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 SciencesAfter 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. Awarded the Hind Rattan 2018 "Jewel of India" Award from the Indian Government (Non-Resident Indian Welfare Society of India) for diasporal achievements in academia within the country of my birth- the UK.https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/academic-named-jewel-of-india-in-recognition-of-international-impact
Lead for Microbial Diagnostics and Infection Control Research Group
ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-5965-4055
Follow me on Twitter: @tinaljoshi
Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (FIBMS)
Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy
Member of Royal Society of Biology (MRSB)
Member of Society for Applied Microbiology
Member of Microbiology Society
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.Currently obtaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice for teaching responsibilities.
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-based 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.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
Grants & contracts
Total Value: £15000
(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)
Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Travel Grant. Biology of Anthrax, Tampa, Florida. November 2016
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Other academic activities
Baillie, L & Joshi L.T. PCT/GB2013/051149 & PCT/GB2013/051151. A screening method for the detection of Clostridium difficile.
New Scientist Live! “Ask a Biologist” Expert. “Could microwaves save my life?”. Royal Society of Biology. Excel Arena, London. Saturday 30th September 2017
Science and the Assembly- Antimicrobial Resistance. Invited Expert Panel Member. Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance. Now and the Future. National Assembly of Wales, Royal Society of Chemistry, 6th June 2017
“RS Accessing the Scientists” event at Houses of Parliament, Westminster, UK (23rd November 2015).
BBC Radio Wales interview about “Women in Science” June 2015.
“SoapBox Science Swansea June 2015” promoting and disseminating research done by female scientists in STEM. Given to Public. “Microwaving superbugs – transforming point-of-care diagnostics” & BBC Radio Wales interview
SET for Britain Finalist March 2015. Houses of Parliament, Westminster, UK.
Broadcast on Radio Cardiff December 2014 to explain my research into rapid detection of AMR
Institute of Engineering Schools Christmas Lecture December 2014 “Bug busting- new microwave assisted approaches for detecting antibiotic resistant bacteria”. Given to pupils from high schools in the local area to encourage interest in STEM subjects.
Cardiff Science Festival 2014: Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Public Lecture,Cardiff Science Festival July 2014. “Bug busting- new microwave assisted approaches for detecting antibiotic resistant bacteria”. Informing public about antimicrobial resistance.