Sergio Ardu

Joshua Macleod
PhD Student
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My role at the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre

I joined the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre research team in January 2022, to undertake a PhD investigating Listeria monocytogenes in the food manufacturing industry, exploring biocide tolerances using novel molecular techniques. 

Prior to joining the team, I worked as part of a UKAS accredited testing laboratory whilst completing my MSc by research in Molecular Microbiology.

Supervisory Team

  • Dr James Blaxland – Lecturer in Microbiology (Academic Supervisor)
  • Dr Mike Beeton – Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology (Academic Supervisor)

Previous Experience  

  • De Montfort University (2016-2022)
  • Microbiology Lab Technician, Alliance Technical Laboratories (2021)

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • MSc, Molecular Microbiology, De Montfort University (2019-2022)
  • BSc, Biomedical Science (Hons), De Montfort University (2016-2019)

Journals and Publications

  • Harsent, R., Macleod, J., Rowlands, R.S., Smith P.M., Rushmere, N. and Blaxland, J. (2022) The Identification of Multidrug-Resistant Microorganisms including Bergeyella zoohelcum Acquired from the Skin/Prosthetic Interface of Amputees and Their Susceptibility to Medihoney™ and Garlic Extract (Allicin) Microorganisms, 10(2):299