Dr Deborah Dawson

Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 0106
Email: d.a.dawson@sheffield.ac.uk
Webpage: www.shef.ac.uk/molecol/deborah-dawson
Publications: www.shef.ac.uk/molecol/deborah-dawson/publications



Manager of the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility at Sheffield


Research Associate, Dept of Biology (Zoology), University of Leicester

1996 & 1997

Research Associate, Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Israel


Research Assistant, Dept of Zoology, University of Leicester


Researcher, Dept of Genetics, University of Leicester

Research Interests

  • Conservation genetics
  • Mating systems & reproductive behaviour
  • Avian sex chromosomes & genomic architecture
  • Development of markers and techniques to enhance studies of molecular ecology
  • Studies of historical and contemporary population structure & genetic bottlenecks
  • Identification of species, hybrids, molecular systematics & phylogenetics

Selected Publications

Dawson, D.A., Brekke, P., dos Remedios, N., Horsburgh, G.J. (2015) A marker suitable for sex-typing birds from degraded samples. Conservation Genetics Resources 7: 337-343 [Open Access]

Dawson, D.A., Ball, A.D., Spurgin, L.G., et al. (2013) High-uility conserved avian microsatellite markers enable parentage and population studies across a wide range of species. BMC Genomics 14: 176

Dawson, D.A., Ã…kesson, M., Burke, T., Pemberton, J.M., Slate, J., Hansson, B. (2007) Gene order and recombination in homologous regions of the chicken and a passerine bird. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24: 1537-1552

Dawson, D.A., Burke, T., Hansson, B., Pandhal, J., Hale, M.C., Hinten, G.N., Slate, J. (2006) A predicted microsatellite map of the passerine genome based on chicken- passerine sequence similarity. Molecular Ecology 15: 1299-1320

Dawson, D.A., Darby, S., Hunter, F.M., Krupa, A.P., Jones, I.L., Burke, T. (2001) A critique of CHD-based molecular sexing protocols illustrated by a Z-chromosome polymorphism detected in auklets. Molecular Ecology Notes 1: 201-204

A full list of publications is available here and many of the articles can be downloaded from my Researchgate profile.