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  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Biography

Biography

Dr Bill Snelling holds a molecular microbiology PhD from Ulster University (2003).  Following research positions at University College Cork, Ulster University, Randox Toxicology, Queens University & the NHS (cancer trials), Bill is currently a microbiology Research Associate for the GCRF-SAFEWATER transdisciplinary project. He is also a Medical Microbiology e-tutor at Ulster University. Bill’s scientific microbiology papers have been published in top ranked journals. He is an editor for the Journal of Infection in Developing Countries (since 2006) and a reviewer for other journals in the field of microbiology & infectious diseases. Bill is a grant & abstract reviewer for the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (since 2014). 

 

Research Interests

Water microbiology & quality

Zoonotic pathogens

Antibiotic resistance

Microbiome & health

 

Professional memberships

Institute of Biomedical Science Fellow

Advance HE Fellow

STEM Fellow

Society for Applied Microbiology (since 2004)

Microbiology Society (since 2000)

Education/Academic qualification

Master

Feb 2018Jan 2019

Award Date: 1 Jul 2019

PhD

Oct 1999Oct 2002

Award Date: 30 Jun 2003

Master, University of Strathclyde

Oct 1998Sep 1999

Award Date: 5 Nov 1999

Bachelor, Edinburgh Napier University

Oct 1994Jun 1998

Award Date: 9 Jul 1998

External positions

Cancer trials Data Manager, Belfast City Hospital Trust

Apr 2017Jan 2018

Research Scientist, Queen's University Belfast

Nov 2016Apr 2017

Part-time lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, Ulster Univresity

Dec 2015Oct 2016

Senior R&D Scientist, Randox Laboratories Ltd

Feb 2008Nov 2015

Medical Microbiology E-Tutor, Ulster Univresity

Jun 2007Sep 2015

Research Fellow, Ulster University

Dec 2006Jan 2008

Research Associate, Ulster University

Jan 2005Nov 2006

Research Fellow, University College Cork

Jan 2003Dec 2004

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Research Output

Competent but complex communication: The phenomena of pheromone-responsive plasmids

Sterling, A., Snelling, W. J., Naughton, P., Ternan, N. G. & Dooley, JSG., 2 Apr 2020, In : PLoS Pathogens. 16, 4, p. 1-19 19 p., e1008310.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    9 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • Assessing Microbial Water Quality: Electroanalytical Approaches to the Detection of Coliforms

    Bigham, T., Dooley, JSG., Ternan, N. G., Snelling, W. J., Castelán, M. C. H. & Davis, J., 31 Dec 2019, In : Trends in Analytical Chemistry. 121, p. 1-18 18 p., 115670.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Electroanalytical Properties of Chlorophenol Red at Disposable Carbon Electrodes: Implications for Escherichia coli Detection

    Casimero, C., Bigham, T., Mc Glynn, R., Dooley, JSG., Ternan, N. G., Snelling, W. J., Critchley, M. E., Zinkel, C. L., Smith, R. B., Sabogal-Paz, L. P. & Davis, J., 1 Dec 2019, In : Bioelectrochemistry. 130, 7 p., 107321.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Harnessing novel bacterial peptides for antimicrobial activity in the gut microbiome

    Sterling, A., Daniels, V., Conwell, M., Ternan, N. G., Snelling, W., Naughton, P. & Dooley, J., 8 Apr 2019, Access Microbiology. 1A ed. Vol. 1.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • Activities

    Food Control (Journal)

    William Snelling (Reviewer)

    Sep 2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

    A Strategic NICHE Research Collaboration Meeting

    William Snelling (Organiser), , Helene Mc Nulty (Participant), , James Dooley (Participant), , Nigel Ternan (Participant), , Leane Hoey (Participant), , Catherine Hughes (Participant), , Paul Cotter (Participant), & Roy Sleator (Participant)

    2 Mar 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Higher EducationAcademy (External organisation)

    William Snelling (Member)

    2019 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    STEM Ambassadors (External organisation)

    William Snelling (Member)

    Apr 2019 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    Hector Castelan

    William Snelling (Host)

    4 Feb 20198 Feb 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

    Press / Media

    Building for the Future - Clean Water for Rural Mexico

    William Snelling

    1/10/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    SAFEWATER for everyone

    William Snelling

    14/05/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Clean water vital to global health

    William Snelling

    6/04/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Spreading our Safewater message

    William Snelling

    22/03/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities