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Name Research Interests Research Programme
A    
Mr George Ashcroft Osteoarthritis, Bones, Tissue, MRI, Surgical technique Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Prof Richard Aspden Osteoarthritis, Spine, Cartilage, Bone, Biomechanics Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine
B    
Dr Gabriella Baio Radiology, Cancer, Novel tumour targeting compounds, Molecular imaging, Pre-clinical and clinical trials Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Dr Massimiliano Baldassarre Cell migration, Cell invasion, Actin cytoskeleton, Extracellular matrix, Filamin, Integrins  
Prof Robert Barker Immunology, Immune-mediated disease, T lymphocytes, Haematology Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
Dr Rebecca Barr Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Falls, Fractures, Shape modelling Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Dr Neil Basu Systemic vasculitis, SLE, Inflammatory arthritis, Rheumatic fatigue Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Dr Daniel Bennett   Translational Neuroscience
Dr Guy Bewick Mechanical sensation, Hypertension, Synaptic adaptation to activity, Neuromuscular disease, Systems biology, Neuromuscular junction Translational Neuroscience
Prof Ian Booth Membrane proteins, Ion channels, Bacterial homeostasis, Bacterial physiology, Mechanosensitive channels Microbiology
Prof Nuala Booth Fibrin degradation, Cross-linking, Proteomics, Immunochemical methods  
Dr Alex Brand Fungal tropisms, Cell polarity, Calcium signalling, Pathogenic invasion, Mixed-species biofilms Microbiology
Prof Al Brown Candida albicans pathobiology; Environmental adaptation; Stress and nutrient responses; Candida genomics; Systems biology Microbiology
Prof Gordon Brown C-type lectins, Fungal infection, Immunity, Autoimmunity, Pathology, Macrophages Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
C    
Dr Isobel Cameron Depressive disorder, Antidepressants, Psychometrics, Classification Translational Neuroscience
Dr Allison Carrington Work-based Learning, Placements, Employability, Erasmus, Undergraduate Research  
Dr Phil Cash Bacteriology, Proteomics, Pathogenesis, Antiobiotic resistance Microbiology
Dr Elaina Collie-Duguid Genomics, Cancer biology, Cancer biomarkers, Chemoresistance, Breast cancer Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Prof Martin Collinson Genetics, Embryology, Developmental Biology, Birth Defects, Systematics Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Prof Bernadette Connolly Nematode, Pathogen, Host-parasite interaction, Genomics, Anthelminthics Microbiology
Dr Asa Dahle-Smith   Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Dr Isabel Crane Inflammation, Chemokines and their receptors, Cell trafficking, Eye disease - macular degeneration and uveitis Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
Dr Michael A Crilly Public Health Medicine, Epidemiology, Coronary Heart Disease Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
D    
Dr Dana Dawson Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Cardiac imaging, Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy, Nitric Oxide, Myocardial Function Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
Prof Cosimo De Bari Regenerative medicine, Tissue engineering, Stem cells, Arthritis, Cartilage Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Dr Mirela Delibegovic Metabolism, Obesity, Ageing, Diabetes, Cardiovascular dysfunction Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Prof Kevin Docherty Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Islets of Langerhans, Diabetes, Obesity Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Prof Anne Donaldson DNA Replication, Chromosome organisation, Replication origin initiation Microbiology
E    
Prof Emad El-Omar Chronic inflammation, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Host genetics, Gut microbiota, Helicobacter pylori infection Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
Prof Lynda Erskine Eye development, Brain development, Axon guidance, Nerve growth, Optic chiasm Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Prof Lars Erwig Phagocyte biology, Glomerulonephritis, Macrophage programming Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
F    
Dr Ian Fleming Radiology, Cancer, Novel tumour targeting compounds, Molecular imaging, Pre-clinical and clinical trials Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Dr Ken Forbes Human Pathogens, Bacterial pathogens, Epidemiology, Evolution, Genomics Microbiology
Dr Isobel Ford Platelets, Preventing thrombosis, Vascular disease, Haematology, Pharmacology Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
Prof John Forrester Eye, autoimmunity, Corneal transplantation, Wound healing, Clinical ophthalmology - uveitis Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
Prof Paul Fowler Development; Reproduction; Environmental chemicals; Fetal programming; Human Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Prof Michael Frenneaux   Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
G    
Prof Helen Galley Human zinc metabolism, Free radicals, Antioxidants, Liver transplantation Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
Prof Iain Gibson Biomaterials, Scaffolds, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Bone repair Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Prof Dame Anne Glover Bioluminescence, Cell biosensors, Cell metabolic activity, Microbial diversity Microbiology
Prof Neil Gow Medical mycology, Fungal genetics and biology, Microbiology, Fungal diseases, Fungal immunology Microbiology
