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Papers and Presentations

An article, Flatfish (Pleuronectiformes) chromatic biology, by Dr. Derek Burton, professor emeritus in Biology, has recently been published by Springer Verlag in Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. This article explains the mechanisms behind the ability of some fish to show a remarkable range of colour and pattern texture changes, appropriate to their backgrounds, a capacity that has stimulated amazement and enquiry from both the public and scientists over the years. The study enhances our understanding of the autonomic nervous system, showing how a single type of nerve cell can regulate contrasting colour responses; a simpler system than has been previously postulated.

Dr. Sevtap Savas, Discipline of Genetics at Faculty of Medicine, presented her work, performed in collaboration with Dr. Ban Younghusband, dbCPCO: The Database of Genetic Predictive and Prognostic Factors in Colorectal Cancer, at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), April 17-21, 2010, Washington, D.C.