Professor Katherine Belov

BSc(Hons) PhD
Professor of Comparative Genomics
Associate Dean Research

B19 - R.M.C. Gunn Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3454
Fax +61 2 9351 3957

Website Video: Genomics Lecture

Research interests

Evolution of the adaptive immune system Marsupial and monotreme immune genes MHC Diversity and Conservation Marsupial and monotreme genomics Comparative Genomics Genetics of Tasmanian Devil facial tumour disease

Teaching and supervision

Genetics and Genomics

Associations

  • President of the Genetics Society of Australasia ( July 2014)
  • Part of the organising committee Genetics Society of Australasia annual meeting at USyd in 2014
  • Editorial board of BMC Genomics
  • Edited a special issue of the Australian Journal of Zoology

Awards and honours

Australian Academy of Science, Fenner Medal for Research in Biology (Excluding the Biomedical Sciences).

The Genetics Society of Australasia "Ross Crozier Medal".

In the media

The National Journal(US) reported on research by the University into the Tasmanian Devil.

America and Australia in partnership to save the Tassie devil. An American zoo is partnering with an Australian university to save the Tasmanian devil in the wild. San Diego Zoo Global and the University of Sydney are collaborating to assist the endangered marsupial, through the reintroduction and management of a disease-free population. For more information, please visit: http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=13044 to read the full story.

There has been coverage around the partnership announced between the University and San Diego Zoo to save the Tasmanian Devil: ABC Northern Tasmania, 936 ABC Hobart and 702 ABC Sydney.

How the echidna lost its venom. The function of a spur on the hind leg of echidnas has been revealed by research at the University of Sydney. For more information, please visit: http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=12689to read the full story.

The Sydney Morning Heraldand Canberra Timespublished stories about University research into the origins of echidna’s spurs, quoting Professor Kathy Belov from the School of Veterinary Science.

Selected grants

2015

  • UPLC-MS for rapid analysis and detection of bioactive molecules; Payne R, Cordwell S, Jolliffe K, Belov K, Codd R; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

2014

  • Mitigating ecosystem impacts by improving the way we breed and manage devils.; Belov K, Grueber C, Hogg C, Papenfuss A, Barrs V, Pemberton D, Peck S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
  • From the pouch to the grave: age and sex related changes in immunity in the Tasmanian devil; Belov K, Papenfuss A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2013

  • Human Animal Research Network; Probyn-Rapsey F, Belov K, Black C, Degeling C, Fawcett (Quain) A, Irvine R, Johnston J, Lea T, Kindt J, Michael M, McGreevy P, McManus P, Raubenheimer D, Schlosberg D, Spurr B, Shine R, Wadiwel D; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • Genotyping of captive devils using next-generation sequencing assays; Belov K; University of Tasmania Foundation/Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Grant.
  • Devil Tools & Tech: bridging the gap between the lab bench and forest floor; Belov K; Zoological Society of San Diego/Research Support.

2012

  • Development of a high throughput next-generation sequencing assay to measure genetic relatedness and genomic diversity in Tasmanian devils; Belov K; University of Tasmania Foundation/Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Grant.

2011

  • Characterizing the role of telomeres and telomerase in the evolution and progression of DFTD; Ujvari B, Belov K; University of Tasmania Foundation/Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Grant.
  • Investigating the genomic basis for heterogeneity in susceptibility of Tasmanian devils to a novel infectious cancer; Jones M, McCallum H, Belov K, Wade C, Storfer A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Characterization of tumour variants of devil facial tumour disease; Belov K, Papenfuss A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2010

  • The importance of MHC variation in reproductive success and health of the tasmanian devil population; Spindler R, Belov K; Morris Animal Foundation (USA)/Research Support.
  • Sequencing of Tasmanian Devil MHC Class 1; Belov K; University of Tasmania Foundation/Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Grant.
  • The genetics of resistance to devil facial tumour disease; Belov K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Future Fellowships (FT).
  • Evolution of devil facial tumour disease; Belov K; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.
  • Identification of the gene for the IL-2 cytokine in the brushtail possum; Belov K; Landcare Research New Zealand Limited/Research support.

2009

  • ARC Linkage - funding commencing 1-07-09 - University of Tasmania lead institution - An immunologica; Belov K.
  • MHC diversity of Tasmanian devils at West Pencil Pine: a genetic profile for disease resistance; Lane A, Belov K; University of Tasmania Foundation/Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Grant.
  • Does invasion affect immunological fitness? MHC diversity in the cane toad; Belov K; DVC Research/Thompson Fellowships.
  • Construction of a Tasmanian Devil bacterial artificial chromosome library; Belov K; Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries and Water/Research Grant.
  • MHC diversity in Tasmanian Platypuses; Belov K; Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries and Water/Research Grant.
  • An immunological and immunogenetic approach to understand and to protect Tasmanian devils against devil facial tumour disease; Belov K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
  • Eight new polymorphic microsatellite markers were developed to amplify microsatellites that are linked to MHC genes in the domestic cat.; Belov K; Constance H. Aird Diabetes Bequest/Faculty of Veterinary Science Bequest.
  • Immunogenetics of Devil Facial Tumour Disease; Belov K; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.
  • Evolution, disease and extinction - using ancient and modern DNA to investigate molecular evolution in the Tasmanian Devil; Misso G, Austin J, Belov K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2008

  • Tracing the evolutionary history and genetic diversity of the vertebrate major histocompatibility co; Belov K; Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (Federal)/International Science Linkages (ISL) Competitive Grants.
  • Identification of novel MHC types in Tasmamian devils; Belov K; University of Tasmania Foundation/Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Grant.
  • Development of MHC-linked microsatellites to allow rapid MHC typing; Belov K; University of Tasmania Foundation/Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Grant.
  • Tracing the evolutionary history and genetic diversity of the vertebrate major histocompatibility complex (MHC) - USA; Belov K; Australian Academy of Science/International Science Linkages Science Academies Program: Scientific Visits to North America.

2007

  • Molecular characterisation of T-cell receptor gamma variable genes in feline low grade alimentary lymphoma (LGL); Barrs V, Beatty J, Belov K; The Sara and Anne Payten Canine Cancer Research Fund/Bequest Research Funding.
  • Immunoglobulin genetics of non-eutherian mammals; Miller R, Baker M, Belov K; National Science Foundation/Science and Technology Studies Program.
  • Major histocompatibility complex genes and Tasmanian Devil facial tumour; Belov K; Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries and Water/Research Grant.
  • In silico identification and characterisation of antimicrobial peptide genes from non-eutherian mammals; Belov K; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

2006

  • Linking habitat fragmentation and disease: the major histocompatibility complex class II and its role in disease of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus); Higgins D, Belov K, Krockenberger M, Hemsley S; The Hermon Slade Foundation/HSF Research Grants.
  • Characterization of the tammar wallaby MHC; Belov K, Eldridge M, Beck S, Eldridge M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Postgraduate Research scholarship in Veterinary Science; Belov K, Sanderson C, Wong E, Graves J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Centres of Excellence (CE).

2005

  • Elucidation of gene content and organisation of the tammar wallaby major histocompatibility complex (MHC).; University of Sydney/Postdoctoral Fellowship.

