Dr Tina Joshi
Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology (Teaching and Research)
Employability Co-ordinator for School of Biomedical Sciences
After completing BSc and PhD studies at Cardiff University, I undertook several postdoctoral roles from 2012-2017 before commencement of a Lectureship at the University of Plymouth. I specialise in infection control of clinically-relevant bacteria (Clostridium difficile) and development of molecular diagnostics for antibiotic resistant organisms.
ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-5965-4055
Follow me on Twitter: @tinaljoshi
Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (FIBMS)
Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Member of Royal Society of Biology (MRSB)
Member of Society for Applied Microbiology
Member of Microbiology Society
Member of Antibiotic Research UK
Member of Central Sterilising Club
Member of Healthcare Infection Society
Roles on external bodies
Molecular microbiology in infectious disease, clinical microbiology, molecular diagnosis of microbial infections and bacterial genomics. This includes supervision of PG and UG students. Achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2019 and the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice with Distinction (PGCD).
Described in detail on Tina's research pages:
Rapid point of care detection of Antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacteria
Tina is an expert in the development of novel ultra-rapid point-of-care diagnostics for detection of infections (recently featured on BBC One's "The Truth about Antibiotics"). She is developing an international reputation of excellence within this area.
Tina's wealth of experience (<10 years) lies specifically in the areas of novel microwave-enhanced rapid diagnostics for microbial detection, combined with the newest developments in Molecular Biology. She has honed these multidisciplinary skills from commencement of her PhD (2008-2012) where she worked at the Institute of Fluorescence at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Country and with global experts in novel rapid diagnostics.
Areas of expertise include: Field effect transistors, thin-film transistors, application of Microwave engineering to molecular biology, aptamer design, aptamer-functionalisation of nanoparticles, microwave-accelerated metal enhanced fluorescence, microbial bioinformatics and biosensor development.
Infection Control & Microbicides
Tina has a strong interest in infection control and this research looks to understand how biocide use can affect the genomic and phenotypic properties of bacteria/spores. A key theme is Clostridium difficile spore transfer across clinical environments and resistance to chlorine disinfection.
Other interests include:
Bacillus anthracis decontamination and detection in the field.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
Grants & contracts
Total Value: £1475
Total Value: £17500
(Dr T. Joshi) HIS International Conference, Liverpool, Nov 2018
Total Value: £750
Society for Applied Microbiology "Students into Work Grant" Miss Clare Brown
Dr. Robert Burky & Rideout Hospital, California, USA, & University of California (UCLA)
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Reports & invited lectures
Other academic activities
Baillie, L & Joshi L.T. EP2847348B1 A screening method for the detection of Clostridium difficile.