Dr Ronald Jenner

Dr Ronald Jenner

Researcher, Head of Division

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Invertebrates
Contact: email
Phone: 0207942 6885

Comparative Venomics Group

Lahcen Campbell, Ronald Jenner

Specialisms

metazoan phylogenetics, venom evolution, venomics

Summary

My research interests are in three broad areas: comparative venomics of neglected invertebrates, metazoan phylogeny and body plan evolution, and conceptual and methodological issues in systematics. My empirical research is primarily based on the use of transcriptomic data, supplemented by proteomic data.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD in systematic biology, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Doctoraal (Masters) in experimental zoology, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Employment history

Academic

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London, Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, United Kingdom, 2012 - ongoing

Research Leader, The Natural History Museum, Department of Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2014 - ongoing

Researcher, The Natural History Museum, Department of Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2009 - ongoing

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bath, Department of Biology & Biochemistry, United Kingdom, 2005 - 2008

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge, Department of Zoology, United Kingdom, 2002 - 2004

Publications

Jenner RA (2015) Science Behind, Around, and After Trees Response. BIOSCIENCE, 65 (2): 119 - 120. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu214

von Reumont BM, Campbell LI, Richter S, Hering L, Sykes D, Hetmank J, Jenner RA, Bleidorn C (2014) A polychaete’s powerful punch: venom gland transcriptomics of Glycera reveals a complex cocktail of toxin homologs. Genome biology and evolution, 6 (9): 2406 - 2423. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evu190

Jenner RA (2014) Macroevolution of Animal Body Plans: Is There Science after the Tree?. BioScience, 64 (8): 653 - 664. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu099

von Reumont BM, Campbell LI, Jenner RA (2014) Quo Vadis Venomics? A Roadmap to Neglected Venomous Invertebrates. Toxins, 6 (12): 3488 - 3551. doi: 10.3390/toxins6123488

von Reumont BM, Blanke A, Richter S, Alvarez F, Bleidorn C, Jenner RA (2014) The First Venomous Crustacean Revealed by Transcriptomics and Functional Morphology: Remipede Venom Glands Express a Unique Toxin Cocktail Dominated by Enzymes and a Neurotoxin. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 31 (1): 48 - 58. doi: 10.1093/molbev/mst199

Mathers TC, Hammond RL, JENNER RA, Hänfling B, Gómez A (2013) Multiple global radiations in tadpole shrimps challenge the concept of ‘living fossils’. PeerJ, 1 doi: 10.7717/peerj.62

Mathers TC, Hammond RL, JENNER RA, Zierold T, Haenfling B, Gomez A (2013) High lability of sexual system over 250 million years of evolution in morphologically conservative tadpole shrimps. Bmc Evolutionary Biology, 13 (1): 30 - 30. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-13-30

Vogt L, Nickel M, JENNER RA, Deans AR (2013) The need for data standards in zoomorphology. Journal of Morphology, 274 (7): 793 - 808. doi: 10.1002/jmor.20138

von Reumont BM, JENNER RA, Wills MA, Dell'Ampio E, Pass G, Ebersberger I, Meyer B, Koenemann S, Iliffe TM, Stamatakis A, Niehuis O, Meusemann K, Misof B (2012) Pancrustacean Phylogeny in the Light of New Phylogenomic Data: Support for Remipedia as the Possible Sister Group of Hexapoda. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29 (3): 1031 - 1045. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msr270

JENNER RA (2011) Use of morphology in criticizing molecular trees. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 31 (2): 373 - 377. doi: 10.1651/10-3442.1

JENNER RA (2010) Higher-level crustacean phylogeny: consensus and conflicting hypotheses. Arthropod Structure & Development, 39 : 143 - 153.

JENNER RA (-1) Idalatry. Palaeontological Association Newsletter, 71 : 94 - 102.

Koenemann S, JENNER RA, Hoenemann M, Stemme T, Von Reumont BM (2010) Arthropod phylogeny revisited, with a focus on crustacean relationships. Arthropod Structure & Development, 39 : 88 - 110. doi: 10.1016/j.asd.2009.10.003

Jenner R (2009) Perspectives in Animal Phylogeny and Evolution. NATURE, 458 (7239): 706 - 706. doi: 10.1038/458706a

Jenner RA (2009) [Review of] From embryology to evo-devo. A history of developmental evolution. null, 52 : 458 - 462.

JENNER RA, NiDhubhghaill C, Ferla MP, Wills MA (2009) Eumalacostracan phylogeny and total evidence: limitations of the usual suspects. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 9 (1)doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-9-21

JENNER RA, LITTLEWOOD DTJ (2009) Invertebrate Problematica: kinds, causes, and solutions. , Telford MJ, Littlewood DTJ, Animal Evolution - Genomes, Fossils and Trees., pp. 107 - 126. Oxford University Press. Oxford.

Wills MA, JENNER RA, Ní Dhubhghaill C (2009) Eumalacostracan evolution: conflict between three sources of data. Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny, 67 : 71 - 90.

Jenner R, Jenner RA (2008) Evo-devo’s identity: from model organisms to developmental types.. , Minelli A, Fusco G, Evolving pathways. Key themes in evolutionary developmental biology., pp. 100 - 119. Cambridge University Press.

