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Dr Cindy Smith B.Sc, Ph.D, PgCert
Molecular microbial ecology of natural and engineered ecosystems with particular emphasis on the biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen in coastal zones, drinking water microbiology and the geomicrobiology of fluid inclusions.
Project: Microbial Interfaces: Society for General Microbiology Irish Division Meeting 2015 ( RSF1345)
Start/End Dates: 01-APR-15 / 30-SEP-15
Project: GrEW CINDY SMITH ( RCS1283)
Start/End Dates: 01-MAR-14 / 30-NOV-14
Project: ISCA BRAZIL Cindy Smith ( RSF1322)
Start/End Dates: 01-APR-14 / 31-MAR-15
Project: BIOGEOCHEMICAL CUCLING OF NITRATES IN IRISH ESTUARIES ( REP977)
Start/End Dates: 01-SEP-13 / 31-AUG-16
Project: PATHOGEN DETECTION, SURVIVAL & SHELTERING, CINDY SMITH ( RSF1125)
Start/End Dates: 01-SEP-11 / 01-APR-15
|A.M. Osborn; C.J. Smith (2005) Molecular Microbial Ecology. Oxford: Taylor and Francis Group. [Details]|
|McKew, B.A and C.J. Smith (2015) 'Real-time PCR approaches for analysis of hydrocarbon-degrading bacterial communities' In: T. McGenity et al. (eds). Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols: Springer Protocols Handbook. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press. [DOI] [Details]|
|Smith C and Abram F (2014) 'APPLICATION OF METAPROTEOMICS TO THE EXPLORATION OF MICROBIAL N-CYCLING COMMUNITIES' In: Metagenomics of the Nitrogen Cycle. uk: Horizon Scientific Press and Caister Academic Press. [Details]|
|McKew, BA; CJ. Smith (2010) 'Real-time PCR approaches for analysis of hydrocarbon-degrading bacterial communities' In: K.N. Timmis (eds). Hydrocarbons, Oils, Lipids, and Derived Compounds. Heidelberg: Springer. [Details]|
|Smith, C.J (2005) 'Quantitative Real Time PCR' In: Molecular Microbial Ecology. Oxford: Taylor and Francis. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Riech, I, Gormally M, Allcock L, McDonnell R, Castillejo J, Iglesias, J Quinteiro J & Smith C.J. ( (2015) 'Protected Lusitanian slug “Geomalacus maculosus” (Pulmonata: Arionidae): genetic studies reveal close link between Irish and Northern Spanish specimens and long-term allopatric divergence of Iberian populations'. Biological Journal Of The Linnean Society, . [DOI] [Details]|
|Smith C.J., Dong LF, Wilson J, Stott A, Osborn AM & Nedwell DB (2015) 'Seasonal variation in denitrification and dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonia process rates and corresponding key functional genes along an estuarine nitrate gradient'. Frontiers In Microbiology, 6:542 . [DOI] [Details]|
|Minogue E., Tuite N.L., Smith C.J., Reddington K., Barry T. (2015) 'A rapid culture independent methodology to quantitatively detect and identify common human bacterial pathogens associated with contaminated high purity water'. BMC Biotechnol, 16 (6). [DOI] [Details]|
|Papaspyrou, S., Smith C.J., Dong, L.F., Whitby, C., Dumbrell, A., Nedwell D.B. (2014) 'Nitrate reduction functional genes and nitrate reduction potentials persist in deeper estuarine sediments. Why?'. Plos One, 9 (4). [Details]|
|Maria Barrett & Mohammad M. R. Jahangir & Changsoo Lee & Cindy J. Smith & Niamh Bhreathnach & Gavin Collins & Karl G. Richards & Vincent O’Flaherty (2013) 'Abundance of denitrification genes under different peizometer depths in four Irish agricultural groundwater sites'. Environmental Science And Pollution Research, 20 :6646-6657. [Details]|
|Dong, LF; Naqasima-Sobey, M; Smith, CJ; Rusmana, I; Phillips, W; Stott, A; Osborn, AM and Nedwell, DB. (2011) 'Dissimilatory reduction of nitrate to ammonium (DNRA) not denitrification dominates benthic nitrate reduction in tropical estuaries'. Limnology And Oceanography, 56 (1):297-291. [Details]|
|Laverock, B., Smith, C. J., Tait, K., Osborn, A. M., Widdicombe, S., Gilbert, J. A. (2010) 'Bioturbating shrimp alter the structure and diversity of bacterial communities in coastal marine sediments'. The ISME Journal, 4 :1531-1544. [Details]|
|Smith, CJ and Osborn AM (2009) 'Advantages and limitations of quantitative PCR (Q-PCR) based approaches in microbial ecology'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 67 :6-20. [Details]|
|Smith, CJ; Danilowicz, BS; Meijer, WG. (2009) 'Bacteria as biological tags for marine fish'. Canadian Journal Of Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences, 66 (5):713-716. [Details]|
|Dong, LF; Smith, CJ; Papaspyrou, S; Stott, A; Osborn, AM; Nedwell, DB. (2009) 'Profiles of benthic denitrification, anammox and nitrate ammonification; and key functional genes along an estuarine nutrient gradient; the Colne estuary, UK'. Applied And Environmental Microbiology, 75 (10):3171-3179. [Details]|
|Smith, C.J; Nedwell, D.B; Dong, L.F; Osborn, A.M (2007) 'Diversity and abundance of nitrate reductase genes (narG and napA), nitrite reductase genes (nirS and nrfA), and their transcripts in estuarine sediments'. Applied And Environmental Microbiology, 73 (11):3612-3622. [Details]|
|Smith, C.J; Danilowicz, B.S ;Meijer. W.G. (2007) 'Characterisation of the bacterial community associated with the surface and mucus layer of whiting (Merlangius merlangus)'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 62 :90-97. [Details]|
|Haynes, K; Hofmann, T.A; Smith, C.J; Ball, A.S; Underwood, G.J.C; Osborn, A.M. (2007) 'Diatom-derived carbohydrates as drivers of bacterial community composition in estuarine sediments'. Applied And Environmental Microbiology, 73 (19):6112-6124. [Details]|
|McKew, B.A; Coulon, F; Yakimov, M.M; Denaro, R; Genovese, M; Smith, C.J; Osborn, A.M; Timmis, K.N; McGenity, T.J. (2007) 'Efficacy of intervention strategies for bioremediation of crude oil in marine systems and effects on indigenous hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria'. Environmental Microbiology, 9 (6):1562-1571. [Details]|
|Smith, C.J; Nedwell, D.B; Dong, L.F; Osborn, A.M. (2006) 'Evaluation of Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (Q-PCR) based approaches for determining gene copy and gene transcript numbers in environmental samples'. Environmental Microbiology, 8 (5):804-815. [Details]|
|Smith, C.J; Danilowicz, B.S; Clear, A.K; Costello, F; Wilson, B;Meijer. W.G. (2005) 'T-Align, a web based tool for comparison of multiple Terminal Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Profiles'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 54 :375-380. [Details]|
Current Postgraduate Students
|Aoife Duff, Doctorate - Structured PhD (Science) - Supervisor|
|Agata Lisik, Doctorate - Structured PhD (Science) - Supervisor|
|John Carey, Doctorate - Structured PhD (Science) - Co-supervisor (1)|
|Inga Reich, Doctorate - Structured PhD (Science) - Co-supervisor (1)|
|Catherine Abberton, Masters - Research - Master of Science - Supervisor|