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A global multinational survey of cefotaxime-resistant coliforms in urban wastewater treatment plants

Journal Article
Marano, R. B., Fernandes, T., Manaia, C. M., Nunes, O., Morrison, D., Berendonk, T. U., …Cytryn, E. (2020)
A global multinational survey of cefotaxime-resistant coliforms in urban wastewater treatment plants. Environment International, 144, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.106035
The World Health Organization Global Action Plan recommends integrated surveillance programs as crucial strategies for monitoring antibiotic resistance. Although several natio...

Identifying contemporary and historic sources of soil polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans in an industrial urban setting

Journal Article
Vizard, C. G., Rimmer, D. L., Pless-Mulloli, T., Singleton, I., & Air, V. S. (2006)
Identifying contemporary and historic sources of soil polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans in an industrial urban setting. Science of the Total Environment, 370(1), 61-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2006.06.006
A study of soil polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/F) concentrations was undertaken in the vicinity of a municipal solid waste incinerat...

Metal cation uptake by yeast: a review

Journal Article
Blackwell, K. J., Singleton, I., & Tobin, J. M. (1995)
Metal cation uptake by yeast: a review. Applied microbiology and biotechnology, 43(4), 579-584. https://doi.org/10.1007/s002530050454
This review addresses metal uptake specifically by yeast. Metal uptake may be passive, active or both, depending on the viability of the biomass, and is influenced by a number...

Considerations on the use of commercially available yeast biomass for the treatment of metal-containing effluents

Journal Article
Simmons, P., Tobin, J. M., & Singleton, I. (1995)
Considerations on the use of commercially available yeast biomass for the treatment of metal-containing effluents. Journal of industrial microbiology, 14(3-4), 240-246. doi:10.1007/bf01569934
Three strains ofSaccharomyces cerevisiae and one strain of aCandida sp. obtained from different industrial sources were screened for uptake of silver and copper. Considerable ...

Microbial metabolism of xenobiotics: Fundamental and applied research

Journal Article
Singleton, I. (1994)
Microbial metabolism of xenobiotics: Fundamental and applied research. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 59(1), 9-23. doi:10.1002/jctb.280590104
The ability of microorganisms to metabolise xenobiotic compounds has received much attention due to the environmental persistence and toxicity of these chemicals. The microbia...

Estimating excess length of stay due to healthcare-associated infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis of statistical methodology

Journal Article
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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.06.003
Background Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) affects millions of patients worldwide. HAI is associated with increased healthcare costs, owing primarily to increased hospit...

Sources and survival of Listeria monocytogenes on fresh, leafy produce

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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...

The legacy of historic land-use in allotment gardens in industrial urban settings: Walker Road allotment in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Journal Article
Pless-Mulloli, T., Air, V., Vizard, C., Singleton, I., Rimmer, D., & Hartley, P. (2004)
The legacy of historic land-use in allotment gardens in industrial urban settings: Walker Road allotment in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Land contamination & reclamation, 12(3), 239-251. https://doi.org/10.2462/09670513.638
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Effects of long-term contamination of DDT on soil microflora with special reference to soil algae and algal transformation of DDT

Journal Article
Megharaj, M., Kantachote, D., Singleton, I., & Naidu, R. (2000)
Effects of long-term contamination of DDT on soil microflora with special reference to soil algae and algal transformation of DDT. Environmental Pollution, 109(1), 35-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0269-7491%2899%2900231-6
DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane) and its principle metabolites, DDE (1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene) and DDD (1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophe...

Influence of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contamination on Microalgae and Microbial Activities in a Long-Term Contaminated Soil

Journal Article
Megharaj, M., Singleton, I., McClure, N. C., & Naidu, R. (2000)
Influence of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contamination on Microalgae and Microbial Activities in a Long-Term Contaminated Soil. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 38(4), 439-445. https://doi.org/10.1007/s002449910058
Petroleum hydrocarbons are widespread environmental pollutants. Although biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons has been the subject of numerous investigations, information ...
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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

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

Novel insights, tools and measures to mitigate emerging risks by yeasts in the food chain

2017 - 2018
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 ...
Funder: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas | Value: £8,646

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

Part 2 Novel insights, tools and measures to mitigate emerging risks by yeasts in the food chain II

2018 - 2020
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 yeast strains that pose ...
Funder: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas | Value: £6,390

UK-India AMR Partnership Workshop

2019 - 2019
joint UK-India AMR in the environment from antimicrobial manufacturing waste - partnership workshop.
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £2,500

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

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