Dr Kaye Burgess,

Dr Kaye Burgess, is a molecular microbiologist and Senior Research Officer at Teagasc Food Research Centre in Ashtown, Dublin. Kaye’s research focus is on understanding the behaviour and virulence of microbial pathogens, in particular Gram-negative pathogens, along the farm to fork chain. She is particularly interested on the role that stresses encountered in the food chain may have on the adaptation and persistence of foodborne pathogens. She currently coordinates and participates in a number of DAFM and EPA funded projects and was a work group leader on the recently completed EU FP7 project AQUAVALENS. She is on the management committee of the EU COST Action HUPLANTcontrol which is focused on the control of human pathogens in plant production systems.  She is currently a host mentor for the Enterprise Ireland-Marie Skłodowska Curie CareerFit programme.