2002

  • Monotreme immune system provides insights into their evolutionary relationships; Belov K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Peel, E., Jones, E., Belov, K., Cheng, Y. (2013). Protection in the pouch: antimicrobial peptides in marsupials and monotremes. In A. Méndez-Vilas (Eds.), Microbial pathogens and strategies for combating them: science, technology and education, (pp. 1247-1256). Badajoz, Spain: Formatex Press.
  • Deakin, J., Belov, K. (2012). A Comparative Genomics Approach to Understanding Transmissible Cancer in Tasmanian Devils. In A.Chakravarti and E. Green (Eds.), Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics, (pp. 207-222). Palo Alto, USA: Annual Reviews.
  • Cheng, Y., Belov, K. (2012). MHC Diversity and Wildlife Health: Lessons from Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease. In NV Semiletova (Eds.), Major Histocompatibility Complex: Biology, Functions and Roles in Disease, (pp. 43-54). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Siddle, H., Sanderson, C., Deakin, J., Belov, K. (2010). Genetic architecture of the macropodid immune system. In Graeme Coulson, Mark Eldridge (Eds.), Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies & Rat-kangaroos, (pp. 13-23). Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Wong, E., Lillie, M., Belov, K. (2010). Genome Analysis of the Platypus. (pp. 1-8). [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Siddle, H., Belov, K. (2010). The Marsupial Major Histocompatibility Complex. In Janine E. Deakin, Paul D. Waters and Jennifer A. Marshall Graves (Eds.), Marsupial Genetics and Genomics, (pp. 339-356). Australia: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Morris, K., Wong, E., Belov, K. (2010). Use of Genomic Information to gain insights into Immune Function in Marsupials: A review of Divergent Immune Genes. In Janine E. Deakin, Paul D. Waters and Jennifer A. Marshall Graves (Eds.), Marsupial Genetics and Genomics, (pp. 381-400). Australia: Springer Science + Business Media.

