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Prof Jamie Davies

One of my main research interests is to understand the morphogenesis of mammalian tissues.

Professor Jamie Davies

Professor of Experimental Anatomy

  • Hugh Robson Building
  • 15 George Square
  • Edinburgh EH8 9XD

Contact details

Personal profile

  • Fellow of the Society of Biology, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society, Fellow of the Anatomical Society, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Chartered Science Teacher, Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
  • 1995 - present: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, and Professor, University of Edinburgh.
  • 1991 - 1995: CRC Research Fellow, University of Manchester.
  • 1989 - 1991: CRC Research Fellow, University of Southampton.
  • 1983 - 1989: BA, MA and PhD at University of Cambridge.

Research

Prof Jamie Davies' research briefing

Prof Davies’ main research interest is in the development of biological form in foetal life, and how knowledge of this can be applied medically. There are three main aspects to this.

  • Prof Davies’ main research interest is in the mechanisms by which cells organize themselves into tissues, and how we might use our knowledge of this to improve medical care. 

  • Developmental Biology, particularly of developing organs. This involves basic research into how populations of cells organize themselves, by internal and external signals, to generate complex anatomies from simple beginnings.
  • Tissue Engineering, especially a programme of research aiming to build a working kidney from stem cells. So far, starting from foetal mouse stem cells, our technique can produce very small, immature kidneys in culture that can nevertheless filter blood when transplanted into adult host animals. The eventual aim – still a long way off – is to produce working, transplantable kidneys from human stem cells.
  • Synthetic Biology: both in order to test current theories of tissue development and to extent the scope of tissue engineering, we are using synthetic biological techniques to program cells to generate designed (non-natural) patterns and forms, driven by artificial genetic modules. We call this approach ‘synthetic morphology’.

 

The lab specializes in using approaches that minimize animal use, and Davies has published a book to spread knowledge of these techniques.

The lab hosts the the IUPHAR/ BPS Guide to Pharmacology database

Kidney grown in culture

Additional information on the Davies Lab

Funding

Team members

  • Jane Armstrong (Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • Elva Chang (Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • Huseyin Gul (PhD student)
  • Mona ElHendawi (Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • Elena Faccenda (Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • Simon Harding (Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • Ian Holland ( Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • Manuela Marescotti (Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • Vrushali Patil (Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • May Sallam (PhD student)
  • Chris Southan (Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • Julia Tarnick (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Publications

Books

Human Physiology: a very short introduction (2021: OUP)

Oxford Biology Primer Series: Mammalian Synthetic biology (2019: OUP)  

Synthetic Biology: a very short introduction (2018: OUP)

Organoids and mini-organs (2018: Academic Press)

Life Unfolding: How the human body creates itself (2014: OUP).

Mechanisms of Morphogenesis; second edition (2013: Academic Press)

Tissue Regeneration - From basic Biology to clinical application (2012: InTech).

Replacing Animal Models: a practical guide to creating and using culture-based biomimetic alternatives (2012: Wiley-Blackwell).

Mechanisms of Morphogenesis; first edition (2005: Academic Press)

Branching Morphogenesis (2004: Springer)

Research papers (last 5 years)

Lindstrom N, Lawrence M, Burn S, Johansson J, Bakker E, Ridgway R, Chang C-H, Karolak M, Oxburgh L, Headon D, Sansom O, Smits R, Davies J, Hohenstein P (2015) Integrated beta-catenin, BMP, PTEN, and Notch signalling,patterns the nephron. Elife. 2015 Feb 3;4:e04000. doi: 10.7554/eLife.04000.

Lawrence M, Davies JA (2015) Transport of organic anions and cations in,engineered kidneys and in murine embryonic kidney development.  Scientific,Reports 5:9092

Combes AN, Davies JA, Little MH (2015) Cell-cell interactions driving kidney,morphogenesis. Curr Top Dev Biol 112: 467-508

Georgas KM, Armstrong J, Keast JR, Larkins CE,  McHugh KM, Southard-Smith M, Cohn M,  Batourina E,  Baldock RA, Brennan J,  Buehler DP, Dan H, Davies JA, Harding SD, Richardson E, Schneider K, Wiese CB, Little MH, Vezina CM, Mendelsohn C. (2015) An illustrated anatomical ontology of the developing mouse lower urogenital tract. Development 2015 142(10):1893-908

Cachat E, Martin KC, and Davies JA (2015)  Synthetic Biology Approaches for Regenerative Medicine. In Meyers RA (Ed.) Synthetic Biology.  Wiley-Blackwell ISBN: 978-3-527-33482-7

Berry RL, Ozdermir D, Aronow B, Dudmakova T, Thornburn A, Lindström N, Perry P, Baldock R, Armit C, Jeanpiere C, Shan J, Vainio S, Bailey J, Brownstein D, Davies JA, Hastie N, Hohenstein P. (2015) Deducing the stage of origin of Wilms' tumours from a developmental series of Wt1-mutant mice.. Disease Models and Mechanisms, 8(8):903-17. doi: 10.1242/dmm.018523.

