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

source: symbiosis


Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Smith, VJ, Accorsi, A & Malagoli, D 2016, Hematopoiesis and hemocytes in pancrustacean and molluscan models. in D Malagoli (ed.), The Evolution of the Immune System: Conservation and Diversification. 1st edn, Academic Press/Elsevier , pp. 1-28. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801975-7.00001-3
Smith, VJ 2016, Immunology of invertebrates: Cellular. in Encyclopedia of Life Sciences: Wiley. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002344.pub3
Smith, VJ, Robb, C, Rossi, A, Gray, R & Dyrynda, E 2015, Haemocyte extracellular chromatin facilitates encapsulation reactions in a decapod host. in 13th International Congress of the International Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunology, Murcia, Spain .
Desbois, AP & Smith, VJ 2015, Disk Diffusion Assay to Assess the Antimicrobial Activity of Marine Algal Extracts. in Natural Products From Marine Algae. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 1308, Springer, Clifton New Jersey USA, pp. 403-410. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2684-8_25
Smith, VJ, Roulston, C & Dyrynda, EA 2010, The Shrimp Immune System. in V Alday-Sanz (ed.), The Shrimp Book. 1 edn, Nottingham University Press, Nottingham UK, pp. 89-148.
Smith, VJ 2010, Immunology of Invertebrates: Cellular. in Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS) On-line Library. John Wiley and Sons. DOI: DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002344.pub2
Smith, VJ & Fernandes, J 2009, Non-specific antimicrobial proteins of the innate system. In: Fish Defences vol 1: Immunology. in G Zaccone, J Meseguer, A García-Alaya & BG Kapoor (eds), Fish Defences: Immunology. vol. 1, Science Publishers, Enfield NJ, Jersey & Plymouth, pp. 241-275.
Smith, VJ & Alday-Sanz, V 2007, 'Why shrimp cannot be vaccinated' Global Aquaculture Advocate, vol 10, no. 1, pp. 84-85.
Smith, VJ, Chisholm, JRS, Brown, JH, Atkinson, D (ed.) & Thorndyke, M (ed.) Developmental ecology of immunity in crustaceans.
Smith, VJ & Chisholm, JRS 2001, Antimicrobial proteins in crustaceans. in G Beck, M Sugumaran & EL Cooper (eds), Phylogenetic perspectives on the vertebrate immune system. Advances in experimental medicine and biology , vol. 484, Kluwer, pp. 95-112.

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

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