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Paul R. Johnston

Postdoc – evolutionary biology, RNA-seq

Freie Universität Berlin

Research interests:

Response of insect immune system to persistent bacterial infection

Contact info:

Phone: +49 30 838 54692 / 50109


Curriculum Vitae

2016 – today Post-doctoral research associate, Leibniz IGB
2011 – today Post-doctoral research associate, Freie Universität Berlin
2009 – 2011 Post-doctoral research associate, University of Manchester, Great Britain.
2006 – 2009 Associate Tutor, University of Sussex, Great Britain.
2006 – 2009
DPhil Biochemistry, University of Sussex, Great Britain.
2002 – 2006
BSc Microbiology (1st Class Hons), Heriot-Watt University, Great Britain.

Selected Publications

Johnston PR, Mikolajewski DJ, Rolf J (2015)

Identification of viruses associated with larvae of the dragonfly Leucorrhinia dubia, and damselfly Coenagrion puella from RNA sequencing data.

International Journal of Odonatology, 18(1) 81-88.

Otti O, Johnston PR, Horsburgh G, Galindo J, Reinhardt K (2015)

Female transcriptomic response to male genetic and non-genetic ejaculate variation.

Behavioral Ecology.

Johnston PR; Makarova O, Rolff J (2014)

Inducible defenses stay up late: temporal patterns of immune gene expression in Tenebrio molitor.

G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 4(6) 947-955.

Johnston PR, Rolff J (2013).

Immune- and wound-dependent differential gene expression in an ancient insect.

Developmental & Comparative Immunology, 40(3-4) 320-324.

Dobson AD, Johnston PR, Vilcinskas A, Rolff J (2012)

Identification of immunological expressed sequence tags in the mealworm beetle Tenebrio molitor.

Journal of Insect Physiology, 58(12), 1556-1561.

Arce AN, Johnston PR, Smiseth PT, Rozen D (2012)

Mechanisms and fitness effects of antibacterial defences in a carrion beetle.

Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25(5), 930-937.

Raymond B, Johnston PR, Nielsen-LeRoux C, Lereclus D, Crickmore, N (2010).

Bacillus thuringiensis: an impotent pathogen?

Trends in Microbiology, 18(5), 183-232.

Raymond B, Johnston PR, Wright DJ, Ellis RJ, Crickmore N, Bonsall MB (2009)

A mid-gut microbiota is not required for the pathogenicity of Bacillus thuringiensis to diamondback moth larvae.

Environmental Microbiology, 11(10), 2556-2563.

Johnston PR, Crickmore N (2009).

Gut bacteria are not required for the insecticidal activity of Bacillus thuringiensis toward the tobacco hornworm,Manduca sexta.

Manduca sexta. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75(15), 5094-5099.