Dr Iain Young BSc PhD FRSB

Head of Risk Management and Operational Procedure, Deputy Director of Studies School of Medicine

Research

Muscle Physiology and Biomechanics

Iain Young’s primary research focus is the use of physiology and proteomics to understand the growth, development and properties of muscle.

Proteomics

Application of Proteomics to better understand muscle growth and development

Cross disciplinary Approaches to Sustainability

Iain also promotes cross-disciplinary approaches (biology, electronics, sensor development, agrotechnology) to address food security challenges; working closely with industry to develop new approaches and new technologies and delivering R&D. This has resulted in funding and projects (EU, BBSRC, TSB/Innovate UK) as diverse as novel sensor development for water quality measurement, anaerobic digestion of agriculture by-products, new and more sustainable protein sources for aquaculture feeds, smart monitoring and advanced water treatment technologies.

Research Grants

BSFL commercial fish trials

INSPRO LTD (UK)

February 2020 - February 2021

'Black Soldier Fly Larvae as bio converter: Food Waste Assessment Framework including fish feed performance trials'

INNOVATE UK (UK)

June 2018 - May 2019

Improved functional materials for wound dressings from seaweeds

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

August 2018 - January 2019

Evaluation of the application of electrocoagulation and associated technologies for water quality control for aquaculture

WELSH GOVERNMENT (UK)

January 2019 - August 2021

EC-Asia Research Network on Integration of Global and Local Agri-Food Supply ChainsTowards Sustainable Food Security - GOLF

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

January 2018 - December 2022

"Papering over the cracks": Paper Devices coupled with Portable Mass Spectrometry for On-site & Rapid Detection of Contaminants in the Food Industry

DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY (BEIS) (UK)

April 2017 - September 2018

Proof-of-concept Study: Novel EM Sensor for Measuring Fish

THE DOUGLAS BOMFORD TRUST (UK)

May 2016 - December 2016

2014 allocation - Wellcome ISSF non clinical fellowships

WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

May 2015 - October 2018

Fish Mort Processing

INNOVATE UK (UK)

May 2015 - March 2017

Characterisation of polysaccharides derived from seaweeds, along with a preliminary assessment of their potential for development of nutriceutical, healthcare and functional food and beverage products.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

July 2015 - December 2015

Anaerobic Digestion of horse manure

INNOVATE UK (UK)

May 2015 - October 2015

Desktop Aquaponic System - Tank manufacturing

INNOVATE UK (UK)

August 2015 - March 2017

Assessments of fish gut microbiota during development, and in response to environmental and dietary change

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

April 2015 - April 2018

Painfaces in Zebrafish – Facial expression changes as evidence for the perception of pain in Zebrafish (Danio rerio)

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

July 2013 - September 2013

The Molecular Pathogenesis of Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs

WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

June 2006 - August 2006

Development of sustainable and cost effective water quality management technology for the aquaculture industry

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

January 2013 - February 2015

The molecular pathogenesis of dilated cardiomyopathy.

THE NUFFIELD FOUNDATION (UK)

June 2005 - August 2005

High Quality Sustainable Protein Sources for Fish Feed

INNOVATE UK (UK)

January 2013 - June 2014

Molecular Mechanisms in Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy.

PET PLAN CHARITABLE TRUST (UK)

August 2003 - July 2004

Chloroplasts in zebra fish diets

EMINATE LTD (UK)

November 2014 - February 2015

The significance of parvalbumin isoform switching in determining muscle performance.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

June 2006 - July 2009

Calveolae: polyfunctional organelles, their role in cardiac excitation-contraction coupling.

THE NUFFIELD FOUNDATION (UK)

June 2003 - August 2003

Integrative muscle mechanics.

ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

September 2003 - August 2004

An Exceptional Model of Muscle Calcium Regulation: SR-Ca(2+) pumping in toadfish (Opsanus tau) swimbladder muscle.

WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

June 2002 - September 2002

AquaMMS - Development of a portable miniature mass spectrometer to monitor important, but technically difficult parameters in aquaculture

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

October 2013 - September 2015

The detection, assessment and alleviation of pain in laboratory zebrafish.

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE REP, REF AND RED OF ANIMALS USED IN RESEARCH (NC3RS)

November 2012 - April 2016

Molecular and cellular pathogenesis of canine dilated cardiomyopathy.

BRITISH SMALL ANIMAL VETERINARY ASSOCIATION (UK)

December 2003 - November 2005

Multifunctional feed additives for the fish farming industry

ZEMBRA LIMITED (UK)

October 2014 - October 2015

Monitoring respiratory gases using a novel miniature mass spectrometer.

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

June 2005 - May 2006

BiFFio - Cooperation between the aquaculture and agriculture sectors with the intent to use animal manure and fish faeces for sustainable production and utilization of renewable energy and recovered nutrients

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

November 2013 - January 2017