Gary Saunders

Gary Saunders

Genetic Variation Scientific Curator - Variation Archive

Gary Saunders is a curator of the European Variation Archive and related resources: the Database of Genomics Variants archive and the European Genome-phenome Archive. It is Gary’s responsibility to manage the data within these resource(s) to ensure accuracy, clarity and discoverability. Prior to holding this position, Gary was a curator of the GENCODE project, which provides the gene set for the Ensembl genome browser. Gary moved into curation following the completion of his PhD at the University of Glasgow, where he employed a variety of phylogenomic and bioinformatic methods to investigate drug resistance in nematode parasites of human and livestock importance.

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7468-0008

Tel:+ 44 (0) 1223 494 156 / Fax:

Publications

2016

Linking rare and common disease: mapping clinical disease-phenotypes to ontologies in therapeutic target validation.
Sarntivijai S, Vasant D, Jupp S, Saunders G, Bento AP, Gonzalez D, Betts J, Hasan S, Koscielny G, Dunham I, Parkinson H, Malone J.
Journal of biomedical semantics Volume 7 (2016) p.8

2015

The European Genome-phenome Archive of human data consented for biomedical research.
Lappalainen I, Almeida-King J, Kumanduri V, Senf A, Spalding JD, Ur-Rehman S, Saunders G, Kandasamy J, Caccamo M, Leinonen R, Vaughan B, Laurent T, Rowland F, Marin-Garcia P, Barker J, Jokinen P, Torres AC, de Argila JR, Llobet OM, Medina I, Puy MS, Alberich M, de la Torre S, Navarro A, Paschall J, Flicek P.
Nature genetics Volume 47 (2015) p.692-695

2014

Comparative analysis of the transcriptome across distant species.
Gerstein MB, Rozowsky J, Yan KK, Wang D, Cheng C, Brown JB, Davis CA, Hillier L, Sisu C, Li JJ, Pei B, Harmanci AO, Duff MO, Djebali S, Alexander RP, Alver BH, Auerbach R, Bell K, Bickel PJ, Boeck ME, Boley NP, Booth BW, Cherbas L, Cherbas P, Di C, Dobin A, Drenkow J, Ewing B, Fang G, Fastuca M, Feingold EA, Frankish A, Gao G, Good PJ, Guigó R, Hammonds A, Harrow J, Hoskins RA, Howald C, Hu L, Huang H, Hubbard TJ, Huynh C, Jha S, Kasper D, Kato M, Kaufman TC, Kitchen RR, Ladewig E, Lagarde J, Lai E, Leng J, Lu Z, MacCoss M, May G, McWhirter R, Merrihew G, Miller DM, Mortazavi A, Murad R, Oliver B, Olson S, Park PJ, Pazin MJ, Perrimon N, Pervouchine D, Reinke V, Reymond A, Robinson G, Samsonova A, Saunders GI, Schlesinger F, Sethi A, Slack FJ, Spencer WC, Stoiber MH, Strasbourger P, Tanzer A, Thompson OA, Wan KH, Wang G, Wang H, Watkins KL, Wen J, Wen K, Xue C, Yang L, Yip K, Zaleski C, Zhang Y, Zheng H, Brenner SE, Graveley BR, Celniker SE, Gingeras TR, Waterston R.
Nature Volume 512 (2014) p.445-448

Genome-wide association meta-analysis of human longevity identifies a novel locus conferring survival beyond 90 years of age.
Deelen J, Beekman M, Uh HW, Broer L, Ayers KL, Tan Q, Kamatani Y, Bennet AM, Tamm R, Trompet S, Guðbjartsson DF, Flachsbart F, Rose G, Viktorin A, Fischer K, Nygaard M, Cordell HJ, Crocco P, van den Akker EB, Böhringer S, Helmer Q, Nelson CP, Saunders GI, Alver M, Andersen-Ranberg K, Breen ME, van der Breggen R, Caliebe A, Capri M, Cevenini E, Collerton JC, Dato S, Davies K, Ford I, Gampe J, Garagnani P, de Geus EJ, Harrow J, van Heemst D, Heijmans BT, Heinsen FA, Hottenga JJ, Hofman A, Jeune B, Jonsson PV, Lathrop M, Lechner D, Martin-Ruiz C, Mcnerlan SE, Mihailov E, Montesanto A, Mooijaart SP, Murphy A, Nohr EA, Paternoster L, Postmus I, Rivadeneira F, Ross OA, Salvioli S, Sattar N, Schreiber S, Stefánsson H, Stott DJ, Tiemeier H, Uitterlinden AG, Westendorp RG, Willemsen G, Samani NJ, Galan P, Sørensen TI, Boomsma DI, Jukema JW, Rea IM, Passarino G, de Craen AJ, Christensen K, Nebel A, Stefánsson K, Metspalu A, Magnusson P, Blanché H, Christiansen L, Kirkwood TB, van Duijn CM, Franceschi C, Houwing-Duistermaat JJ, Slagboom PE.
Human molecular genetics Volume 23 (2014) p.4420-4432

2013

Characterization and comparative analysis of the complete Haemonchus contortus β-tubulin gene family and implications for benzimidazole resistance in strongylid nematodes.
Saunders GI, Wasmuth JD, Beech R, Laing R, Hunt M, Naghra H, Cotton JA, Berriman M, Britton C, Gilleard JS.
International journal for parasitology Volume 43 (2013) p.465-475

The genome and transcriptome of Haemonchus contortus, a key model parasite for drug and vaccine discovery.
Laing R, Kikuchi T, Martinelli A, Tsai IJ, Beech RN, Redman E, Holroyd N, Bartley DJ, Beasley H, Britton C, Curran D, Devaney E, Gilabert A, Hunt M, Jackson F, Johnston SL, Kryukov I, Li K, Morrison AA, Reid AJ, Sargison N, Saunders GI, Wasmuth JD, Wolstenholme A, Berriman M, Gilleard JS, Cotton JA.
Genome biology Volume 14 (2013) p.R88

2012

GENCODE: the reference human genome annotation for The ENCODE Project.
Harrow J, Frankish A, Gonzalez JM, Tapanari E, Diekhans M, Kokocinski F, Aken BL, Barrell D, Zadissa A, Searle S, Barnes I, Bignell A, Boychenko V, Hunt T, Kay M, Mukherjee G, Rajan J, Despacio-Reyes G, Saunders G, Steward C, Harte R, Lin M, Howald C, Tanzer A, Derrien T, Chrast J, Walters N, Balasubramanian S, Pei B, Tress M, Rodriguez JM, Ezkurdia I, van Baren J, Brent M, Haussler D, Kellis M, Valencia A, Reymond A, Gerstein M, Guigó R, Hubbard TJ.
Genome research Volume 22 (2012) p.1760-1774

A systematic survey of loss-of-function variants in human protein-coding genes.
MacArthur DG, Balasubramanian S, Frankish A, Huang N, Morris J, Walter K, Jostins L, Habegger L, Pickrell JK, Montgomery SB, Albers CA, Zhang ZD, Conrad DF, Lunter G, Zheng H, Ayub Q, DePristo MA, Banks E, Hu M, Handsaker RE, Rosenfeld JA, Fromer M, Jin M, Mu XJ, Khurana E, Ye K, Kay M, Saunders GI, Suner MM, Hunt T, Barnes IH, Amid C, Carvalho-Silva DR, Bignell AH, Snow C, Yngvadottir B, Bumpstead S, Cooper DN, Xue Y, Romero IG, 1000 Genomes Project Consortium, Wang J, Li Y, Gibbs RA, McCarroll SA, Dermitzakis ET, Pritchard JK, Barrett JC, Harrow J, Hurles ME, Gerstein MB, Tyler-Smith C.
Science (New York, N.Y.) Volume 335 (2012) p.823-828

An integrated encyclopedia of DNA elements in the human genome.
ENCODE Project Consortium.
Nature Volume 489 (2012) p.57-74

2011

A user's guide to the encyclopedia of DNA elements (ENCODE).
ENCODE Project Consortium.
PLoS biology Volume 9 (2011) p.e1001046

Shotgun proteomics aids discovery of novel protein-coding genes, alternative splicing, and "resurrected" pseudogenes in the mouse genome.
Brosch M, Saunders GI, Frankish A, Collins MO, Yu L, Wright J, Verstraten R, Adams DJ, Harrow J, Choudhary JS, Hubbard T.
Genome research Volume 21 (2011) p.756-767

Annotation of two large contiguous regions from the Haemonchus contortus genome using RNA-seq and comparative analysis with Caenorhabditis elegans.
Laing R, Hunt M, Protasio AV, Saunders G, Mungall K, Laing S, Jackson F, Quail M, Beech R, Berriman M, Gilleard JS.
PloS one Volume 6 (2011) p.e23216

2008

Genetics of mating and sex determination in the parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus.
Redman E, Grillo V, Saunders G, Packard E, Jackson F, Berriman M, Gilleard JS.
Genetics Volume 180 (2008) p.1877-1887

2007

RNA interference in parasitic helminths: current situation, potential pitfalls and future prospects.
Geldhof P, Visser A, Clark D, Saunders G, Britton C, Gilleard J, Berriman M, Knox D.
Parasitology Volume 134 (2007) p.609-619