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An in vitro collagen perfusion wound biofilm model; with applications for antimicrobial studies and microbial metabolomics (2019)
Journal Article
Slade, E. A., Thorn, R. M. S., Young, A., & Reynolds, D. M. (2019). An in vitro collagen perfusion wound biofilm model; with applications for antimicrobial studies and microbial metabolomics. BMC Microbiology, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12866-019-1682-5

Background The majority of in vitro studies of medically relevant biofilms involve the development of biofilm on an inanimate solid surface. However, infection in vivo consists of biofilm growth on, or suspended within, the semi-solid matrix of the... Read More about An in vitro collagen perfusion wound biofilm model; with applications for antimicrobial studies and microbial metabolomics.

Resistance to echinocandin antifungal agents in the United Kingdom in clinical isolates of Candida glabrata: Fifteen years of interpretation and assessment (2019)
Journal Article
Fraser, M., Borman, A. M., Thorn, R., & Lawrance, L. M. (2020). Resistance to echinocandin antifungal agents in the United Kingdom in clinical isolates of Candida glabrata: Fifteen years of interpretation and assessment. Medical Mycology, 58(2), 219-226. https://doi.org/10.1093/mmy/myz053

Candidaemia is widely reported as the fourth most common form of bloodstream infection worldwide. Reports of breakthrough cases of candidaemia are increasing, especially in the context of a move away from azole antifungals as prophylactic or first li... Read More about Resistance to echinocandin antifungal agents in the United Kingdom in clinical isolates of Candida glabrata: Fifteen years of interpretation and assessment.

Comparison of trihalomethane formation using chlorine-based disinfectants within a model system; Applications within point-of-use drinking water treatment (2019)
Journal Article
Clayton, G. E., Thorn, R. M., & Reynolds, D. M. (2019). Comparison of trihalomethane formation using chlorine-based disinfectants within a model system; Applications within point-of-use drinking water treatment. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 7(MAR), https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2019.00035

© 2019 Clayton, Thorn and Reynolds. Point-of-use (POU) drinking water treatment systems provide solutions for communities where centralized facilities are unavailable. Effective POU systems treat and reduce the number of pathogens in POU water suppl... Read More about Comparison of trihalomethane formation using chlorine-based disinfectants within a model system; Applications within point-of-use drinking water treatment.

Microbial processing and production of aquatic fluorescent organic matter in a model freshwater system (2018)
Journal Article
Fox, B. G., Thorn, R. M., Anesio, A. M., Cox, T., Attridge, J. W., & Reynolds, D. M. (2018). Microbial processing and production of aquatic fluorescent organic matter in a model freshwater system. Water, 11(1), 10. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11010010

© 2018 by the authors. Organic matter (OM) has an essential biogeochemical influence along the hydrological continuum and within aquatic ecosystems. Organic matter derived via microbial processes was investigated within a range of model freshwater sa... Read More about Microbial processing and production of aquatic fluorescent organic matter in a model freshwater system.

Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of electrochemically activated solutions (ECAS) (2017)
Journal Article
May, J., Robinson, G., Thorn, R., & Reynolds, D. (2017). Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of electrochemically activated solutions (ECAS). Mutagenesis, 32(6), 622-623. https://doi.org/10.1093/mutage/gex033

Electrochemically activated solutions (ECAS) are of interest as potential disinfectants due to high biocidal activity against many microorganisms. They are widely used clinically in some countries (decontamination of surgical instruments and wounds),... Read More about Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of electrochemically activated solutions (ECAS).

Development of a novel off-grid drinking water production system integrating electrochemically activated solutions and ultrafiltration membranes (2017)
Journal Article
Reynolds, D. M., Thorn, R. M., Clayton, G. E., Clayton, G., Thorn, R., & Reynolds, D. M. (2019). Development of a novel off-grid drinking water production system integrating electrochemically activated solutions and ultrafiltration membranes. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 30(100480), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2017.08.018

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Approximately 800 million people live without clean drinking water. Diarrhoea is responsible for between 1.7 and 2 million deaths each year (primarily children) which are the result of poor drinking water quality and sanitation. T... Read More about Development of a novel off-grid drinking water production system integrating electrochemically activated solutions and ultrafiltration membranes.

