Christopher Creevey
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Christopher J Creevey


Dr. Chris Creevey is a Reader in Rumen Systems Biology and theme director of research for Animal and Aquatic Sciences at the Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) in Aberystwyth University in Wales. His main interests are identifying the genomic factors influencing phenotypic changes in organisms from Bacteria to Eukaryotes. He received his Ph.D. in 2002 from the National University of Ireland for his work in the area of phylogenetics and comparative genomics. Following this he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in NUI Maynooth developing methods of resconstructing supertrees and detecting horizontal gene transfer (HGT) in genomic data. In 2005 he took up a position in the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. In 2009 he was awarded a Science Foundation Ireland Stokes lecturership in Teagasc Ireland. He took up his current position in 2013.

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Reader in Rumen Systems Biology

University of Wales, Aberystwyth
July 2013
Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Dr. Creevey is currently the Theme Director of Research for Animal and Aquatic Sciences in IBERS. He is also part of the Herbivore Gut Ecosystems group where he lab specialises in using computational approaches to understanding the ecology and evolution of microbial ecosystems. His research interests include: Developing novel computational approaches to understanding the complex interaction of the host-associated microbiomes. Understanding the effect of host-associated microbial community structure on the efficiency and health of the host Metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analysis of microbial communities. Application of graph (phylogenetic and network) techniques to metagenomic and metatranscriptomic samples. Analysis of whole genomes of microbial organisms. Development of novel approaches for phylogenomic and evolutionary analyses.

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