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Centre for Translational Cancer Research staff profile

Dr Rob Weeks

PositionSenior Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Pathology (Dunedin)
QualificationsPhD
Research summaryCancer genetics

Research

Rob works with Professor Ian Morison. His interest is the control of mammalian gene expression and cancer.

Publications

Ludgate, J. L., Weeks, R. J., & Morison, I. M. (2021). Aberrant immunoglobulin kappa locus rearrangement in a patient with CARD11-related B cell lymphocytosis. Journal of Clinical Immunology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10875-021-01114-3

Almomani, S. N., Alsaleh, A. A., Weeks, R. J., Chatterjee, A., Day, R. C., Honda, I., … Fukuzawa, R., Slatter, T. L., Hung, N. A., Devenish, C., Morison, I. M., & Macaulay, E. C. (2021). Identification and validation of DNA methylation changes in pre-eclampsia. Placenta, 110, 16-23. doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2021.05.005

Mayyas, I. M., Weeks, R. J., Day, R. C., Magrath, H. E., O’Connor, K. M., Kardailsky, O., Hore, T. A., Hampton, M. B., & Morison, I. M. (2020). Hairpin-bisulfite sequencing of cells exposed to decitabine documents the process of DNA demethylation. Epigenetics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/15592294.2020.1861169

Weeks, R. J., Ludgate, J. L., Le Mée, G., Khanal, R., Mehta, S., Williams, G., Slatter, T. L., Braithwaite, A. W., & Morison, I. M. (2020). Silencing of Testin expression is a frequent event in spontaneous lymphomas from Trp53-mutant mice. Scientific Reports, 10, 16255. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-73229-3

Smith, J., Sen, S., Weeks, R. J., Eccles, M. R., & Chatterjee, A. (2020). Promoter DNA hypermethylation and paradoxical gene activation. Trends in Cancer, 6(5), 392-406. doi: 10.1016/j.trecan.2020.02.007

Almomani, S. N., Alsaleh, A. A., Weeks, R. J., Chatterjee, A., Day, R. C., Honda, I., … Fukuzawa, R., Slatter, T. L., Hung, N. A., Devenish, C., Morison, I. M., & Macaulay, E. C. (2021). Identification and validation of DNA methylation changes in pre-eclampsia. Placenta, 110, 16-23. doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2021.05.005

Journal - Research Article

Mayyas, I. M., Weeks, R. J., Day, R. C., Magrath, H. E., O’Connor, K. M., Kardailsky, O., Hore, T. A., Hampton, M. B., & Morison, I. M. (2020). Hairpin-bisulfite sequencing of cells exposed to decitabine documents the process of DNA demethylation. Epigenetics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/15592294.2020.1861169

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Weeks, R. J., Ludgate, J. L., Le Mée, G., Khanal, R., Mehta, S., Williams, G., Slatter, T. L., Braithwaite, A. W., & Morison, I. M. (2020). Silencing of Testin expression is a frequent event in spontaneous lymphomas from Trp53-mutant mice. Scientific Reports, 10, 16255. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-73229-3

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Gamage, T. K. J. B., Schierding, W., Hurley, D., Tsai, P., Ludgate, J. L., Bhoothpur, C., … Weeks, R. J., Macaulay, E. C., & James, J. L. (2018). The role of DNA methylation in human trophoblast differentiation. Epigenetics, 13(12), 1154-1173. doi: 10.1080/15592294.2018.1549462

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Gamage, T. K. J. B., Schierding, W., Tsai, P., Ludgate, J. L., Chamley, L. W., Weeks, R. J., Macaulay, E. C., & James, J. L. (2018). Human trophoblasts are primarily distinguished from somatic cells by differences in the pattern rather than the degree of global CpG methylation. Biology Open, 7, bio034884. doi: 10.1242/bio.034884

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Halliday, B. J., Fukuzawa, R., Markie, D. M., Grundy, R. G., Ludgate, J. L., Black, M. A., … Weeks, R. J., … Morison, I. M. (2018). Germline mutations and somatic inactivation of TRIM28 in Wilms tumour. PLoS Genetics, 14(6), e1007399. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1007399

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Sharp, P. A., Clarkson, R., Hussain, A., Weeks, R. J., & Morison, I. M. (2018). DNA methylation of hepatic iron sensing genes and the regulation of hepcidin expression. PLoS ONE, 13(5), e0197863. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0197863

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Chatterjee, A., Macaulay, E. C., Ahn, A., Ludgate, J. L., Stockwell, P. A., Weeks, R. J., Parry, M. F., Foster, T. J., … Eccles, M. R., & Morison, I. M. (2017). Comparative assessment of DNA methylation patterns between reduced representation bisulfite sequencing and Sequenom EpiTyper methylation analysis. Epigenomics, 9(6), 823-832. doi: 10.2217/epi-2016-0176

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Weeks, R. J., Ludgate, J. L., LeMée, G., & Morison, I. M. (2016). TESTIN induces rapid death and suppresses proliferation in childhood B acute lymphoblastic leukaemia cells. PLoS ONE, 11(3), e0151341. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151341

