• J Chen, A Watson-Lazowski, NU Kamble, M Vickers, D Seung. Gene expression profile of the developing endosperm in durum wheat provides insight into starch biosynthesis. BMC Plant Biology 23 (1), 363. 2023; doi: 10.1186/s12870-023-04369-7

  • Quetzely Ortiz-Vasquez, Gloria León-Martínez, Carlos Barragán-Rosillo, Eduardo González-Orozco, Samuel Deans, Billy idge, Martin Vickers, Xiaoqi Feng, Jean-Philippe Vielle-Calzada. Genomic methylation patterns in pre-meiotic gynoecia of wild-type and RdDM mutants of Arabidopsis. Frontiers in Plant Science, ; doi: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1123211

  • Anne Edwards, Isaac Njaci, Abhimanyu Sarkar, Zhouqian Jiang, Gemy George Kaithakottil, Christopher Moore, Jitender Cheema, Clare E. M. Stevenson, Martin Rejzek, Petr Novák, Marielle Vigouroux, Martin Vickers, Roland H. M. Wouters, Pirita Paajanen, Burkhard Steuernagel, Jonathan D. Moore, Janet Higgins, David Swarbreck, Stefan Martens, Colin Y. Kim, Jing-Ke Weng, Sagadevan Mundree, Benjamin Kilian, Shiv Kumar, Matt Loose, Levi Yant, Jri Macas, Trevor L. Wang, Cathie Mart, Peter M. F. Emmrich. Genomics and biochemical analyses reveal a metabolon key to β-L-ODAP biosynthesis in Lathyrus sativus. Nature Communications, 14, 876 (2023); doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-36503-2

  • Toby Buttress, Shengbo He, Liang Wang, Shaoli Zhou, Gerhard Saalbach, Martin Vickers, Guohong Li, Pilong Li, Xiaoqi Feng. Histone H2B.8 compacts flowering plant sperm through chromatin phase separation T Buttress. Nature, 1-9. 2022; doi: 10.1038/s41586-022-05386-6

  • Martin T Swain, Martin Vickers. Interpreting alignment-free sequence comparison: what makes a score a good score?. NAR Genomics and Bioinformatics 4 (3), lqac062, 2022; doi: 10.1093/nargab/lqac062

  • Khong-Sam Chia, Jiorgos Kourelis, Martin Vickers, Toshiyuki Sakai, Sophien Kamoun, Philip Carella. The N-terminal executioner domains of NLR immune receptors are functionally conserved across major plant lineages. bioRxiv, 2022; doi: 10.1101/2022.10.19.512840

  • Jiawen Chen, Alexander Watson-Lazowski, Martin Vickers, David Seung. Gene expression profile of the developing endosperm in durum wheat provides insight into starch biosynthesis. bioRxiv, 2022; doi: 10.1101/2022.10.21.513215

  • Jincheng Long, James Walker, Wenjing She, Billy Aldridge, Hongbo Gao, Samuel Deans, Martin Vickers, Xiaoqi Feng. Nurse cell-derived small RNAs define paternal epigenetic inheritance in Arabidopsis. Science 373 (6550), 2021; doi: 10.1126/science.abh0556

  • James Walker, Jingyi Zhang, Yalin Liu, Martin Vickers, Liam Dolan, Keiji Nakajima, Xiaoqi Feng. Extensive N4 cytosine methylation is essential for Marchantia sperm function. bioRxiv, 2021. doi: 10.1101/2021.02.12.428880

  • Aleksandra Skalska, Christoph Stritt, Michele Wyler, Hefin W. Williams, Martin Vickers, Jiwan Han, Metin Tuna, Gulsemin Savas Tuna, Karolina Susek, Martin Swain, Rafał K. Wóycicki, Saurabh Chaudhary, Fiona Corke, John H. Doonan, Anne C. Roulin, Robert Hasterok, Luis A. J. Mur. Genetic and Methylome Variation in Turkish Brachypodium distachyon Accessions differentiate Two Geographically Distinct Subpopulations. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21(18), 6700; doi:

  • Shengbo He, Martin Vickers, Jingyi Zhang, Xiaoqi Feng. Natural depletion of H1 in sex cells causes DNA demethylation, heterochromatin decondensation and transposon activation. eLife 8, e42530, 2019; doi: 10.7554/eLife.42530

  • Lenk, I., Fisher, L.H., Vickers, M., Akinyemi, A., Didion, T., Swain, M., Jensen, C.S., Mur, L.A., Bosch, M. Transcriptional and Metabolomic Analyses Indicate that Cell Wall Properties are Associated with Drought Tolerance in Brachypodium distachyon. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 1758. doi: 10.3390/ijms20071758

  • Kathryn M. Huson, Russell M. Morphew, Nathan R. Allen, Matthew J. Hegarty, Hillary J. Worgan, Susan E. Girdwood, Eleanor L. Jones, Helen C. Phillips, Martin Vickers, Martin Swain, Daniel Smith, Alison H. Kingston-Smith, Peter M. Brophy. Polyomic tools for an emerging livestock parasite, the rumen fluke Calicophoron daubneyi; identifying shifts in rumen functionality. Parasites & Vectors. 2018 11:617; doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-3225-6

  • Kathrin K. Geyer, Sabrina E. Munshi, Martin Vickers, Michael Squance, Toby J. Wilkinson, Daniel Berrar, Cristian Chaparro, Martin T. Swain, Karl F. Hoffmann. The anti-fecundity effect of 5-azacytidine (5-AzaC) on Schistosoma mansoni is linked to dis-regulated transcription, translation and stem cell activities. International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance, 2018; doi: 10.1016/j.ijpddr.2018.03.006

  • James Walker, Hongbo Gao, Jingyi Zhang, Billy Aldridge, Martin Vickers, James D Higgins, Xiaoqi Feng. Sexual lineage specific DNA methylation regulates Arabidopsis meiosis. Nature Genetics volume 50, pages 130–137 (2018); doi: https://doi:10.1038/s41588-017-0008-5 PrePrint: bioRxiv

  • Kyunghyuk Park, M. Yvonne Kim, Martin Vickers, Jin-Sup Park, Youbong Hyun, Takashi Okamoto, Daniel Zilberman, Robert L. Fischer, Xiaoqi Feng, Yeonhee Choi, and Stefan Scholten. DNA demethylation is initiated in the central cells of Arabidopsis and rice. PNAS 2016 Biological Sciences - Plant Biology: published ahead of print December 12, 2016. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1619047114

  • Marina Mora-Ortiz, Martin T. Swain, Martin J. Vickers, Matthew J. Hegarty, Rhys Kelly, Lydia M.J. Smith, Leif Skot. De-novo transcriptome assembly for gene identification, analysis, annotation, and molecular marker discovery in Onobrychis viciifolia. BMC Genomics 2016. 17:756. doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-3083-6

  • Umar Niazi, Kathrin K. Geyer, Martin J. Vickers, Karl F. Hoffmann and Martin T. Swain. DISMISS: detection of stranded methylation in MeDIP-Seq data. BMC Bioinformatics 2016, 17:295. doi: 10.1186/s12859-016-1158-7

  • A. Kara, M. Vickers, M. Swain, D.E Whitworth and N. Fernandez-Fuentes. MetaPred2CS: a sequence-based meta-predictor for protein-protein interactions of prokaryotic two-component system proteins. Bioinformatics 2016. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw403

  • A. Kara, M. Vickers, M. Swain, D.E. Whitworth and N. Fernandez-Fuentes. Genome-wide prediction of prokaryotic two-component system networks using a sequence-based meta-predictor. BMC Bioinformatics 2015, 16:297. doi: 10.1186/s12859-015-0741-7

PhD Thesis


During my time in IBERS and IMAPS (now IMPACS) I was involved in providing scientific computing support for many members of these institutes and as such my work has been acknowledged in several PhDs and papers.

  • Jones, R.A., Brophy, P.M., Mitchell, E.S. and Williams, H.W. Rumen fluke (Calicophoron daubneyi) on Welsh farms: prevalence, risk factors and observations on co-infection with Fasciola hepatica. Parasitology, pp. 1–11. 2016. doi: 10.1017/S0031182016001797

Conference and Workshops

  • Oats2020 Conference. Aberystwyth University, UK 23-25 November 2015

    Poster: Poster
  • WATBIO Workshop on Phenomics and Metabolomics. September 11-12, 2014. Aberystwyth

  • HEWIT and WHELF Gregynog Colloquium 2014. June 10-13, 2014

  • EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2011. La Cité Internationale des Congrès Nantes Métropole 02 – 07 October 2011, Nantes, France.

    Presented: Abstract Presentation
  • Presented: Abstract
  • The 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference - The Woodlands, Houston, Texas, USA - 7-11 March 2011

    Presented: Abstract
  • 2010 European Planetary Science Congress - Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy - 19-24 September 2010

    Presented: Abstract Presentation
  • 2009 Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Annual Conference - University of Leicester, UK - 8-11 September 2009

    Presented: Abstract Presentation
  • 12th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science - Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Germany - 2-5 June 2009

  • Object-based Landcover Analysis Workshop - University of Nottinham, UK - April 7-9 2009

  • Visual computing in Wales workshop - Aberystwyth University, UK - April 1 2009

    Presented: Abstract Presentation
  • UKPF Moon Meeting - Open University, UK - Feb 2/3 2009

Miscellaneous publications

  • AGU EOS Newsletter Book Review of Observing the Moon: The Modern Astronomer's Guide - 2nd Edition Gerald North - Amazon

    Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Volume 90, Issue 18, p. 161-162 Book Review