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The fungal threat to global food security

Journal Article
Avery, S. V., Singleton, I., Magan, N., & Goldman, G. H. (2019)
The fungal threat to global food security. Fungal Biology, 123(8), 555-557. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2019.03.006
Fungi threaten the security of food supply to human populations on several fronts. They destroy up to 30 % of crop products through disease and spoilage processes, while mycot...

Listeria monocytogenes isolates from ready to eat plant produce are diverse and have virulence potential.

Journal Article
Smith, A., Hearn, J., Taylor, C., Wheelhouse, N., Kaczmarek, M., Moorhouse, E., & Singleton, I. (2019)
Listeria monocytogenes isolates from ready to eat plant produce are diverse and have virulence potential. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 299, 23-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2019.03.013
Listeria monocytogenes is sporadically detected on a range of ready to eat fresh produce lines, such as spinach and rocket, and is a threat to public health. However, little i...

Microbes associated with fresh produce: sources, types and methods to reduce spoilage and contamination

Book Chapter
Kaczmarek, M., Avery, S. V., & Singleton, I. (2019)
Microbes associated with fresh produce: sources, types and methods to reduce spoilage and contamination. In G. M. Gadd, & S. Sariaslani (Eds.), Advances in Applied Microbiology. Vol 107, (29-82). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.aambs.2019.02.001
Global food security remains one of the most important challenges that needs to be addressed to ensure the increasing demand for food of the fast growing human population is s...

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...

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 ...

Evidence for rapid, tide-related shifts in the microbiome of the coral Coelastrea aspera

Journal Article
Sweet, M. J., Brown, B. E., Dunne, R. P., Singleton, I., & Bulling, M. (2017)
Evidence for rapid, tide-related shifts in the microbiome of the coral Coelastrea aspera. Coral Reefs, 36(3), 815-828. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-017-1572-y
Shifts in the microbiome of the intertidal coral Coelastrea aspera (formally known as Goniastrea aspera) from Phuket, Thailand were noted over the course of a four day period ...

Isolation of Indigenous Hydrocarbon Transforming Bacteria from Oil Contaminated Soils in Libya: Selection for Use as Potential Inocula for Soil Bioremediation

Journal Article
Hakima, A., & Ian, S. (2017)
Isolation of Indigenous Hydrocarbon Transforming Bacteria from Oil Contaminated Soils in Libya: Selection for Use as Potential Inocula for Soil Bioremediation. International journal of environmental bioremediation & biodegradation, 5(1), 8-17. https://doi.org/10.12691/ijebb-5-1-2
The Libyan oil industry has left a significant legacy of contamination and methods are required to remediate oil-contaminated soils in the area. In this work hydrocarbon utili...

Soil contamination with silver nanoparticles reduces Bishop pine growth and ectomycorrhizal diversity on pine roots.

Journal Article
Sweet, M. J., & Singleton, I. (2015)
Soil contamination with silver nanoparticles reduces Bishop pine growth and ectomycorrhizal diversity on pine roots. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 17, 448. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-015-3246-4
Soil contamination by silver nanoparticles (AgNP) is of potential environmental concern but little work has been carried out on the effect of such contamination on ectomycorrh...

Investigation of potential reasons for bacterial survival on ‘ready-to-eat’ leafy produce during exposure to gaseous ozone

Journal Article
Wani, S., Barnes, J., & Singleton, I. (2016)
Investigation of potential reasons for bacterial survival on ‘ready-to-eat’ leafy produce during exposure to gaseous ozone. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 111, 185-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2015.08.007
Fresh leafy produce, such as lettuce and coriander, are subject to post-harvest microbial contamination and decay. Because of increasing pesticide resistance and consumer pres...

Effect of Ozone Treatment on Inactivation of Escherichia coli and Listeria sp. on Spinach

Journal Article
Wani, S., Maker, J., Thompson, J., Barnes, J., & Singleton, I. (2015)
Effect of Ozone Treatment on Inactivation of Escherichia coli and Listeria sp. on Spinach. Agriculture, 5(2), 155-169. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture5020155
The efficacy of “gaseous” ozone in reducing numbers and re-growth of food-borne pathogens, (Escherichia coli and Listeria spp.), on leafy salads was investigated using spinach...
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As Good as (G)Old? Comparing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of Restored and Natural Mangrove Forests in the Wallacea Region

2018 - 2021
Mangrove forests are unique intertidal ecosystems connecting the land- and seascape. They provide habitat to terrestrial and marine species, sustain the livelihoods of millions of mostly poor people g...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £643,839

Rutherford fund Strategic Partner Grant

2018 - 2019
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...
Funder: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Value: £39,800

Food security for vulnerable populations: the fungal threat

2018 - 2018
This workshop proposal is to challenge and invigorate career-development of the next generation of UK and Brazil scientists, through a unified focus on combatting the fungal threat to global food secu...
Funder: British Council

TRANSFORM - Education reform project – Improving Research capability in the Sri Lankan Higher Education sector.

2018 - 2019
TRANSFORM - Education reform project – Improving Research capability in the Sri Lankan Higher Education sector.
Funder: British Council | Value: £75,000

Towards sustainable textiles – can fungi be used to produce useful textile materials?

2018 - 2018
The textile industry is based largely on the use of cotton, leather and oil derived polymers and these industries are resource intensive and not sustainable. For example, cotton production requires va...
Funder: Edinburgh Innovations Ltd | Value: £7,500

Electrolysed Water for Post-Harvest Washing (JadooJal)

2017 - 2019
assist the development of a novel electrolysed water based application to reduce spoilage and microbial contamination of a variety of fresh produce types of importance to Indian commerce.
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £231,163

Development of a UK-Brazil partnership to tackle fungal food spoilage and improve food security - FAPESP

2016 - 2018
Development of a UK-Brazil partnership to tackle fungal food spoilage and improve food security
Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

The ecology of Listeria in agricultural soils and farming systems

2016 - 2019
PhD studentship
Funder: G's Fresh Ltd | Value: £45,000