Computational and molecular biology

About

Our core research seeks to understand the role of retrotransposons, a type of “mobile DNA”, in causing genetic mosaicism in early mammalian embryogenesis, and in neurons. This variation may be a fundamental aspect of healthy brain function, and appears to change in neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. 

Professor Faulkner published a landmark work in Nature describing somatic retrotransposition in the human brain that was selected by the US National Institute of Mental Health as the “joint No. 1 research advance of 2011” and has more recently followed this work with two additional breakthrough articles in Cell. He is the recipient of the ASMR Queensland Premier’s Award (2009), the FEBS Anniversary Prize (2011), the Lorne Genome Millennium Science Award (2014), the Centenary Institute Lawrence Creative Prize (2014) and the Australian Academy of Science Ruth Stephens Gani Medal (2016).

Contact

  +61 7 334 66300

  geoffrey.faulkner@mater.uq.edu.au


Group Publications

Research Areas

  • Retrotransposons
  • Genetic mosaicism
  • Rett sydnrome, schizophrenia, & Alzheimer's disease

Group Leader


Research Members

  • Dr Gabriela-Oana Bodea

    Honorary Fellow & NHMRC-ARC Dementia Res Develop
    Mater Research Institute-UQ
    Adjunct Research Fellow
    Queensland Brain Institute


TET enzymes: double agents in the transposable element-host genome conflict

Gerdes, Patricia, Richardson, Sandra R. and Faulkner, Geoffrey J. (2016) TET enzymes: double agents in the transposable element-host genome conflict. Genome Biology17 1: . doi:10.1186/s13059-016-1124-8

Mutual epithelium-macrophage dependency in liver carcinogenesis mediated by ST18

Rava, M., D'Andrea, A., Doni, M., Kress, T. R., Ostuni, R., Bianchi, V., Morelli, M. J., Collino, A., Ghisletti, S., Nicoli, P., Recordati, C., Iascone, M., Sonzogni, A., D'Antiga, L., Shukla, R., Faulkner, G. J., Natoli, G., Campaner, S. and Amati, B. (2016) Mutual epithelium-macrophage dependency in liver carcinogenesis mediated by ST18. Hepatology, . doi:10.1002/hep.28942

Evidence for L1-associated DNA rearrangements and negligible L1 retrotransposition in glioblastoma multiforme

Carreira, Patricia E., Ewing, Adam D., Li, Guibo, Schauer, Stephanie N., Upton, Kyle R., Fagg, Allister C., Morell, Santiago, Kindlova, Michaela, Gerdes, Patricia, Richardson, Sandra R., Li, Bo, Gerhardt, Daniel J., Wang, Jun, Brennan, Paul M. and Faulkner, Geoffrey J. (2016) Evidence for L1-associated DNA rearrangements and negligible L1 retrotransposition in glioblastoma multiforme. Mobile DNA7 1: 1-14. doi:10.1186/s13100-016-0076-6

Transposable elements in the mammalian embryo: pioneers surviving through stealth and service

Gerdes, Patricia, Richardson, Sandra R., Mager, Dixie L. and Faulkner, Geoffrey J. (2016) Transposable elements in the mammalian embryo: pioneers surviving through stealth and service. Genome Biology17 1: . doi:10.1186/s13059-016-0965-5

Point mutations in Exon 1B of APC reveal gastric adenocarcinoma and proximal polyposis of the stomach as a familial adenomatous polyposis variant

Li, Jun, Woods, Susan L., Healey, Sue, Beesley, Jonathan, Chen, Xiaoqing, Lee, Jason S., Sivakumaran, Haran, Wayte, Nicci, Nones, Katia, Waterfall, Joshua J., Pearson, John, Patch, Anne-Marie, Senz, Janine, Ferreira, Manuel A., Kaurah, Pardeep, Mackenzie, Robertson, Heravi-Moussavi, Alireza, Hansford, Samantha, Lannagan, Tamsin R. M., Spurdle, Amanda B., Simpson, Peter T., da Silva, Leonard, Lakhani, Sunil R., Clouston, Andrew D., Bettington, Mark, Grimpen, Florian, Busuttil, Rita A., Di Costanzo, Natasha, Boussioutas, Alex, Jeanjean, Marie, Chong, George, Fabre, Aurelie, Olschwang, Sylviane, Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Bellos, Evangelos, Coin, Lachlan, Rioux, Kevin, Bathe, Oliver F., Wen, Xiaogang, Martin, Hilary C., Neklason, Deborah W., Davis, Sean R., Walker, Robert L., Calzone, Kathleen A., Avital, Itzhak, Heller, Theo, Koh, Christopher, Pineda, Marbin, Rudloff, Udo, Quezado, Martha, Pichurin Pavel N., Hulick, Peter J., Weissman, Scott M., Newlin, Anna, Rubinstein, Wendy S., Sampson, Jone E., Hamman, Kelly, Goldgar, David, Poplawski, Nicola, Phillips, Kerry, Schofield, Lyn, Armstrong, Jacqueline, Kiraly-Borri, Cathy, Suthers, Graeme K., Huntsman, David G., Foulkes, William D., Carneiro, Fatima, Lindor, Noralane M., Edwards, Stacey L., French, Juliet D., Waddell, Nicola, Meltzer, Paul S., Worthley, Daniel L., Schrader, Kasmintan A. and Chenevix-Trench, Georgia (2016) Point mutations in Exon 1B of APC reveal gastric adenocarcinoma and proximal polyposis of the stomach as a familial adenomatous polyposis variant. American Journal of Human Genetics98 5: 830-842. doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2016.03.001

