Arthropod Phylogenomics:
Resume of Dr S. Longhorn
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     2008 - 2010       Post-Doctoral Fellow. The National University of Ireland (NUIM), Maynooth, Ireland.
             Project: ‘Evolutionary systems biology of arthropod senses’.
             Principal Investigator: Dr. Davide Pisani, Dr. Stuart Longhorn
             Funding: IRCSET

    2007 (4 months)     Associate Visiting Researcher. The Natural History Museum (NHM), London, UK
             Project: ‘Radiation of the Holometabolan insects’
             Principal Investigator: Dr. Alfried Vogler, Dr Joan Pons
             Funding: NERC

     2005 - 2006        Post Doctoral Fellow. Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA
             Project: ‘Mitogenomic analysis of the arachnid orders’
             Principal Investigators: Dr. Susan Masta, Dr. Jeffrey Boore.
             Funding: NSF

     2001 - 2006        Ph.D. Imperial College / Natural History Museum, London, UK
             Thesis: ‘Phylogenomic approaches to Arthropod Systematics’.
             Supervisor. Prof Alfried Vogler, Dr. Peter Foster.
             Examiners: Dr. Max. Telford (UCL), Dr. James McInerney (Maynooth).
             Funding: BBSRC

     2000 - 2001       M.Sc. Distinction. Imperial College, London, UK.
           Master's. Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity.
           Thesis: ‘Genetic evaluation of CITES II spiders of the genus Brachypelma’
           Supervisor. Prof Alfried Vogler. Examiner: Prof. Godfrey Hewitt. (UEA)

     1997 - 2000      B.Sc. (Hons) 1st class. Southampton University, Hampshire, UK.
           Bachelor's Honours, in Zoology.
           Supervisors. Prof John Allen, Dr Gagan Lushai (Southampton)


     PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

       Longhorn, S., and D. Pisani (2010). Innovative visual capacities in arthropods, adaptation through gene
       duplication. (Poster, ICSB: Systems Biology, Functional Genomics and Biological Networks, Edinburgh).

       Longhorn, S., and S. Masta (2010). Towards resolution of the arachnid phylogeny with molecular data, new
       mitogenomes from several arachnid orders. (Speaker: 18th Int. Congress Arachnology, Siedlce, Poland).

       Longhorn, S., and D. Pisani (2010). The role of gene-duplication in the innovative adaptation of arthropod
       senses as a driving force behind their biodiversity. (Poster: SMBE, Lyon, France).

       Longhorn, S. Rota-Stabelli, O. Campbell, L. [et al.] (2010). Molecular perspective on extant chelicerates,
       inferences from phylogenomics, mitogenomics and miRNAs. (Speaker: Int. Paleo. Congress, London,
       Chelicerate Symposium)

       Longhorn, S. and D. Pisani (2010). Insights on the sensory capabilities of extant lineages of arthropods
       in a node date framework. (Speaker: Int. Paleo. Congress, London)

       Longhorn, S., and D. Pisani (2010). Adaptive evolution of arthropod senses in the ancient environment?
       (Poster VIBE, Evolutionary biology Meeting, Dublin, Ireland)

       Longhorn, S., and D. Pisani. (2009). Molecular Palaeobiology: How could changes in the ancient environment
       shape the arthropod senses? (Poster, IRCSET Meeting, Dublin, Ireland)

       Voger, A. and S. Longhorn. (2009). Transcriptome sequences in insects.
       (Invited Speaker Vogler, Cladistics, Singapore)

       Longhorn, S., Pons, J. Foster, P. Hughes, J. and A.P. Vogler (2008). Defining the Holometabola using
       phylogenomic data from Strepsiptera. (Invited Speaker. ESA Congress, Nevada, USA).

