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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 Krishna Persaud

Research interests in the area of olfaction from physiology to chemistry. Has been involved in the development of gas sensor arrays for sensing odours based on conducting polymers, that became commercialised by Aromascan plc, now Osmetech plc.

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Technology, Aerosols, Smell, Health, Polymers, Electric and electronics, Instrumentation, Biosensors, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer science, Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Aviation, Crime and security, Transport

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Dr Jonathan Codd

Jonathan Codd is currently a Senior Lecturer in Integrative Vertebrate Biology and member of the Computational and Evolutionary Biology research grouping within the Faculty of Life Sciences. His research has focussed on functional constraints during breathing and locomotion in mammals and birds.

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Animals, Biology, Health, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Jennifer O'Brien

My interdisciplinary research is concerned with questions of health and disease, and healthcare access and delivery within marginalised communities in both the developing and developed world. I have a particular interest in maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, older peoples health, therapeutic landscapes and social constructions of health and lifestyle in the broadest sense. 

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Health, Care, Community, Inequality, Engagement, Development, Society, Political economy, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Applied research, Research methods, Education, Water, Resources, Management, Teaching

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Dr James Allan

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

The core theme of my research is the measurement of atmospheric aerosols. Particulate matter is produced from both natural and anthropogenic sources and is known to have significant effects on both health and climate. However, the processes governing their lifecycle and effects are poorly understood, which hampers our predictive capability of them and their impacts.

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Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Aerosols, Climate, Environment, Weather, Evaluation, Pollution, Particles, Health, Cities, Transport, Emissions, Carbon, Energy, Fossil fuels, Spectroscopy

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Prof Ferda Mavituna

Keywords: 
Environment, Health, Management, Sustainability, Development, Globalisation, Biotechnology, Biology, Technology, Teaching, Education

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Dr Elaine Armstrong

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

Keywords: 
Health and safety, Health, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement

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Prof Catherine McCrohan

Studies of invertebrate animals have long been used to increase our knowledge of how our own nervous system works. The reason such studies are useful is that the way nerve cells work is similar right across the animal kingdom, from invertebrates to humans.

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Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Animals, Neuroscience, Health, Smell, Metals, Pollution, Environment

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Prof Christopher Cutts

Chris was appointed Associate Dean for External Relations in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences in 2012. As a key member of the Faculty Senior Management Team he has key responsibility for liaison with a wide range of existing external partners including the NHS and other organisations as well as overseeing and developing new partnerships at Regional, National and International level.

He also has a key role in driving forward the Faculty strategy around social responsibility, sustainability and wider community engagement.

Keywords: 
Management, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Social responsibility, Engagement, External engagement, Health, Care, Policy, Education, Universities, Teaching

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Prof David Leys

The research in our group mainly uses x-ray crystallography and a range of other techniques to address how macromolecular structure determines function. We focus on several aspects: how do proteins interact with other macromolecules (RNA, DNA or other proteins) or their substrates?  How do enzymes work, particularly those for which mechanistic insight is lacking? Protein structures also form the basis of protein engineering and for structure-based drug design.

Keywords: 
Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Health, Polymers

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