• 1055 Citations
  • 17 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, University of Sydney

Mar 1999Mar 2005

Higher Education, Graduate Certificate, University of Sydney

Feb 2001Dec 2001

Microbiology, Bachelor of Life Science, Fudan University

Sep 1986Jul 1990

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Projects 2017 2017

Research Outputs 2002 2019

  • 1055 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
  • 48 Article
  • 3 Comment/opinion
  • 2 Review article

Biofilm contamination of high-touched surfaces in intensive care units: epidemiology and potential impacts

Costa, D. M., Johani, K., Melo, D. S., Lopes, L. K. O., Lopes Lima, L. K. O., Tipple, A. F. V., Hu, H. & Vickery, K., 1 Apr 2019, In : Letters in Applied Microbiology. 68, 4, p. 269-276 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Biofilms
Intensive Care Units
Epidemiology
Microbiota
Bacteria

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., Sep 2019, In : Journal of Hospital Infection. 103, 1, p. e53-e60 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Biofilms
Surgical Instruments
Soil
Steam
Electron Scanning Microscopy

Difficulty in removing biofilm from dry surfaces

Parvin, F., Hu, H., Whiteley, G. S., Glasbey, T. & Vickery, K., 4 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Hospital Infection.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Biofilms
Bacteria
Infection Control
Staphylococcus aureus

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., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Hospital Infection. 103, 1, p. e33-e41 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Disinfectants
Biofilms
Soil
Chlorine
Detergents

Tracing upconversion nanoparticle penetration in human skin

Khabir, Z., Guller, A. E., Rozova, V. S., Liang, L., Lai, Y-J., Goldys, E. M., Hu, H., Vickery, K. & Zvyagin, A. V., 5 Sep 2019, In : Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. 184, p. 1-11 11 p., 110480.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

tracing
Nanoparticles
Skin
penetration
nanoparticles