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Anna Shore
Ussher Assistant Professor, Dental Science
Ussher Assistant Professor, Clinical Microbiology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

CHALLAGUNDLA L, LUO X, TICKLER IA, DIDELOT X, COLEMAN DC, SHORE AC, COOMBS GW, SORDELLI DO, BROWN EL, SKOV R, RHOD LARSEN A, REYES J, ROBLEDO IE, VAZQUEZ GJ, RIVERA R, FEY PD, STEVENSON K, WANG S-H, KREISWIRTH BN, MEDIAVILLA JR, ARIAS CA, PLANET PJ, NOLAN RL, TENOVER FC, GOERING RV, ROBINSON DA., RANGE EXPANSION AND THE ORIGIN OF USA300 NORTH AMERICAN EPIDEMIC MRSA, mBio, 2018, p1-26 Journal Article, 2018

LAZARIS A, COLEMAN DC, KEARNS AM, PICHON B, KINNEVEY PM, EARLS MR, BOYLE B, O'CONNELL B, BRENNAN GI, SHORE AC, NOVEL MULTIRESISTANCE cfr-PLASMIDS IN LINEZOLID-RESISTANT METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS EPIDERMIDIS AND VANCOMYCIN-RESISTANT ENTEROCOCCUS FAECIUM (VRE) FROM A HOSPITAL OUTBREAK: FIRST REPORT OF THE CO-LOCATION OF cfr and optrA IN VRE, JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY, 72, (12), 2017, p3252 - 3257 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI

McNICHOLAS S, FE TALANTO A, O'GORMAN J, HANNAN MM, LYNCH M, GREENE CM, CONLON PJ, SHORE AC, COLEMAN DC, HUMPHREYS H, FITZGERALD-HUGHES D., REDUCED PRO-INFLAMMATORY RESPONSES TO Staphylococcus aureus BLOODSTREAM INFECTION AND LOW PREVALENCE OF ENTEROTOXIN GENES IN ISOLATES FROM PATIENTS WITH HAEMODIALYSIS, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 36, (1), 2017, p33 - 42 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

MONECKE S, RUPPELT-LORZ A, MÜELLER E, REISSIG A, THÜRMER A, SHORE AC, COLEMAN DC, EHRICHT R, JATZWAUK L, DISSEMINATION OF HIGH-LEVEL MUPIROCIN-RESISTANT CC22-MRSA-IV IN SAXONY , GMS HYGIENE AND INFECTION CONTROL , 12, (12:Doc19 ), 2017, p1 - 5 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI Other TARA - Full Text

EARLS MR, KINNEVEY PM, BRENNAN GI, LAZARIS A, SKALLY M, O'CONNELL B, HUMPHREYS H, SHORE AC, COLEMAN DC, THE RECENT EMERGENCE IN HOSPITALS OF MULTIDRUG-RESISTANT COMMUNITY-ASSOCIATED SEQUENCE TYPE 1 AND SPA TYPE T127 METHICILLIN- RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS INVESTIGATED BY WHOLE-GENOME SEQUENCING: IMPLICATIONS FOR SCREENING , PLoS ONE, 12, (4), 2017, p1-17:e0175542 Journal Article, 2017 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

KINNEVEY PM, SHORE AC, MAC AOGAIN M, CREAMER E, BRENNAN GI, HUMPHREYS H, ROGERS TR, O'CONNELL B, COLEMAN DC, ENHANCED TRACKING OF THE NOSOCOMIAL TRANSMISSION OF ENDEMIC ST22-MRSA-IV AMONG PATIENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SITES USING WHOLE-GENOME SEQUENCING , JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 54, (2), 2016, p445 - 448 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

SHORE AC, LAZARIS A, KINNEVEY PM, BRENNAN OM, BRENNAN GI, O'CONNELL B, FEBLER AT, SCHWARZ S, COLEMAN DC, FIRST REPORT OF cfr-ENCODING PLASMIDS IN THE PANDEMIC SEQUENCE TYPE (ST) METHICILLIN-RESISTANT Staphylococcus aureus STAPHYLOCOCCAL CASSETTE CHROMOSOME mec TYPE-IV CLONE, ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY, 60, (5), 2016, p3007 - 3015 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

