Full list of lab publications on Pubmed

Localized Translation of gurken/TGF-α mRNA during Axis Specification Is Controlled by Access to Orb/CPEB on Processing Bodies.
Davidson A, Parton RM, Rabouille C, Weil TT, Davis I.
Cell Rep. 2016 Mar 2. pii: S2211-1247(16)30141-3. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.02.038

York-Andersen AM, Parton RM, Bi CJ, Bromley CL, Davis I, Weil TT.
Biol Open. 2015 Mar 6
pii: BIO201411296. doi: 10.1242/bio.201411296.

SIMcheck: a Toolbox for Successful Super-resolution Structured Illumination Microscopy.
Ball G, Demmerle J, Kaufmann R, Davis I, Dobbie IM, Schermelleh L.
Johnson E, Seiradake E, Yvonne Jones E, Davis I, Grunewald K, Kaufmann R.
Sci Rep. 2015; 5: 9583

Syncrip/hnRNP Q influences synaptic transmission and regulates BMP signaling at the Drosophila neuromuscular synapse.

Halstead JM, Lin YQ, Durraine L, Hamilton RS, Ball G, Neely GG, Bellen HJ, Davis I.

Biol Open. 2014 Aug 29;3(9):839-49. doi: 10.1242/bio.20149027.

Drosophila Syncrip modulates the expression of mRNAs encoding key synaptic proteins required for morphology at the neuromuscular junction.

McDermott SM, Yang L, Halstead JM, Hamilton RS, Meignin C, Davis I.

RNA. 2014 Oct;20(10):1593-606. doi: 10.1261/rna.045849.114. Epub 2014 Aug 29.

Super-resolution microscopy using standard fluorescent proteins in intact cells under cryo-conditions.

Kaufmann R, Schellenberger P, Seiradake E, Dobbie IM, Jones EY, Davis I, Hagen C, Grünewald K.

Nano Lett. 2014 Jul 9;14(7):4171-5. doi: 10.1021/nl501870p. Epub 2014 Jun 4.

Subcellular mRNA localisation at a glance.

Parton RM, Davidson A, Davis I, Weil TT.

J Cell Sci. 2014 May 15;127(Pt 10):2127-33. doi: 10.1242/jcs.114272.


Drosophila Hephaestus/polypyrimidine tract binding protein is required for dorso-ventral patterning and regulation of signalling between the germline and soma.

McDermott SM, Davis I.

PLoS One. 2013 Jul 23;8(7):e69978. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069978. Print 2013.

Weil TT, Parton RM, Herpers B, Soetaert J,Veenendaal T,Xanthakis D,Dobbie IM, Halstead JM, Hayashi R, Rabouille C, Davis I. Nat Cell Biol. 2012 Dec;14(12):1305-13. pdf

UAP56 couples piRNA clusters to the perinuclear transposon silencing machinery.
Zhang F, Wang J, Xu J, Zhang Z, Koppetsch BS, Schultz N, Vreven T, Meignin C, Davis I, Zamore PD, Weng Z, Theurkauf WE. Cell. 2012 Nov 9;151(4):871-84. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2012.09.040. pdf

McDermott SM, Meignin C, Rappsilber J, Davis I.   
Biology Open. 2012 May 15;1(5):488-97..pdf

Weil TT, Parton RM, Davis I. 
J. Vis. Exp. (60), e3679. video

RNA:RNA interaction can enhance RNA localization in Drosophila oocytes. 
Hartswood E, Brodie J, Vendra G, Davis I, Finnegan DJ.
RNA. 2012 Apr;18(4):729-37. doi: 10.1261/rna.026674.111. Epub 2012 Feb 17. pdf

A cell biologist's guide to high resolution imaging. 
Ball G, Parton RM, Hamilton RS, Davis I.
Methods Enzymol. 2012;504:29-55. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-391857-4.00002-1. pdf


Remodelling of cortical actin where lytic granules dock at natural killer cell immune synapses revealed by super-resolution microscopy.

Brown AC, Oddos S, Dobbie IM, Alakoskela JM, Parton RM, Eissmann P, Neil MA, Dunsby C, French PM, Davis I, Davis DM.

PLoS Biol. 2011 Sep;9(9):e1001152. pdf  

OMX: a new platform for multimodal, multichannel wide-field imaging.

Dobbie IM, King E, Parton RM, Carlton PM, Sedat JW, Swedlow JR, Davis I.

Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011;2011(8):899-909. doi: 10.1101/pdb.top121. pdf

A PAR-1-dependent orientation gradient of dynamic microtubules directs posterior cargo transport in the Drosophila oocyte.

Parton RM, Hamilton RS, Ball G, Yang L, Cullen CF, Lu W, Ohkura H, Davis I.

J Cell Biol. 2011;194(1):121-35. pdf  

Identifying and searching for conserved RNA localisation signals.

Hamilton RS, Davis I.

Methods Mol Biol. 2011; 714:447-66. pdf  

Nanometric depth resolution from multi-focal images in microscopy.

Dalgarno HI, Dalgarno PA, Dada AC, Towers CE, Gibson GJ, Parton RM, Davis I, Warburton RJ, Greenaway AH.

J R Soc Interface. 2011;8(60):942-5. pdf  


How the sea squirt nucleus tells mesoderm not to be endoderm.

Parton RM, Davis I.

Dev Cell. 2010;19(4):487-8. pdf

An adaptive non-local means filter for denoising live-cell images and improving particle detection.

Yang L, Parton R, Ball G, Qiu Z, Greenaway AH, Davis I, Lu W.

J Struct Biol. 2010; 172(3):233-43. pdf

ParticleStats: open source software for the analysis of particle motility and cytoskeletal polarity.
Hamilton RS, Parton RM, Oliveira RA, Vendra G, Ball G, Nasmyth K, Davis I.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2010; 38(Web Server issue):W641-6. pdf

Making the message clear: visualizing mRNA localization.
Weil TT, Parton RM, Davis I.
Trends Cell Biol. 2010; 20(7):380-90. pdf

Live cell imaging in Drosophila melanogaster.
Parton RM, Vallés AM, Dobbie IM, Davis I.
Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2010(4):pdb.top75. pdf

Drosophila larval fillet preparation and imaging of neurons.
Parton RM, Vallés AM, Dobbie IM, Davis I.
Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2010 (4):pdb.prot5405. pdf

Drosophila macrophage preparation and screening.
Parton RM, Vallés AM, Dobbie IM, Davis I.
Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2010 (4):pdb.prot5404. pdf

Collection and mounting of Drosophila embryos for imaging.
Parton RM, Vallés AM, Dobbie IM, Davis I.
Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2010 (4):pdb.prot5403. pdf

Isolation of Drosophila egg chambers for imaging.
Parton RM, Vallés AM, Dobbie IM, Davis I.
Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2010 (4):pdb.prot5402. pdf

Cohesin cleavage and Cdk inhibition trigger formation of daughter nuclei.
Oliveira RA, Hamilton RS, Pauli A, Davis I, Nasmyth K.
Nat Cell Biol. 2010;12(2):185-92. pdf

Distinguishing direct from indirect roles for bicoid mRNA localization factors.
Weil TT, Xanthakis D, Parton R, Dobbie I, Rabouille C, Gavis ER, Davis I.
Development. 2010;137(1):169-76. pdf

Transmitting the message: intracellular mRNA localization.
Meignin C, Davis I.
Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2010; 22(1):112-9. pdf

The 'super-resolution' revolution.
Davis I.
Biochem Soc Trans. 2009;37(Pt 5):1042-4. pdf

Building a scientific data grid with DiGS.
Beckett MG, Allton CR, Davies CT, Davis I, Flynn JM, Grant EJ, Hamilton RS, Irving AC, Kenway RD, Ostrowski RH, Perry JT, Swedlow JR, Trew A.
Philos Transact A Math Phys Eng Sci. 2009;367(1897):2471-81. pdf

A bioinformatics search pipeline, RNA2DSearch, identifies RNA localization elements in Drosophila retrotransposons.
Hamilton RS, Hartswood E, Vendra G, Jones C, Van De Bor V, Finnegan D, Davis I.
RNA. 2009;15(2):200-7. pdf

A common variant in the 3'UTR of the GRIK4 glutamate receptor gene affects transcript abundance and protects against bipolar disorder.
Pickard BS, Knight HM, Hamilton RS, Soares DC, Walker R, Boyd JK, Machell J, Maclean A, McGhee KA, Condie A, Porteous DJ, St Clair D, Davis I, Blackwood DH, Muir WJ.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105(39):14940-5. pdf

In vivo imaging of oskar mRNA transport reveals the mechanism of posterior localization.
Zimyanin VL, Belaya K, Pecreaux J, Gilchrist MJ, Clark A, Davis I, St Johnston D.
Cell. 2008 Sep 5;134(5):843-53. pdf

Changes in bicoid mRNA anchoring highlight conserved mechanisms during the oocyte-to-embryo transition.
Weil TT, Parton R, Davis I, Gavis ER.
Curr Biol. 2008 ;18(14):1055-61. pdf

UAP56 RNA helicase is required for axis specification and cytoplasmic mRNA localization in Drosophila.
Meignin C, Davis I.
Dev Biol. 2008; 315(1):89-98. pdf

The salvador-warts-hippo pathway is required for epithelial proliferation and axis specification in Drosophila.
Meignin C, Alvarez-Garcia I, Davis I, Palacios IM. 
Curr Biol. 2007 ;17(21):1871-8. pdf

Drosophila Squid/hnRNP helps Dynein switch from a gurken mRNA transport motor to an ultrastructural static anchor in sponge bodies.
Delanoue R, Herpers B, Soetaert J, Davis I, Rabouille C.  
Dev Cell. 2007; 13(4):523-38. pdf

Dynactin suppresses the retrograde movement of apically localized mRNA in Drosophila blastoderm embryos.
Vendra G, Hamilton RS, Davis I. 
RNA. 2007;13(11):1860-7. pdf

