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Dr Mark Richardson

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Position

Visitor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Medicine

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Biography

Deakin University, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2015-present

Deakin University, Associate Research Fellow, 2014-2015

Deakin University, PhD (Evolutionary Genetics, Bioinformatics), Awarded 2015

University of Manchester, Research Associate, 2010-2011

University of Manchester, MSc (Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics), Awarded 2010

University of Manchester, BSc (Hons) (Zoology), Awarded 2009

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Biography summary

I am broadly interested in the evolutionary biology of natural populations. My research focuses on genetic and genomic analysis of contemporary population dynamics. I utilise bioinformatics and high-throughput sequencing approaches to examine the link between the genome and the expressed phenotype. I am particularly interested in the mechanistic and evolutionary changes that occur in the genome (including structural changes, gene expression and epigenetics) during adaptation to novel environments.

Knowledge areas

Bioinformatics

Transcriptomics

Evolutionary Genetics

Population Genetics

Conferences

2015

Behaviour 2015, Cairns , Australia

2014

Genetics Society of Australasia 2014, Sydney Australia

2013

Australasian Evolution Society Conference, Geelong, Australia

Centre for Integrative Ecology Conference, Geelong, Australia

Media appearances

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Publications

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2023

Metformin is Protective Against the Development of Mood Disorders

J Lake, C Bortolasci, A Stuart, J Pasco, S Kidnapillai, B Spolding, T Truong, B Panizzutti, Z Liu, O Dean, T Crowley, M Richardson, J Kim, M Berk, L Williams, K Walder

(2023), Vol. 56, pp. 25-31, Pharmacopsychiatry, C1

journal article
2022

Brain transcriptome analysis reveals gene expression differences associated with dispersal behaviour between range-front and range-core populations of invasive cane toads in Australia

B Yagound, A West, M Richardson, D Selechnik, R Shine, L Rollins

(2022), Vol. 31, pp. 1700-1715, Molecular Ecology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Common effects of bipolar disorder medications on expression quantitative trait loci genes

T Truong, C Bortolasci, S Kidnapillai, B Spolding, B Panizzutti, Z Liu, B Watmuff, J Kim, O Dean, M Richardson, M Berk, K Walder

(2022), Vol. 150, pp. 105-112, Journal of Psychiatric Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Co-Expression Networks Unveiled Long Non-Coding RNAs as Molecular Targets of Drugs Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder

Trang Truong, Chiara Bortolasci, Briana Spolding, Bruna Panizzutti, Zoe Liu, Srisaiyini Kidnapillai, Mark Richardson, Laura Gray, Craig Smith, Olivia Dean, Jee Kim, Michael Berk, Ken Walder

(2022), Vol. 13, pp. 1-12, Frontiers in Pharmacology, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Epithelial de-differentiation triggered by co-ordinate epigenetic inactivation of the EHF and CDX1 transcription factors drives colorectal cancer progression

I Luk, L Jenkins, K Schoffer, I Ng, J Tse, D Mouradov, S Kaczmarczyk, R Nightingale, A Burrows, R Anderson, D Arango, H Dopeso, L Croft, M Richardson, O Sieber, Y Liao, J Mooi, N Vukelic, D Williams, A Dhillon

(2022), Vol. 29, pp. 2288-2302, Cell Death and Differentiation, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Effects of psychotropic drugs on ribosomal genes and protein synthesis

Zoe Liu, Trang Truong, Chiara Bortolasci, Briana Spolding, Bruna Panizzutti, Courtney Swinton, Jee Kim, Srisaiyini Kidnapillai, Mark Richardson, Laura Gray, Olivia Dean, Sean McGee, Michael Berk, Ken Walder

(2022), Vol. 23, pp. 7180-7180, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Integrative analyses of transcriptomes to explore common molecular effects of antipsychotic drugs

Trang Truong, Chiara Bortolasci, Srisaiyini Kidnapillai, Briana Spolding, Bruna Panizzutti, Zoe Liu, Jee Kim, Olivia Dean, Mark Richardson, Michael Berk, Ken Walder

(2022), Vol. 23, pp. 7508-7508, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Long non-coding RNA Tug1 modulates mitochondrial and myogenic responses to exercise in skeletal muscle