MONECKE S, GAVIER-WIDÉN D, HOTZEL H, PETERS M, GUENTHER S, LAZARIS A, LONCARIC I, MÜLLER E, REISSIG A, RUPPELT-LORZ A, SHORE AC, WALTER B, COLEMAN DC, EHRICHT R., DIVERSITY OF Staphylococcus aureus ISOLATES IN EUROPEAN WILDLIFE, PLoS ONE, 11, (12), 2016, p1-27: e0168433 Journal Article, 2016 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

BRENNAN GI, ABBOTT Y, BURNS A, LEONARD F, McMANUS B, O'CONNELL B, COLEMAN DC, SHORE AC, THE EMERGENCE AND SPREAD OF MULTIPLE LIVESTOCK-ASSOCIATED CLONAL COMPLEX 398 METHICILLIN-RESISTANT AND METHICILLIN-SUSCEPTIBLE Staphylococcus aureus STRAINS AMONG ANIMALS AND HUMANS IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, 2010-2014, PLOS ONE, 11, (2), 2016, p1-11: e0149396 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

BRENNAN GI, HERRA C, COLEMAN DC, O'CONNELL B, SHORE AC, EVALUATION OF COMMERCIAL CHROMOGENIC MEDIA FOR THE DETECTION OF METHICILLIN-RESISTANT Staphylococcus aureus, JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION, 92, (3), 2016, p287 - 292 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

ARMENGOL-PORTA M, TENORIO-ABREU A, BANDT D, COLEMAN DC, GAVIER-WIDEN D, HOTZEL H, KINNEVEY P, LAZARIS A, PETERS M, RANGSTRUP-CHRISTENSEN L, SCHLOTTER K, SHORE AC, EHRICHT R, MONECKE S, IN VITRO ACTIVITY OF CEFTAROLINE AGAINST mecC MRSA ISOLATES, JOURNAL OF GLOBAL ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE, 5, 2016, p3 - 6 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

MCMANUS BA, COLEMAN DC, DEASY EC, BRENNAN GI, O'CONNELL B, MONECKE S, EHRICHT R, LEGGETT B, LEONARD N, SHORE AC., COMPARATIVE GENOTYPES, STAPHYLOCOCCAL CASSETTE CHROMOSOME mec (SCCmec) GENES AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AMONGST STAPHYLOCOCCUS EPIDERMIDIS AND STAPHYLOCOCCUS HAEMOLYTICUS ISOLATES FROM INFECTIONS IN HUMANS AND COMPANION ANIMALS, PLOS ONE, 10, (9), 2015, p1-18: e0138079 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Burns A., Shore A.C., Brennan G.I., Coleman D.C., Egan J., Fanning S., Galligan M.C., Gibbons J.F., Gutierrez M., Malhotra-Kumar S., Markey B.K., Sabirova J.S., Wang J., Leonard F.C., A longitudinal study of Staphylococcus aureus colonization in pigs in Ireland. , Veterinary Microbiology , 174, 2014, p504 - 513 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

KINNEVEY PM, SHORE AC, BRENNAN GI, SULLIVAN DJ, EHRICHT R, MONECKE S, COLEMAN DC, EXTENSIVE GENETIC DIVERSITY IDENTIFIED AMONG SPORADIC METHICILLIN-RESISTANT Staphylococcus aureus ISOLATES RECOVERED IN IRISH HOSPITALS BETWEEN 2000-2012, ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY, 58, (4), 2014, p1907 - 1917 Journal Article, 2014 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

SHORE AC, TECKLENBORG SC, BRENNAN GI, EHRICHT R, MONECKE S, COLEMAN DC, PANTON-VALENTINE LEUKOCIDIN-POSITIVE STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS IN IRELAND 2002-2011: TWENTY-ONE CLONES, FREQUENT IMPORTATION OF CLONES, TEMPORAL SHIFTS OF PREDOMINANT METHICILLIN-RESISTANT S. AUREUS AND INCREASING MULTIRESISTANCE , JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 52, (3), 2014, p859 - 870 Journal Article, 2014 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Grundmann H., Schouls L.M., Aanensen, D.M. Pluister G.N., Tami A., Chlebowicz M.A., Glasner, C., Sabat, A.J., Weist, K., Heuer, O., Friedrich, A.W., ECCMID Study Group on Molecular Epidemiological Markers and the European Staphylococcal Reference Laboratory Working Group (includes Shore, A.C.), The dynamic changes of dominant clones of Staphylococcus aureus causing bloodstream infections in the European region: Results of a second structured survey. , Eurosurveillance, 19, (49), 2014 Journal Article, 2014 URL

CREAMER E, SHORE AC, DEASY EC, GALVIN A, DOLAN A, WALLEY N, McHUGH S, FITZGERALD D, SULLIVAN DJ, CUNNEY R, COLEMAN DC, HUMPHREYS H, AIR AND SURFACE CONTAMINATION PATTERNS OF METHICILLIN-RESISTANT Staphylococcus aureus ON EIGHT ACUTE HOSPITAL WARDS, JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION, 86, 2014, p201 - 208 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

MONECKE S, GAVIER-WIDEN D, MATTSSON R, RANGSTRUP-CHRISTENSEN L, LAZARIS A, COLEMAN DC, SHORE AC, EHRICHT R., DETECTION OF mecC-POSITIVE Staphylococcus aureus (CC130-MRSA-XI) IN DISEASED EUROPEAN HEDGEHOGS (Erinaceus europaeus) IN SWEDEN, PLOS ONE, 8, (6), 2013, p1-6: e66166 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

SHORE AC, COLEMAN DC, STAPHYLOCOCCAL CASSETTE CHROSOMOME MEC: RECENT ADVANCES AND NEW INSIGHTS, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 303, (6-7), 2013, p350 - 359 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

KINNEVEY PM, SHORE AC, BRENNAN GI, SULLIVAN DJ, EHRICHT R, MONECKE S, SLICKERS P, COLEMAN DC, Emergence of Sequence Type 779 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Harboring a Novel Pseudo Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome mec (SCCmec)-SCC-SCCCRISPR Composite Element in Irish Hospitals, ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY, 57, (1), 2013, p524 - 531 Journal Article, 2013 DOI URL

MONECKE S, ENGELMANN I, ARCHAMBAULT M, COLEMAN DC, COOMBS GW, CORTEZ DE JÄCKEL S, PELLETIER-JACQUES G, SCHWARZ S, SHORE AC, SLICKERS P, EHRICHT R, DISTRIBUTION OF SCCmec-ASSOCIATED PHENOL-SOLUBLE MODULIN IN STAPHYLOCOCCI, MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR PROBES, 26, (2), 2012, p99 - 103 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

CREAMER E, GALVIN S, DOLAN A, SHERLOCK O, DIMITROV BD, FITZGERALD-HUGHES D, THOMAS T, WALSH J, MOORE J, SMYTH EG, SHORE AC, SULLIVAN D, KINNEVEY P, O'LORCAIN P, CUNNEY R, COLEMAN DC, HUMPHREYS H, EVALUATION OF SCREENING RISK AND NONRISK PATIENTS FOR METHICILLIN-RESISTANT Staphylococcus aureus ON ADMISSION IN AN ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL , AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, 40, (5), 2012, p411 - 415 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