Journals

  • Ujvari, B., Pearse, A., Swift, K., Hodson, P., Hua, B., Pyecroft, S., Taylor, R., Hamede, R., Jones, M., Belov, K., et al (2014). Anthropogenic selection enhances cancer evolution in Tasmanian devil tumours. Evolutionary Applications, 7(2), 260-265. [More Information]
  • Lillie, M., Shine, R., Belov, K. (2014). Characterisation of Major Histocompatibility Complex Class I in the Australian Cane Toad, Rhinella marina. PloS One, 9(8), e102824-1-e102824- 9. [More Information]
  • Morris, K., Kirby, K., Beatty, J., Barrs, V., Cattley, S., David, V., O'Brien, S., Menotti-Raymond, M., Belov, K. (2014). Development of MHC - linked microsatellite markers in the domestic cat and their use to evaluate MHC diversity in domestic cats, cheetahs and Gir lions. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 105(4), 493-505. [More Information]
  • Morris, K., Kirby, K., Beatty, J., Barrs, V., Cattley, S., David, V., O'Brien, S., Menotti-Raymond, M., Belov, K. (2014). Development of MHC-Linked Microsatellite Markers in the Domestic Cat and Their Use to Evaluate MHC Diversity in Domestic cats, Cheetahs, and Gir Lions. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 105(4), 493-505. [More Information]
  • Howson, L., Morris, K., Kobayashi, T., Tovar, C., Kreiss, A., Papenfuss, A., Corcoran, L., Belov, K., Woods, G. (2014). Identification of Dendritic Cells, B Cell and T Cell Subsets in Tasmanian Devil Lymphoid Tissue; Evidence for Poor Immune Cell Infiltration into Devil Facial Tumors. Anatomical Record, 297(5), 925-938. [More Information]
  • Whittington, C., Belov, K. (2014). Tracing Monotreme Venom Evolution in the Genomics Era. Toxins, 6, 1260-1273.
  • Lau, Q., Jobbins, S., Belov, K., Higgins, D. (2013). Characterisation of four major histocompatibility complex class II genes of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus). Immunogenetics, 65, 37-46. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Belov, K. (2013). Desmond Wishart Cooper: A life in science. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61(1), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Morris, K., Belov, K. (2013). Does the devil facial tumor produce immunosuppressive cytokines as an immune evasion strategy ? Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 153(1-2), 159-164. [More Information]
  • Wong, E., Nicol, S., Warren, W., Belov, K. (2013). Echidna Venom Gland Transcriptome Provides Insights into Evolution of Monotreme Venom. PloS One, 8(11), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Ujvari, B., Pearse, A., Peck, S., Harmsen, C., Taylor, R., Pyecroft, S., Madsen, T., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2013). Evolution of a contagagious cancer: epigenetic variation in Devil Facial Tumor Disease. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280(1750), 1-8. [More Information]
  • van der Kraan, L., Wong, E., Lo, N., Ujvari, B., Belov, K. (2013). Identification of natural killer cell receptor genes in the genome of the marsupial Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii). Immunogenetics, 65(1), 25-35. [More Information]
  • Morris, K., Austin, J., Belov, K. (2013). Low major histocompatibility complex diversity in the Tasmanian devil predates European settlement and may explain susceptibility to disease epidemics. Biology Letters, 9(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Belov, K., Miller, R., Old, J., Young, L. (2013). Marsupial immunology bounding ahead. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61(1), 24-40. [More Information]
  • Griffith, O., Ujvari, B., Belov, K., Thompson, M. (2013). Placental lipoprotein Lipase (LPL) Gene Expression in a Placentotrophic Lizard, Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 320(7), 465-470. [More Information]
  • Siddle, H., Kreiss, A., Tovar, C., Yuen, C., Cheng, Y., Belov, K., Swift, K., Pearse, A., Hamede, R., Jones, M., et al (2013). Reversible epigenetic down-regulation of MHC molecules by devil facial tumor disease illustrates immune escape by a contagious cancer. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 110(13), 5103-5108. [More Information]
  • Wong, E., Papenfuss, A., Whittington, C., Warren, W., Belov, K. (2012). A Limited Role for Gene Duplications in the Evolution of Platypus venom. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29(1), 167-177. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Stuart, A., Morris, K., Taylor, R., Siddle, H., Deakin, J., Jones, M., Amemiya, C., Belov, K. (2012). Antigen-presenting genes and genomic copy number variations in the Tasmanian devil MHC. BMC Genomics, 13(87), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Belov, K. (2012). Contagious cancer: Lessons from the Devil and the Dog. BioEssays, 34(4), 285-292. [More Information]
  • Lillie, M., Woodward, R., Sanderson, C., Eldridge, M., Belov, K. (2012). Diversity at the Major Histocompatibility Complex Class 11 in the Platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 103(4), 467-478. [More Information]
  • Jobbins, S., Sanderson, C., Griffith, J., Krockenberger, M., Belov, K., Higgins, D. (2012). Diversity of MHC class II DAB1 in the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus). Australian Journal of Zoology, 60(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Pearse, A., Swift, K., Hodson, P., Hua, B., McCallum, H., Pyecroft, S., Taylor, R., Eldridge, M., Belov, K. (2012). Evolution in a transmissible cancer : a study of the chromosomal changes in devil facial tumor (DFT) as it spreads through the wild Tasmanian Devil population. Cancer Genetics, 205(3), 101-112. [More Information]
  • Deakin, J., Bender, H., Pearse, A., Rens, W., O'Brien, P., Ferguson-Smith, M., Cheng, Y., Morris, K., Taylor, R., Belov, K., et al (2012). Genomic restructuring in the Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour: Chromosome Painting and Gene Mapping Provide Clues to Evolution of a Transmissible Tumour. PLoS Genetics, 8(2), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Belov, K. (2012). Isolation and characterisation of 11 MHC-linked microsatellite loci in the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii). Conservation Genetics Resources, 4(2), 463-465. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Sanderson, C., Jones, M., Belov, K. (2012). Low MHC class 11 diversity in the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii). Immunogenetics, 64(7), 525-533. [More Information]
  • Young, L., Cross, M., Duckworth, J., Flenady, S., Belov, K. (2012). Molecular identification of interleukin - 2 in the lymphoid tissues of the common brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 36(1), 236-240. [More Information]
  • Lane, A., Cheng, Y., Wright, B., Hamede, R., Levan, L., Jones, M., Ujvari, B., Belov, K. (2012). New Insights into the Role of MHC Diversity in Devil Facial Tumour Disease. PloS One, 7(6), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Wong, E., Morgenstern, D., Mofiz, E., Gombert, S., Morris, K., Temple-Smith, P., Renfree, M., Whittington, C., King, G., Warren, W., Belov, K., et al (2012). Proteomics and deep sequencing comparison of seasonally active venom glands in the platypus reveals novel venom peptides and distinct expression profiles. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, 11(11), 1354-1364. [More Information]
  • Hamede, R., Lachish, S., Belov, K., Woods, G., Kreiss, A., Pearse, A., Lazenby, B., Jones, M., McCallum, H. (2012). Reduced Effect of Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease at the Disease Front. Conservation Biology, 26(1), 124-134. [More Information]
  • Ujvari, B., Pearse, A., Taylor, R., Pyecroft, S., Flanagan, C., Gombert, S., Papenfuss, A., Madsen, T., Belov, K. (2012). Telomere Dynamics and Homeostatis in a Transmissible Cancer. PloS One, 7(8), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Wong, E., Belov, K. (2012). Venom evolution through gene duplications. Gene, 496(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Wang, C., Deakin, J., Rens, W., Zenger, K., Belov, K., Marshall Graves, J., Nicholas, F. (2011). A first-generation integrated tammar wallaby map and its use in creating a tammar wallaby first-generation virtual genome map. BMC Genomics, 12, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Kreiss, A., Cheng, Y., Kimble, F., Wells, B., Donovan, S., Belov, K., Woods, G. (2011). Allorecognition in the Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), an Endangered Marsupial Species with Limited Genetic Diversity. PloS One, 6(7), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Wang, J., Wong, E., Whitley, J., Li, J., Stringer, J., Short, K., Renfree, M., Belov, K., Cocks, B. (2011). Ancient Antimicrobial Peptides Kill Antibiotic-resistant Pathogens: Australian Mammals Provide New Options. PloS One, 6(8), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Renfree, M., Papenfuss, A., Deakin, J., Lindsay, J., Heider, T., Belov, K., Rens, W., Waters, P., Pharo, E., Shaw, G., Wong, E., Zenger, K., Wang, C., Nicholas, F., Siddle, H., Wu, C., Kuczek, E. (2011). Genome sequence of an Australian kangaroo, Macropus eugenii , provides insight into the evolution of mammalian reproduction and development. Genome Biology, 12 (Article number R81)(8), 1-25. [More Information]
  • Wong, E., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2011). Genomic Identification of Chemokines and Cytokines in Opossum. Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research, 31(3), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Wong, E., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2011). Immunome database for marsupials and monotremes. BMC Immunology, 12, 48. [More Information]
  • Ujvari, B., Belov, K. (2011). Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) Markers in Conservation Biology. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 12, 5168-5186. [More Information]
  • Siddle, H., Deakin, J., Coggill, P., Whilming, L., Harrow, J., Kaufman, J., Beck, S., Belov, K. (2011). The tammar wallaby major histocompatibility complex shows evidence of past genomic instability. BMC Genomics, 12, 1-15. [More Information]
  • Wong, E., Papenfuss, A., Heger, A., Hsu, A., Ponting, C., Miller, R., Fenelon, J., Renfree, M., Gibbs, R., Belov, K. (2011). Transcriptomic analysis supports similar functional roles for the two thymuses of the Tammar wallaby. BMC Genomics, 12, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Vernersson, M., Belov, K., Aveskogh, M., Hellman, L. (2010). Cloning and Structural Analysis of two Highly Divergent IgA Isotypes, IgA1 and IgA2 from the Duck Billed Platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus. Molecular Immunology, 47, 785-791. [More Information]
  • Murphy, B., Belov, K., Thompson, M. (2010). Evolution of viviparity and uterine angiogenesis: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in oviparous and viviparous skinks. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 314 B(2), 148-156. [More Information]
  • Koh, J., Haynes, L., Belov, K., Kuchel, P. (2010). L-to-D-peptide isomerase in male echidna venom. Australian Journal of Zoology, 58, 284-288.
  • Siddle, H., Marzec, J., Cheng, Y., Jones, M., Belov, K. (2010). MHC gene copy number variation in Tasmanian devils: implications for the spread of a contagious cancer. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 277(1690), 2001-2006. [More Information]
  • Smith, S., Belov, K., Hughes, J. (2010). MHC screening for marsupial conservation: extremely low levels of class II diversity indicate population vulnerability for an endangered Australian marsupial. Conservation Genetics, 11(1), 269-278. [More Information]
  • Whittington, C., Papenfuss, A., Locke, D., Mardis, E., Wilson, R., Abubucker, S., Mitreva, M., Wong, E., Hsu, A., Kuchel, P., Belov, K., et al (2010). Novel venom gene discovery in the platypus. Genome Biology, 11:R95(http://genomebiology.com/2010/11/9/R95), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Belov, K. (2010). The role of the Major Histocompatibility Complex in the spread of contagious cancers. Mammalian Genome, 22(1), 83-90. [More Information]
