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Researcher: Latham, R (Mr Roger Latham)

Fields of Research

Medical bacteriology
Clinical microbiology
Respiratory diseases
Microbial genetics
Behavioural neuroscience
Cellular immunology
Plant pathology
Curriculum and pedagogy
Medical infection agents (incl. prions)
Infectious diseases
Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Health promotion
Medical parasitology

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Food safety
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Other education and training
Human pharmaceutical treatments
Horticultural crops
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Health education and promotion

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Haem at the interface between pathogenic and commensal bacterial species in the human respiratory tract; 2018 ComBio
Pseudomonas aeruginosa uses multiple pathways to acquire iron during chronic infection in cystic fibrosis lungs; Infection and Immunity
A heme-binding protein produced by Haemophilus haemolyticus inhibits non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae; Molecular Microbiology
A portrait of connection through consultation: Tasmanian senior secondary sport and recreation management students - cross-sectoral partners and the role of authentic and meaningful pedagogy to impact a small island scommunity; International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education
An antagonist of the platelet-activating factor receptor inhibits adherence of both nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae to cultured human bronchial epithelial cells exposed to cigarette smoke; International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
An isolate of Haemophilus haemolyticus produces a bacteriocin-like substance that inhibits the growth of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae; International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Defining environmentally persistent Listeria monocytogenes strains; ISME
Defining persistent Listeria monocytogenes strains; ASM
Exploiting the struggle for haem: A new respiratory probiotic candidate?; Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting
Filtration of crushed tablet suspensions has potential to reduce infection incidence in people who inject drugs; Drug and Alcohol Review
Gene expression analysis demonstrates that intravenous antibiotic treatment of a chronic lung infection results in reduced bacterial load but increased virulence of surviving bacteria; National Meeting of the Australian Society of Microbiology
Gene expression analysis of bacterial populations in patient sputum samples during intravenous antibiotic therapy; National Meeting of the Australian Society of Microbiology
Genetic variability of Phoma ligulicola in Tasmania, Australia; Phytopathology
Identifying Haemophilus haemolyticus and Haemophilus influenzae by SYBR Green real-time PCR; Journal of Microbiological Methods
In vitro anti-NTHi activity of haemophilin-producing strains of Haemophilus haemolyticus; Pathogens
Microbiology and immune modulation during intravenous antibiotic therapy for pulmonary exacerbations of CF; National Meeting of the Australian Society of Microbiology
Molecular analysis of changes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa load during treatment of a pulmonary exacerbation in cystic fibrosis; Journal of Cystic Fibrosis
Molecular detection of Haemophilus influenzae in COPD sputum is superior to conventional culturing methods; British Journal of Biomedical Science
Monitoring Pseudomonas aeruginosa concentration and virulence gene expression in cystic fibrosis sputum during treatment for exacerbations; Proceedings of the National Meeting of the Australian Society of Microbiology
MudPIT analysis of alkaline tolerance by Listeria monocytogenes strains recovered as persistent food factory contaminants; Food Microbiology
MudPIT analysis of alkaline tolerance by Listeria monocytogenes strains recovered as persistent food factory contaminants; AIFST Food Science Summer School
Platelet-activating factor receptor (PAFr) is upregulated in small airways and alveoli of smokers and COPD patients; Respirology
Role of Pseudomonas in pulmonary exacerbations of CF; Proceedings of the ANZCF Nurses Conference
The Impacts of Iron Laden Particulate Matter on NTHi Growth; Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting 2017
The main rhinovirus respiratory tract adhesion site (ICAM-1) is upregulated in smokers and patients with chronic airflow limitation (CAL); Respiratory research
Toll-like receptor signaling is functional in immune cells of the endangered Tasmanian devil; Developmental and Comparative Immunology

Research Projects

An Amoeba Co-culture Assay Alternative to Mammalian Models of Bacterial Virulence Testing; The MAWA Trust (MAWA)
Building and measuring the quality of fine Australian sparkling wines, through identification of the impact compounds responsible for autolytic character in sparkling wine, and novel winemaking tech; Wine Australia (WineAust)
Evaluation of an antibiotic-producing bacterial strain to prevent ear infections; Wesfarmers Limited (WCVID)
Is Haemophilus haemolyticus a pathogen?; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)

Research Candidate Supervision