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Researcher: Sanderson, K (Dr Kevin Sanderson)

Fields of Research

Medical bacteriology
Microbial ecology
Bacteriology
Respiratory diseases
Microbiology
Analytical biochemistry
Medical biotechnology
Phylogeny and comparative analysis
Infectious agents
Animal protection (incl. pests and pathogens)
Medical infection agents (incl. prions)
Human resources management
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Theory and design of materials
Cellular immunology
Tree improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Food packaging, preservation and processing
Health services and systems
Pharmaceutical sciences
Biochemistry and cell biology
Manufacturing safety and quality
Dermatology
Medical microbiology
Gene expression (incl. microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Environmentally sustainable engineering
Horticultural crop improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Soil chemistry and soil carbon sequestration (excl. carbon sequestration science)
Medicinal and biomolecular chemistry

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Other health
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Food safety
Other environmental management
Dairy cattle
Beef cattle
Management
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health system performance
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Human pharmaceutical products
Softwood plantations
Health related to ageing
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Women's and maternal health
Industrial chemicals and related products
Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
Non-cereal crops (non-cereal crops for hay/silage/green feed)
Environmentally sustainable animal production

Career Best Publications

Aeromonas spp. possess at least two distinct type IV pilus families; Microbial Pathogenesis
Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a cause of infectious diarrhoea; Epidemiology and Infection
Characterisation of a type IV pilus produced by Aeromonas caviae; Journal of Medical Microbiology
Characterization of a type IV bundle-forming pilus (SFP) from a gastroenteritis-associated strain of Aeromonas veronii biovar sobria; Microbial Pathogenesis
Functional characterization of type IV pili expressed on diarrhea-associated isolates of Aeromonas species; Infection and Immunity
Genetic techniques: PCR, NASBA, hybridisation and microarrays; Detecting Pathogens in Food
Novel Psychrobacter species from Antarctic ornithogenic soils; International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology

Research Publications

Aeromonas veronii biotype sobria : adhesion and surface structures; 5th International Aeromonas - Plesiomonas Symposium
Aeromonas cell line adhesion, surface structures and in vivo models of intestinal colonization
Aeromonas spp. possess at least two distinct type IV pilus families; Microbial Pathogenesis
Aeromonas: Recognising the enemy; Today's Life Science
Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a cause of infectious diarrhoea; Epidemiology and Infection
A new direction in the search for novel pharmaceuticals; 11th International Symposium for the Biology of Actinomycetes,
An unusual pattern of bacterial attrition noted when highly concentrated inocula of E. coli O111:H- are introduced into Nutrient Broth (NB); Vero Toxigenic Ecoli Conference 2003
Assessing Australian biodiversity for pharmaceutical purposes-towards an improved detection of actinomycetes.; 10th International Symposium for Biology of Actinomycetes
Bacterial cyanogenesis occurs in the cystic fibrosis lung; European Respiratory Journal
Bacterial Production of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Marine Food Webs - A New Challenge for Microbial Ecology; Microbiology Australia, The Millennium for Microbiology
Biofilm dispersal and exacerbations of cystic fibrosis lung disease; Pediatric Pulmonology
Bioprospecting and biotechnology in Antarctica; The Antarctic: Past, Present and Future
Biosignificance of bacterial cyanogenesis in the CF lung; Journal of Cystic Fibrosis
Characterisation of a type IV pilus produced by Aeromonas caviae; Journal of Medical Microbiology
Characterization of a type IV bundle-forming pilus (SFP) from a gastroenteritis-associated strain of Aeromonas veronii biovar sobria; Microbial Pathogenesis
Colonization of streptomycin-treated mice by Aeromonas species; Journal of Diarrhoeal Disease Research
Cystic fibrosis sputum contains high concentrations of cyanide; Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting
Developing models for Aeromonas intestinal colonization; 5th International Aeromonas-Plesiomonas Symposium
Developments with Antarctic microorganisms: culture collections, bioactivity screening, taxonomy, PUFA production and cold-adapted enzymes; Current Opinions in Biotechnology
Dues south in the search for novel pharmeceuticals; Microbiology Australia
Functional characterization of type IV pili expressed on diarrhea-associated isolates of Aeromonas species; Infection and Immunity
Genetic analysis of an Aeromonas type IV pilin gene; Australian Society for Microbiology
Genetic techniques: PCR, NASBA, hybridisation and microarrays; Detecting Pathogens in Food
Iron and antibiotic sensitivity of clinical Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from CF patients. (The effect of iron concentration on the MICs of ceftazidime, meropenem, and ciprofloxacin for Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from CF patients.); 6th Australian and New Zealand Cystic Fibrosis conference
Iron binding compounds impair Pseudomonas aeruginosa growth and biofilm formation, especially under anaerobic conditions; American Society for Microbiology Conference, Biofilms 2007
Iron chelation directed against biofilms as an adjunct to conventional antibiotics; American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Iron chelation inhibits Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation; 2006 Annual Scientific Meetings of the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand & the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science
Iron influences Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm growth; 6th Australian and New Zealand Cystic Fibrosis conference
Iron limitation increases antibiotic sensitivity of P. aeruginosa from CF patients; 2006 Annual Scientific Meetings of the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand & the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science
Iron-binding compounds impair Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation, especially under anaerobic conditions; Journal of Medical Microbiology
Isolation and Characterisation of Fungi from the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica; Microbiology Australia, The Millennium for Microbiology
Isolation of a Novel Couchioplanes from Antarctic Soils; 11th International Symposium for the Biology of Actinomycetes,
Novel Psychrobacter species from Antarctic ornithogenic soils; International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology
Persistent Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection in cystic fibrosis: new insights from the Tasmanian population, Australia; 10th International Congress on Pseudomonas
Plasmids and Aeromonas virulence; Australian Society for Microbiology
Plasmids and Aeromonas virulence; FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology
Prevalence of exoY and exoS genes in clinical and environmental isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Australian Society for Microbiology National Scientific Meeting
Purification and characterisation of type IV pili intestinal colonization factors from diarrhoea-associated Aeromonas species; Australian Society for Microbiology
Re-evaluation of Aeromonas caviae as a gastrointestinal pathogen; Australian Society for Microbiology
Reducing iron availability is a potential strategy for combating bacterial infection in the cystic fibrosis lung; Asian Pacific Society of Respirology Congress
Strategies for Identifying New Antimicrobial Targets; Microbiology Australia
The Nomenclature, Structure, and Properties of Food Lipids; Chemical and Functional Properties of Food Lipids
The use of iron chelators to target Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Annual Scientific Meeting for the Australian Society for Microbiology
Type IV pilus adhesins and Aeromonas pathogenesis; Australian Society for Microbiology
Workplace mental health promotion research: A literature review; 1st Asia Pacific Congress on Workplace and Organisational Psychology

Research Projects

Adhesion of energetic pathogens to poultry tissues; Chicken and Meat Research and Development Corporation (CMRDC)
Cold Adaption and Functionally of the Antarctic Coastal Benthic Zones; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Conversion of Branched-Chain Amino Acids to Fatty Acids: Understanding the Mechanism of Cold Tolerance in Foodborne Bacilli for Future Antimicrobials; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Developing Therapies for Treating Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Genetics of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Prokaryotes; Australian Research Council (ARC)
ICL670 pilot study Pseudomonas auriginosa in Cystic Fibrosis; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd (NPA)
Neutrophil function in patients with cystic fibrosis; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Safeguarding The Young and Elderly - Design of an Anti-Listeria Biocide for Food Processing Environments; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Acquisition of New Strains of Non-Typeable Haemophilus Influenzae Is The Leading Cause of Acute Exacerbations in Tasmanian COPD Patients; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)

Research Candidate Supervision

Biodiscovery and Biodiversity of Antarctic Bacteria
Microbial Diversity in Tasmanian Caves
Microbial ecology of foods
The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Acid Stress Responses in Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli 0111-H-