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Research interests

Dr Dyrynda’s research interests include developmental and comparative immunology, particularly the effects of stress on the immune system and the consequences for successful disease resistance. The research involves a number of different species, but focuses in particular on molluscs and crustaceans, which are an important economic resource. Current aspects of research include the expression and activity of novel anti-microbial peptides, immunotoxicology and cell death processes.

Biography

Liz Dyrynda graduated in Zoology from the University of Wales Swansea and later obtained her PhD there in comparative immunology (1995). Following University of Wales and Wellcome Trust Research Fellowships, she was appointed as Lecturer in Aquatic Biology at Swansea in 2000 and joined Heriot Watt as Lecturer in Marine Biology in 2002.

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Research Output

Cellular stress responses to chronic heat shock and shell damage in temperate Mya truncata

Sleight, V. A., Peck, L. S., Dyrynda, E. A., Smith, V. J. & Clark, M. S., 12 May 2018, In : Cell Stress and Chaperones. p. 1-15 15 p.

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    An Antarctic molluscan biomineralisation tool-kit

    Sleight, V. A., Marie, B., Jackson, D. J., Dyrynda, E., Marie, A. & Clark, M. S., 11 Nov 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, 36978.

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    Antimicrobial proteins: From old proteins, new tricks

    Smith, V. J. & Dyrynda, E., Dec 2015, In : Molecular Immunology. 68, 2, Part B, p. 383-398 16 p.

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  • Mechanism of neutrophil activation and toxicity elicited by engineered nanomaterials

    Johnston, H. J., Brown, D. M., Kanase, N., Euston, M., Gaiser, B. K., Robb, C. T., Dyrynda, E., Rossi, A. G., Brown, E. R. & Stone, V., Aug 2015, In : Toxicology in Vitro. 29, 5, p. 1172-1184 13 p.

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  • Activities

    • 5 Publication peer-review
    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Membership of external research organisation
    • 1 Other

    International Society for Developmental and Comparative Immunology (External organisation)

    Elizabeth Dyrynda (Advisor)
    2012

    Activity: MembershipMembership of external research organisation

    12th Congress of the International Society for Developmental & Comparative Immunology

    Elizabeth Dyrynda (Member of programme committee)
    9 Jul 201213 Jul 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Marine Environmental Research (Journal)

    Elizabeth Dyrynda (Peer reviewer)
    2012

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Vaccine (Journal)

    Elizabeth Dyrynda (Peer reviewer)
    20102015

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review