Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Professor in Systems Biology
Previous Position Professor of Medicine at Medical University Charles ton, USA
Telephone +44 (0) 2890974961
Email g.hardiman@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Environmental Management
Methods I Use Modelling, Omics and Informatics


Key Research Interests

  • Endocrine disruption – focus on the effects of anthropogenic compounds on sentinel species particularly in the context of climate change.
  • Computational genomics & systems biology – focus on the effects of legacy contaminants (e.g. PCBs & PBDEs) on marine mammals and human health – linkage to adverse environmental and human health outcomes.
  • Epigenetics – focus on the effects of gene/environment interactions (GXE) in response to endocrine disrupting contaminants particularly during early development and linkage to adult onset or transgenerational health issues.
  • Biomarkers of exposure and health risk assessment. diagnostic tool development.

Recent Key Papers

  • De Novo Hepatic Transcriptome Assembly and Systems Level Analysis of Three Species of Dietary Fish, Sardinops s agax, Scomber japonicus, and Pleuronichthys verticalis.
    Richards DJ, Renaud L, Agarwal N, Starr Hazard E, Hyde J, Hardiman G. Genes (Basel). 2018 Oct 25;9(11). pii: E521. doi: 10.3390/genes9110521. PMID: 30366465
  • Systems Analysis of the Liver Transcriptome in Adult Male Zebrafish Exposed to the Plasticizer (2-Ethyllhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP).
    Huff M, da Silveria WA, Carnevali O, Renaud L, Hardiman G. Sci Rep. 2018 Feb 1;8(1):2118. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-20266-8. PMID: 29391432
  • Time – and Oil-Dependant Transcriptomic and Physiological Responses to Deepwater Horizon Oil in Mahi-Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) Embryos and Larvae.
    Xu EG, Mager EM, Grosell M, Pasparakis C, Schlenker LS, Stieglitz JD, Benetti D, Hazard ES, Courtney SM, Diamante G, Freitas J, Hardiman G, Schlenk D.
    Environ Sci Technol. 216 Jul 19;50(14):7842-51. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b02205. Epub 2016 Jul 8.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Supervised 4 PHD students within Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences (MBES), 2017 program at MUSC, Charleston, USA.
  • QUADRAT DTP student, Christina Biamis: Actions of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in seabirds
  • QUADRAT DTP student, Cecilia Bertacini De Assis: Biodegradable micro and nanoplastics as emerging environmental pollutants