Reprogramming triggers endogenous L1 and Alu retrotransposition in human induced pluripotent stem cells

Klawitter, Sabine, Fuchs,Nina V., Upton, Kyle R., Munoz-Lopez, Martin, Shukla, Ruchi, Wang, Jichang, Garcia-Canadas, Marta, Lopez-Ruiz, Cesar, Gerhardt, Daniel J., Sebe, Attila, Grabundzija, Ivana, Merkert, Sylvia, Gerdes, Patricia, Pulgarin, J. Andres, Bock, Anja, Held, Ulrike, Witthuhn, Anett, Haase, Alexandra, Sarkadi, Balazs, Lower, Johannes, Wolvetang, Ernst J., Martin, Ulrich, Ivics, Zoltan, Izsvak, Zsuzsanna, Garcia-Perez, Jose L., Faulkner, Geoffrey J. and Schumann, Gerald G. (2016) Reprogramming triggers endogenous L1 and Alu retrotransposition in human induced pluripotent stem cells. Nature Communications7 1-14. doi:10.1038/ncomms10286

Ubiquitous L1 mosaicism in hippocampal neurons

Upton, Kyle R., Gerhardt, Daniel J., Jesuadian, J. Samuel, Richardson, Sandra R., Sanchez-Luque, Francisco J., Bodea, Gabriela O., Ewing, Adam D., Salvador-Palomeque, Carmen, van der Knaap, Mario S., Brennan, Paul M., Vanderver, Adeline and Faulkner, Geoffrey J. (2015) Ubiquitous L1 mosaicism in hippocampal neurons. Cell161 2: 228-239. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2015.03.026

L1 retrotransposons and somatic mosaicism in the brain

Richardson, Sandra R., Morell, Santiago and Faulkner, Geoffrey J. (2014) L1 retrotransposons and somatic mosaicism in the brain. Annual Review of Genetics48 1-27. doi:10.1146/annurev-genet-120213-092412

Blood from 'junk': the LTR chimeric transcript Pu.2 promotes erythropoiesis

Upton, Kyle R. and Faulkner,Geoffrey J. (2014) Blood from 'junk': the LTR chimeric transcript Pu.2 promotes erythropoiesis. Mobile DNA5 1: . doi:10.1186/1759-8753-5-15

NanoCAGE analysis of the mouse olfactory epithelium identifies the expression of vomeronasal receptors and of proximal LINE elements

Pascarella, Giovanni, Lazarevic, Dejan, Plessy, Charles, Bertin, Nicolas, Akalin, Altuna, Vlachouli, Christina, Simone, Roberto, Faulkner, Geoffry J., Zucchelli, Silvia, Kawai, Jun, Daub, Carsten O., Hayashizaki, Yoshihide, Lenhard, Boris, Carninci, Piero and Gustincich, Stefano (2014) NanoCAGE analysis of the mouse olfactory epithelium identifies the expression of vomeronasal receptors and of proximal LINE elements. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience8 FEB: . doi:10.3389/fncel.2014.00041

