Systems Biology

Interdisciplinary approaches to understand biological systems.  




Wu, Y.‐L., Zhu, A.‐Q., Zhou, X.‐T., Zhang, K.‐W., Yuan, X.‐J., Yuan, M., He, J., Pineda, M. A., Li, K.‐P. (2024) A novel ultrafiltrate extract of propolis exerts anti‐inflammatory activity through metabolic rewiring. Chemistry and Biodiversity, 21, (doi: 10.1002/cbdv.202301315)

Nguyen, T.-H., Blatt, M. R. (2024) Surrounded by luxury: the necessities of subsidiary cells. Plant, Cell and Environment, (doi: 10.1111/pce.14872)

Kulkarni, J., Sahoo, S. A., Herzyk, P., Barvkar, V. T., Kumar, S. A., Ravichandran, J., Samal, A., Amtmann, A., Borde, M., Suprasanna, P., Srivastava, A. K. (2024) Early-responsive molecular signatures associated with halophytic adaptation in Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) Plant, Cell and Environment, 47, pp. 961-975. (doi: 10.1111/pce.14767)

Busch, F. A., Ainsworth, E. A., Amtmann, A., Cavanagh, A. P., Driever, S. M., Ferguson, J. N., Kromdijk, J., Lawson, T., Leakey, A. D. B., Matthews, J. S. A., Meacham‐Hensold, K., Vath, R. L., Vialet‐Chabrand, S., Walker, B. J., Papanatsiou, M. (2024) A guide to photosynthetic gas exchange measurements: fundamental principles, best practice and potential pitfalls. Plant, Cell and Environment, (doi: 10.1111/pce.14815)

Harnett, M. M., Doonan, J., Tarafdar, A., Pineda, M., Duncombe-Moore, J., Buitrago, G., Pan, P., Hoskisson, P., Selman, C., Harnett, W. (2024) The parasitic worm product ES-62 protects against collagen-induced arthritis by resetting the gut-bone marrow axis in a microbiome-dependent manner. Frontiers in Tropical Diseases, 4, (doi: 10.3389/fitd.2023.1334705)

Baena, G., Xia, L., Waghmare, S., Yu, Z., Guo, Y., Blatt, M. R., Zhang, B., Karnik, R. (2024) Arabidopsis SNARE SYP132 impacts on PIP2;1 trafficking and function in salinity stress. Plant Journal, (doi: 10.1111/tpj.16649)

Blatt, M. R. (2024) A charged existence: a century of transmembrane ion transport in plants. Plant Physiology, (doi: 10.1093/plphys/kiad630)

Shahzad, Z., Tournaire‐Roux, C., Canut, M., Adamo, M., Roeder, J., Verdoucq, L., Martinière, A., Amtmann, A., Santoni, V., Grill, E., Loudet, O., Maurel, C. (2024) Protein kinase SnRK2. 4 is a key regulator of aquaporins and root hydraulics in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal, 117, pp. 264-279. (doi: 10.1111/tpj.16494)


Silva-Alvim, F. A.L., Alvim, J. C., Harvey, A., Blatt, M. R. (2023) Speedy stomata of a C4 plant correlate with enhanced K+ channel gating. Plant, Cell and Environment, (doi: 10.1111/pce.14775)

Zhang, J., Nirmala, J., Chen, S., Jost, M., Steuernagel, B., Karafiatova, M., Hewitt, T., Li, H., Edae, E., Sharma, K., Hoxha, S., Bhatt, D., Antoniou Kourounioti, R. L., Dodds, P., Wulff, B. B.H., Dolezel, J., Ayliffe, M., Hiebert, C., McIntosh, R., Dubcovsky, J., Zhang, P., Rouse, M. N., Lagudah, E. (2023) Single amino acid change alters specificity of the multi-allelic wheat stem rust resistance locus SR9. Nature Communications, 14, (doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-42747-9)

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Nguyen, T.-H., Silva-Alvim, F. A. L., Hills, A., Blatt, M. R. (2023) OnGuard3e: a predictive, ecophysiology‐ready tool for gas exchange and photosynthesis research. Plant, Cell and Environment, 46, pp. 3644-3658. (doi: 10.1111/pce.14674)

