Holly Bik

  • Ph.D.
  • Birmingham Fellow (Assistant Professor)
  • University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Research Interests

High-throughput sequencing as a method for intensive biodiversity assessment of microbial eukaryote communities (e.g. nematodes fungi protists etc.) with a specific focus on benthic marine habitats. Computational tools and bioinformatic analysis for 4

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    Tracy Englert University of Southern Mississippi

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    Rohitha Dassanayake Ministry of Economic Development

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    Atanas G. Atanasov Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Vienna

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    James Taylor Johns Hopkins University

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    Surajit De Mandal Mizoram University Department of Biotechnology

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Publications

Evolution of the indoor biome

Martin L, Adams R, Bateman A, Bik H, Hawks J, Hird S, Hughes D, Kembel S, Kinney K, Kolokotronis S, Levy G, McClain C, Meadow J, Medina R, Mhuireach G, Moreau C, Munshi-South J, Nichols L, Palmer C, Popova L, Schal C, Täubel M, Trautwein M, Ugalde J, Dunn R

Trends in Ecology and Evolution (2015)

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Ten simple rules for effective online outreach

Bik H, Dove A, Goldstein M, Helm R, MacPherson R, Martini K, Warneke A, McClain C

PLoS Computational Biology (2015)

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A critique of Rossberg et al.: Noise obscures the genetic signal of meiobiotal ecospecies in ecogenomic datasets

Morgan M, Bass D, Bik H, Birky C, Blaxter M, Crisp M, Derycke S, Fitch D, Fontaneto D, Hardy C, King A, Kiontke K, Moens T, Pawlowski J, Porazinska D, Tang C, Thomas W, Yeates D, Creer S

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2014)

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A critique of Rossberg et al.: Noise obscures the genetic signal of meiobiotal ecospecies in ecogenomic datasets

Morgan M, Bass D, Bik H, Birky C, Blaxter M, Crisp M, Derycke S, Fitch D, Fontaneto D, Hardy C, King A, Kiontke K, Moens T, Pawlowski J, Porazinska D, Tang C, Thomas W, Yeates D, Creer S

Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society (2014)

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A molecular-based approach for examining responses of eukaryotes in microcosms to contaminant-spiked estuarine sediments

Chariton A, Ho K, Proestou D, Bik H, Simpson S, Portis L, Cantwell M, Baguley J, Burgess R, Pelletier M, Perron M, Gunsch C, Matthews R

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (2014)

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Deciphering diversity and ecological function from marine metagenomes

Bik H

Biological Bulletin (2014)

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PhyloSift: phylogenetic analysis of genomes and metagenomes.

Darling A, Jospin G, Lowe E, Matsen F, Bik H, Eisen J

PeerJ (2014)

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microBEnet: Lessons Learned from Building an Interdisciplinary Scientific Community in the Online Sphere

Bik H, Coil D, Eisen J

PLoS Biology (2014)

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microBEnet: lessons learned from building an interdisciplinary scientific community in the online sphere

Bik H, Coil D, Eisen J

PLoS biology (2014)

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An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists

Bik H, Goldstein M

PLoS Biology (2013)

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Intra-Genomic Variation in the Ribosomal Repeats of Nematodes

Bik H, Fournier D, Sung W, Bergeron R, Thomas W

PLoS ONE (2013)

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Meeting report: Fungal its workshop (october 2012)

Bates S, Ahrendt S, Bik H, Bruns T, Caporaso J, Cole J, Dwan M, Fierer N, Gu D, Houston S, Knight R, Leff J, Lewis C, Maestre J, McDonald D, Nilsson R, Porras-Alfaro A, Robert V, Schoch C, Scott J, Lee Taylor D, Parfrey L, Stajich J

Standards in Genomic Sciences (2013)

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Next-generation phenomics for the Tree of Life

Burleigh J, Alphonse K, Alverson A, Bik H, Blank C, Cirranello A, Cui H, Daly M, Dietterich T, Gasparich G, Irvine J, Julius M, Kaufman S, Law E, Liu J, Moore L, O'Leary M, Passarotti M, Ranade S, Simmons N, Stevenson D, Thacker R, Theriot E, Todorovic S, Velazco P, Walls R, Wolfe J, Yu M

