School of Biological Sciences

Our research students

Research Officers and Fellows

Nahoum Anthony
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Kirralee Baker
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Amanda Chaplin
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Keerthi Chathoth
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
David Clark
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: My reseach interests are: ; Quantitative ecology; Microbial ecology; Macroecology; Modeling and Statistics; Bioinformatics; Next Generation Sequencing;
Ricardo Corona Torres
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Giuseppe Deganutti
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Marino Exposito Rodriguez
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Michele Faralli
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Robert Ferguson
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Microbial Ecology of Anaerobic Digestion/Wastewater treatment; Microbial Degradation of oil hydrocarbons; Nanoparticles; Bioaerosols; Molecular Microbial Ecology;
Stuart Fisk
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Myles Garstang
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Vinayakumar Gedi
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Andrea Hatlen
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Philippe Laissue
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: I have broad experience in advanced optical imaging and biomedical image analysis of different organisms. With a strong background in methods development;
Patricia Lopez
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Jack Matthews
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Boyd McKew
EARC Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: environmental molecular microbiology:; Synthetic Biology - Designing and constructing new biological devices and systems for enhanced bioremediation of marine oil pollution; Pollution microbiology, e.g. Microbial biodegradation of crude oil and hydrocarbons; Physiology and ecology of the obligate Hydrocarbon degrading Bacteria; Carbon & nitrogen cycling in marine, estuarine, and freshwater environments; Algal and bacterial physiology;
Andrea Mohr
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Claire Passarelli
EU Marie Curie Fellow, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Biofilms and their roles in coastal environments; microphytobenthos, bacteria, EPS.; Ecosystems engineers, their interactions, ecosystem services.; Nanoparticle effects on the environment.;
Kate Randall
Postdoctoral Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Kelly Scarlett
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Kakali Sen
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Nicola Slee
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: 1998 2001 Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex; Genetic manipulation of the control of photosynthesis by SBPase Project. Work involved developing protocols for transforming, screening and analyzing wild-type and anti-sense tobacco plants.; 1995 - 1997 Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex; Working on MAPLE project (Micro evolutionary adaptation of plants to elevated CO2). Work involved establishing experimental design & methodology; implementation of research; evaluation of results, collaboration with other research groups in EU working on MAPLE project.; 1993 - 1994 Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex; Review the literature and establish a database for work published on FACE (Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment) experiments; 1990 1992 Dept. of Pathology & Microbiology, University of Bristol: Project investigated the use of molecular biology to provide further diagnostic and prognostic data on childhood tumours This information was used in conjunction with the more standard clinical tests to provide a tailor-made treatment for each patient.;
Graeme Thorn
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Numerical simulations of biological systems; Parameter fitting and numerical optimisation methods; Approximate Bayesian computation; High-throughput sequencing analysis and model-building; Computational dynamics; High performance computing and embarrassingly parallel evaluation;
Silvere Vialet-Chabrand
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Plant ecophysiology; Modelling of leaf gas exchange; Scaling up from stomata to canopy level; Bayesian inference; Stomatal behaviour: rapidity and amplitude of response; Plant growth and water use efficiency; Effect of climate change on plant ecophysiology; Interaction between plants and their microclimate; Chlorophyll fluorescence imaging ; Thermal imaging; Leaf boundary layer conductance; Image processing; Software programming;

