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Dr Ambarish Biswas


Research interests:

Bioinformatics, environmental microbiology, microbial interactions

Publications:

Peer reviewed journal articles

Samad, S., Biswas, A., Bakken, L.R., Clough, T. J., Klein C. A. M. K., Richards, K. G., Lanigan, G. J. and Morales S. E. (2016) Phylogenetic and functional potential links pH and N2O emissions in pasture soils. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/srep35990.

Staals, R.H., Jackson, S., Biswas, A., Brouns, S., Brown, C.M. and Fineran, P.C. (2016) Interference-driven spacer acquisition is dominant over naive and primed adaptation in a native CRISPR-Cas system. Nature communications. doi:10.1038/ncomms12853.

Ney, B., Ahmed, F.H., Carere, C.R., Biswas, A., Warden, A.C., Morales, S.E., Pandey, G., Watt, S.J., Oakeshott, J.G. and Taylor, M.C. (2016) The methanogenic redox cofactor F420 is widely synthesized by aerobic soil bacteria, ISME J.

Biswas, A., Staals, R.H., Morales, S.E., Fineran, P.C. and Brown, C.M. (2016) CRISPRDetect: A flexible algorithm to define CRISPR arrays, BMC Genomics, 17, 1.

Wolf, P.G, Biswas, A, Morales, S.E, Greening, C, Gaskins. H2 metabolism is widespread and diverse among human colonic microbes. Gut Microbes.

Greening C, Biswas A, Carere CR, Oakeshott JG, Russell RJ, Taylor MC, Stott MB, Cook GM, and SE Morales. Genomic and metagenomic surveys of hydrogenase distribution indicate H2 is a widely utilised energy source for microbial growth and survival. The ISME Journal, pp.doi:10.1038;ismej.2015.153.

Biswas, A. and Brown, C.M. (2014) Scan for Motifs: a webserver for the analysis of post-transcriptional regulatory elements in the 3' untranslated regions (3' UTRs) of mRNAs, BMC Bioinformatics, 15, 174.

Biswas, A., Fineran, P.C. and Brown, C.M. (2014). Accurate computational prediction of the transcribed strand of CRISPR non-coding RNAs, Bioinformatics, 30, 1805-1813.'

Biswas, A., Fineran, P.C. and Brown, C.M. (2013) CRISPRTarget: bioinformatic prediction and analysis of crRNA targets, RNA Biol, 10, 817-827.

Biswas (2011) datPAV--an online processing, analysis and visualization tool for exploratory investigation of experimental data, Bioinformatics, 27, 1585-1586.

Biswas et al. (2010) MetDAT: a modular and workflow-based free online pipeline for mass spectrometry data processing, analysis and interpretation, Bioinformatics, 26, 2639-2640.

Peer reviewed books, book chapters, books edited

Biswas, A., Fineran, P.C. and Brown, C.M. (2015). Computational detection of CRISPR/crRNA targets. Methods in Molecular Biology. 1311:77-89

Refereed conference proceedings

Federico Baltar. Kim Currie. Ambarish Biswas. Stephanie Roosa. Sergio E. Morales. (2015). Changes in bacterioplankton community and carbon cycling rates along the Subtropical Frontal Zone off New Zealand suggest preferences in metabolic lifestyles associated to different water masses. 13th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology (BAGECO).

Ambarish Biswas, Kalyan Chakravarthy Mynampati, Rao Raghuraj, Gauri Parab, Sheela Reuben, Umashankar Shivshankar, Rengarajan Sathyanarain, and Sanjay Swarup. (2009). MetDAT: A Web-based Metabolomics Data Analysis Tool. Metabomeeting, Norwich, UK.