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Dr Edward Fox

Associate Professor

Department: Applied Sciences

Edward Fox Ed received a Newman Fellowship at University College Dublin’s Centre for Food Safety where his researched examined the role of microbial communities in influencing the colonisation of pathogenic bacteria in food processing environments.

Ed worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the Australian government’s national scientific research agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), where his research focused on molecular ecology of foodborne pathogens through food chains, microbial genomics, and novel biocontrol approaches for pathogen control.

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Room A320, Ellison Building,
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

Dr Fox's research interests span across food science and modern food production approaches, with a core focus on food microbiology. This includes understanding the ecology of bacterial pathogens through food supply chains, and strategies to control associated contamination and improve food safety.

Research areas include:

- Global ecology of foodborne pathogens through food chains and their impact on human public health and clinical instance of disease.

- Food safety, including molecular surveillance of pathogens in food processing environments, and control strategies to reduce the burden of bacterial contamination in food systems, such as cleaning and sanitising as well as novel biocontrol strategies.

- Genomics of foodborne pathogens, with a particular focus on stress resistance mechanisms.

- Antimicrobial resistance of foodborne bacteria, and the role of food production systems in the One Health paradigm.

- Microbial food quality, with a particular focus on dairy foods.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Draft genome sequence of Amycolatopsis camponoti RTGN1, a bacterial endophyte isolated from Alnus glutinosa root nodules, Thompson, R., Fox, E., Montero-Calasanz, M. 17 Jan 2024, In: Microbiology Resource Announcements
  • Draft genome sequence of Streptomyces poriferorum RTGN2, a bacterial endophyte isolated from Alnus glutinosa root nodules, Thompson, R., Fox, E., Montero-Calasanz, M. 15 Feb 2024, In: Microbiology Resource Announcements
  • Draft genome sequences of five Mycobacterium strains, isolated from Alnus glutinosa root nodules, Thompson, R., Fox, E., Montero-Calasanz, M. 15 Feb 2024, In: Microbiology Resource Announcements
  • Draft genome sequences of two Micromonospora strains isolated from the root nodules of Alnus glutinosa, Thompson, R., Fox, E., Montero-Calasanz, M. 12 Mar 2024, In: Microbiology Resource Announcements
  • Persistence of microbiological hazards in food and feed production and processing environments, Koutsoumanis, K., Allende, A., Bolton, D., Bover‐Cid, S., Chemaly, M., De Cesare, A., Herman, L., Hilbert, F., Lindqvist, R., Nauta, M., Nonno, R., Peixe, L., Ru, G., Simmons, M., Skandamis, P., Suffredini, E., Fox, E., Gosling, R., Gil, B., Møretrø, T., Stessl, B., Da Silva Felício, M., Messens, W., Simon, A., Alvarez‐Ordóñez, A. Jan 2024, In: EFSA Journal
  • A label-free fiber ring laser biosensor for ultrahigh sensitivity detection of Salmonella Typhimurium, Qiu, S., Liu, B., Leng, Y., Fox, E., Zhou, X., Yan, B., Sang, X., Long, K., Fu, Y., He, X., Yuan, J., Farrell, G., Wu, Q. 15 Aug 2023, In: Biosensors and Bioelectronics
  • Dissemination of carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae and associated resistance determinants through global food systems, Harding-Crooks, R., Smith, D., Fanning, S., Fox, E. 1 Jul 2023, In: Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety
  • Genome characteristics of the optrA-positive Clostridium perfringens strain QHY-2 carrying a novel plasmid type, Wu, K., Li, Z., Fang, M., Yuan, Y., Fox, E., Liu, Y., Li, R., Bai, L., Zhang, W., Zhang, W., Yang, Q., Chang, L., Li, P., Wang, X., Wang, J., Yang, Z. 31 Aug 2023, In: mSystems
  • Clostridium perfringens associated with dairy farm systems show diverse genotypes, Santos, R., Abdel-Nour, J., McAuley, C., Moore, S., Fegan, N., Fox, E. 2 Dec 2022, In: International Journal of Food Microbiology
  • Characterisation of Listeria monocytogenes food-associated isolates to assess environmental fitness and virulence potential, Gray, J., Chandry, P., Kaur, M., Kocharunchitt, C., Bowman, J., Fox, E. 16 Jul 2021, In: International Journal of Food Microbiology

Richard Harding-Crooks Enterobacteriaceae and Aeromonas species in retail foods: genotypes associated with antimicrobial resistance Start Date: 01/10/2019


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