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Increasing intensities of Anisakis simplex third-stage larvae (L3) in Atlantic salmon of coastal waters of Scotland

Journal Article
Kent, A. J., Pert, C. C., Briers, R. A., Diele, K., & Rueckert, S. (2020)
Increasing intensities of Anisakis simplex third-stage larvae (L3) in Atlantic salmon of coastal waters of Scotland. Parasites & vectors, 13, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-3942-5
Background: Red Vent Syndrome (RVS), a haemorrhagic inflammation of the vent region in Atlantic salmon, is associated with high abundance of Anisakis simplex (s.s.) third-stag...

First genetic evidence that invasive bullhead (Cottus L. 1758) in Scotland is of English origin and the difficulty of resolving the European Cottus species taxonomy

Journal Article
McLeish, J., Briers, R., Dodd, J., & Rueckert, S. (2020)
First genetic evidence that invasive bullhead (Cottus L. 1758) in Scotland is of English origin and the difficulty of resolving the European Cottus species taxonomy. Journal of Fish Biology, 96(3), 617-630. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14247
The European bullhead (Cottus gobio) is widely distributed across Europe and within the UK is native to England and Wales, where it is protected under the Habitats Directive. ...

Evolution: Parallel Paths to Parasitism in the Apicomplexa

Journal Article
Rueckert, S., Pipaliya, S. V., & Dacks, J. B. (2019)
Evolution: Parallel Paths to Parasitism in the Apicomplexa. Current Biology, 29(17), 836-839. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.07.047
A new study presents the first comprehensive genome and transcriptome data for an enigmatic group of apicomplexan parasites, the gregarines. The findings provide insights into...

The symbiotic spectrum: where do the gregarines fit?

Journal Article
Rueckert, S., Betts, E. L., & Tsaousis, A. D. (2019)
The symbiotic spectrum: where do the gregarines fit?. Trends in Parasitology, 35(9), 687-694. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2019.06.013
Gregarine apicomplexans are closely related to parasites such as Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, and Cryptosporidium, which are causing severe health and economic burdens. Colonizing ...

Pathogen detection in bathing waters using microfluidic technology, image processing and deep learning

Presentation / Conference
Kerrouche, A., Muhammad, I., Rueckert, S., & Lawson, A. (2019, June)
Pathogen detection in bathing waters using microfluidic technology, image processing and deep learning. Poster presented at Research Conference, Edinburgh Napier University
Monitoring the quality of recreational waters such as beaches and rivers is becoming a global concern to protect human health (e.g. the EU Bathing Water Directive (BWD) in Eur...

Morphology and molecular systematic of marine gregarines (Apicomplexa) from Southwestern Atlantic spionid polychaetes

Journal Article
Rueckert, S., Glasinovich, N., Diez, M., Cremonte, F., & Vázquez, N. (2018)
Morphology and molecular systematic of marine gregarines (Apicomplexa) from Southwestern Atlantic spionid polychaetes. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 159, 49-60. doi:10.1016/j.jip.2018.10.010
Gregarines are a common group of parasites that infect the intestines of marine invertebrates, and particularly polychaetes. Here, we describe for the first time four gregarin...

Revisions to the Classification, Nomenclature, and Diversity of Eukaryotes

Journal Article
Adl, S. M., Bass, D., Lane, C. E., Lukeš, J., Schoch, C. L., Smirnov, A., …Zhang, Q. (2019)
Revisions to the Classification, Nomenclature, and Diversity of Eukaryotes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 66(1), 4-119. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12691
This revision of the classification of eukaryotes follows that of Adl et al., 2012 [J. Euk. Microbiol. 59(5)] and retains an emphasis on protists. Changes since have improved ...

Consistent patterns of high alpha and low beta diversity in tropical parasitic and free-living protists

Journal Article
Lentendu, G., Mahé, F., Bass, D., Rueckert, S., Stoeck, T., & Dunthorn, M. (2018)
Consistent patterns of high alpha and low beta diversity in tropical parasitic and free-living protists. Molecular Ecology, 27(13), 2846-2857. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14731
Tropical animals and plants are known to have high alpha diversity within forests, but low beta diversity between forests. By contrast, it is unknown if microbes inhabiting th...

Archigregarines of the English Channel revisited: New molecular data on Selenidium species including early described and new species and the uncertainties of phylogenetic relationships

Journal Article
Rueckert, S., & Horák, A. (2017)
Archigregarines of the English Channel revisited: New molecular data on Selenidium species including early described and new species and the uncertainties of phylogenetic relationships. PLOS ONE, 12(11), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187430
Background Gregarines represent an important transition step from free-living predatory (colpodellids s.l.) and/or photosynthetic (Chromera and Vitrella) apicomplexan lineage...

