Sarah Needs






  • Sarah H. Needs, Sultan I. Donmez, Stephanie P. Bull, Conor McQuaid, Helen M. Osborn and Alexander D. Edwards. (2020) Challenges in microfluidic and point-of-care phenotypic antimicrobial resistance tests. Front. Mech. Eng. | doi: 10.3389/fmech.2020.00073
  • Sultan İlayda Dönmez, Sarah H. Needs, Helen M.I. Osborn, Alexander D. Edwards. (2020) Label-free smartphone quantitation of bacteria by darkfield imaging of light scattering in fluoropolymer micro capillary film allows portable detection of bacteriophage lysis ,Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Volume 323,128645, ISSN 0925-4005,
  • Bull, S. Needs, S and Edwards, A. (2020) Building open lab hardware to tackle antimicrobial resistance. Open Research Case Studies. Report. University of Reading doi:
  • Needs SH, Bull SP, Bravo J et al. Remote videolink observation of model home sampling and home testing devices to simplify usability studies for point-of-care diagnostics [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]Wellcome Open Res 2020, 5:174 (
  • Vesty, E.F., Whitbread, A.L., Needs, Set al. Cross-kingdom signalling regulates spore germination in the moss Physcomitrella patensSci Rep 10, 2614 (2020).



  • Eleanor F. Vesty,  Younousse Saidi,  Laura A. Moody,  Daniel Holloway,  Amy Whitbread,  Sarah Needs, Anushree Choudhary,  Bethany Burns,  Daniel McLeod, Susan J. Bradshaw, Hansol Bae, Brian Christopher King, George W. Bassel, Henrik Toft Simonsen, Juliet C. Coates. The decision to germinate is regulated by divergent molecular networks in spores and seeds. The New Phytologist. Published online 2016 Jun 3. doi: 10.1111/nph.14018