Craig Dedman

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

My work focusses on understanding the response of marine phytoplankton to environmental change and the subsequent ecological and biogeochemical impacts.

In my current position within the OceanBug group, I employ shotgun proteomic analysis to examine the effects of ocean warming on the cellular functioning of key taxonomic groups of phytoplankton and their use of metal-binding proteins, as well as to identify proteins/biochemical pathways associated with intracellular calcification in coccolithophores.

Through my PhD and Master’s research I examined the impact of emerging marine pollutants, nanomaterials and microplastics, on the fitness and functioning of marine planktonic organisms.

C. J. Dedman, S. Barton, M. Fournier, R.E.M. Rickaby, The cellular response to ocean warming in Emiliania huxleyi. Front Microbiol, 14:1177349 (2023).

C. J. Dedman, M. Fournier, R.E.M. Rickaby, Shotgun proteomics reveals temperature-dependent regulation of major nutrient metabolism in coastal Synechococcus sp. WH5701. Algal Research. 75: 103279 (2023).

C. J. Dedman. Nano-ecotoxicology in a changing ocean. SN Appl. Sci. 4, 264 (2022).

C. J. Dedman, A. M. King, J. A. Christie-Oleza and G.-L. Davies, Environmentally relevant concentrations of titanium dioxide nanoparticles pose negligible risk to marine microbes. Environ Sci: Nano, 8, 1236-1255 (2021).

C. J. Dedman, Joseph A. Christie-Oleza, Víctor Fernández-Juárez, Pedro Echeveste, Cell size matters: Nano- and micro-plastics preferentially drive declines of large marine phytoplankton due to co-aggregation, J Haz Mat, 424 (B): 127488 (2021).