Dr Loughlin is:
Dr Loughlin is a member of the Pathogen Research Group
Areas of research interest include:
Dr Loughlin is keen to broaden his research in disinfectant resistances, widening the range of agents and pathogens examined. This is largely gram-negative bacteria linked to hospital associated infections.
Dr Loughlin is also keen to develop the tissue culture methodologies to focus on inflammatory pathways as an important facet of host-pathogen interaction. Cells to be investigated include lung, neonatal and adult intestinal, bladder and macrophage as is most appropriate for the pathogen under investigation.
Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/Phd exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.
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Dr Loughlin offers testing methods to fabric companies to determine levels of antibacterial kill in their fabrics or identification of contaminants in their products. These are European standard tests and previous clients include Craghoppers, Hawkshead, STR Uk Ltd, Shirley Technologies Ltd, SATRA and Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrikk.
Bespoke work has been completed for PW circuits via Prospect IP, testing novel means of disinfecting water, and for companies via Future Factory investigating rapid diagnostic techniques and novel antimicrobials.
Research funding has included:
For full list click 'Go to Michael Loughlin's publications' link above.
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