A promoter-level mammalian expression atlas

Forest, Alistair R. R., Kawaji, Hideya, Rehli, Michael, Baillie, J. Kenneth, De Hoon, Michael J. L., Haberle, Vanja, Lassmann, Timo, Kulakovskiy, Ivan V., Lizio, Marina, Itoh, Masayoshi, Andersson, Robin, Mungall, Christopher J., Meehan, Terrence F., Schmeier, Sebastian, Bertin, Nicholas, Jorgensen, Mette, Dimont, Emmanuel, Arner, Erik, Schmidl, Christian, Schaefer, Ulf, Medvedeva, Yulia A., Plessy, Charles, Vitezic, Morana, Severin, Jessica, Semple, Colin A., Ishizu, Yuri, Young, Robert S., Francescatto, Margherita, Altschuler, Intikhab, Albanese, Davide, Altschule, Gabriel M., Arakawa, Takahiro, Archer, John A. C., Arner, Peter, Babina, Magda, Rennie, Sarah, Balwierz, Piotr J., Beckhouse, Anthony G., Pradhan-Bhatt, Swati, Blake, Judith A., Blumenthal, Antje, Bodega, Beatrice, Bonetti, Alessandro, Briggs, James, Brombacher, Frank, Burroughs, A. Maxwell, Califano, Andrea, Cannistraci, Carlo V., Carbajo, Daniel, Chen, Yun, Chierici, Marco, Ciani, Yari, Clevers, Hans C., Dalla, Emiliano, Davis, Carrie A., Detmar, Michael, Diehl, Alexander D., Dohi, Taeko, Drablos, Finn, Edge, Albert S. B., Edinger, Matthias, Ekwall, Karl, Endoh, Mitsuhiro, Enomoto, Hideki, Fagiolini, Michela, Fairbairn, Lynsey, Fang, Hai, Farach-Carson, Mary C., Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Favorov, Alexander V., Fisher, Malcolm E., Frith, Martin C., Fujita, Rie, Fukuda, Shiro, Furlanello, Cesare, Furuno, Masaaki, Furusawa, Jun-ichi, Geijtenbeek, Teunis B., Gibson, Andrew P., Gingeras, Thomas, Goldowitz, Daniel, Gough, Julian, Guh, Sven, Guler, Reto, Gustincich, Stefano, Ha, Thomas J., Hamaguchi, Masahide, Hara, Mitsuko, Harbers, Matthias, Harshbarger, Jayson, Hasegawa, Akira, Hasegawa, Yuki, Hashimoto, Takehiro, Herlyn, Meenhard, Hitchens, Kelly J., Sui, Shannan J. Ho, Hofmann, Oliver M., Hoof, Ilka, Hori, Fumi, Huminiecki, Lukasz, Iida, Kei, Ikawa, Tomokatsu, Jankovic, Boris R., Jia, Hui, Joshi, Anagha, Jurman, Giuseppe, Kaczkowski, Bogumil, Kai, Chieko, Kaida, Kaoru, Kaiho, Ai, Kajiyama, Kazuhiro, Kanamori-Katayama, Mutsumi, Kasianov, Artem S., Kasukawa, Takeya, Katayama, Shintaro, Kato, Sachi, Kawaguchi, Shuji, Kawamoto, Hiroshi, Kawamura, Yuki I., Kawashima, Tsugumi, Kempfle, Judith S., Kenna, Tony J., Kere, Juha, Khachigian, Levon M., Kitamura, Toshio, Klinken, S. Peter, Knox, Alan J., Kojima, Miki, Kojima, Soichi, Kondo, Naoto, Koseki, Haruhiko, Koyasu, Shigeo, Krampitz, Sarah, Kubosaki, Atsutaka, Kwon, Andrew T., Laros, Jeroen F. J., Lee, Weonju, Lennartsson, Andreas, Li, Kang, Lilje, Berit, Lipovich, Leonard, Mackay-sim, Alan, Manabe, Ri-ichiroh, Mar, Jessica C., Marchand, Benoit, Mathelier, Anthony, Mejhert, Niklas, Meynert, Alison, Mizuno, Yosuke, De Lima Morais, David A., Morikawa, Hiromasa, Morimoto, Mitsuru, Moro, Kazuyo, Motakis, Efthymios, Motohashi, Hozumi, Mummer, Christine L., Murata, Mitsuyoshi, Nagao-Sato, Sayaka, Nakachi, Yutaka, Nakahara, Fumio, Nakamura, Toshiyuki, Nakamura, Yukio, Nakazato, Kenichi, Van Nimwegen, Erik, Ninomiya, Noriko, Nishiyori, Hiromi, Noma, Shohei, Nozaki, Tadasuke, Ogishima, Soichi, Ohkura, Naganari, Ohmiya, Hiroko, Ohno, Hiroshi, Ohshima, Mitsuhiro, Okada-Hatakeyama, Mariko, Okazaki, Yasushi, Orlando, Valerio, Ovchinnikov, Dmitry A., Pain, Arnab, Passier, Robert, Patrikakis, Margaret, Persson, Helena, Piazza, Silvano, Prendergast, James G. D., Rackham, Owen J. L., Ramilowski, Jordan A., Rashid, Mamoon, Ravasi, Timothy, Rizzu, Patrizia, Roncador, Marco, Roy, Sugata, Rye, Morten B., Saijyo, Eri, Sajantila, Antti, Saka, Akiko, Sakaguchi, Shimon, Sakai, Mizuho, Sato, Hiroki, Satoh, Hironori, Savvi, Suzana, Saxena, Alka, Schneider, Claudio, Schultes, Erik A., Schulze-Tanzil, Gundula G., Schwegmann, Anita, Sengstag, Thierry, Sheng, Guojun, Shimoji, Hisashi, Shimoni, Yishai, Shin, Jay W., Simon, Christophe, Sugiyama, Daisuke, Sugiyama, Takaaki, Suzuki, Masanori, Suzuki, Naoko, Swoboda, Rolf K., 'T Hoen, Peter A. C., Tagami, Michihira, Takahash, Naoko, Takai, Jun, Tanaka, Hiroshi, Tatsukawa, Hideki, Tatum, Zuotian, Thompson, Mark, Toyoda, Hiroo, Toyoda, Tetsuro, Valen, Eivind, Van De Wetering ,Marc, Van Den Berg, Linda M., Verardo, Roberto, Vijayan, Dipti, Vorontsov, Ilya E., Wasserman, Wyeth W., Watanabe, Shoko, Wells, Christine A., Winteringham,Louise N., Wolvetang, Ernst, Wood, Emily J., Yamaguchi, Yoko, Yamamoto, Masayuki, Yoneda, Misako, Yonekura, Yohei, Yoshida, Shigehiro, Zabierowski, Susan E., Zhang, Peter G., Zhao, Xiaobei, Zucchelli, Silvia, Summers, Kim M., Suzuki, Harukazu, Daub, Carsten O., Kawai, Jun, Heutink, Peter, Hide, Winston, Freeman, Tom C., Lenhard, Boris, Bajic, Vladimir B., Taylor, Martin S., Makeev, Vsevolod J., Sandelin, Albin, Hume, David A., Carninci, Piero and Hayashizaki, Yoshihide (2014) A promoter-level mammalian expression atlas. Nature507 7493: 462-470. doi:10.1038/nature13182

Diversity through duplication: Whole-genome sequencing reveals novel gene retrocopies in the human population

Richardson, Sandra R., Salvador-Palomeque, Carmen and Faulkner, Geoffrey J. (2014) Diversity through duplication: Whole-genome sequencing reveals novel gene retrocopies in the human population. BioEssays36 5: 475-481. doi:10.1002/bies.201300181

L1 retrotransposons, cancer stem cells and oncogenesis

Carreira, Patricia E., Richardson, Sandra R. and Faulkner, Geoffrey J. (2014) L1 retrotransposons, cancer stem cells and oncogenesis. FEBS Journal281 1: 63-73. doi:10.1111/febs.12601

Retrotransposon Silencing During Embryogenesis: Dicer Cuts in LINE

Faulkner, Geoffrey J. (2013) Retrotransposon Silencing During Embryogenesis: Dicer Cuts in LINE. PLoS Genetics9 11: . doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1003944

Genome-wide methylated CpG island profiles of melanoma cells reveal a melanoma coregulation network

Li, Jian-Liang, Mazar, Joseph, Zhong, Cuncong, Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Govindarajan, Subramaniam S., Zhang, Zhan, Dinger, Marcel E., Meredith, Gavin, Adams, Christopher, Zhang, Shaojie, Mattick, John S., Ray, Animesh and Perera, Ranjan J. (2013) Genome-wide methylated CpG island profiles of melanoma cells reveal a melanoma coregulation network. Scientific Reports3 02962.1-02962.12. doi:10.1038/srep02962

Endogenous retrotransposition activates oncogenic pathways in hepatocellular carcinoma

Shukla, Ruchi, Upton, Kyle R., Muñoz-Lopez, Martin, Gerhardt, Daniel J., Fisher, Malcolm E., Thu Nguyen, Brennan, Paul M., Baillie, J. Kenneth, Collino, Agnese, Ghisletti, Serena, Sinha, Shruti, Iannelli, Fabio, Radaelli, Enrico, Dos Santos, Alexandre, Rapoud, Delphine, Guettier, Catherine, Samuel, Didier, Natoli, Gioacchino, Carninci, Piero, Ciccarelli, Francesca D., Luis Garcia-Perez, Jose, Faivre, Jamila and Faulkner, Geoffrey J. (2013) Endogenous retrotransposition activates oncogenic pathways in hepatocellular carcinoma. Cell153 1: 101-111. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2013.02.032

The role of transposable elements in health and diseases of the central nervous system

Reilly, Matthew T., Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Dubnau, Joshua, Ponomarev, Igor and Gage, Fred H. (2013) The role of transposable elements in health and diseases of the central nervous system. Journal of Neuroscience33 45: 17577-17586. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3369-13.2013

Extensive somatic L1 retrotransposition in colorectal tumors

Solyom, Szilvia, Ewing, Adam D., Rahrmann, Eric P., Doucet, Tara, Nelson, Heather H., Burns, Michael B., Harris, Reuben S., Sigmon, David F., Casella, Alex, Erlanger, Bracha, Wheelan, Sarah, Upton, Kyle R., Shukla, Ruchi, Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Largaespada, David A. and Kazazian, Haig H. (2012) Extensive somatic L1 retrotransposition in colorectal tumors. Genome Research22 12: 2328-2338. doi:10.1101/gr.145235.112

Analyses of pig genomes provide insight into porcine demography and evolution

Groenen, Martien A. M., Archibald, Alan L., Uenishi, Hirohide, Tuggle, Christopher K., Takeuchi, Yasuhiro, Rothschild, Max F., Rogel-Gaillard, Claire, Park, Chankyu, Milan, Denis, Megens, Hendrik-Jan, Li, Shengting, Larkin, Denis M., Kim, Heebal, Frantz, Laurent A. F., Caccamo, Mario, Ahn, Hyeonju, Aken, Bronwen L., Anselmo, Anna, Anthon, Christian, Auvil, Loretta, Badaoui, Bouabid, Beattie, Craig W., Bendixen, Christian, Berman, Daniel, Blecha, Frank, Blomberg, Jonas, Bolund, Lars, Bosse, Mirte, Botti, Sara, Zhan Bujie, Bystrom, Megan, Capitanu, Boris, Carvalho-Silva, Denise, Chardon, Patrick, Chen, Celine, Cheng, Ryan, Choi, Sang-Haeng, Chow, William, Clark, Richard C., Clee, Christopher, Crooijmans, Richard P. M. A., Dawson, Harry D., Dehais, Patrice, De Sapio, Fioravante, Dibbits, Bert, Drou, Nizar, Du, Zhi-Qiang, Eversole, Kellye, Fadista, Joao, Fairley, Susan, Faraut, Thomas, Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Fowler, Katie E., Fredholm, Merete, Fritz, Eric, Gilbert, James G. R., Giuffra, Elisabetta, Gorodkin, Jan, Griffin, Darren K., Harrow, Jennifer L., Hayward, Alexander, Howe, Kerstin, Hu, Zhi-Liang, Humphray, Sean J., Hunt, Toby, Hornshoj, Henrik, Jeon, Jin-Tae, Jern, Patric, Jones, Matthew, Jurka, Jerzy, Kanamori, Hiroyuki, Kapetanovic, Ronan, Kim, Jaebum, Kim, Jae-Hwan, Kim, Kyu-Won, Kim, Tae-Hun, Larson, Greger, Lee, Kyooyeol, Lee, Kyung-Tai, Leggett, Richard, Lewin, Harris A., Li, Yingrui, Liu, Wansheng, Loveland, Jane E., Lu, Yao, Lunney, Joan K., Ma, Jian, Madsen, Ole, Mann, Katherine, Matthews, Lucy, McLaren, Stuart, Morozumi, Takeya, Murtaugh, Michael P., Narayan, Jitendra, Dinh Truong Nguyen, Ni, Peixiang, Oh, Song-Jung, Onteru, Suneel, Panitz, Frank, Park, Eung-Woo, Park, Hong-Seog, Pascal, Geraldine, Paudel, Yogesh, Perez-Enciso, Miguel, Ramirez-Gonzalez, Ricardo, Reecy, James M., Rodriguez-Zas, Sandra, Rohrer, Gary A., Rund, Lauretta, Sang, Yongming, Schachtschneider, Kyle, Schraiber, Joshua G., Schwartz, John, Scobie, Linda, Scott, Carol, Searle, Stephen, Servin, Bertrand, Southey, Bruce R., Sperber, Goran, Stadler, Peter, Sweedler, Jonathan V., Tafer, Hakim, Thomsen, Bo, Wali, Rashmi, Wang, Jian, Wang, Jun, White, Simon, Xu, Xun, Yerle, Martine, Zhang, Guojie, Zhang, Jianguo, Zhang, Jie, Zhao, Shuhong, Rogers, Jane, Churcher, Carol and Schook, Lawrence B. (2012) Analyses of pig genomes provide insight into porcine demography and evolution. Nature491 7424: 393-398. doi:10.1038/nature11622

Conservation and divergence in Toll-like receptor 4-regulated gene expression in primary human versus mouse macrophages

Schroder, Kate, Irvine, Katharine M., Taylor, Martin S., Bokil, Nilesh J., Le Cao, Kim-Anh, Masterman, Kelly-Anne, Labzin, Larisa I., Semple, Colin A., Kapetanovic, Ronan, Fairbairn, Lynsey, Akalin, Altuna, Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Baillie, John Kenneth, Gongora, Milena, Daub, Carsten O., Kawaji, Hideya, McLachlan, Geoffrey J., Goldman, Nick, Grimmond, Sean M., Carninci, Piero, Suzuki, Harukazu, Hayashizaki, Yoshihide, Lenhard, Boris, Hume, David A. and Sweet, Matthew J. (2012) Conservation and divergence in Toll-like receptor 4-regulated gene expression in primary human versus mouse macrophages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA109 16: E944-E953. doi:10.1073/pnas.1110156109

Promoter architecture of mouse olfactory receptor genes

Plessy, Charles, Pascarella, Giovanni, Bertin, Nicolas, Akalin, Altuna, Carrieri, Claudia, Vassalli, Anne, Lazarevic, Dejan, Severin, Jessica, Vlachouli, Christina, Simone, Roberto, Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Kawai, Jun, Daub, Carsten O., Zucchelli, Silvia, Hayashizaki, Yoshihide, Mombaerts, Peter, Lenhard, Boris, Gustincich, Stefano and Carninci, Piero (2012) Promoter architecture of mouse olfactory receptor genes. Genome Research22 3: 486-497. doi:10.1101/gr.126201.111

Somatic retrotransposition alters the genetic landscape of the human brain

Baillie, J. Kenneth, Barnett, Mark W., Upton, Kyle R., Gerhardt, Daniel J., Richmond, Todd A., De Sapio, Fioravante, Brennan. Paul M., Rizzu, Patrizia, Smith, Sarah, Fell, Mark, Talbot, Richard T., Gustincich, Stefano, Freeman, Thomas C., Mattick, John S., Hume, David A., Heutink, Peter, Carninci, Piero, Jeddeloh, Jeffrey A. and Faulkner, Geoffrey J. (2011) Somatic retrotransposition alters the genetic landscape of the human brain. Nature479 7374: 534-537. doi:10.1038/nature10531

Retrotransposons: mobile and mutagenic from conception to death

Faulkner, Geoffrey J. (2011) Retrotransposons: mobile and mutagenic from conception to death. FEBS Letters585 11: 1589-1594. doi:10.1016/j.febslet.2011.03.061

Cross-mapping and the identification of editing sites in mature microRNAs in high-throughput sequencing libraries

de Hoon, Michiel J. L., Taft, Ryan J., Hashimoto, Takehiro, Kanamori-Katayama, Mutsumi, Kawaji, Hideya, Kawano, Mitsuoki, Kishima, Mami, Lassmann, Timo, Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Mattick, John S., Daub, Carsten O., Carninci, Piero, Kawai, Jun, Suzuki, Harukazu and Hayashizaki, Yoshihide (2010) Cross-mapping and the identification of editing sites in mature microRNAs in high-throughput sequencing libraries. Genome Research20 2: 257-264. doi:10.1101/gr.095273.109

A global view of genomic information - moving beyond the gene and the master regulator

Mattick, John S., Taft, Ryan J. and Faulkner, Geoffrey J. (2010) A global view of genomic information - moving beyond the gene and the master regulator. Trends in Genetics26 1: 21-28. doi:10.1016/j.tig.2009.11.002

Probabilistic resolution of multi-mapping reads in massively parallel sequencing data using MuMRescueLite

Hashimoto, T, de Hoon, M. J. L., Grimmond, S. M., Daub, C. O., Hayashizaki, Y and Faulkner, G. J. (2009) Probabilistic resolution of multi-mapping reads in massively parallel sequencing data using MuMRescueLite.Bioinformatics25 19: 2613-2614. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btp438

Altruistic functions for selfish DNA

Faulkner, Geoffrey J. and Carninci, Piero (2009) Altruistic functions for selfish DNA. Cell Cycle8 18: 2895-2900. doi:10.4161/cc.8.18.9536

RNA-MATE: a recursive mapping strategy for high throughput RNA-sequencing data

Cloonan, Nicole, Xu, Qinying, Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Taylor, Darrin F., Tang, Dave T. P., Kolle, Gabriel and Grimmond, Sean M. (2009) RNA-MATE: a recursive mapping strategy for high throughput RNA-sequencing data. Bioinformatics,25 19: 2615-2616. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btp459

