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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. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2014). Relevance of G-quadruplex structures to pharmacogenetics. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 5, 160. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2014.00160

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

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

Cree, S. L., Miller, A. L., Chua, E. W., Maggo, S., & Kennedy, M. A. (2015, August). Long-read nanopore Sequencing for the detection of genetic polymorphisms in the CYP2D6 gene. Verbal presentation at the 7th Annual New Zealand Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Chua, E. W., Cree, S., Barclay, M. L., Doudney, K., Lehnert, K., Aitchison, A., & Kennedy, M. A. (2015). Exome sequencing and array-based comparative genomic hybridisation analysis of preferential 6-methylmercaptopurine producers. Pharmacogenomics Journal, 15, 414-421. doi: 10.1038/tpj.2015.9

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