Senior Lecturer, Teaching Fellow
Smith, A., Moorhouse, E., Monaghan, J., Taylor, C., & Singleton, I. (in press). Sources and Survival of Listeria monocytogenes on Fresh, Leafy Produce. Journal of Applied Microbiology, ISSN 1364-5072
Listeria monocytogenes in an intracellular human pathogen which enters the body through contaminated food stuffs and is known to contaminate fresh leafy produce such as spinac...
Lentendu, G., Mahé, F., Bass, D., Rueckert, S., Stoeck, T., & Dunthorn, M. (in press). Consistent patterns of high alpha and low beta diversity in tropical parasitic and free-living protists. Molecular Ecology, ISSN 0962-1083
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...
Kemp, S., Young, L., Ross, M., Prach, M., Hutchison, G. R., Malone, E., & Fraser, J. A. (2018). Silver nanoparticles promote the emergence of heterogeneic human neutrophil sub-populations. Scientific Reports, 8(1), doi:10.1038/s41598-018-25854-2. ISSN 2045-2322
Neutrophil surveillance is central to nanoparticle clearance. Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) have numerous uses, however conflicting evidence exists as to their impact on neutrop...
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...
Medical Research Council
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most important ageing-related musculoskeletal disease, affecting almost 9 million people in the UK. Despite this, there remain many unanswered questions in our understanding...
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...
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...
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, ...
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...
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
Principal & Vice Chancellor
Brazo-Sayavera, J., Martínez-Valencia, M. A., Müller, L., Andronikos, G., & Martindale, R. J. J. (2018). Relative age effects in international age group championships: A study of Spanish track and field athletes. PLoS ONE, 13(4), (e0196386). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0196386. ISSN 1932-6203
The relative age effect is a well-researched phenomenon, however there is still a dearth of understanding in track and field and female sport. This study investigated the role...
Ross, M., Ingram, L., Taylor, G., Malone, E., Simpson, R. J., West, D., & Florida-James, G. (in press). Older men display elevated levels of senescence-associated exercise responsive CD28 null. Physiological Reports,
Aging is associated with elevated cardiovascular disease risk. As a result of aging, endothelial dysfunction develops, partly due to a reduction in vascular regenerative abili...
Vogogias, A., Kennedy, J., Archambault, D., Bach, B., Smith, V. A., & Currant, H. (in press). BayesPiles: Visualisation Support for Bayesian Network Structure Learning. ACM transactions on intelligent systems and technology, ISSN 2157-6904
We address the problem of exploring, combining and comparing large collections of scored, directed networks for understanding inferred Bayesian networks used in biology. In th...
Thornhill, I. A., Biggs, J., Hill, M. J., Briers, R., Gledhill, D., Wood, P. J., …Hassall, C. (in press). The functional response and resilience in small waterbodies along land-use and environmental gradients. Global Change Biology, ISSN 1354-1013
There is growing recognition of the essential services provided to humanity by functionally intact ecosystems. Freshwater ecosystems are found throughout agricultural and urba...
Ahmad, S. F., Brown, J. K., Campbell, L. L., Koscielniak, M., Oliver, C., Wheelhouse, N., …Horne, A. W. (2018). Pelvic Chlamydial Infection Predisposes to Ectopic Pregnancy by Upregulating Integrin β1 to Promote Embryo-tubal Attachment. EBioMedicine, doi:10.1016/j.ebiom.2018.02.020
Tubal ectopic pregnancies are a leading cause of global maternal morbidity and mortality. Previous infection with Chlamydia trachomatis is a major risk factor for tubal embryo...
Saeedi, H., Kamrani, E., Nordhaus, I., & Diele, K. (2018). Sediment Temperature Impact on Population Structure and Dynamics of the Crab Austruca iranica Pretzmann, 1971 (Crustacea: Ocypodidae) in Subtropical Mangroves of the Persian Gulf. Wetlands, doi:10.1007/s13157-018-0998-5. ISSN 0277-5212
Ocypodid crabs inhabit intertidal sandy/muddy flats of tropical and sub-tropical mangroves. Iran has three species of the genus Austruca. In contrast to A. sindensis and A. la...
He, T., Zhang, H., & Zhang, K. (2018). A smoothed finite element approach for computational fluid dynamics: applications to incompressible flows and fluid–structure interaction. Computational Mechanics, doi:10.1007/s00466-018-1549-x. ISSN 0178-7675
In this paper the cell-based smoothed finite element method (CS-FEM) is introduced into two mainstream aspects of computational fluid dynamics: incompressible flows and fluid–...
Boukelia, Z., Gomes, E. C., & Florida-James, G. D. (2017). Diurnal Variation in Physiological and Immune Responses to Endurance Sport in Highly Trained Runners in a Hot and Humid Environment. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2018, (1-9). doi:10.1155/2018/3402143. ISSN 1942-0900
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to investigate the physiological and immunological response of highly trained runners to an intense bout of exercise performed at two di...
Ross, M. D., Malone, E. M., Simpson, R., Cranston, I., Ingram, L., Wright, G. P., …Florida-James, G. D. (2017). Lower Resting and Exercise-Induced Circulating Angiogenic Progenitors and Angiogenic T-Cells in Older Men. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00592.2017. ISSN 0363-6135
Ageing is associated with a dysfunctional endothelial phenotype, as well as reduced angiogenic capabilities. Exercise exerts beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, p...
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), (e0187430). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0187430. ISSN 1932-6203
Gregarines represent an important transition step from free-living predatory (colpodellids s.l.) and/or photosynthetic (Chromera and Vitrella) apicomplexan lineage...
Martín-Aragón Baudel, M. A. S., Rae, M. T., Darlison, M. G., Poole, A. V., & Fraser, J. A. (2017). Preferential activation of HIF-2α adaptive signalling in neuronal-like cells in response to acute hypoxia. PLoS ONE, 12(10), (e0185664). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0185664. ISSN 1932-6203
Stroke causes severe neuronal damage as disrupted cerebral blood flow starves neurons of oxygen and glucose. The hypoxia inducible factors (HIF-1α and HIF-2α) orchestrate oxyg...
Neubeck, L. (2017). Mobile Technology Use In Patients Eligible For Cardiac Rehabilitation: Does Age Matter?. Journal of Medical Internet Research, ISSN 1439-4456
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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
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