Andrew Richard Collins

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Academic interests

  • DNA damage and mutagenesis
  • DNA repair in mammalian cells
  • Nutrition and cancer
  • Human biomonitoring; molecular epidemiology

Courses taught

  • ERN3120: Molecular, cellular and clinical nutrition

Background

Degrees

  • 2006 ScD (Doctor of Science) Cambridge
  • 1972 PhD in Biochemistry, Cambridge
  • 1968 BA, Natural Sciences, Cambridge

Employment

  • 1992-2002 Principal Research Scientist, Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen, UK
  • 1986-91 Cancer Research Campaign Michael Sobell Research Fellow, Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology (formerly Biochemistry), University of Aberdeen, UK
  • 1980-86 Senior Research Associate, Dept of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 1979-80 American Cancer Society Research Fellow, Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Cancer Research, Denver, Colorado, USA
  • 1974-79 Research Associate, Dept of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 1973 Research scientist, Cambridge Coral Starfish Research Group, Port Sudan, Sudan

Awards

  • Honorary Professor, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen (2000-2010)
  • Jan Jessenius Gold Medal, Slovak National Academy of Science, October 2000
  • First Jim Parry Award, UK Environmental Mutagen Society, June 2011

Positions held

  • President, UK Environmental Mutagen Society (2002-2004)
  • Founder and committee member, DNA Repair Network 
  • UK Counsellor, European Environmental Mutagen Society (2002-2004)
  • Member of Scientific Council, Scottish Cancer Foundation (resigned 2003)
  • Chairman of European Standards Committee on Oxidative DNA Damage (1998-2003)
  • Editor of European Journal of Nutrition
  • Editorial Board, Free Radical Research (2003-2005)
  • Guest editor, Mutation Research special issue, Nutrition and Carcinogenesis, 2004
  • Guest editor, Mutation Research special issue, DNA Repair as a Biomarker, 2010
  • Member of Editorial Board of Mutagenesis, Mutation Research Reviews, Biomarkers, DNA Repair, Cell Biochemistry and Function, British Journal of Nutrition.
  • Member of EC Expert Group, Women in Research Decision Making (2006-2007)
  • Conference organiser, Society for Free Radical Research (Europe), Oslo, 2010

Collaboration

European projects (EC-funded)

  • ESCODD – European Standards Committee on Oxidative DNA Damage (28 partners)
  • COMICS -  (15 partners)
Tags: Nutrition, Cancer, Genetic and epidemiology

Publications

  • Azqueta, Amaya; Rundén-Pran, Elise; Elje, Elisabeth; Nicolaissen, Bjørn; Haug, Kristiane; Smeringaiova, Ingrida; Jirsova, Katerina & Collins, Andrew Richard (2018). The comet assay applied to cells of the eye. Mutagenesis.  ISSN 0267-8357.  33, s 21- 24 . doi: 10.1093/mutage/gex025
  • Kværner, Ane Sørlie; Minaguchi, Jun; El Yamani, Naouale; Henriksen, Christine; Ræder, Hanna; Paur, Ingvild; Henriksen, Hege; Wiedswang, Gro; Smeland, Sigbjørn; Blomhoff, Rune; Collins, Andrew Richard & Bøhn, Siv Kjølsrud (2018). DNA damage in blood cells in relation to chemotherapy and nutritional status in colorectal cancer patients — A pilot study. DNA Repair.  ISSN 1568-7864.  63, s 16- 24 . doi: 10.1016/j.dnarep.2018.01.005
  • Shaposhnikov, Sergey; Hatzold, Thomas; El Yamani, Naouale; Stavro, Philip Mark; Lorenzo, Yolanda; Dusinska, Maria; Reus, Astrid; Pasman, Wilrike J. & Collins, Andrew Richard (2018). Coffee and oxidative stress: a human intervention study. European Journal of Nutrition.  ISSN 1436-6207.  57, s 533- 544 . doi: 10.1007/s00394-016-1336-4
  • Collins, Andrew Richard; Balasubramanyam, Annangi; Rubio, Laura; Marcos, Ricard; Dorn, Marco; Merker, Carolin; Estrela-Lopis, Irina; Cimpan, Mihaela Roxana; Ibrahim, Mohamed; Cimpan, Emil; Ostermann, Melanie; Sauter, Alexander; El Yamani, Naouale; Shaposhnikov, Sergey; Chevillard, Sylvie; Paget, Vincent; Grall, Romain; Delic, Jozo; Goñi- de-Cerio, Felipe; Suarez-Merino, Blanca; Fessard, Valérie; Hogeveen, Kevin N; Fjellsbø, Lise Marie; Pran, Elise Rundén; Brzicova, Tana; Topinka, Jan; João Silva, Maria; Leite, Paulo Emilio Correa; Ribeiro, Ana R.; Granjeiro, José M.; Grafström, Roland; Prina-Mello, Adriele & Dusinska, Maria (2017). High throughput toxicity screening and intracellular detection of nanomaterials. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology.  ISSN 1939-5116.  9(1), s 1- 30 . doi: 10.1002/wnan.1413 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Collins, Andrew Richard & Dusinska, Maria (2017). Applications of the comet assay in human biomonitoring, In Alok Dhawan & Diana Anderson (ed.),  The Comet Assay in Toxicology. 2nd Edition..  Royal Society of Chemistry.  ISBN 978-1-78262-287-1.  Chapter 10.  s 238 - 263
  • Collins, Andrew Richard; El Yamani, Naouale & Dusinska, Maria (2017). Sensitive detection of DNA oxidation damage induced by nanomaterials. Free Radical Biology & Medicine.  ISSN 0891-5849.  107, s 69- 76 . doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2017.02.001
  • Dusinska, Maria; Runden, Elise; El Yamani, Naouale; Fjellbø, Lise Marie & Collins, Andrew Richard (2017). Application of the comet assay in nanotoxicology, In Alok Dhawan & Diana Anderson (ed.),  The Comet Assay in Toxicology. 2nd Edition..  Royal Society of Chemistry.  ISBN 978-1-78262-287-1.  Chapter 17.  s 479 - 494
  • Holm, Kristine Lillebø; Syljuåsen, Randi G.; Hasvold, Grete; Alsøe, Lene; Nilsen, Hilde Loge; Ivanauskiene, Kristina; Collas, Philippe; Shaposhnikov, Sergey; Collins, Andrew Richard; Indrevær, Randi Larsen; Aukrust, Pål; Fevang, Børre & Blomhoff, Heidi Kiil (2017). TLR9 stimulation of B-cells induces transcription of p53 and prevents spontaneous and irradiation-induced cell death independent of DNA damage responses. Implications for Common variable immunodeficiency. PLoS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  12(10) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185708 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Janović, Barbara S.; Collins, Andrew Richard; Vujčić, Zoran M. & Vujčić, Miroslava T. (2017). Acidic horseradish peroxidase activity abolishes genotoxicity of common dyes. Journal of Hazardous Materials.  ISSN 0304-3894.  321, s 576- 585 . doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.09.037

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  • Brunborg, Gunnar; Collins, Andrew Richard; Graupner, Anne; Gutzkow, Kristine Bjerve & Olsen, Ann-Karin (2017). Corrigendum: Reference cells and ploidy in the comet assay. Frontiers in Genetics.  ISSN 1664-8021.  8 . doi: 10.3389/fgene.2017.00004

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