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ProjectResearch Group
A genome-wide approach to understand domesticationEnvironmental Biosciences
A global framework for quantifying the ecosystem service impacts of oil and biofuel productionEnvironmental Biosciences
Acoustic environmental monitoring: a low-cost efficient tool for evaluating human exploitation of tropical forests Environmental Biosciences
Adaptive differences in response to flooding in Populus alba and Populus tremulaEnvironmental Biosciences
Addressing the Valuation of Energy and Nature Together (ADVENT)Environmental Biosciences
An ecosystem service approach to quantifying the role of freshwater biodiversity in supporting food securityEnvironmental Biosciences
An individual-based perspective on macroevolutionEnvironmental Biosciences,
Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate
Anionic lipids in cell signalling: a mechanism for the modulation of ABC multidrug transportersMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Antimicrobial copper: Biocidal efficacy and killing mechanism of copper and copper alloy dry surfaces against bacterial and viral pathogensEnvironmental Biosciences,
Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Antimicrobial Tolerance in Bacterial Biofilms: An Inter-Disciplinary ApproachEnvironmental Biosciences
Are GTGs a new class of plant anion channels regulating pH in the endomembrane system?Environmental Biosciences
Bat pollination services: their importance and vulnerability to environmental changesEnvironmental Biosciences
BEFTA: The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function in Tropical Agriculture ProjectEnvironmental Biosciences
Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functions and Policy Across a Tropical Forest Modification GradientEnvironmental Biosciences
Bioenergy value chains: Whole systems analysis and optimisationEnvironmental Biosciences
Biofouling control for in-situ lab-on-a-chip environmental sensorsMolecular and Cellular Biosciences,
Environmental Biosciences
BioliSME II: Demonstration, validation and preliminary promotion of a commercial prototype speedy system for sampling and detecting Listeria monocytogenesEnvironmental Biosciences,
Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Calcium ATPases - role in calcium homeostasis and signallingMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Calcium Pump TargetingMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Calcium Pumps and ThermogenesisMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
CarboBioCropEnvironmental Biosciences
Causes and consequences of microglial priming in the ageing brainBiomedical Sciences
Characterisation of cue-dependent behaviour in plant parasitic nematodes: the neurobiology of host plant invasionBiomedical Sciences
Characterisation of glycosyltransferases functioning during the synthesis of the secondary cell wall hemicellulose glucuronoxylanMolecular and Cellular Biosciences,
Environmental Biosciences
Chronophysiology of Spotted Wing DrosophilaEnvironmental Biosciences,
Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Circadian Developmental RequirementsMolecular and Cellular Biosciences,
Biomedical Sciences
CleanWeb - the Web as an enabler of environmental sustainabilityEnvironmental Biosciences
Climate-proof habitat refugiaEnvironmental Biosciences
Cold Atmospheric Plasma (CAP) for the decontamination of reusable surgical instrumentsMolecular and Cellular Biosciences,
Environmental Biosciences
Combating Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm tolerance and antibiotic resistance in cystic fibrosisBiomedical Sciences
Consequences of early embryo environmentMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Conservation and adaptation in the landscape: A review of landscape scale approaches in BritainEnvironmental Biosciences
Control of adult neurogenesis during chronic neurodegenerationBiomedical Sciences
Control of Drosophila circadian behaviour by the RHO1-signalling pathwayMolecular and Cellular Biosciences,
Biomedical Sciences
Control of fruit flies in Malaysian fruit cropsEnvironmental Biosciences
Developing an integrated framework for investigating biodiversity responses to global environmental changeEnvironmental Biosciences
Developing the genomic resources underpinning molecular breeding in watercress (Nasturtium officinale)Environmental Biosciences
Development of anti-fouling strategies for long-term deployed in situ sensors in marine environmentsEnvironmental Biosciences
Development of endoscope decontamination proceduresEnvironmental Biosciences,
Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Development of improved perennial non-food biomass and bioproduct crops for water-stressed environments (WATBIO)Bioenergy and Organic Resources
