Dr Linda Stewart research focuses on the following;
(i) Development of rapid diagnostics for the detection of bacterial pathogens.Involves:biomarker discovery; binder generation, including polyclonal, monoclonal and recombinant antibodies, and peptide binders; binder characterisation and epitope mapping. Bacterial targets include Mycobacterium bovis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Escherichia coli Bacteroides fragilis. Detection platforms include lateral flow, biosensors, latex agglutination, ELISA, microfluidics, raman spectroscopy
(ii) The microbiome: specifically, Bacteroides fragilis and its role in health and disease.
(iii) Antimicrobial resistance and the discovery of novel antimicrobialsFind out more
Open to PhD applications from those with at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in the biological/veterinary/medical sciences and interested in infectious disease, parasitology, functional genomics and the exploitation and development of new ‘omics’ technologies for drug discovery/disease control.
Name: Brendan Gilbride
Name: Quan Wang
Name: Matthew Ellis
Name: Bhavya Mudgal
Dr Lorna O’Brien
Novel Detection Methods for Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis: development, optimisation and field validation. Currently working as a post-doctoral researcher with the School of Veterinary Medicine in University College Dublin on a project entitled ' Investigation of respiratory disease on Irish pig farms, associated risk factors, and the relationship with performance, welfare and antimicrobial use'
Immunological methods for the Identification and Detection of Mycobacterium bovis Infection. Currently a PhD student in Dublin Dental University Hospital (TCD), under the supervision of Dr Derek Sullivan and Dr Gary Moran on a project using CRISPR to knock out genes in Candida albicans.
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