support

Previously to joining the Quadram Institute, I spent 10 months implementing NGS at Food Forensics and prior to that was a team leader in the Genomics Pipelines Group at Earlham Institute (formally TGAC). My primary role was to run and maintain Earlham Institute’s Next Generation Sequencing and Whole Genome Mapping platforms from sample delivery to machine output. I was also involved in outreach activities to both internal and external audiences interacting with individuals from a range of backgrounds and scientific understanding and for this was awarded the Cue East Award in 2011.

I have worked with DNA Sequencing technologies for more than 20 years. Graduating with a Mechanical Engineering first degree from Oxford Brookes University I moved to Norfolk and started at The Sainsbury Laboratory running their DNA Sequencers in 1995. In 2002 I moved over to the John Innes Centre to develop TILLING on the ABI3730 capillary sequencing platform. In the summer of 2009 I became one of the first members of TGAC.

James SA, Parker A, Purse C, Baker D, Telatin A, Funnell S, Carding . (2022)

A Fungal Foray in an NHP Gut Microbiome

Access Microbiology, 4, 7

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Patel SA, Hirosue S, Rodrigues P, Vojtasova E, Richardson EK, Ge J, Syafruddin SE, Speed A, Papachristou EK, Baker D, Clarke D, Purvis S, Wesolowski L, Dyas A, Castillon L, Caraffini V, Bihary D, Yong C, Harrison DJ, Stewart GD, Machiela MJ, Purdue MP, Chanock SJ, Warren AY, Samarajiwa SA, Carroll JS, Vanharanta . (2022)

The renal lineage factor PAX8 controls oncogenic signalling in kidney cancer.


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Parker A, Romano S, Ansorge R, Aboelnoer A, Le Gall G, Savva G, Telatin A, Jones E, Baker D, Rudder S, Blackshaw LA, Jeffery G, Carding S. (2022)

Heterochronic fecal microbiota transfer reverses hallmarks of the aging gut, brain, and eye.


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Fauzy N, Taylor A, Elmi A, Lehri B, Ijaz U, Baker D, Goram R, Lynham S, Singh D, Stabler R, Kelly D, Gundogdu O, Wren . (2022)

MdaB and NfrA, Two Novel Reductases Important in the Survival and Persistence of the Major Enteropathogen Campylobacter jejuni


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Crossfield M, Gilroy R, Ravi A, Baker D, La Ragione, Pallen M. (2022)

Archaeal and Bacterial Metagenome-Assembled Genome Sequences Derived from Pig Feces.

Microbiology resource announcements

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Gilroy R, Leng J, Ravi A, Adriaenssens EM, Oren A, Baker D, La Ragione, Proudman C, Pallen M. (2022)

Metagenomic investigation of the equine faecal microbiome reveals extensive taxonomic diversity.


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Baker DJ,Aydin A,Le Viet T,Kay GL,Rudder S,de Oliveira Martins L,Tedim AP,Kolyva A,Diaz M,Alikhan NF,Meadows L,Bell A,Gutierrez AV,Trotter AJ,Thomson NM,Gilroy R,Griffith L,Adriaenssens EM,Stanley R,Charles IG,Elumogo N,Wain J,Prakash R,Meader E,Mather AE,Webber M,Dervisevic S,Page AJ,O J. (2021)

CoronaHiT: high-throughput sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 genomes.

Genome medicine

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