Imaging the migrating border cell cluster in living Drosophila egg chambers.
Tekotte H, Tollervey D, Davis I.    
Dev Dyn. 2007; 236(10):2818-24. pdf

RNA localization signals: deciphering the message with bioinformatics.
Hamilton RS, Davis I.  
Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2007 ;18(2):178-85. pdf

A Dynein-dependent shortcut rapidly delivers axis determination transcripts into the Drosophila oocyte.
Clark A, Meignin C, Davis I.  
Development. 2007;134(10):1955-65. pdf

Bruno: a double turn-off for Oskar.
Tekotte H, Davis I.
Dev Cell. 2006 ;10(3):280-1. pdf

Dynein anchors its mRNA cargo after apical transport in the Drosophila blastoderm embryo.
Delanoue R, Davis I.
Cell. 2005 ;122(1):97-106. pdf

gurken and the I factor retrotransposon RNAs share common localization signals and machinery.
Van De Bor V, Hartswood E, Jones C, Finnegan D, Davis I.
Dev Cell. 2005 ; 9(1):51-62. pdf

mRNA localisation gets more complex.
Van de Bor V, Davis I.
Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2004 Jun;16(3):300-7. Review.

A helicase that gets Oskar's message across.
Davis I.
Nat Cell Biol. 2004 Apr;6(4):285-7. No abstract available.

Drosophila gurken (TGFalpha) mRNA localizes as particles that move within the oocyte in two dynein-dependent steps.
MacDougall N, Clark A, MacDougall E, Davis I.
Dev Cell. 2003 Mar;4(3):307-19.

Intracellular mRNA localization: motors move messages.
Tekotte H, Davis I.
Trends Genet. 2002 Dec;18(12):636-42. Review.

Dcas is required for importin-alpha3 nuclear export and mechano-sensory organ cell fate specification in Drosophila.
Tekotte H, Berdnik D, Török T, Buszczak M, Jones LM, Cooley L, Knoblich JA, Davis I.
Dev Biol. 2002 Apr 15;244(2):396-406.

Report on the 17(th) European Drosophila research conference.
Bownes M, Charlesworth B, Davis I, Finnegan D, Heck M, Jarman A, Keegan L, Ohkura H, Rabouille C.
Bioessays. 2002 Jan;24(1):99-101. No abstract available.

Perturbing nuclear transport in Drosophila eye imaginal discs causes specific cell adhesion and axon guidance defects.
Kumar JP, Wilkie GS, Tekotte H, Moses K, Davis I.
Dev Biol. 2001 Dec 15;240(2):315-25.

Small bristles, the Drosophila ortholog of NXF-1, is essential for mRNA export throughout development.
Wilkie GS, Zimyanin V, Kirby R, Korey C, Francis-Lang H, Van Vactor D, Davis I.
RNA. 2001 Dec;7(12):1781-92.

small bristles is required for the morphogenesis of multiple tissues during Drosophila development.
Korey CA, Wilkie G, Davis I, Van Vactor D.
Genetics. 2001 Dec;159(4):1659-70.

Drosophila wingless and pair-rule transcripts localize apically by dynein-mediated transport of RNA particles.
Wilkie GS, Davis I.
Cell. 2001 Apr 20;105(2):209-19.

Merlin, the Drosophila homologue of neurofibromatosis-2, is specifically required in posterior follicle cells for axis formation in the oocyte.

MacDougall N, Lad Y, Wilkie GS, Francis-Lang H, Sullivan W, Davis I.

Development. 2001 Mar;128(5):665-73.

Imaging fluorescence in thick Drosophila specimens. 2000 Chapter 5, p133
"Protein localization using fluorescence microscopy: a practical approach".
Davis I. Editor: Allan, V. OUP.

Transcribed genes are localized according to chromosomal position within polarized Drosophila embryonic nuclei.
Wilkie GS, Shermoen AW, O'Farrell PH, Davis I.
Curr Biol. 1999 Nov 4;9(21):1263-6.

High resolution and sensitive mRNA in situ hybridisation using fluorescent tyramide signal amplification
Wilkie GS and I Davis I Technical Tips Online 1998: t01458

Nuclear polarity and nuclear trafficking in Drosophila.
Davis I.
Semin Cell Dev Biol. 1997


Asymmetric localization of Drosophila pair-rule transcripts from displaced nuclei: evidence for directional nuclear export.

Francis-Lang H, Davis I, Ish-Horowicz D.

EMBO J. 1996 Feb 1;15(3):640-9.


A nuclear GFP that marks nuclei in living Drosophila embryos; maternal supply overcomes a delay in the appearance of zygotic fluorescence.

Davis I, Girdham CH, O'Farrell PH.

Dev Biol. 1995 Aug;170(2):726-9.



Mechanisms of intracellular transcript localization and export in early Drosophila embryos.

Davis I, Francis-Lang H, Ish-Horowicz D.

Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 1993;58:793-8.