Jenner RA, LITTLEWOOD DTJ (2008) Problematica old and new. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 363 (1496): 1503 - 1512. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2007.2240

Jenner RA, Wills MA (2007) The choice of model organisms in evo–devo. Nature Reviews Genetics, 8 (4): 311 - 314. doi: 10.1038/nrg2062

JENNER RONALDA, SGHRAM FREDERICKR (2007) The grand game of metazoan phylogeny: rules and strategies. Biological Reviews, 74 (2): 121 - 142. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.1999.tb00183.x

Jenner RA (2006) Unburdening evo-devo: ancestral attractions, model organisms, and basal baloney. Development Genes and Evolution, 216 : 385 - 394. doi: 10.1007/s00427-006-0084-5

Jenner RA (2006) Challenging received wisdoms: Some contributions of the new microscopy to the new animal phylogeny. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 46 (2): 93 - 103. doi: 10.1093/icb/icj014

Jenner R, Jenner RA (2006) Metazoan phylogeny. , Kaas JH, Evolution of nervous systems. Volume I: History of ideas, basic concepts and developmental mechanisms., pp. 17 - 40. Academic Press. Oxford.

WEBSTER BL, Copley RL, Jenner RA, MACKENZIE-DODDS JA, Bourlat SJ, Rota-Stabelli O, LITTLEWOOD DTJ, Telford MJ (2006) Mitogenomics and phylogenomics revial priapulid worms as extant models of the ancestral Ecdysozoan. Evolution and Development, 8 (6): 502 - 510. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2006.00123.x

Jenner RA (2005) Combating footnote status in evolutionary theory. null, 74 : 209 - 211.

Jenner R, Jenner RA, Scholtz G (2005) Playing another round of metazoan phylogenetics: historical epistemology, sensitivity analysis, and the position of Arthropoda within the Metazoa on the basis of morphology.. , Koenemann S, Jenner RA, Crustacea and Arthropod Relationships., pp. 355 - 385. CRC Press.

Jenner RA (2004) Libbie Henrietta Hyman (1888-1969): From developmental mechanics to the evolution of animal body plans. Journal of Experimental Zoology, (5): 413 - 423. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.21019

Jenner RA (2004) When molecules and morphology clash: reconciling conflicting phylogenies of the Metazoa by considering secondary character loss. Evolution and Development, 6 (5): 372 - 378. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2004.04045.x

Jenner RA (2004) The scientific status of metazoan cladistics: why current research practice must change. Zoologica Scripta, 33 (4): 293 - 310. doi: 10.1111/j.0300-3256.2004.00153.x

JENNER RONALD (2004) Accepting Partnership by Submission? Morphological Phylogenetics in a Molecular Millennium. Systematic Biology, 53 (2): 333 - 342. doi: 10.1080/10635150490423962

Jenner R, Jenner RA (2004) Towards a phylogeny of the Metazoa: evaluating alternative phylogenetic positions of Platyhelminthes, Nemertea, and Gnathostomulida, with a critical reappraisal of cladistic characters.. Contributions to Zoology, 73 : 3 - 163.

Jenner RA (2003) Unleashing the Force of Cladistics? Metazoan Phylogenetics and Hypothesis Testing. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 43 (1): 207 - 218. doi: 10.1093/icb/43.1.207

Jenner R, Jenner RA (2002) Boolean logic and character state identity: pitfalls of character coding in metazoan cladistics.. Contributions to Zoology, 71 : 67 - 91.

Galis F, Jenner RA (2001) The evolution of individuality and conflict mediation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 16 (10): 541 - 541. doi: 10.1016/S0169-5347(01)02315-1

Jenner RA (2001) Bilaterian Phylogeny and Uncritical Recycling of Morphological Data Sets. Systematic Biology, 50 (5): 730 - 742. doi: 10.1080/106351501753328857

Jenner RA (2001) Carrying metazoan phylogenetics forward in the 21st century.. Contributions to Zoology, 70 : 181 - 184.

Jenner RA (2001) [Review of] Multicellular animals. The phylogenetic system of the Metazoa. Volume II. null, 76 : 363 - 364.

Schram FR, Jenner RA (2001) The origin of Hexapoda: a crustacean perspective.. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N. S.), 37 : 243 - 264.

Jenner RA (2000) Evolution of animal body plans: the role of metazoan phylogeny at the interface between pattern and process. Evolution and Development, 2 (4): 208 - 221. doi: 10.1046/j.1525-142x.2000.00060.x

Jenner R, Jenner RA (1999) Metazoan phylogeny as a tool in evolutionary biology: current problems and discrepancies in application.. The Belgian Journal of Zoology, 129 : 245 - 261.

Jenner RA, Hof CHJ, Schram FR (1998) Palaeo- and archaeostomatopods (Hoplocarida, Crustacea) from the Bear Gulch Limestone, Mississipian (Namurian), of Central Montana.. Contributions to Zoology, 67 : 155 - 185.

Jenner R, Jenner RA (1998) Hierarchical organization and the structural-interactive hierarchy. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 194 : 457 - 460.

Highlighted publications

von Reumont BM, Campbell LI, Richter S, Hering L, Sykes D, et al (2014) A polychaete’s powerful punch: venom gland transcriptomics of Glycera reveals a complex cocktail of toxin homologs. Genome biology and evolution, 6 (9): 2406 - 2423. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evu190

Jenner RA (2014) Macroevolution of Animal Body Plans: Is There Science after the Tree?. BioScience, 64 (8): 653 - 664. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu099

von Reumont BM, Blanke A, Richter S, Alvarez F, Bleidorn C, et al (2014) The First Venomous Crustacean Revealed by Transcriptomics and Functional Morphology: Remipede Venom Glands Express a Unique Toxin Cocktail Dominated by Enzymes and a Neurotoxin. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 31 (1): 48 - 58. doi: 10.1093/molbev/mst199

JENNER RA, NiDhubhghaill C, Ferla MP, Wills MA (2009) Eumalacostracan phylogeny and total evidence: limitations of the usual suspects. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 9 (1)doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-9-21

Jenner RA, Wills MA (2007) The choice of model organisms in evo–devo. Nature Reviews Genetics, 8 (4): 311 - 314. doi: 10.1038/nrg2062