Dr Jenny Gregory Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Image analysis, Shape-modelling, Medical imaging Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Dr Iain Greig Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Preclinical drug development and Commercialisation Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
H    
Dr Andrew Hall Cell response to disease, Effector and regulatory cells, Adaptive immune factors Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
Dr Charles Harrington Alzheimer's disease, Tau protein, Diagnostics, Therapeutics, Neuropathology Translational Neuroscience
Dr Jiabao He   Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Prof Lora Heisler    
Prof Steve Heys Surgery, Breast Cancer, Nutrition in carcinogenesis, Nutrition and metabolism in malignant disease. Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Dr Karolin Hijazi Mechanisms of HIV-1 transmission, Prevention and therapy for HIV-1 infection, Host-pathogen interactions Microbiology
Dr James Hislop Endocytic trafficking, Function of G-protein coupled receptors, Gene Therapy, Lentiviral vectors Translational Neuroscience
Dr Georgina Hold Host/microbial interactions, Gut microbiota, Inflammatory bowel disease, Gastrointestinal cancer, Chronic inflammation Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
Prof Stefan Hoppler Embryos, Developmental Biology, Stem Cells, Molecular Regulation of Differential Gene Expression, Cell Signalling, Heart Development, Colorectal Cancer Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
Dr Wenlong Huang Spinal cord injury, Peripheral nerve injury, Nerve regeneration and repair, Tissue engineering, Chronic neuropathic pain Translational Neuroscience
Prof James Hutchison Orthopaedics, Bone research, Hip fractures, Arthroplasty, Health services research, Surgical teaching and training Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine
J    
Dr Alison Jenkinson Free radicals, Antioxidants, Disease processes, Nutrition, Exercise, DNA Damage, DNA repair Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine
K    
Dr Lucia Kuffova Eye, Corneal transplantation, HSV-1 infection, Autoimmunity, Clinical ophthalmology - uveitis, Vitreoretinal surgery Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
L    
Dr Bing Lang Brain development, Schizophrenia and mental disorders, Neural stem cells, Cell migration Translational Neuroscience
Dr Megan Lenardon Fungi, Chitin, Septation, Cell Division and Antifungals Microbiology
Dr Arimantas Lionikas Musculoskeletal system function, Genetics of muscle function Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Prof Janet Liversidge Inflammation, Immune regulation, Monocyte/macrophages, Leukocyte trafficking, Biomarker discovery, Flow cytometry Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
Dr Alexander Lorenz Meiosis, Genetics, Homologous recombination, Chromosome axis, Schizosaccharomyces pombe Microbiology
Prof David Lurie Medical Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Imaging Technology, MRI Hardware, Field Cycling MRI Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine
M    
Dr Donna MacCallum Mycology, Fungal pathogenesis, Infection models, Strain typing, Drug discovery Microbiology
Dr Alasdair MacKenzie Pain, depression, Obesity, Addiction, Gene regulation, Polymorphisms, Epigenetics Translational Neuroscience
Dr Mary-Joan Macleod Transient ischaemic attack and stroke, Hypertension, Genetics of stroke, Epidemiology of stroke Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
Dr Alexandra Mavroeidi Physical activity, Vitamin D, Osteoporosis, Falls, Gene-environment interactions Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Prof Peter McCaffery Brain development, Neurogenesis, Hypothalamus, Vitamin, Nuclear receptor Translational Neuroscience
Prof Colin McCaig Nerve repair, wound healing, Developmental and regenerative biology, Tumour biology, Brain development and neuropathologies Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Prof Iain McEwan Molecular mechanisms of action of the human androgen receptor, Prostate cancer Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Dr Gordon McEwan Epithelial transport, Intestinal nutrient absorption, Pathophysiology of epithelial fluid secretion Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Dr Mairi McLean   Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
Prof Zosia Miedzybrodzka Stratified medicine, Congenital talipes equinovarus, Gastro-oesophageal cancer, Cancer genetics, Familial hypercholesterolaemia Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Dr Sam Miller Bacteria, Ion channels, Transporters, Mechanosensation, KTN domains Microbiology
Dr Nimesh Mody Obesity, Type-2 diabetes, Nutrition, Signalling, Retinoids Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
Dr Berndt Muller Genome organisation, Gene regulation, RNA processing, RNA-protein interaction, Neurological disorders Microbiology
Dr Carol Munro Drug discovery, Functional genomics, Fungal cell wall, Medical mycology, Drug resistance Microbiology
Dr Fiona Murray   Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
Prof Graeme Murray Biorepository, Colorectal cancer, Pathology, Tumour biomarkers Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Prof Alison Murray Brain imaging, Cognitive ageing, Cognitive reserve, Dementia, Aberdeen Birth Cohorts Translational Neuroscience
Dr Nicola Mutch Thrombosis, Haemostasis, Platelets, Fibrin, Fibrinolysis Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
N    
