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James Trudgett, CHE Science and Management

Specialties and Expertise

  • Molecular detection of agricultural pathogens; High-throughput sequencing; Bioinformatics



  • Certificate of Higher Education: Napier University, Edinburgh

Select Awards, Achievements, and Publications

  • Zaczek-Moczydłowska MA, Young GK, Trudgett J, et al. Phage cocktail containing Podoviridae and Myoviridae bacteriophages inhibits the growth of Pectobacterium spp. under in vitro and in vivo conditions. PLoS One. 2020;15(4):e0230842.
  • Zaczek-Moczydłowska MA, Young GK, Trudgett J, Fleming CC, Campbell K, O’Hanlon R. Genomic characterization, formulation and efficacy in planta of a Siphoviridae and Podoviridae protection cocktail against the bacterial plant pathogens Pectobacterium spp. Viruses. 2020;12(2):150.
  • Devaney R, Trudgett J, Trudgett A, Meharg C, Smyth V. A metagenomic comparison of endemic viruses from broiler chickens with runting-stunting syndrome and from normal birds. Avian Pathol. 2016;45(6):616-629.
  • Smyth V, Trudgett J, Wylie M, et al. Chicken astrovirus detected in hatchability problems associated with “white chicks.” Vet Rec. 2013;173(16):403-404.
  • Smyth VJ, Todd D, Trudgett J, Lee A, Welsh MD. Capsid protein sequence diversity of chicken astrovirus. Avian Pathol. 2012;41(2):151-159.