Assessing the antimicrobial potential of aerosolised electrochemically activated solutions (ECAS) for reducing the microbial bio-burden on fresh food produce held under cooled or cold storage conditions (2017)
Journal Article
Thorn, R., Pendred, J., & Reynolds, D. M. (2017). Assessing the antimicrobial potential of aerosolised electrochemically activated solutions (ECAS) for reducing the microbial bio-burden on fresh food produce held under cooled or cold storage conditions. Food Microbiology, 68, 41-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2017.06.018

© 2017 The main aim of this study was to assess the antimicrobial efficacy of electrochemically activated fog (ECAF) for reducing the microbial bio-burden on artificially inoculated fresh produce held under cooled (cucumber and vine tomatoes) or cold... Read More about Assessing the antimicrobial potential of aerosolised electrochemically activated solutions (ECAS) for reducing the microbial bio-burden on fresh food produce held under cooled or cold storage conditions.

In vitro discrimination of wound-associated bacteria by volatile compound profiling using selected ion flow tube-mass spectrometry (2017)
Journal Article
Reynolds, D. M., Young, A., Lovering, A. M., Thorn, R. M., Slade, E. A., Slade, E. A., …Reynolds, D. M. (2017). In vitro discrimination of wound-associated bacteria by volatile compound profiling using selected ion flow tube-mass spectrometry. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 123(1), 233-245. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.13473

© 2017 The Society for Applied Microbiology Aims: To determine if bacterial species responsible for clinically relevant wound infection produce specific volatile profiles that would allow their speciation. Methods and Results: Selected ion flow tube-... Read More about In vitro discrimination of wound-associated bacteria by volatile compound profiling using selected ion flow tube-mass spectrometry.

The in situ bacterial production of fluorescent organic matter; an investigation at a species level (2017)
Journal Article
Reynolds, D. M., Anesio, A. M., Thorn, R. M., Fox, B. G., Fox, B., Thorn, R., …Reynolds, D. M. (2017). The in situ bacterial production of fluorescent organic matter; an investigation at a species level. Water Research, 125, 350-359. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2017.08.040

© 2017 The Authors Aquatic dissolved organic matter (DOM) plays an essential role in biogeochemical cycling and transport of organic matter throughout the hydrological continuum. To characterise microbially-derived organic matter (OM) from common env... Read More about The in situ bacterial production of fluorescent organic matter; an investigation at a species level.

Low light optical detection of whole-cell bioluminescent bacterial bioreporters for visualisation of surface decontamination using nonthermal plasma (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Robinson, G. M., Thorn, R., Hancock, C., & Reynolds, D. M. (2013, May). Low light optical detection of whole-cell bioluminescent bacterial bioreporters for visualisation of surface decontamination using nonthermal plasma. Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology

Introduction: Maintenance of a clean, uncontaminated healthcare environment is instrumental in the delivery of modern healthcare. Nonthermal plasma is a technology with potential applications for sterilisation and disinfection in biological and medi... Read More about Low light optical detection of whole-cell bioluminescent bacterial bioreporters for visualisation of surface decontamination using nonthermal plasma.

Comparative antimicrobial activities of aerosolized sodium hypochlorite, chlorine dioxide, and electrochemically activated solutions evaluated using a novel standardized assay (2013)
Journal Article
Reynolds, D. M., Thorn, R. M., Thorn, R., Reynolds, D. M., & Robinson, G. M. (2013). Comparative antimicrobial activities of aerosolized sodium hypochlorite, chlorine dioxide, and electrochemically activated solutions evaluated using a novel standardized assay. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 57(5), 2216-2225. https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02589-12

The main aim of this study was to develop a standardized experimental assay to enable differential antimicrobial comparisons of test biocidal aerosols. This study represents the first chlorine-matched comparative assessment of the antimicrobial activ... Read More about Comparative antimicrobial activities of aerosolized sodium hypochlorite, chlorine dioxide, and electrochemically activated solutions evaluated using a novel standardized assay.

The effect of long-term storage on the physiochemical and bactericidal properties of electrochemically activated solutions (2013)
Journal Article
Robinson, G., Thorn, R., & Reynolds, D. (2013). The effect of long-term storage on the physiochemical and bactericidal properties of electrochemically activated solutions. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 14(1), 457-469. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms14010457

Electrochemically activated solutions (ECAS) are generated by electrolysis of NaCl solutions, and demonstrate broad spectrum antimicrobial activity and high environmental compatibility. The biocidal efficacy of ECAS at the point of production is wide... Read More about The effect of long-term storage on the physiochemical and bactericidal properties of electrochemically activated solutions.

