Rita Neumann

Rita worked closely with Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys for over 20 years, including research on the dynamics of human recombination hotspots using extremely sensitive PCR-based assays for meiotic crossover, gene conversion and ectopic recombination.

Selected publications

  • Jeffreys AJ, Neumann R, Panayi M, Myers S & Donnelly P (2005) Human recombination hot spots hidden within regions of strong marker association. Nature Genet. 37: 601-606.
  • Jeffreys AJ & Neumann R (2005) Factors influencing recombination frequency and distribution in a human meiotic crossover hotspot. Hum. Mol. Genet. 14: 2277-2287.
  • Neumann R. & Jeffreys AJ (2006) Polymorphism in the activity of human crossover hotspots independent of local DNA sequence variation. Hum. Mol. Genet. 15: 1401-1411.
  • Jeffreys AJ & Neumann R (2009) The rise and fall of a human recombination hot spot. Nature Genet. 41: 625-629.
  • Neumann R, Lawson VE & Jeffreys AJ (2010) Dynamics and processes of copy number instability in human γ-globin genes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107: 8304-8309.

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