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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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

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Giovanna Bermano

Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, UK

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

University of Sheffield, UK

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


University of Oxford, UK

Keywords: bioinformatics, genomics, epigenomics, systems biology, neurological diseases


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

Aston University, UK

Keywords: ageing, chronic kidney disease, oxidative stress, mitochondria, neurodegeneration, Alzheimer's disease, lipidomics, nutrition, monocytes, neutrophils


Queen's University Belfast

Keywords: Endothelial cell dysfunction, diabetes, cell reprogramming, stem cells, cardiovascular disease, cell signalling, mRNA splicing