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Robin Skuce

Job Title:
Regional Advisor - Northern Ireland


Robin as a BSc in Microbiology, PhD in Molecular Virology from Queens University Belfast (QUB), post-doctoral research on the attenuation of poliovirus vaccine strains (University of Reading); appointed Veterinary Research Officer in the early 1990s, ISO17025 accreditation Technical Manager.

Through DAERA- and externally funded R&D, Robin and colleagues have become recognised internationally for developing novel DNA-based approaches to studying the detection, evolution, and transmission of important bacterial pathogens, notably Mycobacterium bovis the causative agent of bovine TB. More recently, work has included collaboration with the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to investigate host (cattle) genetic susceptibility to bovine TB and exploiting pathogen whole-genome sequencing to determine transmission chains in bovine TB outbreaks, respectively. Robin has authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications, several textbook chapters and has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international scientific conferences and has audited international reference labs.

He is an Affiliate Member of the University of Glasgow and has held an Honorary Professorship at Queens University Belfas (QUB).

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