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Matt Oates

  • BSc MRes PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • University of Bristol
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Research interests

Genetic DiseaseCell SignallingEvolution of Calcium SignallingProtein StructureProtein FunctionDisordered ProteinProtein DomainsMolecular EvolutionCollective BehaviourSwarm RoboticsEvolutionary ComputationComplexity Science

About

2009 MRes in Complexity Sciences from the University of Bristol. My masters thesis involved investigating the evolution of Calcium cell signalling over evolution of all currently sequenced genomes. Hopefully what I have learned from cell signalling will aid in the design of swarm robotic systems. This is a real advantage of interdisciplinary institutions such as the BRL and BCCS. Previously (2008) I have worked as a research assistant in the Centre for Catchment & Coastal Research part of the Institute for Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth. The most notable academic work throughout the year was the integration of a high-definition laser scanner with a rugged robotic chassis, designed to repeatedly scan large scale riverbeds. This year of work extended my undergraduate degree at Aberystwyth University doing a BSc in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (2003-2007). My degree concluded in a dissertation focused on implementing a symbiogenetic operator in a Genetic Algorithm to help preserve coupling between loci, and to try and speed up adoption of highly fit partial solutions in a non discriminatory way. During the middle of my undergrad degree I took time out for a year in "industry". I accepted a student programmer placement (2006) in the Remote Sensing Group at Plymouth Marine Laboratories, where I was responsible for the development of a batch data ordering/processing system for Antarctic satellite data. This work was funded as part of the Rothera ARIES Data Archive project.

Co-authors (275)

Publications (18)

An expanded evaluation of protein function prediction methods shows an improvement in accuracy

  • Jiang Y
  • Oron T
  • Clark W
Genome Biology (2016)
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Hologenome analysis of two marine sponges with different microbiomes

  • Ryu T
  • Seridi L
  • Moitinho-Silva L
BMC Genomics (2016)
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Genome3D: Exploiting structure to help users understand their sequences

  • Lewis T
  • Sillitoe I
  • Andreeva A
Nucleic Acids Research (2015)
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The genome of Aiptasia, a sea anemone model for coral symbiosis

  • Baumgarten S
  • Simakov O
  • Esherick L
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2015)
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The InterPro protein families database: The classification resource after 15 years

  • Mitchell A
  • Chang H
  • Daugherty L
Nucleic Acids Research (2015)
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Bristol

November 2013 - Present

PhD Student

Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences, University of Bristol

October 2010 - February 2014(3 years)

Education history

PhD

University of Bristol

October 2010 - February 2014(3 years)

MRes Complexity Science

University of Bristol

October 2008 - October 2009(a year)

BSc Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

University of Wales, Aberystwyth

September 2003 - July 2007(4 years)