Dr. Michael Jackson, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University Biosciences Institute
Dr. Michael Jackson, PhD
I have a longstanding interest in repetitive sequences and genetic instability. My research has encompassed mapping the most repetitive regions of the human genome, using mutagenesis as a tool to investigate natural variation and cancer development, unravelling the prognostic impact of somatic rearrangements in Neuroblastoma, and investigating the role and potential function of human circular RNAs. Currently, my main research focus is utilising high throughput sequencing approaches to investigate the impact of microsatellite instability in Lynch syndrome, and investigating the utility of these approaches in patient management and treatment.
Langton DJ, Bourke SC, Lie BA, Reiff G, Natu S, Darlay R, Burn J, Echevarria C. The influence of HLA genotype on the severity of COVID-19 infection. HLA. 2021 Jul;98(1):14-22. doi: 10.1111/tan.14284. Epub 2021 May 4.
Gallon R, Gawthorpe P, Phelps RL, Hayes C, Borthwick GM, Santibanez-Koref M, Jackson MS, Burn J. How Should We Test for Lynch Syndrome? A Review of Current Guidelines and Future Strategies. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Jan 22;13(3):406.
Burn J, Sheth H, Elliott F, Reed L, Macrae F, Mecklin JP, Möslein G, McRonald FE, Bertario L, Evans DG, Gerdes AM, Ho JWC, Lindblom A, Morrison PJ, Rashbass J, Ramesar R, Seppälä T, Thomas HJW, Pylvänäinen K, Borthwick GM, Mathers JC, Bishop DT; CAPP2 Investigators. Cancer prevention with aspirin in hereditary colorectal cancer (Lynch syndrome), 10-year follow-up and registry-based 20-year data in the CAPP2 study: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2020 Jun 13;395(10240):1855-1863.
Gallon R, Sheth H, Hayes C, Redford L, Alhilal G, O’Brien O, Spiewak H, Waltham A, McAnulty C, Izuogu OG, Arends MJ, Oniscu A, Alonso AM, Laguna SM, Borthwick GM, Santibanez-Koref M, Jackson MS, Burn J. Sequencing-based microsatellite instability testing using as few as six markers for high-throughput clinical diagnostics. Hum Mutat. 2020 Jan;41(1):332-341.
Gallon R, Mühlegger B, Wenzel SS, Sheth H, Hayes C, Aretz S, Dahan K, Foulkes W, Kratz CP, Ripperger T, Azizi AA, Baris Feldman H, Chong AL, Demirsoy U, Florkin B, Imschweiler T, Januszkiewicz-Lewandowska D, Lobitz S, Nathrath M, Pander HJ, Perez-Alonso V, Perne C, Ragab I, Rosenbaum T, Rueda D, Seidel MG, Suerink M, Taeubner J, Zimmermann SY, Zschocke J, Borthwick GM, Burn J, Jackson MS, Santibanez-Koref M, Wimmer K. A sensitive and scalable microsatellite instability assay to diagnose constitutional mismatch repair deficiency by sequencing of peripheral blood leukocytes. Hum Mutat. 2019 May;40(5):649-655.
Burn J, Gerdes AM, Macrae F, Mecklin JP, Moeslein G, Olschwang S, Eccles D, Evans DG, Maher ER, Bertario L, Bisgaard ML, Dunlop MG, Ho JW, Hodgson SV, Lindblom A, Lubinski J, Morrison PJ, Murday V, Ramesar R, Side L, Scott RJ, Thomas HJ, Vasen HF, Barker G, Crawford G, Elliott F, Movahedi M, Pylvanainen K, Wijnen JT, Fodde R, Lynch HT, Mathers JC, Bishop DT; CAPP2 Investigators. Long-term effect of aspirin on cancer risk in carriers of hereditary colorectal cancer: an analysis from the CAPP2 randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2011 Dec 17;378(9809):2081-7.