Senior Lecturer, Teaching Fellow, Head of Life Sciences
Buwert, P. (2017). Shepard Fairey’s inauguration posters may define political art in Trump era
The American street artist Shepard Fairey created a poster for Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign. It was 2008 and the simple red, beige and blue stencilled image o...
Alwis, L. S. M., Bustamante, H., Bremer, K., Roth, B., Sun, T., & Grattan, K. T. V. (2017). A pilot study: Evaluation of sensor system design for optical fibre humidity sensors subjected to aggressive air sewer environment. In 2016 IEEE SENSORS,doi:10.1109/icsens.2016.7808482
Research has identified that humidity plays a fundamental role on the conversion of hydrogen sulphide into sulphuric acid during corrosion of concrete in gravity sewers and th...
Liuti, A., D'Amico, B. & Pugnale, A. (2016). Building timber gridshells with air: Numerical simulations and technique challenges. In Cruz, P. J. S. (Ed.). Structures and Architecture: Beyond their LimitsISBN 9781138026513
Construction has always been a fascinating and challenging aspect of timber gridshells. So far, only three techniques have successfully been used for the erection of such stru...
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Biology is a visually grounded scientific discipline-from the way data is collected and analysed to the manner in which the results are communicated to others. Traditionally pictures in scientific pub...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
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...
Understanding wood cell wall structure, biopolymer interaction and composition: Implications for current products and new material innovation
09 June 2016
Simon Powers will write an article about "defection" (as the term is used in game theory), for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, edited by To...
18 May 2016
The June 2016 issue of Journal of Information Science (volume 42, issue 3) has just been published. This is a special issue of the journal that comprises twelve articles devel...
01 April 2016
Michael J Driscol from the FBI will present the end note talk at Big Data in Cyber Security conference on 10 May 2016. He will join leading speakers, including from HPE, RSA, ...
Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Dean of Applied Sciences
Senior Research Fellow
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
Lecturer and Research Leader in Biomedical Sciences
Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Murnane, D., Ramachandran, V., Hammond, R., Pickering, J., Roberts, K., Soufian, M., …Pencheva, K. (2016). Blending Pre-formulation Metrics with Molecular Calculations to Facilitate Aerosol Product Formulation. In Respiratory Drug Delivery, 79-88. ISBN na
In silico modeling using synthonic engineering provides a powerful tool to assist quality by design (QbD) strategies by facilitating the study of molecular forces of interacti...
Meharg, D., & Fotheringham, J. (2016). Partnership and preparation: a new model of transition from college to university. In Equality and diversity in learning and teaching in higher education : Papers from Equality Challenge Unit and Higher Education Academy joint conferences, 102-112
Widening participation in higher education continues to be a key focus for Scottish government and the 2013 Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act places obligations upon Universiti...
Turnbull, R., Davidson, A., Shearer, N., & Wilson, C. (2015). Cellulose as a Pore Former in Electroless Co-Deposited Anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. In Proceedings of the 12th EUROPEAN SOFC & SOE FORUM, 1-11
A study was conducted to investigate the feasibility of cellulose as a pore former in the manufacture of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) anodes using Electroless Co-Deposition (E...
Whitlock, D., Rickson, J., Humphries, N., Thompson, R. & Tibbett, M. (2015). The influence of coal mine spoil physical properties on the spatial distribution of lichen-rich communities. In Mine Closure 2015: Proceedings of the tenth internation conference on mine closure, 1047. ISBN 9780991790593
Coal mine spoil tips have been recognised as a UK Biodiversity Action Plan habitat owing to the presence of a host of unique flora and fauna assemblages and, in particular, " ...
Vones, K. (2014). Towards the Posthuman: Materiality and process in the creation of stimulus-responsive jewellery objects. In All Makers Now?ISBN 978-0-9544187-9-3
The idea of creating a jewellery organism that comes alive on the
body has fascinated and inspired my research ever since learning
about the potential inherent in smart materi...
Vones, K. (2013). Towards the Posthuman: Materiality and process in the creation of stimulus-responsive jewellery objects. In All Makers Now?ISBN 978-0-9544187-9-3
Vones, K. (2013). Technological Microcosms – Considering Materiality and Collaborative Practice in the Creation of Wearable Futures. In Praxis and Poetics - Research Through Design 2013, 59-62. ISBN 978-0-9549587-9-4
With the increased prevalence of digital technologies in our everyday lives, the questions posed to the contemporary craft practitioner regarding creation of an emotionally re...
