Dr Jenson Lim


Biological and Environmental Sciences University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Jenson Lim

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About me

About me

I have been a Lecturer in Cell Biology at the University of Stirling since 2014. Prior to that, I was in universities in Birmingham and London working as a post-doctoral researcher. For 4 years, I was also in working in industry, as Senior Scientist for nanoTherics Limited. I completed my PhD in Biochemistry at Imperial College London (1999 - 2003) and my BSc in Biotechnology at University College London (1st Class Honours, 1999 - 2003).

Outside of work, I am interested in reading, hill-walking and issues relating to the Christian faith, woodland and wildlife management.

Research (1)

I am interested in studying the immune system which consist of a number of biological processes that protects an organism from diseases. I adopted a number of "model" organisms to study this complicated process and these include vertebrates (cells from mice and humans), invertebrates (mainly insects) and plants (garden plants and woodland trees).

Specifically, I am interested in addressing the following questions:

1) How do environmental stressors and/or nutrients modulate immunity in animals?

2) What similarities and differences exist between phagocytes from vertebrates and invertebrates?

3) How does the immune system in plants cope with environmental stressors?


Evaluating the impact of chronic exposure to low dose ionising radiation on immunity
PI: Dr Jenson Lim
Funded by: The Carnegie Trust

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Conference Proceeding

Raines K, Goodman J, Copplestone D & Lim J (2022) Biomarkers and Ecological indicators for Environmental Radioactivity in Invertebrates. In: Biomarkers of Radiation in the Environment. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology. NATO Advanced Research Workshop on 'Biomarkers of Radiation in the Environment: Robust Tools for Risk Assessment (BRITE)’, Yerevan, Armenia, 28.11.2017-30.11.2017. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp. 245-270. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-2101-9_15

Book Chapter

Wiedemann A, Lim J & Caron E (2005) Small GTP Binding Proteins and the Control of Phagocytic Uptake. In: Rosales C (ed.) Molecular Mechanisms of Phagocytosis. Medical Intelligence Unit. New York: Landes Bioscience/Springer Science, pp. 72-84. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-0-387-28669-3_6#



I teach on the following modules:

1st Yr: BIOU1CB Introduction to Cell Biology (Module Co-ordinator) 2nd Yr: SCIU3CB Skills for Cell Biologists 3rd Yr: BIO6AC The Animal Cell (Module Co-ordinator) 3rd Yr: BIOU6AI Applied Immunology 4th Yr: BIOU9CP Applied Biological Sciences and Cell Biology Dissertations (Module Co-ordinator) In addition to that, I offer (on an ad-hoc basis):

Summer industrial placements for 2nd/3rd year UG students Projects for MSc: ENMPG18 Environmental Management (Conservation) Summer placements in my laboratory for the High School students through the Nuffield Research Placements Please contact me if you wish to undertake a project with me.