Prof Hazel Davey PhD (Aberystwyth), SFHEA

Prof Hazel Davey



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I am a Reader in Biology and Director of Learning and Teaching in the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural 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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Member of the Microbiology Research Group in IBERS.

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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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Davey, H & Guyot, S 2020, 'Estimation of Microbial Viability Using Flow Cytometry', Current Protocols in Cytometry, vol. 93, no. 1, e72.
Davey, H 2017, 'Tracking the fate of individual cells following exposure to heat stress', Environmental Microbiology, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 411-412.
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.
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.
Guyot, S, Gervais, P, Young, M, Winckler, P, Dumont, J & Davey, H 2015, 'Surviving the heat: Heterogeneity of response in Saccharomyces cerevisiae provides insight into thermal damage to the membrane', Environmental Microbiology, vol. 17, no. 8, pp. 2982-2992.
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