       Longhorn, S. Masta, S. and J. Boore (2008). Arachnid mitogenomics; structure, rate of change and bias.
       (Invited Speaker, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington Texas, USA)

       Longhorn, S. (2007). Entendiendo a las tarántulas protegidas utilizando ADN: Relaciones entre
       especies y conservación. (Invited Speaker, Univ. Autonomia de Mexico [UNAM], Mexico)

       Longhorn, S., Masta, S. and J. Boore (2007). Diversity of molecular evolution in arachnid mitochondrial
       genomes. (Speaker: 17th Int. Congress Arachnology, Rio de Janerio, Brazil).

       Longhorn, S. and A. Vogler (2007). Molecular hyperdiversity of Arthropods: Transcriptomics to Mitogenomics.
`        (Invited Speaker, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany)

       Longhorn, S. and A. Vogler (2007). Insights on Brachypelma tarantulas from DNA, information and limitations.
        (Invited Speaker, DeArGe; e.V. stattfinden, Bonn , Germany)

      Longhorn, S. and S. Masta (2006). Ameliorating the Effects of Mutation Biases in Phylogenetic Analyses of
       Arachnid Mt. Genomes (Speaker & Symposium Chair: SMBE, Arizona, USA).

      Longhorn, S. and S. Masta (2006). Substitution Dynamics of Mitochondrial Genome Evolution in Arachnids
       (Poster: EVO-WIBO Conference, Washington, USA).

      Longhorn, S., A. Papadopolou and A.P. Vogler (2005).Codon usage of Insect Ribosomal Proteins, and the
      Enigmatic Order Strepsiptera (Speaker: Phylogenomic Conference, Quebec, Canada).

      Longhorn, S. (2005). Arthropod Diversity: Understanding Patterns of Bio-diverse Fauna
      (Invited Seminar Speaker: Portland State University, Oregon, USA).

      Longhorn, S. and S. Masta (2005). Phylogenetic Implications of Mutation Biases in Arachnid Mitochondrial
      Genomes (Speaker: American Arachnological Society, Ohio. USA).

      Longhorn, S. and A. Vogler (2005). Understanding Tarantulas using DNA
      (Invited Speaker: 3rd conference of the British Tarantula Society, Bristol, UK).

      Longhorn, S., J. Hughes and A. Vogler (2005). A foundation for insect phylogenomics: Shallow EST sampling
      for 34 species. (Poster: 8th Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseille [J. Hughes Presenting])

      Longhorn, S. and A.P. Vogler (2004). Conservation Genetics of CITES II Protected Tarantula Spiders
      (Speaker: 16th International Congress of Arachnology, Ghent, Belgium).

      Longhorn, S. (2004). Building trees from ESTs: What can Ribosomal Proteins tell us about Metazoan
      Phylogenies? (Speaker: Hennig Society XXIII, MNH, Paris, France). In: Cladistics (2004) 20(6):583-608
      www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1096-0031.2004.00035.x

      Longhorn, S. and A.P. Vogler (2004). Phylogenies from ESTs. (Poster:Imperial College, London, UK).

      Longhorn, S. (2004). Phylogenomic Analysis of Nuclear Genes of Arthropoda’
      (Invited Speaker: London Research Network, University College London, UK).

      Longhorn, S. and A.P. Vogler (2003). Phylogenomic Analysis of the Translational Machinery: Ribosomal
       Proteins in Arthropoda. (Speaker: 5th Systematists forum, Kew, Richmond, UK).

      Vogler, A.P. S. Longhorn, et al (2003). Expressed Sequence Tags to Establish Basal Relationships in Coleoptera
      Entomological Society of America, Cincinnati, OH, USA [A.P. Vogler Presenting].

      Longhorn, S. (2003). Ribosomal Proteins in Systematics (Poster: NHM, London, UK).

  

     PUBLICATIONS AND THESES

     Rota-Stabelli, O. Campbell, L., Brinkmann, H., Edgecombe, G.D., Longhorn, S.J., Peterson, K.J., Pisani, D.
      Philippe, H., and M.J. Telford. (2011/In Press). A congruent solution to the arthropod phylogeny:
      Phylogenomics, microRNAs and morphology support a monophyletic Mandibulata. Proceedings of the Royal
      Society, Series B. 278(1703):298-306.