A Trewin, J Silver, H Dillon, P Della Gatta, L Parker, D Hiam, Y Lee, M Richardson, G Wadley, S Lamon

(2022), Vol. 20, pp. 1-19, BMC Biology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Captivity induces large and population-dependent brain transcriptomic changes in wild-caught cane toads (Rhinella marina)

B Yagound, A West, M Richardson, J Gruber, J Reid, M Whiting, L Rollins

(2022), Vol. 31, pp. 4949-4961, Molecular Ecology, C1

journal article
2021

Effects of psychoactive drugs on cellular bioenergetic pathways

C Bortolasci, B Spolding, S Kidnapillai, M Richardson, N Vasilijevic, S Martin, L Gray, S McGee, M Berk, K Walder

(2021), Vol. 22, pp. 79-93, World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, England, C1

journal article

Supervising the PhD: identifying common mismatches in expectations between candidate and supervisor to improve research training outcomes

A Cardilini, A Risely, M Richardson

(2021), pp. 1-15, Higher education research and development, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Signatures of selection in a recent invasion reveal adaptive divergence in a highly vagile invasive species

K Stuart, A Cardilini, P Cassey, M Richardson, W Sherwin, L Rollins, C Sherman

(2021), Vol. 30, pp. 1419-1434, Molecular Ecology, England, C1

journal article

Transcriptional modulation of the hippo signaling pathway by drugs used to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

B Panizzutti, C Bortolasci, B Spolding, S Kidnapillai, T Connor, M Richardson, T Truong, Z Liu, G Morris, L Gray, J Kim, O Dean, M Berk, K Walder

(2021), Vol. 22, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Biological mechanism(S) underpinning the association between antipsychotic drugs and weight gain

B Panizzutti, C Bortolasci, B Spolding, S Kidnapillai, T Connor, M Richardson, T Truong, Z Liu, L Gray, J Kim, O Dean, M Berk, K Walder

(2021), Vol. 10, Journal of Clinical Medicine, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Discovery of Novel Viruses Associated With the Invasive Cane Toad (Rhinella marina) in Its Native and Introduced Ranges

A Russo, E Harding, G Yan, D Selechnik, S Ducatez, J DeVore, J Zhou, R Sarma, Y Lee, M Richardson, R Shine, L Rollins, P White

(2021), Vol. 12, Frontiers in Microbiology, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2020

Transcriptional effects of psychoactive drugs on genes involved in neurogenesis

C Bortolasci, B Spolding, S Kidnapillai, T Connor, T Truong, Z Liu, B Panizzutti, M Richardson, L Gray, M Berk, O Dean, K Walder

(2020), Vol. 21, pp. 1-19, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2019

Immune and environment-driven gene expression during invasion: an eco-immunological application of RNA-Seq

D Selechnik, M Richardson, R Shine, G Brown, L Rollins

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 6708-6721, Ecology and evolution, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Chromosome-level alpaca reference genome VicPac3.1 improves genomic insight into the biology of new world camelids

M Richardson, K Munyard, L Croft, T Allnutt, F Jackling, F Alshanbari, M Jevit, G Wright, R Cransberg, A Tibary, P Perelman, B Appleton, T Raudsepp

(2019), Vol. 10, pp. 1-15, Frontiers in genetics, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article

A non-synonymous SNP in exon 3 of the KIT gene is responsible for the classic grey phenotype in alpacas (Vicugna pacos)

M Jones, C Sergeant, M Richardson, D Groth, S Brooks, K Munyard

(2019), Vol. 50, pp. 493-500, Animal genetics, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

A field guide for the compositional analysis of any-omics data

T Quinn, I Erb, G Gloor, C Notredame, M Richardson, T Crowley

(2019), Vol. 8, GigaScience, United States, C1

journal article

Large expert-curated database for benchmarking document similarity detection in biomedical literature search

