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Simone MacmilResearch Fellow

MSc(Baroda), PhD(Oklahoma)

Tel +64 3 364 1222

Research Interests

  • G-quadruplex DNA, Next Generation DNA Sequencing, analysis and annotation
  • Whole Genome Sequencing
  • Whole Exome sequencing
  • Targeted Re-sequencing
  • Transcriptomes- EST profiling
  • De Novo Assembly
  • Microbial genomics
  • Protocol optimization and automation
  • Protein purification
  • Enzyme assays and kinetics
  • Tissue culture


Cree, S., Maggo, S., Slow, S., Ton, K., de Jong, L., Anderson, T., Pearson, J., Miller, A., Walker, L., Murdoch, D., & Kennedy, M. (2017). Long read nanopore sequencing in the laboratory. Proceedings of the MapNet Conference. Retrieved from

de Jong, L. C., Cree, S., Lattimore, V., Wiggins, G. A. R., Spurdle, A. B., kConFab Investigators, Miller, A., Kennedy, M. A., & Walker, L. C. (2017). Nanopore sequencing of full-length BRCA1 mRNA transcripts reveals co-occurrence of known exon skipping events. Breast Cancer Research, 19, 127. doi: 10.1186/s13058-017-0919-1

Maggo, S. D. S., Chua, E. W., Chin, P., Cree, S., Pearson, J., Doogue, M., & Kennedy, M. A. (2017). A New Zealand platform to enable genetic investigation of adverse drug reactions. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1466), 62-69. Retrieved from

Kennedy, M. A., Maggo, S. D. S., Foulds, J., Luty, S., Chua, E. W., Cree, S., Ton, K., Liau, Y., Miller, A. L., Chin, P., … Doogue, M. (2017). DNA banking and genetic analysis of adverse drug reactions in the New Zealand healthcare setting. Proceedings of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual Meeting. 2123. Retrieved from

Cree, S. L., Fredericks, R., Miller, A., Pearce, F. G., Filichev, V., Fee, C., & Kennedy, M. A. (2016). DNA G-quadruplexes show strong interaction with DNA methyltransferases in vitro. FEBS Letters, 590(17), 2870-2883. doi: 10.1002/1873-3468.12331

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