Davies JA (2015) Self-organized kidney rudiments: prospects for better in vitro nephrotoxicity assays. Biomarker Insights 2015:10(S1) 117-123

Southan C, Sharman J, Benson H, Facenda E, Pawson A, Alexander SPH, Buneman OP, Davenport A, McGrath JC, Peters J, Spedding M, Catterall W, Fabbro D, Davies J (2016) The IUPHAR/BPS Guide to Pharmacology in 2016: Towards curated quantitative interactions between 1300 protein targets and 6000 ligands. Nulc. Acids Res. 2015 Oct 12. pii: gkv1037.

Davies JA (2015) Kidney tissue grown from induced stem cells. Nature, 526:  512-3.

Davies JA (2015) Synthetic biology: rational pathway design for regenerative medicine. Gerontology DOI 10.1159/000440721

Davies JA (2015) The IUPHAR/BPS Guide to Pharmacology: construction phase completed. Pharmacology International 85: 1-2

Alexander SP, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Buneman OP, Catterall WA, Cidlowski JA, Davenport AP, Fabbro D, Fan G, McGrath JC, Spedding M, Davies JA; CGTP Collaborators. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Overview. Br J Pharmacol. 172(24):5729-5743. doi: 10.1111/bph.13347.

Alexander SP, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA; CGTP Collaborators. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Transporters. Br J Pharmacol. 172(24):6110-6202. doi: 10.1111/bph.13355.

Alexander SP, Fabbro D, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA, Collaborators C. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Enzymes. Br J Pharmacol. 172(24):6024-6109. doi: 10.1111/bph.13354.

Alexander SP, Fabbro D, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA; CGTP Collaborators. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Catalytic receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 172(24):5979-6023. doi: 10.1111/bph.13353.

Alexander SP, Cidlowski JA, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA; CGTP Collaborators. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Nuclear hormone receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 172(24):5956-5978. doi:10.1111/bph.13352.

Alexander SP, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA, Collaborators C. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Other ion channels. Br J Pharmacol. 172(24):5942-5955. doi: 10.1111/bph.13351.

Alexander SP, Catterall WA, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA; CGTP Collaborators. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Voltage-gated ion channels. Br J Pharmacol. 172(24):5904-5941. doi: 10.1111/bph.13349.

Alexander SP, Peters JA, Kelly E, Marrion N, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA; CGTP Collaborators. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Ligand-gated ion channels. Br J Pharmacol. 2015 Dec;172(24):5870-5903. doi: 10.1111/bph.13350.

Alexander SP, Davenport AP, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA, Collaborators C. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: G protein-coupled receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 172(24):5744-5869. doi: 10.1111/bph.13348.

Cachat E, Liu W, Martin KC, Yuan X, Yin H, Hohenstein P, Davies JA (2016) 2- and 3-dimensional synthetic de novo large-scale patterning by mammalian cells through phase separation. Scientific Reports 6:20664.doi: 10.1038/srep20664.

Davies JA & Cachat E (2016) Synthetic biology meets tissue engineering. Bioch Soc Trans. 44: 696-701

Davies JA (2016) Machines for living in: connections and contrasts between designed architecture and the development of living forms. Invited review for Architectural Research Quarterly 20.1: 45-50

Davies JA (2016) Anatomical complexity is acquired at an exponential rate during mouse embryonic development. Matters  doi 10.19185/matters.201604000005

Martin KC, Yuan X, Stimac G, Bannerman K, Anderson J, Roy C, Yin H, Davies JA. (2017) Symmetry breaking in branching epithelia: cells on micro patterns under flow challenge the hypothesis of positive feedback by a secreted autocrine inhibitor of motility.  J. Anat., 230: 766-774. doi: 10.1111/joa.12599.

