Dr. Hazel Davey

Reader in Biology

Research Focus

Current research funding from BBSRC and EU to enhance our understanding of stress responses

Scientific Activities

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 and radio-frequency impedance spectroscopy. Part of this work is undertaken collaboratively with AU spin-out company Aber Instruments Ltd.

Significant Publications

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 17 (8) pp. 2982-2992. 10.1111/1462-2920.12866

Davey, H.M., Cross, E.J.M., Davey, C.L., Gkargkas, K., Delneri, D., Hoyle, D.C., Oliver, S.G., Kell, D.B., Griffith, G.W. 2012. Genome-wide analysis of longevity in nutrient-deprived Saccharomyces cerevisiae reveals importance of recycling in maintaining cell viability. Environmental Microbiology 14 (5) pp. 1249-1260. 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02705.x

Davey, H.M., Hexley, P. 2011. Red but not dead? Membranes of stressed Saccharomyces cerevisiae are permeable to propidium iodide. Environmental Microbiology 13 (1) pp. 163-171. 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02317.x Cadair


Contact information

Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences
Aberystwyth University
SY23 3DA

Email: hlr@aber.ac.uk