James Torrance | Senior Bioinformatician

Torrance, James

James is a programmer with the Genome Reference Informatics Team. His work includes genome assembly and analysis, communications with external collaborators, and the creation and maintenance of web-based tools.


  • The zebrafish reference genome sequence and its relationship to the human genome.

    Howe K, Clark MD, Torroja CF, Torrance J, Berthelot C et al.

    Nature 2013;496;7446;498-503

  • Modernizing reference genome assemblies.

    Church DM, Schneider VA, Graves T, Auger K, Cunningham F et al.

    PLoS biology 2011;9;7;e1001091

  • The geometry of interactions between catalytic residues and their substrates.

    Torrance JW, Holliday GL, Mitchell JB and Thornton JM

    Journal of molecular biology 2007;369;4;1140-52

  • Evolution of binding sites for zinc and calcium ions playing structural roles.

    Torrance JW, Macarthur MW and Thornton JM

    Proteins 2008;71;2;813-30

  • Using a library of structural templates to recognise catalytic sites and explore their evolution in homologous families.

    Torrance JW, Bartlett GJ, Porter CT and Thornton JM

    Journal of molecular biology 2005;347;3;565-81

  • MACiE (Mechanism, Annotation and Classification in Enzymes): novel tools for searching catalytic mechanisms.

    Holliday GL, Almonacid DE, Bartlett GJ, O'Boyle NM, Torrance JW et al.

    Nucleic acids research 2007;35;Database issue;D515-20

Torrance, James