Mrs Hilary Jane Worgan


Mrs Hilary Jane Worgan

Laboratory Manager

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I graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2000 after studying Zoology and Microbiology.

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Managment of teaching laboratories\ field couse expenditure * Line management of the teaching technical staff * Managment of the laboratories for the gut microbiology research group



Crowley, EJ, King, JJ, Wilkinson, T, Worgan, H, Huson, KM, Rose, M & McEwan, N 2017, 'Comparison of the microbial population in rabbits and guinea pigs by next generation sequencing' PLoS One, vol 12, no. 2, e0165779. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165779
Edmunds, JL, Worgan, H, Dougal, K, Girdwood, S, Douglas, J-L & McEwan, N 2016, 'In vitro analysis of the effect of supplementation with activated charcoal on the equine hindgut' Journal of Equine Science, vol 27, no. 2, pp. 49-55. DOI: 10.1294/jes.27.49
Douglas, J-L, Worgan, H, Easton, G, Poret, L, Wolf, B, Edwards, A, Davies, E, Ross, D & McEwan, N 2016, 'Microbial diversity in the digestive tract of two different breeds of sheep' Journal of Applied Microbiology, vol 120, no. 5, pp. 1382-1389. DOI: 10.1111/jam.13060
Blackmore, TM, Dugdale, A, Argo, CM, Curtis, G, Pinloche, E, Harris, PA, Worgan, HJ, Girdwood, SE, Dougal, K, Newbold, CJ & McEwan, NR 2013, 'Strong Stability and Host Specific Bacterial Community in Faeces of Ponies' PLoS One, vol 8, no. 9, e75079. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075079
Guadagnin, M, Tagliapietra, F, Cattani, M, Schiavon, S, Worgan, HJ, Belanche, A, Newbold, CJ & Bailoni, L 2013, 'Rumen fermentation and microbial yield of high- or low-protein diets containing ground soybean seeds or homemade rapeseed expellers evaluated with RUSITEC' Canadian Journal of Animal Science, vol 93, no. 3, pp. 363-371. DOI: 10.4141/cjas2013-007
Privé, F, Kaderbhai, NN, Girdwood, S, Worgan, HJ, Pinloche, E, Scollan, ND, Huws, SA & Newbold, CJ 2013, 'Identification and Characterization of Three Novel Lipases Belonging to Families II and V from Anaerovibrio lipolyticus 5ST' PLoS One, vol 8, no. 8, e69076. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069076
Edwards, A, Rassner, SM, Anesio, AM, Worgan, HJ, Irvine-Fynn, TD, Williams, HW, Sattler, B & Griffith, GW 2013, 'Contrasts between the cryoconite and ice-marginal bacterial communities of Svalbard glaciers: Bacterial communities of Svalbard glaciers' Polar Research, vol 32, 19468. DOI: 10.3402/polar.v32i0.19468
Dougal, K, Harris, PA, Edwards, A, Pachebat, JA, Blackmore, TM, Worgan, HJ & Newbold, CJ 2012, 'A comparison of the microbiome and the metabolome of different regions of the equine hindgut' FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol 82, no. 3, pp. 642-652. DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2012.01441.x
Birch, R, Edwards, J, Worgan, HJ, Macias, B, Stevens, PR, Newbold, CJ & Nash, DM 2011, 'A preliminary characterisation of the ecology of gut anaerobic fungal populations in horses' pp. 176.
Snelling, T, Pinloche, EJ-Y, Worgan, HJ, Newbold, CJ & McEwan, NR 2011, 'Molecular phylogeny of Spirodinium equi, Triadinium caudatum and Blepharocorys sp. from the equine hindgut' Acta Protozoologica, vol 50, no. 4, pp. 319-326. DOI: 10.4467/16890027AP.11.029.0066
McCartney, CA, McEwan, NR, Snelling, TJ, Borø, S & Worgan, H 2010, 'Isolation of Streptococcus thoraltensis from rabbit faeces' Current Microbiology, vol 61, no. 4, pp. 357-360. DOI: 10.1007/s00284-010-9619-0
Skrivanova, E, Worgan, HJ, Pinloche, E, Marounek, M, Newbold, J & McEwan, NR 2010, 'Changes in the bacterial population of the caecum and stomach of the rabbit in response to addition of dietary caprylic acid' Veterinary Microbiology, vol 144, no. 3-4, pp. 334-339. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2010.01.013
Cuervo-Arango, J, Worgan, H, Macías, B & Nash, DM 2008, 'Endometrial Toll-like Receptor 4 (TLR4) and Interleukin-8 (IL-8) Expression in Mares Resistant (RM) or Susceptible (SM) to Endometritis' The 12th Annual conference of the European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2008 - 2008, pp. 75. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0531.2008.01256.x
Elliott, GN, Worgan, H, Broadhurst, DI, Draper, JH & Scullion, J 2007, 'Soil differentiation using fingerprint Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, chemometrics and genetic algorithm-based feature selection' Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 39, no. 11, pp. 2888-2896. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2007.05.032
Griffith, G, Easton, GL, Detheridge, A, Roderick, K, Edwards, A, Worgan, HJ, Nicholson, J & Perkins, WT 2007, 'Copper deficiency in potato dextrose agar causes reduced pigmentation in cultures of various fungi' FEMS Microbiology Letters, vol 276, no. 2, pp. 165-171. DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2007.00923.x
Huang, W, Goodacre, R, Elliott, GN, Beckmann, M, Worgan, H, Bailey, MJ, Williams, PA, Scullion, J & Draper, J 2005, 'The use of chemical profiling for monitoring metabolic changes in artificial soil slurries caused by horizontal gene transfer' Metabolomics, pp. 305-315. DOI: 10.1007/s11306-005-0011-1
Scullion, J, Goodacre, R, Elliott, GN, Huang, W, Worgan, H, Gwynn-Jones, D, Griffith, GW, Darby, RM, Bailey, MJ, Clegg, CD & Draper, JH 2003, 'Food quality and microbial succession in ageing earthworm casts: standard microbial indices and metabolic fingerprinting' pp. 5-6. DOI: 10.1078/0031-4056-00276
Scullion, J, Elliott, GN, Huang, W, Goodacre, R, Worgan, H, Darby, RM, Bailey, MJ, Gwynn-Jones, D, Griffith, GW, Winson, MK, Williams, PA, Clegg, CD & Draper, J 2003, 'Use of earthworm casts to validate FT-IR spectroscopy as a 'sentinel' technology for high-throughput monitoring of global changes in microbial ecology' Pedobiologia, vol 47, no. 5-6, pp. 440-446. DOI: 10.1078/0031-4056-00210