Dr Kate Reddington

Ph.D

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
Microbiology
103 Microbiology

T: 00353 91 492928
E: kate.reddington@nuigalway.ie
W: linkedin.com/in/kate-reddington-11205525
 
researcher

Biography

Dr Reddington is a lecturer in Microbiology at NUI Galway and her research focuses on the development of innovative solutions for infectious disease diagnostics and public health microbiology. Of particular interest to her research group is the application of whole genome sequencing in clinical microbiology, both from human and healthcare environmental reservoir samples.

Research Interests

  Dr Reddingtons Research interests include:
  • Molecular based infectious disease diagnostics
  • Clinical and environmental microbiology
  • Whole genome Sequencing
  • Antimicrobial Resistance Detection
  • Implementation of whole genome seqeuncing approaches to public health microbiology

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Rapid Identification of Repiratory Tract Infections (RiD-RTI) 01-JUL-12 31-DEC-15
Rapid Culture independent nucleic acid diagnostics technologies for use in the analysis of microbial biocontamination of water distribution and centralised air conditioning systems 12-JAN-15 18-MAY-15

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Comparative genome analysis identifies novel nucleic acid diagnostic targets for use in the specific detection of Haemophilus influenzae'
Coughlan, H,Reddington, K,Tuite, N,Boo, TW,Cormican, M,Barrett, L,Smith, TJ,Clancy, E,Barry, T (2015) 'Comparative genome analysis identifies novel nucleic acid diagnostic targets for use in the specific detection of Haemophilus influenzae'. Diagnostic Microbiology And Infectious Disease, 83 :112-116 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Comparison of Established Diagnostic Methodologies and a Novel Bacterial smpB Real-Time PCR Assay for Specific Detection of Haemophilus influenzae Isolates Associated with Respiratory Tract Infections'
Reddington, Kate and Schwenk, Stefan and Tuite, Nina and Platt, Gareth and Davar, Danesh and Coughlan, Helena and Personne, Yoann and Gant, Vanya and Enne, Virve I and Zumla, Alimuddin and others (2015) 'Comparison of Established Diagnostic Methodologies and a Novel Bacterial smpB Real-Time PCR Assay for Specific Detection of Haemophilus influenzae Isolates Associated with Respiratory Tract Infections'. Journal Of Clinical Microbiology, 53 (9):2854-2860 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Cross Platform Standardisation of an Experimental Pipeline for Use in the Identification of Dysregulated Human Circulating MiRNAs'
Helena Kelly, Tim Downing, Nina L. Tuite, Terry J. Smith, Michael J. Kerin, Róisín M. Dwyer, Eoin Clancy, Thomas Barry, Kate Reddington (2015) 'Cross Platform Standardisation of an Experimental Pipeline for Use in the Identification of Dysregulated Human Circulating MiRNAs'. Plos One, [Details]
(2015) 'A rapid culture independent methodology to quantitatively detect and identify common human bacterial pathogens associated with contaminated high purity water'
Minogue, Elizabeth and Tuite, Nina L and Smith, Cindy J and Reddington, Kate and Barry, Thomas (2015) 'A rapid culture independent methodology to quantitatively detect and identify common human bacterial pathogens associated with contaminated high purity water'. BMC Biotechnol, 15 (1) [Details]
(2014) 'A current overview of commercially available nucleic acid diagnostics approaches to detect and identify human gastroenteritis pathogens'
Reddington, Kate and Tuite, Nina and Minogue, Elizabeth and Barry, Thomas (2014) 'A current overview of commercially available nucleic acid diagnostics approaches to detect and identify human gastroenteritis pathogens'. Biomolecular Detection and Quantification, 1 (1):3-7 [Details]
(2014) 'Rapid nucleic acid diagnostics for the detection of antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria: is it time for a paradigm shift?'
Tuite, Nina and Reddington, Kate and Barry, Thomas and Zumla, Alimuddin and Enne, Virve (2014) 'Rapid nucleic acid diagnostics for the detection of antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria: is it time for a paradigm shift?'. Journal Of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 69 (7):1729-1733 [Details]
(2013) 'Advances in multiparametric molecular diagnostics technologies for respiratory tract infections'
Reddington, Kate and Tuite, Nina and Barry, Thomas and O'Grady, Justin and Zumla, Alimuddin (2013) 'Advances in multiparametric molecular diagnostics technologies for respiratory tract infections'. Current opinion in pulmonary medicine, 19 (3):298-304 [Details]
(2013) 'Evaluation of a novel Listeria enrichment broth combined with a real-time PCR diagnostics assay for the specific detection of Listeria monocytogenes in RTE pork products'
