Professor of Eukaryotic Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
BSc University of Dundee1988; PhD University of Dundee 1992; Research Associate, Dublin 1991-1992; Research Associate, Cardiff 1992-1994; Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University, 1994; Assistant Professor (1996), Adjunct Faculty (2000), Georgia State University; Lecturer (2000), Senior Lecturer (2004), Associate Professor and Reader (2006), Professor (2015) University of Nottingham.
The interests of the Avery group lie in the effects of stress on organisms, with a focus on environmental toxicants and antimicrobials. We use the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a eukaryotic model… read more
The interests of the Avery group lie in the effects of stress on organisms, with a focus on environmental toxicants and antimicrobials. We use the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a eukaryotic model to enable characterization of stress-effects at the whole-cell and molecular level. To apply the findings, we extend studies to fungal pathogens of plants and humans, food spoilage fungi and mammalian cell systems. Simon is PI on current research grants totalling over £1M, from the BBSRC and NERC. He has industry partnerships and academic collaborators in the UK and overseas. Current research projects in the Avery lab are focused on:
Left. Variable expression of a GFP tagged EPA1 adhesin gene, between individual cells of the pathogenic yeast Candida glabrata.
Right. Synergistic inhibition of the plant pathogen Rhizoctonia solani with combination of agents (bottom right) or single agents.
Below. Stop codon (ade1-14) read-through during chromate stress in S.cerevisiae. Cr-induced mRNA mistranslation is a major mechanism of oxidative Cr toxicity.
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