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Dr Helen Thompson

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of BiosciencesICBL 2014 


Career returner

After a 12 year break from research I returned in 2016 with the help of a Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowship sponsored by the Biochemical Society.

I am now co-investigator on a 3 year BBSRC research grant looking at the contribution of the Meristem Defective gene, a splicing factor, to root meristem development in Arabidopsis.

Research interests

  • My research interests lie in exploring further the role of pre-mRNA splicing in plant genomes to regulate gene expression.


Journal Article

  • Auricchio A, Griseri P, Carpentieri ML, Betsos N, Staiano A, Tozzi A, Priolo M, Thompson H, Bocciardi R, Romeo G, Ballabio A & Ceccherini I (1999). Double heterozygosity for a RET substitution interfering with splicing and an EDNRB missense mutation in Hirschsprung disease. American Journal of Human Genetics 64: 1216-1221.
  • Martucciello G, Thompson H, Mazzola C, Morando A, Bertagnon M, Negri F, Brizzolara A, Rocchetti L, Gambini C & Jasonni V (1998). GDNF deficit in Hirschsprung's disease. Journal Of Paediatric Surgery 33: 99-102.
  • Helen Thompson, Thompson H, Schmidt R, Brandes A, Heslop-Harrison JS & Dean C (1996). A novel repetitive sequence associated with the centromeric regions of Arabidopsis thaliana chromosomes. Molecular and General Genetics 253: 247-252.
  • Helen Thompson, Thompson HL, Schmidt R & Dean C (1996). Analysis of the occurrence and nature of repeated DNA in an 850 kb region of Arabidopsis thaliana chromosome 4. Plant Molecular Biology 32: 553-557.
  • Helen Thompson, Thompson HL, Schmidt R & Dean C (1996). Identification and distribution of seven classes of middle-repetitive DNA in the Arabidopsis thaliana genome. Nucleic Acid Res 24: 3017-3022.
  • Schmidt R, West J, Love K, Lenehan Z, Lister C, Thompson H, Bouchez D & Dean C (1995). Physical map and organization of Arabidopsis thaliana chromosome 4. Science 270: 480-483.
  • Helen Thompson, Edwards KJ, Thompson H, Edwards D, de Saizieu A, Sparks C, Thompson JA, Greenland AJ, Eyers M & Schuch W (1992). Construction and characterisation of a yeast artificial chromosome library containing three haploid maize genome equivalents. Plant Molecular Biology 19: 299-308.