• 817 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
20022019
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Biography

I was awarded my PhD degree in 2005 in Molecular Microbiology at The University of Sydney. Since 2011, I have been working as a Research Fellow in Surgical Infection Research Group in Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University. Together with A/Prof. Vickery and Prof. Deva, I have worked on various bacterial biofilm related projects, including: microbiome of bacterial biofilms in medical implants and devices: breast implants, dental implants, orthopaedic implants and endoscope tubes; microbiome of biofilms in the healthcare environment, chronic wounds and cystic fibrosis lung.


During my research career, I have achieved over 50 refereed publications and built up a strong background in bacterial biofilm research fields, with expertise in both bacterial biofilm and molecular microbiology study. My technique expertise includes molecular quantification, identification and genotyping of bacteria, quantitative real-time PCR, fluorescent in situ hybridisation, next generation sequencing data analysis to study microbiome (bacterial community) associated with medical implants, medical devices, surgical equipment, hospital environment, chronic wounds and cystic fibrosis lung.

Education/Academic qualification

Molecular Microbiology, PhD, Sydney University

Mar 1999Mar 2005

Higher Education, Graduate Certificate, Sydney University

Feb 2001Dec 2001

Microbiology, Bachelor of Life Science, Fudan University

Sep 1986Jul 1990

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Projects 2017 2017

Research Output 2002 2019

  • 817 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
  • 44 Article
  • 2 Comment/opinion
  • 1 Review article

Transmission of Staphylococcus aureus from dry surface biofilm (DSB) via different types of gloves

Tahir, S., Chowdhury, D., Legge, M., Hu, H., Whiteley, G., Glasbey, T., Deva, A. K. & Vickery, K., Jan 2019, In : Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 40, 1, p. 60-64 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Biofilms
Staphylococcus aureus
Bacteria
Touch
Surgical Gloves

Characterization of microbial community composition, antimicrobial resistance and biofilm on intensive care surfaces

Johani, K., Abualsaud, D., Costa, D. M., Hu, H., Whiteley, G., Deva, A. & Vickery, K., 1 May 2018, In : Journal of Infection and Public Health. 11, 3, p. 418-424 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Critical Care
Biofilms
Agar
Bacterial Load
Multiple Drug Resistance

Complex design of surgical instruments as barrier for cleaning effectiveness, favouring biofilm formation

Lopes, L. K. O., Costa, D. M., Tipple, A. F. V., Watanabe, E., Castillo, R. B., Hu, H., Deva, A. K. & Vickery, K., 2 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Hospital Infection.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Biofilms
Surgical Instruments
Soil
Steam
Electron Scanning Microscopy

Determination of bacterial species present in biofilm contaminating the channels of clinical endoscopes

Johani, K., Hu, H., Santos, L., Schiller, S., Deva, A. K., Whiteley, G., Almatroudi, A. & Vickery, K., Dec 2018, In : Infection, Disease and Health. 23, 4, p. 189-196 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Endoscopes
Biofilms
Gastroscopes
Colonoscopes
Bacteria

Effect of disinfectant formulation and organic soil on the efficacy of oxidizing disinfectants against biofilms

Chowdhury, D., Rahman, A., Hu, H., Jensen, S. O., Deva, A. K. & Vickery, K., 26 Oct 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Hospital Infection.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Disinfectants
Biofilms
Soil
Chlorine
Detergents