Sannino, D. R., Dobson, A. J. (2023) Acetobacter pomorum in the Drosophila gut microbiota buffers against host metabolic impacts of dietary preservative formula and batch variation in dietary yeast. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 89, (doi: 10.1128/aem.00165-23)

Dornan, A. J., Halberg, K. V., Beuter, L.-K., Davies, S. A., Dow, J. A.T. (2023) Compromised junctional integrity phenocopies age-dependent renal dysfunction in Drosophila Snakeskin mutants. Journal of Cell Science, 136, (doi: 10.1242/jcs.261118)

Madsen, M. A., Semerdzhiev, S., Twigg, J. D., Moss, C., Bavington, C. D., Amtmann, A. (2023) Environmental modulation of exopolysaccharide production in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis 6803. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 107, pp. 6121-6134. (doi: 10.1007/s00253-023-12697-9)

Harris, C. J., Amtmann, A., Ton, J. (2023) Epigenetic processes in plant stress priming: open questions and new approaches. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 75, (doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2023.102432)

Dobson, A., Voigt, S., Kumpitsch, L., Langer, L., Voigt, E., Ibrahim, R., Dowling, D., Reinhardt, K. (2023) Mitonuclear interactions shape both direct and parental effects of diet on fitness, and involve a SNP in mitoribosomal 16s rRNA. PLoS Biology, 21, (doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3002218)

Perrella, G., Fasano, C., Donald, N. A., Daddiego, L., Fang, W., Martignago, D., Carr, C., Conti, L., Herzyk, P., Amtmann, A. (2023) Histone Deacetylase Complex 1 and Histone 1 epigenetically moderate stress responsiveness of Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings. New Phytologist, (doi: 10.1111/nph.19165)

Antoniou-Kourounioti, R. L., Meschichi, A., Reeck, S., Berry, S., Menon, G., Zhao, Y., Fozard, J., Holmes, T., Zhao, L., Wang, H., Hartley, M., Dean, C., Rosa, S., Howard, M. (2023) Integrating analog and digital modes of gene expression at Arabidopsis FLC. eLife, 12, (doi: 10.7554/elife.79743)

Nguyen, T. B.-A., Lefoulon, C., Nguyen, T.-H., Blatt, M. R., Carroll, W. (2023) Engineering stomata for enhanced carbon capture and water-use efficiency. Trends in Plant Science, (doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2023.06.002)

Karnik, R., Blatt, M. R. (2023) Analyzing protein–protein interactions using the split-ubiquitin system. Humana Press

Auge, G., Hankofer, V., Groth, M., Antoniou-Kourounioti, R., Ratikainen, I., Lampei, C. (2023) Plant environmental memory: implications, mechanisms, and opportunities for plant scientists and beyond. AoB Plants, 15, (doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plad032)

Arora, S. et al. (2023) A wheat kinase and immune receptor form host-specificity barriers against the blast fungus. Nature Plants, 9, pp. 385-392. (doi: 10.1038/s41477-023-01357-5)

Cannone, G., Kompaniiets, D., Graham, S., White, M. F., Spagnolo, L. (2023) Structure of the Saccharolobus solfataricus type III-D CRISPR effector. Current Research in Structural Biology, 5, (doi: 10.1016/j.crstbi.2023.100098)

Benoit, J. B., McCluney, K. E., DeGennaro, M. J., Dow, J. A.T. (2023) Dehydration dynamics in terrestrial arthropods: from water sensing to trophic interactions. Annual Review of Entomology, 68, pp. 129-149. (doi: 10.1146/annurev-ento-120120-091609)

McInnes, K. J., van der Hooft, J. J.J., Sharma, A., Herzyk, P., Hundleby, P. A.C., Schoonbeek, H.-J., Amtmann, A., Ridout, C., Jenkins, G. I. (2023) Overexpression of Brassica napus COMT1 in Arabidopsis heightens UV-B-mediated resistance to Plutella xylostella herbivory. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 22, pp. 2341-2356. (doi: 10.1007/s43630-023-00455-9)


Seale, M., Zhdanov, O., Soons, M. B., Cummins, C., Kroll, E., Blatt, M. R., Zare-Behtash, H., Busse, A., Mastropaolo, E., Bullock, J. M., Viola, I. M., Nakayama, N. (2022) Environmental morphing enables informed dispersal of the dandelion diaspore. eLife, 11, (doi: 10.7554/eLife.81962)

Martínez Corrales, G., Li, M., Svermova, T., Goncalves, A., Voicu, D., Dobson, A. J., Southall, T. D., Alic, N. (2022) Transcriptional memory of dFOXO activation in youth curtails later-life mortality through chromatin remodelling and Xbp1. Nature Aging, 2, pp. 1176-1190. (doi: 10.1038/s43587-022-00312-x)

Horaruang, W., Klejchová, M., Carroll, W., Silva-Alvim, F. A.L., Waghmare, S., Papanatsiou, M., Amtmann, A., Hills, A., Alvim, J. C., Blatt, M. R., Zhang, B. (2022) Engineering a K+ channel 'sensory antenna' enhances stomatal kinetics, water use efficiency and photosynthesis. Nature Plants, 8, pp. 1262-1274. (doi: 10.1038/s41477-022-01255-2)

Eshel, G., Duppen, N., Wang, G., Oh, D.‐H., Kazachkova, Y., Herzyk, P., Amtmann, A., Gordon, M., Chalifa‐Caspi, V., Oscar, M. A., Bar‐David, S., Marshall‐Colon, A., Dassanayake, M., Barak, S. (2022) Positive selection and heat‐response transcriptomes reveal adaptive features of the Brassicaceae desert model, Anastatica hierochuntica. New Phytologist, 236, pp. 1006-1026. (doi: 10.1111/nph.18411)

Hogrel, G., Guild, A., Graham, S., Rickman, H., Grüschow, S., Bertrand, Q., Spagnolo, L., White, M. F. (2022) Cyclic nucleotide-induced helical structure activates a TIR immune effector. Nature, 608, pp. 808-812. (doi: 10.1038/s41586-022-05070-9)

Dow, J. A.T., Simons, M., Romero, M. F. (2022) Drosophila melanogaster: a simple genetic model of kidney structure, function and disease. Nature Reviews Nephrology, 18, pp. 417-434. (doi: 10.1038/s41581-022-00561-4)

Xu, J., Liu, Y., Lib, H., Tarashansky, A. J., Kalicki, C. H., Hung, R.-J., Hua, Y., Comjean, A., Kolluru, S. S., Wang, B., Quake, S. R., Luo, L., McMahon, A. P., Dow, J. A.T., Perrimon, N. (2022) Transcriptional and functional motifs defining renal function revealed by single-nucleus RNA sequencing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119, (doi: 10.1073/pnas.2203179119)

Thu, N. B.A., Amtmann, A., Blatt, M. R., Nguyen, T.-H. (2022) Stomata under salt stress—what can mechanistic modeling tell us? Academic Press

Wang, Y., Pan, P., Khan, A., Çil, Ç., Pineda, M. A. (2022) Synovial fibroblast sialylation regulates cell migration and activation of inflammatory pathways in arthritogenesis. Frontiers in Immunology, 13, (doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2022.847581)

Li, H. et al. (2022) Fly Cell Atlas: A single-nucleus transcriptomic atlas of the adult fruit fly. Science, 375, (doi: 10.1126/science.abk2432)

Blatt, M. R., Jezek, M., Lew, V. L., Hills, A. (2022) What can mechanistic models tell us about guard cells, photosynthesis, and water use efficiency? Trends in Plant Science, 27, pp. 166-179. (doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2021.08.010)

Wang, Y., Çil, Ç., Harnett, M. M., Pineda, M. A. (2022) Cytohesin-2/ARNO: a novel bridge between cell migration and immunoregulation in synovial fibroblasts. Frontiers in Immunology, 12, (doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.809896)

Krause, S. A., Overend, G., Dow, J. A.T., Leader, D. P. (2022) FlyAtlas 2 in 2022: enhancements to the Drosophila melanogaster expression atlas. Nucleic Acids Research, 50, pp. D1010-D1015. (doi: 10.1093/nar/gkab971)

Zhdanov, O., Blatt, M. R., Zare-Behtash, H., Busse, A. (2022) Unidirectional versus bidirectional brushing: simulating wind influence on Arabidopsis thaliana. Quantitative Plant Biology, 3, (doi: 10.1017/qpb.2021.14)


Blatt, M. (2021) Ae fond fareweel. Plant Physiology, 187, pp. 2341-2343. (doi: 10.1093/plphys/kiab467)

Corbet, M., Pineda, M. A., Yang, K., Tarafdar, A., McGrath, S., NakagawaI, R., Lumb, F. E., Suckling, C. J., Harnett, W., Harnett, M. M. (2021) Suppression of inflammatory arthritis by the parasitic worm product ES-62 is associated with epigenetic changes in synovial fibroblasts. PLoS Pathogens, 17, (doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1010069)

Dow, J. A.T., Krause, S. A., Herzyk, P. (2021) Updates on ion and water transport by the Malpighian tubule. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 47, pp. 31-37. (doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2021.02.018)

Bonfini, A., Dobson, A. J., Duneau, D., Revah, J., Liu, X., Houtz, P., Buchon, N. (2021) Multiscale analysis reveals that diet-dependent midgut plasticity emerges from alterations in both stem cell niche coupling and enterocyte size. eLife, 10, (doi: 10.7554/elife.64125)

Jezek, M., Silva-Alvim, F. A.L., Hills, A., Donald, N., Ishka, M. R., Shadbolt, J., He, B., Lawson, T., Harper, J. F., Wang, Y., Lew, V. L., Blatt, M. R. (2021) Guard cell endomembrane Ca2+-ATPases underpin a ‘carbon memory’ of photosynthetic assimilation that impacts on water-use efficiency. Nature Plants, 7, pp. 1301-1313. (doi: 10.1038/s41477-021-00966-2)

Lupo, F., Ingersoll, M. A., Pineda, M. (2021) The glycobiology of uropathogenic E. coli infection: the sweet and bitter role of sugars in urinary tract immunity. Immunology, 164, pp. 3-14. (doi: 10.1111/imm.13330)

Koyama, T., Terhzaz, S., Naseem, M. T., Nagy, S., Rewitz, K., Dow, J. A.T., Davies, S. A., Halberg, K. V. (2021) A nutrient-responsive hormonal circuit mediates an inter-tissue program regulating metabolic homeostasis in adult Drosophila. Nature Communications, 12, (doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-25445-2)

Zhao, Y., Zhu, P., Hepworth, J., Bloomer, R., Antoniou-Kourounioti, R. L., Doughty, J., Heckmann, A., Xu, C., Yang, H., Dean, C. (2021) Natural temperature fluctuations promote COOLAIR regulation of FLC. Genes and Development, 35, pp. 888-898. (doi: 10.1101/gad.348362.121)

Eaglesfield, R., Madsen, M. A., Sanyal, S., Reboud, J., Amtmann, A. (2021) Co-translational recruitment of ribosomes in minimal protocells recreates a translocon-independent mechanism of proteorhodopsin biogenesis. iScience, 24, (doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.102429)

van Beek, L., McClay, É., Patel, S., Schimpl, M., Spagnolo, L., Maia de Oliveira, T. (2021) PARP power: a structural perspective on PARP1, PARP2, and PARP3 in DNA damage repair and nucleosome remodelling. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22, (doi: 10.3390/ijms22105112)

Wang, Y., Khan, A., Antonopoulos, A., Bouché, L., Buckley, C. D., Filer, A., Raza, K., Ping-Li, K., Tolusso, B., Gremese, E., Kurowska-Stolarska, M., Alivernini, S., Dell, A., Haslam, S. M., Pineda, M. A. (2021) Loss of α2-6 sialylation promotes the transformation of synovial fibroblasts into a pro-inflammatory phenotype in arthritis. Nature Communications, 12, (doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-22365-z)

Klejchova, M., Silva-Alvim, F. A.L., Blatt, M. R., Alvim, J. C. (2021) Membrane voltage as a dynamic platform for spatio-temporal signalling, physiological and developmental regulation. Plant Physiology, 185, pp. 1523-1541. (doi: 10.1093/plphys/kiab032)

Lumb, F. E., Doonan, J., Corbet, M., Pineda, M. A., Harnett, M. M., Harnett, W. (2021) Development of Acanthocheilonema viteae in Meriones shawi : Absence of microfilariae and production of active ES‐62. Parasite Immunology, 43, (doi: 10.1111/pim.12803)

Zhdanov, O., Blatt, M. R., Zare-Behtash, H., Busse, A. (2021) Wind-evoked anemotropism affects the morphology and mechanical properties of Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 72, pp. 1906-1918. (doi: 10.1093/jxb/eraa541)

Antoniou-Kourounioti, R. L., Zhao, Y., Dean, C., Howard, M. (2021) Feeling every bit of winter - distributed temperature sensitivity in vernalization. Frontiers in Plant Science, 12, (doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.628726)

Madsen, M. A., Hamilton, G., Herzyk, P., Amtmann, A. (2021) Environmental regulation of PndbA600, an auto-inducible promoter for two-stage industrial biotechnology in cyanobacteria. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 8, (doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.619055)


Dornan, A.J., Halberg, K.A., Beuter, L.-K., Davies, S.-A., Dow, J.A.T. (2020) The septate junction protein Snakeskin is critical for epithelial barrier function and tissue homeostasis in the Malpighian tubules of adult Drosophila. bioRxiv, (doi: 10.1101/2020.12.14.422678)

Zhdanov, O., Blatt, M. R., Cammarano, A., Zare-Behtash, H., Busse, A. (2020) A new perspective on mechanical characterisation of Arabidopsis stems through vibration tests. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 112, (doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.104041)

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Lefoulon, C., Boxall, S. F., Hartwell, J., Blatt, M. R. (2020) Crassulacean acid metabolism guard cell anion channel activity follows transcript abundance and is suppressed by apoplastic malate. New Phytologist, 227, pp. 1847-1857. (doi: 10.1111/nph.16640)

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Yuan, M., Yuan, X.-j., Pineda, M., Liang, Z.-y., He, J., Sun, S.-w., Pan, T.-l., Li, K.-p. (2020) A comparative study between Chinese propolis and Brazilian green propolis: metabolite profile and bioactivity. Food and Function, 11, pp. 2368-2379. (doi: 10.1039/C9FO02051A)

Qüesta, J. I., Antoniou-Kourounioti, R. L., Rosa, S., Li, P., Duncan, S., Whittaker, C., Howard, M., Dean, C. (2020) Noncoding SNPs influence a distinct phase of Polycomb silencing to destabilize long-term epigenetic memory at Arabidopsis FLC. Genes and Development, 34, pp. 446-461. (doi: 10.1101/gad.333245.119)

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Cabrero, P., Terhzaz, S., Dornan, A. J., Ghimire, S., Holmes, H. L., Turin, D. R., Romero, M. F., Davies, S., Dow, J. A.T. (2020) Specialized stellate cells offer a privileged route for rapid water flux in Drosophila renal tubule. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117, pp. 1779-1787. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1915943117)

Shahzad, Z., Eaglesfield, R., Carr, C., Amtmann, A. (2020) Cryptic variation in RNA-directed DNA-methylation controls lateral root development when auxin signaling is perturbed. Nature Communications, 11, (doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-13927-3)

Visentin, S., Cannone, G., Doutch, J., Harris, G., Gleghorn, M. L., Clifton, L., Smith, B. O., Spagnolo, L. (2020) A multi-pronged approach to understanding the form and function of hStaufen protein. RNA, 26, pp. 265-277. (doi: 10.1261/rna.072595.119)

Horaruang, W., Hills, A., Blatt, M. R. (2020) Communication between the plasma membrane and tonoplast is an emergent property of ion transport. Plant Physiology, 182, pp. 1833-1835. (doi: 10.1104/pp.19.01485)


Waghmare, S., Lefoulon, C., Zhang, B., Lileikyte, E., Donald, N., Blatt, M. (2019) K+ channel and SEC11 binding exchange regulates SNARE assembly for secretory traffic. Plant Physiology, 181, pp. 1096-1113. (doi: 10.1104/pp.19.00919)

Zhdanov, O., Busse, A., Cammarano, A., Zare-Behtash, H., Blatt, M. (2019) Effect of Wind on Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Arabidopsis Thaliana.

Ghimire, S., Terhzaz, S., Cabrero, P., Romero, M. F., Davies, S., Dow, J. A.T. (2019) Targeted renal knockdown of Na+/H+ exchanger regulatory factor Sip1 produces uric acid nephrolithiasis in Drosophila. American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology, 317, pp. F930-F940. (doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00551.2018)

Jurić, I., Hibberd, J. M., Blatt, M., Burroughs, N. J. (2019) Computational modelling predicts substantial carbon assimilation gains for C3 plants with a single-celled C4 biochemical pump. PLoS Computational Biology, 15, (doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007373)

Latham, B., Poyade, M., Finlay, C., Edmond, A., McVey, M. (2019) New tools in education: development and learning effectiveness of a computer application for use in a university biology curriculum. Springer Nature

Dobson, A. J., Boulton-McDonald, R., Houchou, L., Svermova, T., Ren, Z., Subrini, J., Vazquez-Prada, M., Hoti, M., Rodriguez-Lopez, M., Ibrahim, R., Gregoriou, A., Gkantiragas, A., Bähler, J., Ezcurra, M., Alic, N. (2019) Longevity is determined by ETS transcription factors in multiple tissues and diverse species. PLoS Genetics, 15, (doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1008212)

Alford, L., Marley, R., Dornan, A., Dow, J. A.T., Nachman, R. J., Davies, S. A. (2019) Desiccation, thermal stress and associated mortality in Drosophila fruit flies induced by neuropeptide analogue treatment. Journal of Pest Science, 92, pp. 1123-1137. (doi: 10.1007/s10340-019-01100-0)

Alford, L., Marley, R., Dornan, A., Pierre, J.-S., Dow, J. A.T., Nachman, R. J., Davies, S. A. (2019) Assessment of neuropeptide binding sites and the impact of biostable kinin and CAP2b analogue treatment on aphid (Myzus persicae and Macrosiphum rosae) stress tolerance. Pest Management Science, 75, pp. 1750-1759. (doi: 10.1002/ps.5372)

Zhang, B., Karnik, R., Alvim, J., Donald, N., Blatt, M. R. (2019) Dual sites for SEC11 on the SNARE SYP121 implicate a binding exchange during secretory traffic. Plant Physiology, 180, pp. 228-239. (doi: 10.1104/pp.18.01315)

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Finlay, C. (2018) Keynote: Challenges to Student Success. Can Digital Approaches Help Overcome Them?

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Ballance, D., Browitt, A., Finlay, C., Griffiths, M., Rinaldi, C. (2017) What Works: Student Retention and Success Institutional Report.

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McVey, M., Finlay, C., Paschke, B., MacIntosh, G. (2016) Development and Student Evaluation of OPENSs – an Online Pre-Entry Nursing Summer School at the University of Glasgow.

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Dobson, A. J., Chaston, J. M., Newell, P. D., Donahue, L., Hermann, S. L., Sannino, D. R., Westmiller, S., Wong, A. C.-N., Clark, A. G., Lazzaro, B. P., Douglas, A. E. (2015) Corrigendum: Host genetic determinants of microbiota-dependent nutrition revealed by genome-wide analysis of Drosophila melanogaster. Nature Communications, 6, (doi: 10.1038/ncomms8296)

Papanatsiou, M., Scuffi, D., Blatt, M. R., Garia-Mata, C. (2015) Hydrogen sulphide regulates inward-rectifying K+ channels in conjunction with stomatal closure. Plant Physiology, 168, pp. 29-35. (doi: 10.1104/pp.114.256057)

Finlay, C., McVey, M., Paschke, B. (2015) A Pre-Entry Distance Course on Moodle: Articulating Course Expectations, Aiming to Impact on Access and Student Confidence.

