Dr Susan Girdwood


Dr Susan Girdwood

Senior Teaching Lab Technician

Senior Technician in Lipid and Fatty Acid Analysis


Contact Details


I provide technical support for the following modules

BR10720/RD11520 Crop and Grassland Management
BR13810/BR14410 Applied Genetics/Exploring Genetics
RD11210 Animal Science
RD12220 Soil and Plant Science
BR20720/BG20720/RD22420 Applied Nutrition of Livestock, Horses and Companion Animals
BR21810 Chromosome Dynamics

RD20620 Science and Technology in Agriculture
RD25410 Animal Nutrition
BR30310 Advanced Equine Nutrition and Digestive Disorders
BRM0300/BRM5300 Livestock Nutrition/Equine Nutrition

I also assist in the running of the Advanced Microscopy & Bioimaging Laboratory (Hitachi S-4700 FESEM, JEOL 1010 TEM, JEOL 840A CryoSEM, Leica laser confocal microscopes) and am responsible for a number of instruments in the Research Laboratories (e.g. GC, GC-MS, HPLC-MS, Bruker NIR, Sony SH800 Cell Sorter).

From March 2019 until April 2020 I am on part time secondment to the Future Foods project.


Clifton-Brown, J, Senior, H, Purdy, S, Horsnell, R, Lankamp, B, Müennekhoff, A-K, Virk, D, Guillemois, E, Chetty, V, Cookson, A, Girdwood, S, Clifton-Brown, G, Tan, MLMC, Awty-Carroll, D & Bentley, A 2018, 'Investigating the potential of novel non-woven fabrics for efficient pollination control in plant breeding' PLoS One, vol. 13, no. 9, e0204728. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204728
Huson, KM, Morphew, R, Allen, N, Hegarty, M, Worgan, H, Girdwood, S, Jones, EL, Phillips, H, Vickers, M, Swain, M, Smith, D, Kingston-Smith, A & Brophy, P 2018, 'Polyomic tools for an emerging livestock parasite, the rumen fluke Calicophoron daubneyi; identifying shifts in rumen functionality' Parasites & Vectors, vol. 11, no. 1, 617. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-3225-6
Oyama, LB, Crochet, J-A, Edwards, JE, Girdwood, S, Cookson, A, Fernandez-Fuentes, N, Hilpert, K, Golyshin, PN, Golyshina, OV, Privé, F, Hess, M, Mantovani, HC, Creevey, C & Huws, S 2017, 'Buwchitin: A Ruminal Peptide with Antimicrobial Potential against Enterococcus faecalis' Frontiers in Chemistry, vol. 5, 51. https://doi.org/10.3389/fchem.2017.00051
Dougal, K, Harris, PA, Girdwood, S, Creevey, C, Curtis, G, Barfoot, CF, Argo, CM & Newbold, C 2017, 'Changes in the total fecal bacterial population in individual horses maintained on a restricted diet over 6 weeks' Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 8, 1502. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.01502
Oyama, LB, Girdwood, SE, Cookson, AR, Fernandez-fuentes, N, Privé, F, Vallin, HE, Wilkinson, TJ, Golyshin, PN, Golyshina, OV, Mikut, R, Hilpert, K, Richards, J, Wootton, M, Edwards, JE, Maresca, M, Perrier, J, Lundy, FT, Luo, Y, Zhou, M, Hess, M, Mantovani, HC, Creevey, CJ & Huws, SA 2017, 'The rumen microbiome: an underexplored resource for novel antimicrobial discovery' npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, vol. 3, no. 1, 33. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41522-017-0042-1
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