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Tim Sandle
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Microbes affect the world’s atmosphere
Microbiologists
have discovered how a tiny yet abundant ocean organism helps regulate Earth's
climate. They showed that these tiny, hugely abundant bacteria could make the
environmentally important gas, dimethyl sulfide. Research
published in Nature Microbi...
Microbiologists have discovered how a tiny yet abundant ocean organism helps regulate Earth's climate. They showed that these tiny, hugely abundant bacteria could make the environmentally important gas, dimethyl sulfide. R...
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As an example of using large volumes of data for the public good, researchers have shown data collected from supermarket and grocery store scanners helps with tackling foodborne illness outbreaks and preventing food contamination.
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ISO 50001 on energy management under revision
Improving
energy performance and reducing energy costs is one of the most important tasks
that organizations throughout the world have to achieve. ISO 50001 on energy
management can help organizations with this exercise. Since
its publication five years ago...
Improving energy performance and reducing energy costs is one of the most important tasks that organizations throughout the world have to achieve. ISO 50001 on energy management can help organizations with this exercise. Si...
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Sleep deprivation, over a long period, causes harm to the brain as well as increasing the risk of accidents. New research suggests the effect on the brain is not straightforward, with different regions and brain functions affected in varying ways.
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Snow leopards are an endangered species. Ecologists have successfully linked the decline to a reduction in the food supply. New research, however, has found the food source that scientists thought was being affected is wrong.
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What makes one wine a great one and another a mediocre one? The constituent elements can be broken down: grapes, soil, bottling and so on. What about at the biological level? Scientists have been examining the DNA.
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Larry, a lobster said to be 110-years old, was recently saved from a restaurant before being boiled and served up as a main course. However, there is a big “but” coming.
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A step forward in safety: researchers have developed a fire resistant paper, based on nanowires. In addition, the paper is also bacterial resistant and this helps reduce the spread of infections.
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National honeybee day is celebrated each in the U.S. This year the day falls on August 20. Due to the decline in bee populations around the world, the focus for 2016 is on bee conservation.
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Research into the human microbiome is revealing key information related to health and well being. A new tranche of this research has found variations to the microbial community in the lungs of infants offer clues about susceptibility to lung diseases.
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Standard to validate microorganism testing methods (food)
ISO
16140:2003 for the validation of alternative (proprietary) microbiological
methods has just been revised. The new multipart standard provides a specific
protocol and guidelines for the validation of methods both proprietary
(commercial) or not. Propriet...
ISO 16140:2003 for the validation of alternative (proprietary) microbiological methods has just been revised. The new multipart standard provides a specific protocol and guidelines for the validation of methods both proprieta...
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Harry Potter didn't end with the final movie installment and the magic continues with a new theater play in London - "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." Such is the demand that tickets are being sold for thousands of times more than their face value.
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Pharmaceutical microbiologist
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microbiology, bacteriology, mycology, technical writing, journalism
Employment
  • University of Manchester
    Visiting Tutor, 2006 - present
    Tutor for Pharmaceutical Microbiology MSc.
  • Bio Products Laboratory
    Head of Microbiology, 2012 - present
    Departmental head pharmaceutical microbiology.
  • Consultant
    Pharmaceutical Microbiologist, 2010 - present
    Microbiology, sterility assurance and contamination control.
  • NHS Blood and Transplant Blood Products Laboratory
    Head of Microbiology, 2001 - 2012
    Head of Microbiology at BPL
  • Blood Products Laboratory
    Microbiology Manager, 1998 - 2001
    Manager of the microbiology laboratory.
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St Albans
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London - Beckenham - Borehamwood - Radlett
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Microbiologist
Introduction
Pharmaceutical microbiologist, communications lead for Pharmig (Pharmaceutical Microbiology Interest Group), consultant microbiologist, journalist.
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Author of over 400 books, chapters, peer reviewed papers and technical articles, primarily relating to healthcare, microbiology and pharmaceutical science.
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  • Keele University
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Essential Science: Taking on metabolic disorders with starch
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A new study indicates that supplementing the diet of people with metabolic syndrome with resistant starch helps improve the condition. This

Graphene helps boost oil recovery
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Improving the recovery of oil helps to utilize resources better and allows oil companies to maximize efficiency. Central to this is graphene

Review: Absolutely Fabulous is a summer comedy hit (Includes interview a...
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After a gap from the television screens, Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley bring their cherished comedy to the big screen with ‘Absolutely

Is deep fried water set to be the next big thing?
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Despite fried food not being high up on the healthy eating charts, many consumers still pursue food stuff battered and fried in oil. One man

Why has the cost of EpiPens increased for consumers?
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Epipens, used by those who suffer from allergies and anaphylaxis have significantly risen in cost over the past year. Pharmacists are puttin

Nanotechnology allows all data to be deleted
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The total removal of digital data is not easily achieved. A new application of electron beams provides a new way of achieving this.

Call to ban helium balloons to save supplies
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Medical reserves of helium gas have reduced to such a low level that doctors are calling for a ban on using the gas in party balloons to pre

Rosetta comet set to crash-land
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The European Space Agency has announced the countdown to the end of the Rosetta Comet space probe. The probe will be crash-landed on Comet 6

What does Google really know about us?
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Google has launched a new site called "My Activity." The website reveals absolutely everything Google knows about its users.

Gene editing could rid you of herpes
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Most people carry the herpes virus, although only a few suffer with recurrent cold sores. Advances in gene editing pose the promise of getti

Bear kills cyclist near Glacier National Park
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Police have reported that a grizzly bear attacked and killed a cyclist close to the Glacier National Park, located in Montana.

Nanotechnology harnessed for disease detection
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Researchers are utilizing nanoscale technology to design machines aimed at disease detection. These promise faster and more accurate diagnos

Contagious cancers spreading among shellfish
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Transmission of cancers between marine animals is more common than biologists had realized. New data suggests that cancers are spreading at

Squeezing the most out of soaps and shower gels
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An innovative new coating has transformed the use of soaps and shower gels. One of the frustrations faced by consumers is getting the remain

Tapping emotions with electronic tattoos
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Collecting information about a patient’s physiological condition ordinarily involves a procedure called electromyography. This isn’t always

New graphene based material leads to flexible screens
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A new technique, using the carbon based material graphene, should mean that fold-away electronics are a step closer to being a reality.

Beneficial bacteria protect against breast cancer
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New research suggests that women who avoid breast cancer have a different microbial profile (microbiome) to those who are at a greater risk

New nano-sensor detects food poisoning organisms
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There are several tests for food poisoning bacteria. However, most are limited by their sensitivity or the time taken to obtain a result. A

Diesel cars are more polluting at lower temperatures
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A new study suggests that pollution from diesel run cars is far worse when it is colder than 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit) outs

Taylor Swift calls for copyright law reform
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A group of artists, including Taylor Swift, U2, Sir Elton John, and Sir Paul McCartney, have joined a campaign to get online copyright laws

The Bio Products Laboratory (BPL) is a United Kingdom based organisation involved in the manufacture of human blood plasma products. It is located in Elstree and is owned by the UK Government's Department of Health (DoH). BPL is run as a commercial business and supplies plasma derived products to the National Health Service in the UK as well as to overseas markets. The laboratory has one of the leading pharmaceutical microbiology centers in Europe.
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OK range of food, limited for vegetarians.
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Great place to eat, good quality food and drink. Nice range of cocktails!
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Good food. Relaxing atmosphere. Parking is a little difficult
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Average shopping experience, a bit hit and miss.
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Fascinating insight into the father of evolution, plus an impressive period home.
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Great venue. Comfortable seats. Friendly bar.
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