Dr Peter Thorpe

Research Data Analyst/Bioinformatician

Computational Biology, School of Life Sciences

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Biography

Peter Thorpe specialises in Bioinformatics – the application of computational methods in a biological context. He obtained his PhD in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics from the University of Leeds, following two years of industry experience in the field of NMR.

Post-PhD, Peter undertook two postdoctoral positions at the James Hutton Institute, with a focus on Bioinformatics. Subsequently, he served 4 years as a member of the bioinformatics team at the University of St Andrews before assuming his current role as a core Bioinformatician at the University of Dundee (2013).

Throughout his career, Peter has encountered a diverse array of projects and data types, collaborating with a wide range of professionals. Beyond his core responsibilities, he has actively participated in various lecturing, teaching, and training sessions, further contributing to the knowledge in the field of Bioinformatics.

Research

Peter has been involved in a wide range of projects over the years, however he specialises in non-model organism assembly and annotation, differential expression and interpretation in a biological context.

Select publications

Cock, P.J.A., Cooke, D.E.L., Thorpe, P. and Pritchard, L., 2023. THAPBI PICT-a fast, cautious, and accurate metabarcoding analysis pipeline.

van Steenbrugge, Joris JM; van den Elsen, Sven; Holterman, Martijn; Sterken, Mark G; Thorpe, Peter; Goverse, Aska; Smant, Geert; Helder, Johannes;
Comparative genomics of two inbred lines of the potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis reveals disparate effector family-specific diversification patterns
BMC genomics
22
Jan-19
2021
BioMed Central

Green, Sarah; Cooke, David EL; Dunn, Mike; Barwell, Louise; Purse, Bethan; Chapman, Daniel S; Valatin, Gregory; Schlenzig, Alexandra; Barbrook, Jane; Pettitt, Tim;
PHYTO-THREATS: Addressing threats to UK forests and woodlands from Phytophthora; identifying risks of spread in trade and methods for mitigation
Forests
12
12
1617
2021
MDPI

Byrne, Stephen; Schughart, Maximilian; Carolan, James C; Gaffney, Michael; Thorpe, Peter; Malloch, Gaynor; Wilkinson, Tom; McNamara, Louise;
Genome sequence of the English grain aphid, Sitobion avenae and its endosymbiont Buchnera aphidicola
G3
12
3
jkab418
2022
Oxford University Press

Siddique, Shahid; Radakovic, Zoran S; Hiltl, Clarissa; Pellegrin, Clement; Baum, Thomas J; Beasley, Helen; Bent, Andrew F; Chitambo, Oliver; Chopra, Divykriti; Danchin, Etienne GJ;
The genome and lifestage-specific transcriptomes of a plant-parasitic nematode and its host reveal susceptibility genes involved in trans-kingdom synthesis of vitamin B5
Nature Communications
13
1
6190
2022
Nature Publishing Group UK London

Kumar, Pankaj; Boyne, Caitlin; Brown, Sydney; Qureshi, Ayesha; Thorpe, Peter; Synowsky, Silvia A; Shirran, Sally; Powis, Simon J;
Tumour‐associated antigenic peptides are present in the HLA class I ligandome of cancer cell line derived extracellular vesicles
Immunology
166
2
249-264
2022

van Steenbrugge, Joris JM; van den Elsen, Sven; Holterman, Martijn; Lozano‐Torres, Jose L; Putker, Vera; Thorpe, Peter; Goverse, Aska; Sterken, Mark G; Smant, Geert; Helder, Johannes;
Comparative genomics among cyst nematodes reveals distinct evolutionary histories among effector families and an irregular distribution of effector‐associated promoter motifs
Molecular Ecology
32
6
1515-1529
2023

Oresegun, Damilola R; Thorpe, Peter; Benavente, Ernest Diez; Campino, Susana; Muh, Fauzi; Moon, Robert William; Clark, Taane Gregory; Cox-Singh, Janet;
De novo assembly of Plasmodium knowlesi genomes from clinical samples explains the counterintuitive intrachromosomal organization of variant SICAvar and kir multiple gene family members
Frontiers in genetics
13
855052
2022
Frontiers

Versace, Elisabetta; Sgadò, Paola; George, Julia; Loveland, Jasmine L; Ward, Joseph; Thorpe, Peter; Jensen, Lars Juhl; Spencer, Karen A; Paracchini, Silvia; Vallortigara, Giorgio;
Light-induced asymmetries in embryonic retinal gene expression are mediated by the vascular system and extracellular matrix
Scientific Reports
12
1
12086
2022
Nature Publishing Group UK London

Yusuf, Leeban H; Saldívar Lemus, Yolitzi; Thorpe, Peter; Macías Garcia, Constantino; Ritchie, Michael G;
Genomic signatures associated with transitions to viviparity in Cyprinodontiformes
Molecular Biology and Evolution
40
10
msad208
2023
Oxford University Press US