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Biological Systems

System function and dysfunction, biochemistry beyond cells


Key words: biological clocks, gene therapy, embryogenesis, organogenesis, innate immunity, immune responses, inflammation, disease processes, ageing, cancer, plants, molecular medicine, neurodegeneration, parasitology, plant pathology, nutrition, cell division differentiation and death, cardiovascular disease, developmental biology, diabetes, matrix structure, tissue engineering.


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Chair: Maria O'Connell
Chair: Maria O'Connell

University of East Anglia, UK 

Keywords: Egr-1, NF kappa B, NFE2 family, antioxidants, cytokines, inflammation, monocytes, nutrition, signalling Website

Vice Chair: Lisa Chakrabarti
Vice Chair: Lisa Chakrabarti

University of Nottingham, UK

Keywords: ageing, brain, mitochondria, neurodegeneration, purkinje cell, cerebellum, ataxia, photoreceptor, retina, proteomics, lipidomics, mitophagy, dementia, Parkinson's disease, comparative biology Website

Martin Zeidler
Martin Zeidler

University of Sheffield, UK

Keywords: JAK/STAT, Drosophila, haematopoiesis, cancer, development, RNAi screening


Miguel Valvano

Miguel Valvano

Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

Keywords: bacterial pathogenesis, membrane proteins, macrophages, cystic fibrosis, antibiotic resistance, lipopolysaccharide, peptidoglycan, autophagy, phagocytosis, intracellular bacteria Website

Giovanna Bermano

Giovanna Bermano

Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, UK

Keywords: obesity and associated co-morbidities, nutrition, gene regulation, nutrigenomic, antioxidants, natural products, oxidative stress, adipokines Website

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