HBSc, PhD Zurich Switzerland
Molecular Food Microbiology. Interdisciplinary research to improve our basic understanding of the mechanisms involved in persistence or growth of bacteria in food and food production environments. The work concentrates primarily in three areas: 1) studies on biofilm formation by foodborne microorganisms; 2) adaptation of foodborne pathogens to growth at refrigerated temperatures; 3) molecular techniques for detection and ecological studies of bacteria.
- Biology 3135 / APBI 3135 Molecular Genetics
- Biology 3770 Biology of Food Safety
- Biology 4770 Food Microbiology
- Biology 5770 Advanced Food Microbiology
Barnes, R.J., Leung, K.T., Schraft, H., and Ulanova, M. 2008. Chromosomal gfp labelling of Pseudomonas aeruginosa using a mini-Tn7 transposon: Application for studies of bacteria-host interactions. Can. J. Microbiol 54: 48-57.
Tian, M., Kanavillil, N., Davey, L., Leung, K.T., Schraft, H., and Chen, A. 2007. Direct growth of biofilms on an electrode surface and its application in electochemical biosensoring. J. Electroanal. Chem. 611: 133-139.
Power, L., Itier, S., Hawton, M., and Schraft, H. 2007. Time lapse confocal microscopy studies of bacterial adhesion to self-assembled monolayers and confirmation of a novel approach to the thermodynamic model. Langmuir. 23: 5622-5629.
Watterworth, L., Rosa, B., Schraft, H., Topp, E., and Leung, K.T. 2006. Survival of various ERIC-genotypes of shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in well water. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 177: 367-382.
Kanavillil, N., Keeler,W., Schraft, H., andLeung, K.T. 2006. Visible laser and UV-A radiation impact on a PNP degrading Moraxella strain and its rpoS mutant. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 94: 793-802.
Chae, M.S., Schraft, H., Truelstrup-Hansen, L., and Mackereth, R. 2006. Effects of physicochemical surface characteristics of Listeria monocytogenes strains on attachment to glass. Food Microbiology. 23: 250-259.