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 Mark's Lab
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 Marine ecotoxicological biomarkers for a cleaner, healthier ocean environment

 

   
Current PhDs  
 Zuzanna
Zuzanna Gajda-Meissner (co-supervised with Prof Teresa Fernandes)
Project: Ecotoxicology of engineered nanoparticles towards safer nanotechnology
Funding: FP7 NanoSolutions
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Johanne Johanne Vad (co-supervised with Prof Murray Roberts, Drs Tony Gutierrez and Ted Henry.
Project: Environmental assessment of deep-water sponge fields in relation to oil and gas activity: a west of Shetland case study
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Naif Naif Hassan S Ashri
Project: Marine ecotoxicology of carbn nanotubes
Funding: Saudi Government                                                                                                                
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Milena Milena Wales
Project: Quantifying the biological effects of leakage from Carbon Capture and Storage sites to optimize early warning indicators for CO2 leakage.
Funding: NERC DTC for Oil and Gas.
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Current MSc students
 
Ria Ria Devereux
Project: microplastics in pelagic megaplankton
Contact: rd30@hw.ac.uk
PaulineD Pauline Dusseau
Project: Multiple stressors of coral reef health in Oman
Contact: pd18@hw.ac.uk
MeganeN Megane Northway
Project: Microplastic contamination in the Hebrides and Shetland Islands
Conact: mn183@hw.ac.uk
MatthewJ Matthew Jackson
Project: Oxygen super-saturation and resilience to temperature stress in fish
Contact: mdj1@hw.ac.uk
Ruta Ruta Praneviciute
Project: Disease-related stress biomarkers in fish gills
Contact: rp33@hw.ac.uk
Current Honours Students  
Andrew Andrew Deery
Project: Microplastic contamination in Intertidal Sediments of the Southern Fife Coast.
Carla Carla Holmes
Project: Microplastic Contamination in Intertidal Sediments of the Firth of Forth - South Shore.
Zoe Zoe Lawrence
Project: Microplastic Contamination in In tertidal Sediments of the Firth of Forth - North Shore
Christos Christos Pappoulis
Project: Harmful Algal Blooms in the Aegean Sea

Alumni

2016/17

Clara2 Clara MacKenzie, PhD (co-supervised with Drs Jo Porter and Bill Sanderson)
Project: Vulnerability of Modiolus reefs to climate change: from mechanisms to management strategies
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simon pic Dr Simon Little (co-supevised with Prof Teresa Fernandes)
Project: FP7 NANOSOLUTIONS. Toxicity of nanomaterials, silver and titanium dioxide, in sediment and aqueous exposures
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2015/16

Julian Julian Blumenröder, MSc
Project: Microplastics in sediments of the Firth of Forth
Contact: jdb2@hw.ac.uk                                                                                                   

Nadja Nadja Soest
Project: Shark Fisheries
Contact: ns25@hw.ac.uk
   
Interns  
PhotoServlet Pauline Sechet
Project: Microplastics in sediments o the Firth of Forth  
Contact:sechet.pauline@laposte.net            
   

 

Rachel Rachel Wood, BSc
Project: Microplastics in Firth of Forth shore sediments
Contact: rw100@hw.ac.uk
2014/15  
Matthew Matthew Smedley, MSc
Project: Impacts of Thermal and Hypoxic Stress on the Horse Mussel (Modiolus modiolus)
Contact: mhs1@hw.ac.uk 
Anneka Anneka Watson, MSc
Project: Toxicity of glass wool to Mytilus edulis; the influence of ocean acidification
Contact: alw2@hw.ac.u

 


Hassein
Hassein Alnashiri, PhD 
(co-supervised with Prof Teresa Fernandes) 
Project: Marine ecotoxicology of copper nanoparticles 
Funding: Saudi Government 
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Virginia3 Virginia Echavarri Bravo, PhD
Project: Marine Ecotoxicology of Silver nanoparticles                                                                                                                             
Virginia is now a Post-Doctoral Research at the University of Edinburgh.
Contact: Virginia.Echavarri@ed.ac.uk
 Majed Majed Al-Shaeri, PhD
Project: Marine ecotoxicology of carbon nanotubes                                                                                                                             
Majed is now lecturer at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah
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Neil Neil Mearns, MSc
Project: Microplastics in the marine environment - towards a Scottish baseline                                                                                       
Contact: NEM30@hw.ac.uk
Shanna Shanna Paterson, MSc
Project: Microplastics in the marine environment - towards a Scottish baseline                                                                                        
Contact: naradare@googlemail.com
Phil Philip Turner, MSc 
Project: Genotoxic potential of sediment along coastline (SE Gulf of Trieste) In collaboration with National Institute of Biology, Marine Biology Station, Piran, Slovenia
Contact: PT145@hw.ac.uk
Margaret2s Margaret Miller, BSc
Project: Comparing Neutral Red Retention Microscope and Microplate Assay Techniques in Detecting Engineered Nanomaterial damage in the cells of Mytilus edulis
Contact: mam89@hw.ac.uk
Shea4s Shea Connor, BSc
Project: Marine environmental immunotoxicology of multi-walled carbon nanotubes.
Shea is now a Research Assistant at The University of Edinburgh
Contact: Shea.Connell@ed.ac.uk

2013/14

Geni María Eugenia García Neira, MSc
Project: Effects of oil pollution on flatfish: interspecies comparison of CYP1A activity and bile PAH-metabolite concentrations in dab and plaice collected from Scottish
waters. In collaboration with Marine Scotland.
Contact: mg267@hw.ac.uk
Blažka3s Blažka Smiljanic, MSc 
Project: Potential impact of Climate Change on baseline ecotoxicological biomarkers. In collaboration with National Institute of Biology, Marine Biology Station, Piran, Slovenia
Blažka has secured a position as shellfish cultivation research associate at NFC Marine Centre (UNI), Shetland http://www.nafc.ac.uk
Contact: blazka.smiljanic@gmail.com
Kirsty Kirsty Todd, BSc
Project: Marine ecotoxicology of oilfield chemicals                                                                                                                                                                                
Contact: kt162@hw.ac.uk

2012/13

Omar Omar Mohammed Alharbi, PhD 
Project: Environmental impact of Oil production discharge                                                                                                                                                                                         
Funding: Saudi Government 
Contact: omar2003a@gmail.com
Omar is now the Saudi government representative at the UN on environmental sustainable development

2011/12

Claire Claire Bankier, MSc 
Project: Marine ecotoxicology of multi-walled carbon nanotubes                                                                                                                                                                                   
Contact: c.bankier12@imperial.ac.uk
Claire is now doing a PhD at Imperial College London

 

Calum Calum Stronach, BSc 
Project: Marine ecotoxicology of oilfield chemicals                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Contact: cs175@hw.ac.uk

Interns

Oceane Océane Guillemet
Project: Ecotoxicological impact of silver nanoparticles on marine microbial communities                                                                                                                                              
Contact: og30@hw.ac.uk
Now works as a Technical Consultant with International Centre for Coastal Ecohydrology (ICCE), Faro, Portugal
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2010/11

Majeed Majed Al-Shaeri, MSc 
Project: Ecotoxicological synergisms of single-wall carbon nanotubes                                                                                                                                                                                             
Contact: ma579@hw.ac.uk 
Majed is now doing a PhD in my lab
Bryony Bryony Carr, MRes
Project: Correlating Microtox® data with metazoan biomarkers of toxicity 
Contact: bjc11@hw.ac.uk
Fiona Fiona Mc Cluskey, MRes
Project: Comparative study of dispersants in single-walled carbon nanotube toxicology
Contact: fm152@hw.ac.uk
Rebecca Rebecca Grieve, BSc 
Project: Marine ecotoxicology of oilfield chemicals (Best Applied Marine Biology Dissertation 2010/11) 
Contact: rcg4@hw.ac.uk

Interns

Adrien Adrien Largeau
Project: Marine ecotoxicology of drilling mud                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Contact: adrien.largeau@wanadoo.fr
Rupika Rupika Singh
Project: Impact of environmental factors on baseline Comet assay data
Contact: rupika21@gmail.com

2009/2010

Iain Iain Hannah, MSc 
Project: Ecotoxicological impact of silver nanoparticles on marine microbial communities                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Iain is continuing his studies and has started a MASTS-funded PhD here in my laboratory.
Dina Dina Ahmed, MRes 
Project: Ecotoxicology of oil industry-related nanomaterials
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Reinier 'Dutch' Zoutenbier, BSc, MSc
Project: Impact of environmental factors on baseline Comet assay data 
Dutch went on to do our MSc Programme Marine Resource Development and Protection (MRDP) and is now an environmental consultant with RoyalHaskoningDVH
Contact: reinier.zoutenbier@rhdhv.com

2008/2009

mireia Mireia Fontcuberta, MRes 
Project: Toxicity of produced water                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Bastien Bastien Queste, MSc PhD
Project: Ecotoxicology of engineered nanomaterials
Bastien went on to do a PhD at the University of East Anglia, where he is now a Senior Research Associate                                                                                                                                                           
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Fanchon Fanchon Wright, MSc 
Project: Ecotoxicology of engineered nanomaterials
Fanchon is now working for Frontier as an Assistant Research Officer on their Madagascar Marine Research Project (http://www.frontier.ac.uk/)
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Michael Woods, MSc 
Project: Ecotoxicology of engineered nanomaterials
Gavin Gavin Turner, BSc, PhD
Project: Genotoxic effects of exposure to engineered nanomaterials. 
Gavin has since completed a PhD with the Scottish Association of Marine Science in Oban.
Sam Samamtha Colvin, BSc
Project: Genotoxic effects of exposure to engineered nanomaterials

2007/2008

Emilie Emilie Sinet MSc
Project: Preservation methods of field collected bivalve DNA for the purpose of delayed DNA strand break assessment using the Comet assay.
Emilie worked as an environmental business consultant for Oil & Gas UK and now works for Nexen Inc.
Cordelia Cordelia Denby, MSc
Project: An investigation of the recovery of the marine environment from a spill of driling mud.
Cordelia now works for Kite Innovation supporting their growing portfolio of FP7 projects.
DiHu Cordelia Denby, MSc
Project: An investigation of the recovery of the marine environment from a spill of driling mud.
Cordelia now works for Kite Innovation supporting their growing portfolio of FP7 projects.
Kate Kate Rooney, BSc 
Projects: DNA strand breaks in marine invertebrates as a biomarker of exposure to sediment-associated contaminants
Kate is now an Assistant Manager and Outreach Coordinator for Ocean Spirits Inc on Grenada
Stuart Stuart Cuthertson, BSc 
Projects: Macrofaunal communities in contaminated and clean sediments of the Forth Estuary