Liverpool Skylilne

Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Elaine Hemers

Dr Elaine Hemers

Telephone: 0151 231 2026

Biography

I am currently the Associate Dean for Quality Assurance & Enhancement in the Faculty of Science and the Programme Leader for the BSc Biology Programme. My first degree was a BSc. (Hons) in Biochemistry from LJMU. I moved to the University of Liverpool for my PhD. and this research project focused on the mesenchymal-epithelial interactions in gastric cancer. I stayed at the University of Liverpool for a post-doc position in the School of Biological Sciences and I was involved in a study investigating embryonic stem cell differentiation into dopaminergic neurons for the potential treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Following this post-doc I joined LJMU as a lecturer.

Degrees

2010, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PGCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Distinction)
2005, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, PhD Wellcome Trust Funded Molecular and Cellular Physiology
2000, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc Biochemistry 1st Class Honours

Publications

Journal Articles

Sharma S, Evans A, Hemers E. 2016. Mesenchymal-epithelial signalling in tumour microenvironment: role of high-mobility group Box 1 CELL AND TISSUE RESEARCH, 365 :357-366 >DOI >Link

Varro A, Kenny S, Hemers E, McCaig C, Przemeck S, Wang TC, Bodger K, Pritchard DM. 2007. Increased gastric expression of MMP-7 in hypergastrinemia and significance for epithelial-mesenchymal signaling AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-GASTROINTESTINAL AND LIVER PHYSIOLOGY, 292 :G1133-G1140 >DOI >Link

McCaig C, Duval C, Hemers E, Steele I, Pritchard DM, Przemeck S, Dimaline R, Ahmed S, Bodger K, Kerrigan DD, Wang TC, Dockray GJ, Varro A. 2006. The role of matrix metalloproteinase-7 in redefining the gastric microenvironment in response to Helicobacter pylori GASTROENTEROLOGY, 130 :1754-1763 >DOI >Link

Hemers E, Duval C, McCaig C, Handley M, Dockray GJ, Varro A. 2005. Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-5 is a target of matrix metalloproteinase-7: Implications for epithelial-mesenchymal signaling CANCER RESEARCH, 65 :7363-7369 >DOI >Link

Varro A, Hemers E, Archer D, Pagliocca A, Haigh C, Ahmed S, Dimaline R, Dockray GJ. 2002. Identification of plasminogen activator inhibitor-2 as a gastrin-regulated gene: Role of Rho GTPase and menin GASTROENTEROLOGY, 123 :271-280 >DOI >Link

Dockray GJ, Hemers E, Archer D, Pagliocca A, Haigh C, Dimaline R, Ahmed S, Varro A. 2002. Plasminogen activator inhibitor-2 (PAI-2) is a novel target of gastrin in hypergastrinemia GASTROENTEROLOGY, 122 :A84-A84 >Link

Varro A, Hemers E, Archer D, Pagliocca A, Haigh C, Ahmed S, Dimaline R, Dockray GJ. 2002. Identification by gene array of plasminogen activator inhibitor-2 (PAI-2) as a novel target of gastrin in hypergastrinaemia GUT, 50 :A35-A35 >Link

Smith NJ, Hemers E, Reed CJ, Billington D, Zuzel KA. 2001. Effect of pre-treatment with aged garlic extract and its major organosulphur constituent S-allyl cysteine on bromobenzene-induced hepatoxicity TOXICOLOGY, 168 :115-116 >Link

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Hemers E, Pritchard DM, Campbell F, Ahmed S, Bodger K, Kerrigan DD, Dockray GJ, Varro A. 2004. New role for gastrin in regulating epithelial-mesenchymal signalling via MMP-7 in gastric carcinoid tumours REGULATORY PEPTIDES, 15th International Symposium on Regulatory Peptides 122 :45-45 >Link

Varro A, Hemers E, Pritchard DM. 2004. MMP-7 acts as a signal from epithelial cells to myofibroblasts in gastric carcinoid tumours BRITISH JOURNAL OF CANCER, British Cancer Research Meeting 2004 91 :S10-S10 >Link

Pagliocca A, Khan Z, Hemers EM, Pennington SR, Dimaline R, Varro A, Dockray GJ. 2003. Gastrin-regulated parietal cell maturation: Identification of ezrin as a novel target GASTROENTEROLOGY, Digestive Disease Week 2003 Meeting/104th Annual Meeting of the American-Gastroenterological-Association 124 :A22-A22 >DOI >Link