The regulated retrotransposon transcriptome of mammalian cells

Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Kimura, Yasumasa, Daub, Carsten O., Wani, Shivangi, Plessy, Charles, Irvine, Katharine M., Schroder, Kate, Cloonan, Nicole, Steptoe, Anita L., Lassmann, Timo, Waki, Kazunori, Hornig, Nadine, Arakawa, Takahiro, Takahashi, Hazuki, Kawai, Jun, Forrest, Alistair R. R., Suzuki, Harukazu, Hayashizaki, Yoshihide, Hume, David A., Orlando, Valerio, Grimmond, Sean M. and Carninci, Piero (2009) The regulated retrotransposon transcriptome of mammalian cells. Nature genetics41 5: 563-571. doi:10.1038/ng.368

The transcriptional network that controls growth arrest and differentiation in a human myeloid leukemia cell line

Suzuki, H, Forrest, ARR, van Nimwegen, E, Daub, CO, Balwierz, PJ, Irvine, KM, Lassmann, T, Ravasi, T, Hasegawa, Y, de Hoon, MJL, Katayama, S, Schroder, K, Carninci, P, Tomaru, Y, Kanamori-Katayama, M, Kubosaki, A, Akalin, A, Ando, Y, Arner, E, Asada, M, Asahara, H, Bailey, T, Bajic, VB, Bauer, D, Beckhouse, AG, Bertin, N, Bjorkegren, J, Brombacher, F, Bulger, E, Chalk, AM, Chiba, J, Cloonan, N, Dawe, A, Dostie, J, Engstrom, PG, Essack, M, Faulkner, GJ, Fink, JL, Fredman, D, Fujimori, K, Furuno, M, Gojobori, T, Gough, J, Grimmond, SM, Gustafsson, M, Hashimoto, M, Hashimoto, T, Hatakeyama, M, Heinzel, S, Hide, W, Hofmann, O, Hornquist, M, Huminiecki, L, Ikeo, K, Imamoto, N, Inoue, S, Inoue, Y, Ishihara, R, Iwayanagi, T, Jacobsen, A, Kaur, M, Kawaji, H, Kerr, MC, Kimura, R, Kimura, S, Kimura, Y, Kitano, H, Koga, H, Kojima, T, Kondo, S, Konno, T, Krogh, A, Kruger, A, Kumar, A, Lenhard, B, Lennartsson, A, Lindow, M, Lizio, M, MacPherson, C, Maeda, N, Maher, CA, Maqungo, M, Mar, J, Matigian, NA, Matsuda, H, Mattick, JS, Meier, S, Miyamoto, S, Miyamoto-Sato, E, Nakabayashi, K, Nakachi, Y, Nakano, M, Nygaard, S, Okayama, T, Okazaki, Y, Okuda-Yabukami, H, Orlando, V, Otomo, J, Pachkov, M, Petrovsky, N, Plessy, C, Quackenbush, J, Radovanovic, A, Rehli, M, Saito, R, Sandelin, A, Schmeier, S, Schonbach, C, Schwartz, AS, Semple, CA, Sera, M, Severin, J, Shirahige, K, Simons, C, Laurent, GS, Suzuki, M, Suzuki, T, Sweet, MJ, Taft, RJ, Takeda, S, Takenaka, Y, Tan, K, Taylor, MS, Teasdale, RD, Tegner, J, Teichmann, S, Valen, E, Wahlestedt, C, Waki, K, Waterhouse, A, Wells, Christine A., Winther, O, Wu, L, Yamaguchi, K, Yanagawa, H, Yasuda, J, Zavolan, M, Hume, DA, Arakawa, T, Fukuda, S, Imamura, K, Kai, C, Kaiho, A, Kawashima, T, Kawazu, C, Kitazume, Y, Kojima, M, Miura, H, Murakami, K, Murata, M, Ninomiya, N, Nishiyori, H, Noma, S, Ogawa, C, Sano, T, Simon, C, Tagami, M, Takahashi, Y, Kawai, J, Hayashizaki, Y, FANTOM Consortium and Riken Omics Science Center (2009) The transcriptional network that controls growth arrest and differentiation in a human myeloid leukemia cell line. Nature Genetics41 5: 553-562. doi:10.1038/ng.375

Tiny RNAs associated with transcription start sites in animals

Taft, RJ, Glazov, EA, Cloonan, N, Simons, C, Stephen, S, Faulkner, GJ, Lassmann, T, Forrest, ARR, Grimmond, SM, Schroder, K, Irvine, K, Arakawa, T, Nakamura, M, Kubosaki, A, Hayashida, K, Kawazu, C, Murata, M, Nishiyori, H, Fukuda, S, Kawai, J, Daub, CO, Hume, DA, Suzuki, H, Orlando, V, Carninci, P, Hayashizaki, Y and Mattick, JS (2009) Tiny RNAs associated with transcription start sites in animals. Nature Genetics41 5: 572-578. doi:10.1038/ng.312

