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Rob Kingsley

Microevolution key to Salmonella’s success

Research led by Dr Rob Kingsley from the Institute of Food Research has shown how Salmonella rapidly “microevolves” during an epidemic. It highlights how whole genome sequencing is important in tracking pathogenic bacteria.      Salmonella are one of the most common causes of bacterial disease in humans and animals. Part of their success comes from their […]

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Climate change and food safety – a complex and important issue

Changes in our planet’s climate are likely to have a number of implications for human health and welfare, including the safety of our food. Date 8 December 2015 The possible implications of climate change on availability and access to food (food sustainability) has been widely researched and debated. Climate change is generally seen as having […]

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Would you like food poisoning with that?

Dr Arnoud van Vliet from the Food Safety Centre, gave a Public Lecture last month entitled “Would you like food poisoning with that?”. His talk covered the bacteria that cause food poisoning, why they are so good at making us ill, and why the problems are increasing. Arnoud explains the latest scientific breakthroughs to help battle the […]

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Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) image of Salmonella (Image: Kathryn Cross, IFR)

Synchronising Salmonella’s infection strategy

Research on improving food safety is an integral part of the GHFS Programme, a strategic programme funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) is a major pathogen of animals and man in both industrial and developing nations. Part of what makes this pathogen so successful is its […]

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Focus on Salmonella

Many people will be familiar with Salmonella from the risk to food safety associated with eating eggs drawn to the attention of the public by the then Health minister Edwina Curry in the 1980’s Salmonella causes a food borne bacterial infection normally associated with gastroenteritis, diarrhoea and vomiting. However, some types of salmonella are also […]

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