Dr Susan Girdwood


Dr Susan Girdwood

Senior Teaching Lab Technician

Department of Life Sciences

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I provide technical support for the following modules

BR10720/RD11520 Crop and Grassland Management
BR14410 Exploring Genetics
RD11210 Animal Science
RD12220 Soil and Plant Science
BR20720/BG20720/RD22420/RD20620 Applied Nutrition of Livestock, Horses and Companion Animals
BR21810 Chromosome Dynamics
BR35720 Equine Nutrition and Pasture Management

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-FID, GC-MS, HPLC-MS, Bruker NIR, Elemental Analysers, Sony SH800 Cell Sorter).



Livingstone, PG, Ingleby, O, Girdwood, S, Cookson, AR, Morphew, RM & Whitworth, DE 2020, 'Predatory Organisms with Untapped Biosynthetic Potential: Descriptions of Novel Corallococcus Species C. aberystwythensis sp. nov., C. carmarthensis sp. nov., C. exercitus sp. nov., C. interemptor sp. nov., C. llansteffanensis sp. nov., C. praedator sp. nov., C. sicarius sp. nov., and C. terminator sp. nov', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 86, no. 2, e01931-19. 10.1128/AEM.01931-19
Marrs, RH, Lee, HHM, Blackbird, S, Connor, L, Girdwood, SE, O'Connor, M, Smart, SM, Rose, RJ, O'Reilly, J & Chiverrell, RC 2020, 'Release from sheep-grazing appears to put some heart back into upland vegetation: A comparison of nutritional properties of plant species in long-term grazing experiments', Annals of Applied Biology, vol. 177, no. 1, pp. 152-162. 10.1111/aab.12591
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. 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. 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. 10.3389/fchem.2017.00051
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