SHORE AC, BRENNAN OM, DEASY EC, ROSSNEY AS, KINNEVEY PM, EHRICHT RM, MONECKE S AND COLEMAN DC, DNA MICROARRAY PROFILING OF A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF NOSOCOMIAL METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS ASSIGNS THE MAJORITY TO THE CORRECT SEQUENCE TYPE AND STAPHYLOCOCCAL CHROMOSOME CASSETTE mec (SCCmec) TYPE AND RESULTED IN THE SUBSEQUENT IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NOVEL SCCmec-SCCM1 COMPOSITE ISLANDS, ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY , 56, 2012, p5340-5355 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50, 3, (2012), 841 - 847p, Betty Forbes Journal, 2012

BRENNAN GI, SHORE AC, CORCORAN S, TECKLENBORG S, COLEMAN DC, O'CONNELL B, EMERGENCE OF HOSPITAL- AND COMMUNITY-ASSOCIATED PANTON-VALENTINE LEUKOCIDIN-POSITIVE METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS GENOTYPE ST772-MRSA-V IN IRELAND AND DETAILED INVESTIGATION OF A ST772-MRSA-V CLUSTER IN A NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT , JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 50, (3), 2012, p841 - 847 Journal Article, 2012 DOI URL

CREAMER E, SHORE AS, ROSSNEY AS, DOLAN A, SHERLOCK O, FITZGERALD-HUGHES D, SULLIVAN DJ, KINNEVEY PM, O'LORCAIN P, CUNNEY R, COLEMAN DC, HUMPHREYS H., TRANSMISSION OF ENDEMIC ST22-MRSA-IV ON FOUR ACUTE HOSPITAL WARDS INVESTIGATED USING A COMBINATION OF spa, dru AND PULSED-FIELD GEL ELECTROPHORESIS TYPING, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 31, (11), 2012, p3151 - 3161 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50, 3, (2012), 841 - 847p, Betty Forbes Journal, 2012

MONECKE, S., COOMBS, G., SHORE, A.C., COLEMAN, D.C., AKPAKA, P., BORG, M., CHOW, H., IP, M., JATWAUK, L., KADLEC, K., KEARNS, A., LAURENT, F., O'BRIEN, F.G., PEARSON, J., RUPPELT, A., SCHWARZ, S., SCICLUNA, E., SLICKERS, P., TAN, H.-L., WEBER, S., EHRICHT, R., A FIELD GUIDE TO PANDEMIC, EPIDEMIC AND SPORADIC CLONES OF METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS, PLoS ONE, 6, (4), 2011, p1-24: e17936 Review Article, 2011 DOI URL

SHORE AC, DEASY EC, SLICKERS P, BRENNAN B, O'CONNELL B, MONECKE S, EHRICHT R AND COLEMAN DC, DETECTION OF STAPHYLOCOCCAL CASSETTE CHROMOSOME mec Type XI ENCODING HIGHLY DIVERGENT mecA, mecI, mecR1, blaZ and ccr GENES IN HUMAN CLINICAL CLONAL COMPLEX 130 METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS , ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY, 55, (8), 2011, p3765 - 3773 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

SHORE, A.C., ROSSNEY, A.S., BRENNAN, O.M., KINNEVEY, P., HUMPHREYS, H., SULLIVAN, D.J., GOERING, R.V., EHRICHT, R., MONECKE, S., COLEMAN, D.C., CHARACTERIZATION OF A NOVEL ARGININE CATABOLIC MOBILE ELEMENT (ACME) AND STAPHYLOCOCCAL CHROMOSOMAL CASSETTE mec COMPOSITE ISLAND WITH SIGNIFICANT HOMOLOGY TO STAPHYLOCOCCUS EPIDERMIDIS ACME TYPE II IN METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS GENOTYPE ST22-MRSA-IV, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 55, (5), 2011, p1896 - 1905 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

McNICHOLAS S, SHORE AC, COLEMAN DC, HUMPHREYS H, FITZGERALD HUGHES D, DNA MICROARRAY GENOTYPING AND VIRULENCE AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE GENE PROFILING OF METHICILLIN-RESISTANT Staphylococcus aureus BLOODSTREAM ISOLATES FROM RENAL PATIENTS , JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 49, (12), 2011, p4349 - 4351 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