PLoS Currents (2013)

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Phylotastic! Making tree-of-life knowledge accessible, reusable and convenient

Stoltzfus A, Lapp H, Matasci N, Deus H, Sidlauskas B, Zmasek C, Vaidya G, Pontelli E, Cranston K, Vos R, Webb C, Harmon L, Pirrung M, O'Meara B, Pennell M, Mirarab S, Rosenberg M, Balhoff J, Bik H, Heath T, Midford P, Brown J, McTavish E, Sukumaran J, Westneat M, Alfaro M, Steele A, Jordan G

BMC Bioinformatics (2013)

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Use of a novel sediment exposure to determine the effects of triclosan on estuarine benthic communities

Ho K, Chariton A, Portis L, Proestou D, Cantwell M, Baguley J, Burgess R, Simpson S, Pelletier M, Perron M, Gunsch C, Bik H, Katz D, Kamikawa A

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (2013)

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Digital environmentalism: Tools and strategies for the evolving online ecosystem

Thaler A, Zelnio K, Freitag A, MacPherson R, Shiffman D, Bik H, Goldstein M, McClain C

Environmental Leadership: A Reference Handbook (2012)

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Dramatic shifts in benthic microbial eukaryote communities following the deepwater horizon oil spill

Bik H, Halanych K, Sharma J, Thomas W

PLoS ONE (2012)

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Metagenetic community analysis of microbial eukaryotes illuminates biogeographic patterns in deep-sea and shallow water sediments

Bik H, Sung W, De Ley P, Baldwin J, Sharma J, Rocha-Olivares A, Thomas W

Molecular Ecology (2012)

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Metagenomics will highlight and drive links to taxonomic data: Reply to Murray

Bik H, Thomas W

Trends in Ecology and Evolution (2012)

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RCN4GSC workshop report: Managing data at the interface of biodiversity and (meta)genomics, March 2011

Robbins R, Amaral-Zettler L, Bik H, Blum S, Edwards J, Field D, Garrity G, Gilbert J, Kottmann R, Krishtalka L, Lapp H, Lawrence C, Morrison N, Tuama E, Parr C, Gil I, Schindel D, Schriml L, Vieglas D, Wooley J

Standards in Genomic Sciences (2012)

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Sequencing our way towards understanding global eukaryotic biodiversity

Bik H, Porazinska D, Creer S, Caporaso J, Knight R, Thomas W

Trends in Ecology and Evolution (2012)

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Molecular diversity of fungal phylotypes Co-Amplified alongside nematodes from coastal and Deep-Sea marine environments

Bhadury P, Bik H, Lambshead J, Austen M, Smerdon G, Rogers A

PLoS ONE (2011)

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Low endemism, continued deep-shallow interchanges, and evidence for cosmopolitan distributions in free-living marine nematodes (order Enoplida)

Bik H, Thomas W, Lunt D, Lambshead P

BMC Evolutionary Biology (2010)

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Moving towards a complete molecular framework of the Nematoda: A focus on the Enoplida and early-branching clades

Bik H, Lambshead P, Thomas W, Lunt D

BMC Evolutionary Biology (2010)

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Small worms, big ideas: Evolutionary inferences from nematode DNA

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Journal of Biogeography (2010)

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Rapid decline of PCR amplification from genomic extracts of DESS-preserved, slide-mounted nematodes

Bik H, Hawkins L, Hughes J, Lambshead J

Nematology (2009)

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Unravelling post-glacial colonization through molecular techniques: New insight from estuarine invertebrates

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Journal of Biogeography (2009)

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Professional experience

Birmingham Fellow (Assistant Professor)

University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

September 2014 - Present

Postdoctoral Associate

Eisen Lab, University of California Davis

December 2011 - August 2014 (2 years 8 months)

Postdoctoral Associate

Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, University of New Hampshire

March 2010 - December 2011 (1 year 9 months)

Education history

University of Southampton (in conjunction with the Natural History Museum, London)

PhD Molecular/Marine Biology

September 2006 - January 2010 (3 years 4 months)

King's College London (University of London)

BSc Biological Sciences

September 2002 - June 2005 (2 years 9 months)