P Brown, Y Zhou, A Tan, M El-Esawi, T Liehr, O Blanck, D Gladue, G Almeida, T Cernava, C Sorzano, A Yeung, M Engel, A Chandrasekaran, T Muth, M Staege, S Daulatabad, D Widera, J Zhang, A Meule, K Honjo, O Pourret, C Yin, Z Zhang, M Cascella, W Flegel, C Goodyear, M van Raaij, Z Bukowy-Bieryllo, L Campana, N Kurniawan, D Lalaouna, F Hüttner, B Ammerman, F Ehret, P Cobine, E Tan, H Han, W Xia, C McCrum, R Dings, F Marinello, H Nilsson, B Nixon, K Voskarides, L Yang, V Costa, J Bengtsson-Palme, W Bradshaw, D Grimm, N Kumar, E Martis, D Prieto, S Sabnis, S Amer, A Liew, P Perco, F Rahimi, G Riva, C Zhang, H Devkota, K Ogami, Z Basharat, W Fierz, R Siebers, K Tan, K Boehme, P Brenneisen, J Brown, B Dalrymple, D Harvey, G Ng, S Werten, M Bleackley, Z Dai, R Dhariwal, Y Gelfer, M Hartmann, P Miotla, R Tamaian, P Govender, O Gurney-Champion, J Kauppila, X Zhang, N Echeverría, S Subhash, H Sallmon, M Tofani, T Bae, O Bosch, P Cuív, A Danchin, B Diouf, T Eerola, E Evangelou, F Filipp, H Klump, L Kurgan, S Smith, O Terrier, N Tuttle

(2019), Vol. 2019, pp. 1-67, Database, England, C1

journal article

Increased adaptive variation despite reduced overall genetic diversity in a rapidly adapting invader

Daniel Selechnik, Mark Richardson, Richard Shine, Jayna DeVore, Simon Ducatez, Lee Rollins

(2019), Vol. 10, pp. 1-14, Frontiers in genetics, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2018

Best practice data life cycle approaches for the life sciences

P Griffin, J Khadake, K LeMay, S Lewis, S Orchard, A Pask, B Pope, U Roessner, K Russell, T Seemann, A Treloar, S Tyagi, J Christiansen, S Dayalan, S Gladman, S Hangartner, H Hayden, W Ho, G Keeble-Gagnère, P Korhonen, P Neish, P Prestes, M Richardson, N Watson-Haigh, K Wyres, N Young, M Schneider

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 1-16, F1000Research, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Improving amphibian genomic resources: a multitissue reference transcriptome of an iconic invader

M Richardson, F Sequeira, D Selechnik, M Carneiro, M Vallinoto, J Reid, A West, M Crossland, R Shine, L Rollins

(2018), Vol. 7, pp. 1-7, GigaScience, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Understanding sequencing data as compositions: an outlook and review

Thomas Quinn, Ionas Erb, Mark Richardson, Tamsyn Crowley

(2018), Vol. 34, pp. 2870-2878, Bioinformatics, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Benchmarking differential expression analysis tools for RNA-Seq: Normalization-based vs. log-ratio transformation-based methods

T Quinn, T Crowley, M Richardson

(2018), Vol. 19, BMC Bioinformatics, England, C1

journal article

Draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad, Rhinella marina

Richard Edwards, Daniel Tuipulotu, Timothy Amos, Denis O'Meally, Mark Richardson, Tonia Russell, Marcelo Vallinoto, Miguel Carneiro, Nuno Ferrand, Marc Wilkins, Fernando Sequeira, Lee Rollins, Edward Holmes, Richard Shine, Peter White

(2018), Vol. 7, pp. 1-13, Gigascience, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

De novo assembly of the liver transcriptome of the European starling, sturnus vulgaris

M Richardson, W Sherwin, L Rollins

(2017), Vol. 5, pp. 54-57, Journal of genomics, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Propr: An R-package for Identifying Proportionally Abundant Features Using Compositional Data Analysis

T Quinn, M Richardson, D Lovell, T Crowley

(2017), Vol. 7, Scientific Reports, England, C1

journal article

Draft genomes of two Australian strains of the plant pathogen, Phytophthora cinnamomi

A Longmuir, P Beech, M Richardson

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. 1-10, F1000research, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

Multiple dispersal vectors drive range expansion in an invasive marine species

M Richardson, C Sherman, R Lee, N Bott, A Hirst

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 5001-5014, Molecular ecology, England, C1

journal article

What are we missing about marine invasions? Filling in the gaps with evolutionary genomics

C Sherman, K Lotterhos, M Richardson, C Tepolt, L Rollins, S Palumbi, A Miller

(2016), Vol. 163, Marine Biology, C1

journal article
2015

A genetic perspective on rapid evolution in cane toads (Rhinella marina).