  • Yuasa, H., Ball, H., Ho, Y., Austin, C., Whittington, C., Belov, K., Maghzal, G., Jermiin, L., Hunt, N. (2009). Characterization and evolution of vertebrate indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenases (IDOs) from monotremes and marsupials. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 153(2), 137-144. [More Information]
  • Cao, H., de Bono, B., Belov, K., Wong, E., Trowsdale, J., Barrow, A. (2009). Comparative genomics indicates the mammalian CD33rSiglec locus evolved by an ancient large-scale inverse duplication and suggests all Siglecs share a common ancestral region. Immunogenetics, 61(5), 401-417. [More Information]
  • Murphy, B., Thompson, M., Belov, K. (2009). Evolution of viviparity and the maternal immune system: Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I genes in skinks. Orbit: University of Sydney Undergraduate Research Journal, 1(1), 1-17.
  • Wong, E., Papenfuss, A., Miller, R., Belov, K. (2009). Hatching time for monotreme immunology. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(4), 185-198.
  • Cheng, Y., Siddle, H., Beck, S., Eldridge, M., Belov, K. (2009). High levels of genetic variation at MHC class II DBB loci in the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Immunogenetics, 61(2), 111-118. [More Information]
  • Wong, E., Sanderson, C., Deakin, J., Whittington, C., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2009). Identification of natural killer cell receptor clusters in the platypus genome reveals an expansion of C-type lectin genes. Immunogenetics, 61, 565-579. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Wakefield, M., Siddle, H., Coggill, P., Herbert, C., Beck, S., Belov, K., Eldridge, M. (2009). Isolation and characterization of 10 MHC Class I-associated microsatellite loci in tammar wallaby (macropus eugenii). Molecular Ecology Resources, 9(1), 346-349. [More Information]
  • Siddle, H., Deakin, J., Coggill, P., Hart, E., Cheng, Y., Wong, E., Harrow, J., Beck, S., Belov, K. (2009). MHC-linked and un-linked class I genes in the wallaby. BMC Genomics, 10, 310-1-310-15. [More Information]
  • Whittington, C., Sharp, J., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2009). No evidence of expression of Two Classes of Natural Antibiotics (cathelicidins and defensins) in a sample of Platypus Milk. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(4), 211-217.
  • Zhao, Y., Cui, H., Whittington, C., Wei, Z., Zhang, X., Zhang, Z., Yu, L., Ren, L., Hu, X., Zhang, Y., Belov, K., et al (2009). Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) Links the Evolution of Immunoglobulin Genes in Eutherian Mammals and Nonmammalian Tetrapods. Journal of Immunology, 183(2), 3285-3293.
  • Sanderson, C., Belov, K., Deakin, J. (2009). Physical Mapping of Immune Genes in the Tammar Wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Cytogenetic and Genome Research, , 1-5.
  • Whittington, C., Belov, K. (2009). Platypus venom genes expressed in non-venom tissues. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(4), 199-202.
  • Whittington, C., Koh, J., Warren, W., Papenfuss, A., Torres, A., Kuchel, P., Belov, K. (2009). Understanding and utilising mammalian venom via a platypus venom transcriptome. Journal of Proteomics, 72(2), 155-164. [More Information]
  • Whittington, C., Papenfuss, A., Bansal, P., Torres, A., Wong, E., Deakin, J., Graves, T., Alsop, A., Schatzkamer, K., Kremitzki, C., Kuchel, P., Belov, K., et al (2008). Defensins and the convergent evolution of platypus and reptile venom genes. Genome Research, 18(6), 986-994. [More Information]
  • Whittington, C., Papenfuss, A., Kuchel, P., Belov, K. (2008). Expression patterns of Platypus defensin and related venom genes across a range of tissue types reveal the possibility of broader functions for OvDLPs than previously suspected. Toxicon, 52, 559-565. [More Information]
  • Warren, W., Hillier, L., Marshall Graves, J., Birney, E., Ponting, C., Grutzner, F., Belov, K., Miller, W., Clarke, L., Chinwalla, A., Whittington, C., Wong, E., et al (2008). Genome analysis of the platypus reveals unique signatures of evolution. Nature, 453, 175-184.
  • Siddle, H., Sanderson, C., Belov, K. (2007). Characterization of major histocompatability complex class 1 and class 11 genes from the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii). Immunogenetics, 59, 753-760.
  • Belov, K., Sanderson, C., Deakin, J., Wong, E., Assange, D., McColl, K., Gout, A., de Bono, B., Barrow, A., Speed, T., et al (2007). Characterization of the opossum immune genome provides insights into the evolution of the mammalian immune system. Genome Research, 17(7), 982-991.
  • Deakin, J., Siddle, H., Cross, J., Belov, K., Graves, J. (2007). Class 1 genes have split from the MHC in the tammar wallaby. Cytogenetic and Genome Research, 116(3), 205-211.
  • Mikkelsen, T., Wakefield, M., Aken, B., Amemiya, C., Chang, J., Duke, S., Garber, M., Gentles, A., Goodstadt, L., Heger, A., Belov, K. (2007). Genome of the marsupial Monodelphis domestica reveals innovation in non-coding sequences. Nature, 447(10 May 2007), 167-178.
  • Whittington, C., Belov, K. (2007). Platypus venom: a review. Australian Mammalogy, 29(1), 57-62.
  • Woods, G., Kreiss, A., Belov, K., Siddle, H., Obendorf, D., Muller, H. (2007). The Immune Response of the Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) and Devil Facial Tumour Disease. EcoHealth, 4(3), 338-345. [More Information]
  • Pyecroft, S., Pearse, A., Loh, R., Swift, K., Belov, K., Fox, N., Noonan, E., Hayes, D., Hyatt, A., Wang, L., et al (2007). Towards a Case Definition for Devil Facial Tumour Disease: What Is It? EcoHealth, 4(3), 346-351. [More Information]
  • Siddle, H., Kreiss, A., Eldridge, M., Noonan, E., Clarke, C., Pyecroft, S., Woods, G., Belov, K. (2007). Transmission of a fatal clonal tumor by biting occurs due to depleted MHC diversity in a threatened carnivorous marsupial. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 104(41), 16221-16226.
  • Siddle, H., Kreiss, A., Eldridge, M., Noonan, E., Clarke, C., Pyecroft, S., Woods, G., Belov, K. (2007). Transmission of a fatal clonal tumor by biting occurs due to depleted MHC diversity in a threatened carnivorous marsupial. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 104(41), 16221-16226.
  • Torres, A., Tsampazi, C., Kennett, E., Belov, K., Geraghty, D., Bansal, P., Alewood, P., Kuchel, P. (2006). Characterization and isolation of L-to-D-amino-acid-residue isomerase from Platypus venom. Amino Acids, 32(1), 63-68. [More Information]
  • Deakin, J., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K., Cross, J., Coggill, P., Palmer, S., Sims, S., Speed, T., Beck, S., Graves, J. (2006). Evolution and comparative analysis of the MHC Class 111 inflammatory region. BMC Genomics, 7(281), 1-14.
  • Wong, E., Young, L., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2006). In silico identification of the opossum cytokine genes suggests the complexity of the marsupial immune system rivals that of eutherian mammals. Immunome Research, 2(4), doi:10.1186/1745-7580-2-4 - 1-doi:10.1186/1745-7580-2-4 - 16. [More Information]
  • Siddle, H., Deakin, J., Baker, M., Miller, R., Belov, K. (2006). Isolation of major histocompatibility complex Class I genes from the tammar Wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Immunogenetics, 58(5-6), 487-493.
  • Torres, A., Tsampazi, M., Tsampazi, C., Kennett, E., Belov, K., Geraghty, D., Bansal, P., Alewood, P., Kuchel, P. (2006). Mammalian L-to-D-amino-acid-residue isomerase from platypus venom. FEBS Letters, 580(6), 1587-1591. [More Information]
  • Miller, H., Belov, K., Daugherty, C. (2006). MHC class I genes in the tuatara (Sphenodon spp.): Evolution of the MHC in an ancient reptilian order. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 23(5), 949-956.
  • Belov, K., Deakin, J., Papenfuss, A., Baker, M., Melman, S., Siddle, H., Gouin, N., Goode, D., Sargaent, T., Robinson, M., et al (2006). Reconstructing an Ancestral Mammalian Immune Supercomplex from a Marsupial Major Histocompatibility Complex. PLoS Biology, 4(3), 0317-0328.
  • Papenfuss, A., Belov, K., Deakin, J., Speed, T., Graves, J., Miller, R. (2005). Annotation of the Opossum Major Histocompatibility Complex and Analysis of Conserved Non-coding Regions. Tissue Antigens: immune response genetics, 66(5), 508-508.
  • Miller, H., Belov, K., Daugherty, C. (2005). Characterization of MHC class 11 genes from an ancient reptile linage, Sphenodon (tuatara). Immunogenetics, 57(11), 883-891. [More Information]
  • Siddle, H., Deakin, J., Belov, K. (2005). Class I MHC genes in the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) are dispersed throughout the genome. Tissue Antigens: immune response genetics, 66(5), 542.
  • Deakin, J., Papenfuss, A., Cross, J., Belov, K., Coggill, P., Palmer, S., Sims, S., Beck, S., Graves, J. (2005). Comparative analysis and evolution of the MHC class III region. Tissue Antigens: immune response genetics, 66(5), 395-395.
  • Liu, Y., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2005). Discovery of Novel Antimicrobial Peptide Genes in Opossum Genome. Tissue Antigens: immune response genetics, 66(5), 358.
  • Deakin, J., Belov, K., Curach, N., Green, P., Cooper, D. (2005). High levels of variability in immune response using antigens from two reproductive proteins in brushtail possums. Wildlife Research, 32(1), 1-6.
  • Wong, E., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2005). In-silico mining of the opossum genome for cytokine genes. Tissue Antigens: immune response genetics, 66(5), 358-358.
  • Belov, K., Deakin, J., Papenfuss, A., Graves, J., Miller, R. (2005). The Immune Supercomplex: insights from the opossum MHC. Tissue Antigens: immune response genetics, 66(5), 359-359.
  • Baker, M., Belov, K., Miller, R. (2005). Unusually similar patterns of antibody V segment diversity in distantly related marsupials. Journal of Immunology, 174(9), 5665-5671.
  • Belov, K., Miller, R., Ilijeski, A., Hellman, L., Harrison, G. (2004). Isolation of monotreme T cell receptor alpha and beta chains. Immunogenetics, 56(3), 164-169.
  • Belov, K., Lam, M., Colgan, D. (2004). Marsupial MHC class II β genes are not ortholgous to the eutherian β gene families. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 95(4), 338-345.
  • Browning, T., Belov, K., Miller, R., Eldridge, M. (2004). Molecular cloning and characterisation of the polymorphic MHC class II DBB from the tammar wallaby. Immunogenetics, 55(11), 791-795. [More Information]
  • Belov, K., Lam, M., Hellman, L., Colgan, D. (2003). Evolution of the major histocompatibility complex: Isolation of class II ß cDNAs from two monotremes, the platypus and the short-beaked echidna. Immunogenetics, 55(6), 402-411. [More Information]
  • Belov, K., Hellman, L. (2003). Immunoglobulin genetics of Ornithorhynchus anatinus (platypus) and Tachyglossus aculeatus (short-beaked echidna). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 136(4), 811-819.
  • Belov, K., Hellman, L. (2003). Platypus immunoglobulin M and the divergence of the two extant monotreme lineages. Australian Mammalogy, 25(1), 87-94.
  • Rawson, R., Belov, K., Gidley-Baird, A., Cooper, D. (2002). Characterisation of antisera to recombinant IgA of the common brushtail possum. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 88(1-2), 89-95.
  • Belov, K., Hellman, L., Cooper, D. (2002). Characterisation of echidna IgM provides insights into the time of divergence of extant mammals. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 26(9), 831-839.
  • Belov, K., Hellman, L., Cooper, D. (2002). Characterisation of immunoglobulin gamma 1 from a monotreme. Immunogenetics, 53(12), 1065-1071.
  • Belov, K., Harrison, G., Miller, R., Cooper, D. (2002). Molecular cloning of four lambda light chain cDNAs from the Australian brushtail possum. International Journal of Immunogenetics, 29(2), 95-99.
  • Belov, K., Nguyen, M., Zenger, K., Cooper, D. (2002). Ontogeny of immunoglobulin expression in the brushtail possum. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 26(7), 599-602.
  • Belov, K., Zenger, K., Hellman, L., Cooper, D. (2001). Echidna IgA supports mammalian unity and traditional Therian relationship. Mammalian Genome.