Development of novel methods to assess the viability and infectivity of pathogens in biofilms found in drinking water supply systems.Molecular and Cellular Biosciences,
Environmental Biosciences
Developmental function of the RGII component of pectin in plantsEnvironmental Biosciences
Diet and immune responses in Drosophila melanogasterEnvironmental Biosciences,
Biomedical Sciences
Differentiation therapy and cancerMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Digital lifeEnvironmental Biosciences
Dispersal of Biofilm in Cystic Fibrosis using Low Dose Nitric OxideMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Dissecting pathways involved in Manganese homeostasis and stress in higher plant cellsMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
DNA quadruplexes and their interaction with ligandsMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
DNA sequence recognition by small moleculesMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
DNA sequence recognition by triple helix formationMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Does Wlds mediate protection in a Drosophila model of tauopathies?Biomedical Sciences
Drought tolerance and nutrition in underutilised legume cropsEnvironmental Biosciences
Ecosystem Canaries: biodiversity measures as early warning signalsEnvironmental Biosciences
Effect of folic acid supplementation during the life course on cancer susceptibilityMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Effect of mouse maternal high fat diet during preimplantation and later stages of pregnancy on offspring development and healthBiomedical Sciences
Effects of electric fields on animal behaviourBiomedical Sciences
Elucidating the mode of action of a novel nematicide on plant parasitic nematodesBiomedical Sciences
Elucidating the role of vascular endothelial growth factor in regulating adult bone health, strength and repairBiomedical Sciences
ENERGYPOPLAR: Understanding traits for bioenergy in poplarEnvironmental Biosciences
Engineering, environmental and human behavioural factors influencing the colonisation of hospital water outlets by Pseudomonas aeruginosaBiomedical Sciences
Environmental Healthcare Unit ConsultancyMolecular and Cellular Biosciences,
Environmental Biosciences
Environmental impact of transgenic (GM) plantsEnvironmental Biosciences
Epigenetic mechanisms and the developmental origins of health and diseaseMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Epigenetic mechanisms in metabolic bone disease: from pathology to biomarkerMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
EpiHealthNet: Environment during periconceptional development, due to diabetes, obesity or assisted reproductive technologies, and altered health during ageingBiomedical Sciences
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) induced by RAS activation in alveolar Type II cells leads to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) or lung cancer invasion?Biomedical Sciences
Establishing the developmental function of the pectic component rhamnogalacturonan II (RGII)Biomedical Sciences
Estimating the net economic consequences of losing pollination servicesEnvironmental Biosciences
EuroChar: Development of technologies for long-term carbon sequestrationEnvironmental Biosciences
Evaluation of Management and Monitoring of Freshwater Systems in Oil Palm PlantationsEnvironmental Biosciences
Evaluation of the role of bacterial biofilms in the pathophysiology of chronic rhinosinusitis
EVOLTREE Environmental Biosciences
Evolution of cooperation in microbial biofilmsEnvironmental Biosciences
Evolutionary aspects of ant-fungus interactions in leaf-cutting antsEnvironmental Biosciences
Exploiting C. elegans to provide insight into neural substrates of human alcohol dependenceBiomedical Sciences
Exploring the influence of the plant lateral root gravitropic set point angle on architecture in soils using X-Ray Computed TomographyEnvironmental Biosciences
Extending the boundaries of nucleic acid chemistryMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Functional analysis of Sodium/glucose cotransporter 1 (SGLT1), a potential therapeutic target for PTEN-inactive breast cancerBiomedical Sciences
Generation of a screening platform for the Cys-loop superfamily of ligand gated ion channelsMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Genetic diversification in a multi-species bacterial biofilm communityMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Global transcriptomic responses to parasitismEnvironmental Biosciences,
Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Grant - Charting Intercellular SpaceMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Harnessing the Genetic Diversity of Watercress (Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum) for Improved Morphology and Anti-cancer Benefits: Underpinning Data for Molecular Breeding.Environmental Biosciences
