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Isolation and characterization of chitin-degrading micro-organisms from the faeces of Goeldi's monkey,Callimico goeldii

Journal Article
Macdonald, C., Barden, S., & Foley, S. (2014)
Isolation and characterization of chitin-degrading micro-organisms from the faeces of Goeldi's monkey,Callimico goeldii. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 116(1), 52-59. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.12338
Aims The objective of this study was the isolation and characterization of chitin-degrading micro-organisms from the faeces of the insectivorous Goeldi's monkey, Callimico goe...

Isolation and characterization of soilborne virulent bacteriophages infecting the pathogen Rhodococcus equi

Journal Article
Salifu, S., Casey, S. C., & Foley, S. (2013)
Isolation and characterization of soilborne virulent bacteriophages infecting the pathogen Rhodococcus equi. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 114(6), 1625-1633. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.12194
Aims To isolate and characterize a diversity of bacteriophages (phages) that infect the soilborne pathogen Rhodococcus equi. Methods and Results Twenty-seven phages were isola...

Genome and proteome analysis of phage E3 infecting the soil-borne actinomyceteRhodococcus equi: Rhodococcusbacteriophage E3

Journal Article
Salifu, S. P., Vázquez-Boland, J. A., Salifu, S. P., Valero-Rello, A., Campbell, S. A., Inglis, N. F., …Vázquez-Boland, J. A. (2013)
Genome and proteome analysis of phage E3 infecting the soil-borne actinomyceteRhodococcus equi: Rhodococcusbacteriophage E3. Environmental microbiology reports, 5(1), 170-178. https://doi.org/10.1111/1758-2229.12028
We report on the characterization and genomic analysis of bacteriophage E3 isolated from soil and propagating in Rhodococcus equi strains. Phage E3 has a circular genome of 14...

Starvation/stationary-phase survival of Rhodococcus erythropolis SQ1: a physiological and genetic analysis.

Journal Article
Fanget, N. V. J., & Foley, S. (2011)
Starvation/stationary-phase survival of Rhodococcus erythropolis SQ1: a physiological and genetic analysis. Archives of Microbiology, 193, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00203-010-0638-9
The adaptation of Rhodocccus erythropolis SQ1 to energy and carbon starvation was investigated in terms of both the capacity to survive starvation and the contribution of a nu...

Characterisation of glutamine fructose-6-phosphate amidotransferase (EC 2.6.1.16) and N-acetylglucosamine metabolism in Bifidobacterium

Journal Article
Aïssi, E., Foley, S., Stolarczyk, E., Mouni, F., Brassart, C., Vidal, O., …Krzewinski, F. (2008)
Characterisation of glutamine fructose-6-phosphate amidotransferase (EC 2.6.1.16) and N-acetylglucosamine metabolism in Bifidobacterium. Archives of Microbiology, 189(2), 157-167. doi:10.1007/s00203-007-0307-9
Bifidobacterium bifidum, in contrast to other bifido-bacterial species, is auxotrophic for N-acetylglucosamine. Growth experiments revealed assimilation of radiolabelled N-ace...

DNA-Binding Activity of the Streptococcus thermophilus Phage Sfi21 Repressor

Journal Article
Bruttin, A., Foley, S., & Brüssow, H. (2002)
DNA-Binding Activity of the Streptococcus thermophilus Phage Sfi21 Repressor. Virology, 303(1), 100-109. doi:10.1006/viro.2002.1574
The cloned Streptococcus thermophilus phage Sfi21 repressor open reading frame (orf) 127 gp protects a cell against superinfection with the homologous temperate, but not again...

Lactobacillus helveticus ATCC15009 as a host for native and conjugative plasmid DNA.

Book
Thompson, K., Collins, M. A., & Foley, S. (2002)
Lactobacillus helveticus ATCC15009 as a host for native and conjugative plasmid DNA. In S. G. Pandalai (Ed.), Recent Research Developments in Plasmid Biology, 55-74. Research Signpost/Transworld Research Network
The plasmid complement of Lactobacillus helveticus ATCC15009 (plasmids pLH1, pLH2 and pLH3) has been sequenced and is being analysed for functional properties. Sequences used ...

Transcription Mapping as a Tool in Phage Genomics: The Case of the Temperate Streptococcus thermophilus Phage Sfi21

Journal Article
Ventura, M., Foley, S., Bruttin, A., Chennoufi, S. C., Canchaya, C., & Brüssow, H. (2002)
Transcription Mapping as a Tool in Phage Genomics: The Case of the Temperate Streptococcus thermophilus Phage Sfi21. Virology, 296(1), 62-76. doi:10.1006/viro.2001.1331
For the lytic growth cycle of the temperate cos-site Streptococcus thermophilus phage Sfi21 a transcription map was developed on the basis of systematic Northern blot hybridiz...

Genomics, molecular genetics and the food industry

Journal Article
Pridmore, R., Crouzillat, D., Walker, C., Foley, S., Zink, R., Zwahlen, M., …Mollet, B. (2000)
Genomics, molecular genetics and the food industry. Journal of Biotechnology, 78(3), 251-258. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0168-1656%2800%2900202-9
The production of foods for an increasingly informed and selective consumer requires the coordinated activities of the various branches of the food chain in order to provide c...

Widespread distribution of a group I Intron and Its three deletion derivatives in the Lysin Gene of Streptococcus thermophilus Bacteriophages.

Journal Article
Foley, S., Bruttin, A. & Brüssow, H. (1999)
Widespread distribution of a group I Intron and Its three deletion derivatives in the Lysin Gene of Streptococcus thermophilus Bacteriophages. Journal of Virology. 74, 611-618. doi:10.1128/JVI.74.2.611-618.2000. ISSN 0022-538X
Of 62 Streptococcus thermophilus bacteriophages isolated from various ecological settings, half contain a lysin gene interrupted by a group IA2 intron. Phage mRNA splicing was...
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Bacteriophage endolysins and novel lipid-degrading proteins as a treatment for Rhodococcus equi infections in foals

2018 - 2019
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...
Funder: Horserace Betting Levy Board | Value: £10,832

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

Measuring activity of lytic proteins from bacteriophage infecting R. equi as a possible antimicrobial tool

2017 - 2017
SFAM students and graduates into work grant
Funder: Society of Applied Microbiology | Value: £2,500

Artisan Cheese making

2016 - 2016
The project objectives and scope are (i) to establish a knowledge base of current practice in starter culture use and possible bacteriophage-related issues in the artisanal cheese-making sector in Sco...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £9,678

SFAM Student into Work Grant

2012 - 2014
Characterisation of bacteriophage E3 endolysin as antimicrobial against R. equi infections
Funder: Society of Applied Microbiology | Value: £2,300

Subject Expert European Commission

2009 - 2013
Funder: European Commission | Value: £5,293

PCR technology for microbial food safety testing

2009 - 2010
Value: £30,700

Vacation Studentships 2004

2004 - 2005
Vacation Studentships 2004
Value: £1,680
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