Conferences

  • Lillie, M., Shine, R., Belov, K. (2013). Characterisation of major Histocompatibility Complex class 1 in the Australian Cane toad, Rhinella marina. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Cui, J., Cheng, Y., Belov, K. (2013). Characterisation of the toll-like receptors genes in the Thsmanian devil,Sarcophilus harrisii. Genetics Society of Australia Inc Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: UNSW.
  • Whittington, C., Papenfuss, A., Moran, C., Warren, W., Belov, K. (2013). Evolution of venom: gene discovery in the platypus. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Griffith, O., Brandley, M., Belov, K., Thompson, M. (2013). Gene expression and the evolution of placental functions in reptiles. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Morris, K., Austin, J., Belov, K. (2013). Low MHC diversity in the Tasmanian devil pre-dates European settlement. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Ujvari, B., Pearse, A., Madsen, T., Belov, K. (2013). The evolution of a contagious cancer, the Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease. Genetics Society of Australia Inc Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: UNSW.
  • McKenna, J., Belov, K., Griffith, O., Thompson, M. (2013). Using lizards to investigate the genetic mechanisms controlling uterine angiogenesis during live birth: consequences for cancer. Genetics Society of Australia Inc Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: UNSW.
  • Wright, B., Willet, C., Hogg, C., Hamede, R., Jones, M., Wade, C., Belov, K. (2013). Using next generation sequencing to develop a genotyping assay for the Tasmanian devil. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Morris, K., Austin, J., Belov, K. (2012). Low MHC diversity in the tasmanian devil pre-dates European settlement. 33rd Conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics, Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.
  • Morris, K., Beatty, J., Cattley, S., Menotti-Raymond, M., O'Brien, S., Belov, K. (2009). Assessing diversity of the MHC in the domestic cat, cheetah and Gir lion using MHC linked microsatellite marker. Genetics Society of AustralAsia 2009 Conference (GSA 2009), Australia: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Jobbins, S., Sanderson, C., Higgins, D., Krockenberger, M., Belov, K. (2007). An investigation of MHC diversity in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). Genetics Society of AustralAsia 54th Annual Conference, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Hemsley, S., Krockenberger, M., Belov, K., Canfield, P., Carter, D., Govendir, M., Griffith, J., Higgins, D., Jobbins, S., Malik, R., Saul, N., et al (2006). Update on Koala Research at the University of Sydney. Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) Annual Meeting 2008, Australia: Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section).

Other

  • Temple -Smith, P., Graves, J., Grutzner, F., Deakin, J., Renfree, M., Belov, K., Miller, R., Jirtle, R., Lindblad-Toh, K., Lander, E., et al (2004), A proposal to sequence the genome of the platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus.

2014

  • Ujvari, B., Pearse, A., Swift, K., Hodson, P., Hua, B., Pyecroft, S., Taylor, R., Hamede, R., Jones, M., Belov, K., et al (2014). Anthropogenic selection enhances cancer evolution in Tasmanian devil tumours. Evolutionary Applications, 7(2), 260-265. [More Information]
  • Lillie, M., Shine, R., Belov, K. (2014). Characterisation of Major Histocompatibility Complex Class I in the Australian Cane Toad, Rhinella marina. PloS One, 9(8), e102824-1-e102824- 9. [More Information]
  • Morris, K., Kirby, K., Beatty, J., Barrs, V., Cattley, S., David, V., O'Brien, S., Menotti-Raymond, M., Belov, K. (2014). Development of MHC - linked microsatellite markers in the domestic cat and their use to evaluate MHC diversity in domestic cats, cheetahs and Gir lions. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 105(4), 493-505. [More Information]
  • Morris, K., Kirby, K., Beatty, J., Barrs, V., Cattley, S., David, V., O'Brien, S., Menotti-Raymond, M., Belov, K. (2014). Development of MHC-Linked Microsatellite Markers in the Domestic Cat and Their Use to Evaluate MHC Diversity in Domestic cats, Cheetahs, and Gir Lions. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 105(4), 493-505. [More Information]
  • Howson, L., Morris, K., Kobayashi, T., Tovar, C., Kreiss, A., Papenfuss, A., Corcoran, L., Belov, K., Woods, G. (2014). Identification of Dendritic Cells, B Cell and T Cell Subsets in Tasmanian Devil Lymphoid Tissue; Evidence for Poor Immune Cell Infiltration into Devil Facial Tumors. Anatomical Record, 297(5), 925-938. [More Information]
  • Whittington, C., Belov, K. (2014). Tracing Monotreme Venom Evolution in the Genomics Era. Toxins, 6, 1260-1273.

2013

  • Lau, Q., Jobbins, S., Belov, K., Higgins, D. (2013). Characterisation of four major histocompatibility complex class II genes of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus). Immunogenetics, 65, 37-46. [More Information]
  • Lillie, M., Shine, R., Belov, K. (2013). Characterisation of major Histocompatibility Complex class 1 in the Australian Cane toad, Rhinella marina. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Cui, J., Cheng, Y., Belov, K. (2013). Characterisation of the toll-like receptors genes in the Thsmanian devil,Sarcophilus harrisii. Genetics Society of Australia Inc Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: UNSW.
  • Herbert, C., Belov, K. (2013). Desmond Wishart Cooper: A life in science. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61(1), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Morris, K., Belov, K. (2013). Does the devil facial tumor produce immunosuppressive cytokines as an immune evasion strategy ? Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 153(1-2), 159-164. [More Information]
  • Wong, E., Nicol, S., Warren, W., Belov, K. (2013). Echidna Venom Gland Transcriptome Provides Insights into Evolution of Monotreme Venom. PloS One, 8(11), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Ujvari, B., Pearse, A., Peck, S., Harmsen, C., Taylor, R., Pyecroft, S., Madsen, T., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2013). Evolution of a contagagious cancer: epigenetic variation in Devil Facial Tumor Disease. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280(1750), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Whittington, C., Papenfuss, A., Moran, C., Warren, W., Belov, K. (2013). Evolution of venom: gene discovery in the platypus. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Griffith, O., Brandley, M., Belov, K., Thompson, M. (2013). Gene expression and the evolution of placental functions in reptiles. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • van der Kraan, L., Wong, E., Lo, N., Ujvari, B., Belov, K. (2013). Identification of natural killer cell receptor genes in the genome of the marsupial Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii). Immunogenetics, 65(1), 25-35. [More Information]
  • Morris, K., Austin, J., Belov, K. (2013). Low major histocompatibility complex diversity in the Tasmanian devil predates European settlement and may explain susceptibility to disease epidemics. Biology Letters, 9(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Morris, K., Austin, J., Belov, K. (2013). Low MHC diversity in the Tasmanian devil pre-dates European settlement. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Belov, K., Miller, R., Old, J., Young, L. (2013). Marsupial immunology bounding ahead. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61(1), 24-40. [More Information]
  • Griffith, O., Ujvari, B., Belov, K., Thompson, M. (2013). Placental lipoprotein Lipase (LPL) Gene Expression in a Placentotrophic Lizard, Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 320(7), 465-470. [More Information]
  • Peel, E., Jones, E., Belov, K., Cheng, Y. (2013). Protection in the pouch: antimicrobial peptides in marsupials and monotremes. In A. Méndez-Vilas (Eds.), Microbial pathogens and strategies for combating them: science, technology and education, (pp. 1247-1256). Badajoz, Spain: Formatex Press.
  • Siddle, H., Kreiss, A., Tovar, C., Yuen, C., Cheng, Y., Belov, K., Swift, K., Pearse, A., Hamede, R., Jones, M., et al (2013). Reversible epigenetic down-regulation of MHC molecules by devil facial tumor disease illustrates immune escape by a contagious cancer. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 110(13), 5103-5108. [More Information]
  • Ujvari, B., Pearse, A., Madsen, T., Belov, K. (2013). The evolution of a contagious cancer, the Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease. Genetics Society of Australia Inc Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: UNSW.
  • McKenna, J., Belov, K., Griffith, O., Thompson, M. (2013). Using lizards to investigate the genetic mechanisms controlling uterine angiogenesis during live birth: consequences for cancer. Genetics Society of Australia Inc Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: UNSW.
  • Wright, B., Willet, C., Hogg, C., Hamede, R., Jones, M., Wade, C., Belov, K. (2013). Using next generation sequencing to develop a genotyping assay for the Tasmanian devil. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.

