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Colin Charnock

Colin Charnock



Colin Charnock is a professor of microbiology at the Faculty of Health Sciences (OsloMet) where he specializes in research on microbiomes, antibiotic resistance, and drug development. He holds a joint honours degree in microbiology and biochemistry from Kings College London and a master’s degree in molecular biology from the University of Oslo (UiO). His PhD from the Department of Pharmacy (UiO) was based on investigations in the field of molecular systematics of bacteria. He has industrial experience where he worked mainly on evaluating and improving methods of clean drinking water production and distribution .

Subject areas

Microbiology   Biochemistry   Molecular biology   Antibiotics   Microbiomes  Drug development  Drinking water quality

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Health sciences

Research projects

Scientific publications

Naqvi, Maria ; Fineide, Fredrik; Utheim, Tor Paaske ; Charnock, Colin (2024). Culture- and non-culture-based approaches reveal unique features of the ocular microbiome in dry eye patients. 6 p. The ocular surface. Vol. 32.

Rochette, Yngvild Bergsholm; Feiring, Marte ; Charnock, Colin ; Holm, Lene Berge ; Krogstad, Tonje (2023). Exploring patients' adherence to antibiotics by understanding their health knowledge and relational communication in encounters with pharmacists and physicians. Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy (ERCSP). Vol. 12.

Charnock, Colin (2023). Agar og fosfat – ikke så skjønn forening. 6 p. Bioingeniøren. Vol. 2023.

Tunsjø, Hege ; Ullmann, Ingvild Falkum; Charnock, Colin (2023). A preliminary study of the use of MinION sequencing to specifically detect Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in culture swipes containing multiple serovars of this species. Scientific Reports. Vol. 13.

Rochette, Yngvild Bergsholm; Feiring, Marte ; Charnock, Colin ; Krogstad, Tonje ; Holm, Lene Berge (2023). Positioning of community pharmacists in interactions with general practitioners and patients regarding prescribing and using antibiotics. Journal of Interprofessional Care. Vol. 37.

Tingstad, Ragna Husby; Norheim, Frode Amador; Haugen, Fred; Feng, Yuan Zeng; Tunsjø, Hege ; Thoresen, G. Hege; Rustan, Arild Christian; Charnock, Colin ; Aas, Vigdis (2021). The effect of toll-like receptor ligands on energy metabolism and myokine expression and secretion in cultured human skeletal muscle cells. 13 p. Scientific Reports. Vol. 11.

Charnock, Colin (2021). A simple and novel method for the production of polyethylene terephthalate containing agar plates for the growth and detection of bacteria able to hydrolyze this plastic. Journal of Microbiological Methods.

Charnock, Colin (2021). Norwegian Soils and Waters Contain Mesophilic, Plastic-Degrading Bacteria. Microorganisms. Vol. 9.

Ullmann, Ingvild Falkum; Nygaard, Anders Benteson; Tunsjø, Hege ; Charnock, Colin (2020). Whole genome sequencing and antibiotic diffusion assays, provide new insight on drug resistance in the genus Pedobacter. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. Vol. 96:fiaa088.

Myhrstad, Mari ; Tunsjø, Hege ; Charnock, Colin ; Telle-Hansen, Vibeke (2020). Dietary fiber, gut microbiota, and metabolic regulation-current status in human randomized trials. Nutrients. Vol. 12:859.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete