Mr John-Paul Ashton


Network Co-ordinator (Epigenetics & Stress Network)
Department of Biomedical Science and Sociological Studies

Facility Research Technician (the Bateson Centre)
Department of Biomedical Science 

Sheffield Zebrafish Screening Unit
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 4696

The University of Sheffield

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Career History

  • 2015 - present: Network Co-ordinator, EpiStressNet & Research Technician, Sheffield Zebrafish Screening Unit, the Bateson Centre, The University of Sheffield
  • 2015 - 2016: Research Technician, Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health
  • 2014 - 2015: Research Technician, Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Science
  • 2014 - present: RSci MIScT, Institute of Science and Technology
  • 2012 - 2014: MSc, Molecular Medicine, University of Sheffield
  • 2009 - 2012: BSc, Biomedical Science, University of Bradford

Research and Activities

John-Paul is Network Co-ordinator for EpiStressNet involved in the organisation and coordination of network meetings, workshops and conferences, the facilitation of resources and liaison with all network members across the UK and Europe to fulfill the aims and objectives of the Epigenetics & Stress Network. He is also based in the Sheffield Zebrafish Screening Unit, which is part of the Bateson Centre, as a Research Technician working with Dr Sarah Baxendale in the Management and smooth running of the facility.

Recent Publications

Serbanovic-Canic J, de Luca A, Warboys CM, Ferreira PF, Luong LA, Hsiao S, Gauci I, Mahmoud M, Feng S, Souihol C, Bowden N, Ashton JP, Walczak H, Firmin D, Krams R, Mason JC, Haskard DO, Sherwin S, Ridger V, Chico TJA, Evans PE (2016). A zebrafish model for functional screening of flow-responsive genes. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2016 Nov 10. pii: ATVBAHA.116.308502

Lawrence D, Harris L, Ashton JP, Pert L, Stanton L (2016). A novel approach to patient-focused research: Patient engagement achieved through online collaboration. In press