CREAMER E, DORRIAN S, DOLAN A, SHERLOCK O, FITZGERALD-HUGHES D, THOMAS T, WALSH J, SHORE A, SULLIVAN D, KINNEVEY P, ROSSNEY AS, CUNNEY R, COLEMAN D, HUMPHREYS H, WHEN ARE THE HANDS OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS POSITIVE FOR METICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS?, JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION, 75, (2), 2010, p107-111 Journal Article, 2010 URL DOI

SHORE AC, ROSSNEY AS, KINNEVEY PM, BRENNAN OM, CREAMER E, SHERLOCK O, DOLAN A, CUNNEY R, SULLIVAN DJ, GOERING RV, HUMPHREYS H, COLEMAN DC, ENHANCED DISCRIMINATION OF HIGHLY-CLONAL ST22-METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA)-IV ISOLATES ACHIEVED BY COMBINING SPA, DRU AND PULSED FIELD GEL ELECTROPHORESIS (PFGE) TYPING DATA, JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 48, (5), 2010, p1839 - 1852 Journal Article, 2010 URL DOI

SHORE AC, BRENNAN OM, EHRICHT R, MONECKE S, SCHWARZ S, SLICKERS P, COLEMAN DC, IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MULTIDRUG RESISTANCE GENE cfr IN PANTON-VALENTINE LEUKOCIDIN-POSITIVE ST8-METHICILLIN-RESISTANT Staphylococcus aureus-IVa (USA300), ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY, 54, (12), 2010, p4978 - 4984 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

CREAMER E, DOLAN A, SHERLOCK O, THOMAS T, WALSH J, MOORE J; SMYTH E, O'NEILL E, SHORE A, SULLIVAN D, ROSSNEY AS, CUNNEY R, COLEMAN D, HUMPHREYS H., THE EFFECT OF RAPID SCREENING FOR METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA) ON THE IDENTIfiCATION AND EARLIER ISOLATION OF MRSA-POSITIVE PATIENTS , INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY , 31, (4), 2010, p374 - 381 Journal Article, 2010 URL DOI

SCICLUNA EA, THÜRMER A, EHRICHT R, SLICKERS P, BORG M, COLEMAN DC, MONECKE S , CHARACTERISATION OF MRSA FROM MALTA AND THE DESCRIPTION OF A MALTESE EPIDEMIC MRSA STRAIN , EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY & INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 29, (2), 2010, p163 - 170 Journal Article, 2010 DOI URL

COLEMAN DC, O'DONNELL MJ, SHORE AC AND RUSSELL RJ, BIOFILM PROBLEMS IN DENTAL UNIT WATER SYSTEMS AND ITS PRACTICAL CONTROL, JOURNAL OF APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY, 106, (5), 2009, p1424-1437 Review, 2009 URL DOI

COLLERY MM, SMYTH DS, TWOHIG JM, SHORE AC, COLEMAN DC, SMYTH CJ, MOLECULAR TYPING OF NASAL CARRIAGE ISOLATES OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS FROM AN IRISH UNIVERSITY STUDENT POPULATION BASED ON TOXIN GENE PCR, AGR LOCUS TYPES AND MULTIPLE LOCUS, VARIABLE NUMBER TANDEM REPEAT ANALYSIS , JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 57, (3), 2008, p348 - 358 Journal Article, 2008 DOI URL

SHORE AC, ROSSNEY AS, O'CONNELL B, HERRA CM, SULLIVAN DJ, HUMPHREYS H AND COLEMAN DC, DETECTION OF SCCMEC-ASSOCIATED DNA SEGMENTS IN MULTIRESISTANT METHICILLIN- SUSCEPTIBLE STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MSSA) AND IDENTIFICATION OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS EPIDERMIDIS CCRAB4 IN BOTH METHICILLIN-RESISTANT S. AUREUS (MRSA) AND MSSA , ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY, 52, (12), 2008, p4407-4419 Journal Article, 2008 URL DOI