Dr Masaru Nakamoto Neural Development, Visual System Development, Axon Guidance, Cell-cell Interaction, Cellular signalling Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Prof Graeme Nixon Cardiovascular disease, Blood vessels, Endothelial cells, Vascular inflammation Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
O    
Prof Anthony Ormerod Psoriasis, Therapy and immunology, Contact dermatitis, Occupational skin disease Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
P    
Prof Simon Parson Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Vascular pathologies Translational Neuroscience
Prof Roger Pertwee Cannabis, Cannabinoids, Pharmacology, Drug discovery, Allosteric modulators Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
Dr Jonathan Pettitt Nematode genetics, Cadherins, Epithelial morphogenesis, Splided leader trans-splicing and operons, Evolution of Wnt signalling Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Prof Russell Petty Gastric cancer, Oesophageal cancer, Biomarkers, Novel targets, Clinical trials Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Prof Bettina Platt Neurodegeneration, Dementia, Neuronal plasticity, Translational technologies, Therapeutics Translational Neuroscience
Prof Andy Porter Application of antibody engineering to the solution of both medical and environmental problems Microbiology
R    
Dr Ann Rajnicek Tissue regeneration, Wound healing, Nerve repair, Directing cell migration, Bioelectricity Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Dr Aivaras Ratkevicius Muscle fatigue and weakness after repetitive exercise, Mitochondrial citrate synthase in cellular metabolism and function Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Prof David Reid Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Imaging, Clinical research Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Prof Gernot Riedel   Translational Neuroscience
Dr Justin Rochford    
Dr Anke Roelofs Skeletal biology, Mesenchymal stem cells, Arthritis, Regenerative medicine, Skeletal pharmacology Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine
S    
Dr Yasushi Saka Synthetic Biology, Mathematical Modelling, Pattern formation, Yeast Genetics, Microfluidics Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Prof Christian Schwarzbauer Brain, MRI, Neuroimaging, Functional connectivity Translational Neuroscience
Dr Ryo Sekido Sex determination and differentiation, Molecular genetics and epigenetics, Reproduction, Gender medicine, Stem cell biology Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Dr Hugh Seton   Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Dr Kath Shennan Targeting of proteins within neuroenddocrine cells, Involvement of lipid rafts in protein sorting and secretion Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Dr Derryck Shewan Developmental neurobiology, Axon guidance, CNS regeneration, cAMP and Epac signalling, FRET Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Dr Tim Smith Molecular Imaging, PET tracers, Nanoparticles imaging agents, 31P-NMR spectroscopy in cancer Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Dr Stefania Spanò Microbiology, Bacterial pathogenesis, Cell biology Microbiology
Prof David St Clair Psychiatric Genetics, Schizophrenia Translational Neuroscience
Prof Ian Stansfield Yeast, Translation, Protein synthesis, Ribosome, Translational regulation of gene expression Microbiology
T    
Dr Frank Thies Diet, Cardiovascular function, Cardiovascular risk, Inflammatory processes Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
V    
Dr Neil Vargesson Chick embryology, Zebrafish embryology, Teratology, Limb development, Thalidomide Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Prof Mark Vickers Red cell death, Immunity against red cells, Immunity against Epstein-Barr virus, Lymphoma, Clinical haematology Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
W    
Dr Gordon Waiter Computational Neuroimaging, Ageing, Autism, Cerebrovascular disease, MRI Translational Neuroscience
Prof Heather Wallace Cancer therapeutics, Cancer prevention, Drug delivery, Polyamines, Cell death Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Dr Frank Ward Molecular processes in immunological tolerance Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
Dr Adilia Warris Aspergillus, Host-fungus interaction, Medical mycology, Immunocompromised host Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
Prof Nigel Webster Inflammatory and immune responses in the critically ill, Potential therapeutic approaches Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
Prof Andy Welch Imaging, PET, Image Processing, Image Reconstruction, Geosciences Translational Neuroscience
Prof Pieter van West Host-microbe interactions, Aquatic animal diseases, Plant pathology, Oomycetes, Biodiversity Microbiology
Dr Justin Williams   Translational Neuroscience
Dr Duncan Wilson   Microbiology
Dr Heather Wilson Macrophage, Atherosclerosis, Suppressor of cytokine signalling (SOCS), Glomerulonephritis, Inflammation Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
Prof Claude Wischik Alzheimer's disease, Tau protein, Clinical trials, Neuroimaging, Diagnostics Translational Neuroscience
Y    
Dr Neil Young Leucocyte Ig-like Receptors, Human Leucocyte Antigens, Dendritic Cells, Immune Regulation, Immunogenetics Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
Dr Raif Yücel   Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
Z    
Prof Matteo Zanda Molecular imaging, PET, MRI, Drug discovery, Organic synthesis Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
Prof Min Zhao   Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
Dr Xuming Zhang