     Masta, S.E., McCall, A.D. and Longhorn, S.J. (2010). Rare genomic changes and mitochondrial
      sequences support novel relationships among the sea spiders (Arthropoda, Pycnogonida). Molecular
      Phylogenetics and Evolution 57(1):59-70.

     Gabriel, R. and Longhorn, S.J. (2010/In Press). Re-description of holotypes for Mygalarachnae and
      Harpaxictis Simon with rebuttal of synonymy with Sericopelma. Revista Iberica de Arachnologia.

     Longhorn, S.J., Pohl, H. and A. Vogler (2010). Ribosomal protein genes of holometabolan insects reject the
      Halteria, instead revealing a close affinity of Strepsiptera with Coleoptera. Molecular Phylogenetics
      and Evolution 55(3):846-59.

     Masta, S.E., Longhorn, S.J., and J.L. Boore. (2009). Arachnid relationships based on mitochondrial genomes:
      asymmetric nucleotide and amino acid bias affects phylogenetic analyses. Molecular Phylogenetics and
      Evolution 50(1):117-28.

     Longhorn, S.J., P.G. Foster and A.P. Vogler (2007). The nematode-arthropod clade revisited: Phylogenomic
     analyses from ribosomal protein genes misled by shared evolutionary biases. Cladistics. 23(2):130-144.

     Fererra, I., S.J. Longhorn, A. Banta, Y. Liu, D. Preston and A.-L. Reysenbach (2006). Diversity of 16S gene,
     ITS region and aclB gene of the Aquificales. Extremophiles. 11(1):57-64.

     Longhorn, S.J., M. Nicholas, J. Chuter and A.P. Vogler (2006). Utility of molecular markers from non-lethal
     DNA samples of the CITES II protected tarantula Brachypelma vagans (Araneae, Theraphosidae). Journal
      of Arachnology. 35(1):278-292.

     Longhorn, S.J. (2006). Phylogenomic Approaches to Arthropod Systematics (Ph.D. Thesis. Imperial College,
     London and The Natural History Museum, U.K).

     Hughes*, J., S.J. Longhorn, A. Papadopoulou, K. Theodorides, A. de Riva, M. Meija-Chang, P.G. Foster and
      A.P. Vogler (2006). Dense taxonomic EST sampling and its applications for molecular systematics of the
      Coleoptera (beetles). Molecular Biology and Evolution. 23(2): 268-278. [Co-1st Authors].

     Longhorn, S.J. (2004). Tarantulas of Belize, Reichling, Systematic Entomology. 29: 133-134.

     Longhorn, S.J. (2002). Non-lethal DNA sampling from CITES II protected tarantula spiders of Belize.
     Las Cuevas Bulletin 9: 8-9.

     Longhorn, S.J. (2001). Genetic evaluation of CITES II spiders in the genus Brachypelma including an outline
      of non-lethal tissue sampling (MSc Thesis. Imperial College, U.K)

     Longhorn, S.J. (2000). The application of molecular techniques for phylogenetic reconstruction of the
     lepidopteran genus Danaus (BSc Thesis. Southampton, U.K).

     Clark, B., Holt, J., Kirby-French, S., Longhorn, S., and Ready, J. (1999). Brazil '99 Expedition Report;
      Royal Geographic Society (RGS-IBG), London).

      COMMENTARIES

     Maxman, A. (2010). Leggy creatures and long branches" Nature, 397
        (Commentary Here)

      Pickrell, J. (2003). "Radio-tagged tarantulas help track deforestation". National Geographic. 06: 0609
        (Commentary Here)
 
      Nicholas, M. (2002). Hunting the Mexican red-rumped tarantula in Belize; BTS Journal 18(1): 9-20.
        Field observations and natural history our joint expedition to Belize in 2001.