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Research Fellow in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

August 2018 - Present

Research Assistant and PhD Student

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

December 2014 - August 2018

Education

PhD in Malaria Genomics (Pathogen Molecular Biology)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

April 2016 - August 2018

MSc in Applied Bioinformatics (Agrifood School)

Cranfield University

October 2013 - September 2014

Agricultural Engineer speciality in Biotechnology (Escuela de Agronomos)

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

September 2008 - September 2014

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Publications
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Ernest Diez Benavente, Giorgio Sirugo, Monica Campos, Jody Phelan, Debbie Nolder, Jamille G. Dombrowski, Claudio R. F. Marinho, Kanlaya Sriprawat, Aimee R. Taylor, James Watson, et al.(2020). A molecular barcode to inform the geographical origin and transmission dynamics of Plasmodium vivax malaria . {PLOS} Genetics. 16. (2). p. e1008576. Public Library of Science ({PLoS})
Ernest Diez Benavente, Ronan M. Doyle, Denise M. O'Sullivan, Sean D. Aller, Sebastian Bruchmann, Taane Clark, Andreu Coello Pelegrin, Martin Cormican, Matthew J. Ellington, Elaine McGrath, et al.(2020). Discordant bioinformatic predictions of antimicrobial resistance from whole-genome sequencing data of bacterial isolates: an inter-laboratory study . Microbial Genomics. 6. (2). Microbiology Society
Ernest Diez Benavente, Ana Rita Gomes, Jeremy Ryan De Silva, Matthew Grigg, Harriet Walker, Bridget E. Barber, Timothy William, Tsin Wen Yeo, Paola Florez de Sessions, Abhinay Ramaprasad, et al.(2019). Whole genome sequencing of amplified Plasmodium knowlesi {DNA} from unprocessed blood reveals genetic exchange events between Malaysian Peninsular and Borneo subpopulations . Scientific Reports. 9. (1). Springer Science and Business Media {LLC}
Ernest Diez Benavente, Matt Ravenhall, Colin J. Sutherland, David A. Baker, Susana Campino, Taane G. Clark(2019). An analysis of large structural variation in global Plasmodium falciparum isolates identifies a novel duplication of the chloroquine resistance associated gene . Scientific Reports. 9. (1). Springer Science and Business Media {LLC}
Mohring F, Hart MN, Rawlinson TA, Henrici R, Charleston JA, Diez Benavente E, Patel A, Hall J, Almond N, Campino S, et al.(2019). Rapid and iterative genome editing in the malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi provides new tools for P. vivax research . eLife.
Ernest Diez Benavente, Yan He, Luzia Helena Carvalho, Susana Campino, David C. Warhurst, Khalid B. Beshir, Inke Lubis, Ana Rita Gomes, Jun Feng, Wang Jiazhi, et al. (2019). Artemisinin resistance-associated markers in Plasmodium falciparum parasites from the China-Myanmar border: predicted structural stability of K13 propeller variants detected in a low-prevalence area . PLOS ONE.
Ernest Diez Benavente, Sarah Cook, Sofia Malyutina, Alexander V Kudryavtsev, Maria Averina, Natalia Bobrova, Sergey Boytsov, Soren Brage, Taane G. Clark, Anne Elise Eggen, et al.(2018). Know Your Heart: Rationale, design and conduct of a cross-sectional study of cardiovascular structure, function and risk factors in 4500 men and women aged 35-69 years from two Russian cities, 2015-18 . Wellcome Open Research. 3. p. 67. F1000 Research Ltd
Sarah Auburn, Ernest D. Benavente, Olivo Miotto, Richard D. Pearson, Roberto Amato, Matthew J. Grigg, Bridget E. Barber, Timothy William, Irene Handayuni, Jutta Marfurt, et al.(2018). Genomic analysis of a pre-elimination Malaysian Plasmodium vivax population reveals selective pressures and changing transmission dynamics . Nature Communications. 9. (1). Springer Science and Business Media {LLC}
