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We welcome enquiries from PhD-qualified researchers from all countries outside the UK wishing to apply for a European Commission-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to come to work with us at Aston. Subject areas might include inflammation, extracellular vesicles, cell death and the regulation of innate immune responses. Please contact Andrew Devitt for further details.
Cell & Tissue Biomedical Research
Member of the Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing
Member of the Biology and Pharmacy Teaching Programmes
UK Centre for Bioscience Representative
2001-2005 Senior Research Fellow MRC Centre for Inflammation Research The University of Edinburgh, UK
1997-2001 Research Fellow School of Biomedical Sciences, Nottingham University, UK
1995-1997 Research FellowDepartment of Immunology The University of Birmingham, UK
1995 Ph.D. Microbiology School of Biological Sciences The University of Birmingham, UK (Wellcome Prize studentship)
1991 B.Sc. (HONS) First Class, MicrobiologyDepartment of Cell & Structural Biology, The University of Manchester
Characterisation of the innate immune system in the clearance of apoptotic cells. Aston University studentship. (2008-2011).
Evaluation of monocyte/macrophage function throughout the ageing process. BBSRC Targeted Priority Studentship. (2009-2012).
Analysis of the role of transglutaminase 2 in macrophage function. Aston University Bursary Scheme. (2009-2012).
Characterisation of the molecular constitution of apoptotic bodies released during cell death and their role in macrophage chemoattraction. Biochemical Society Studentship. (2009).
A versatile stem cell model of Alzheimer’s disease. Co-applicant with Prof. Coleman and Drs. Eric Hill & Ann Vernallis. (2009).
Devitt, A. & Gregory, C. D. (2008).Innate immune mechanisms in the resolution of inflammation.In: Progress in Inflammation Series. The resolution of Inflammation. pp39-56. Eds: Rossi, A. & Sawatzky, D.; Birkhäuser Verlag AG. [Online]
Devitt, A. & Gregory, C. D. (2004).Measurement of apoptotic cell clearance in vitro.In: Methods in Molecular Biology. 282:207-22. [Online]
Gregory, C. D. & Devitt, A. (2003).Innate Immunity and Apoptosis: CD14 dependent clearance of apoptotic cells. In: Apoptosis and Autoimmunity. Pp 111-132. Eds: Herrmann, M. & Kalden, J. R. Wiley-VCH. [Online]
Devitt, A., Lund, P. A., and Pearce, J. H. (1994)Cytokine-independent induction of nitric oxide during the initiation of chlamydial infection.Proceedings of the Eight International Symposium on Human Chlamydial Infections, pp. 411-414.
Devitt, A. (2009). Inflammation Research. DOI : 10.1007/s00011-009-0151-2. [Online]
Devitt, A. (2009). Inflammopharmacology. DOI : 10.1007/s10787-009-0024-x. [Online]