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Prof Richard Preziosi

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

I have a strong interest in conservation biology and field course teaching and I have taught on field courses for over 10 years. Much of my field work is done in the neotropics as part of conservation and development projects. I am a certified Senior Ecologist (ESA) and a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society.

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Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Genetics, Biology, Trees, Biodiversity, Water, External engagement, Community, Conservation, Environment, Fieldwork, Teaching, Education, Development, Sustainability

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Prof Matthew Cobb

My laboratory studies how the sense of smell works. To do this we use a rather unusual animal - a maggot. You and I have about 4 million smell cells in our noses. A maggot has just 21, and by using genetics we can make a maggot with just a single smell cell in its nose. By studying the behaviour of these animals, and the electrical activity of their smell cells, we can understand how smells are processed in the nose and in the brain. Not only does a maggot have a brain, the bits of its brain that process smells are wired up just like ours.

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Behaviour, Genetics, Smell, Health, Chemicals, Biology, History, Education, Biodiversity, Education for Sustainable Development

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Prof Jason Micklefield

The Micklefield lab is engaged in Chemical Biology and Synthetic Biology research tackling diverse challenges at the Chemistry-Biology interface utilising techniques and knowledge from organic and biological chemistry through to molecular microbiology and genetics. The main research themes include: 1) Nucleic acid redesign and recognition (including Riboswitches); 2) Biocatalysis and enzyme mechanism; 3) Biosynthesis and biosynthetic pathway engineering.

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Chemicals, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Biocatalysis, Biosynthesis

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Dr Catherine Walton

Research on mosquito vectors of disease can have important applications to the control of diseases such as malaria and dengue. Population genetic studies of mosquitoes can also increase our fundamental understanding of interpreting genetic diversity in terms of random genetic drift, population history, selection and barriers to gene flow both within and between species. These research interests extend to encompass molecular evolution, conservation genetics and biodiversity in Southeast Asia.

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Evolution, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Biology, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Anil Day

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Genetics, Biotechnology, Biology, Plants, Sustainability, Teaching, Education