Dr Hazel Davey


Dr Hazel Davey


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I am a Reader in Biology and Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies in the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University. I am scheme coordinator for Microbiology and related degree schemes (C500, C501, C502, C509 and CC35) and for the postgraduate MRes Biosciences (C190). I am also an elected member of AU Senate and Council. Graduate of Aberystwyth University with a BSc in Zoology and Microbiology and a PhD on Flow Cytometry of Microorganisms.



Member of the Microbiology Research Group in IBERS.

Current focus

Microbial physiology using the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae in a biotechnologically relevant setting to understand viability and vitality, stress response and heterogeneity. Methods include flow cytometry, radio-frequency impedance spectroscopy, barcode arrays and multivariate data analysis methods. Part of this work is undertaken collaboratively with AU spin-out company Aber Instruments Ltd.

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Tracking the fate of individual cells following exposure to heat stressDavey, H. 2017 In : Environmental Microbiology.19, 2, p. 411-4122 p.
Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (3rd edition)Davey, H. & + 2,453 additional authors 2016 In : Autophagy.12, 1, p. 1-222222 p.
Life Sciences Aberystwyth University: A Blended Higher Education Environment for Raising Ambition, Aspirations and driving Social Mobility. Response to Welsh Government’s Consultation on Foundation Degrees in Wales.Hamilton, J., Davey, H. & Rose, M. 2016
Surviving the heat: Heterogeneity of response in Saccharomyces cerevisiae provides insight into thermal damage to the membraneGuyot, S., Gervais, P., Young, M., Winckler, P., Dumont, J. & Davey, H. 2015 In : Environmental Microbiology.17, 8, p. 2982-2992
Predatory activity of Myxococcus xanthus outer-membrane vesicles and properties of their hydrolase cargoEvans, A. G. L., Davey, H. M., Cookson, A. R., Currinn, H., Cooke-Fox, G., Stanczyk, P. J. & Whitworth, D. E. 2012 In : Microbiology.158, Pt 11, p. 2742-275211 p.
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