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Chris Creevey enjoys the science and sights during his GRASS exchange in New Zealand

Dr Chris Creevey is a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Stokes lecturer in computational biology at Teagasc (the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) in Ireland. His research uses computational approaches to link changes in genotype to phenotype and the environment using next generation sequencing technologies. His research activities include the investigation of transcriptional regulation, identification of SNPs of economic importance in cattle and the analysis of metagenomic data from the rumen microbial community in cattle.

Chris obtained a GRASS award to visit and work with the researchers in the Rumen Microbiology group in AgResearch at Palmerston North for three months. During his time there he will be carrying out a project which will investigate the diversity of the rumen microbial community from de-novo­ sequencing projects and compare them to currently available cultured isolates. This work will be used as a recommendation tool for choosing the groups of organisms for sequencing in the ‘Hungate 1000’ initiative.

Another aim of his visit is to increase the links between the rumen microbial researchers in Teagasc and AgResearch and to compare and share computational approaches between the two organisations.

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