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Thomas Rogers
Chair in Clinical Microbiology/Head of, Clinical Microbiology


My main research interest is in invasive fungal infections, including molecular diagnostics, pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, and antifungal therapies. Also, research into nosocomial infections including Clostridium difficile colitis. Other current research includes study of Escherichia coli bacteraemia focusing on pathogenic mechanisms, epidemiology and antibiotic resistance.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Roycroft E, O'Toole RF, Fitzgibbon MM, Montgomery L, O'Meara M, Downes P, Jackson S, O'Donnell J, Laurenson IF, McLaughlin AM, Keane J, Rogers TR, Molecular epidemiology of multi and extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Ireland, 2001-2004, Journal of Infection, 76, (1), 2018, p55 - 67 Journal Article, 2018

Lynch M, Walsh TA, Marszalowska I, Webb AE, MacAogain M, Rogers TR, Windle H, Kelleher D, O'Connell MJ, Loscher CE., Surface layer proteins from virulent Clostridium difficile ribotypes exhibit signatures of positive selection with consequences for innate immune response., BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17, (1), 2017, p90 - 90 Journal Article, 2017 URL

Talento AF , Dunne K , Joyce EA , Palmer M , Johnson E , White PL , Springer J, Loeffler J, Ryan T, Collins, Rogers TR, A prospective study of fungal biomarkers to improve management of invasive fungal diseases in a mixed specialty critical care unit., Journal of Critical Care, (40), 2017, p119 - 127 Journal Article, 2017

Lynch M, Walsh TA, Marszalowska I, Webb AE, Mac Aogáin M, Rogers TR, Windle H, Kelleher D, O'Connell MJ, Loscher CE, Erratum to: Surface layer proteins from virulent Clostridium difficile ribotypes exhibit signatures of positive selection with consequences for innate immune response., BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17, (1), 2017, p135- Journal Article, 2017 URL

Barnes RA, White PL, Morton CO, Rogers TR, Cruciani M, Loeffler J, Donnelly JP, Diagnosis of aspergillosis by PCR: Clinical considerations and technical tips, Medical Mycology, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Mok S, Rogers TR , Fitzgibbon M., Evaluation of GenoType NTM-DR Assay for Identification of Mycobacterium chimaera., Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 55, (6), 2017, p1821 - 1826 Journal Article, 2017

Mac Aogáin M, Fennelly N, Walsh A, Lynagh Y, Bekaert M, Lawlor B, Walsh P , Kelly B, Rogers TR, Crowley B , Fourteen Draft Genome Sequences for the First Reported Cases of Azithromycin-Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Ireland., Genome Announcements, 5, (23), 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Dunne K , Hagen F , Pomeroy N , Meis J , Rogers TR, Inter-country transfer of triazole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus on plant bulbs., Clinical Infectious Diseases, 65, (1), 2017, p147 - 149 Journal Article, 2017

McElroy MC, Hill M, Moloney G, Mac Aogáin M, McGettrick S, O'Doherty Á, Rogers TR., Typhlocolitis associated with Clostridium difficile ribotypes 078 and 110 in neonatal piglets from a commercial Irish pig herd., Irish Veterinary Journal, 69, (10), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 URL URL

Mac Aogáin M, Miajlovic H, Moloney G, Chotirmall SH, Rogers TR, Smith SG., Identification of a novel sequence type of Escherichia coli as the causative agent of pyelonephritis and bloodstream infection., JMM Case Reports, 3, (5), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Arendrup MC, Meletiadis J, Mouton JW, Guinea J, Cuenca-Estrella M, Lagrou K, Howard SJ; Subcommittee on Antifungal Susceptibility Testing (AFST) of the ESCMID European Committee for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST)., EUCAST technical note on isavuconazole breakpoints for Aspergillus, itraconazole breakpoints for Candida and updates for the antifungal susceptibility testing method documents., Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 22, (6), 2016, p571 - 571 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Moloney G, O'Connell B, Rogers TR., Toxin Immunoassays and Clostridium difficile Infection., JAMA Internal Medicine, 176, (3), 2016, p413 - 414 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Teutschbein J, Simon S, Lother J, Springer J, Hortschansky P, Morton CO, Löffler J, Einsele H, Conneally E, Rogers TR, Guthke R, Brakhage AA, Kniemeyer O., Proteomic Profiling of Serological Responses to Aspergillus fumigatus Antigens in Patients with Invasive Aspergillosis., Journal of Proteome Research, 15, (5), 2016, p1580 - 1591 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Moloney G, Mac Aogáin M, Kelleghan M, O'Connell B, Hurley C, Montague E, Conlon M, Murray H, Rogers TR., Possible Interplay Between Hospital and Community Transmission of a Novel Clostridium Difficile Sequence Type 295 Recognized by Next-Generation Sequencing., Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 37, (6), 2016, p680 - 684 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Pankhurst LJ, Del Ojo Elias C, Votintseva AA, Walker TM, Cole K, Davies J, Fermont JM, Gascoyne-Binzi DM, Kohl TA, Kong C, Lemaitre N, Niemann S, Paul J, Rogers TR, Roycroft E, Smith EG, Supply P, Tang P, Wilcox MH, Wordsworth S, Wyllie D, Xu L, Crook DW, Rapid, comprehensive, and affordable mycobacterial diagnosis with whole-genome sequencing: a prospective study., The Lancet. Respiratory medicine, 4, (1), 2016, p49-58 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Kinnevey PM, Shore AC, Mac Aogáin M, Creamer E, Brennan GI, Humphreys H, Rogers TR, O'Connell B, Coleman DC., Enhanced Tracking of Nosocomial Transmission of Endemic Sequence Type 22 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Type IV Isolates among Patients and Environmental Sites by Use of Whole-Genome Sequencing., Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 54, (2), 2016, p445 - 448 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Maher CO, Dunne K, Comerford R, O'Dea S, Loy A, Woo J, Rogers TR, Mulcahy F, Dunne PJ, Doherty DG, Candida albicans stimulates IL-23 release by human dendritic cells and downstream IL-17 secretion by V"1 T cells., Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 194, (12), 2015, p5953-60 Journal Article, 2015

Lynagh Y, Mac Aogáin M, Walsh A, Rogers TR, Unemo M, Crowley B., Detailed characterization of the first high-level azithromycin-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae cases in Ireland., Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 70, (8), 2015, p2411 - 2413 Journal Article, 2015

Dunne K, Prior AR, Murphy K, Wall N, Leen G, Rogers TR, Elnazir B, Greally P, Renwick J, Murphy P, Emergence of persistent Aspergillus terreus colonisation in a child with cystic fibrosis., Medical mycology case reports, 9, 2015, p26-30 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Miajlovic H, Mac Aogáin M, Collins CJ, Rogers TR, Smith SG, Characterization of Escherichia coli bloodstream isolates associated with mortality., Journal of medical microbiology, 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Abdolrasouli A, Rhodes J, Beale MA, Hagen F, Rogers TR, Chowdhary A, Meis JF, Armstrong-James D, Fisher MC, Genomic Context of Azole Resistance Mutations in Aspergillus fumigatus Determined Using Whole-Genome Sequencing., mBio, 6, (3), 2015, pe00536 Journal Article, 2015

O'Driscoll C, Konjek J, Heym B, Fitzgibbon MM, Plant BJ, Ní Chróinín M, Mullane D, Lynch-Healy M, Corcoran GD, Schaffer K, Rogers TR, Prentice MB, Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium abscessus complex isolates in Ireland., Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society, 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Mac Aogáin M, Moloney G, Kilkenny S, Kelleher M, Kelleghan M, Boyle B, Rogers TR, Whole-genome sequencing improves discrimination of relapse from reinfection and identifies transmission events among patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infections., The Journal of hospital infection, 90, (2), 2015, p108-16 Journal Article, 2015