L Rollins, M Richardson, R Shine

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 2264-2276, Molecular Ecology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

De novo assembly and characterization of the invasive Northern Pacific Seastar transcriptome

M Richardson, C Sherman

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-18, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article
2012

Development of novel microsatellite markers for the invasive Northern Pacific seastar, Asterias amurensis

M Richardson, A Stanley, C Sherman

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 327-330, Conservation genetics resources, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Population genomics of the Wolbachia endosymbiont in Drosophila melanogaster

M Richardson, L Weinert, J Welch, R Linheiro, M Magwire, F Jiggins, C Bergman

(2012), Vol. 8, pp. 1-16, PLoS genetics, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

journal article

The Drosophila melanogaster Genetic Reference Panel

T Mackay, S Richards, E Stone, A Barbadilla, J Ayroles, D Zhu, S Casillas, Y Han, M Magwire, J Cridland, M Richardson, R Anholt, M Barrón, C Bess, K Blankenburg, M Carbone, D Castellano, L Chaboub, L Duncan, Z Harris, M Javaid, J Jayaseelan, S Jhangiani, K Jordan, F Lara, F Lawrence, S Lee, P Librado, R Linheiro, R Lyman, A Mackey, M Munidasa, D Muzny, L Nazareth, I Newsham, L Perales, L-L Pu, C Qu, M Ràmia, J Reid, S Rollmann, J Rozas, N Saada, L Turlapati, K Worley, Y-Q Wu, A Yamamoto, Y Zhu, C Bergman, K Thornton, D Mittelman, R Gibbs

(2012), Vol. 482, pp. 173-178, Nature, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2010

Load carrying during locomotion in the barnacle goose (Branta leucopsis): the effect of load placement and size

P Tickle, M Richardson, J Codd

(2010), Vol. 156, pp. 309-317, Comparative biochemistry and physiology, part A: molecular & integrative physiology, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

ARC Research Hub for Transforming Australia's Manufacturing Industry through High Value Additive Manufacturing

Prof Xinhua Wu, Prof Peter Hodgson, Prof Christopher Davies, Dr Wenyi Yan, Dr Matthew Dargusch, Prof Bernard Rolfe, Prof Lyndon Edwards, Mr Damien Miller, Mr Gavin Becker, Emilie Herny, Robert Hobbs, Dr Roger Lumley, Thomas Hawkes, Prof Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Andrey Molotnikov, Dr Paul Rometsch, Dr Anna Paradoswka, Dr Chao Chen, Prof Huanting Wang, Dr Mark Richardson

ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

  • 2019: $100,000
  • 2018: $150,000
  • 2017: $140,000
  • 2016: $140,000
  • 2015: $130,000

Industry and Other Funding

Improving the alpaca genome assembly to allow efficient discovery of the underlying genetic causes of diseases, disorders and traits

A/Prof Terje Raudsepp, Dr Mark Richardson, Dr Belinda Appleton

Morris Animal Foundation - Large Companion Animal

  • 2015: $32,000

ARC Research Hub for Transforming Australia's Manufacturing Industry through High Value Additive Manufacturing

Prof Xinhua Wu, Prof Peter Hodgson, Prof Christopher Davies, Dr Wenyi Yan, Dr Matthew Dargusch, Prof Bernard Rolfe, Prof Lyndon Edwards, Mr Damien Miller, Mr Gavin Becker, Emilie Herny, Robert Hobbs, Dr Roger Lumley, Thomas Hawkes, Prof Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Andrey Molotnikov, Dr Paul Rometsch, Dr Anna Paradoswka, Dr Chao Chen, Prof Huanting Wang, Dr Mark Richardson

Monash University

  • 2019: $81,531
  • 2018: $155,919
  • 2017: $153,958
  • 2016: $142,567
  • 2015: $127,065

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2020

Thomas Quinn

Thesis entitled: Understanding Sequencing Data as Compositions

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine

2019

Andrea West

Thesis entitled: The genetic basis of behaviour during invasion

Master of Science (Ecology & Environment), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2018

Jared John Tromp

Thesis entitled: Long-term exposure to elevated temperature in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences