Prof Hazel Davey PhD (Aberystwyth), SFHEA

Prof Hazel Davey


Department of Life Sciences

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I am a Professor in Biology in the Department of Life Sciences at Aberystwyth University. I am scheme coordinator for the postgraduate MRes Biosciences (C190). I am also an elected member of AU Senate. I am a graduate of Aberystwyth University with a BSc in Zoology and Microbiology and a PhD on Flow Cytometry of Microorganisms.

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My research interests include 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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Ragon, M, Bertheau, L, Dumont, J, Bellanger, T, Grosselin, M, Basu, M, Pourcelot, E, Horrigue, W, Denimal, E, Marin, A, Vaucher, B, Berland, A, Lepoivre, C, Dupont, S, Beney, L, Davey, H & Guyot, S 2023, 'The Yin-Yang of the Green Fluorescent Protein: Impact on Saccharomyces cerevisiae stress resistance', Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, vol. 238, 112603. 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2022.112603
Davey, H & Guyot, S 2020, 'Estimation of Microbial Viability Using Flow Cytometry', Current Protocols in Cytometry, vol. 93, no. 1, e72. 10.1002/cpcy.72
Davey, H 2017, 'Tracking the fate of individual cells following exposure to heat stress', Environmental Microbiology, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 411-412. 10.1111/1462-2920.13430
Klionsky, D, Abdelmohesen, K, Abe, A, Abedin, MJ, Abeliovich, H, Acebedo Arozena, A, Adachi, H, Adams, CM, Adams, PD, Adeli, K, Adhihetty, PJ, Adler, SG, Agam, G, Davey, H & Other Additional Authors 2016, 'Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (3rd edition)', Autophagy, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 1-222. 10.1080/15548627.2015.1100356
Hamilton, J, Davey, H & Rose, M 2016, 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.
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