Mrs Hilary Worgan BSc

Mrs Hilary 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, E.J., King, J.J., Wilkinson, T., Worgan, H., Huson, K.M., Rose, M., McEwan, N. 2017. Comparison of the microbial population in rabbits and guinea pigs by next generation sequencing. PLoS One 12 (2) e0165779 10.1371/journal.pone.0165779 Cadair


Edmunds, J.L., Worgan, H., Dougal, K., Girdwood, S., Douglas, J., McEwan, N. 2016. In vitro analysis of the effect of supplementation with activated charcoal on the equine hindgut. Journal of Equine Science 27 (2) pp. 49-55. 10.1294/jes.27.49 Cadair

Douglas, J., 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 120 (5) pp. 1382-1389. 10.1111/jam.13060 Cadair


Blackmore, T.M., Dugdale, A., Argo, C.M., Curtis, G., Pinloche, E., Harris, P.A., Worgan, H.J., Girdwood, S.E., Dougal, K., Newbold, C.J., McEwan, N.R. 2013. Strong Stability and Host Specific Bacterial Community in Faeces of Ponies. PLoS One 8 (9) e75079 10.1371/journal.pone.0075079 Cadair

Guadagnin, M., Tagliapietra, F., Cattani, M., Schiavon, S., Worgan, H.J., Belanche, A., Newbold, C.J., 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 93 (3) pp. 363-371. 10.4141/cjas2013-007 Cadair

Privé, F., Kaderbhai, N.N., Girdwood, S., Worgan, H.J., Pinloche, E., Scollan, N.D., Huws, S.A., Newbold, C.J. 2013. Identification and Characterization of Three Novel Lipases Belonging to Families II and V from Anaerovibrio lipolyticus 5ST. PLoS One 8 (8) e69076 10.1371/journal.pone.0069076

Edwards, A., Rassner, S.M., Anesio, A.M., Worgan, H.J., Irvine-Fynn, T.D., Williams, H.W., Sattler, B., Griffith, G.W. 2013. Contrasts between the cryoconite and ice-marginal bacterial communities of Svalbard glaciers: Bacterial communities of Svalbard glaciers. Polar Research 32 19468 10.3402/polar.v32i0.19468 Cadair


Dougal, K., Harris, P.A., Edwards, A., Pachebat, J.A., Blackmore, T.M., Worgan, H.J., Newbold, C.J. 2012. A comparison of the microbiome and the metabolome of different regions of the equine hindgut. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 82 (3) pp. 642-652. 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2012.01441.x Cadair


Birch, R., Edwards, J., Worgan, H.J., Macias, B., Stevens, P.R., Newbold, C.J., Nash, D.M. 2011. A preliminary characterisation of the ecology of gut anaerobic fungal populations in horses. Cadair

Snelling, T., Pinloche, E.J., Worgan, H.J., Newbold, C.J., McEwan, N.R. 2011. Molecular phylogeny of Spirodinium equi, Triadinium caudatum and Blepharocorys sp. from the equine hindgut. Acta Protozoologica 50 (4) pp. 319-326. 10.4467/16890027AP.11.029.0066 Cadair


McCartney, C.A., McEwan, N.R., Snelling, T.J., Borø, S., Worgan, H. 2010. Isolation of Streptococcus thoraltensis from rabbit faeces. Current Microbiology 61 (4) pp. 357-360. 10.1007/s00284-010-9619-0 Cadair

Skrivanova, E., Worgan, H.J., Pinloche, E., Marounek, M., Newbold, J., McEwan, N.R. 2010. Changes in the bacterial population of the caecum and stomach of the rabbit in response to addition of dietary caprylic acid. Veterinary Microbiology 144 (3-4) pp. 334-339. 10.1016/j.vetmic.2010.01.013 Cadair


Cuervo-Arango, J., Worgan, H., Macías, B., Nash, D.M. 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. 10.1111/j.1439-0531.2008.01256.x Cadair Other


Elliott, G.N., Worgan, H., Broadhurst, D.I., Draper, J.H., Scullion, J. 2007. Soil differentiation using fingerprint Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, chemometrics and genetic algorithm-based feature selection. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 39 (11) pp. 2888-2896. 10.1016/j.soilbio.2007.05.032 Cadair

Griffith, G., Easton, G.L., Detheridge, A., Roderick, K., Edwards, A., Worgan, H.J., Nicholson, J., Perkins, W.T. 2007. Copper deficiency in potato dextrose agar causes reduced pigmentation in cultures of various fungi. FEMS Microbiology Letters 276 (2) pp. 165-171. 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2007.00923.x Cadair


Huang, W., Goodacre, R., Elliott, G.N., Beckmann, M., Worgan, H., Bailey, M.J., Williams, P.A., 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. 10.1007/s11306-005-0011-1 Cadair


Scullion, J., Goodacre, R., Elliott, G.N., Huang, W., Worgan, H., Gwynn-Jones, D., Griffith, G.W., Darby, R.M., Bailey, M.J., Clegg, C.D., Draper, J.H. 2003. Food quality and microbial succession in ageing earthworm casts: standard microbial indices and metabolic fingerprinting. 10.1078/0031-4056-00276 Cadair

Scullion, J., Elliott, G.N., Huang, W., Goodacre, R., Worgan, H., Darby, R.M., Bailey, M.J., Gwynn-Jones, D., Griffith, G.W., Winson, M.K., Williams, P.A., Clegg, C.D., 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 47 (5-6) 7th International Symposium on Earthworm Ecology. pp. 440-446. 10.1078/0031-4056-00210 Cadair