Dr Kata Farkas

Swyddog Ymchwil Canolfan Shellfish

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2nd floor, Marine Centre Wales

School of Ocean Sciences

Menai Bridge LL59 5AB

Phone: +44 (0) 1248 382615

Email: k.farkas@bangor.ac.uk

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I competed my PhD in microbiology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2014. My research focused on the fate and behaviour of enteric viruses in groundwater. After finishing my studies, I was involved in various project that uses viral metagenomics approaches to identify viruses (both known and novel) in various ecosystems. Since 2015, I have been working at the Bangor University, on the Viraqua Project (www.viraqua.uk; 2015-2018) and at the Shellfish Centre (2019-onward).

My research focuses on the ecology and survival of viruses in the aquatic environment with a special interest in the fate of enteric viruses. Enteric viruses are responsible for the majority of gastroenteral illnesses globally putting an enormous burden on healthcare systems and the wider economy. These pathogens are often found in water reservoirs (recreational and drinking water sources, shellfish harvesting areas) and hence responsible for water- and foodborne outbreaks. I design and validate methods for the recovery of enteric viruses in the aquatic environment in order to quantify infectious viruses, understand viral ecology, describe novel and emerging strains and model viral transport in the environment.

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    A Gel Filtration-Based Method for the Purification of Infectious Rotavirus Particles for Environmental Research Applications

    Farkas, K., Pang, L., Lin, S., Williamson, W., Easingwood, R., Fredericks, R., Jaffer, M. A. & Varsani, A., 1 Rhag 2013, Yn : Food and Environmental Virology. 5, 4, t. 231-235

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    Abundance and Distribution of Enteric Bacteria and Viruses in Coastal and Estuarine Sediments—a Review

    Hassard, F., Gwyther, C. L., Farkas, K., Andrews, A., Jones, V., Cox, B., Brett, H., Jones, D., McDonald, J. & Malham, S., 1 Tach 2016, Yn : Frontiers in Microbiology.

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    Adsorption of Rotavirus, MS2 Bacteriophage and Surface-Modified Silica Nanoparticles to Hydrophobic Matter

    Farkas, K., Pang, L. & Varsani, A., 1 Medi 2015, Yn : Food and Environmental Virology. 7, 3, t. 261-268

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    Critical Evaluation of CrAssphage as a Molecular Marker for Human-Derived Wastewater Contamination in the Aquatic Environment

    Farkas, K., Adriaenssens, E. M., Walker, D. I., McDonald, J., Malham, S. & Jones, D. L., 1 Meh 2019, Yn : Food and Environmental Virology. 11, 2, t. 113-119

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  6. Detection and genotype analysis of Giardia duodenalis from asymptomatic Hungarian inhabitants and comparative findings in three distinct locations

    Plutzer, J., Torokne, A., Szenasi, Z., Kucsera, I., Farkas, K. & Karanis, P., Maw 2014, Yn : Acta microbiologica et immunologica Hungarica. 61, 1, t. 19-26

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    Evaluation of Molecular Methods for the Detection and Quantification of Pathogen-Derived Nucleic Acids in Sediment

    Farkas, K., Hassard, F., McDonald, J., Malham, S. & Jones, D., 24 Ion 2017, Yn : Frontiers in Microbiology. 6, t. 1-12 53.

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    Evaluation of Two Triplex One-Step qRT-PCR Assays for the Quantification of Human Enteric Viruses in Environmental Samples

    Farkas, K., Peters, D. E., McDonald, J., de Rougemont, A., Malham, S. & Jones, D., Medi 2017, Yn : Food and Environmental Virology. 9, 3, t. 342-349

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    Fish polyomaviruses belong to two distinct evolutionary lineages

    Van Doorslaer, K., Kraberger, S., Austin, C., Farkas, K., Bergeman, M., Paunil, E., Davison, W. & Varsani, A., 8 Maw 2018, Yn : Journal of General Virology. 99, 4, t. 567-573

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    Genome sequence of a diverse goose circovirus recovered from greylag goose

    Stenzel, T., Farkas, K. & Varsani, A., 30 Gorff 2015, Yn : Genome Announcements. 3, 4, e00767-15.

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    Genome sequences of Beet curly top Iran virus, Oat dwarf virus, Turnip curly top virus, and wheat dwarf virus identified in leafhoppers

    Kamali, M., Heydarnejad, J., Pouramini, N., Masumi, H., Farkas, K., Kraberger, S. & Varsani, A., 23 Chwef 2017, Yn : Genome Announcements. 5, 8, e01674-16.