How do preimplantation embryos sense and respond to maternal nutrition affecting fetal development and adult healthBiomedical Sciences
How does autophagy regulate the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)?Biomedical Sciences
How does natural and anthropogenic disturbance change human population growth?Environmental Biosciences
How will greening the desert affect bats and the ecosystem services they provide?Ecology and Evolution
Identification of novel crustacean pathogen receptor proteinsMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Identification of perinatal epigenetic markers of later phenotypeMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Identifying peptide candidates for a vaccine against the contagious cancer, Devil Facial Tumour DiseaseMolecular and Cellular Biosciences,
Cancer Sciences Research group
Identifying the regulating factors of biodiversity in deep timeEnvironmental Biosciences,
Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate
Immune-to-brain communication in immune-mediated lung inflammation; studies of neuronal mechanisms and the impact of immunomodulatorsBiomedical Sciences
Immunity, neurodegeneration and ageingBiomedical Sciences,
Environmental Biosciences
ImmunonutrientsEnvironmental Biosciences
Implications of drought conditions for microbial soil ecology: a metagenomic approachEnvironmental Biosciences
Improving immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s diseases by modulating FcR interaction: an antibody engineering approach.Biomedical Sciences
Improving solar conversion efficiency in marine microalgaeMolecular and Cellular Biosciences,
Environmental Biosciences
Improving the quality of lettuce (Lactuca sativa) using a molecular breeding approachEnvironmental Biosciences
Improving the sustainability of water use in baby leaf salad cropsEnvironmental Biosciences
Inflammation in chronic neurodegeneration and the contribution of systemic inflammationBiomedical Sciences
Integrated in silico prediction of protein-protein interaction motifsMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Interactome-wide prediction of short linear protein interaction motifs in humansMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Investigating Novel Genes in Poplar for Improved Cell Wall DisassemblyEnvironmental Biosciences
Investigating the Impact of Nervous System Maturation on Transmembrane Receptor Localisation and Transport in CNS AxonsBiomedical Sciences
Investigating the interface between metabolism and neurodegenerationBiomedical Sciences
Investigating the mechanisms of membrane traffic and cell signallingBiomedical Sciences
Investigating the mechanisms of mitophagyBiomedical Sciences
Investigating the mechanisms of Parkin-mediated mitophagyBiomedical Sciences
Investigating the role of membranes on protein aggregation and neurotoxicity of the huntingtin protein.Molecular and Cellular Biosciences,
Biomedical Sciences,
Magnetic Resonance
Investigation into why oocytes fail to mature into eggsBiomedical Sciences
In-Vivo Imaging of Soil, Roots and Root Hairs for Improved Understanding of Phosphate Uptake by PlantsEnvironmental Biosciences
Label-free spectroscopy for diagnosing and monitoring ADMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Light regulation of amino acid uptake in marine cyanobacteriaMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Light regulation of chloroplast development and tetrapyrrole synthesisMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Linking perturbed maternal environment during periconceptional development, due to diabetes, obesity or assisted reproductive technologies, and altered health during ageingBiomedical Sciences
Linking the immune system to the central nervous system: a role for antibodies and Fcγ receptors in neuronal damage.Biomedical Sciences
MAGLUEEnvironmental Biosciences
Mammalian NeurodegenerationBiomedical Sciences
Managing tropical agricultural ecosystems for resistance and recovery of ecosystem processesEnvironmental Biosciences
Manganese homeostasis in higher plantsEnvironmental Biosciences
Mapping the supply and demand of bioenergy in Great Britain to 2050Environmental Biosciences
Maternal mechanisms induced by diet regulating embryo developmental plasticity affecting life-long healthMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
ME7 Synaptopathy model: a protein aggregation disease to model Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic neurodegenerationBiomedical Sciences
Measuring and optimising multiple ecosystem services provided by chalk streamsEnvironmental Biosciences
Mechanism for delayed senescence in Populus in a high CO2 world Environmental Biosciences
