University of Aberdeen
Pronouns She/Her/Hers
Current Position Research fellow
Previous Position Post-doctoral Research fellow
Telephone +44 (0) 1224 273255
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Modelling, Omics and Informatics, Systems Physiology


Key Research Interests

  • Energy metabolism
  • Biological pathways
  • Life-history trade offs
  • Genomic, environmental changes and multiple stressors
  • Network biology

Recent Key Papers

  • Derous, D, ten Doeschate, M, Brownlow, AC, Davison, N.J, Lusseau, D (2020). “Towards new ecologically relevant markers of health for cetaceans”. Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 7, 367
  • Derous, D, Sahu, J, Douglas, A, Lusseau, D, and Wenzel, M (2019). “Adaptations of energy metabolism in cetaceans have consequences for their response to foraging disruption”. bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/709154
  • Derous, D, Kelder, T, van Schothorst, EM, van Erk, M, Voigt, A, Klaus, S, Keijer, J & Radonjic , M (2015). ‘Network-based integration of molecular and physiological data elucidates regulatory mechanisms underlying adaptation to high-fat diet’. Genes Nutr. 10: 22. doi:10.1007/s12263-015-0470-6

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • QUADRAT DTP student, Francesca Gray: Flying sentinels: using a long-distance migratory bird to assess exposure to POPs over two continents and their health consequences