Dr Linda Stewart
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.
Phd Title: Development and evaluation a paper-based microfluidic device to detect and differentiate Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Name: Brendan Gilbride
Phd Title: Evaluation of natural products as alternative antimicrobial agents
Name: Quan Wang
Phd Title: Development of a Raman Spectrometric based Rapid Diagnostic Assay for the detection and differentiation of Tuberculosis
Name: Matthew Ellis
Phd Title: Production of phage display derived peptide binders specific for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex organisms
Name: Bhavya Mudgal
Alumni: where are they now?
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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