Photo Name: Dr Mark C Harrison

Status: Postdoc

Email: m.harrison@uni-muenster.de

Tel.: +49-(0)251-83-21633

Room: 19


Scientific career and education

  • 05/2016 - present: Postdoc at the Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster
  • 10/2012 - 04/2016: PhD in Evolutionary Biology at University of Leicester, UK with Dr Rob Hammond and Dr Eamonn Mallon. Titel: "The influence of ploidy-specific expression on selection."
    https://lra.le.ac.uk/handle/2381/38035
  • 10/2010 - 09/2012: MSc Biology (Biodiversity) at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. Master thesis with Prof. Florian Leese, title: "The application of next generation sequencing technology in phylogeography and population genetics: A test case using Antarctic brittle stars."
  • 10/2007 - 10/2011: BSc Biology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany.

Research interests

  • Molecular evolution and patterns of selection
  • Cockroach genomics
  • The evolution of eusociality in insects

Publications

Harrison MC, Mallon EB, Hammond RL "Purged haploids - sheltered diploids: ploidy influences selection efficacy in a haplodiploid bee." Submitted

Harrison MC, Jongepier E, Robertson HM, ..., Belles X, Korb J, Bornberg-Bauer E "Hemimetabolous genomes reveal molecular basis of termite eusociality". In review

Price, Jon, Harrison, MC, Hammond, RL, Adams, S, Gutierrez-Marcos, JF, Mallon, EB "Multiple phenotypes from a single genotype: alternative splicing in the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris". In review

Lopez-Ezquerra A, Harrison MC, Bornberg-Bauer E. "Comparative analysis of lincRNAs in insect species." BMC Evolutionary Biology, 2017

Harrison MC. "The influence of ploidy-specific expression on selection." Diss. Department of Genetics, 2016.

Harrison MC, Hammond RL, and Mallon EB. "Reproductive workers show queenlike gene expression in an intermediately eusocial insect, the buff‐tailed bumble bee Bombus terrestris." Molecular ecology 24.12 (2015): 3043-3063.

Harrison MC, Mallon EB, Twell D and Hammond RL. "Deleterious mutation accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana pollen genes: a role for a recent relaxation of selection." bioRxiv (2015): 016626.