Physiology
Michael Berenbrink Ph.D ➡ Inst. of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, UK

"Michael is a Senior Lecturer in Animal Sciences in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour at the University of Liverpool, UK. He obtained his PhD in Germany in 1994 at Düsseldorf University. He then worked for six years in the group of Norbert Heisler at Humboldt University in Berlin. In early 2001 he moved to his current position in the Institute of Integrative Biology at the University of Liverpool, after having collaborated with Andrew Cossins there for several years. Michael is interested in the diversity of physiological mechanisms that animals employ in different environments or with different life-styles. The focus of his work is on the respiratory system of vertebrates, particularly the evolution of blood oxygen and carbon dioxide transport mechanisms and haemoglobin function."
Selected publications
  • 2017 - Extreme anoxia tolerance in crucian carp and goldfish through neofunctionalization of duplicated genes creating a new ethanol-producing pyruvate decarboxylase pathway (Journal article) Fagernes, C. E., Stenslokken, K. -O., Rohr, S. K., Berenbrink, M., Ellefsen, S., & Nilsson, G. E. (2017). Extreme anoxia tolerance in crucian carp and goldfish through neofunctionalization of duplicated genes creating a new ethanol-producing pyruvate decarboxylase pathway. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-07385-4 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-07385-4
  • 2016 - Marine Genomics Special issue "Genome-powered perspectives in integrative physiology and evolutionary biology" (Journal article) Berenbrink, M., Verde, C., & Cossins, A. R. (2016). Marine Genomics Special issue "Genome-powered perspectives in integrative physiology and evolutionary biology". MARINE GENOMICS, 30, 1-2. doi:10.1016/j.margen.2016.11.003 DOI: 10.1016/j.margen.2016.11.003
  • Temperature sensitivity of red blood cell physiology in Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua: Comparative, molecular, evolutionary and environmental aspects (Thesis / Dissertation) Barlow, S. L. (2016, March 31). Temperature sensitivity of red blood cell physiology in Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua: Comparative, molecular, evolutionary and environmental aspects.
  • 2015 - Gene Turnover in the Avian Globin Gene Families and Evolutionary Changes in Hemoglobin Isoform Expression (Journal article) Opazo, J. C., Hoffmann, F. G., Natarajan, C., Witt, C. C., Berenbrink, M., & Storz, J. F. (2015). Gene Turnover in the Avian Globin Gene Families and Evolutionary Changes in Hemoglobin Isoform Expression. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 32(4), 871-887. doi:10.1093/molbev/msu341 DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msu341
  • 2013 - Evolution of Mammalian Diving Capacity Traced by Myoglobin Net Surface Charge (Journal article) Mirceta, S., Signore, A. V., Burns, J. M., Cossins, A. R., Campbell, K. L., & Berenbrink, M. (2013). Evolution of Mammalian Diving Capacity Traced by Myoglobin Net Surface Charge. Science, 340(6138), 1234192. doi:10.1126/science.1234192 DOI: 10.1126/science.1234192
A full list can be found here.