Dr Manuela Truebano
Lecturer in Marine Molecular Biology
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
- 2014. PG Cert Academic Practice, University of Plymouth.
- 2010. PhD. Swansea University & British Antarctic Survey.
- 2005. MSc Shellfish Biology, Fisheries and Culture. Bangor University.
- 2003. BSc Hons. Marine Biology. University of Liverpool
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (since 2015)
- Member of:
- Genetics Society
- Physiological Society
- Society of Experimental Biology
Roles on external bodies
- Senior editor: Cell Stress and Chaperones
- Marine Molecular Biology (module leader)
- Ecophysiology of Marine Animals
- Conservation Physiology
- Marine Biology field courses
- Truebano M. & C. Munn. 2015. An Evaluation of the Use of Video Tutorials as Supporting Tools for Teaching Laboratory Skills in Biology. Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 10(2):121-135.
2015. SoMSE. Technology enhanced learning: Video tutorials as part of a blended approach to teaching practical skills. PI.
I am a marine biologist with a broad interest in ecophysiology and evolution. My research integrates whole organismal physiology and -omic approaches to investigate the mechanisms underpinning physiological responses to changes in environmental drivers, mainly temperature and oxygen, across different stages of the life cycle. Much of my research is therefore framed under the context of global climate change and addresses whether aquatic animals have the capacity to cope with and adapt to the current rapid changes in their environment.
- Caitlin McAndry (DoS) "Adapting to climate change: transgenerational acclimation as a mechanism of rapid evolution"
- Ahmed Abbas (DoS) "The challenge of securing future food production for aquaculture species: maternal, developmental and adaptational responses to multistressors"
- Chris Dwane (2nd supervisor) “Assessing the vulnerability of aquatic invertebrates to climate change”
- Ziad Ibbini (2nd supervisor) "Assessing Sensitivity to Fluctuating Temperatures in Marine Animals"
- Eleanor Gilbert (2nd supervisor)
- Ali Noth (4th supervisor) "Mitigating the impacts of climate change, emerging disease and invasive species on native amphibian populations in the UK"
Previous PhD students:
Michael Collins, PhD (2019). "Effect on temperature on hypoxia thresholds in aquatic invertebrates"
Examples of undergraduate and masters project supervision:
- Transgenerational acclimation to elevated temperatures
- Transgenerational effects of hypoxia in marine invertebrates
- The development of the heat shock response in aquatic invertebrates
- Thermal tolerance of marine gastropods at different developmental stages
- Effect of acclimation on thermal tolerance
- Effects of hypoxia on crustacean physiology
- Effects of multiple stressors on the reproduction of Gammarus chevreuxi
- Molecular mechanisms of long term memory formation in Lymnaea
- Factors contributing to the maintenance of hybrid zones
- Understanding mechanisms of infection using gene knock-downs
- The relative important of paternal and maternal environment for successful development.
Grants & contracts
2014. NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility. The effect of in situ acclimatization to chronic hypoxia on the metabolome of the commercially important shrimp Pandalus borealis. PI
2014. KVA (Royal Swedish Academy of Science). “Combining In-Situ Transplant and Laboratory Experiments to Detect Signs of Physiological Adaptation and Acclimatisation to Chronic Hypoxia”. Co-I.
2013. Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories Transnational Access Fund. The Effect of in situ Acclimatization to Hypoxia on the Physiological and Molecular Plasticity of the Commercially Important Shrimp Pandalus borealis. PI
2013. Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories - Access Fund ‘In-situ comparative physiology of marine invertebrates vulnerable and tolerant to high-CO2 conditions II’. Co-I.2012. Pilot Project Grant. NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility. “Transcriptome analysis of developmental stages in the amphipod Gammarus chevreuxi”. Co-I
Key publications are highlightedJournals