Professor Brendan Kenny
Professor of Medical Microbiology

Roles and Responsibilities

Institute Biological Safety Supervisor

Qualifications

B.A. Mod. Genetics (Hons; 1986) Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
PhD: (1991) Microbial Molecular Biology, Dept. of Genetics, Leicester University

Previous Positions

Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Basic Biomedical Sciences (2001-2006)
Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow in Basic Biomedical Sciences (1997-2001)

Research Fellow University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (1993-97): Funded in part by fellowships from
EMBO (European European Molecular Biology Organisation)
HFSP (Human Frontiers Science Program)

Research Fellow at University of Paris-Sud (1992-1993)

Memberships

Society of General Microbiology (2000 onwards)

British Society of Cell Biology (2007 onwards)

Honours and Awards

Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Basic Biomedical Sciences (2001-2006)

Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow in Basic Biomedical Sciences (1997-2001)

10th Anniversary Award 1999 (Human Frontiers Science Program)

Fleming Prize Lecture 2001 (Society of General Microbiology)

EMBO (European European Molecular Biology Organisation) Fellowship

HFSP (Human Frontiers Science Program) Fellowship

Languages

English

Research Interests

Current Research
Pathogenicity of enteropathogenic (EPEC) and enterohemorrhagic (EHEC) Escherichia coli.

Use of molecular, biochemical, cellular and microscopy based approaches to study pathogen-host interactions and elucidate the mechanism(s) by which these pathogens subvert host cellular processes to induce disease.

Past Research
Mechanism of secretion of haemolysin from Escherichia coli (Leicester University and Universite Paris-Sud [Orsay], France)

Molecular biology of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) and cell biology of EPEC - host cell interactions (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

Postgraduate Supervision

Yes

Esteem Indicators

Associate Editor of Microbiology (2003-2009)

Editorial Board member of Microbes and Infection (2003-2007)

Co-editor with Raphael Valdivia on 'Host-microbe interactions- bacteria issue for Current Opinions in Microbiology (Vol. 12, Issue 1 scheduled for Feb 2009)'

Undergraduate Teaching

MIC3047 (Bacterial Pathogenicity and Disease)
MIC225
MIC2028 (Practical)
PSC311 (Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract)
PSC3013_11, PSC3012
PGY8003 (MRes Cell Signalling

Essays (MIC225 - 2nd Stage)

Undergraduate Projects

Postgraduate Teaching

Msc and PhD students