Mac Aogáin M, Kilkenny S, Walsh C, Lindsay S, Moloney G, Morris T, Jones S, Rogers TR., Identification of a novel mutation at the primary dimer interface of GyrA conferring fluoroquinolone resistance in Clostridium difficile., Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, 3, (4), 2015, p295 - 299 Journal Article, 2015 URL

O'Toole RF, Jackson S, Hanway A, O'Donnell J, Comiskey CM, Rogers TR, O'Flanagan D, Tuberculosis incidence in the Irish Traveller population in Ireland from 2002 to 2013., Epidemiology and infection, 2015, p1-7 Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

Brown AF, Murphy AG, Lalor SJ, Leech JM, O'Keeffe KM, Mac Aogáin M, O'Halloran DP, Lacey KA, Tavakol M, Hearnden CH, Fitzgerald-Hughes D, Humphreys H, Fennell JP, van Wamel WJ, Foster TJ, Geoghegan JA, Lavelle EC, Rogers TR, McLoughlin RM, Memory Th1 Cells Are Protective in Invasive Staphylococcus aureus Infection., PLoS pathogens, 11, (11), 2015, pe1005226 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

Micheál Mac Aogáin. Shauna Kilkenny, Claire Walsh, Sinéad Lindsay, Geraldine Moloney, Trefor Morris, Sophie Jones, Thomas R. Rogers, Identification of a novel mutation at the primary dimer interface of GyrA conferring fluoroquinolone resistance in Clostridium difficile, Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, 2015 Journal Article, 2015 URL TARA - Full Text URL

O'Toole RF, Johari BM, Mac Aogáin M, Rogers TR, Bower JE, Basu I, Freeman JT, Draft Genome Sequence of the First Isolate of Extensively Drug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in New Zealand, Genome announcements, 2, (3), 2014 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Brown AF, Leech JM, Rogers TR, McLoughlin RM, Staphylococcus aureus colonization: modulation of host immune response and impact on vaccine design, Frontiers in Immunology, 4, 2014, p507- Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

O'Toole RF, Johari BM, Mac Aogáin M, Rogers TR, Bower JE, Basu I, Freeman JT, Draft Genome Sequence of the First Isolate of Extensively Drug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in New Zealand., Genome announcements, 2, (3), 2014 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI

Brown AF, Leech JM, Rogers TR, McLoughlin RM, Staphylococcus aureus Colonization: Modulation of Host Immune Response and Impact on Human Vaccine Design., Frontiers in immunology, 4, 2014, p507 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Miajlovic H, Cooke NM, Moran GP, Rogers TR, Smith SG., Response of Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli to Human Serum Reveals a Protective Role for Rcs-Regulated Exopolysaccharide Colanic Acid., Infect Immun, 2014, p298 - 205 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Roycroft E, Mac Aogáin M, O'Toole RF, Fitzgibbon M, Rogers TR., Draft Genome Sequence of the First Isolate of Extensively Drug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Ireland., Genome announcements, 2014, ppii: e01002-14 Journal Article, 2014

Morton CO, Fliesser M, Dittrich M, Mueller T, Bauer R, Kneitz S, Hope W, Rogers TR, Einsele H, Loeffler J., Gene expression profiles of human dendritic cells interacting with Aspergillus fumigatus in a bilayer model of the alveolar epithelium/endothelium interface., PLoS One, 9, (5), 2014, p1 - 12 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text URL URL

Miajlovic H, Cooke NM, Moran GP, Rogers TR, Smith SG, Response of extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli to human serum reveals a protective role for Rcs-regylated exopolysaccharide colanic acid, Infection and Immunity, 82, 2014, p298 - 305 Journal Article, 2014