O'DONNELL MJ, SHORE AC, RUSSELL RJ, COLEMAN DC, OPTIMISATION OF THE LONG-TERM EFFICACY OF DENTAL CHAIR WATERLINE DISINFECTION BY THE IDENTIFICATION AND RECTIFICATION OF FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH WATERLINE DISINFECTION FAILURE, JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY, 35, (5), 2007, p438 - 451 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

COLEMAN DC, O'DONNELL MJ, SHORE AC, SWAN R, RUSSELL RJ, THE ROLE OF MANUFACTURERS IN REDUCING BIOFILMS IN DENTAL CHAIR WATERLINES, JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY, 35, (9), 2007, p701 - 711 Journal Article, 2007 DOI URL

ROSSNEY AS, SHORE AC, MORGAN PM, FITZGIBBON MM, O'CONNELL B, COLEMAN DC, THE EMERGENCE AND IMPORTATION OF DIVERSE GENOTYPES OF MRSA HARBORING THE PANTON-VALENTINE LEUKOCIDIN GENE pvl REVEALS THAT pvl IS A POOR MARKER FOR COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED MRSA IN IRELAND, JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 45, (8), 2007, p2554 - 2563 Journal Article, 2007 DOI URL

O'DONNELL MJ, SHORE AC, COLEMAN DC., A NOVEL AUTOMATED WATERLINE CLEANING SYSTEM THAT FACILITATES EFFECTIVE AND CONSISTENT CONTROL OF MICROBIAL BIOFILM CONTAMINATION OF DENTAL CHAIR UNIT WATERLINES: A ONE-YEAR STUDY. [Epub ahead of print] , JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY, Jan 23, (Epub ahead of print), 2006, p1-14 Journal Article, 2006 URL

ROSSNEY AS, LAWRENCE MJ, MORGAN PM, FITZGIBBON MM, SHORE A, COLEMAN DC, KEANE CT, O'CONNELL B., EPIDEMIOLOGICAL TYPING OF MRSA ISOLATES FROM BLOOD CULTURES TAKEN IN IRISH HOSPITALS PARTICIPATING IN THE EUROPEAN ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM (1999-2003)., EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES , [Epub ahead of print, (Feb 24), 2006, p1-11 Journal Article, 2006 URL

SHORE A, ROSSNEY AS, KEANE CT, ENRIGHT MC, COLEMAN DC., SEVEN NOVEL VARIANTS OF THE STAPHYLOCOCCAL CHROMOSOMAL CASSETTE MEC IN METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS ISOLATES FROM IRELAND., ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY , 49, (5), 2005, p2070 - 2083 Journal Article, 2005 URL DOI

Research Expertise

Description

My main research involves molecular epidemiological investigations and characterisation of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), methicillin susceptible S. aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci from hospital, community and animal sources. The aim of this work is to improve surveillance of staphylococci and reduce the burden on patients and the healthcare system. This includes genotyping staphylococcal isolates using the most up to date molecular techniques such as whole-genome sequencing and microarray technology, characterisation of isolates with enhanced virulence and/or resistance potential and characterisation of mobile genetic elements harbouring resistance and virulence genes among staphylococci including bacteriophage, plasmids and the staphylococcal chromosomal cassette mec (SCCmec) element. My other research interests include the development of novel decontamination strategies, hand hygiene, rapid detection methods for controlling microbial spread in hospitals and molecular characterisation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Keywords

BIOFILMS; community-associated S. aureus; fusidic acid resistance; genotyping; healthcare-associated infections; linezolid resistance; METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS; Methicillin-susceptible S. aureus; molecular epidemiological typing; Molecular evolution and bioinformatics; Molecular population genetics; Multilocus sequence typing; Panton-Valentine leukocidin; POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION; Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis; real-time PCR; SCCmec; spa typing; Translational microbiology; TYPING METHODS; Virulence; whole-genome sequencing

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Marie Curie Fellowship 2002

Memberships

American Society for Microbiology 2006 – present