Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Lecturer in Computational Biology
Previous Position Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast
Email K.SiuTing@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity
Methods I Use eDNA, Field Monitoring Techniques, Omics and Informatics


Key Research Interests

  • Bioinformatics
  • Phylogenomics and Evolution
  • Comparative Transcriptomics/Genomics
  • Tropical/Andean Biodiversity (in particular related to amphibians and reptiles)
  • Host-gut microbiome interactions
  • eDNA for surveillance (i.e. agricultural parasites) / metabarcoding (primarily applied to amphibian/reptile diet)

Recent Key Papers

Pidcock, S.E., Skvortsov, T., Santos, F.G., Courtney, S.J., Siu-Ting, K., Creevey, C.J., Huws, S.A., 2021. Phylogenetic systematics of Butyrivibrio and Pseudobutyrivibriogenomes illustrate vast taxonomic diversity, open genomes and an abundance of carbohydrate-active enzyme family isoforms. Microb. Genom. 7. doi:10.1099/mgen.0.000638

Siu-Ting, K., Torres-Sánchez, M., San Mauro, D., Wilcockson, D., Wilkinson, M., Pisani, D., O’Connell, M.J., Creevey, C.J., 2019. Inadvertent paralog inclusion drives artifactual topologies and timetree estimates in phylogenomics. Mol. Biol. Evol. 36, 1344–1356. doi:10.1093/molbev/msz067

Walker, C.H., Siu-Ting, K., Taylor, A., O’Connell, M.J., Bennett, T., 2019. Strigolactone synthesis is ancestral in land plants, but canonical strigolactone signalling is a flowering plant innovation. BMC Biol. 17, 70. doi:10.1186/s12915-019-0689-6