Ernest Diez Benavente, Damilola R. Oresegun, Paola Florez de Sessions, Eloise M. Walker, Cally Roper, Jamille G. Dombrowski, Rodrigo M. de Souza, Claudio R. F. Marinho, Colin J. Sutherland, Martin L. Hibberd, et al.(2018). Global genetic diversity of var2csa in Plasmodium falciparum with implications for malaria in pregnancy and vaccine development . Scientific Reports. 8. (1). Springer Nature
Ernest Diez Benavente, Susana Campino, Xin-zhuan Su, Alejandro Marin-Menendez, Alison Kemp, Nadia Cross, Laura Drought, Thomas D. Otto, Matt Ravenhall, Frank Schwach, et al.(2018). A forward genetic screen reveals a primary role for Plasmodium falciparum Reticulocyte Binding Protein Homologue 2a and 2b in determining alternative erythrocyte invasion pathways . {PLOS} Pathogens. 14. (11). p. e1007436. Public Library of Science ({PLoS})
Ernest Diez Benavente, Sarah Cook, Sofia Malyutina, Alexander V Kudryavtsev, Maria Averina, Natalia Bobrova, Sergey Boytsov, Soren Brage, Taane G. Clark, Anne Elise Eggen, et al.(2018). Know Your Heart: Rationale, design and conduct of a cross-sectional study of cardiovascular structure, function and risk factors in 4500 men and women aged 35-69 years from two Russian cities, 2015-18 . Wellcome Open Research. 3. p. 67. F1000 Research Ltd
Ernest Diez Benavente, Sarah Cook, Sofia Malyutina, Alexander V Kudryavtsev, Maria Averina, Natalia Bobrova, Sergey Boytsov, Soren Brage, Taane G. Clark, Anne Elise Eggen, et al.(2018). Know Your Heart: Rationale, design and conduct of a cross-sectional study of cardiovascular structure, function and risk factors in 4500 men and women aged 35-69 years from two Russian cities, 2015-18 . Wellcome Open Research. 3. p. 67. F1000 Research Ltd
Sepúlveda N, Phelan J, Diez-Benavente E, Campino S, Clark TG, Hopkins H, Sutherland C, Drakeley CJ, Beshir KB(2018). Global analysis of Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein-2 (pfhrp2) and pfhrp3 gene deletions using whole-genome sequencing data and meta-analysis . Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases.
Leon LJ, Doyle R, Diez-Benavente E, Clark TG, Klein N, Stanier P, Moore GE(2018). Enrichment of clinically relevant organisms in spontaneous preterm delivered placenta and reagent contamination across all clinical groups in a large UK pregnancy cohort . Applied and environmental microbiology.
Benavente ED, de Sessions PF, Moon RW, Grainger M, Holder AA, Blackman MJ, Roper C, Drakeley CJ, Pain A, Sutherland CJ, et al.(2018). A reference genome and methylome for the Plasmodium knowlesi A1-H.1 line . International journal for parasitology.
Sepúlveda, N., Phelan, J., Diez-Benavente, E., Campino, S., Clark, T.G., Hopkins, H., Sutherland, C., Drakeley, C.J., Beshir, K.B.(2018). Global analysis of Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein-2 (pfhrp2) and pfhrp3 gene deletions using whole-genome sequencing data and meta-analysis . Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 62. p. 211-219.
Leon, L.J., Doyle, R., Diez-Benavente, E., Clark, T.G., Klein, N., Stanier, P., Moore, G.E.(2018). Enrichment of clinically relevant organisms in spontaneous preterm-delivered placentas and reagent contamination across all clinical groups in a large pregnancy cohort in the United Kingdom . Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 84. (14).
Gomes AR, Ravenhall M, Benavente ED, Talman A, Sutherland C, Roper C, Clark TG, Campino S(2017). Corrigendum to "Genetic diversity of next generation antimalarial targets: A baseline for drug resistance surveillance programmes" [Int. J. Parasitol. Drugs and Drug Resist. 7 (2017) 174-180] . International journal for parasitology. Drugs and drug resistance.
Ernest Diez Benavente, Paola Florez de Sessions, Robert W. Moon, Anthony A. Holder, Michael J. Blackman, Cally Roper, Christopher J. Drakeley, Arnab Pain, Colin J. Sutherland, Martin L. Hibberd, et al.(2017). Analysis of nuclear and organellar genomes of Plasmodium knowlesi in humans reveals ancient population structure and recent recombination among host-specific subpopulations . {PLOS} Genetics. 13. (9). p. e1007008. Public Library of Science ({PLoS})