DeLeeuw, J., Weir, J., Copsey, D., Roden, C., Deeley, S., Huston, E., McVey, M., Finlay, C. (2015) Developing Graduate Attributes and Improving Student Employability Through Work-based Learning: Opportunities, Successes and Challenges.

Pineda, M.A., Eason, R.J., Harnett, M.M., Harnett, W. (2015) From the worm to the pill, the parasitic worm product ES-62 raises new horizons in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Lupus, 24, pp. 400-411. (doi: 10.1177/0961203314560004)

Rodgers, D. T., McGrath, M. A., Pineda, M. A., Al-Riyami, L., Rzepecka, J., Lumb, F., Harnett, W., Harnett, M. M. (2015) The parasitic worm product, ES-62 targets MyD88-dependent effector mechanisms to suppress ANA production and proteinuria in MRL/Lpr mice. Arthritis and Rheumatology, 67, pp. 1023-1035. (doi: 10.1002/art.39004)

Halberg, K., Terhzaz, S., Cabrero, P., Davies, S. A., Dow, J. A.T. (2015) Tracing the evolutionary origins of insect renal function. Nature Communications, 6, (doi: 10.1038/ncomms7800)

Terhzaz, S., Teets, N., Cabrero, P., Henderson, L., Richie, M. G., Nachman, R. J., Dow, J. A. T., Denlinger, D. L., Davies, S.-A. (2015) The insect capa neuropeptides impact desiccation and cold tolerance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112, pp. 2882-2887. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1501518112)

Karnik, R., Zhang, B., Waghmare, S., Aderhold, C., Grefen, C., Blatt, M. R. (2015) Binding of SEC11 indicates its role in SNARE recycling after vesicle fusion and identifies two pathways for vesicular traffic to the plasma membrane. Plant Cell, 27, pp. 675-694. (doi: 10.1105/tpc.114.134429)

Dobson, A. J., Chaston, J. M., Newell, P. D., Donahue, L., Hermann, S. L., Sannino, D. R., Westmiller, S., Wong, A. C.-N., Clark, A. G., Lazzaro, B. P., Douglas, A. E. (2015) Host genetic determinants of microbiota-dependent nutrition revealed by genome-wide analysis of Drosophila melanogaster. Nature Communications, 6, (doi: 10.1038/ncomms7312)

Finlay, C. (2015) Does Size Matter? Biological Sciences Review, 27, pp. 2-6.

Pineda, M.A., Corvo, L., Soto, M., Fresno, M., Bonay, P. (2015) Interactions of human galectins with Trypanosoma cruzi: vinding profile correlate with genetic clustering of lineages. Glycobiology, 25, pp. 197-210. (doi: 10.1093/glycob/cwu103)

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Minas, K., Karunakaran, E., Bond, T., Gandy, C., Honsbein, A., Madsen, M., Amezaga, J., Amtmann, A., Templeton, M.R., Biggs, C.A., Lawton, L. (2015) Biodesalination: an emerging technology for targeted removal of Na+and Cl−from seawater by cyanobacteria. Desalination and Water Treatment, 55, pp. 2647-2668. (doi: 10.1080/19443994.2014.940647)

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Cellular and molecular biology techniques offer great power for understanding biological processes. However, in the Systems Biology theme, these techniques are used, as part of a varied experimental palette, to integrate a variety of different approaches to ultimately improve our knowledge of complex systems and organisms.

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This multi-facetted synthesis of information includes post-genomic molecular technologies; forward and reverse genetics of humans and model organisms; informatics, modelling, as well as imaging. Such a philosophy embraces core themes including:

  • Molecular Genetics, applying fundamental science to genetic variation and human disease, insect control for food security and the engineering of genetic circuits for Synthetic Biology.
  • Plant Science, understanding key mechanisms underlying plant-environment interactions and harnessing this information to increase plant productivity and sustainability.
  • Protein Structure and Regulation, examining the complexities associated with protein-protein interactions, protein trafficking and control networks that encompass key cellular processes.
  • Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Microenvironment, developing of engineering approaches to treat disease. 
  • Our core Glasgow Polyomics facility, with its associated specialist bioinformaticians, provide support in multi-omic systems approaches including next-generation sequencing, proteomics and metabolomics.