Dr Andrew Briscoe

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Genomic Technologies Manager and Scientific Lead

Department: Core Research Laboratories
Division: Molecular Biology Laboratories

Grants

Next generation monitoring of urban biodiversity using citizen science
Role: Principal investigatorTweddle J
Co-investigator: West S
Funding: National Geographic Society
Total value £14,864 (to Museum £14,864)
Dates: 2018 - 2019

Other projects

Molluscan deep-sea diversity
Role: Member
Funding: Museum development

Publications

Monnens M, Thijs S, Briscoe AG, Clark M, Frost EJ, Littlewood DTJ, Sewell M, Smeets K, Artois T, Vanhove MPM (2020) The first mitochondrial genomes of endosymbiotic rhabdocoels illustrate evolutionary relaxation of atp8 and genome plasticity in flatworms. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 162 : 454 - 469. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.06.025

Laurito M, Briscoe AG, Almirón WR, Harbach RE (2018) Systematics of the Culex coronator complex (Diptera: Culicidae): morphological and molecular assessment. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 182 (4) : 735 - 757. doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx053

Harbach RE, Dallimore T, Briscoe AG, Culverwell CL, Vaux AGC, Medlock JM (null) Aedes nigrinus (Eckstein, 1918) (Diptera, Culicidae), a new country record for England, contrasted with Aedes sticticus (Meigen, 1838). ZooKeys, 671 : 119 - 130. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.671.12477

Williams ST, Foster PG, Hughes C, Harper EM, Taylor JD, Littlewood DTJ, Dyal P, Hopkins KP, Briscoe AG (2017) Curious bivalves: Systematic utility and unusual properties of anomalodesmatan mitochondrial genomes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 110 : 60 - 72. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.03.004

Hartikainen H, Bass D, Briscoe AG, Knipe H, Green AJ, Okamura B (2016) Assessing myxozoan presence and diversity using environmental DNA. International Journal for Parasitology, 46 (12) : 781 - 792. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2016.07.006

Briscoe AG, Waeschenbach A (2016) High-throughput sequencing of complete mitochondrial genomes, In: Marine Genomics Methods and Protocols, Bourlat S (Eds). Springer :

Brodie J, Williamson C, Barker GL, Walker RH, Briscoe A, Yallop M (2016) Characterising the microbiome ofCorallina officinalis, a dominant calcified intertidal red alga. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92 (8) : fiw110 - fiw110. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiw110

Briscoe AG, Bray RA, Brabec J, Littlewood DTJ (2016) The mitochondrial genome and ribosomal operon of Brachycladium goliath (Digenea: Brachycladiidae) recovered from a stranded minke whale. Parasitology International, 65 (3) : 271 - 275. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2016.02.004

Maddock ST, Briscoe AG, Wilkinson M, Waeschenbach A, San Mauro D, Day JJ, Littlewood DTJ, Foster PG, Nussbaum RA, Gower DJ (null) Next-Generation Mitogenomics: A Comparison of Approaches Applied to Caecilian Amphibian Phylogeny. PLOS ONE, 11 (6) : e0156757 - e0156757. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156757

Williamson C, Yesson C, Briscoe AG, Brodie J (2016) Complete mitochondrial genome of the geniculate calcified red alga, Corallina officinalis (Corallinales, Rhodophyta). Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 1 (1) : 326 - 327. doi: 10.1080/23802359.2016.1172048

Briscoe AG, Sivell D, Harbach RE (2017) The complete mitochondrial genome of Dixella aestivalis (Diptera: Nematocera: Dixidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part A, 28 (1) : 83 - 84. doi: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1110809

Jabbar A, Littlewood DTJ, Mohandas N, Briscoe AG, Foster PG, Müller F, von Samson-Himmelstjerna G, Jex AR, Gasser RB (2014) The mitochondrial genome of Parascaris univalens - implications for a “forgotten” parasite. Parasites & Vectors, 7 (1) : 428 - 428. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-7-428

Briscoe AG, Hopkins KP, Waeschenbach A (2016) High-Throughput Sequencing of Complete Mitochondrial Genomes, In: Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer New York : 45 - 64.

Courses taught

Short course: Integrating molecules with taxonomy and systematics
, London
5/2018.

Short course: Molecular diagnostics for species identification and evolutionary analysis
Natural History Museum, London
2/2018.

MSc: Molecular systematics
12/2016.

Invited and keynote speaker

Metabarcoding in the city: developing DNA methods for urban nature conservation, UK DNA Working Group Annual Conference: London, United Kingdom, 27/1/2020.

