Biology and Biotechnology Research Group

Biology and Biotechnology Research Group

The group pursue a number of research directions ranging from fundamental biological studies such as the investigation of membrane proteases and transporters and their importance in regulating comparable processes in different organisms through to more applied studies such as the use of algal and non-food plant systems for CO2 capture, biorefining and bioenergy, and the impact that climate change

Research activity

Pursuing a number of research directions ranging from investigation of membrane proteases and transporters and their importance in regulating comparable processes in different organisms through to to the use of algal and non-food plant systems for CO2 capture, biorefining and bioenergy.

About us

The group pursue a number of research directions ranging from fundamental biological studies such as the investigation of membrane proteases and transporters and their importance in regulating comparable processes in different organisms through to more applied studies such as the use of algal and non-food plant systems for CO2 capture, biorefining and bioenergy, and the impact that climate change is having on aquatic ecosystems.

Recent publications

Article

Morgan, Rachael , Andreassen, Anna H, Asheim, Eirik R, Finnoen, Mette H , Dresler, Gunnar , Brembu, Tore , Loh, Adrian , Miest, Joanna Junack , Jutfelt, Fredrik (2022), Reduced physiological plasticity in a fish adapted to stable temperatures. National Academy of Sciences. In: , , , . National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 119: e2201919119 (22) ISSN: 0027-8424 (Print), 1091-6490 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2201919119).

Williams, Robin S. B. , Chubb, Jonathan R., Insall, Robert, King, Jason S. , Thompson, Elinor , Pears, Catherine J. (2021), Moving the research forward: the best of British biology using the tractable model system Dictyostelium Discoideum. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Cells, 10: 3036 (11) ISSN: 2073-4409 (Print), 2073-4409 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/cells10113036).

Kottmann, Johanna S. , Tveiten, Helge, Miest, Joanna Junack, Tomkiewicz, Jonna (2021), Sex steroid dynamics and mRNA transcript profiles of growth- and development-related genes during embryogenesis following induced follicular maturation in European eel. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, General and Comparative Endocrinology, 311: 113854 ISSN: 0016-6480 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2021.113854).

Bartlett, Deborah and , Sims, Deborah (2021), Assessment strategies and employability in the environmental and engineering sectors. Educational Development, University of Greenwich. In: , , , . Educational Development, University of Greenwich, Compass: The Journal of Learning and Teaching at the University of Greenwich, 14 (2) ISSN: 2044-0081 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.21100/compass.v14i2.1182).

Ovsepian, Saak , O'Leary, Valerie, Hoschl, Cyril, Zaborszky, Laszlo (2021), Integrated phylogeny of the human brain and pathobiology of Alzheimer's disease: a unifying hypothesis. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Neuroscience Letters, 11: 135895 (755) . pp. 1-9 ISSN: 0304-3940 (Print), 0304-3940 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2021.135895).

Vrajova, Monika , Slamberova, Romana, Hoschl, Cyril, Ovsepian, Saak (2021), Methamphetamine and sleep impairments: neurobehavioral correlates and molecular mechanisms. Oxford Academic. In: , , , . Oxford Academic, Sleep, 44: zsab001 (6) ISSN: 0161-8105 (Print), 1550-9109 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsab001) NB Item availability restricted.

Jorratt, Pascal , Hoschl, Cyril, Ovsepian, Saak (2021), Endogenous antagonists of N-Methyl-D-Aspartate receptor in schizophrenia. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Alzheimers and Dementia, 17 (5) . pp. 888-905 ISSN: 1552-5279 (Print), 1552-5279 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/alz.12244) NB Item availability restricted.

Kutna, Viera , O'Leary, Valerie, Newman, Ehren, Hoschl, Cyril , Ovsepian, Saak (2021), Revisiting brain tuberous sclerosis complex in rat and human: shared molecular and cellular pathology leads to distinct neurophysiological and behavioural phenotypes. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Neurotherapeutics - The Journal of the American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics, 18 (2) . pp. 845-858 ISSN: 1933-7213 (Print), 1878-7479 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13311-020-01000-7) NB Item availability restricted.

Ovsepian, Saak , O'Leary, Valerie, Hoschl, Cyril (2021), Mainstream psychiatry reinstates therapeutic ventures of the remote past. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Drug Discovery Today, 26 (3) . pp. 845-851 ISSN: 1359-6446 (Print), 1359-6446 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drudis.2021.01.011) NB Item availability restricted.

Bartlett, Debbie and , (2021), Case study: using a codesign process as an opportunity and to increase assessment literacy. Educational Development, University of Greenwich. In: , , , . Educational Development, University of Greenwich, Compass: The Journal of Learning and Teaching at the University of Greenwich, 14: Bartlett (1) ISSN: 2044-0081 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.21100/compass.v14i1.1121).

Bartlett, Deborah and , (2020), The case for authentic assessment in HE’s ‘new normal’. TES Global. In: , , , . TES Global, Times Higher Education ISSN: 0049-3929 (Print), (doi: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/career/case-authentic-assessment-hes-new-normal).

Thompson, Elinor , Bombelli, EL, Simon, Shubham, Watson, Hamish , Everard, Aldous , Schievano, Andrea , Bocchi, Stefano , Zand Fard, Nazanin , Howe, Christopher J. , Bombelli, Paolo (2020), Tinted semi‐transparent solar panels allow concurrent production of crops and electricity on the same cropland. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Advanced Energy Materials, 10: 2001189 (35) ISSN: 1614-6832 (Print), 1614-6840 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.202001189) NB Item availability restricted.

Kottmann, Johanna S. , Jørgensen, Michelle G. P., Bertolini, Francesca, Loh, Adrian , Tomkiewicz, Jonna (2020), Differential impacts of carp and salmon pituitary extracts on induced oogenesis, egg quality, molecular ontogeny and embryonic developmental competence in European eel. Public Library of Science (PLoS). In: , , , . Public Library of Science (PLoS), PLoS ONE, 15: e0235617 (7) ISSN: 1932-6203 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235617).

Harrison, Dale J. A. and , Thompson, Elinor P (2020), A rapid and low-cost method for genomic DNA extraction from the cyanobacterium Synechocystis. Oxford University Press (OUP). In: , , , . Oxford University Press (OUP), Biology Methods and Protocols, 5: bpaa011 (1) 2396-8923 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/biomethods/bpaa011).

Nicolescu, Valeriu‑Norocel , Rédei, Károly, Mason, William, Vor, Torsten , Pöetzelsberger, Elizabeth , Bastien, Jean‑Charles , Brus, Robert , Benčať, Tibor , Đodan, Martina , Cvjetkovic, Branislav (2020), Ecology, growth and management of black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.), a non‑native species integrated into European forests. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Journal of Forestry Research, 31 (4) . pp. 1081-1101 ISSN: 1007-662X (Print), 1993-0607 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11676-020-01116-8).

Bartlett, Debbie and , (2020), Mitigating heat stress in public open spaces. Darkhorse Design. In: , , , . Darkhorse Design, Landscape: the Journal of the Landscape Institute, 2020 (1) . pp. 52-54 1742-2914 (Online) (doi: https://issuu.com/landscape-institute/docs/landscape_journal_2020-1_-_12066__1_).

Weinrich, Tobias , Hoh Kam, Jaimie, Ferrara, Bill T., Thompson, Elinor P. , Mitrofanis, John , Jeffery, Glen (2019), A day in the life of mitochondria reveals shifting workloads. Nature. In: , , , . Nature, Scientific Reports, 9: 13898 ISSN: 2045-2322 (Print), 2041-1723 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-48383-y).

Bartlett, Deborah and , Jain, Snigdha (2019), The ‘Cool Towns’ project: using green/blue infrastructure to reduce heat stress in public open spaces. Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. In: , , , . Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, In Practice - Bulletin of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (105) . pp. 12-15 (doi: ).

Patwary, Mohammad Shohedul Hoque and , Bartlett, Deborah (2019), Impacts of shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh: search for a sustainable solution. Progressive Academic Publishing. In: , , , . Progressive Academic Publishing, European Journal of Engineering and Technology, 7 (5) . pp. 64-79 ISSN: 2056-5860 (Print), (doi: https://www.idpublications.org/ejet-vol-7-no-5-2019/).

Ahmed, Salma and , Bartlett, Debbie (2018), An evaluation of the effectiveness of the co-management approach in selected protected areas of Bangladesh. Academic Journals. In: , , , . Academic Journals, International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 10: 237CE8F59562 (12) . pp. 510-516 ISSN: 2141-243X (Print), 2141-243X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.5897/IJBC2017.1107).

Bartlett, Deborah and , Milliken, Sarah (2018), Character matters. The Landscape Institute. In: , , , . The Landscape Institute, Landscape: The Journal of the Landscape Institute . pp. 24-25 2055-5466 (Online) (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Whiteman, Colin A. and , Haggart, B. Andrew (2018), Chalk landforms of Southern England and quaternary landscape development. Geological Society. In: , , , . Geological Society, Proceedings of the Geologists' Association ISSN: 0016-7878 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pgeola.2018.05.002).

Bartlett, Deborah and , (2017), CIEEM Skills Gap Project. Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. In: , , , . Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, In Practice: Bulletin of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, 96 . pp. 45-47 ISSN: 1754-4882 (Print), (doi: ).

Shah, M. Saifuddin , Sutapa, Sabrina Shah, Islam, Shikder Saiful, Rahaman, S. M. Bazlur , Huq, Khandaker Anisul , Rahman, M. Azizur (2017), Heterosis analysis in strain-crossed hybrid Rohu (Labeo Rohita) through mMicrosatellite DNA variability assay. In: , , , . , Turkish journal of Fisheries and Aquatic science ISSN: 1303-2712 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4194/1303-2712-v17_6_09).

Bartlett, Deborah and , (2017), Using British hedgelaying techniques in India. Living Woods Magazine Ltd. In: , , , . Living Woods Magazine Ltd, Living Woods, 43 . pp. 28-29 ISSN: 9-771756 8600002 (Print), (doi: ).

Book

Spanjar, Gideon , Bartlett, Debbie, Schramkó, Saba, Kluck, Jereon (2022), The urban heat Atlas: a standardised assessment for mapping heat vulnerabilities in Europe. Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Kenniscentrum Techniek. In: , , , . Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Kenniscentrum Techniek, Amsterdam (1st) . ISBN: 9789492644268 (doi: https://research.hva.nl/en/publications/the-urban-heat-atlas-a-standardised-assessment-for-mapping-heat-v).

Conference item

Bartlett, Debbie and , (2022), Developing heat resilient cities: the Cool Towns project. In: BIOSPECTRUM 2022, the International Conference on Biotechnology and Biological Sciences is organized by Department of Biotechnology, University of Engineering & Management, Kolkata, 5th - 6th November, Kolkata, West Bengal , . , (doi: https://biospectrum.org/).

Bartlett, Debbie and , (2022), Learning from the Cool Towns project case studies. In: Cool Towns project closing conference, 20th October 2022, Ostend, Belgium , . , . pp. 1-19 (doi: ).

Spanjar, Gideon , Kluck, Jeroen, Bartlett, Deborah, Erwin, Stephanie , Schramkó, Sába , Föllmi, Dante (2022), Presenting a multi-level Thermal Comfort Assessment (TCA) to identify and mitigate heat stress risks in urban areas. In: Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) Congress, 25th - 27th July, Tartu, Estonia , . , . pp. 1-21 (doi: https://aesop-planning.eu/resources/news-archive/aesop/events/aesop-annual-congress-2022-tartu-estonia-25-29-july-2022).

Said, Mohamed , Thompson, Elinor, Everett, Jeremy (2021), Modulation of ageing by genetic knock-out, phototherapy and drugs in the C. elegans worm. Biochemical Society - British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA). In: Metabolism of Ageing, 06 - 08 Sep 2021, online In: Cathy Slack, James Brown (eds.), A JOINT BIOCHEMICAL SOCIETY & BSRA ONLINE CONFERENCE: Metabolism of Ageing 6-8 September 2021 ONLIN. Biochemical Society - British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA), Aston University, UK / Trustee, British Society for Research on Ageing (doi: https://bsra.org.uk/bsra-biochemical-society-metabolism-of-ageing-meeting/) NB Item availability restricted.

Bartlett, D M , Sims, Deborah, Salmon, Elysia (2019), Assessment strategies and employability in the environmental and engineering sectors. In: Medway Festival of Learning and Teaching, 12 Sep 2019, Medway Campus, University of Greenwich , . , (doi: ).

Harrison, Dale and , Thompson, Elinor (2019), Regulated intramembrane proteolysis in the plastid envelope. 18th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology. In: 18th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology, 07 - 12 Jul 2019, Glasgow, Scotland , 18th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biolog. 18th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology, (doi: http://iwpmb2019.psrg.org.uk/).

Bartlett, Debbie and , (2019), Landscape Management in a Changing Environment. In: Gobeshona Seminar, 10 April 2019, ULAB Auditorium, Campus A, House 56, Road 4/A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh , . , (doi: http://www.icccad.net/event/gobeshona-monthly-seminar-on-landscape-management-in-a-changing-environment/).

Bartlett, Deborah and , (2019), Blue & green infrastructure as a mitigation measure for heat stress. In: Cool Towns INTERREG 2 Seas Kick Off, 20 Feb 2019, Middleburgh, the Netherlands , . , (doi: ).

Bartlett, Deborah and , Milliken, Sarah (2018), Using landscape assessment and participatory ecosystem assessment to investigate the impact of invasive Prosopis juliflora: a case study in North West India.. In: Invasion Science: Connecting Research Science and Policy, 1-2 November 2018, Charles Darwin House, London, UK , . , (doi: ).

Bartlett, Deborah , Sims, Deborah, Salmon, Elysia (2018), Developing an employer led assessment strategy to increase employability: Presentation at APT 2018: An uncertain future: Adapting academic practice for an evolving digital world. In: 16th Academic Practice and Technology Conference, 2018 Co-hosted by the University of Greenwich and the London School of Economics & Political Science at the Maritime Campus, University of Greenwich, London, SE10 9LS, 3 July 2018, University of Greenwich , . , (doi: ).

Ferrara, Billy and , Thompson, Elinor (2018), Imaging polyphenolic therapeutic compounds in a eukaryotic model microbe. Microbiology Society. In: Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018, , , Microbiology Society Annual Conference 201. Microbiology Society, . pp. 302-302 (doi: ).

Thompson, Elinor and , Harrison, Dale (2018), The cyanobacterial rhomboid protease is a regulator of the CCM. Microbiology Society. In: Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018, , , Microbiology Society Annual Conference 201. Microbiology Society, . pp. 94-94 (doi: ).

Bartlett, Debbie and , Bower, Sam (2017), Up in the Trees - Arboreal Dormouse Monitoring. In: AA (Arboricultural Association) International Conference, 10-13th September 2017, University of Exeter , . , (doi: ).

Bartlett, Deborah and , (2017), Using focus groups and participatory landscape assessment to identify and evaluate ecosystem services: a case study in North West India.. In: Mapping and assessment of ecosystem services – Science in Action, 6-7th February 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria , . , (doi: http://es-partnership.org/science-in-action-conference-on-mapping-and-assessment-of-ecosystem-services/).

Conference proceedings

Ferrara, Bill T. , Saleh, Salma Mounir, Thompson, Elinor (2020), Multidrug and efflux transporters of the model microbe Dictyostelium discoideum. Microbiology Society. In: , , , Access Microbiolog. Microbiology Society, London, UK , 2 (7a) 2516-8290 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1099/acmi.ac2020.po0194).

Edited book

Unrau, Alicia , Becker, Gero, Spinelli, Raphael, Lazdina, Dagnia , Magagnotti, Natascia , Nicolescu, Valeriu-Norocel , Buckley, Peter , Bartlett, Deborah , Kofman, Pieter (2018), Coppice Forests in Europe. University of Freiburg. In: , , , . University of Freiburg, (1st) . ISBN: 9783981734027 (doi: https://www.eurocoppice.uni-freiburg.de/coppice-forests-in-europe).