Mechanisms of DNA damage and repair in mature oocytesBiomedical Sciences
Mechanistic insight into the regulatory role of the key kinetochore protein Spc105/KNL1 in chromosome segregationMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Metabotropic Glutamate receptors (mGluRs) models to investigate synaptic organizationBiomedical Sciences
mGluRs model for genes to behaviourBiomedical Sciences
Microbial interactions in multi-species drinking water biofilm communityEnvironmental Biosciences
Mobilising bat occurrence data in ZambiaEcology and Evolution
Modelling decision making in C. elegans to understand neural mechanisms of major psychiatric disordersBiomedical Sciences
Modelling neural responsesBiomedical Sciences
Modifying nucleic acid nanostructures by triplex formationMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Modifying Uracil DNA GlycosylaseMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Modulation of Alzheimer's disease protein networks: Minimising neuronal toxicity while preserving synaptic plasticityBiomedical Sciences,
Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Molecular mechanisms controlling heart cells proteins synthesis and cardiac hypertrophyMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Molecular mechanisms underlying the communication between the peripheral immune system and the brainBiomedical Sciences
More crop per dropEnvironmental Biosciences
Multi-functional environmental sensing by CRYPTOCHROME in a Drosophila modelMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Multitrophic interactions - inducted plant resistance and plant S.O.S. signallingEnvironmental Biosciences
NanoScopeBiomedical Sciences
Neuronal information processing and network modellingBiomedical Sciences
Nuclear phosphoinositides and their role in the regulation of myogenic differentiationBiomedical Sciences
Nutrient stress in plants in relation to biofortification and phytoremediationEnvironmental Biosciences
Occurrence and horizontal gene transfer of carbapenemase and ESBL genes in soil microbiomesEnvironmental Biosciences
Optimisation of reintroduction protocol for cryptic species: reintroducing the sand lizard Lacerta agilis to a lowland heath siteEnvironmental Biosciences
Origin and evolution of chess-like board gamesEnvironmental Biosciences
OtoAcoustic BiometricsBiomedical Sciences
Parallel domestication as a model to understand the repeatability of phenotypic evolutionEnvironmental Biosciences
Physiological function of the GTG/GPHRs, a highly conserved family of eukaryotic membrane proteinsEnvironmental Biosciences
Physiological role of sucrose and amino acid permeases in higher plantsMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Physiology, genetics and evolution of predictive adaptive responses in DrosophilaBiomedical Sciences
Physiology, genetics and genomics of drought adaptation in PopulusEnvironmental Biosciences
Plasticity of behaviour for good and badBiomedical Sciences
Plasticity through scaffolding moleculesBiomedical Sciences
Plastid-to-nucleus signalling in plantsEnvironmental Biosciences,
Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Population genomics of plant adaptation to elevated CO2Environmental Biosciences
Predictive Adaptive Responses in DrosophilaEnvironmental Biosciences
Prevention and minimisation of biofilms on urinary catheters and equipmentEnvironmental Biosciences
Promoting resilience of subsistence farming to El Niño events in Papua New Guinea: an integrated socio-ecological approachEnvironmental Biosciences
Promoting the resilience of ecosystem services to climate change: a case study with pine plantations, pine processionary moth and batsEcology and Evolution
Protein misfolding and the neuroprotective role of molecular chaperonesBiomedical Sciences
Rapid assessment of biodiversity and biogeochemical processing across tropical land-use gradientsEnvironmental Biosciences
Rapid assessment of surface contamination and decontamination efficacyMolecular and Cellular Biosciences,
Environmental Biosciences
Reducing the Burden of intravenous drug/nutrition delivery system infections using novel anti-biofilm strategies.,
Biomedical Sciences
Regulation of microglial proliferation during chronic neurodegenerationBiomedical Sciences
Regulation of ribosome biogenesisMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Role of antibody-mediated immune responses in the CNSBiomedical Sciences
Role of autophagy during polyglutamine aggregationBiomedical Sciences
Role of autophagy in oncogenic RAS-induced invasive behaviourBiomedical Sciences
Role of electrostatics in entomologyEnvironmental Biosciences
Role of hypoxia and DNA mismatch repair in tumorigenesisMolecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Role of maternal diet on regulation of embryonic neural stem cells Biomedical Sciences