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Chatterjee, A., Stockwell, P. A., Rodger, E. J., Duncan, E. J., Parry, M. F., Weeks, R. J., & Morison, I. M. (2015). Genome-wide DNA methylation map of human neutrophils reveals widespread inter-individual epigenetic variation. Scientific Reports, 5, 17328. doi: 10.1038/srep17328

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Ludgate, J. L., Le Mée, G., Fukuzawa, R., Rodger, E. J., Weeks, R. J., Reeve, A. E., & Morison, I. M. (2013). Global demethylation in loss of imprinting subtype of Wilms tumor. Genes Chromosomes & Cancer, 52(2), 174-184. doi: 10.1002/gcc.22017

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Chatterjee, A., Rodger, E. J., Stockwell, P. A., Weeks, R. J., & Morison, I. M. (2012). Technical considerations for reduced representation bisulfite sequencing with multiplexed libraries. Journal of Biomedicine & Biotechnology, 2012, 741542. doi: 10.1155/2012/741542

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Macaulay, E. C., Weeks, R. J., Andrews, S., & Morison, I. M. (2011). Hypomethylation of functional retrotransposon-derived genes in the human placenta. Mammalian Genome, 22, 722-735. doi: 10.1007/s00335-011-9355-1

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Weeks, R. J., Kees, U. R., Song, S., & Morison, I. M. (2010). Silencing of TESTIN by dense biallelic promoter methylation is the most common molecular event in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Molecular Cancer, 9, 163. doi: 10.1186/1476-4598-9-163

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Fukuzawa, R., Anaka, M. R., Weeks, R. J., Morison, I. M., & Reeve, A. E. (2009). Canonical WNT signalling determines lineage specificity in Wilms tumour. Oncogene, 28(8), 1063-1075. doi: 10.1038/onc.2008.455

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Zou, D., Yoon, H.-S., Perez, D., Weeks, R. J., Guilford, P., & Humar, B. (2009). Epigenetic silencing in non-neoplastic epithelia identifies E-cadherin (CDH1) as a target for chemoprevention of lobular neoplasia. Journal of Pathology, 218(2), 265-272. doi: 10.1002/path.2541

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Morison, I. M., Cramer Bordé, E. M., Cheesman, E. J., Cheong, P. L., Holyoake, A. J., Fichelson, S., Weeks, R. J., Lo, A., Davies, S. M. K., Wilbanks, S. M., Fagerlund, R. D., Ludgate, M. W., da Silva Tatley, F. M., Coker, M. S. A., Bockett, N. A., Hughes, G., Pippig, D. A., Smith, M. P., … Ledgerwood, E. C. (2008). A mutation of human cytochrome c enhances the intrinsic apoptotic pathway but causes only thrombocytopenia. Nature Genetics, 40(4), 387-389. doi: 10.1038/ng.103

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Hall, G. D., Smith, B., Weeks, R. J., Selby, P. J., Southgate, J., & Chester, J. D. (2006). Novel urothelium specific gene expression identified by differential display reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. Journal of Urology, 175, 337-342.

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Weeks, R. J., & Morison, I. M. (2006). Detailed methylation analysis of CpG islands on human chromosome region 9p21. Genes Chromosomes & Cancer, 45(4), 357-364.

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Hall, G. D., Weeks, R. J., Olsburgh, J., Southgate, J., Knowles, M. A., Selby, P. J., & Chester, J. D. (2005). Transcriptional control of the human urothelial-specific gene, uroplakin Ia. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: Gene Structure & Expression, 1729, 126-134.

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Olsburgh, J., Harnden, P., Weeks, R., Smith, B., Joyce, A., Hall, G., … Southgate, J. (2003). Uroplakin gene expression in normal human tissues and locally advanced bladder cancer. Journal of Pathology, 199(1), 41-49.

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Olsburgh, J., Weeks, R., Selby, P., & Southgate, J. (2002). Human uroplakin lb gene structure and promoter analysis. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: Gene Structure & Expression, 1576, 163-170.

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Elder, R. H., Jansen, J. G., Weeks, R., Willington, M. A., Deans, B., Watson, A. J., & ... (1998). Alkylpurine-DNA-N-glycosylase knockout mice show increased susceptibility to induction of mutations by methyl methanesulfonate. Molecular & Cellular Biology, 18(10), 5828-5837.

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Ludgate, J. L., Weeks, R. J., & Morison, I. M. (2021). Aberrant immunoglobulin kappa locus rearrangement in a patient with CARD11-related B cell lymphocytosis. Journal of Clinical Immunology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10875-021-01114-3

Journal - Research Other

Smith, J., Sen, S., Weeks, R. J., Eccles, M. R., & Chatterjee, A. (2020). Promoter DNA hypermethylation and paradoxical gene activation. Trends in Cancer, 6(5), 392-406. doi: 10.1016/j.trecan.2020.02.007

Journal - Research Other

Urbano, A., Smith, J., Weeks, R. J., & Chatterjee, A. (2019). Gene-specific targeting of DNA methylation in the mammalian genome. Cancers, 11(10), 1515. doi: 10.3390/cancers11101515

Journal - Research Other

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