Tabriz, A.G., Mills, C.G., Mullins,  J.J., Davies, J.A. Shu, W. (2017) Rapid fabrication of cell-laden alginate hydrogel 3D structures by micro dip-coating. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 5:13. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2017.00013.

Davies J. A. (2017) Using synthetic biology to explore principles of development. Review for Development. 144: 1146-1158; doi:10.1242/dev.144196

Davies JA (2017) Pax2: a 'Keep to the path' sign on Waddington's epigenetic landscape. Developmental Cell 41: 331-332.

Munro DAD, Hohenstein P, Davies JA (2017) Cycles of vascular plexus formation within the nephrogenic zone of the developing mouse kidney.   Sci Rep. 2017 Jun 12;7(1):3273. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-03808-4.

Davies JA (2017) Binding Assets in Drug Design. Eureka May issue. http://eureka.criver.com/drug-binding-sites/

Davies JA (2017) The inter-dependence of basic and applied biomedical sciences: lessons from kidney development and tissue-engineering. Porto Biomed J. 2: 136-139 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pbj.2017.05.003

Davies JA (2017) Adaptive self-organization in the embryo: its importance to adult anatomy and to tissue engineering. J Anat doi 101111/joa12691.

Cachat E, Liu W, Davies JA (2017) Synthetic self-patterning and morphogenesis in mammalian cells: a proof-of-concept step towards the goal of synthetic tissue development. IET Engineering Biology  doi: 10.1049/enb.2017.0013

Munro DAD, Hohenstein P, Coate TM, Davies JA (2017)  Refuting the hypothesis that semaphorin-3f/neuropilin-2 exclude blood vessels from the cap mesenchyme in the developing kidney.  Developmental Dynamics.  246(12):1047-1056. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.24592.

Mills CG, Lawrence ML, Mullins JM, Davies JA (2017) Asymmetric BMP4 signalling improves the realism of kidney organoids.. Sci Rep. 2017 Nov 1;7(1):14824. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-14809-8.

Alexander SPH, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Buneman OP, Clidowslki JA, Christopoulos A, Davenport AP, Fabbro D, Spedding M, Streissnig J, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Overview. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S1–S16

Alexander SPH, Christopoulos A, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: G protein-coupled receptors. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S17– S129

Alexander SPH, Peters JA, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Faccenda E,  Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2017)  The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Ligand-gated ion channels. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S130–S159

Alexander SPH, Striessnig J, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E,  Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Voltage-gated ion channels. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S160–S194

Alexander SPH, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators  (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Other ion channels. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S195–S207

Alexander SPH, Cidlowski JA, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E,  Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP  Collaborators (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Nuclear hormone receptors. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S208–S224

Alexander SPH, Fabbro D, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E,  Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP  Collaborators (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Catalytic receptors. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S225–S271

Alexander SPH, Fabbro D, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E,  Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Enzymes. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S272–S359

Alexander SPH, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E, Harding SD,  Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators  (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Transporters. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S360–S446

Harding SD, Sharman JL, Faccenda E, Southan C, Pawson AJ, Ireland S,  Gray AJG, Bruce L, Alexander SPH, Anderton S, Bryant C, Davenport AP,   Doerig C, Fabbro D, Levi-Schaffer F, Spedding M, Davies JA and NC-IUPHAR (2018) The IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY in 2018: Updates and expansion to encompass the new Guide to  IMMUNOPHARMACOLOGY. Nucl. Acids Res.  gkx1121, https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkx1121

Davies JA (2017) Organizing organoids: stem cells branch out. Cell Stem Cell, 21:705-706. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2017.11.011.

Sharman J, Faccenda E, SHarding S, Pawson A, Southan C, Davies JA and NC-IUPHAR. (2018) Accessing expert-curated pharmacological data in the IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics, 1.34.1-1.34.46. doi: 10.1002/cpbi.46.

Elhendawi, M. and Davies, J. A. (2018). Sebinger Culture: A System Optimized for Morphological Maturation and Imaging of Cultured Mouse Metanephric Primordia. Bio-protocol 8(4): e2730. DOI: 10.21769/BioProtoc.2730.

Lawrence ML, Smith J, Davies JA (2018) Functional Transport of Organic Anions and Cations in the Murine Mesonephros. Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol., Mar 21 doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00021.2018

Munro DAD, Davies JA (2018) Perspective: Vascularizing the kidney in the embryo and organoid: questioning assumptions about renal vasculogenesis. J Am Soc Nephrol. 29(6):1593-1595. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2018020179.

