Dr. Martin Jones


3 Whin Park Cockenzie EH32 0JQ Scotland, UK









Professional Preparation


Founder and training consultant Python for Biologists 2015-present


Lecturer in Bioinformatics University of Edinburgh, Institute of Evolutionary Biology 2013-2015


Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Researcher co-investigator University of Edinburgh, Institute of Evolutionary Biology BBSRC funded research project, “AfterParty: next generation transcriptome assembly, annotation and exploitation toolkit” 2011–2013


 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Edinburgh, Institute of Evolutionary Biology Leverhulme Trust funded research project, “iPhy: a tool for high-throughput analysis of phylogenetic and barcode data” 2008–2011


Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Edinburgh, Queen’s Medical Research Institute 2006–2007


PhD University of Edinburgh, School of Biological Sciences BBSRC funded research project, “Multigene datasets for deep phylogeny” 2003–2006



Selected Publications


Kumar, S., Jones, M ., Koutsovoulos, G., Clarke, M. & Blaxter, M. Blobology: exploring raw genome data for contaminants, symbionts and parasites using taxon-annotated GC-coverage plots.Front Genet 4, 237 (2013)


Elsworth, B., Jones, M . & Blaxter, M. Badger — an accessible genome exploration environment. Bioinformatics 29, 2788–2789 (2013).


Jones, M. & Blaxter, M. afterParty: turning raw transcriptomes into permanent resources. BMC Bioinformatics 14, 301 (2013).


Jones, M. , Koutsovoulos G., Blaxter M. 2011 iPhy: an integrated phylogenetic workbench for supermatrix analyses. BMC Bioinformatics 12:30


Jones, M. , Ghoorah, A., Blaxter, M. 2011 jMOTU and Taxonerator: turning DNA Barcode


sequences into annotated operational taxonomic units. PloS One, 2011 6:e19259


Jones, M. , Gantenbien, B., Fett, V., Blaxter, M. 2007 The effect of model choice on phylogenetic inference using mitochondrial sequence data: lessons from the scorpions, Mol. Phyl. Evol. 43: 583-595


Jones, M. , Blaxter, M. 2006 TaxMan: a taxonomy database manager. BMC Bioinformatics 7:536






Python for complete beginners , 2015


Advanced Python for biologists , 2014


Python for biologists , 2013