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Ferlavirus-related deaths in a collection of viperid snakes

Journal Article
Flach, E. J., Dagleish, M. P., Feltrer, Y., Gill, I. S., Marschang, R. E., Masters, N., …Wheelhouse, N. M. (2018)
Ferlavirus-related deaths in a collection of viperid snakes. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 49(4), 983-995. https://doi.org/10.1638/2017-0223.1
Between June and October 2013 26 snakes of six viperid species kept in two adjoining rooms died (n = 16) or were euthanized on medical (1) or welfare grounds (9). Two were fro...

Researching skills development: students as partners in this process

Journal Article
Campbell Casey, S., MacCallum, J., Robertson, L., & Strachan, L. (2018)
Researching skills development: students as partners in this process. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 13(1), https://doi.org/10.29311/ndtps.v0i13.2881
Many employers report that newly qualified graduates lack key skills necessary for success in the workplace. Although variable, many lack general ‘transferable’ or ‘soft’ skil...

Towards the Development of New Integrated Ultrasonic Filtration Systems for Monitoring Waterborne Pathogens

Presentation / Conference
Kerrouche, A. (2018, November)
Towards the Development of New Integrated Ultrasonic Filtration Systems for Monitoring Waterborne Pathogens. Paper presented at 5th World Congress and Expo on Applied Microbiology, Edinburgh, Scotland
The detection of waterborne pathogens mainly relies on sample processing. This process concentrates large volume of water to very small volume that can be used under microscop...

Land use driven change in soil pH affects microbial carbon cycling processes

Journal Article
Malik, A. A., Puissant, J., Buckeridge, K. M., Goodall, T., Jehmlich, N., Chowdhury, S., …Griffiths, R. I. (2018)
Land use driven change in soil pH affects microbial carbon cycling processes. Nature Communications, 9(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-05980-1
Soil microorganisms act as gatekeepers for soil–atmosphere carbon exchange by balancing the accumulation and release of soil organic matter. However, poor understanding of the...

Analysing the effect of dietary prebiotics and probiotics on gut bacterial richness and diversity of Asian snakehead fingerlings using T-RFLP method

Journal Article
Munir, M. B., Marsh, T. L., Blaud, A., Hashim, R., Janti Anak Joshua, W., & Mohd Nor, S. A. (2018)
Analysing the effect of dietary prebiotics and probiotics on gut bacterial richness and diversity of Asian snakehead fingerlings using T-RFLP method. Aquaculture Research, 49(10), 3350-3361. doi:10.1111/are.13799
This study was designed to evaluate the effects of three prebiotics (β‐glucan, galacto‐oligosaccharide [GOS], mannan‐oligosaccharide [MOS]) and two probiotics (Saccharomyces c...

Sources and survival of Listeria monocytogenes on fresh, leafy produce

Journal Article
on fresh, leafy produce. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 125(4), 930-942. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.14025

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on fresh, leafy produce. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 125(4), 930-942. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.14025
Listeria monocytogenes in an intracellular human pathogen which enters the body through contaminated food stuffs and is known to contaminate fresh leafy produce such as spinac...

Spatial zoning of microbial functions and plant-soil nitrogen dynamics across a riparian area in an extensively grazed livestock system

Journal Article
de Sosa, L. L., Glanville, H. C., Marshall, M. R., Williams, A. P., Abadie, M., Clark, I. M., …Jones, D. L. (2018)
Spatial zoning of microbial functions and plant-soil nitrogen dynamics across a riparian area in an extensively grazed livestock system. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 120, 153-164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.02.004
Anthropogenic activities have significantly altered global biogeochemical nitrogen (N) cycling leading to major environmental problems such as freshwater eutrophication, biodi...

Sources and contamination routes of microbial pathogens to fresh produce during field cultivation: A review

Journal Article
Alegbeleye, O. O., Singleton, I., & Sant’Ana, A. S. (2018)
Sources and contamination routes of microbial pathogens to fresh produce during field cultivation: A review. Food Microbiology, 73, 177-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2018.01.003
Foodborne illness resulting from the consumption of contaminated fresh produce is a common phenomenon and has severe effects on human health together with severe economic and ...