Ireland SM, Southan C, Dominguez-Monedero A, Harding SD, Sharman JL, Davies JA (2018) SynPharm, a Guide to PHARMACOLOGY database  tool for designing drug control into engineered proteins.  ACS Omega, 3(7):7993-8002. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.8b00659

Waites W, Cavaliere M, Cachat E, Danos V, Davies JA (2018). An information-theoretic measure for patterning in epithelial tissues.  IEEE Access,  6: 40302-40312  DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2853624

Lawrence ML, Elhendawi M, Davies JA (2019) Investigating aspects of renal physiology and pharmacology in organ and organoid culture. Meth Mol Biol, 1926: 127-142 doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9021-1_11

Southan C, Sharman JL, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Harding SD, Davies JA (2018) Challenges of connecting chemistry to pharmacology: perspectives  from curating the IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY. ACS Omega, 3(7):8408-8420. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.8b00884.

Dominguez-Monedero A, Davies JA (2018) Tamoxifen- and mifepristone-inducible versions of CRISPR effectors, Cas9 and Cpf1. ACS Synthetic Biology, 7(9):2160-2169. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.8b00145

Baaske J, Gonschorek P, Engesser R, Dominguez-Monedero A, Raute K, Fischbach P,  Müller K,  Schamel WWA, Minguet S, Davies JA, Timmer J, Weber W, Zurbriggen MD (2018)  "Dual-controlled optogenetic system for the rapid down-regulation of protein levels in mammalian cells"  Sci Rep 8(1):15024. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-32929-7.

Harding SD, Faccenda E, Southan C, Maffia P, Davies JA (2018) A new guide to immunopharmacology. Nat Rev Immunol doi 10.1038/s41577-018-0079-2

Davies JA (2019) Real-world synthetic biology: is it founded on an engineering approach, and should it be?. Life 9, 6; doi:10.3390/life9010006

Munro DAD, Wineberg Y, Vink CS, Tarnick J, Li Z, Dzierzak E, Kalisky T,  Hohenstein P, Davies JA (2019) Macrophages restrict the nephrogenic field and promote endothelial connections during kidney development.  Elife 2019;8:e43271. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.43271

Chang C-H, Davies JA (2019) In developing mouse kidneys, orientation of loop of Henle growth is adaptive and guided by long-range cues from medullary collecting ducts. J Anat. 235(2):262-270. doi: 10.1111/joa.13012.

Waites W, Davies JA (2019)  Emergence of structure in mouse embryos: structural entropy morphometry applied to digital models of embryonic anatomy.   J Anat. Jul 5. doi: 10.1111/joa.13031.

Davies JA, Armstrong J (2019) The Buzz and the Byte. Pharmacology  International 92: Guide2:1-3

Davies JA, Ireland S, Harding S, Sharman J, Southan C, Dominguez-Monedero A. (2019) Inverse Pharmacology: approaches and tools for introducing druggability into engineered proteins.  Biotechnology Advances, 2019 Sep 5:107439. doi: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2019.107439.

Armstrong JF, Faccenda E, Harding SD, A J Pawson AJ, Southan C, Sharman JL, Campo B,  Alexander SPH, Davenport AP, Spedding M, Cavanagh DR, Davies JA. The IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY in 2020: extending immunopharmacology content and introducing the IUPHAR/MMV Guide to MALARIA PHARMACOLOGY.  Nucl Acids Res 2019 Nov 6. pii: gkz951. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkz951.

Fischbach P, Gonschorek P, Baaske J, Davies JA, Weber W,  Zurbriggen MD (2020) Optogenetic downregulation of protein expression levels to control programmed cell death in mammalian cells with a dual blue-light switch. Meth Mol Biol in press.

Davies JA, Murray P, Wilm B (2019) Regenerative Medicine Therapies. Curr Opin Physiol. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cophys.2019.12.008

Harding S.D., Faccenda E., Southan C., Pawson A.J., Maffia P. Alexander  S.P.H.5 Davenport A.P., Fabbro D, Levi-Schaffer F., Spedding M., Davies J.A. (2020) The IUPHAR Guide to Immunopharmacology: Connecting Immunology and Pharmacology.  Immunology.  Feb 5. doi: 10.1111/imm.13175.

Buneman P, Christie G, Davies JA, Dimitrellou R, Harding S, Pawson A, Sharman J, Wu Y (2019) Why data citation isn’t working, and what to do about it. Database,2020, 1–16doi: 10.1093/databa/baaa022

Alexander SPH, Kelly E, Mathie A, Peters JA, Veale EL, Armstrong JF,  Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Buneman OP, Cidlowski JA, Christopoulos A, Davenport AP, Fabbro D, Spedding M,  Striessnig J, Davies JA; CGTP Collaborators.THE CONCISE GUIDE TO  PHARMACOLOGY 2019/20: Introduction and Other Protein Targets. Br J Pharmacol. 2019 Dec;176 Suppl 1:S1-S20. doi: 10.1111/bph.14747.

Alexander SPH, Christopoulos A, Davenport AP,  Kelly  E, Mathie A, Peters JA, Veale EL,  Armstrong JF,  Faccenda E, Harding SD,  Pawson AJ,  Sharman JL, Southan S,  Davies JA,  CGTP Collaborators. (2019) THE CONCISE GUIDE TO PHARMACOLOGY 2019/20: G protein‐coupled receptors  Br J Pharmacol. 2019 Dec;176 Suppl 1:: S21-S141

Alexander SPH, Mathie A,  Peters JA,  Veale EL,  Striessnig J, Kelly E,  Armstrong JF, Faccenda E, Harding SD,  Pawson AJ,  Sharman JL,  Southan  C,  Davies JA,  CGTP Collaborators (2019) THE CONCISE GUIDE TO PHARMACOLOGY 2019/20: Ion channels. Br J Pharmacol. 2019 Dec;176 Suppl 1:: S142-S228 

Alexander SPH, Cidlowski JA, Kelly E,  Mathie A,  Peters JA, Veale EL, Armstrong JF, Faccenda E, Harding SD,  Pawson AJ,  Sharman JL, Southan S, Davies JA, CGTP Collaborators (2019) THE CONCISE GUIDE TO PHARMACOLOGY 2019/20: Nuclear hormone receptors.  Br J Pharmacol.

2019 Dec;176 Suppl 1:: S229-S246

Alexander SPH,  Fabbro D, Kelly E,  Mathie A,  Peters JA,  Veale EL, Armstrong JF, Faccenda E, Harding SD,  Pawson AJ,  Sharman JL,  Southan C,  Davies JA,  CGTP Collaborators (2019) THE CONCISE GUIDE TO PHARMACOLOGY 2019/20: Catalytic receptors.  Br J Pharmacol. 2019Dec;176 Suppl 1:: S247-S296

Alexander SPH,  Fabbro D, Kelly E,  Mathie A,  Peters JA,  Veale EL, Armstrong JF, Faccenda E, Harding SD,  Pawson AJ,  Sharman JL,  Southan C, Davies JA,  CGTP Collaborators (2019) THE CONCISE GUIDE TO PHARMACOLOGY 2019/20: Enzymes   Br J Pharmacol. 2019 Dec;176 Suppl 1:: S297-S396

Alexander SPH,  Kelly E,  Mathie A,  Peters JA,  Veale EL, Armstrong JF, Faccenda E, Harding SD,  Pawson AJ,  Sharman JL,  Southan C,  Davies JA, CGTP Collaborators (2019) THE CONCISE GUIDE TO PHARMACOLOGY  2019/20: Transporters  Br JPharmacol. 2019 Dec;176 Suppl 1:: S397-S493

Alexander,S, Armstrong J, Davenport A, Davies J, Faccenda E, Harding S, Levi-Schaffer F,  Pawson A; Southan C, Spedding M (2020) A rational roadmap for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pharmacotherapeutic research and development. Brit J Pharmacol, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bph.15094

Davies JA, Glykofrydis F (2020) Engineering pattern formation and  morphogenesis. Bioch Soc Trans 2020 Jun 30;48(3):1177-1185.   doi: 10.1042/BST20200013

Sallam M, Palakkan A, Mills C, Tarnick J, Elhendawi M, Marson L, Davies JA (2020) Differentiation of contractile, ureter-like tissue from Embryonic Stem cell-derived ureteric bud and ex-fetu mesenchyme. JASN, ASN.2019101075. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2019101075

Davies JA (2021) SynPHARM and the Guide to Pharmacology database:  a toolset for conferring drug control on engineered proteins. Proteins, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pro.3971

Holland I & Davies JA (2020) Automation in the life science research laboratory.  Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 2020 Nov 13;8:571777.  doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.571777

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