Microbial volatile compounds in health and disease conditions (2012)
Journal Article
Thorn, R. M. S., Thorn, R., & Greenman, J. (2012). Microbial volatile compounds in health and disease conditions. Journal of Breath Research, 6(2), 024001. https://doi.org/10.1088/1752-7155/6/2/024001

Microbial cultures and/or microbial associated diseases often have a characteristic smell. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are produced by all microorganisms as part of their normal metabolism. The types and classes of VOC produced is wide, includi... Read More about Microbial volatile compounds in health and disease conditions.

Electrochemically activated solutions: Evidence for antimicrobial efficacy and applications in healthcare environments (2012)
Journal Article
Reynolds, D. M., Greenman, J., Robinson, G. M., Lee, S. W., Thorn, R. M., Thorn, R., …Reynolds, D. M. (2012). Electrochemically activated solutions: Evidence for antimicrobial efficacy and applications in healthcare environments. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 31(5), 641-653. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-011-1369-9

Due to the limitations associated with the use of existing biocidal agents, there is a need to explore new methods of disinfection to help maintain effective bioburden control, especially within the healthcare environment. The transformation of low m... Read More about Electrochemically activated solutions: Evidence for antimicrobial efficacy and applications in healthcare environments.

Application of bacterial bioluminescence to assess the efficacy of fast-acting biocides (2011)
Journal Article
Thorn, R. M., Robinson, G. M., Robinson, G., Tonks, K. M., Thorn, R., & Reynolds, D. M. (2011). Application of bacterial bioluminescence to assess the efficacy of fast-acting biocides. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 55(11), 5214-5219. https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.00489-11

Traditional microbiological techniques are used to provide reliable data on the rate and extent of kill for a range of biocides. However, such techniques provide very limited data regarding the initial rate of kill of fast-acting biocides over very s... Read More about Application of bacterial bioluminescence to assess the efficacy of fast-acting biocides.

Multivariate analysis of bacterial volatile compound profiles for discrimination between selected species and strains in vitro (2011)
Journal Article
Thorn, R., Reynolds, D. M., & Greenman, J. (2011). Multivariate analysis of bacterial volatile compound profiles for discrimination between selected species and strains in vitro. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 84(2), 258-264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2010.12.001

Volatile compounds (VCs) are produced by all microorganisms as part of their normal metabolism. The aim of this study was to determine whether bacterial VC profiles could be used to discriminate between selected bacterial species and strains in vitro... Read More about Multivariate analysis of bacterial volatile compound profiles for discrimination between selected species and strains in vitro.

Multivariate analysis of bacterial volatile compound profiles for discrimination between selected species and strains in vitro (2011)
Journal Article
Reynolds, D. M., Thorn, R. M. S., Thorn, R., Reynolds, D. M., & Greenman, J. (2011). Multivariate analysis of bacterial volatile compound profiles for discrimination between selected species and strains in vitro. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 84(2), 258-264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2010.12.001

Volatile compounds (VCs) are produced by all microorganisms as part of their normal metabolism. The aim of this study was to determine whether bacterial VC profiles could be used to discriminate between selected bacterial species and strains in vitro... Read More about Multivariate analysis of bacterial volatile compound profiles for discrimination between selected species and strains in vitro.

A novel in vitro flat-bed perfusion biofilm model for determining the potential antimicrobial efficacy of topical wound treatments (2009)
Journal Article
Thorn, R. M., Thorn, R., & Greenman, J. (2009). A novel in vitro flat-bed perfusion biofilm model for determining the potential antimicrobial efficacy of topical wound treatments. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 107(6), 2070-2079. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2672.2009.04398.x

Aims: To develop an in vitro flat-bed perfusion biofilm model that could be used to determine the antimicrobial efficacy of topically applied treatments. Methods and Results: Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus biofilms were grown within... Read More about A novel in vitro flat-bed perfusion biofilm model for determining the potential antimicrobial efficacy of topical wound treatments.