Jonathan Cox


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Research interests

Academic Biography

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, University of Bath 1993-
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Centre for Protein Engineering, Cambridge, 1992-1993
  • SERC Postoctoral Fellowship, University Chemical Laboratory, Cambridge, 1990-1992
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University Chemical Laboratory, Cambridge, 1989-1990
  • PhD (Durham) 1989
  • BSc (Durham) 1986

Research Interests

I am interested in fish olfaction. I am particularly interested in the mechanism by which odorant molecules in the external environment reach the olfactory epithelium in the nasal cavity of cartilaginous fish (hagfish, sharks, rays and chimaeras). Investigating this mechanism involves first determining the three-dimensional anatomy of the olfactory region by microcomputed X-ray tomography (micro-CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Micro-CT and MRI scans are then converted into virtual models by image processing, and the virtual models are either subsequently converted into physical models for experimental fluid dynamics, or into a suitable format for computational fluid dynamics.

My research involves collaboration with many individuals and organisations around the world, including Simpleware, the Natural History Museum, the University of Glasgow, Penn Sate University and Guelph University.


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Smell Medicine & Life Sciences
Nose Medicine & Life Sciences
Sharks Medicine & Life Sciences
Olfactory Mucosa Medicine & Life Sciences
Hydrodynamics Medicine & Life Sciences
smell Agriculture & Biology
olfaction Earth & Environmental Sciences
Hagfishes Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2005 2009


Cox, J.

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 2006 2019

Olfactory flow in the sturgeon is externally driven

Cox, J., Garwood, R. J., Julia, B., Haysom, H. K., Hunt, J. N., Dalby, L. J., Quilter, S. K. & Maclaine, J. S., 1 Sep 2019, In : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 235, p. 211-225 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of metric and sample size on determining malaria hotspot boundaries

Stresman, G. H., Giorgi, E., Baidjoe, A., Knight, P., Odongo, W., Owaga, C., Shagari, S., Makori, E., Stevenson, J., Drakeley, C., Cox, J., Bousema, T. & Diggle, P. J., 12 Apr 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 45849.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Sample Size
Plasmodium falciparum
6 Citations (Scopus)
112 Downloads (Pure)

Complex flow in the nasal region of guitarfishes

Agbesi, M. P. K., Naylor, S., Perkins, E., Borsuk, H. S., Sykes, D., Maclaine, J. S., Wang, Z. & Cox, J. P. L., 1 Mar 2016, In : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 193, p. 52-63 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Vortex flow
1 Citation (Scopus)
102 Downloads (Pure)

Motion-driven flow in an unusual piscine nasal region

Agbesi, M. P. K., Borsuk, H. S., Hunt, J. N., Maclaine, J. S., Abel, R. L., Sykes, D., Ramsey, A. T., Wang, Z. & Cox, J. P. L., 1 Dec 2016, In : Zoology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
odor compounds
nasal cavity
2 Citations (Scopus)
105 Downloads (Pure)

Towards an understanding of molecule capture by the antennae of male beetles belonging to the Genus Rhipicera (Coleoptera, Rhipiceridae)

Ramsey, A., Houston, T. F., Ball, A. D., Goral, T., Barclay, M. V. L. & Cox, J. P. L., 1 Sep 2015, In : The Anatomical Record : Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology. 298, 9, p. 1519-1534 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access