Ernest Diez Benavente, Jona Walk, Isaie J. Reuling, Marije C. Behet, Lisette Meerstein-Kessel, Wouter Graumans, Geert-Jan van Gemert, Rianne Siebelink-Stoter, Marga van de Vegte-Bolmer, Thorsten Janssen, et al.(2017). Modest heterologous protection after Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite immunization: a double-blind randomized controlled clinical trial . {BMC} Medicine. 15. (1). Springer Nature
Ernest Diez Benavente, Ana Rita Gomes, Matt Ravenhall, Arthur Talman, Colin Sutherland, Cally Roper, Taane G. Clark, Susana Campino(2017). Genetic diversity of next generation antimalarial targets: A baseline for drug resistance surveillance programmes . International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance. 7. (2). p. 174--180. Elsevier {BV}
Ernest Diez Benavente, Zoe Ward, Wilson Chan, Fady R. Mohareb, Colin J. Sutherland, Cally Roper, Susana Campino, Taane G. Clark, Georges Snounou(2017). Genomic variation in Plasmodium vivax malaria reveals regions under selective pressure . {PLOS} {ONE}. 12. (5). p. e0177134. Public Library of Science ({PLoS})
Hidayat Trimarsanto, Ernest D. Benavente, Rintis Noviyanti, Retno Ayu Setya Utami, Leily Trianty, Zuleima Pava, Sisay Getachew, Jung-Yeon Kim, Youn-Kyoung Goo, Sonam Wangchuck, et al.(2017). {VivaxGEN}: An open access platform for comparative analysis of short tandem repeat genotyping data in Plasmodium vivax populations . {PLOS} Neglected Tropical Diseases. 11. (3). p. e0005465. Public Library of Science ({PLoS})
Diez Benavente, E., Florez de Sessions, P., Moon, R.W., Holder, A.A., Blackman, M.J., Roper, C., Drakeley, C.J., Pain, A., Sutherland, C.J., Hibberd, M.L., et al.(2017). Analysis of nuclear and organellar genomes of Plasmodium knowlesi in humans reveals ancient population structure and recent recombination among host-specific subpopulations . PLoS Genetics. 13. (9).
Walk, J., Reuling, I.J., Behet, M.C., Meerstein-Kessel, L., Graumans, W., van Gemert, G.-J., Siebelink-Stoter, R., van de Vegte-Bolmer, M., Janssen, T., Teelen, K., et al.(2017). Modest heterologous protection after Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite immunization: A double-blind randomized controlled clinical trial . BMC Medicine. 15. (1).
Ernest Diez Benavente, Matt Ravenhall, Mwapatsa Mipando, Anja T. R. Jensen, Colin J. Sutherland, Cally Roper, Nuno Sepúlveda, Dominic P. Kwiatkowski, Jacqui Montgomery, Kamija S. Phiri, et al.(2016). Characterizing the impact of sustained sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine use upon the Plasmodium falciparum population in Malawi . Malaria Journal. 15. (1). Springer Nature
Ernest Diez Benavente, Hifzur Rahman Ansari, Thomas J. Templeton, Amit Kumar Subudhi, Abhinay Ramaprasad, Jianxia Tang, Feng Lu, Raeece Naeem, Yasmeen Hashish, Mary C. Oguike, et al.(2016). Genome-scale comparison of expanded gene families in Plasmodium ovale wallikeri and Plasmodium ovale curtisi with Plasmodium malariae and with other Plasmodium species . International Journal for Parasitology. 46. (11). p. 685--696. Elsevier {BV}
Ernest Diez Benavente, Susana Campino, Samuel Assefa, Eloise Thompson, Laura G. Drought, Catherine J. Taylor, Zaria Gorvett, Celine K. Carret, Christian Flueck, Al C. Ivens, et al.(2016). Genomic variation in two gametocyte non-producing Plasmodium falciparum clonal lines . Malaria Journal. 15. (1). Springer Nature
Ernest D Benavente, Francesc Coll, Nick Furnham, Ruth McNerney, Judith R Glynn, Susana Campino, Arnab Pain, Fady R Mohareb, Taane G Clark(2015). {PhyTB}: Phylogenetic tree visualisation and sample positioning for M. tuberculosis . {BMC} Bioinformatics. 16. (1). Springer Nature