Dr Ruth McNerney PhD
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Ruth McNerney's Background
Ruth McNerney is an expert on tuberculosis. She is a member of the STOP TB Working Group on New Diagnostics and is a Director of TBAlert, the UK's TB charity that works in the UK, Africa and India. She is currently working on projects to improve access to affordable diagnostics in developing countries. Her previous research has included the development, adaptation and evaluation of tools for the control of tuberculosis. This includes diagnosis, detection of drug resistance, molecular epidemiology and whole genome sequencing. She also has an interest in transmission of the disease. She is experienced in molecular techniques, immunoassay, and previously developed a simple, rapid, low-cost test for drug susceptibility using bacteriophages. She has a strong interest in POC tests and has also developed patient based educational materials to assist diagnosis. She recently organised an international workshop on whole genome sequencing and drug resistant tuberculosis. She receives no financial support from LSHTM.
Ruth McNerney's Affiliation
Ruth McNerney's Teaching
Ruth McNerney teaches students studying control of infectious diseases, molecular biology of infectious diseases and chemotherapy and anti-microbial resistance.
Ruth McNerney's Research
Project: Improving Regulatory Oversight Of In-Vitro Diagnostics In The Developing World: Affordable access to in-vitro diagnostics through regulatory harmonization approaches. Funding from Grand Challenges Canada
Project: Improving access to medical products in developing countries through building capacity for local production and related technology transfer. Funding from WHO, through a grant from the European Union.
- Drug resistance
- Molecular epidemiology
- Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
- Infectious disease
- MDR TB
PolyTB: A genomic variation map for Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Coll, F. ; Preston, M. ; Guerra-Assunção, J.A. ; Hill-Cawthorn, G. ; Harris, D. ; Perdigão, J. ; Viveiros, M. ; Portugal, I. ; Drobniewski, F. ; Gagneux, S. ; Glynn, J.R. ; Pain, A. ; Parkhill, J. ; McNerney, R. ; Martin, N. ; Clark, T.G. ;
Tuberculosis (Edinb), 2014;
Emerging technologies in point-of-care molecular diagnostics for resource-limited settings.
Peeling, R.W. ; McNerney, R. ;
Expert Rev Mol Diagn, 2014;
Rapid Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Recombinase Polymerase Amplification.
Boyle, D.S. ; McNerney, R. ; Teng Low, H. ; Leader, B.T. ; Pérez-Osorio, A.C. ; Meyer, J.C. ; O'Sullivan, D.M. ; Brooks, D.G. ; Piepenburg, O. ; Forrest, M.S. ;
PLoS One, 2014; 9(8):e103091
A robust SNP barcode for typing Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strains.
Coll, F. ; McNerney, R. ; Guerra-Assunção, J.A. ; Glynn, J.R. ; Perdigão, J. ; Viveiros, M. ; Portugal, I. ; Pain, A. ; Martin, N. ; Clark, T.G. ;
Nat Commun, 2014; 5:4812
Improving access to new diagnostics through harmonised regulation: priorities for action.
McNerney, R.; Sollis, K.; Peeling, R.
Afr J Lab Med, 2014; 3(1)
Elucidating emergence and transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in treatment experienced patients by whole genome sequencing.
Clark, T.G. ; Mallard, K. ; Coll, F. ; Preston, M. ; Assefa, S. ; Harris, D. ; Ogwang, S. ; Mumbowa, F. ; Kirenga, B. ; O'Sullivan, D.M. ; Okwera, A. ; Eisenach, K.D. ; Joloba, M. ; Bentley, S.D. ; Ellner, J.J. ; Parkhill, J. ; Jones-López, E.C. ; McNerney, R. ;
PLoS One, 2013; 8(12):e83012
Tuberculosis Diagnostics and Biomarkers: Needs, Challenges, Recent Advances, and Opportunities.
McNerney, R. ; Maeurer, M. ; Abubakar, I. ; Marais, B. ; McHugh, T.D. ; Ford, N. ; Weyer, K. ; Lawn, S. ; Grobusch, M.P. ; Memish, Z. ; Squire, S.B. ; Pantaleo, G. ; Chakaya, J. ; Casenghi, M. ; Migliori, G.B. ; Mwaba, P. ; Zijenah, L. ; Hoelscher, M. ; Cox, H. ; Swaminathan, S. ; Kim, P. ; Schito, M. ; Harari, A. ; Bates, M. ; Schwank, S. ; O'Grady, J. ; Pletschette, M. ; Ditui, L. ; Atun, R. ; Zumla, A. ;
J Infect Dis, 2012;
Effectiveness of the Standard WHO Recommended Retreatment Regimen (Category II) for Tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda: A Prospective Cohort Study.
Jones-López, E.C. ; Ayakaka, I. ; Levin, J. ; Reilly, N. ; Mumbowa, F. ; Dryden-Peterson, S. ; Nyakoojo, G. ; Fennelly, K. ; Temple, B. ; Nakubulwa, S. ; Joloba, M.L. ; Okwera, A. ; Eisenach, K.D. ; McNerney, R. ; Elliott, A.M. ; Ellner, J.J. ; Smith, P.G. ; Mugerwa, R.D. ;
PLoS Med, 2011; 8(3):e1000427
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