Rosbottom, I., Roberts, K. J., Hammond, R. B. & Soufian, M. (2013). Morphological prediction of the polymorphic forms of para amino-benzoic acid based on internal crystallographic structure and crystallisation environment. In 17th International Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy - ICCGE-17
Morphological prediction of the polymorphic forms of para amino-benzoic acid based on internal crystallographic structure and crystallisation environment.
Robertson, M. (2009). Cultural and festive activity as brand salience for the creative city destination: case study UNESCO City of Literature. In CAUTHE 2010: Tourism and Hospitality: Challenge the Limits, 1229-1233
This work - in - progress stems from an earlier project by Robertson and Rogers (2009).
It addresses the role of the media and stakeholder collaboration in a city in formin...
Schinwald, A., Galban-Horcajo, F., Malone, E., & Smith, P. (2009). Immunomodulatory effects of cannabinoids in human T-lymphocytes. In Proceedings of the British Pharmacological Society
Background: Circulating levels of endocannabinoids are elevated in obese and hyperglycaemic patients and may contribute to immune dysfunction in obesity and diabetes. Cannabin...
Hart, E., & Davoudani, D. (2009). Dendritic cell trafficking: from Immunology to Engineering. In Artificial Immune Systems,, 11-13. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03246-2_4
The field of Artificial Immune Systems (AIS) has derived inspiration from many different elements of the natural immune system in order to develop engineered systems that oper...
Barreto, D., O’Sullivan, C., & Zdravkovic, L. (2008). Quantifying the Evolution of Soil Fabric Under Different Stress Paths. In POWDERS AND GRAINS 2009: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICROMECHANICS OF GRANULAR MEDIA, 181-184. doi:10.1063/1.3179881
It is well recognized that the macro-scale response of soils is anisotropic in terms of strength, stiffness, permeability, etc. The source of this anisotropy is thought to be ...
Our website evaluated extremely positively among patients, family members and clinicians in NHS Lothian and our model is unquestionably of utility Scotland-wide.The underpinning research and iterative...
Chief Scientists Office
PThe impact of psychological trauma on physical and mental health is well known, although current models of care are failing to meet clients’ needs. A new model of care, supported and financed by the ...
Nrf2, a transcriptional activator of cell protection genes, is an emerging target for neurodegenerative conditions including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Nrf2 activity is reduced in dementia patients and...
University of Stratchlyde (Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre)
This project aims to investigate the first phase to manufacture chemicals from starch waste, namely acetone, butanol, ethanol, succinic acid and/or D-amino acid oxidase. Edinburgh Napier University (E...
ENU Development Trust
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...
Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation
Many people need to instil eye drops to treat conditions such as Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) and Glaucoma (30% of the population have DES and 70 million people worldwide have glaucoma). DES is relieved wit...
The University of Edinburgh
Neuromodulation can improve ovarian dysfunction in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This is achieved by four mechanisms: i) if neural signals are involved in LH action directly their modulation may ...
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
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.
Creating antibodies as new tools to investigate the cell sugar transporters that are unregulated in cancer and infection
A pump-priming proposal designed to investigate the potential for LL-37, a human cationic host defence peptide, to inhibit Rhinovirus infection and/or target cells infected with Rhinovirus for inducti...
Since October 2008 the EI has delivered a Graduate Certificate of Management Practice programme designed in conjunction with SELECT (the Electrical Contractors' Association for Scotland).The programme...
This doctoral research project is concerned with th...
Studies of wild callitrichids reveal limited data about their complex diets. As
insectivorous primates it is likely that they can digest chitin. Using the
This PhD project is on the optimisation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC’s) electrodes produced via Electrole...
08 June 2018
08 June 2018
Nicolas Bredeche, ISIR, UPMC, Sorbonnes Université (France)
Collective adaptive systems are ubiquitous: from the many examples that can be observed in nature to a...
08 June 2017
08 June 2017
19 June 2017
19 June 2017
What we see is more informative than what we read or what we hear. We, therefore, like to visualize our perception of data, feeling, activity, anatomy, relationship, etc. We l...
17 February 2016
17 February 2016
Stevie Wilson will provide a key talk at the International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security on 10 May in Edinburgh.
Steve is currently the Head of Europol’s Euro...
16 January 2016
16 January 2016
22 April 2016
22 April 2016
Open for ApplicationsRecruitment is now underway for the 4th year of the Destination Leaders Programme; a transformational investment for you, your business and your destinati...