Role of membrane transporters in light-regulated seedling developmentMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Role of Pax-3 in sensory neurogenesisMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Roles of the Mnks (MAP kinase-activated protein kinases) in cell physiology Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Safe operating spaces for regional rural development: a new conceptual tool for evaluating complex socio-ecological system dynamicsEnvironmental Biosciences
SecurEau – Security and decontamination of drinking water distribution systems following a deliberate contamination event.Molecular and Cellular Biosciences,
Environmental Biosciences,

Structural basis of the elongation factor 2 kinase (EF2K) activation by Calcium/CalmodulinMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Structure and Function of Membrane ProteinsMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Structure, function and regulation of eukaryotic elongation factor 2 kinase (eEF2K)Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Structure, function and regulation of eukaryotic initiation factor eIF2B Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Sustainable urban planning decision support for urban planning BRIDGEEnvironmental Biosciences
Systemic inflammation in progressive MS
Taste coding and modulation in the locustBiomedical Sciences
Temperature entrainment of the molecular circadian clock circuits in DrosophilaMolecular and Cellular Biosciences,
Biomedical Sciences
The genetics and developmental biology of cell division in mammary stem cellsBiomedical Sciences
The genomics of parallel adaptation to temperature-divergent nichesEnvironmental Biosciences
The impact of systemic bacterial and viral infections on innate immune responses in the brainBiomedical Sciences
The importance of rare species in tropical forestsEnvironmental Biosciences
The regulation of epigenetic signalling by nuclear phosphoinositidesBiomedical Sciences
The regulatory mechanisms controlling zinc content in wheatEnvironmental Biosciences
The role of factor inhibiting HIF (FIH) in the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)Biomedical Sciences
The role of IgG Fc receptors in the pathogenesis of age related macular degeneration and its implications for therapeutic intervention.Biomedical Sciences
The role of nitric oxide in the control of biofilm and zoonotic pathogen colonisation of the salad phylloplaneMolecular and Cellular Biosciences,
Environmental Biosciences
Transcriptome-wide prediction of eukaryotic translation initiationMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Tropical Montane Forests: The Ecology and Conservation of Cryptic Anurans Environmental Biosciences
Tsetse fly controlEnvironmental Biosciences
Understanding Meiotic Drive: how Mendel's Law is cheated in oocytesBiomedical Sciences
Understanding microglial dynamics in the healthy and ageing brainBiomedical Sciences
Understanding oligodendrocyte progenitor dynamics and myelin loss in Alzheimer’s DiseaseBiomedical Sciences
Understanding the links between lettuce leaf phenotypes and the abundance and diversity of microbes with a view to breeding for improved shelf life and safetyEnvironmental Biosciences
Understanding the role of early-life inflammation on the incidence of Alzheimer’s diseaseBiomedical Sciences
Understanding the role of lipid-protein interactions in the intracellular localisation of proteins and its role in muscular dystrophy. Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Understanding the role of serum amyloid-P component in the stabilization of amyloid depositsMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
Unravelling the role of microtubule stabilisation in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s diseaseBiomedical Sciences
Up in the air: researching ecological connectivity in sky island bats of the Ethiopian HighlandsEnvironmental Biosciences
Use of Drosophila Models to Explore the Function of Asthma Susceptibility GenesBiomedical Sciences,
Clinical and Experimental Sciences
Using Exosomes to Promote Neurite Outgrowth and RepairBiomedical Sciences
Using Next Generation Sequencing to understand acclimation and adaption of Plantago lanceolata to a changing environment Environmental Biosciences
Using transcriptomics to understand adaptation and speciation in an island radiationEnvironmental Biosciences
Vitacress Research Unit: Improving the quality and healthy-giving benefits of baby salad leavesEnvironmental Biosciences
Wildlife corridors for large mammals in BelizeEnvironmental Biosciences
WISER: Which Ecosystem Service Models best capture the needs of the rural poor?Environmental Biosciences

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