Dr. Blow joined the JGI in 2009, and currently heads the User Support Analysis group. He received his Ph.D. from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Cambridge University University in 2005, where he studied RNA editing and cancer genetics. Dr. Blow carried out postdoctoral work at LBNL, where he worked on computational and experimental approaches to study genome regulation in human and other vertebrate genomes. He joined JGI in 2009 where he has worked as a project scientist and research scientist on projects to develop functional genomic technologies and to understand genome function in bacteria. Since 2016 he has been the lead of the User Support Analysis group, with a goal of providing analysis support for JGI user science projects. The group performs custom analysis and develops automated pipelines for analysis of resequencing, transcriptome, epigenome and other functional genomics datasets generated by JGI user science projects.
- BS in Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry, Nottingham University, UK
- PhD in Genomics, University of Cambridge, UK
- Postdoctoral training Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Awards and Service
- Wellcome Trust Prize studentship
- Editorial board member for Scientific Reports
- Shulse et al. 2019. Engineered Root Bacteria Release Plant-Available Phosphate from Phytate. Appl Environ Microbiol 85(18):e01210-19
- Price et al 2018. Mutant phenotypes for thousands of bacterial genes of unknown function. Nature 557:503-509.
- Blow et al 2016. The Epigenomic Landscape of Prokaryotes. PLoS Genet 122:e1005854.
- Nord Et Al. 2013. Rapid and Pervasive Turnover of Mammalian Enhancer Landscape During Development. Cell 155:1521-31.
- Attanasio et al. 2013. Fine Tuning of Craniofacial Morphology by Distant-Acting In Vivo Enhancers. Science 3426157.
- Blow et al 2010. ChIP-Seq identification of weakly conserved heart enhancers. Nat Genet 429:806-10.