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Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

Research

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Research projects

  • 'DNA barcoding' (DNA-based identification of organism) of plants
  • UK Biodiversity Programme
  • Climate Change Research Group
  • Diversity Arrays Technology (DArT), a whole-genome molecular technique for systematic and evolutionary studies in non-model organisms
  • plant systematics, developmental genetics and evolution

Darwin200

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In addition to my research role, during the period 2007-2009 I am also coordinating science projects relating to Darwin200, the anniversary period running from July 2008 - Nobember 2009 and encompassing three major scientific anniversaries relating to the legacy of Charles Darwin. These projects aim to both celebrate and do original, question-driven scientific research in keeping with Darwin's legacy.

Darwin200 science projects

  • Saving Darwin’s muse: evolutionary genetics for the recovery of the Floreana mockingbird
  • Surveying, conserving and digitising Charles Darwin's NHM specimen heritage

Biography

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Education

2002 • PhD, Dept of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
1996 • BSc with honors, Dept of Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA

Employment

2007-present • Postdoctoral research assistant/Darwin200 science coordinator, Dept of Botany, NHM, London, UK
2003-2007 • Postdoctoral research assistant, Dept of Botany, NHM, London, UK
2002 • Postdoctoral research assistant, Dept of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
1994-6 • Undergraduate research assistant, Dept of Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA

Publications

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Publications
2009
  • CBOL Plant Working Group ( 2009 ) A DNA barcode for land plants PNAS 106: 31 : 12794-12797 . PNAS | 10.1073/pnas.0905845106
  • Karen E. James ( 2009 ) The new Beagle: a flagship for science in a new age of sail Zoologica Scripta . Zoologica Scripta | doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2009.00403.x
  • Richard M. Bateman, Karen E. James, Yi-Bo Luo, Robert K. Lauri, Timothy Fulcher,
    Phillip J. Cribb and Mark W. Chase ( 2009 ) Molecular phylogenetics and morphological reappraisal of the Platanthera clade (Orchidaceae: Orchidinae) prompts expansion of the generic limits of Galearis and Platanthera Annals of Botany 104 : 431-435 . Annals of Botany | 10.1093/aob/mcp089
2008
  • James KE, Schneider H, Ansell SW, Evers M, Robba L, Uszynski G, Pedersen N, Newton AE, Russell SJ, Vogel JC, Kilian A ( 2008 ) Diversity Arrays Technology (DArT) for Pan-Genomic Evolutionary Studies of Non-Model Organisms PLoS ONE 3(2) : e1682 . 10.1371/journal.pone.0001682
2006
  • Bateman RM, Rudall PJ and James, KE ( 2006 ) Phylogenetic context, generic affinities and evolutionary origin of the enigmatic Balkan orchid Gymnadenia frivaldii Hampe ex Griseb. Taxon 55 : 107-118 . Taxon
2004
  • Dorman JB, James KE, Fraser SE, Kiehart DP, Berg CA ( 2004 ) bullwinkle is required for epithelial morphogenesis during Drosophila oogenesis Developmental Biology 267 (2) : 320-341 . 10.1016/j.ydbio.2003.10.020
2003
  • James KE, Berg CA ( 2003 ) Temporal comparison of Broad-Complex expression during eggshell appendage patterning and morphogenesis in two Drosophila species with different eggshell appendage numbers. Mechanisms of Development - Gene Expression Patterns 3 (5) : 629-634 . 10.1016/S1567-133X(03)00136-4
2002
  • James KE, Dorman JB and Berg CA ( 2002 ) Mosaic analyses reveal the function of Drosophila Ras in embryonic dorsoventral patterning and dorsal follicle cell morphogenesis. Development 129 (9) : 2209-2222 . Development