I have authored 33 articlesin peer-reviewed journals (4 as first author), 3 book chapters and a patent in the areas of medical and molecular biology. I have co-edited a book on viral vectors.
I am a member of the Society for General Microbiology (SGM).
My current responsibilities include :-
Leadership of the MSc/PGDip Biomedical Sciences (Medical Microbiology) programme.
Leadership of the postgraduate specialist Medical Microbiology module s (BMS4417/27/37/47).
Contribution to the teaching of microbiology on undergraduate and postgraduate biomedical science, bioscience and environmental health programmes, as well as supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate student research projects.
Link tutor for the Middlesex University Biomedical Science students on placement at North Middlesex University Hospital Pathology Departments.
Member of the School of Health & Social Sciences Genetic Modification Safety Committee
Diagnostic medical microbiology
Viral expression and replication strategies
Molecular genetic approaches to the detection and characterisation of pathogens
Generation of recombinant viruses for use in gene characterisation-, target validation-, vaccine development and gene therapy studies.
Honisch, Christiane and Serafim, Vlad and Hennessy, Nicola and Allen, David J. and Ring, Christopher J. and Pantoja Munoz, Leonardo and Gharbia, Saheer E. and Shah, Ajit J. and Shah, Haroun N. (2017) Microbial DNA analysis by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. In: MALDI-TOF and Tandem MS for Clinical Microbiology. Shah, Haroun N. and Gharbia, Saheer E. , eds. Wiley, Oxford, pp. 187-209. ISBN 9781118960257
Serafim, Vlad and Ring, Christopher J. and Pantoja, Leonardo and Shah, H. and Shah, Ajit J. (2017) Rapid identification of E. coli bacteriophages using mass spectrometry. Journal of Proteomics and Enzymology , 6 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2470-1289
Cazzin, C. and Piccoli, L. and Massagrande, M. and Garbati, N. and Michielin, F. and Knaus, H.-G. and Ring, Christopher J. and Morrison, A.D. and Merlo-Pich, E. and Rovo, Z. and Astori, S. and Luthi, A. and Corti, C. and Corsi, M. (2011) rKv1.2 overexpression in the central medial thalamic area decreases caffeine-induced arousal. Genes, Brain and Behavior , 10 (8). pp. 817-827. ISSN 1601-1848
Kollarik, M. and Carr, M.J. and Ru, F. and Ring, Christopher J. and Hart, V.J. and Murdock, P. and Myers, A.C. and Muroi, Y. and Undem, B.J. (2010) Transgene expression and effective gene silencing in vagal afferent neurons in vivo using recombinant adeno-associated virus vectors. The Journal of Physiology , 588 (21). pp. 4303-4315. ISSN 0022-3751
Cazzin, Chiara and Zanderigo, Floriana and Costantini, Vivian J. A. and Zambello, Erika and Ring, Christopher J. and Morrison, Alastair D. and Caberlotto, Laura and Kew, James N. C. (2010) Adenoviral-mediated Cre expression effectively suppresses GlyT1 binding in the thalamic area of GlyT1 conditional knock-out mice. Journal of Neuroscience Methods , 193 (2). pp. 254-263. ISSN 0165-0270