2012

  • Deakin, J., Belov, K. (2012). A Comparative Genomics Approach to Understanding Transmissible Cancer in Tasmanian Devils. In A.Chakravarti and E. Green (Eds.), Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics, (pp. 207-222). Palo Alto, USA: Annual Reviews.
  • Wong, E., Papenfuss, A., Whittington, C., Warren, W., Belov, K. (2012). A Limited Role for Gene Duplications in the Evolution of Platypus venom. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29(1), 167-177. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Stuart, A., Morris, K., Taylor, R., Siddle, H., Deakin, J., Jones, M., Amemiya, C., Belov, K. (2012). Antigen-presenting genes and genomic copy number variations in the Tasmanian devil MHC. BMC Genomics, 13(87), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Belov, K. (2012). Contagious cancer: Lessons from the Devil and the Dog. BioEssays, 34(4), 285-292. [More Information]
  • Lillie, M., Woodward, R., Sanderson, C., Eldridge, M., Belov, K. (2012). Diversity at the Major Histocompatibility Complex Class 11 in the Platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 103(4), 467-478. [More Information]
  • Jobbins, S., Sanderson, C., Griffith, J., Krockenberger, M., Belov, K., Higgins, D. (2012). Diversity of MHC class II DAB1 in the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus). Australian Journal of Zoology, 60(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Pearse, A., Swift, K., Hodson, P., Hua, B., McCallum, H., Pyecroft, S., Taylor, R., Eldridge, M., Belov, K. (2012). Evolution in a transmissible cancer : a study of the chromosomal changes in devil facial tumor (DFT) as it spreads through the wild Tasmanian Devil population. Cancer Genetics, 205(3), 101-112. [More Information]
  • Deakin, J., Bender, H., Pearse, A., Rens, W., O'Brien, P., Ferguson-Smith, M., Cheng, Y., Morris, K., Taylor, R., Belov, K., et al (2012). Genomic restructuring in the Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour: Chromosome Painting and Gene Mapping Provide Clues to Evolution of a Transmissible Tumour. PLoS Genetics, 8(2), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Belov, K. (2012). Isolation and characterisation of 11 MHC-linked microsatellite loci in the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii). Conservation Genetics Resources, 4(2), 463-465. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Sanderson, C., Jones, M., Belov, K. (2012). Low MHC class 11 diversity in the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii). Immunogenetics, 64(7), 525-533. [More Information]
  • Morris, K., Austin, J., Belov, K. (2012). Low MHC diversity in the tasmanian devil pre-dates European settlement. 33rd Conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics, Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.
  • Cheng, Y., Belov, K. (2012). MHC Diversity and Wildlife Health: Lessons from Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease. In NV Semiletova (Eds.), Major Histocompatibility Complex: Biology, Functions and Roles in Disease, (pp. 43-54). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Young, L., Cross, M., Duckworth, J., Flenady, S., Belov, K. (2012). Molecular identification of interleukin - 2 in the lymphoid tissues of the common brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 36(1), 236-240. [More Information]
  • Lane, A., Cheng, Y., Wright, B., Hamede, R., Levan, L., Jones, M., Ujvari, B., Belov, K. (2012). New Insights into the Role of MHC Diversity in Devil Facial Tumour Disease. PloS One, 7(6), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Wong, E., Morgenstern, D., Mofiz, E., Gombert, S., Morris, K., Temple-Smith, P., Renfree, M., Whittington, C., King, G., Warren, W., Belov, K., et al (2012). Proteomics and deep sequencing comparison of seasonally active venom glands in the platypus reveals novel venom peptides and distinct expression profiles. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, 11(11), 1354-1364. [More Information]
  • Hamede, R., Lachish, S., Belov, K., Woods, G., Kreiss, A., Pearse, A., Lazenby, B., Jones, M., McCallum, H. (2012). Reduced Effect of Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease at the Disease Front. Conservation Biology, 26(1), 124-134. [More Information]
  • Ujvari, B., Pearse, A., Taylor, R., Pyecroft, S., Flanagan, C., Gombert, S., Papenfuss, A., Madsen, T., Belov, K. (2012). Telomere Dynamics and Homeostatis in a Transmissible Cancer. PloS One, 7(8), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Wong, E., Belov, K. (2012). Venom evolution through gene duplications. Gene, 496(1), 1-7. [More Information]

2011

  • Wang, C., Deakin, J., Rens, W., Zenger, K., Belov, K., Marshall Graves, J., Nicholas, F. (2011). A first-generation integrated tammar wallaby map and its use in creating a tammar wallaby first-generation virtual genome map. BMC Genomics, 12, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Kreiss, A., Cheng, Y., Kimble, F., Wells, B., Donovan, S., Belov, K., Woods, G. (2011). Allorecognition in the Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), an Endangered Marsupial Species with Limited Genetic Diversity. PloS One, 6(7), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Wang, J., Wong, E., Whitley, J., Li, J., Stringer, J., Short, K., Renfree, M., Belov, K., Cocks, B. (2011). Ancient Antimicrobial Peptides Kill Antibiotic-resistant Pathogens: Australian Mammals Provide New Options. PloS One, 6(8), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Renfree, M., Papenfuss, A., Deakin, J., Lindsay, J., Heider, T., Belov, K., Rens, W., Waters, P., Pharo, E., Shaw, G., Wong, E., Zenger, K., Wang, C., Nicholas, F., Siddle, H., Wu, C., Kuczek, E. (2011). Genome sequence of an Australian kangaroo, Macropus eugenii , provides insight into the evolution of mammalian reproduction and development. Genome Biology, 12 (Article number R81)(8), 1-25. [More Information]
  • Wong, E., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2011). Genomic Identification of Chemokines and Cytokines in Opossum. Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research, 31(3), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Wong, E., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2011). Immunome database for marsupials and monotremes. BMC Immunology, 12, 48. [More Information]
  • Ujvari, B., Belov, K. (2011). Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) Markers in Conservation Biology. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 12, 5168-5186. [More Information]
  • Siddle, H., Deakin, J., Coggill, P., Whilming, L., Harrow, J., Kaufman, J., Beck, S., Belov, K. (2011). The tammar wallaby major histocompatibility complex shows evidence of past genomic instability. BMC Genomics, 12, 1-15. [More Information]
  • Wong, E., Papenfuss, A., Heger, A., Hsu, A., Ponting, C., Miller, R., Fenelon, J., Renfree, M., Gibbs, R., Belov, K. (2011). Transcriptomic analysis supports similar functional roles for the two thymuses of the Tammar wallaby. BMC Genomics, 12, 1-12. [More Information]