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  12. Genome sequences of a capulavirus infecting Plantago lanceolata in the Åland archipelago of Finland

    Susi, H., Laine, A-L., Filloux, D., Kraberger, S., Farkas, K., Bernardo, P., Frilander, M. J., Martin, D. P., Varsani, A. & Roumagnac, P., 1 Gorff 2017, Yn : Archives of Virology. 162, 7, t. 2041-2045

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    Genomoviruses associated with mountain and western pine beetles

    Kraberger, S., Hofstetter, R. W., Potter, K. A., Farkas, K. & Varsani, A., 2 Medi 2018, Yn : Virus Research. 256, t. 17-20

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    Identification of an avian polyomavirus associated with Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae)

    Varsani, A., Porzig, E. L., Jennnings, S., Kraberger, S., Farkas, K., Julian, L., Massaro, M., Ballard, G. & Ainley, D. G., 1 Ebr 2015, Yn : Journal of General Virology. 96, t. 851-857

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  15. Identification of novel Bromus- and Trifolium-associated circular DNA viruses

    Kraberger, S., Farkas, K., Bernardo, P., Booke, C., Argüello-Astorga, G. R., Mesléard, F., Martin, D. P., Roumagnac, P. & Varsani, A., Mai 2015, Yn : Archives of Virology. 160, 5, t. 1303-1311

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    Mimicking filtration and transport of rotavirus and adenovirus in sand media using DNA-labeled, protein-coated silica nanoparticles

    Pang, L., Farkas, K., Bennett, G., Varsani, A., Easingwood, R., Tilley, R., Nowostawska, U. & Lin, S., 1 Hyd 2014, Yn : Water Research. 62, t. 167-179

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    Molecular characterization and prevalence of two capulaviruses: Alfalfa leaf curl virus from France and Euphorbia caput-medusae latent virus from South Africa

    Bernardo, P., Muhire, B., Francois, S., Deshoux, M., Hartnady, P., Farkas, K., Kraberger, S., Filloux, D., Fernandez, E., Galzi, S., Ferdinand, R., Granier, M., Marais, A., Blasco, P. M., Candresse, T., Escriu, F., Varsani, A., Harkins, G. W., Martin, D. P. & Roumagnac, P., 1 Meh 2016, Yn : Virology. 493, t. 142-153

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    Seasonal and diurnal surveillance of treated and untreated wastewater for human enteric viruses

    Farkas, K., Marshall, M., Cooper, D., McDonald, J., Malham, S., Peters, D. E., Maloney, J. & Jones, D. L., 1 Tach 2018, Yn : Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 25, 33, t. 33391-33401

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    Seasonal and spatial dynamics of enteric viruses in wastewater and in riverine and estuarine receiving waters

    Malham, S., Farkas, K., McDonald, J., Jones, D. L., Cooper, D. & de Rougemont, A., 1 Medi 2018, Yn : Science of the Total Environment. 634, t. 1174 1183 t.

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  20. Serological responses to Cryptosporidium antigens in inhabitants of Hungary using conventionally filtered surface water and riverbank filtered drinking water

    Farkas, K., Plutzer, J., Moltchanova, E., Torokne, A., Varro, M. J., Domokos, K., Frost, F. & Hunter, P. R., Hyd 2015, Yn : Epidemiology and Infection. 143, 13, t. 2743-2747

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    Size exclusion-based purification and PCR-based quantitation of MS2 bacteriophage particles for environmental applications

    Farkas, K., Varsani, A., Marjoshi, D., Easingwood, R., McGill, E. & Pang, L., 1 Maw 2015, Yn : Journal of Virological Methods. t. 135-138

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    The ancient evolutionary history of polyomaviruses

    Buck, C. B., Van Doorslaer, K., Peretti, A., Geoghegan, E. M., Tisza, M. J., An, P., Katz, J. P., Pipas, J. M., McBride, A. A., Camus, A. C., McDermott, A. J., Dill, J. A., Delwart, E., Ng, T. F. F., Farkas, K., Austin, C., Kraberger, S., Davison, W., Pastrana, F. V. & Varsani, A., 19 Ebr 2016, Yn : PLoS Pathogens. 12, 4, e1005574.

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  23. Tracking effluent discharges in undisturbed stony soil and alluvial gravel aquifer using synthetic DNA tracers

    Pang, L., Robson, B., Farkas, K., McGill, E., Varsani, A., Gillot, L., Li, J. & Abraham, P., 15 Awst 2017, Yn : Science of the Total Environment. 592, t. 144-152

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    Two-Step Concentration of Complex Water Samples for the Detection of Viruses

    Farkas, K., McDonald, J., Malham, S. & Jones, D. L., 10 Medi 2018, Yn : Methods and Protocols. 1, 3, 35.

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    Viral dispersal in the coastal zone: a method to quantify water quality risk

    Robins, P., Farkas, K., Jones, D. L., Cooper, D. & Malham, S., Mai 2019, Yn : Environment International. 126, t. 430-442

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    Viromic Analysis of Wastewater Input to a River Catchment Reveals a Diverse Assemblage of RNA Viruses

    Adriaenssens, E. M., Farkas, K., Harrison, C., Jones, D. L., Allison, H. E. & McCarthy, A., 22 Mai 2018, Yn : mSystems. 3, 3, e00025-18.

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