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Coyle, C. (2014). The Roles and Expression of Cationic Host Defence Peptides in Normal and Compromised Pregnancies. (Thesis)
Cationic Host Defense Peptides (CHDP), also known as antimicrobial peptides, are key components of the host innate immune response that have a wide range of direct microbicida...
Barlow, P. G. The Effects of Air Pollution Particles on Clearance Mechanisms Within the LUng. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1052591
The effects of inhaled aIr pollution particles on lung clearance mechanisms is an important factor in understanding how the mammalian lung deals with such pollutants and, as s...
Wojcik, G., Kydonaki, C., Willis, D. & Williams, B. (2017, March). An integrative review of factors influencing the use of antibiotic de-escalation in hospital setting. Poster presented at Edinburgh Antimicrobial Resistance Research Symposium, Edinburgh
No abstract available.
Horserace Betting Levy Board
Rhodococcus equi (Req) is responsible for severe respiratory disease of foals with a major economic impact on the equine industry, and can be endemic on stud farms. In foals under 6 months of age, thi...
ENU Development Trust
This project will be based in the Sport, Exercise and Health Research theme within the School of Applied Sciences, and is led by Dr. Mark Ross, Miss Karen Campbell and Professor Geraint Florida-James ...
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills - including Newton Fund
Rutherford Fellows, will work in project areas related to food safety (Pathogen detection, AMR etc) and food spoilage.
Rutherford Fund, are funded by BEIS and the scheme is being managed by Universit...
Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Senior Research Fellow
Associate Professor and Research Leader in Biomedical Sciences
Ledwoch, K., Dancer, S., Otter, J., Kerr, K., Roposte, D., Rushton, L., …Maillard, J. (2018). Beware Biofilm! Dry biofilms containing bacterial pathogens on multiple healthcare surfaces; a multicentre study. Journal of Hospital Infection, doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2018.06.028
Wet biofilms associated with medical devices have been widely studied and their link with healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) is well recognized. Little attent...
Flach, E. J., Dagleish, M. P., Feltrer, Y., Gill, I. S., Marschang, R. E., Masters, N., …Wheelhouse, N. M. (in press). Ferlavirus-related deaths in a collection of viperid snakes. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine,
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...
Casanova, V., Sousa, F. H., Stevens, C., & Barlow, P. G. (2018). Antiviral therapeutic approaches for human rhinovirus infections. Future Virology, doi:10.2217/fvl-2018-0016. ISSN 1746-0794
Human rhinoviruses (RV) are the primary etiological agent of the common cold. This infection can be mild and self-limiting in immunocompetent hosts, but can be associated wit...
Manoukian, S., Stewart, S., Dancer, S., Graves, N., Mason, H., McFarland, A., …Reilly, J. (2018). Estimating excess length of stay due to healthcare-associated infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis of statistical methodology. Journal of Hospital Infection, doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2018.06.003. ISSN 0195-6701
Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) affects millions of patients worldwide. HAI is associated with increased healthcare costs, owing primarily to increased hospit...
Macleod, M., Steele, R. J. C., O’Carroll, R. E., Wells, M., Campbell, A., Sugden, J. A., …Anderson, A. S. (2018). Feasibility study to assess the delivery of a lifestyle intervention (TreatWELL) for patients with colorectal cancer undergoing potentially curative treatment. BMJ Open, 8, doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021117. ISSN 2044-6055
Objectives To assess the feasibility of delivering and evaluating a lifestyle programme for patients with colorectal cancer undergoing potentially curative treatments.
Smith, J., Adams, C., King, M., Noakes, C., Robertson, C., & Dancer, S. (2018). Is there an association between airborne and surface microbes in the critical care environment?. Journal of Hospital Infection, doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2018.04.003. ISSN 0195-6701
There are few data and no accepted standards for air quality in the intensive care unit (ICU). Any relationship between airborne pathogens and hospital-acquired inf...