Introduction
Projects

Grants

Next generation monitoring of urban biodiversity using citizen science
Role: Principal investigatorTweddle J
Co-investigator: West S
Funding: National Geographic Society
Total value £14,864 (to Museum £14,864)
Dates: 2018 - 2019

Other projects

Molluscan deep-sea diversity
Role: Member
Funding: Museum development

Publications

Publications

Monnens M, Thijs S, Briscoe AG, Clark M, Frost EJ, Littlewood DTJ, Sewell M, Smeets K, Artois T, Vanhove MPM (2020) The first mitochondrial genomes of endosymbiotic rhabdocoels illustrate evolutionary relaxation of atp8 and genome plasticity in flatworms. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 162 : 454 - 469. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.06.025

Laurito M, Briscoe AG, Almirón WR, Harbach RE (2018) Systematics of the Culex coronator complex (Diptera: Culicidae): morphological and molecular assessment. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 182 (4) : 735 - 757. doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx053

Harbach RE, Dallimore T, Briscoe AG, Culverwell CL, Vaux AGC, Medlock JM (null) Aedes nigrinus (Eckstein, 1918) (Diptera, Culicidae), a new country record for England, contrasted with Aedes sticticus (Meigen, 1838). ZooKeys, 671 : 119 - 130. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.671.12477

Williams ST, Foster PG, Hughes C, Harper EM, Taylor JD, Littlewood DTJ, Dyal P, Hopkins KP, Briscoe AG (2017) Curious bivalves: Systematic utility and unusual properties of anomalodesmatan mitochondrial genomes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 110 : 60 - 72. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.03.004

Hartikainen H, Bass D, Briscoe AG, Knipe H, Green AJ, Okamura B (2016) Assessing myxozoan presence and diversity using environmental DNA. International Journal for Parasitology, 46 (12) : 781 - 792. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2016.07.006

Briscoe AG, Waeschenbach A (2016) High-throughput sequencing of complete mitochondrial genomes, In: Marine Genomics Methods and Protocols, Bourlat S (Eds). Springer :

Brodie J, Williamson C, Barker GL, Walker RH, Briscoe A, Yallop M (2016) Characterising the microbiome ofCorallina officinalis, a dominant calcified intertidal red alga. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92 (8) : fiw110 - fiw110. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiw110

Briscoe AG, Bray RA, Brabec J, Littlewood DTJ (2016) The mitochondrial genome and ribosomal operon of Brachycladium goliath (Digenea: Brachycladiidae) recovered from a stranded minke whale. Parasitology International, 65 (3) : 271 - 275. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2016.02.004

Maddock ST, Briscoe AG, Wilkinson M, Waeschenbach A, San Mauro D, Day JJ, Littlewood DTJ, Foster PG, Nussbaum RA, Gower DJ (null) Next-Generation Mitogenomics: A Comparison of Approaches Applied to Caecilian Amphibian Phylogeny. PLOS ONE, 11 (6) : e0156757 - e0156757. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156757

Williamson C, Yesson C, Briscoe AG, Brodie J (2016) Complete mitochondrial genome of the geniculate calcified red alga, Corallina officinalis (Corallinales, Rhodophyta). Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 1 (1) : 326 - 327. doi: 10.1080/23802359.2016.1172048

Briscoe AG, Sivell D, Harbach RE (2017) The complete mitochondrial genome of Dixella aestivalis (Diptera: Nematocera: Dixidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part A, 28 (1) : 83 - 84. doi: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1110809

Jabbar A, Littlewood DTJ, Mohandas N, Briscoe AG, Foster PG, Müller F, von Samson-Himmelstjerna G, Jex AR, Gasser RB (2014) The mitochondrial genome of Parascaris univalens - implications for a “forgotten” parasite. Parasites & Vectors, 7 (1) : 428 - 428. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-7-428

Briscoe AG, Hopkins KP, Waeschenbach A (2016) High-Throughput Sequencing of Complete Mitochondrial Genomes, In: Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer New York : 45 - 64.

Teaching and students

Courses taught

Short course: Integrating molecules with taxonomy and systematics
, London
5/2018.

Short course: Molecular diagnostics for species identification and evolutionary analysis
Natural History Museum, London
2/2018.

MSc: Molecular systematics
12/2016.

Impact and outreach

Invited and keynote speaker

Metabarcoding in the city: developing DNA methods for urban nature conservation, UK DNA Working Group Annual Conference: London, United Kingdom, 27/1/2020.