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Prof Ian Johnston

Prof Ian Johnston
Professor


 

School Positions
Chandos Professor of Physiology (1997-present)
Director, Scottish Oceans Institute (2012-present)
Director, Gatty Marine Laboratory (1985-2008)
Director of Research, School of Biology (2003-6)
Member, School of Biology Management Group (2000-2006) (2012-present)
Head of School: (Biology & Preclinical Medicine, 1987-1992; Environmental & Evolutionary Biology, 1997-1999)

External Positions
Steering Committee Member of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) – an ESFRI Research Infrastructure in the preparatory phase (2011-2014)
Steering Committee Member of LIFECYCLE an EU-funded FP7 Integrated Research Project (2009-2013)
Vice-President (2005-2007) and President (2007-2009) Society for Experimental Biology
Member of the Natural Environment Research Council & Chairman, Marine Science & Technology Board (1995-2000)
Adjunct Professor, University of Nordland, Norway (2002-2011)

Honours
Elected Fellow Royal Society of Edinburgh 1987
Awarded Scientific Medal Zoological Society of London 1984

Research Group
Dr Vera Vieira-Johnston (Honorary Research Fellow)
Dr Daniel J. Macqueen (MASTS Research Fellow)
Dr Daniel Garcia de la serrana (EU-funded)
Dr Thomas Ashton (BBSRC-funded)
Clara Coll-Llado, PhD student/academic apprentice (50% with Dr David Ferrier)

Collaborators
Professor Shugo Watabe, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
Dr Bjarni K. Kristjánsson, Holar University College, Iceland
Dr Robert H. Devlin, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, West Vancouver, Canada
Professor Jorge Fernandes, University of Nordland, Norway
Industrial Partners
Young’s Seafood, SalmoBreed A/S, BioMar, Ewos Innovation

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50 (of 168 /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/status/published available) for iaj (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Demonstration of the use of environmental DNA for the non-invasive genotyping of a bivalve mollusk, the European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis) Luke Holman, Christopher Michael Hollenbeck, Thomas J. Ashton, Ian Alistair Johnston
Frontiers in Genetics 2019 vol. 10
Influence of feed ration size on somatic and muscle growth in landlocked dwarf and farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo salar Øivind Andersen, Vera Vieira, Jens-Erik Dessen, Ian Alistair Johnston
Journal of Fish Biology 2019 vol. 94 pp. 614-620
A collaborative European approach to accelerating translational marine science Philip Brennecke, Maria Ferrante, Ian Alistair Johnston, David Smith
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 2018 vol. 6
Genomic tools and selective breeding in molluscs Christopher Michael Hollenbeck, Ian Alistair Johnston
Frontiers in Genetics 2018 vol. 9
A workflow used to design low density SNP panels for parentage assignment and traceability in aquaculture species and its validation in Atlantic salmon Daniel Garcia de la Serrana Castillo, Aubrie Onoufriou, Borghild Hillestad, Ian Alistair Johnston
Aquaculture 2017 vol. 476 pp. 59-64
Divergent regulation of insulin-like growth factor binding protein genes in cultured Atlantic salmon myotubes under different models of catabolism and anabolism Daniel Garcia de la Serrana Castillo, Eduardo Nicolas Jofre, Samuel A. M. Martin, Ian Alistair Johnston, Daniel J. Macqueen
General and Comparative Endocrinology 2017 vol. 247 pp. 53-65
Comparison of the transcriptional responses of skeletal muscle and bone to a flooding dose of leucine in the gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) Daniel Garcia de la Serrana Castillo, Edson A. Mareco, Vera LA Vieira, Deborah M. Power, Ian Alistair Johnston
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2016 vol. 199 pp. 50-57
Characterisation and expression analysis of cathepsins and ubiquitin-proteasome genes in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) skeletal muscle C. Salmerón, I. Navarro, Ian Alistair Johnston, J. Gutiérrez, E. Capilla
BMC Research Notes 2015 vol. 8
Characterization of the transcriptome of fast and slow muscle myotomal fibres in the pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus) E.A. Mareco, Daniel Garcia de la Serrana Castillo, Ian Alistair Johnston, M. Dal-Pai-Silva
BMC Genomics 2015 vol. 16
RNAseq analysis of fast skeletal muscle in restriction-fed transgenic coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Daniel Garcia de la Serrana Castillo, Robert Devlin, Ian Alistair Johnston
BMC Genomics 2015 vol. 16
A well-constrained estimate for the timing of the salmonid whole genome duplication reveals major decoupling from species diversification Daniel John MacQueen, Ian Alistair Johnston
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2014 vol. 281
Cardiac myoglobin deficit has evolved repeatedly in teleost fishes Daniel J. Macqueen, Daniel Garcia de la Serrana Castillo, Ian Alistair Johnston
Biology Letters 2014 vol. 10
Characterisation and expression of myogenesis regulatory factors during in vitro myoblast development and in vivo fasting in the gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) Daniel Garcia de la Serrana, Marta Codina, Encamacion Capilla, Vanesa Jimenez-Amilburu, Isabel Navarro, Shao-Jun Du, Ian Alistair Johnston, Joaquim Gutierrez
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 2014 vol. 167 pp. 90-99
Muscle fibre size optimisation provides flexibility for energy budgeting in calorie-restricted coho salmon transgenic for growth hormone Ian Alistair Johnston, Daniel Garcia de la Serrana Castillo, R.H. Devlin
Journal of Experimental Biology 2014 vol. 217 pp. 3392-3395
Systematic variation in the pattern of gene paralog retention between the teleost superorders Ostariophysi and Acanthopterygii Daniel Garcia de la Serrana, Edson A Mareco, Ian Alistair Johnston
Genome Biology and Evolution 2014 vol. 6 pp. 981-7
Characterisation and expression of calpain family members in relation to nutritional status, diet composition and flesh texture in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) Cristina Salmeron, Daniel Garcia de la Serrana Castillo, Vanesa Jimenez-Amilburu, Ramon Fontanillas, Isabel Navarro, Ian Alistair Johnston, Joaquim Gutierrez, Encarnacion Capilla
PLoS ONE 2013 vol. 8
Evolution of ancient functions in the vertebrate insulin-like growth factor system uncovered by study of duplicated salmonid fish genomes Daniel John MacQueen, Daniel Garcia de la Serrana Castillo, Ian Alistair Johnston
Molecular Biology and Evolution 2013 vol. 30 pp. 1060-1076
Expression of heat shock protein (Hsp90) paralogues is regulated by amino acids in skeletal muscle of Atlantic salmon Daniel Garcia de la Serrana Castillo, Ian Alistair Johnston
PLoS One 2013 vol. 8
What determines growth potential and juvenile quality of farmed fish species? Luisa M. P. Valente, Katerina A. Moutou, Luis E. C. Conceicao, Sofia Engrola, Jorge Fernandes, Ian Alistair Johnston
Reviews in Aquaculture 2013 vol. 5 pp. S168-S193
Circadian expression of clock and putative clock-controlled genes in skeletal muscle of the zebrafish Ian Alistair Johnston
American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 2012 vol. 302 pp. R193-R206
Development temperature has persistent effects on muscle growth responses in gilthead sea bream Daniel Garcia de la Serrana Castillo, Vera Lucia Almeida Vieira-Johnston, Karl B Andree, Maria Darias, Alicia Estévez, Enric Gisbert, Ian Alistair Johnston
PLoS One 2012 vol. 7
Fast skeletal muscle transcriptome of the Gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) determined by next generation sequencing Daniel Garcia de la Serrana Castillo, Alicia Estevez, Karl Andree, Ian Alistair Johnston
BMC Genomics 2012 vol. 13
Postprandial expression of growth-related genes in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) juveniles fasted for 1 week and fed a single meal to satiation Luisa M. P. Valente, Neil Ivan Bower, Ian Alistair Johnston
British Journal of Nutrition 2012 vol. 108 pp. 2148-2157
Temperature during embryonic development has persistent effects on thermal acclimation capacity in zebrafish Graham Robert Scott, Ian Alistair Johnston
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2012 vol. 109 pp. 14247-14252
Universal scaling rules predict evolutionary patterns of myogenesis in species with indeterminate growth Ian Alistair Johnston, Bjarni K. Kristjansson, Charles G. M. Paxton, Vera Lucia Almeida Vieira-Johnston, Daniel John MacQueen, Michael A. Bell
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2012 vol. 279 pp. 2255-2261
Growth and the regulation of myotomal muscle mass in teleost fish Ian Alistair Johnston, Neil Ivan Bower, Daniel John MacQueen
Journal of Experimental Biology 2011 vol. 214 pp. 1617-1628
The parallel evolution of dwarfism in Arctic charr is accompanied by adaptive divergence in mTOR-pathway gene expression Daniel John MacQueen, Bjarni K. Kristjánsson, Charles G. M. Paxton, Vera Lucia Almeida Vieira-Johnston, Ian Alistair Johnston
Molecular Ecology 2011 vol. 20 pp. 3167-3184
A Newly Classified Vertebrate Calpain Protease, Directly Ancestral to CAPN1 and 2, Episodically Evolved a Restricted Physiological Function in Placental Mammals Daniel John MacQueen, Margaret L. Delbridge, Sujatha Manthri, Ian Alistair Johnston
Molecular Biology and Evolution 2010 vol. 27 pp. 1886-1902
A Novel Tensile Test Method to Assess Texture and Gaping in Salmon Fillets Ian Michie, Ian Alistair Johnston
Journal of Food Science 2010 vol. 75 pp. 182-190
Characterisation and differential regulation of MAFbx/Atrogin-1 alpha and beta transcripts in skeletal muscle of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) Neil Ivan Bower, Daniel Garcia de la Serrana Castillo, Ian Alistair Johnston
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 2010 vol. 396 pp. 265-271
Characterisation of capn1, capn2-like, capn3 and capn11 genes in Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.): Transcriptional regulation across tissues and in skeletal muscle at distinct nutritional states Daniel John MacQueen, Lara Jane Meischke, Sujatha Manthri, Attia Anwar, Christel Solberg, Ian Alistair Johnston
Gene 2010 vol. 453 pp. 45-58
Discovery and characterization of nutritionally regulated genes associated with muscle growth in Atlantic salmon Neil Ivan Bower, Ian Alistair Johnston
Physiological Genomics 2010 vol. 42A pp. 114-130
Paralogs of Atlantic salmon myoblast determination factor genes are distinctly regulated in proliferating and differentiating myogenic cells Neil Ivan Bower, Ian Alistair Johnston
American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 2010 vol. 298 pp. 1615-1626
Positioning the expanded akirin gene family of Atlantic salmon within the transcriptional networks of myogenesis Daniel John MacQueen, Neil Ivan Bower, Ian Alistair Johnston
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 2010 vol. 400 pp. 599-605
Salmonid genomes have a remarkably expanded akirin family, coexpressed with genes from conserved pathways governing skeletal muscle growth and catabolism Daniel John MacQueen, Bjarni K. Kristjansson, Ian Alistair Johnston
Physiological Genomics 2010 vol. 42 pp. 134-148
Embryonic temperature affects muscle fibre recruitment in adult zebrafish: genome-wide changes in gene and microRNA expression associated with the transition from hyperplastic to hypertrophic growth phenotypes. Ian Alistair Johnston, Daniel John MacQueen, Karthikeyani Paranthaman, C Kawashima , James Robertson Kinghorn, Tamas Dalmay
Journal of Experimental Biology 2009 vol. 212 pp. 1781-1793
Evolution of the multifaceted eukaryotic akirin gene family Daniel John MacQueen, Ian Alistair Johnston
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009 vol. 9
Expression of growth-related genes in muscle during fasting and refeeding of juvenile Atlantic halibut, Hippoglossus hippoglossus L. Ian Alistair Johnston, J M O Fernandes, C Solberg, I A Johnston
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2009 vol. 152 pp. 47-53
Gene expression analyses of essential catch factors in the smooth and striated adductor muscles of larval, juvenile and adult great scallop (Pecten maximus) Oivind Andersen, Jacob S. Torgersen, Helene H. Pagander, Thorolf Magnesen, Ian Alistair Johnston
Journal of muscle research and cell motility 2009 vol. 30 pp. 233-242
Phasing of muscle gene expression with fasting-induced recovery growth in Atlantic salmon Neil Ivan Bower, Richard G. Taylor, Ian Alistair Johnston
Frontiers in Zoology 2009 vol. 6
Selection of reference genes for expression studies with fish myogenic cell cultures Neil Ivan Bower, Ian Alistair Johnston
BMC Molecular Biology 2009 vol. 10 pp. -
Effect of natural selection on the duplicated lysyl oxidase gene in Atlantic salmon. Ian Alistair Johnston, I A Johnston
Genetica 2008 vol. 134 pp. 325-334
Evolution of follistatin in teleosts revealed through phylogenetic, genomic and expression analyses Ian Alistair Johnston, Daniel John MacQueen
Development Genes and Evolution 2008 vol. 218 pp. 1-14
Genomic, evolutionary, and expression analyses of cee, an ancient gene involved in normal growth and development. Jorge Fernandes, D J Macqueen, Ian Alistair Johnston
Genomics 2008 vol. 91 pp. 315-325

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Prof Ian Johnston
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB
Fife
UK

tel: 01334 463440
fax: 01334 463443
room: 1.2/3.1
email: iaj@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Scottish Oceans Institute
Institiud Chuantan na h-Alba
Gatty Marine Laboratory
East Sands St Andrews
KY16 8LB
Scotland
UK

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