Asia Expertise Guide

   
   
 

Science

  • Dr Nicholas Hamm

    Participated in two projects in China: (1) mapping the environmental determinants of echinococcosis in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR) and (2) mapping air pollution in China for input into environmental epidemiology studies. Also coordinated a joint MSc between the Univeristy of Twente (NL) and the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing.
    +86 574 8818 8980
  • Professor Melanie Leng

    Use of isotopes in environmental research, in particular with climate change and human-landscape interactions, with increasing importance on the Anthropocene. Use stable isotopes as tracers of modern pollution and understanding the hydrological cycle especially in areas suffering human impact.
    0115 936 3515
    Environment Science isotopes climate change Environment Human Anthropocene pollution Malaysia australia turkey Vietnam
  • Professor Festo Massawe

    Our research focuses on crop diversity and sustainable crop production. Expertise range from genetics, breeding, crop physiology and the use molecular tools to optimize crop production. Our focus crops include Bambara groundnut, Amaranth, winged bean and oil palm. Our ultimate aim is to develop and promote solutions to deliver sustainable food systems (from production to consumption).
    +6089248218
  • Dr Neil Mennie

    Experimental psychologist with experience in vision science, neuroscience and the study of human and great ape behaviour.
    +60 38924 8723
    Psychology Science neuroscience vision Psychology ape behaviour human behaviour
  • Professor Christopher Gibbins

    Developing sustainable water management strategies to help conserve aquatic organisms, working primarily on invertebrates and fish (Malaysia)
    +60 38924 8733
    Engineering Environment Science Sustainability water management aquatic organisms conservation Malaysia Asia fish
  • Dr Ansgar Koene

    Developing and promoting ethical methods for social media and internet-based research. Critical evaluation of internet-based research practices, digital rights policies and privacy.
    +44 (0) 7972 197518
    Science Technology Computer Science Internet social media Research Evaluation digital Privacy policy ethics
  • Dr Sean Mayes

    Crops, plants, seeds, crop genetics, marker assisted selection, development of minor crops, resilient agriculture, oil palm, bambara groundnut, wheat, tea, biotechnology, breeding, seed systems
    01159518062
    Environment Science World Crops plants seeds crop genetics marker assisted selection development of minor crops resilient agriculture oil palm bambara groundnut wheat tea biotechnology breeding seed systems
  • Dr Alex Lechner

    Landscape ecologist with experience applying socio-ecological approaches along with spatial modelling (i.e. GIS) to conservation and natural resource management. Current research focuses on the social and environmental dimensions of urban planning in Asian cities and biodiversity conservation in Malaysia and Southeast Asia such as the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative.
    +60 38725 3613
    Belt and Road Initiative Environment Science southeast asia East Asia Belt and Road Initiative conservation planning GIS remote sensing Malaysia
  • Dr Richard Lea

    Environmental effects on fertility and reproduction. General male and female fertility issues. Reproduction. Environmental chemicals in food.Dr Lea can talk on any topics relating to fertility, chemicals in food, pregnancy, pregnancy failure/miscarriage, environmental effects on populations.Previous media experience includes: Interviews on ITV Central, BBC East Midlands, Swedish TV News channel, radio interviews including BBC World Service, Radio Nottingham, Radio Scotland, NewsTalk 770 (Calgary), interviews with print journalists from various Newspapers - The New York Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, Nottingham Post.Dr Lea is Interested in external consultancy and research collaboration opportunities.
    +44 (0)115 951 6426
    Animals Environment Health and Medicine Science Veterinary reproduction fertility environmental chemicals Human Animal sheep dogs nottingham Vet School
  • Dr Chee-Mun Fang

    Identification and characterisation of antibiotic resistance bugs commercial poultry farms in Malaysia; Characterise bioactive compounds isolated from medicinal plant native to the tropical Asian region that could regulate immune response.
    +60 38924 8722
    Health and Medicine Science antibiotic resistance bugs medicinal plants Native tropical Malaysia Asia immune response
  • Professor Michèle Clarke

    The environment, climate and ecology of the Asia-Pacific region for the last 30 years, including the complexity of their interactions with society, heritage and cultures. Recent themes have included agriculture and rural development; cultural and built heritage; low carbon and clean energy; rapid urbanisation and sustainable cities; and the energy-water-food nexus.
    0115 951 5446
    Archaeology Architecture and Built Environment Cultures Education Engineering Environment Gender History Migration Science Veterinary climate society sustainable development energy ecosystems Cities Water agriculture heritage Asia
  • Professor Miguel Camara

