Novo Science - Novel science with an interdisciplinary remit to understand and control infectious disease - educational games - public outreach - consultancy


Our Crowd funding campaign, via RocketHub and  Popular Science,has now ended and we raised around £515.47.  We realise that many of you may have missed this campaign and still wish to be involved, so we've set up a fund where you can donate, via PayPal, using your credit/debit card or bank account.  Please see the BiRA page for more details on the project and how we're committed to making this software free for all to use.

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Prof. David Corne & Dr. Pam Cameron filming a video for  the Biomedical Research Accelerator (BiRA) funding pitch.

Effect of nanoparticles on Cryptosporidium parvum
This is the first study to examine the  potential toxic effects of nanoparticles on C. parvum, with a view to developing a viable water treatment to eliminate this protozoan pathogen.
(In collaboration with Dr Helen Bridle and Dr Birgit Gaiser - Heriot-Watt University; funded by Heriot-Watt Crucible Grant)

Selected Publications 

Bridle, H., Morton, J., CAMERON, P., Kersaudy-Kerhoas, M. (2016)  Changing Engineering Perceptions Via A Schools Outreach Project: “Small Plumbing!” - Empowering the Next Generation of Microfluidic Engineers. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (re-submitted following revision)

Bridle, H., Morton, J., CAMERON, P., Kersaudy-Kerhoas, M. (2016) Design of problem-based learning activities in the field of microfluidics for 12-13y old participants: "Small Plumbing: Empowering the next generation of microfluidic engineers" Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 20 (7), p103. DOI: 10.1007/s10404-016-1770-x

CAMERON, P., Gaiser, B., Bhandari, B., Katzer, F., Bartley, P., Bridle, H. (2016) Silver nanoparticles affect the viability of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 82, No. 2, 01.2016, p. 431-437.    

CAMERON, P. & Taylor, C. (2015). Women! Science is not for you. Software Sustainability Institute (online).

PAMELA CAMERON, David W Corne, Christopher E Mason and Jeffrey Rosenfeld (2013) Crowdfunding genomics and bioinformatics. Genome biology 14(9):134 DOI: 10.1186/gb-2013-14-9-134

CAMERON, P., Paton, N., Smith D. G. E. (2011) Verotoxin 2 activates mitogen-activated protein kinases in bovine peripheral blood monocytes, in a similar manner to that of human. J. Comp. Path. 147(1):20-23

CAMERON, P., Fraser-Pitt, D., McNeily, T., Smith, D. G. E. (2011) Interleukin-8 release in intestinal epithelial cells in response to flagellin from Escherichia coli O157:H7 is dependent upon rapid transactivation of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor. Micro. 157(8):2339-23347.

Habeeb F, Shakir E, Bradbury F, CAMERON,  P.Taravati MR, Drummond AJ, Gray AI, Ferro VA. (2007) Screening methods used to determine the anti-microbial properties of Aloe vera inner gel. Methods. 42, 315-320

Francis Dziva, Arvind Mahajan, PAMELA CAMERON, Iain J. McKendrick, Timothy S. Wallis, David G.E. Smith & Mark P. Stevens, (2007) EspP, a type V secreted protease of entoerohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7, influences intestinal colonization of calves and adherence to bovine primary intestinal epithelial cells.  FEMS Microbiology Letters. 271:258-264.

Macfarlane SR, Sloss CM, CAMERON, P., Kanke T, McKenzie RC, Plevin R.  (2005) The role of intracellular Ca(2+) in the regulation of proteinase-activated receptor-2 mediated nuclear factor kappa B signalling in keratinocytes. British Journal of Pharmacology, 45(4):535-44

PAMELA CAMERON,Susan J. Smith, Mark Giembycz, Dino Rotondo and Robin Plevin. (2003). Verotoxin stimulates mitogen-activated protein kinase activity in human peripheral blood monocytes: role in inflammatory cytokine release and apoptosis.  British Journal of Pharmacology, 40 (7):1320-1330.

PAMELA CAMERON, Deborah Bingham, Andrew Paul, Martin Pavelka, Scott Cameron, Dino Rotondo and Robin Plevin (2002).  An essential role for verotoxin in sustained stress-activated protein kinase and Nuclear Factor kappa B signalling stimulated by E.coli O157:H7 in Vero cells.  Infection and Immunity, 70 (10), 5370-5380