2010

  • Vernersson, M., Belov, K., Aveskogh, M., Hellman, L. (2010). Cloning and Structural Analysis of two Highly Divergent IgA Isotypes, IgA1 and IgA2 from the Duck Billed Platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus. Molecular Immunology, 47, 785-791. [More Information]
  • Murphy, B., Belov, K., Thompson, M. (2010). Evolution of viviparity and uterine angiogenesis: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in oviparous and viviparous skinks. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 314 B(2), 148-156. [More Information]
  • Siddle, H., Sanderson, C., Deakin, J., Belov, K. (2010). Genetic architecture of the macropodid immune system. In Graeme Coulson, Mark Eldridge (Eds.), Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies & Rat-kangaroos, (pp. 13-23). Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Wong, E., Lillie, M., Belov, K. (2010). Genome Analysis of the Platypus. (pp. 1-8). [More Information]
  • Koh, J., Haynes, L., Belov, K., Kuchel, P. (2010). L-to-D-peptide isomerase in male echidna venom. Australian Journal of Zoology, 58, 284-288.
  • Siddle, H., Marzec, J., Cheng, Y., Jones, M., Belov, K. (2010). MHC gene copy number variation in Tasmanian devils: implications for the spread of a contagious cancer. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 277(1690), 2001-2006. [More Information]
  • Smith, S., Belov, K., Hughes, J. (2010). MHC screening for marsupial conservation: extremely low levels of class II diversity indicate population vulnerability for an endangered Australian marsupial. Conservation Genetics, 11(1), 269-278. [More Information]
  • Whittington, C., Papenfuss, A., Locke, D., Mardis, E., Wilson, R., Abubucker, S., Mitreva, M., Wong, E., Hsu, A., Kuchel, P., Belov, K., et al (2010). Novel venom gene discovery in the platypus. Genome Biology, 11:R95(http://genomebiology.com/2010/11/9/R95), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Siddle, H., Belov, K. (2010). The Marsupial Major Histocompatibility Complex. In Janine E. Deakin, Paul D. Waters and Jennifer A. Marshall Graves (Eds.), Marsupial Genetics and Genomics, (pp. 339-356). Australia: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Belov, K. (2010). The role of the Major Histocompatibility Complex in the spread of contagious cancers. Mammalian Genome, 22(1), 83-90. [More Information]
  • Morris, K., Wong, E., Belov, K. (2010). Use of Genomic Information to gain insights into Immune Function in Marsupials: A review of Divergent Immune Genes. In Janine E. Deakin, Paul D. Waters and Jennifer A. Marshall Graves (Eds.), Marsupial Genetics and Genomics, (pp. 381-400). Australia: Springer Science + Business Media.

2009

  • Morris, K., Beatty, J., Cattley, S., Menotti-Raymond, M., O'Brien, S., Belov, K. (2009). Assessing diversity of the MHC in the domestic cat, cheetah and Gir lion using MHC linked microsatellite marker. Genetics Society of AustralAsia 2009 Conference (GSA 2009), Australia: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Yuasa, H., Ball, H., Ho, Y., Austin, C., Whittington, C., Belov, K., Maghzal, G., Jermiin, L., Hunt, N. (2009). Characterization and evolution of vertebrate indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenases (IDOs) from monotremes and marsupials. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 153(2), 137-144. [More Information]
  • Cao, H., de Bono, B., Belov, K., Wong, E., Trowsdale, J., Barrow, A. (2009). Comparative genomics indicates the mammalian CD33rSiglec locus evolved by an ancient large-scale inverse duplication and suggests all Siglecs share a common ancestral region. Immunogenetics, 61(5), 401-417. [More Information]
  • Murphy, B., Thompson, M., Belov, K. (2009). Evolution of viviparity and the maternal immune system: Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I genes in skinks. Orbit: University of Sydney Undergraduate Research Journal, 1(1), 1-17.
  • Wong, E., Papenfuss, A., Miller, R., Belov, K. (2009). Hatching time for monotreme immunology. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(4), 185-198.
  • Cheng, Y., Siddle, H., Beck, S., Eldridge, M., Belov, K. (2009). High levels of genetic variation at MHC class II DBB loci in the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Immunogenetics, 61(2), 111-118. [More Information]
  • Wong, E., Sanderson, C., Deakin, J., Whittington, C., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2009). Identification of natural killer cell receptor clusters in the platypus genome reveals an expansion of C-type lectin genes. Immunogenetics, 61, 565-579. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Wakefield, M., Siddle, H., Coggill, P., Herbert, C., Beck, S., Belov, K., Eldridge, M. (2009). Isolation and characterization of 10 MHC Class I-associated microsatellite loci in tammar wallaby (macropus eugenii). Molecular Ecology Resources, 9(1), 346-349. [More Information]
  • Siddle, H., Deakin, J., Coggill, P., Hart, E., Cheng, Y., Wong, E., Harrow, J., Beck, S., Belov, K. (2009). MHC-linked and un-linked class I genes in the wallaby. BMC Genomics, 10, 310-1-310-15. [More Information]
  • Whittington, C., Sharp, J., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2009). No evidence of expression of Two Classes of Natural Antibiotics (cathelicidins and defensins) in a sample of Platypus Milk. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(4), 211-217.
  • Zhao, Y., Cui, H., Whittington, C., Wei, Z., Zhang, X., Zhang, Z., Yu, L., Ren, L., Hu, X., Zhang, Y., Belov, K., et al (2009). Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) Links the Evolution of Immunoglobulin Genes in Eutherian Mammals and Nonmammalian Tetrapods. Journal of Immunology, 183(2), 3285-3293.
  • Sanderson, C., Belov, K., Deakin, J. (2009). Physical Mapping of Immune Genes in the Tammar Wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Cytogenetic and Genome Research, , 1-5.
  • Whittington, C., Belov, K. (2009). Platypus venom genes expressed in non-venom tissues. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(4), 199-202.
  • Whittington, C., Koh, J., Warren, W., Papenfuss, A., Torres, A., Kuchel, P., Belov, K. (2009). Understanding and utilising mammalian venom via a platypus venom transcriptome. Journal of Proteomics, 72(2), 155-164. [More Information]

2008

  • Whittington, C., Papenfuss, A., Bansal, P., Torres, A., Wong, E., Deakin, J., Graves, T., Alsop, A., Schatzkamer, K., Kremitzki, C., Kuchel, P., Belov, K., et al (2008). Defensins and the convergent evolution of platypus and reptile venom genes. Genome Research, 18(6), 986-994. [More Information]
  • Whittington, C., Papenfuss, A., Kuchel, P., Belov, K. (2008). Expression patterns of Platypus defensin and related venom genes across a range of tissue types reveal the possibility of broader functions for OvDLPs than previously suspected. Toxicon, 52, 559-565. [More Information]
  • Warren, W., Hillier, L., Marshall Graves, J., Birney, E., Ponting, C., Grutzner, F., Belov, K., Miller, W., Clarke, L., Chinwalla, A., Whittington, C., Wong, E., et al (2008). Genome analysis of the platypus reveals unique signatures of evolution. Nature, 453, 175-184.

2007

  • Jobbins, S., Sanderson, C., Higgins, D., Krockenberger, M., Belov, K. (2007). An investigation of MHC diversity in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). Genetics Society of AustralAsia 54th Annual Conference, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Siddle, H., Sanderson, C., Belov, K. (2007). Characterization of major histocompatability complex class 1 and class 11 genes from the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii). Immunogenetics, 59, 753-760.
  • Belov, K., Sanderson, C., Deakin, J., Wong, E., Assange, D., McColl, K., Gout, A., de Bono, B., Barrow, A., Speed, T., et al (2007). Characterization of the opossum immune genome provides insights into the evolution of the mammalian immune system. Genome Research, 17(7), 982-991.
  • Deakin, J., Siddle, H., Cross, J., Belov, K., Graves, J. (2007). Class 1 genes have split from the MHC in the tammar wallaby. Cytogenetic and Genome Research, 116(3), 205-211.
  • Mikkelsen, T., Wakefield, M., Aken, B., Amemiya, C., Chang, J., Duke, S., Garber, M., Gentles, A., Goodstadt, L., Heger, A., Belov, K. (2007). Genome of the marsupial Monodelphis domestica reveals innovation in non-coding sequences. Nature, 447(10 May 2007), 167-178.
  • Whittington, C., Belov, K. (2007). Platypus venom: a review. Australian Mammalogy, 29(1), 57-62.
  • Woods, G., Kreiss, A., Belov, K., Siddle, H., Obendorf, D., Muller, H. (2007). The Immune Response of the Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) and Devil Facial Tumour Disease. EcoHealth, 4(3), 338-345. [More Information]
  • Pyecroft, S., Pearse, A., Loh, R., Swift, K., Belov, K., Fox, N., Noonan, E., Hayes, D., Hyatt, A., Wang, L., et al (2007). Towards a Case Definition for Devil Facial Tumour Disease: What Is It? EcoHealth, 4(3), 346-351. [More Information]
  • Siddle, H., Kreiss, A., Eldridge, M., Noonan, E., Clarke, C., Pyecroft, S., Woods, G., Belov, K. (2007). Transmission of a fatal clonal tumor by biting occurs due to depleted MHC diversity in a threatened carnivorous marsupial. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 104(41), 16221-16226.
  • Siddle, H., Kreiss, A., Eldridge, M., Noonan, E., Clarke, C., Pyecroft, S., Woods, G., Belov, K. (2007). Transmission of a fatal clonal tumor by biting occurs due to depleted MHC diversity in a threatened carnivorous marsupial. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 104(41), 16221-16226.

