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Manuel Corpas - Project Leader

Project Leader for Plant and Animal Genomes

Manuel is the Commnuity Driven Data Visualisation Project Leader, managing and participating in projects for the annotation and analysis of transcriptomes and epigenomes of various plant and animal species. Since joining TGAC in February 2012, he has worked on the annotation and analysis of the oilseed castor bean genome which produces Ricinoleic acid, a raw material with industrial applications in automotive engines. Other species of interest include Tomato, Arabidopsis and Chicken.

Manuel holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, where he worked on the application of machine learning techniques to protein sequence family classification. He continued  his post-doctoral research in clinical genomics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, developing the DECIPHER database and accessory tools for visualization of personal genomics data. He also received an M.Sc. in Bioinformatics from the University of Manchester, and a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Navarra, Spain.

You can read Manuel's blog here.

Contact details:

LinkedIn: Manuel Corpas
Twitter: @manuelcorpas


Selected Publications:

Jimenez R., Albar J., Bhak J., Blatter M., Blicher T., Brazas M., Corpas M. (2013) iAnn: An Event Sharing Platform for the Life Sciences. Bioinformatics 29 (15): 1919-1921.

Gómez J., García L., Salazar G., Villaveces J., Gore S., Corpas M., Jiménez R. (2013) BioJS: an open source JavaScript framework for biological data visualization. Bioinformatics 29 (8): 1103-1104.

Corpas M., Bragin E., Clayton S., Bevan P., Firth H. (2012) Interpretation of Genomic Copy Number Variants Using DECIPHER. Current Protocols in Human Genetics 72:8.14.1–8.14.17.

Jimenez R., Salazar G., Gel B., Bevan P., Dopazo J., Mulder N., Corpas M. (2011) myKaryoView: A Light-Weight Client for Visualization of Genomic Data.  PLoS ONE 6(10): e26345.

Firth H., Richards S., Bevan A., Clayton S., Corpas M., Rajan D., Carter N. (2009) DECIPHER: Database of Chromosomal Imbalance and Phenotype using Ensembl Resources. Am J Hum Genet 84(4):524-33.

To view a complete list of Manuel's publications, please click here.

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