Julie Bennet

Senior Scientific Assistant, Virology
Department:Crop Science and Production Systems
Tel:+44 (0)1732 843833
DD:+44 (0)1732 523754
Fax:+44 (0)1732 849067

Research Interests

My main areas of interest are virology, molecular biology and quantatative PCR.  I am involved in the development of an improved method for RNA extraction for Mushroom Virus X (MVX) from compost.  Also, the extraction and analysis of dsRNA from mushroom fruit bodies and mycelium.

Selected Publications

  • Ferns, R.B., Kirk, S., Bennett, J., Williams, I., Edwards, S. and Pillay, D . (2009). The dynamics of appearance and disappearance of HIV-1 integrase mutations during Raltegravir therapy. AIDS,23(16) . 2159-64.
  • Sadiq, S,T, Taylor, S, Copas, A, J, BENNETT, J, Kaye, S, Drake, S, M, Kirk, S, Pillay, D, Weller, I . (2005). The effects of urethritis on seminal plasma HIV-1 RNA loads in homosexual men not receiving antiretroviral therapy. Sex Transm Infect. 81(2). 120-3.
  • Sadiq, S,T, McSorley, J, Copas, A, J, BENNETT, J, Edwards, S, J, Kaye, S, Kirk, S, French, P , Weller, I,V. (2005). The effects of early syphilis on CD4 counts and HIV-1 RNA viral loads in blood and semen. Sex Transm Infect. 81(5). 380-5.
  • Jalal H, Bibby DF, Tang JW, Bennett J, Kyriakou C, Peggs K, Cubitt D, Brink NS, Ward KN, Tedder RS. (2005). First reported outbreak of diarrhea due to adenovirus infection in a hematology unit for adults. J Clin Microbiol. 43(6). 257.
  • Taylor, S, Sadiq, S,T, Weller,I , Kaye, S, Workman, J, Cane, P,A, BENNETT, J, Copas, A,J, Drake, S, M, Pillay, D . (2003). Drug resistant HIV-1 in the semen of men receiving antiretroviral therapy with acute sexually transmitted infections. Antivir Ther. 8(5). 479-83.
  • Sadiq, S,T, Taylor, S, Kaye, S, BENNETT, J, Johnstone, R, Byrne, P, Copas, A,J, Drake, S, M, Pillay, D, Weller,I . (2002). The effect of antiretroviral therapy on HIV-1 RNA loads in seminal plasma in HIV-1 positive patients with and without arthritis. AIDS 16 (2). 219-25.
  • Hartley, J, C, Kaye, S, BENNETT, J, Ridgway, G. (2001). PCR detection and molecular identification of Chlamydiaceae species. J Clin Micro. 39(9). 3072-9.
  • BENNETT, J. M, Kaye, S, Berry, N, Tedder, RS. (1999). A quantitative PCR method for the assay of HIV-1 provirus load in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. J. Virol Methods. 83. 11-20.
  • Hanson, P, J, BENNETT, J, Jefferies D, J, Collins, J. (1994). Enteroviruses, endoscopy and infection control: an applied study. J Hosp Infect. 27(1). 61-67.
  • McKeating, J. A, BENNETT,J, Zolla-Pazner, S, Schutten, M, Ashelford, S, Leigh-Brown, A, Balfe, P. (1993). Resistance of a human serum selected HIV-1 escape mutant to neutralisation by CD4 binding site monoclonal antibodies is conferred by a single amino acid change in gp 120. J. Virol. 67. 5216-5225.
  • Claydon, E, BENNETT, J, Gor, D, Forster, S.M. (1991). Transient elevation of serum HIV antigen levels associated with intercurrent infection. AIDS 5. 113-114.
  • Peters, B. S, BENNETT, J. M, Jefferies, D, Knox, K, Kocsis, A, Pinching, A. J. (1990). Ineffectiveness of AL721 in HIV disease. The Lancet 335. 545-546.
  • Clarke, J. R, Krishnan, V, BENNETT, J. M, Mitchell, D, Jefferies, D. J. (1990). Detection of HIV -1 in Human lung macrophages using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). AIDS 5. 1133-1136.

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