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Dr Kelly Thornber

Dr Kelly Thornber

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

 01392 72 4677

 Geoffrey Pope 201

 

Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK

Overview

I am interested in using public engagement and interdisciplinary approaches to apply biosciences research to real-world issues.  My current work focuses on:

  • Addressing the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in particular finding ways to reduce or mitigate for the impacts of environmental antimicrobial pollution or carriage of resistant bacteria.
  • Developing more sustainable aquaculture (fish and shrimp farming) practices, both in the UK and globally.  This is largely through seeking to improve biosecurity and reduce the need for chemical usage (including antibiotics).

Qualifications

2003 - 2006 DPhil Biochemistry, Balliol College, University of Oxford

2000 - 2003 BSc(hons) Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry, University of Nottingham

Career

2019 - present Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Exeter

2017 - 2019 Daphne Jackson Research Fellow (funded by BBSRC), University of Exeter

2011 - 2017 Freelance Science Writer and Owner of Scientific Scripts (science communications business)

2008 - 2010 Scientific Administrator, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

2007 - 2008 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

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Research interests

I am interested in using public engagement and interdisciplinary approaches to apply biosciences research to real-world issues.  My current work focuses on:

  • Addressing the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in particular finding ways to reduce or mitigate for the impacts of environmental antimicrobial pollution or carriage of resistant bacteria.
  • Developing more sustainable aquaculture (fish and shrimp farming) practices, both in the UK and globally.  This is largely through seeking to improve biosecurity and reduce the need for chemical usage (including antibiotics).

Research projects

2020 - 2022 Improving hatchery biosecurity for a sustainable shrimp industry in Bangladesh.  Funded by GCRF/BBSRC/NERC. This multidisciplinary project seeks to engage with the hatchery sector in the Bangladesh shrimp industry to improve biosecurity, thereby reducing the risk of disease, environmental impact and the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

2019 - 2020 Building a University-Wide Antimicrobial Resistance Research Community.  Funded by University of Exeter Provost Fund.

2018 - 2019 Supporting sustainable shrimp aquaculture in Bangladesh by raising awareness of the impacts of antibiotic use amongst farmers.  Funded by GCRF/EPSRC. This public engagement project was aimed at developing an animation on antimicrobial resistance in Bangladesh aquaculture, and delivering this to Bangladesh aquaculture farmers to encourage more prudent antimicrobial usage.

2018 - 2019 Environmental impacts of Bangladesh shrimp aquaculture: a multidimensional study to address local issues with global impact.  Funded by GW4 Seed Award.

2017 - 2019 Establishing factors that influence changes in the abundance and diversity of antimicrobial resistance genes in Asian aquaculture.  Interdisciplinary post-doctoral research fellowship that investigated the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance genes in aquaculture ponds in Bangladesh.

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Journal articles

Thornber K, Verner-Jeffreys D, Hinchliffe S, Rahman MM, Bass D, Tyler CR (2020). Evaluating antimicrobial resistance in the global shrimp industry. Reviews in Aquaculture, 12(2), 966-986. Abstract.  Full text.
Thornber K, Huso D, Rahman MM, Biswas H, Rahman MH, Brum E, Tyler CR (2019). Raising awareness of antimicrobial resistance in rural aquaculture practice in Bangladesh through digital communications: a pilot study. Glob Health Action, 12(sup1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Colomba A, Giuriato S, Dejean E, Thornber K, Delsol G, Tronchère H, Meggetto F, Payrastre B, Gaits-Iacovoni F (2011). Inhibition of Rac controls NPM-ALK-dependent lymphoma development and dissemination. Blood Cancer J, 1(6). Abstract.  Author URL.
Thornber K, Colomba A, Ceccato L, Delsol G, Payrastre B, Gaits-Iacovoni F (2009). Reactive oxygen species and lipoxygenases regulate the oncogenicity of NPM-ALK-positive anaplastic large cell lymphomas. Oncogene, 28(29), 2690-2696. Abstract.  Author URL.
Pears CJ, Thornber K, Auger JM, Hughes CE, Grygielska B, Protty MB, Pearce AC, Watson SP (2008). Differential roles of the PKC novel isoforms, PKCdelta and PKCepsilon, in mouse and human platelets. PLoS One, 3(11). Abstract.  Author URL.
Thornber K, McCarty OJT, Watson SP, Pears CJ (2006). Distinct but critical roles for integrin alphaIIbbeta3 in platelet lamellipodia formation on fibrinogen, collagen-related peptide and thrombin. FEBS J, 273(22), 5032-5043. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2020

Thornber K, Verner-Jeffreys D, Hinchliffe S, Rahman MM, Bass D, Tyler CR (2020). Evaluating antimicrobial resistance in the global shrimp industry. Reviews in Aquaculture, 12(2), 966-986. Abstract.  Full text.

2019

Thornber K, Huso D, Rahman MM, Biswas H, Rahman MH, Brum E, Tyler CR (2019). Raising awareness of antimicrobial resistance in rural aquaculture practice in Bangladesh through digital communications: a pilot study. Glob Health Action, 12(sup1). Abstract.  Author URL.

2011

Colomba A, Giuriato S, Dejean E, Thornber K, Delsol G, Tronchère H, Meggetto F, Payrastre B, Gaits-Iacovoni F (2011). Inhibition of Rac controls NPM-ALK-dependent lymphoma development and dissemination. Blood Cancer J, 1(6). Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Thornber K, Colomba A, Ceccato L, Delsol G, Payrastre B, Gaits-Iacovoni F (2009). Reactive oxygen species and lipoxygenases regulate the oncogenicity of NPM-ALK-positive anaplastic large cell lymphomas. Oncogene, 28(29), 2690-2696. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Pears CJ, Thornber K, Auger JM, Hughes CE, Grygielska B, Protty MB, Pearce AC, Watson SP (2008). Differential roles of the PKC novel isoforms, PKCdelta and PKCepsilon, in mouse and human platelets. PLoS One, 3(11). Abstract.  Author URL.

2006

Thornber K, McCarty OJT, Watson SP, Pears CJ (2006). Distinct but critical roles for integrin alphaIIbbeta3 in platelet lamellipodia formation on fibrinogen, collagen-related peptide and thrombin. FEBS J, 273(22), 5032-5043. Abstract.  Author URL.

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