Rubber plantation ageing controls soil biodiversity after land conversion from cassava

Journal Article
Peerawat, M., Blaud, A., Trap, J., Chevallier, T., Alonso, P., Gay, F., …Brauman, A. (2018)
Rubber plantation ageing controls soil biodiversity after land conversion from cassava. Agriculture, ecosystems & environment, 257, 92-102. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2018.01.034
The rapid expansion of perennial crops is a major threat to biodiversity in Southeast Asia. The biodiversity losses related to the conversion of forest lands to oil palm or ru...

Megasonic elution of waterborne protozoa enhances recovery rates

Journal Article
Bridle, H., Kerrouche, A., & Desmulliez, M. (2018)
Megasonic elution of waterborne protozoa enhances recovery rates. Matters, https://doi.org/10.19185/matters.201712000007
Waterborne pathogens represent a major concern for human and animal health making monitoring of water essential to prevent outbreaks. Sample preparation is critical to assess ...
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The prevalence, sources and diversity of antibiotic resistant E. coli in Scottish surface waters: a baseline for risk assessment and intervention targets.

2022 - 2026
The alarming rise in resistance to antibiotics is now widely accepted as being one of the most serious public health crises we face today. The use and overuse of antibiotics in human and animal medici...
Funder: Medical Research Scotland | Value: £71,650

Tackling bottlenecks to the use of Johne’s Disease data and adding value to increase farmer and vet engagement in Johne’s disease control

2022 - 2023
Tackling bottlenecks to the use of Johne’s Disease data and adding value to increase farmer and vet engagement in Johne’s disease control
Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council | Value: £24,699

Development of a scale-up process for production of Kombucha

2022 - 2023
Gut Feelings main commercial product is Kombucha, a fermented tea produced by natural microbial fermentation and assumed to contain a variety of microbes that link to health benefits. It is produced u...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,960

Virulence of diverse Listeria monocytogenes strains in an invertebrate infection model

2022 - 2022
Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) is a bacterium which is found throughout the environment and is the cause of listeriosis, a major food-borne disease. While annual case numbers are relatively...
Funder: Medical Research Scotland | Value: £2,160

Management of post-weaning diarrhoea and the implications for AMR in response to the upcoming ban on zinc supplementation in pigs

2022 - 2023
Management of post-weaning diarrhoea and the implications for AMR in response to the upcoming ban on zinc supplementation in pigs
Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council | Value: £4,170

Quantifying AMR in the River Almond Catchment Area

2021 - 2025
Aim To Quantifying AMR Pollution and identify the major sources of point and diffuse AMR pollution in the River Almond Catchment Area in order to provide a baseline for future risk assessment and inte...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £52,080

Scotland-India Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment Network (SIAMREN)

2020 - 2021
This project focuses upon the creation and growth of a network of researchers within Scotland and India who have common research interests in the challenges presented by the emergence of antimicrobial...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh

The prevalence of antibiotic resistance pathogen E. coli in Scottish surface waters

2019 - 2023
The alarming rise in resistance to antibiotics is now widely accepted as being one of the most serious public health crises we face today. The use and overuse of antibiotics in human and animal medici...
Funder: Medical Research Scotland | Value: £129,161

The role of NamA in L. monocytogenes virulence gene expression

2019 - 2020
Student Placement Scholarship 2019. Provides up to 8 weeks of paid laboratory experience for an undergraduate student.
Funder: Society of Applied Microbiology | Value: £2,500

Design a smart system for pathogens detection in bathing waters

2019 - 2024
Monitoring the quality of recreational waters such as beaches and rivers is becoming a global concern to protect human health (e.g. the EU Bathing Water Directive (BWD) in Europe). In Scotland, water ...
Funder: Data Lab | Value: £38,822