Employment History

2015 –
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
        Genomics and Regulatory Systems Unit
            Postdoctoral Research Scientist
            Supervisor: Dr NM Luscombe

2014 –  2015
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
        Integrative Systems Biology Unit
            Postdoctoral Research Scientist
            Supervisor: Dr T Marquez-Lago

2013 – 2014
    Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Germany
        Experimental Evolution Group
            Postdoctoral Research Scientist
            Supervisor: Dr D Greig

2010 – 2013
    Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Germany
        Population Genetics Group
            Postdoctoral Research Scientist
            Supervisor: Dr FA Reed

Teaching & Administration
2012 – 2013
    University College London, UK
        Ecological Genetics Field Course in Zahara de los Atunes, Spain  
            Supervisor: Dr D Greig
            Practical Demonstrator

2008 – 2009
    University of South Australia, Australia
        Biology I
            Supervisor: Dr S Gentili
            Practical Demonstrator

2004 – 2009
    University Of Adelaide, Australia
        Genetics III
            Supervisor: Dr JM Kelly
            Practical Demonstrator

2008 – 2009
    University of Adelaide, Australia
        Safety Officer
            Supervisor: Mr A Richardson
            Writing risk assessments (RAs) & standard operating procedures (SOPs)


Journal Articles

Denton, JA & Gokhale, CS (2019) Synthetic symbiosis and the intervention dilemma. Life. 9(1), 15.

Denton, JA & Reynolds, CS (2018) Limping Along and Lagging Behind: The Law and Emerging Gene Technologies. James Cook University Law Review. 24 (61-75).

Bryk, J, Reeves, RG, Reed FA & Denton*, JA (2017) Transcriptional effects of a positive feedback circuit in Drosophila melanogaster. BMC Genomics. 18(10) 990.
*Corresponding author

Denton JA*, Ghosh A* & Marquez-Lago TT (2015) Asymmetrical inheritance of plasmids depends on dynamic cellular geometry and volume exclusion effects. PLOS ONE 10(10). 
* These authors contributed equally and are presented in alphabetical order.

Rogers DW, Denton JA, McConnell E & Greig D (2015) Experimental Evolution of Species Recognition. Current Biology 25(13).

Reeves RG, Bryk J, Altrock PM, Denton JA & Reed FA (2014) First steps towards underdominant genetic transformation of insect populations. PLOS ONE 9(5).

Reeves RG, Denton JA, Santucci F, Bryk J & Reed, FA (2012) Scientific Standards and GM Insects. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 6(1).

Denton JA & Kelly JM (2011) Disruption of Trichoderma reesei cre2, encoding an ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase, results in increased cellulase activity. BMC Biotechnology 11:103.

Recent Conference Presentations

Denton JA & Gokhale CS (2016) Modelling Hypcercycles in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Evolutionary Systems Biology: From Model Organisms to Human Disease, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK. (Poster)

Denton JA, Reed FA & Reeves RG (2012) Hiddenpitfalls: How much information does a biotechnology regulator need? International Conference on Modern Biotechnologies: Sustainable Innovations and Regulatory Needs. Penang, Malaysia. (Talk)


2011 – 2017
    Bachelor of Laws (Graduate) (Honours)
        Charles Darwin University, Australia

2004 – 2010
    Doctorate of Philosophy (Genetics)
        University of Adelaide, Australia
        Supervisor: Dr JM Kelly
        Thesis Title: From Model Organism to Industrial Workhorse

2004 – 2007
    Graduate Certificate in Computer Science
        University of Adelaide, Australia

    Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Genetics)
        Supervisor: Dr JM Kelly
        Thesis Title: The regulation of cellulase encoding genes in Aspergillus nidulans

1999 - 2002
    Bachelor of Science
        University of Adelaide, Australia
        Subject Areas: Genetics & Psychology


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