The Rayner Group
Prof. Simon Rayner is working at the Department of Medical Genetics at Oslo University Hospital and the University of Oslo. His primary research interest is development of techniques for mining and visualizing complex datasets. He previously worked with data associated with infectious disease in SE Asia, but his primary focus is now genome and clinical datasets collected from patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disorders.
Selected Publications (see Google Scholar for full list):
- Han, N. et al. Comparison of Genotypes I and III in Japanese encephalitis virus reveal distinct differences in their genetic and host diversity. Journal of virology, JVI. 02050-02014 (2014). 
- Wu, Y., Wei, B., Liu, H., Li, T. & Rayner, S. MiRPara: a SVM-based software tool for prediction of most probable microRNA coding regions in genome scale sequences. BMC Bioinformatics 12, 107, doi:10.1186/1471-2105-12-107 (2011). 
- Deng, X., Liu, H., Shao, Y., Rayner, S. & Yang, R. The epidemic origin and molecular properties of B′: a founder strain of the HIV-1 transmission in Asia. Aids 22, 1851-1858 (2008). 
- Ye, Y., Wei, B., Wen, L. & Rayner, S. BlastGraph: a comparative genomics tool based on BLAST and graph algorithms. Bioinformatics 29, 3222-3224 (2013). 
- Chen, P. et al. Computational evolutionary analysis of the overlapped surface (S) and polymerase (P) region in hepatitis B virus indicates the spacer domain in P is crucial for survival. PloS one 8, 4 (2013).