Jimmy Breen


  • 640 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
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Personal profile

Research Interests

As leader of the SAHMRI Bioinformatics Core, my group develops computational tools and workflows to enable researchers to analyse large genomics datasets, as well as working with SAHMRI research groups as a Bioinformatics consultant. Our group’s current research interests include developing methods for clinical cancer sequencing (in collaboration with the Leukaemia research group) and investigating epigenetic and structural gene regulation using multi-omic datasets, with a primary focus on reproductive systems such as the human placenta and early adaptive immune network.

Education / Academic qualification

PhD, Murdoch University

External positions

University of Adelaide


  • RG Gynecology and obstetrics
  • Reproductive Biology
  • QH426 Genetics
  • Genomics
  • RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
  • Cancer Biology
  • QA76 Computer software
  • Bioinformatics

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Research Output 2007 2018

  • 640 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 19 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate

Ancient plant DNA in the genomic era

Estrada, O., Breen, J., Richards, S. M. & Cooper, A. 1 Jul 2018 In : Nature Plants. 4, 7, p. 394-396 3 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview article

Specific growth conditions induce a Streptococcus pneumoniae non-mucoidal, small colony variant and determine the outcome of its co-culture with Haemophilus influenzae

Tikhomirova, A., Trappetti, C., Standish, A. J., Zhou, Y., Breen, J., Pederson, S., Zilm, P. S., Paton, J. C. & Kidd, S. P. 1 Oct 2018 In : Pathogens and disease. 76, 7

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

2 Citations

Unravelling the molecular basis for regulatory T-cell plasticity and loss of function in disease

Sadlon, T., Brown, C. Y., Bandara, V., Hope, C. M., Schjenken, J. E., Pederson, S. M., Breen, J., Forrest, A., Beyer, M., Robertson, S. & Barry, S. C. 2018 In : Clinical and Translational Immunology. 7, 2, 1011

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview article

2 Citations

Global DNA methylation patterns can play a role in defining terroir in grapevine (Vitis vinifera cv. Shiraz)

Xie, H., Konate, M., Sai, N., Tesfamicael, K. G., Cavagnaro, T., Gilliham, M., Breen, J., Metcalfe, A., Stephen, J. R., De Bei, R., Collins, C. & Lopez, C. M. R. 30 Oct 2017 In : Frontiers in Plant Science. 8, 1860

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

7 Citations

Megafaunal isotopes reveal role of increased moisture on rangeland during late Pleistocene extinctions

Rabanus-Wallace, M. T., Wooller, M. J., Zazula, G. D., Shute, E., Jahren, A. H., Kosintsev, P., Burns, J. A., Breen, J., Llamas, B. & Cooper, A. 18 Apr 2017 In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 1, 5, 0125

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle