School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Biological Psychology

Summary

The Biological Psychology research group conducts innovative interdisciplinary research focused at the interface between psychology (perception, cognition, communication and social life) and biology (genomics, neuroscience, ethology and evolution).

The central theme is to understand how environmental factors and biological mechanisms interact to underpin perception, cognition and behaviour in both animals and humans.

A wide range of models are studied including bees (Professor Lars Chittka), corvids and primates (Dr Nathan Emery), zebra finches (Professor David Clayton), zebra fish (Dr Caroline Brennan), goats, cattle and deer (Dr Alan McElligott) and humans (Dr Tiina Eilola, Dr Janelle Jones, Dr Isabelle Mareschal, Dr Magda Osman, Dr Michael Pluess).

Notable recent publications include studies of how we perceive where others are gazing during social interactions (1); how foraging bees solve the traveling salesman problem (2), how brain gene expression contributes to memory formation in songbirds (3), how the sense of control modulates our assessment of threats (4), evidence for dual process theories in higher cognition (5), and the use of zebrafish as a model for study of impulse control and attention (6).

Researchers in Biological Psychology are engaged in numerous international collaborations and also draw on a number of local facilities, including established colonies of both zebrafish and zebra finches, EEG and eye tracker laboratories for studies in humans, and a growing infrastructure for functional genomics and computational biology.

Funding

Funding sources include the BBSRC, ERC, HFSP, Leverhulme Foundation and the Royal Society.

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council logo European Research Council logo Human Frontier Science Program logo The Leverhulme Trust logo The Royal Society logo

 

 

Collaborations

The group benefits from strong links with staff in the Department of Linguistics, the School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science (supporting interests in communication, instrumentation and computation), and the Centre for Social and Community Psychiatry in the School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Members

Go to our research page to see a full list of all staff in our school.

NamePositionhide DepartmentDepartmenthide Research groupResearch groupInterests
Abrahams, Dr Isaac Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry (no group)   Solid State Structural Chemistry, Ionically Conducting Solids, BIMEVOX
Aksentijevic, Dr Dunja Lecturer in Physiology/Biochemistry Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)  

Cardiac metabolism in health and disease, Role of inflammation in cardiac metabolic remodelling, Mitochondrial biology, Cardiac energetics 

Arseniyadis, Dr Stellios Reader in Organic Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Synthesis and Catalysis Synthesis and Catalysis  Asymmetric catalysis - Bio-hybrid catalysis - C-H activation - Synthetic methodology development - Natural product synthesis
Barros, Dr Mario Dos Reis Lecturer Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Computational biology, Evolution, Molecular evolution, Phylogenetics, Population genetics
Bessant, Prof. Conrad Professor of Bioinformatics Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Bioinformatics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Software Development, Data Integration
Beyer, Dr Frederike Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology    

Cognitive neuroscience, Social cognition, Sense of agency, Emotional reactivity 

Bray, Dr Christopher Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Synthesis and Catalysis   Organic Chemistry, Total Synthesis, Synthetic Methodology
Brennan, Dr Caroline Reader in Molecular Genetics Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Neurobiology and Behaviour Neurobiology and Behaviour Genetics and Psychiatric Disease, Biology and Motivated Behaviours, Cognition, Attention
Buggs, Dr Richard Professor of Evolutionary Genomics Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Tree, Genomics, Ash Dieback, Evolution, Ecology, Genetics
Cambeiro, Dr Xacobe Lecturer in Organic Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Synthesis and Catalysis   Sustainable chemistry, Photoredox, Iron, reductive couplings, Base metal catalysis
Caudron, Dr Fabrice Lecturer in Microbiology Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology      Asymmetric cell division, Mnemon/prion, protein aggregation, Cellular memory, Yeast genetics
Chass, Dr Gregory Reader in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry
Chittka, Prof Lars Professor of Sensory and Behavioural Ecology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Sensory Systems, Comparative Cognition, Insect Learning and Memory, Animal Navigation
Clare, Dr Elizabeth Senior Lecturer Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Ecological Genomics, Molecular Food Webs, Bats, Mammals, Systematics, Species Interactions
Clayton, Prof David Professor of Neuroscience Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Evolution and Genetics + Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Evolution and Genetics

Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Behavioural Genomics, Comparative Cognition, Vocal Communication, Learning and Memory
Clyne, Dr Rosemary Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences Cell and Molecular Biology   (no group)   Biomedical Science, Cell Division, Cell Cycle, Genetics, Enzymes
Crespo-Otero, Dr Rachel Lecturer in Computational Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Computational Chemistry, Excited States, Photochemistry, Non-adiabatic Dynamics
Curran, Dr Brendan Senior Lecturer Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Eukaryotes, Heat Shock Response, Reactive Oxygen Species
Darbari, Dr Vidya Lecturer in Structural Biology Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)    X-ray, Crystallography, Electron microscopy, Protein-protein interaction, Ribonucleoprotein complex, Gene regulation
De Falco, Dr Giulia Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology) Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Viruses, microRNAs, Cancer, Gene Expression
Dennis, Dr Jayne Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Genomics, Cancer, Precision Medicine, Biomedical Science, Gene Expression
Devis, Dr Di Tommaso Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Computational Chemistry, Density Functional Theory, Molecular Dynamics, Polymorphism, Crystal Nucleation
Di Bernardi Luft, Dr Caroline Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology (no group)   Advanced EEG/fMRI methods - Learning - Creativity - Psychophysiology - Transcranial current brain simulation
Draviam-Sastry, Dr Viji Reader (Associate Professor) Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Video Microscopy - Cell division - Cancer Biology - Aneuploidy - Human cell biology   
Duffy, Dr Christopher Lecturer in Cellular and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Light-harvesting, Photosynthesis, Computational Biology, Molecular physics, Xanthophylls
Eilola, Dr Tiina Senior Lecturer (Psychology) Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology Biological Psychology Bilingualism, Emotions, Attention, Word Recognition
Eizaguirre, Dr Christophe Reader Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Aquatic Ecology + Evolution and Genetics Aquatic Ecology

Evolution and Genetics
Aquatic Ecology, Climate Change, Conservation Genetics, Evolutionary Ecology, Fish, Marine Turtles
Elphick, Prof Maurice Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics + Neurobiology and Behaviour Evolution and Genetics

Physiology, Neuroscience, Evolution, Neuropeptide, Echinoderm, Cannabinoid
Engl, Dr Christoph Lecturer in Microbiology Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology  (no group)   

Molecular cell biology, Bacterial adaptation, Ribosome function, Bacterial plant-growth promotion, Single-cell & single-molecule imaging

Emery, Dr Nathan Senior Lecturer Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Animal Cognition, Creativity, Innovative Problem-Solving, Gaze Following
Eyice-Broadbent, Dr Ozge Lecturer in Molecular Microbial Ecology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Microbial ecology - Biogeochemistry - Ecosystem function - Microbial diversity
Ezcurra, Dr Marina Lecturer in Neurobiology Cell and Molecular Biology   Neurobiology and Behaviour   

Microbiota, ageing, behavior, neural circuits, C. elegans 

Faulkes, Dr Chris Reader in Evolutionary Ecology Organismal Biology   Evolution and Genetics + Neurobiology and Behaviour

Neurobiology and Behaviour

African Mole-rats, Naked Mole-rat, Social Evolution, Comparative Sociogenomics, Rodent Phylogeography, Social suppression of reproduction
Foka, Dr Sevasti Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology (no group)   Work and Organizational Psychology, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Wellbeing
Fornili, Dr Arianna Lecturer in Computational Organic Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis + Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Structural Biology and Photosynthesis

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Computational Chemistry, Molecular Dynamics, Protein Conformational Changes, Cardiac Muscle, Molecular Modelling
Frantz, Dr Laurent Lecturer in Molecular Genetics/Infomatics Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Evolution, Genetics, Speciation, Domestication
Garnett, Dr James Early Career Researcher Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Xray Crystallography, NMR, Molecular Microbiology, Secretion Systems, Biofilms
Giordano, Dr Cristina Reader in Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Metallic ceramics - Nanostructures - Metal nitrides - Carbides
Hadfield, Dr Kristin Lecturer in Positive Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology  (no group)    Resilience, Wellbeing, Child development, Family processes, Mental health 
Hanke, Dr Guy Senior Lecturer in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology   (no group)   Photosynthesis, Electron transport, Protein-protein interaction, Cell biology,
Synthetic biology
Hannon, Dr Emily Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology   (no group)   Cognitive Neuroscience, Attention/Inattention, Perception, Memory
Hanson, Dr China Lecturer in Molecular Microbial Ecology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Microbial diversity - Biogeography - Phage - Ecology - Dispersal - Marine
Heathcote, Prof Peter Professor of Biochemistry Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Photosynthesis, Respiratory Chain Complexes, Tetrapyrrole Biosynthesis, Electron Transfer
Henry, Dr Lee Senior Lecturer Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Bacterial symbiosis, Insect ecology and evolution, Evolutionary genetics, Molecular evolution, Adaptation, Microbial ecology
Hone, Dr David Senior Lecturer Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Fossils, Paleontology, Ecology, Behaviour, Sexual Selection, Dinosaurs, Pterosaurs, Archosaurs, Predator-Prey Interactions, Body Size
Howell, Dr Lesley Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Synthesis and Catalysis   Protein-proetin and protein-DNA interactions, GPCRs, Solid-phase peptide synthesis, Organic synthesis
Hurd, Dr Paul Senior Lecturer in Epigenetics Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Neurobiology and Behaviour Neurobiology and Behaviour  Epigenetics, Genetics, Genomics, Phenotype, Environment
Janes, Dr Bob Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structure-function, Polypeptide Toxins, Bioinformatics, 2struc, PCDDB, SRCD Spectroscopy, Circular Dichroism
Jones, Dr Chris Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry   Synthesis and Catalysis Synthesis and Catalysis Organic Synthesis, Methodology, Catalysis, Reactive Intermediates, C-H functionalisation
J Iwan, Dr Jones Head of the River Communities Group Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Freshwater Ecology, Community Structure, Food Webs, Invertabrates, Algae, Plants
Jones, Dr Janelle Lecturer Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Identity, Social Connections, Resilience, Health and Wellbeing, Stigma
Keers, Dr Robert Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology Biological Psychology Psychiatric genetics - Gene-environment interaction - Resilience - Health and Wellbeing - Pharmacogenomics - Personalized medicine
Knell, Dr Rob Reader in Evolutionary Ecology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Ecology, Evolution, Infectious Disease, Parasite, Immunity, Sexual Selection
Kratina, Dr Pavel Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Ecology, Food Webs, Climate Change, Ecosystem Function, Conservation, Evolutionary Ecology
Lachlan, Dr Robert Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Animal Communication, Cultural Evolution, Birdsong, Bioacoustics, Social Learning
Le Comber, Dr Steven Senior Lecturer Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Computer Models, Evolutionary Ecology, Epidemiology, Geographic profiling, Mathematical models, Spatial patterns
Lebrasseur, Dr Nathalie Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Organic Chemistry, Synthesis, Flow Chemistry, Hypervalent Iodine Reagents
Leitch, Prof. Andrew Professor of Plant Genetics Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Polyploidy, Cytogenetics, Plant Genomics, Stoichiogenomics, Nicotiana, Ecology, Evolution
Maconochie, Dr Mark Reader in Biomedical Sciences Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Genetics, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science
Main, Dr Ewan Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Biochemistry, Molecular Biophysics, Repeat Proteins, Protein Folding
Mareschal, Dr Isabelle Senior Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Gaze, Human Perception, Attention, Social Neuroscience

Martin, Dr Chema

Lecturer in Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology       
Michael, Dr Tony Professor in Reproductive Biology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Reproduction, Steroid Biochemistry, Endocrine, Cortisol
Mullineaux, Prof Conrad Professor of Microbiology, Head of Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Photosynthesis, Electron Transport, Cyanobacteria, Fluorescence Imaging, Membrane Dynamics, Bacterial Cell Biology
Nield, Dr Jon Senior Lecturer in Structural Biology, Principal Research Fellow Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Computer image-processing, 3D macromolecular modelling, Photosynthesis, Medicine
Nielsen, Dr Christian Academic Fellow Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Organic electronics, Organic bioelectronics, Semiconducting polymers, Materials chemistry
Nichols, Prof Richard

Professor of Evolutionary Genetics

Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Genetics, Evolution, Virology, Genomics
O'Callaghan, Dr Rachel

Senior Lecturer in Physiology and Biomedical Science

Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Physiology, Medicine, Biomedical Science
Osman, Dr Magda Reader in Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Neurobiology and Behaviour   Decision Making, Agency and Control, Unconscious Processes, Parksinson's Disease
Pachol, Dr Anna Lecturer in Maths         Quantum gravity, Quantum space-times, Hopf algebroids, noncommunitive geometry
Palacios, Dr Isabel Lecturer in Cell Biology Cell and Molecular Biology   (no group)     
Palma, Dr Matteo Reader in Nanoscience Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Nanotechnology, Single-molecule, Molecular Electronics, Supramolecular, Nanobiotechnology, Materials
Paredes, Dr Ursula

Lecturer in Neurobiology and Genetics

Cell and Molecular Biology  Cell and Molecular Biology      
Pettit, Dr Sophie Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology 

Biological and Experimental Psychology

   

Mental health, Psychiatric care, Psychological therapy, Age factors

Pickersgill, Prof Richard Professor of Structural Biology, Head of School Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology, Protein Crystallography, Synthetic Biology, Enzymes, Cobalamin, Biosynthesis, Bacterial Microcompartments
Pluess, Dr Michael Professor of Developmental Psychology, Head of Biological and Experimental Psychology department Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Environmental Sensitivity, Positive Development, Resilience, Health and Wellbeing, Behaviour Genetics
Preece, Dr Mark Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Neurobiology and Behaviour Neurobiology and Behaviour  Psychopharmacology, Neuropharmacology, fMRI, Brain Imaging
Resmini, Prof Marina Professor of Materials Chemistry, Head of Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Biomimetic Systems, Artificial Receptors, Catalysis, Synthesis, Molecular Imprinting
Roessler, Dr Maxie Senior Lecturer in Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Physical and Theoretical Chemistry + Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Structural Biology and Photosynthesis
Spectroscopy, Metalloproteins, Electrochemistry, EPR, Respiratory Enzymes, Mitochondria
Rossberg, Dr Axel Reader in Theoretical Ecology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Aquatic - ecology - Biodiversity - Community structure - Food webs - Conservation - Spatial patterns - Mathematical models
Rossiter, Prof Stephen Professor, Head of Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Evolution, Ecology, Genomics, Genetics, Mammals, Bats
Ruban, Prof. Alexander Professor in Biophysics Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Photosynthesis, Light Harvesting, Light Adaptation Memory, Structural Dynamics, Genetics

Schofield, Dr Gail

Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology Organismal Biology  Organismal Biology      
Sheriff, Dr Tippu Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Organic Synthesis, Small Molecule Activation, Catalysis, Novel Manganese Complexes
Stieglitz, Dr Ben Lecturer in Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Ubiquitin - Host-pathogen interaction - Anti-microbial resistance - Structural biology - Enzymology
Stollewerk, Dr Angelika Reader in Evolutionary Developmental Biology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics + Neurobiology and Behaviour Evolution and Genetics

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Neurobiology, Evolution, Arthropods, Neurogenesis, Neural Precursor Identity
Subramanian, Dr Lakxmi Lecturer in Biochemistry/Physiology Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)    Centromeres, Chromatin, Chromosome Segregation, Kinetochores, Yeast Genetics
Szulgit, Dr Greg Senior Lecturer in Physiology and Biomedical Science Cell and Molecular Biology   (no group)    Collagen, Mutable collagenous tissues , Echinoderms, Pedagogy, Keloids
Thorpe, Dr Peter Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry 