Reid, M., Whatley, V., Spooner, E., Nevill, A. M., Cooper, M., Ramsden, J. J., & Dancer, S. J. (2018). How Does a Photocatalytic Antimicrobial Coating Affect Environmental Bioburden in Hospitals?. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 39(4), (398-404). doi:10.1017/ice.2017.297. ISSN 0899-823X
BACKGROUND The healthcare environment is recognized as a source for healthcare-acquired infection. Because cleaning practices are often erratic and always intermittent, we hyp...
Boukelia, Z., Gomes, E. C., & Florida-James, G. D. (2017). Diurnal Variation in Physiological and Immune Responses to Endurance Sport in Highly Trained Runners in a Hot and Humid Environment. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2018, (1-9). doi:10.1155/2018/3402143. ISSN 1942-0900
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to investigate the physiological and immunological response of highly trained runners to an intense bout of exercise performed at two di...
Ross, M. D., Malone, E. M., Simpson, R., Cranston, I., Ingram, L., Wright, G. P., …Florida-James, G. D. (2017). Lower Resting and Exercise-Induced Circulating Angiogenic Progenitors and Angiogenic T-Cells in Older Men. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00592.2017. ISSN 0363-6135
Ageing is associated with a dysfunctional endothelial phenotype, as well as reduced angiogenic capabilities. Exercise exerts beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, p...
Parsonage, B., Hagglund, P. K., Keogh, L., Wheelhouse, N., Brown, R. E., & Dancer, S. J. (2017). Control of Antimicrobial Resistance Requires an Ethical Approach. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.02124
Ethical behavior encompasses actions that benefit both self and society. This means that tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) becomes an ethical obligation, because the pro...
Whiteley, D., Whittaker, A., Elliott, L., & Cunningham-Burley, S. (2017). Hepatitis C in a new therapeutic era: Recontextualising the lived experience. Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi:10.1111/jocn.14083. ISSN 0962-1067
Aims and Objectives
To explore the experience of adults living with hepatitis C in a new era of interferon-free treatment.
Hepatitis C is a leading cause of morbidi...
Chouliara, Z. (in press). Mirror, mirror on the wall...: Appearance Distress in Dermatology – An overlooked parameter?. Dermatological Nursing. 16(3)ISSN 1477-3368
No abstract available. Editorial.
Scottish Funding Council
Ranking novel immune-modulating therapeutics for progression to clinical development
Society for Reproduction and Fertility
SRF summer studentship
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the world, and is associated with miscarriage, pre-term birth and infertility. However, the understanding of the mechanisms t...
TRANSFORM - Education reform project – Improving Research capability in the Sri Lankan Higher Education sector.
Development of a UV-C hand-sanitiser unit
Crohn's in Childhood Research Association
An investigation of commonly used IBD drugs on autophagy pathway activity and potential therapeutic benefit for treatment of paediatric IBD
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
The project will measure circulating white blood cells and progenitor cells in response to an extreme exercise running bout/event/ We will also be quantifying upper respiratory tract symptoms.
Chief Scientists Office
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted infection in Scotland, and has significant long‐term consequences to reproductive health. Recent studies suggest that in addition to the g...
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
The main goal of this project is to understand the mechanisms responsible for the virulence of food-related yeasts on humans, and to provide tools and recommendations to prevent the release of yeasts ...
Society of Applied Microbiology
MinION sequencing of bacterial isolates
Students into Work Vacation Studentship 2015
We have identified the human cathelicidn LL-37 as having potent direct antiviral activity against human rhinovirus (HRV), together with the capacity to alter death pathways in HRV-infected cells, as a...
A new study from Imperial College London has been published in the journal Nature Chemistry investigating the anti-rhinovirus activity of a novel compound. The paper, entitled ’Fragment-derived inhib...
14 May 2018
In July 2017, Dr Peter Barlow was appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The journal, published by the Microbiology Society, covers the full breadth of Clinical Micr...
6 July 2017
219 Colinton Road
19 April 2017 - 20 April 2017