Report of the 2017 Protistology-UK Spring Meeting

Journal Article
Rueckert, S., & Tsaousis, A. D. (2017)
Report of the 2017 Protistology-UK Spring Meeting. European Journal of Protistology, 61(Pt.A), 307-310. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejop.2017.10.003
The Protistology-UK 2017 spring meeting was organised as part of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Microbiology Society in Edinburgh between the 3rd to the 6th of April 2017. Th...
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Gregarines - an aquatic symbiosis model system

2020 - 2023
Apicomplexans are widely distributed, single-celled organisms that are always described as obligate parasitic. Despite their importance for human health (malaria, toxoplasmosis) and vast literature on...
Funder: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation | Value: £266,914

Applicability of the optical mesoscope technology to assess physical effects of noise on statocysts of marine invertebrate embryos/larvae: A proof of concept

2020 - 2020
We perceive oceans as quiet,but increasing levels of man-made noise can have negative effects on marine organisms. Invertebrates are under-represented in noise-related research but play significant r...
Funder: Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance | Value: £10,000

Design a smart system for pathogens detection in bathing waters

2019 - 2022
Monitoring the quality of recreational waters such as beaches and rivers is becoming a global concern to protect human health (e.g. the EU Bathing Water Directive (BWD) in Europe). In Scotland, water ...
Funder: Data Lab | Value: £38,822

Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on the Embryogenesis of Squids, Loligo spp.

2017 - 2018
Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on the Embryogenesis of Squids, Loligo spp.
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £2,942

BES Travel Grant for PhD student Alex Kent

2017 - 2017
Travel grant to allow PhD student to attend Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Meeting/conference in Hawaii.
Funder: British Ecological Society | Value: £500

The juvenile fish fauna of a Kenyan mangrove forest: exploring new tools to understand growth and condition.

2016 - 2019
The project will work with a new PhD student who is collecting regular samples of juvenile fish from the Vanga mangrove forest in southern Kenya. The work will focus on two areas: 1) Describing the me...
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £8,300

Exploring the causes of Red Vent Syndrome in wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from coastal waters around Scotland

2016 - 2017
This research will make direct comparisons of δ13C and δ15N isotope values from muscle tissue between populations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) returning to the North, East and West coasts of Scotl...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council

Oral Infestation Challenge

2016 - 2016
Live Atlantic salmon will be experimentally infested with live anisakis simplex. The experiment will run for 35 days, and at certain sampling points, salmon will be euthanised and blood will be taken....
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £490

Parasites in the deep

2014 - 2016
Parasites collected from different fish species (e.g. Barathrites iris) from the New Hebrides trench and the Kermadec trench will be identified on a morphological and molecular level.
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £600

Linking surface ultrastructure & molecular phylogeny of marine gregarine apicomplexan parasites

2013 - 2013
The aim of this project is to assess the surface ultrastructure of marine apicomplexan gregarines and to evaluate if similar surface morphologies of different gregarine species are reflected in molecu...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £2,465
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The hidden links in trophic food webs: where do the parasites fit?

2019 - date
Matthew Dicker | Director of Studies: Dr Sonja Rueckert | Second Supervisor: Prof Mark Huxham

Pathogen detection in bathing waters using microfluidic technology, image processing and deep learning.

2019 - date
Muhammad Ilyas | Director of Studies: Dr Abdelfateh Kerrouche | Second Supervisor: Alistair Lawson

Exosomal signalling in prostate cancer

2018 - date
Isla Bruce | Director of Studies: Dr Amy Poole | Second Supervisor: Dr Jenny Fraser

Exercise to attenuate chemotherapy-induced cardio- and vascular toxicity in breast cancer

2018 - date
Marie McLaughlin | Director of Studies: Dr Mark Ross | Second Supervisor: Prof Geraint Florida-James

The parasite fauna of mangrove fish from Vanga, Kenya

2016 - date
Anna Osicka-Rogowska | Director of Studies: Prof Mark Huxham | Second Supervisor: Dr Sonja Rueckert

Determinants of habitat use by fish and crustaceans in mangroves: using habitat characteristics to predict communities

2015 - 2020
Caroline Wanjiru | Director of Studies: Prof Mark Huxham | Second Supervisor: Dr Sonja Rueckert

Exploring the causes of Red Vent Syndrome in wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from coastal waters around Scotland

2014 - 2018
"In 2005, Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) migrating to the UK exhibited swollen, haemor...
Alexander Kent | Director of Studies: Dr Sonja Rueckert | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers

Non-native bullhead in South-East Scotland: Molecular and morphological identification and parasite links with native fauna

2014 - 2018
The PhD is to investigate the ecological implications of invasive bullhead in...
Jenny Mcleish | Director of Studies: Dr Sonja Rueckert | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers

The effects of anthropogenic noise playbacks on marine invertebrates

2014 - 2018
Anthropogenic noise has profoundly changed the acoustic environment of aquatic habitats, and is known to negatively affect many taxa...
Dr Matthew Wale | Director of Studies: Prof Karen Diele | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers

Assessing the role of intertidal seagrasses as coastal carbon sinks in Scotland

2013 - 2017
Seagrasses form dense and extensive coastal meadows extending from intertidal areas down to 40 m depth worldwide except ...
Maria Potouroglou | Director of Studies: Prof Mark Huxham | Second Supervisor: Prof Karen Diele

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