Dr Valerie Smith

Dr Valerie Smith


Education Secretary, International Society for Developmental and Comparative Immunology (ISDCI).

Editorial Board Member: Fish and Shellfish Immunology
Editorial Advisory Board Member: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
Honorary Professor: Department of Health, Florida InternationalUniversity, Miami, Florida 1996-1997.
Awards: Burroughs Wellcome Visiting Professor, American Societyfor Microbiology: Florida International University, Miami, Florida(1997-1998)

Research group: Dr. Christopher Hauton, Dr John Hammond, Ms Virginia Burgess, Mr. Andrew Desbois.

Collaborators: Dr Liz Dyrynda, School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University
Dr Margarita Concha, Institute of Biochemistry, University Austral Chile, Valdivia, Chile
Dr J-R Bonami University of Montpellier II, France
Dr Janet Brown, Institute of Aquaculture, Stirling
Prof Miki Nakao, School of Bioresouce and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan
Dr Sylvia L. Smith, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, USA
Dr Ailsa Hall, SMRU, Gatty Laboratory, Unversity of St Andrews
Dr Graham Kemp, BMS, University of St Andrews
Dr Gerard Molle, University of Montpellier 2, France
Dr Andrew Means Spragg, Aquapharm Biodiversity, Ltd, Scotland

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Recent publications

50  (of 58 published available) for vjs1. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Cell Stress and Chaperones
vol.First Online 
2016 (15/2)

2016 (7)
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
vol.52 pp.459-467
Molecular Immunology
vol.68 pp.383-398
2015 (7)

(Conference contribution)
Haemocyte extracellular chromatin facilitates encapsulation reactions in a decapod host
Val Smith, Calum Robb, Adriano Rossi, Robert Gray, Elisabeth Dyrynda 
2014 (13/8)
Nature Communications
Invertebrate extracellular phagocyte traps show that chromatin is an ancient defence weapon
Calum Robb, Elisabeth Dyrynda, Robert Gray, Adriano Rossi, Val Smith 
2013 (9)
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
vol.447 pp.46-64
The identification and management of pain, suffering and distress in cephalopods, including anaesthesia, analgesia and humane killing
Paul L.R. Andrews, Anne-Sophie Darmaillacq, Ngaire Dennison, Ian G. Gleadall, Penny Hawkins, John B. Messenger, Daniel Osorio, Val Smith, Jane A. Smith 
Keywords: Anaesthesia, Analgesia, Cuttlefish, Nociception, Octopus, Pain
2010 (2)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
vol.85 pp.1629 – 1642
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
vol.90 pp.769–774
Developmental and Comparative Immunology
vol.34 pp.618–624
2010 (19/4)

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2010 (11)
(Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary)
The Shrimp Immune System
Val Smith, Claire Roulston, Elisabeth Dyrynda 
Journal of the World Aquaculture Society
vol.40 pp.60-64
Global Aquaculture Advocate
vol.11 pp.72-74
vol.30 pp.406-407
2007 (1)
Global Aquaculture Advocate
vol.10 pp.84-85
Why shrimp cannot be vaccinated
Val Smith, Victoria Alday-Sanz 
2006 (12)
The Grower

Journal of General Virology
vol.86 pp.2563-2567
Marine Ecology Progress Series
vol.287 pp.241-250
Morbillivirus neutralizing antibodies in Scottish grey seals: assessing the effects of the 1988 and 2002 PDV epizootics
Patrick Pomeroy, John Anthony Hammond, Ailsa Jane Hall, Mike Lonergan, Callan David Duck, Val Smith, Hal Thompson 
2003 (7)
Fish Shellfish Immunology
vol.15 pp.71-90
2002 (9/8)
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
vol.296 pp.167-171
2001 (7/3)
FASEB Journal
Antibacterial activity of shark leukocyte lysates
N A Hinds, S L Smith, Val Smith 

(Other contribution)
Developmental ecology of immunity in crustaceans
Val Smith, JRS Chisholm, JH Brown, D Atkinson, M Thorndyke 

Contact Details:

Dr Valerie Smith
Bute Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TS

tel: 01334 463474/7210
fax: 01334 463443
room: E36



Comparative Immunology Group
School of Biology
Scottish Oceans Institute

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

tel: +44 (0) 1334 463472
fax: +44 (0) 1334 463443