William Brynildsen Reinar

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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 None 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Student)

Academic interests

In June 2016 I completed my master thesis in molecular biology under the supervision of Lex Nederbragt, Kjetill Jakobsen and Ole K. Tørresen. I developed a computational pipeline for large-scale genomic analyses of transposable elements and charted the transposable element compositions in a variety of fish genomes. I am happy to continue at CEES and started as a Ph.D. candidate on a new project in August 2016 under the supervision of Kjetill Jakobsen. During the project I will investigate the evolutionary and functional importance of simple repeats in the genomes of plants and fish.

Tags: Genomics, Simple repeats, Transposable elements


  • Tørresen, Ole Kristian; Star, Bastiaan; Jentoft, Sissel; Reinar, William Brynildsen; Grove, Harald; Miller, Jason R.; Walenz, Brian; Knight, James; Ekholm, Jenny M.; Peluso, Paul; Edvardsen, Rolf; Tooming-Klunderud, Ave; Skage, Morten; Lien, Sigbjørn; Jakobsen, Kjetill Sigurd & Nederbragt, Alexander Johan (2017). An improved genome assembly uncovers prolific tandem repeats in Atlantic cod. BMC Genomics.  ISSN 1471-2164.  18, s 1- 23 . doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-3448-x Full text in Research Archive.

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  • Reinar, William Brynildsen; Tørresen, Ole K.; Matschiner, Michael; Jentoft, Sissel; Nederbragt, Alexander Johan & Jakobsen, Kjetill Sigurd (2018). The impact of repetitive DNA on speciation rates in teleost fish.
  • Reinar, William Brynildsen (2017). Short tandem repeat length variation in Arabidopsis thaliana genomes.
  • Reinar, William Brynildsen (2017). Trinucleotide repeat variation in the global Arabidopsis thaliana population: Associations with the environment.
  • Brynildsen, William (2015). Transposable elements in Gadus Morhua.
  • Brynildsen, William; Tørresen, Ole Kristian; Jakobsen, Kjetill Sigurd & Nederbragt, Alexander Johan (2014). Genomic sequence repeats in fish genomes.

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Published Sep. 16, 2016 9:44 AM - Last modified Sep. 16, 2016 9:44 AM