2006

  • Torres, A., Tsampazi, C., Kennett, E., Belov, K., Geraghty, D., Bansal, P., Alewood, P., Kuchel, P. (2006). Characterization and isolation of L-to-D-amino-acid-residue isomerase from Platypus venom. Amino Acids, 32(1), 63-68. [More Information]
  • Deakin, J., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K., Cross, J., Coggill, P., Palmer, S., Sims, S., Speed, T., Beck, S., Graves, J. (2006). Evolution and comparative analysis of the MHC Class 111 inflammatory region. BMC Genomics, 7(281), 1-14.
  • Wong, E., Young, L., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2006). In silico identification of the opossum cytokine genes suggests the complexity of the marsupial immune system rivals that of eutherian mammals. Immunome Research, 2(4), doi:10.1186/1745-7580-2-4 - 1-doi:10.1186/1745-7580-2-4 - 16. [More Information]
  • Siddle, H., Deakin, J., Baker, M., Miller, R., Belov, K. (2006). Isolation of major histocompatibility complex Class I genes from the tammar Wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Immunogenetics, 58(5-6), 487-493.
  • Torres, A., Tsampazi, M., Tsampazi, C., Kennett, E., Belov, K., Geraghty, D., Bansal, P., Alewood, P., Kuchel, P. (2006). Mammalian L-to-D-amino-acid-residue isomerase from platypus venom. FEBS Letters, 580(6), 1587-1591. [More Information]
  • Miller, H., Belov, K., Daugherty, C. (2006). MHC class I genes in the tuatara (Sphenodon spp.): Evolution of the MHC in an ancient reptilian order. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 23(5), 949-956.
  • Belov, K., Deakin, J., Papenfuss, A., Baker, M., Melman, S., Siddle, H., Gouin, N., Goode, D., Sargaent, T., Robinson, M., et al (2006). Reconstructing an Ancestral Mammalian Immune Supercomplex from a Marsupial Major Histocompatibility Complex. PLoS Biology, 4(3), 0317-0328.
  • Hemsley, S., Krockenberger, M., Belov, K., Canfield, P., Carter, D., Govendir, M., Griffith, J., Higgins, D., Jobbins, S., Malik, R., Saul, N., et al (2006). Update on Koala Research at the University of Sydney. Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) Annual Meeting 2008, Australia: Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section).

2005

  • Papenfuss, A., Belov, K., Deakin, J., Speed, T., Graves, J., Miller, R. (2005). Annotation of the Opossum Major Histocompatibility Complex and Analysis of Conserved Non-coding Regions. Tissue Antigens: immune response genetics, 66(5), 508-508.
  • Miller, H., Belov, K., Daugherty, C. (2005). Characterization of MHC class 11 genes from an ancient reptile linage, Sphenodon (tuatara). Immunogenetics, 57(11), 883-891. [More Information]
  • Siddle, H., Deakin, J., Belov, K. (2005). Class I MHC genes in the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) are dispersed throughout the genome. Tissue Antigens: immune response genetics, 66(5), 542.
  • Deakin, J., Papenfuss, A., Cross, J., Belov, K., Coggill, P., Palmer, S., Sims, S., Beck, S., Graves, J. (2005). Comparative analysis and evolution of the MHC class III region. Tissue Antigens: immune response genetics, 66(5), 395-395.
  • Liu, Y., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2005). Discovery of Novel Antimicrobial Peptide Genes in Opossum Genome. Tissue Antigens: immune response genetics, 66(5), 358.
  • Deakin, J., Belov, K., Curach, N., Green, P., Cooper, D. (2005). High levels of variability in immune response using antigens from two reproductive proteins in brushtail possums. Wildlife Research, 32(1), 1-6.
  • Wong, E., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2005). In-silico mining of the opossum genome for cytokine genes. Tissue Antigens: immune response genetics, 66(5), 358-358.
  • Belov, K., Deakin, J., Papenfuss, A., Graves, J., Miller, R. (2005). The Immune Supercomplex: insights from the opossum MHC. Tissue Antigens: immune response genetics, 66(5), 359-359.
  • Baker, M., Belov, K., Miller, R. (2005). Unusually similar patterns of antibody V segment diversity in distantly related marsupials. Journal of Immunology, 174(9), 5665-5671.

2004

  • Temple -Smith, P., Graves, J., Grutzner, F., Deakin, J., Renfree, M., Belov, K., Miller, R., Jirtle, R., Lindblad-Toh, K., Lander, E., et al (2004), A proposal to sequence the genome of the platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus.
  • Belov, K., Miller, R., Ilijeski, A., Hellman, L., Harrison, G. (2004). Isolation of monotreme T cell receptor alpha and beta chains. Immunogenetics, 56(3), 164-169.
  • Belov, K., Lam, M., Colgan, D. (2004). Marsupial MHC class II β genes are not ortholgous to the eutherian β gene families. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 95(4), 338-345.
  • Browning, T., Belov, K., Miller, R., Eldridge, M. (2004). Molecular cloning and characterisation of the polymorphic MHC class II DBB from the tammar wallaby. Immunogenetics, 55(11), 791-795. [More Information]

2003

  • Belov, K., Lam, M., Hellman, L., Colgan, D. (2003). Evolution of the major histocompatibility complex: Isolation of class II ß cDNAs from two monotremes, the platypus and the short-beaked echidna. Immunogenetics, 55(6), 402-411. [More Information]
  • Belov, K., Hellman, L. (2003). Immunoglobulin genetics of Ornithorhynchus anatinus (platypus) and Tachyglossus aculeatus (short-beaked echidna). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 136(4), 811-819.
  • Belov, K., Hellman, L. (2003). Platypus immunoglobulin M and the divergence of the two extant monotreme lineages. Australian Mammalogy, 25(1), 87-94.

2002

  • Rawson, R., Belov, K., Gidley-Baird, A., Cooper, D. (2002). Characterisation of antisera to recombinant IgA of the common brushtail possum. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 88(1-2), 89-95.
  • Belov, K., Hellman, L., Cooper, D. (2002). Characterisation of echidna IgM provides insights into the time of divergence of extant mammals. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 26(9), 831-839.
  • Belov, K., Hellman, L., Cooper, D. (2002). Characterisation of immunoglobulin gamma 1 from a monotreme. Immunogenetics, 53(12), 1065-1071.
  • Belov, K., Harrison, G., Miller, R., Cooper, D. (2002). Molecular cloning of four lambda light chain cDNAs from the Australian brushtail possum. International Journal of Immunogenetics, 29(2), 95-99.
  • Belov, K., Nguyen, M., Zenger, K., Cooper, D. (2002). Ontogeny of immunoglobulin expression in the brushtail possum. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 26(7), 599-602.

2001

  • Belov, K., Zenger, K., Hellman, L., Cooper, D. (2001). Echidna IgA supports mammalian unity and traditional Therian relationship. Mammalian Genome.

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