John McGiven

John McGiven

Head of National Reference Laboratory for Brucellosis and Brucellosis Disease Consultant

Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA), UK

Tel: 0208 0269 757






Network Investigator


Research Keywords: 

Brucellosis; diagnosis; protection; epidemiology; control



My main interest is in the diagnosis and control of brucellosis. I have been working on Brucellosis at the APHA for over 20 years. I am the Head of the National Reference Laboratory for Brucellosis and the APHA’s disease consultant.


Key Publications:

Bundle, D. R., and J. McGiven. 2017. Brucellosis: Improved Diagnostics and Vaccine Insights from Synthetic Glycans. Accounts of Chemical Research 50:2958-2967

Mandal, S. S., L. Duncombe, N. V. Ganesh, S. Sarkar, L. Howells, P. J. Hogarth, D. R. Bundle, and J. McGiven. 2017. Novel Solutions for Vaccines and Diagnostics to Combat Brucellosis. ACS Central Science 3:224-231.

McGiven, J., L. Howells, L. Duncombe, J. Stack, N. V. Ganesh, J. Guiard, and D. R. Bundle. 2015. Improved serodiagnosis of bovine brucellosis by novel synthetic oligosaccharide antigens representing the capping M epitope elements of Brucella O-polysaccharide. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2015 Apr;53(4):1204-10.

Ganesh, N. V., J. M. Sadowska, S. Sarkar, L. Howells, J. McGiven, and D. R. Bundle. 2014. Molecular Recognition of Brucella A and M Antigens Dissected by Synthetic Oligosaccharide Glycoconjugates Leads to a Disaccharide Diagnostic for Brucellosis. Journal of the American Chemical Society 136:16260-16269.

McGiven, J., 2013. New Developments in the immunodiagnosis of brucellosis in livestock and wildlife. Rev Sci Tech, 32, 163-76.