Dr Katharina Wollenberg Valero

Dr Katharina Wollenberg Valero

Senior Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Biological and Marine Sciences

Summary

Dr Valero has a background in evolutionary genetics and a strong interest in interdisciplinary problem-solving.

Her current research seeks to understand the functional genomics of the organismal stress response, in the context of climate adaptation, climate change, and environment-disease relationships.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Behavioural stress propagation in benthic invertebrates caused by acute pH drop-induced metabolites

Feugere, L., Angell, L., Fagents, J., Nightingale, R., Rowland, K., Skinner, S., …Wollenberg Valero, K. C. (2021). Behavioural stress propagation in benthic invertebrates caused by acute pH drop-induced metabolites. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.773870

Functional genomics of abiotic environmental adaptation in lacertid lizards and other vertebrates

Wollenberg Valero, K. C., Garcia-Porta, J., Irisarri, I., Feugere, L., Bates, A., Kirchhof, S., …Storey, K. B. (in press). Functional genomics of abiotic environmental adaptation in lacertid lizards and other vertebrates. The journal of animal ecology, https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13617

Thermal stress induces a positive phenotypic and molecular feedback loop in zebrafish embryos

Feugere, L., Wollenberg Valero, K. C., Scott, V., Rodriguez-Barucg, Q., & Beltran-Alvarez, P. (2021). Thermal stress induces a positive phenotypic and molecular feedback loop in zebrafish embryos. Journal of Thermal Biology, 102, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2021.103114

Consequences of combined exposure to thermal stress and the plasticiser DEHP in Mytilus spp. differ by sex

Mincarelli, L. F., Rotchell, J. M., Chapman, E. C., Turner, A. P., & Wollenberg Valero, K. C. (2021). Consequences of combined exposure to thermal stress and the plasticiser DEHP in Mytilus spp. differ by sex. Marine pollution bulletin, 170, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112624

Aligning functional network constraint to evolutionary outcomes

Wollenberg Valero, K. C. (2020). Aligning functional network constraint to evolutionary outcomes. BMC evolutionary biology, 20(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-020-01613-8

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

The role of genomic networks in adaptation to changing environments

Funder

Royal Society

Grant

£19,793.00

Started

27 March 2019

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Applications from prospective PhD, MSc by Research (MRes) students or research fellows are welcome at any time. In particular, expressions of interest and applications in the following areas of research are invited:

- Molecular stress and molecular adaptation

- Organismal adaptation to climate change

- Evolutionary inference using genomic and transcriptomic data

- Interdisciplinary research intersecting genetics, bioinformatics, modelling and fieldwork in any combination

- Comparative projects focusing on vertebrate ectotherms (fish, reptiles, amphibians)

- Quantitative expertise development in STEM education