A rescue strategy for multimapping short sequence tags refines surveys of transcriptional activity by CAGE

Faulkner, G. J., Forrest, A. R. R., Chalk, A. M., Schroder, K., Hayashizaki, Y., Carninci, P., Hume, D. A. and Grimmond, S. M. (2008) A rescue strategy for multimapping short sequence tags refines surveys of transcriptional activity by CAGE. Genomics91 3: 281-288. doi:10.1016/j.ygeno.2007.11.003

Stem cell transcriptome profiling via massive-scale mRNA sequencing

Cloonan, Nicole, Forrest, Alistair R. R., Kolle, Gabriel, Gardiner, Brooke B. A., Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Brown, Mellissa K., Taylor, Darrin F ., Steptoe, Anita L., Wani, Shivangi, Bethel, Graeme, Robertson, Alan J., Perkins, Andrew C., Bruce, Stephen J., Clarence, C. Lee, Ranade, Swati S., Peckham, Heather E, Manning, Jonathan M, McKernan, Kevin J and Grimmond, Sean M (2008) Stem cell transcriptome profiling via massive-scale mRNA sequencing. Nature Methods5 7: 613-619. doi:10.1038/nmeth.1223

The expression of Clcn7 and Ostm1 in osteoclasts is coregulated by microphthalmia transcription factor

Meadows, Nicholas A., Sharma, Sudarshana M., Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Ostrowski, Michael C., Hume, David A. and Cassady, Alan I. (2007) The expression of Clcn7 and Ostm1 in osteoclasts is coregulated by microphthalmia transcription factor. Journal of Biological Chemistry282 3: 1891-1904. doi:10.1074/jbc.M608572200

Alternate transcription of the Toll-like receptor signaling cascade

Wells, C. A., Chalk, A. M., Forrest, A., Taylor, D., Waddell, N., Schroder, K., Himes, S. R., Faulkner, G., Lo, S., Kasukawa, T., Kawaji, H., Kai, C., Kawai, J., Katayama, S., Carninci, P., Hayashizaki, Y., Hume, D. A. and Grimmond, S. M. (2006) Alternate transcription of the Toll-like receptor signaling cascade. Genome Biology7 2: R10.1-R10.17. doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-2-r10

Genome-wide review of transcriptional complexity in mouse protein kinases and phosphatases

Forrest, Alistair R. R., Taylor, Darrin F., Crowe, Mark L., Chalk, Alistair M., Waddell, Nic J., Kolle, Gabriel, Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Kodzius, Rimantas, Katayama, Shintaro, Wells, Christine, Kai, Chikatoshi, Kawai, Jun, Carninci, Piero, Hayashizaki, Yoshihide and Grimmond, Sean M. (2006) Genome-wide review of transcriptional complexity in mouse protein kinases and phosphatases. Genome Biology7 1: R5.1-R5.15. doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-1-r5

The transcriptional landscape of the mammalian genome

The FANTOM Consortium, Gough, J., Frith, M. C., Ravasi, T., Wells, C., Forrest, A. R. R., Davis, M. J., Aturaliya, R. N., Bailey, T. L., Crowe, M. L., Faulkner, G., Pang, K. C., Teasdale, R. D., Grimmond, S. M., Mattick, J. S., Hume, D. A. and RIKEN Genome Exploration Research Group and Genome Science Group (Genome Network Core Team) (2005) The transcriptional landscape of the mammalian genome. Science309 5740: 1559-1563. doi:10.1126/science.1112014

Bellerophon: a program to detect chimeric sequences in multiple sequence alignments

Huber, T, Faulkner, G and Hugenholtz, P (2004) Bellerophon: a program to detect chimeric sequences in multiple sequence alignments. Bioinformatics20 14: 2317-2319. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/bth226

Genetic control of the innate immune response

Wells, C. A., Ravasi, T., Faulkner, G. J., Carninci, P., Okazaki, Y., Hayashizaki, Y., Sweet, M.J., Wainwright, B. J. and Hume, D. A. (2003) Genetic control of the innate immune response. BMC Immunology4 Article 5: 1-18. doi:10.1186/1471-2172-4-5

Continued discovery of transcriptional units expressed in cells of the mouse mononuclear phagocyte lineage

Wells, C. A., Ravasi, T., Sultana, R., Yagi, K., Carninci, P., Bono, H., Faulkner, G. J., Okazaki, Y., Quackenbush, J., Hume, D. A., RIKEN GER Group,, GSL Members, and Lyons, P. A. (2003) Continued discovery of transcriptional units expressed in cells of the mouse mononuclear phagocyte lineage. Genome Research13 6B: 1360-1365. doi:10.1101/gr.1056103