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Research Interests

Katrina Campbell is a Professor in Food Security and heads the Biosensors Strand within the Centre for ASsured, SafE and Traceable food (ASSET). Katrina is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Biology, Irish Toxicology Society and International Society for the study of harmful algae. Katrina obtained a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry in 1995 and a MMedSc in Ultrastructural Anatomy and Pathology in 1996 from Queen's University Belfast.  After a year employed at Randox Laboratories in the development of clinical diagnostic test kits she returned to Queen's University where she completed her Galen sponsored PhD in Pharmacy focusing on novel systems for transdermal drug delivery.

From 2000 to 2012 she was employed as a post-doctoral research fellow for Queen's University during which time she was actively involved in all island initiatives sponsored by Safefood and collaborations of multi-centre EU research projects such as BioCop, Conffidence (http://www.conffidence.eu/), Midtal (http://www.midtal.com/) and Atlantox (http://www.atlantox.com/) aimed at developing innovative screening methods for the detection of chemical contaminants and toxins in food, animal feeds and the environment. She has extensive experience in bioanalytical method development, validation and evaluation with state of the art technologies, end product formation as kits and technology transfer workshops and events for dissemination.

Her research focuses on the identification and recognition of known and emerging threats within the entire food supply chain from “environment to farm to fork” and to determine their consequential effects. She designs biosensor based screening methods, for the rapid remote detection of toxins, chemical contaminants and harmful organisms, as a tool to enhance food safety and sustainability. She has over 12 years experience in synthesising protein conjugates and developing in vivo and in vitro biorecognition elements (antibodies, phage, aptamers). These key binding partner reagents are then evaluated in a broad range of biosensor platforms (Biacore AB, SAW Instruments GmbH, MBio Diagnostics, Luminex, Fortebio, Ridgeview Instruments; Neogen Lateral flow devices) for bioanalytical method development. Her focus for the biosensor group is to develop through collaborations with other research institutes and industrial partners innovative, state-of-the-art scientific techniques and biosensor tools that will create a new facet in rapid food safety monitoring and traceability for the benefit of both animal and human health but also with an outlook on increasing food security. 

She was actively involved in this research through large EU multidisciplinary research projects MicroAqua, Handhold, Ciguatools, Collab4safety; in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration in the USA and through Safefood funded research projects on climate change and nanotechnology. Current projects include Seafoodtomorrow, Eurobiotox and an EFSA sponsored project Mychif.

 

 

Teaching

Delivery

  • Future Oceans (BIO3102)
  • Global Issues in Agriculture (BIO3207)
  • Biomolecules in Health & Disease (BIO3304)
  • Food Safety Quality and Nutrition Research Projects (BIO3302)
  • Food Safety, Health and Disease (ALU8001/BIO4101)
  • Advanced Food Bioanalysis (ALU8002/BIO4102)
  • Advanced Food Safety Literature Review (BIO8303)
  • Advanced Food Safety Research Project (BIO8307)
  • Foundation for Research in the Biosciences (BBC8042)
  • Global Food Security (Food Safety) Distance Learning Programmes

 

 Administration

  • Co-ordinator for EITFOOD Education Programmes
  • Module Co-ordinator for Advanced Food Bioanalysis (ALU8002/BIO4102)
  • Module Co-ordinator for Global Food Security Distance Learning Programme

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Projects

Research Output

A fast magnetic bead-based colorimetric immunoassay for the detection of tetrodotoxins in shellfish

Campàs, M., Reverté, J., Rambla-Alegre, M., Campbell, K., Gerssen, A. & Diogène, J., Jun 2020, In : Food & Chemical Toxicology. 140, p. 111315

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Correction to: Global Sourcing of Low-Inorganic Arsenic Rice Grain (Exposure and Health, (2019), 10.1007/s12403-019-00330-y)

    Carey, M., Meharg, C., Williams, P., Marwa, E., Jiujin, X., Farias, J. G., De Silva, P. M. C. S., Signes-Pastor, A., Lu, Y., Nicoloso, F. T., Savage, L., Campbell, K., Elliott, C., Adomako, E., Green, A. J., Moreno-Jiménez, E., Carbonell-Barrachina, Á. A., Triwardhani, E. A., Pandiangan, F. I., Haris, P. I. & 8 others, Lawgali, Y. F., Sommella, A., Pigna, M., Brabet, C., Montet, D., Njira, K., Watts, M. J. & Meharg, A. A., 01 Jan 2020, (Accepted) In : Exposure and Health.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access
  • Genomic Characterization, Formulation and Efficacy in Planta of a Siphoviridae and Podoviridae Protection Cocktail against the Bacterial Plant Pathogens Pectobacterium spp.

    Zaczek-Moczydlowska, M., Young, G. K., Trudgett, J., Fleming, C. C., Campbell, K. & O'Hanlon, R., 28 Jan 2020, In : Viruses. 12, 2, 17 p., 150.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Phage cocktail containing Podoviridae and Myoviridae bacteriophages inhibits the growth of Pectobacterium spp. under in vitro and in vivo conditions

    Zaczek-Moczydlowska, M., Young, G., Trudgett, J., Plahe, C., Fleming, C., Campbell, K. & O'Hanlon, R., 02 Apr 2020, In : PLoS One. 15, 4

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 10 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    Ningbo Urban Environment Observatory and Monitoring, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Katrina Campbell (Speaker)

    13 Apr 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    ASSET 2018 - Belfast Summit on Global Food Integrity

    Katrina Campbell (Invited speaker)

    30 May 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    4IRC Debate: How can we be sure our food is safe to eat?

    Katrina Campbell (Speaker)

    09 Jan 2018

    Activity: Consultancy typesWork on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

    Ningbo Urban Environment Observatory and Monitoring, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Katrina Campbell (Advisor)

    04 Apr 201814 Apr 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    Introduction to Mediasite

    Katrina Campbell (Participant)

    21 Aug 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Thesis

    A study to determine the occurrence, exposure and bioaccumulation of freshwater biotoxins in the food system

    Author: Greer, B., 15 Dec 2017

    Supervisor: Elliott, C. (Supervisor) & Campbell, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    Development of bioanalytical approaches as model tools for the rapid detection of pesticides

    Author: Bin Salom, A., 01 Jul 2018

    Supervisor: Campbell, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    Development of smartphone hyphenated colorimetric, plasmonic and electrochemical biosensors for food contaminant detection

    Author: Nelis, J., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Campbell, K. (Supervisor) & Elliott, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy