Department of Chemistry

jonathan_cox

Senior Lecturer

1 South 1.10

Email: J.P.L.Cox@bath.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386548 

 

 

Dr Jonathan Cox

Profile

Academic Biography

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, University of Bath 1993-
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Centre for Protein Engineering, Cambridge, 1992-1993
  • SERC Postoctoral Fellowship, University Chemical Laboratory, Cambridge, 1990-1992
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University Chemical Laboratory, Cambridge, 1989-1990
  • PhD (Durham) 1989
  • BSc (Durham) 1986

Research Interests

I am interested in fish olfaction. I am particularly interested in the mechanism by which odorant molecules in the external environment reach the olfactory epithelium in the nasal cavity of cartilaginous fish (hagfish, sharks, rays and chimaeras). Investigating this mechanism involves first determining the three-dimensional anatomy of the olfactory region by microcomputed X-ray tomography (micro-CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Micro-CT and MRI scans are then converted into virtual models by image processing, and the virtual models are either subsequently converted into physical models for experimental fluid dynamics, or into a suitable format for computational fluid dynamics.

My research involves collaboration with many individuals and organisations around the world, including Simpleware, the Natural History Museum, the University of Glasgow, Penn Sate University and Guelph University.

Publications

Stresman, G. H., Giorgi, E., Baidjoe, A., Knight, P., Odongo, W., Owaga, C., Shagari, S., Makori, E., Stevenson, J., Drakeley, C., Cox, J., Bousema, T. and Diggle, P. J., 2017. Impact of metric and sample size on determining malaria hotspot boundaries. Scientific Reports, 7, 45849.

Agbesi, M. P. K., Borsuk, H. S., Hunt, J. N., Maclaine, J. S., Abel, R. L., Sykes, D., Ramsey, A. T., Wang, Z. and Cox, J. P. L., 2016. Motion-driven flow in an unusual piscine nasal region. Zoology

Agbesi, M. P. K., Naylor, S., Perkins, E., Borsuk, H. S., Sykes, D., Maclaine, J. S., Wang, Z. and Cox, J. P. L., 2016. Complex flow in the nasal region of guitarfishes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 193, pp. 52-63.

Ramsey, A., Houston, T. F., Ball, A. D., Goral, T., Barclay, M. V. L. and Cox, J. P. L., 2015. Towards an understanding of molecule capture by the antennae of male beetles belonging to the Genus Rhipicera (Coleoptera, Rhipiceridae). The Anatomical Record : Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, 298 (9), pp. 1519-1534.

Cox, J. P. L., 2013. Ciliary function in the olfactory organs of sharks and rays. Fish and Fisheries, 14 (3), pp. 364-390.

Rygg, A. D., Cox, J. P. L., Abel, R., Webb, A. G., Smith, N. B. and Craven, B. A., 2013. A computational study of the hydrodynamics in the nasal region of a hammerhead shark (Sphyrna tudes):Implications for olfaction. PLoS ONE, 8 (3), e59783.

Holmes, W. M., Cotton, R., Xuan, V. B., Rygg, A. D., Craven, B. A., Abel, R. L., Slack, R. and Cox, J. P. L., 2011. Three-dimensional structure of the nasal passageway of a hagfish and its implications for olfaction. Anatomical Record-Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, 294 (6), pp. 1045-1056.

Abel, R. L., Maclaine, J. S., Cotton, R., Xuan, V. B., Nickels, T. B., Clark, T. H., Wang, Z. and Cox, J. P. L., 2010. Functional morphology of the nasal region of a hammerhead shark. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A - Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 155 (4), pp. 464-475.

Abel, R. L., Maclaine, J.S., Cotton, R., Xuan, V. B., Nickels, V.B., Clark, T.H., Wang, Z. and Cox, J., 2009. Functional morphology of the nasal region of a hammerhead shark. In: the Annual Meeting of the SEB, 2009-06-28 - 2009-07-01.

Cox, J., Abel, R., Xuan, V. B., Cotton, R., Young, P., Baker, M., Tabor, G. and Nickels, T., 2009. Fluid flow in and around the olfactory organ of a hammerhead shark. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A - Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 153A (2), S68-S68.

Cox, J., Tabor, G., Baker, M., Young, P., Cotton, R., Xuan, V. B. and Holmes, W., 2009. Three-dimensional structure and hydrodynamics of the nasal passageway of a hagfish. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A - Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 153A (2), S125-S125.

Ma, W. M. J., Pereira Morais, M. P., D'Hooge, F., van den Elsen, J. M. H., Cox, J. P. L., James, T. D. and Fossey, J. S., 2009. Dye displacement assay for saccharide detection with boronate hydrogels. Chemical Communications, 2009 (5), pp. 532-534.

Cox, J. P. L., 2008. Hydrodynamic aspects of fish olfaction. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 5 (23), pp. 575-593.

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