Chemistry and Biochemistry    

Yeast genetics, Genomics, Chromosome segregation, Kinetochores 

Trimmer, Prof Mark Professor of Biogeochemistry Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Ecology, Climate Change, Stable Isotopes, Ecosystem Function, Marine, Biochemistry
Versace, Dr Elisabetta Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour

Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Animal Cognition, Comparative Psychology, Artificial Grammar Learning, Lateralisation
Viles, Dr John Reader in Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis + Neurobiology and Behaviour Structural Biology and Photosynthesis

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Protein Misfolding, Neurodegeneration, Alzheimers, Prions, Spectroscopy, Biochemistry
Vlcek, Prof Tony Professor of Inorganic Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Transition-metal Chemistry, Photophysics, Photochemistry, Time-resolved Spectroscopy, Excited States, Photocatalysis, Solar Fuels, Electron Transfer, Metalloproteins
Vlemincx, Dr Elke Lecturer in Psychology

Biological and Experimental Psychology

Biological and Experimental Psychology  (no group)   

Psychophysiology, Respiration, Interoception, Positive emotions, Relaxation, Stress regulation, Emotion regulation, Cognitive flexibility

Wang, Dr Shirley Lecturer in Psychology

Biological and Experimental Psychology 

Biological and Experimental Psychology      
Wilkinson, Dr Shane Senior Lecturer Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Trypanosoma, Leishmania, Drug Development, Bioreductive Prodrugs, Drug Resistance
Wurm, Dr Yannick Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics + Neurobiology and Behaviour Evolution and Genetics

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Ants, Genomics, Evolution, Sociality, Behaviour
Wyatt, Dr Peter Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Synthesis and Catalysis Synthesis and Catalysis Organic Synthesis, Amino acids, Luminescent Materials
Zalli, Dr Detina Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences (Cell Biology) Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Biomedical science, Cell biology, Biochemistry, Cancer, Bones, Genetics
Zarbakhsh, Dr Ali Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)

 

Interfaces, Surfactants, Membrane Transport, Biosensors, Scattering

 

Selected Publications

1. Mareschal I, Calder AJ, Clifford CW (2013) . Humans have an expectation that gaze is directed toward them. Curr Biol vol. 23, (8) 717-721.
10.1016/j.cub.2013.03.030

2. Reynolds AM, Lihoreau M, Chittka L (2013) . A simple iterative model accurately captures complex trapline formation by bumblebees across spatial scales and flower arrangements. PLoS Comput Biol vol. 9, (3)
10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002938

3. Clayton DF (2013) . Genomics of memory and learning in songbirds. Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics
10.1146/annurev-genom-090711-163809

4. Greenaway KH, Louis WR, Hornsey MJ, Jones JM Perceived control qualifies the effects of threat on prejudice.Br J Soc Psychol 06 Sep 2013
10.1111/bjso.12049

5. Osman M A Case Study: Dual-Process Theories of Higher Cognition-Commentary on Evans & Stanovich (2013) PERSPECTIVES ON PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE 8(3):248-252 May 2013
10.1177/1745691613483475

6. Parker MO, Ife D, Ma J et al. (2013). Development and automation of a test of impulse control in zebrafish. Front Syst Neurosci vol. 7,
10.3389/fnsys.2013.00065

7. Lihoreau M, Raine NE, Reynolds AM, Stelzer RJ, Lim KS, Smith AD, Osborne JL, Chittka Lc Radar tracking and motion-sensitive cameras on flowers reveal the development of pollinator multi-destination routes over large spatial scales. PLoS Biol 10 (9):e1001392 2012
  10.1371/journal.pbio.1001392

8. Ings TC, Chittka Lc Speed-Accuracy Tradeoffs and False Alarms in Bee Responses to Cryptic Predators CURR BIOL 18(19):1520-1524 14 Oct 2008
10.1016/j.cub.2008.07.074

9. Skorupski P, Chittka L Differences in photoreceptor processing speed for chromatic and achromatic vision in the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris J Neurosci 30(11):3896-3903 17 Mar 2010
10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5700-09.2010

10. Drnevich J, Replogle KL, Lovell P, Hahn TP, Johnson F, Mast TG, Nordeen E, Nordeen K, Strand C, London SE, Mukai M, Wingfield JC, Arnold AP, Ball GF, Brenowitz EA, Wade J, Mello CV, Clayton DF Impact of experience-dependent and -independent factors on gene expression in songbird brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109 Suppl 2:17245-17252 16 Oct 2012
10.1073/pnas.1200655109

11. Warren WC, Clayton DF, Ellegren H, Arnold AP, Hillier LW, K√ľnstner A, Searle S, White S, Vilella AJ, Fairley S, et al. The genome of a songbird. Nature 464(7289):757-762 2010
10.1038/nature08819

12. Clayton DF Functional identification of sensory mechanisms required for developmental song learning. Nat Neurosci 11(5):579-586 May 2008
10.1038/nn.2103

13. Bird CD, Emery NJ Insightful problem solving and creative tool modification by captive nontool-using rooks. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106(25):10370-10375 23 Jun 2009
10.1073/pnas.0901008106

14. Bird CD, Emery NJ Rooks use stones to raise the water level to reach a floating worm. Curr Biol 19(16):1410-1414 25 Aug 2009
10.1016/j.cub.2009.07.033

15. Mareschal I, Clifford CW Dynamics of unconscious contextual effects in orientation processing. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(19):7553-7558 08 May 2012
10.1073/pnas.1200952109

16. Mareschal I, Calder AJ, Clifford CW Humans have an expectation that gaze is directed toward them. Curr Biol 23(8):717-721 22 Apr 2013
10.1016/j.cub.2013.03.030

17. Curno O, Behnke JM, McElligott AG, Reader T, Barnard CJ Mothers produce less aggressive sons with altered immunity when there is a threat of disease during pregnancy. Proc Biol Sci 276(1659):1047-1054 22 Mar 2009
10.1098/rspb.2008.1612

18. Briefer EF, Padilla de la Torre M, McElligott AG Mother goats do not forget their kids' calls. Proc Biol Sci 279(1743):3749-3755 22 Sep 2012
10.1098/rspb.2012.0986

19. Vannoni E, McElligott AG Low frequency groans indicate larger and more dominant fallow deer (Dama dama) males. PLoS One 3(9):e3113 2008
10.1371/journal.pone.0003113

20. Belsky J, Jonassaint C, Pluess M, Stanton M, Brummett B, Williams R Vulnerability genes or plasticity genes? Mol Psychiatry 14(8):746-754 Aug 2009
10.1038/mp.2009.44

21. Pluess M, Velders FP, Belsky J, van IJzendoorn MH, Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ, Jaddoe VW, Hofman A, Arp PP, Verhulst FC, Tiemeier H Serotonin transporter polymorphism moderates effects of prenatal maternal anxiety on infant negative emotionality. Biol Psychiatry 69(6):520-525 15 Mar 2011
10.1016/j.biopsych.2010.10.006

22. Pluess M, Belsky J Differential susceptibility to parenting and quality child care. Dev Psychol 46(2):379-390 Mar 2010
10.1037/a0015203

23. Jetten J, Haslam C, Haslam SA et al. (2014) . How Groups Affect Our Health and Well-Being: The Path from Theory to Policy. SOCIAL ISSUES AND POLICY REVIEW vol. 8, (1) 103-130.
10.1111/sipr.12003

24. Jones JM, Williams WH, Jetten J et al. (2012) . The role of psychological symptoms and social group memberships in the development of post-traumatic stress after traumatic injury. Br J Health Psychol vol. 17, (4) 798-811.
10.1111/j.2044-8287.2012.02074.x

25. Jones JM, Jetten J (2011) . Recovering from strain and enduring pain: Multiple group memberships promote resilience in the face of novel physical challenges. Social Psychological and Personality Science vol. 3, 239-243.