Gomez, Diego and McGuinness, Sheila and Reddington, Kate and O'Grady, Justin and Yanguela, Javier and Barry, Thomas (2013) 'Evaluation of a novel Listeria enrichment broth combined with a real-time PCR diagnostics assay for the specific detection of Listeria monocytogenes in RTE pork products'. International Journal Of Food Science And Technology, 48 (5):1103-1108 [Details]
(2013) 'Diagnostics method for the rapid quantitative detection and identification of low-level contamination of high-purity water with pathogenic bacteria'
Minogue, Elizabeth and Reddington, Kate and Dorai-Raj, Siobhan and Tuite, Nina and Clancy, Eoin and Barry, Thomas (2013) 'Diagnostics method for the rapid quantitative detection and identification of low-level contamination of high-purity water with pathogenic bacteria'. Journal Of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, 40 (9):1005-1013 [Details]
(2012) 'SeekTB, a two-stage multiplex real-time-PCR-based method for differentiation of the mycobacterium tuberculosis complex'
Reddington, Kate and Zumla, Alimuddin and Bates, Matthew and van Soolingen, Dick and Niemann, Stefan and Barry, Thomas and O'Grady, Justin (2012) 'SeekTB, a two-stage multiplex real-time-PCR-based method for differentiation of the mycobacterium tuberculosis complex'. Journal Of Clinical Microbiology, 50 (7):2203-2206 [Details]
(2012) 'Culture confirmation of Listeria monocytogenes using tmRNA as a diagnostics target'
Clancy, Eoin and Glynn, Barry and Reddington, Kate and Smith, Terry and Barry, Thomas (2012) 'Culture confirmation of Listeria monocytogenes using tmRNA as a diagnostics target'. Journal Of Microbiological Methods, 88 (3):427-429 [Details]
(2011) 'A novel multiplex real-time PCR for the identification of mycobacteria associated with zoonotic tuberculosis'
Reddington, Kate and O'Grady, Justin and Dorai-Raj, Siobhan and Niemann, Stefan and van Soolingen, Dick and Barry, Thomas (2011) 'A novel multiplex real-time PCR for the identification of mycobacteria associated with zoonotic tuberculosis'. Plos One, 6 (8) [Details]
(2011) 'Novel multiplex real-time PCR diagnostic assay for identification and differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacterium canettii, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strains'
Reddington, Kate and O'Grady, Justin and Dorai-Raj, Siobhan and Maher, Majella and van Soolingen, Dick and Barry, Thomas (2011) 'Novel multiplex real-time PCR diagnostic assay for identification and differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacterium canettii, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strains'. Journal Of Clinical Microbiology, 49 (2):651-657 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Future of Molecular Diagnostics: The Example of Infectious Diseases'
Clancy E, Reddington K, Barry T, Huggett J, O'Grady J (2014) 'Future of Molecular Diagnostics: The Example of Infectious Diseases' In: Molecular Diagnostics: Current Research and Applications. United Kingdom: Caister Academic Press. [Details]
(2013) 'Molecular diagnosis of active pulmonary tuberculosis'
Bateson, Anna L and Reddington, Kate and O'Grady, Justin and McHugh, TD and others (2013) 'Molecular diagnosis of active pulmonary tuberculosis' In: Tuberculosis: laboratory diagnosis and treatment strategies. United Kingdom: CABI. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2017) London Calling Event Oxford Nanopore,
Brown, B, Reddington, K, Richardson, H, Eccles, D, Jolic, D, Barry, T, Jansen, H, MARC, MitenJ and O'Grady, J. (2017) Metagenomic Analysis of Riverwater. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], London Calling Event Oxford Nanopore, London , 03-MAY-17 - 05-MAY-17. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 Prof. Anthony P Moran award National University of Ireland, Galway
2011 Thomas Crawford Hayes Research award National University of Ireland, Galway
2008 College of Science Fellowship National University of Ireland, Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
European Study Group for Legionella Infections (ESGLI) Member /
European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Member /

Reviews

  Journal Role
Journal Of Medical Microbiology Reviewer
Tuberculosis Reviewer
Journal Of Clinical Microbiology Reviewer
Plos One Reviewer

Teaching Interests

  • 3rd BSc (Microbiology): Delivered laboratory talks and chief laboratory demonstrator to third year undergraduate students course in Food Microbiology
  • 2nd BSc (Microbiology): Laboratory Demonstrator for undergraduate students in microbiological techniques
  • Day to day supervision of a >20 final year undergraduate students performing research projects in the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory NUI, Galway
  • Day to day supervision of a large number of thought MSc and PhD students performing their research projects in the NADRL
  • Active engagement with all members of the NADRL in developing experimental design strategies

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Dr Thomas Barry

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
Dr Justin O'Grady University of East Anglia UNITED KINGDOM
Research Collaboration