    Antimicrobial drug discovery, biofilms, novel bacterial target identification, gene regulation, antimicrobial resistance, bacterial cell-cell signalling (quorum sensing)
    0115 951 5036
    Health and Medicine Science Antimicrobial drug discovery gene regulation antimicrobial resistance Quorum Sensing Asia
  • Dr Margaret Gillon Dowens

    Psycho/neurolinguistics, bi/multilingualism and the effects of ageing on language, using both behavioural and online techniques (EEG/ERPs). Direct the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Laboratory at UNNC. Among current projects are studies with children, adults and older adults looking at morphosyntax and visual word and character processing in Chinese, English and Spanish.
    +86 574 8818 0515
  • Dr Marieke de Vries

    Cross-cultural differences in autism characteristic, diagnostic measures used to screen for autism, and executive functions.
    +60 387 253 605
    Psychology Science Autism executive functions Malaysia Asia cultures
  • Dr Angus Davison

    Evolutionary genetics. Conservation genetics. Body asymmetry and handedness. Speciation. Snails and molluscs. Science in Japan.
    01158230322/07895324124
    Environment Health and Medicine Science evolution genetics conservation asymmetry handedness speciation snails molluscs Science Japan IAPS
  • Professor Roshan das Nair

    Cognition (e.g. attention and memory) and cognitive rehabilitation following brain injuries and multiple sclerosis; supported test development, and the design of clinical trials to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions.
    0115 823 0589
  • Professor Eugene Ch'ng

    Developing Virtual Reality technology for the production, storage and sharing of cultural heritage spanning large spatial-temporal scales. Develop technology for retrieving, processing, and tools for visual analytics for large social media datasets for understanding phenomena within connected societies.
    +86 574 8818 3049
    Archaeology Architecture and Built Environment Art Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Cultures Environment History Science virtual reality augmented reality social media big data Digital heritage virtual heritage computational archaeology
  • Dr Faith Chan

    Specialist in international water management policies, particularly in sustainable flood management and planning practices, flood risk assessment practices in the East Asian coastal cities, deltas and their applications in both developed and developing countries.
    +86 5748 810 9471
    Belt and Road Initiative Environment Politics Science international water management policies Sustainability flood management flood risk assessment East Asia coastal cities Asia
  • Professor Cong Cao

    Social studies of science, technology, and innovation in China, particularly in China's scientific elite; human resources in science and technology; research and entrepreneurship in nanotechnology and biotechnology; reform of the science and technology system; intellectual property rights and their protection.
    +86 574 8818 9690
    Belt and Road Initiative Education Environment Science Sociology Science technology innovation China Human Resources Entrepreneurship reform Intellectual Property Rights Asia
  • Dr Edward Bolt

    Expert in the molecular biology of CRISPR editing and it's use in biotechnology and medicine which has resulted in becoming Associate Editor for Portland Press with meetings in Singapore and China and research collaborations with scientists in South Korea.
    0115 823 0194
    Communications Science biotechnology medicine Asia CRISPR editing
  • Dr Bagus Muljadi

    Director of the newly-established Indonesia Doctoral Training Partnership (IDTP). IDTP provides a platform for research and knowledge exchange with the Indonesian government, higher education institutions, and industries. IDTP was established in partnership with the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia (RISTEKDIKTI). Recent research focuses on includes publications on rarefied quantum gas dynamics, multiscale method developments, direct pore-scale simulations and reactive transport modelling.
    +447475834586
    Education Engineering Environment International Relations Science Engineering Environment Indonesia Doctoral Training Partnership transport modelling chemical engineering quantum gas
  • Dr Siu Yee New

    Expert on developing new methods to simplify or accelerate the diagnosis or detection process, including cancer biomarker, drug screening, metal ion contamination, or toxic compound in food.
    +60 38924 8762
    Science nanotechnology bioassay diagnosis cancer biomaker drug screening ion contamination toxic compound
  • Dr Yan Pan

    Liver drug metabolising enzymes among the Asian population.
    +60 38725 3444
    Science liver drug enzyme metabolism Asia
  • Dr Odette Paramor

    Involved with several European projects supporting EU-China cooperation in research and innovation ('DragonSTAR', 'DragonSTAR Plus', 'ENRICH in China' and 'URBAN-EU-CHINA'), and have supported the development of EU-China R&I calls in the areas of sustainable urbanisation and food, agriculture and biotechnology. Current research interests are in marine biology and assessing the impacts of human activities on marine systems.
    +86 574 8818 8998
    Education Environment Geography International Relations Science EU China innovation sustainable urbanisation food agriculture biotechnology marine biology marine systems
  • Dr Virginia Panizzo

    Nutrient cycling in tropical wetland and lake systems. Particular focus is on the impacts of anthropogenic catchment changes upon water quality, including dam construction, farming practices (nutrient loading) and deforestation (mining, urbanisation, single crop plantations). Recent work focuses on Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah (Maliau Basin) and norther Vietnam (Red River).
    0115 9516 7398
    Geography Science Nutrient cycling tropical wetland lakes water quality dam construction farming practices deforestation Peninsular Malaysia Sabah (Maliau Basin) Vietnam (Red River)
  • Dr Lisa Yon

    Reproductive physiology in elephants, including physiology, endocrinology and studies of adipose tissue and links between nutrition and reproduction; and the physiology of stress. Captive and free-ranging wildlife, particularly infectious disease. Zoo animal welfare, specifically in captive elephant welfare and behaviour.
    +44 (0) 115 951 6358
    Animals Environment Health and Medicine Science Veterinary veterinary reproduction Physiology endocrinology wildlife Zoo animals
  • Professor Kang-Nee Ting

    Natural product pharmacology with a focus on drug discovery. Working on various derivatives obtained from natural products local to Malaysia, as well as edible mushrooms used in traditional medicine. This includes studying the vascular and smooth muscle effects of these isolates for application in respiratory conditions, vascular diseases and overactive bladder.
    +60 38924 8209
    Health and Medicine Science drug discovery edible mushrooms Malaysia Hong Kong China traditional medicine isolates respiratory conditions vascular diseases overactive bladder
  • Professor Colin Thorne

    Professor Colin Thorne is one of the UK's leading expert in flooding. His expertise covers flood management, rivers and river management, including rehabilitation and restoration for environmental enhancement and rivers and development issues in South America, Africa and Asia.
    0115 951 5431
    Architecture and Built Environment Business and economy Education Engineering Environment International Relations Science Sociology Africa America (South) Asia civil engineering Flooding Geography rivers Water weather IAPS
  • Dr Racheal Tarlinton

    Infectious diseases (viruses) of wildlife, companion animals and livestock Zoonotic diseases Antimicrobial resistance Vaccines Genomics/genetics of animals Toxicology (poisonings) Veterinary careers.
    01159516273
  • Professor Alan Smyth

    Cystic fibrosis. Clinical trials in children. Chest disease in childhood. Professor Smyth is Director of the Medicines for Children Research Network in the East of England (MCRN-East).
    +44 (0)115 823 0612
    Cultures Health and Medicine Science cystic fibrosis clinical trials chest disease children
  • Dr Sofie Sjogersten

    Expertise relates to the functioning and management of tropical peat swamp forests, land degradation, greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable agriculture. Involved in a UK Space Agency project using space borne platforms to monitor and manage tropical peatlands and a Global Challenges Research Fund project to develop less damaging agriculture on tropical peatlands in Malaysia and Indonesia.
    0115 951 6239
    Environment Science tropical peatlands swamp forests land degradation greenhouse gas emissions sustainable agriculture Malaysia Indonesia China
  • Professor David Salt

    Plant science, agriculture, global food security, minerals, nutrients, food, diet, cadmium, arsenic
    +44 (0) 115 9516332
    Environment Food Plant Science plant science global food security Minerals nutrients food diet agriculture cadmium arsenic
  • Dr Catrin Rutland

    Understanding genetics and gene therapy in humans/animals. Understanding anatomy in humans/animals.
    0115 9516573, 07780701710
    Animals Health and Medicine Science Veterinary anatomy genetics gene therapy
  • Dr Jasmeet Kaler

    Precision technologies. Smart farming. Precision agriculture. Sheep. Lameness. Cattle. Lameness. Sensors for livestock. Stakeholder decision making. Farmer behaviour.
    +44 (0)115 951 6564
    Animals Food Science Veterinary Precision technologies Smart farming Precision agriculture sheep lameness cattle Sensors for livestock Stakeholder decision making Farmer behaviour farming
  • Dr Christina Supramaniam

    Certification and best practices for sustainable palm oil estate management in smallholders. Molecular plant pathologist for soilborne diseases of tropical plants. Soil microbiome for disease suppression and preservation of natural biodiversity. Microbial biotechnology for agricultural waste management and green technologies.
    +60389248217
    Environment Plant Science Science Sustainable Palm Oil tropical plants soilborne diseases biodiversity Indonesia Malaysia

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