• 679 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
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Research Interests

Research Focus 

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


  • 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 2019

  • 679 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 22 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate

Ceasing exercise induces depression-like, anxiety-like, and impaired cognitive-like behaviours and altered hippocampal gene expression

Morgan, J. A., Singhal, G., Corrigan, F., Jaehne, E. J., Jawahar, M. C., Breen, J., Pederson, S. & Baune, B. T., 1 Jan 2019, In : Brain Research Bulletin.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Phototactic tails: Evolution and molecular basis of a novel sensory trait in sea snakes

Crowe-Riddell, J. M., Simões, B. F., Partridge, J. C., Hunt, D. M., Delean, S., Schwerdt, J. G., Breen, J., Ludington, A., Gower, D. J. & Sanders, K. L., 1 Jan 2019, In : Molecular Ecology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Transcript abundance of stromal and thecal cell related genes during bovine ovarian development

Hatzirodos, N., Hummitzsch, K., Irving-Rodgers, H. F., Breen, J., Perry, V. E. A., Anderson, R. A. & Rodgers, R. J., 1 Mar 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 3, e0213575.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

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: Contribution to journalReview 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 Jan 2018, In : Pathogens and Disease. 76, 7, fty074.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle