University of St Andrews

Dr Valerie Smith

Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB

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



Desbois, AP & Smith, VJ 2015, 'Disk Diffusion Assay to Assess the Antimicrobial Activity of Marine Algal Extracts'. in Natural Products From Marine Algae. vol. 1308, Springer, Clifton New Jersey USA, pp. 403-410.
Smith, V & Dyrynda, E 2015, 'Antimicrobial proteins: from old proteins, new tricks' Molecular Immunology, vol 68, no. Issue 2, Part B, pp. 383-398., 10.1016/j.molimm.2015.08.009
Robb, C, Dyrynda, E, Gray, R, Rossi, A & Smith, VJ 2014, 'Invertebrate extracellular phagocyte traps show that chromatin is an ancient defence weapon' Nature Communications, vol 5, 4627., doi:10.1038/ncomms5627
Andrews, PLR, Darmaillacq, A-S, Dennison, N, Gleadall, IG, Hawkins, P, Messenger, JB, Osorio, D, Smith, VJ & Smith, JA 2013, 'The identification and management of pain, suffering and distress in cephalopods, including anaesthesia, analgesia and humane killing' Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol 447, pp. 46-64., 10.1016/j.jembe.2013.02.010
Smith, VJ 2011, 'Phylogeny of whey acidic protein (WAP) four-disulfide core proteins and their role in lower vertebrates and invertebrates' Biochemical Society Transactions, vol 39, no. 5, pp. 1403-1408., 10.1042/BST0391403
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