Research students

Hannah Adams
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Protein Structure and Function; X-ray Crystallography; Phylogenetics;
Amnah Alamri
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Wardah Alhoqail
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Mohammad Alkheilewi
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Amna Allafi
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Identify and study novel therapeutic targets against PC; studying PC apoptosis byquantifying therelease of apoptotic markers (e.g SMAC/diablo)from mitochondriainto cytosol; Investigation of automated image-based analysis to quantify and study cancer cell phenotypes;
Sarah Allison
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Reem Almealla
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USJAX-NONE/* Style Definitions */table.MsoNormalTable{mso-style-name:"Table Normal";mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;mso-style-noshow:yes;mso-style-priority:99;mso-style-parent:"";mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;mso-para-margin:0cm;mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;mso-pagination:widow-orphan;font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Cambria","serif";mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria;mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-f; Coral reefs, carbonate budgets, plasticity in species, symbiotic relationships in corals, sponges;
Amna Alotaiba
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Mohammed Alqurashi
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Makarim Al-Zubaidi
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Tivkaa Amande
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Benjamin Archer
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Silvia Atanasio
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Emese Bartha
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Kucheli Batta
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Martin Battle
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Matthew Bond
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Aquatic ecology; Fisheries Biology; Zooplankton ecology; Life History Evolution;
Zara Botterell
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Alexander Bowles
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Kenny Brown
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Rosie Bryan
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Adi Carlisle
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Tianyuan Chu
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Christopher Clarkson
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Megan Cowan
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Ryan Cronin
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Oliver Deacon
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Louise Dunnett
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Lung Cancer; Signal Pathways; Structural Biology Techniques - X-Ray Crystallography, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Small Angle X-Ray Scattering (SAXS);
Ali Ebrahim
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Brisneve Edullantes
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Mohab Elbishbishy
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Tyler Gorrie-Stone
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Adam Gouraguine
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Bethan Greenwood
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Benjamin Gregson
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Nikoletta Grydaki
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Aerosol science; Indoor air quality and bioaerosols; Molecular Microbial Ecology;
Cristina Guijarro
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Hannah Hargreaves
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Danielle Harris
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Osamah Hasan
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Charlotte Henriksen
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Tom Huby
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Marina Ioannou
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Ana Isac
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Sylwia Jencz
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Matthew Keys
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Bander Khayyat
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Synthesa Ksatrya
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Alice Lown
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Patrick Martin
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Jack Matthews
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Kirsty Matthews Nicholass
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Temperate grassland biodiversity; Species populations and diversity; Fungal pathogens; Molecular ecology;
Fionnuala McKenna
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Yasamin Mehrabadi
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Maria Michailidi
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Tadeo Moreno Chicano
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: - X-ray crystallography.; - Protein structure and function.; - Metalloenzymes.; - Single crystal spectroscopies.;
Irabonosi Obomighie
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Tamaraukepreye Odubo
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Eniola Olaleye
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Ifeanyi Oyemike
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: plant productivity and food; plant stress; light response; stomata;
Amie Parris
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
William Passfield
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Shivani Patel
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Lyudmyla Pavlova
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Phillip Pichon
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: - Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) - Carbon cycling in marine environments e.g. Production/degradation of isoprene and acetaldehyde - Activities and effects of microbes on the marine environment;
Angela Pine
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Hannah Prentice
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Jacob Pullin
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Alaa Qumsani
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Simone Ramacci
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Luli Randell
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Eleanor Rees
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Claudia Saenz Marta
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Environmental Microbiology; Microbial Ecology; Marine Microbiology.;
Philipp Siegel
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Amy Sing Wong
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Functional marine ecology;
Karl Skeels
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
John Stamford
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
James Stevens
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Megan Straw
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Duncan Sweeney
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Chemically induced responses of organisms; in activity; abundance and movement. Our planet is governed by chemical communication between organisms; whether it is utilisation of the compounds as semiochemical or energy sources. This area is at the forefront of my research interests; disentangling how/when these organisms use such compounds to their advantage and the extent to which they provide a competitive edge for the users.;
Gareth Thomas
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
John Ukeri
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Shellie Wall
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Stomatal Dynamics; Photosynthetic Physiology; Plant Productivity; Plant Ecophysiology; Chlorophyll Fluorescence;
Scott Warren
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: My research interests focus on biophysical controls, processes, and ecology of microphytobenthos (MPB) in rivers. I am interested in how hydrology can influence nutrient delivery and concentrations, and the impact that this has on benthic communities. I am also interested in how these factors influence biogeochemical cycling of macronutrients, as well as the ecosystem functioning of the MPB community.; Another interest is interactions between diatoms and bacteria. Bacteria have been shown to rely on extracellular carbon produced by diatoms as a primary C source, although the relationship can be fragile; breaking down when dissolved organic carbon is more readily available. These interactions are of interest because bacteria are important in biogeochemical cycling, and as such their abundance and physical environment (which is influenced by diatoms and other algae) can modify these processes.;
Fiona Watson
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Biological Sciences