Ní Cheallaigh C, Fitzgerald I, Grace J, Jagjit Singh G, El-Eraki N, Gibbons N, Keane J, Rogers TR, Clarke S, Bergin C, Interferon Gamma Release Assays for the Diagnosis of Latent TB Infection in HIV-Infected Individuals in a Low TB Burden Country., PloS one, 8, (1), 2013, pe53330 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

MM Fitzgibbon, N Gibbons, E Roycroft, S Jackson, J O'Donnell, D O'Flanagan, TR Rogers, A snapshot of genetic lineages of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Ireland over a two-year period, 2010 and 2011, Eurosurveillance, 18, (3), 2013, p1 - 7 Journal Article, 2013 URL TARA - Full Text

Springer J, Morton CO, Perry M, Heinz WJ, Paholcsek M, Alzheimer M, Rogers TR, Barnes RA, Einsele H, Loeffler J, White PL, Multicenter comparison of serum and whole-blood specimens for detection of Aspergillus DNA in high-risk hematological patients., Journal of clinical microbiology, 51, (5), 2013, p1445-50 Journal Article, 2013

Rogers TR, Morton CO, Springer J, Conneally E, Heinz W, Kenny, C, Frost S, Einsele H, Loeffler J, Combined real-time PCR and galactomannan surveillance improves diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis in high risk patients with haematological malignancies, British Journal of Haematology, 161, 2013, p517 - 524 Journal Article, 2013

CO Morton, M Bouzani, J Loeffler, TR Rogers, Direct interaction studies between Aspergillus fumigatus and human immune cells; what have we learned about pathogenicity and host immunity?, Frontiers in Microbiology, 3, 2012, p1 - 6 Journal Article, 2012 URL

F Walsh, TR Rogers, Comparison of plasmid mediated quinolone resistance and extended spectrum beta lactamases in third-generation cephalosporin resistant Enterobacteriaceae from four Irish hospitals, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 61, 2012, p142 - 147 Journal Article, 2012

CO Morton, A de Luca, L Romani, TR Rogers, RT-qPCR detection of Aspergillus fumigatus RNA in vitro and in a murine model of invasive aspergillosis utilizing the PAXgene and Tempus RNA stabilization systems, Medical Mycology, 50, 2012, p661 - 666 Journal Article, 2012

McLaughlin AM, Gibbons N, Fitzgibbon M, Power JT, Foley SC, Hayes JP, Rogers T, Keane J, Primary Isoniazid Resistance in Mycobacterium bovis Disease: A Prospect of Concern., American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 186, (1), 2012, p110-1 Journal Article, 2012 DOI URL

Cuenca-Estrella M, Bassetti M, Lass-Florl C, Racil Z, Richardson M, Rogers TR, Detection and investigation of invasive mould disease, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 66 Suppl 1, 2011, pi15 - i24 Journal Article, 2011

Morton CO, Clemons KV, Springer J, Mueller JG, Rogers TR, Stevens DA, Kurzai O, Einsele H, Loeffler J., Real-time PCR and quantitative culture for monitoring of experimental Aspergillus fumigatus intracranial infection in neutropenic mice, Journal of Medical Microbiology, E pub, 2011 Journal Article, 2011

Morton CO, Varga JJ, Hornbach A, Mezger M, Sennefelder H, Kneitz S, Kurzai O, Krappmann S, Einsele H, Nierman WC, Rogers TR, Loeffler J, The temporal dynamics of differential gene expression in Aspergillus fumigatus interacting with human immature dendritic cells in vitro., PloS one, 6, (1), 2011, pe16016 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text DOI

Rogers TR, Slavin MA, Donnelly JP, Antifungal prophylaxis during treatment for haematological malignancies: are we there yet?, British Journal of Haematology, 153, (6), 2011, p681 - 697 Journal Article, 2011

