Listeria Monocytogenes

In 2018, one of the world’s worst outbreaks of listeriosis occurred in South Africa where a contaminated food processing plant resulted in over 1000 cases and over 200 deaths.


Listeria is quite a tough bug and is able to withstand environmental stresses that would usually be too much for most other bacteria.

Jack and his team are attempting to create a rapid test to quickly identify the type of Listeria monocytogenes present and whether or not it is virulent.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement no. 955330

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