Anthony Ryan, Mark Lynch, Sinead M. Smith, Sylvie Amu, Hendrik J. Nel, Claire E. McCoy, Jennifer K. Dowling, Eve Draper, Vincent O'Reilly, Ciara McCarthy, Julie O'Brien, Déirdre Ní Eidhin, Mary J. O'Connell, Brian Keogh, Charles O. Morton, Thomas R. Rogers, Padraic G. Fallon, Luke A. O'Neill, Dermot Kelleher, Christine E. Loscher , A Role for TLR4 in Clostridium difficile Infection and the Recognition of Surface Layer Proteins, PLoS Pathogens, 7, (6, e1002076), 2011 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Kullberg BJ, Verweij PE, Akova M, Arendrup MC, Bille J, Calandra T, Cuenca-Estrella M, Herbrecht R, Jacobs F, Kalin M, Kibbler CC, Lortholary O, Martino P, Meis JF, Muñoz P, Odds FC, De Pauw BE, Rex JH, Roilides E, Rogers TR, Ruhnke M, Ullman AJ, Uzun Ö, Vandewoude K, Vincent JL, Donnelly JP., European expert opinion on the management of invasive candidiasis in adults., Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 17, (Suppl. 5), 2011, p1 - 12 Journal Article, 2011 URL URL

Morton CO, Loeffler J, De Luca A, Frost S, Kenny C, Duval S, Romani L, Rogers TR, Dynamics of extracellular release of Aspergillus fumigatus DNA and galactomannan during growth in blood and serum, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 59, 2010, p408 - 413 Journal Article, 2010

Walsh F, Cooke NM, Smith SG, Moran GP, Cooke FJ, Ivens A, Wain J, Rogers TR., Comparison of two DNA microarrays for detection of plasmid-mediated antimicrobial resistance and virulence factor genes in clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae and non-Enterobacteriaceae, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, pending, (pending), 2010 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Springer J, Loeffler J, Heinz W, Schlossnagel H, Lehmann M, Morton O, Rogers TR, Schmitt C, Frosch M, Einsele H, Kurzai O., Pathogen specific DNA enrichment does not increase sensitivity of PCR for diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis in neutropenic patients, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2010 Journal Article, 2010

Cooke NM, Smith SG, Kelleher M, Rogers TR., Major differences exist in frequencies of virulence factors and multidrug resistance between community and nosocomial Escherichia coli bloodstream isolates., Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48, 2010, p1099 - 1114 Journal Article, 2010

Armstrong-James DPH, Turnbull SA, Teo I, Stark J, Rogers NJ, Rogers TRF, Bignell E, Haynes K, Impaired interferon-gamma responses, increased interleukin-17 expression, and a tumor necrosis factor-alpha transcriptional program in inc=vasive aspergillosis, Journal of Infectious Diseases, 200, 2009, p1341 - 1351 Journal Article, 2009

Walsh, F. and T. R. Rogers., Detection of blaVIM-2 carbapenemase in Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Ireland., Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy , 61, (1), 2008, p219 - 220 Journal Article, 2008

Wenzel R,Del Favero A,Kibbler C,Rogers T,Rotstein C,Mauskopf J,Morris S,Schlamm H,Troke P,Marciniak A,, Economic evaluation of voriconazole compared with conventional amphotericin B for the primary treatment of aspergillosis in immunocompromised patients. , Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 55, (3), 2005, p352 - 361 Journal Article, 2005 URL

Bignell E,Negrete-Urtasun S,Calcagno AM,Arst HN Jr,Rogers T,Haynes K,, Virulence comparisons of Aspergillus nidulans mutants are confounded by the inflammatory response of p47phox-/- mice. , Infection and Immunity, 73, (8), 2005, p5204 - 5207 Journal Article, 2005 URL

Calcagno AM,Bignell E,Rogers TR,Jones MD,Muhlschlegel FA,Haynes K,, Candida glabrata Ste11 is involved in adaptation to hypertonic stress, maintenance of wild-type levels of filamentation and plays a role in virulence. , Medical Mycology, 43, (4), 2005, p355 - 354 Journal Article, 2005 URL

Bignell E,Negrete-Urtasun S,Calcagno AM,Haynes K,Arst HN Jr,Rogers T,, The Aspergillus pH-responsive transcription factor PacC regulates virulence. , Molecular Microbiology, 55, (4), 2005, p1072 - 1084 Journal Article, 2005 URL

Calcagno AM,Bignell E,Rogers TR,Canedo M,Muhlschlegel FA,Haynes K,, Candida glabrata Ste20 is involved in maintaining cell wall integrity and adaptation to hypertonic stress, and is required for wild-type levels of virulence. , Yeast, 21, (7), 2004, p557 - 568 Journal Article, 2004 URL

Krappmann S,Bignell EM,Reichard U,Rogers T,Haynes K,Braus GH,, The Aspergillus fumigatus transcriptional activator CpcA contributes significantly to the virulence of this fungal pathogen., Molecular Microbiology, 52, (3), 2004, p785 - 799 Journal Article, 2004 URL

Kamran M,Calcagno AM,Findon H,Bignell E,Jones MD,Warn P,Hopkins P,Denning DW,Butler G,Rogers T,Muhlschlegel FA,Haynes K,, Inactivation of transcription factor gene ACE2 in the fungal pathogen Candida glabrata results in hypervirulence. , Eukaryotic Cell, 3, (2), 2004, p546 - 552 Journal Article, 2004 URL

Gothard P,Rogers TR,, Voriconazole for serious fungal infections, International Journal of Clinical Practice, 58, (1), 2004, p74 - 89 Journal Article, 2004 URL

Schrettl M,Bignell E,Kragl C,Joechl C,Rogers T,Arst HN Jr,Haynes K,Haas H,, Siderophore biosynthesis but not reductive iron assimilation is essential for Aspergillus fumigatus virulence, Journal of Experimental Medicine, 200, (9), 2004, p1213 - 1219 Journal Article, 2004 URL

Pfaller MA,Barry A,Bille J,Brown S,Ellis D,Meis JF,Rennie R,Rinaldi M,Rogers T,Traczewski M,, Quality control limits for voriconazole disk susceptibility tests on Mueller-Hinton agar with glucose and methylene blue, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 42, (4), 2004, p1716 - 1718 Journal Article, 2004 URL

Calcagno AM,Bignell E,Warn P,Jones MD,Denning DW,Muhlschlegel FA,Rogers TR,Haynes K,, Quality control limits for fluconazole disk susceptibility tests on Mueller-Hinton agar with glucose and methylene blue. , Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41, (8), 2003, p3410 - 3412 Journal Article, 2003 URL

Cooke FJ,Terpos E,Boyle J,Rahemtulla A,Rogers TR,, Disseminated Aspergillus terreus infection arising from cutaneous inoculation treated with caspofungin. , Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 9 , (12), 2003, p1238 - 1241 Journal Article, 2003 URL

Barry A,Bille J,Brown S,Ellis D,Meis J,Pfaller M,Rennie R,Rinaldi M,Rogers T,Traczewski M,, Quality control limits for fluconazole disk susceptibility tests on Mueller-Hinton agar with glucose and methylene blue. , Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41, (7), 2003, p3410 - 3412 Journal Article, 2003 URL

Rogers TR,, Antifungal drug resistance: does it matter? , International Journal of Infectious Disease, Mar 6 , (Suppl 1), 2002, pS47 - S53 Journal Article, 2002 URL

Weig M,Haynes K,Rogers TR,Kurzai O,Frosch M,Muhlschlegel FA,, A GAS-like gene family in the pathogenic fungus Candida glabrata. , Microbiology, 147, (8), 2001, p2007 - 2019 Journal Article, 2001 URL

Barnes RA,Rogers TR,Pittet D,Burnie J,Haynes KA, Nosocomial fungal infection: diagnosis and typing. , Journal of Hospital Infection, 43 , (Suppl:), 1999, pS215 - S218 Journal Article, 1999 URL

Holmes A,Jacklin A,Impallomeni M,Rogers TR,, Community-acquired pneumonia, Lancet, 353, (9163), 1999, p1528 - 1529 Journal Article, 1999 URL

Vincent JL,Anaissie E,Bruining H,Demajo W,el-Ebiary M,Haber J,Hiramatsu Y,Nitenberg G,Nystrom PO,Pittet D,Rogers T,Sandven P,Sganga G,Schaller MD,Solomkin J,, Epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of systemic Candida infection in surgical patients under intensive care. , Intensive Care Medicine, 24 , (3), 1998, p206 - 216 Journal Article, 1998 URL

Wort SJ,Rogers TR,, Community acquired pneumonia in elderly people. Current British guidelines need revision. , British Medical Journal, 316, (7146), 1998, p1690 - 1690 Journal Article, 1998 URL

Warnock DW,Johnson EM,Rogers TR,, Multi-centre evaluation of the Etest method for antifungal drug susceptibility testing of Candida spp. and Cryptococcus neoformans. BSAC Working Party on Antifungal Chemotherapy. , Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 42, (3), 1998, p32 - 33`1 Journal Article, 1998 URL

Walker TM, Merker M, Knoblauch AM, Helbing P, Schoch OD, van der Werf MJ, Kranzer K, Fiebig L, Kröger S, Haas W, Hoffman H, Indra A, Egli A, Cirillo DM, Robert J, Rogers TR, Groenheit R, Mengshoel AT, Mathys V, Haanperä M, Soolingen DV, Neimann S, Böttger EC, Keller PM, MDR-TB Cluster Consortium., A cluster of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis among patients arriving in Europe from the Horn of Africa: a molecular epidemiological study, Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal Article,

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Mac Aogáin M, Rogers TR, Crowley B., Identification of emergent bla CMY-2 -carrying Proteus mirabilis lineages by whole-genome sequencing., New Microbes and New Infections, 27, (9), 2015, p58 - 62 Journal Article, 2015 URL

Mac Aogáin M, Roycroft E, Raftery P, Mok S, Fitzgibbon M, Rogers TR., Draft Genome Sequences of Three Mycobacterium chimaera Respiratory Isolates., Genome Announcements, 3, (6), 2015 Journal Article, 2015 URL

Research Expertise


Infections in immunocompromised hosts. Invasive fungal infections. Antifungal therapy. Host pathogen interactions. Escherichia coli bloodstream infection. Antibiotic resistance. Nosocomial infections. Epidemiology of tuberculosis. Diagnostic tests for tuberculosis.


  • Title
    • Development of novel management strategies for invasive aspergillosis "MANASP"
  • Summary
    • Development of novel molecular diagnostics for invasive aspergillosis. Study of DNA release from Aspergillus fumigatus during in vitro growth and correlation with dynamics of DNA release during experimental infections in vivo. Study of Aspergillus fumigatus-human dendritic cells interaction ex vivo. Study of A fumigatus-human monocytes interaction ex vivo. Investigation of immunologically important Aspergillus antigens produced in human serum during invasive aspergillosis
  • Funding Agency
    • European Union
  • Date From
    • 2006
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • Evaluation of next generation sequencing to investigate the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection
  • Summary
    • A prospective study of C difficile infection in hospitalised patients using next generation sequencing as a tool to provide high level discrimination between strains. An additional theme will be investigation of the intestinal microbiota in selected patients with C difficile infection
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • September 2014
  • Date To
    • August 2017


Antibiotics; Bacteriology and bacterial pathogenesis; Fungal Diseases; Infectious Diseases/Agents; Mycology and fungal pathogenesis; Tuberculosis



President of the Healthcare Infection Society 2010 – 2014

President Irish Fungal Society 2011 – 2015

Last updated 23 November 2016 Stephen Smith (Email).