Cyril Smyth
Fellow Emeritus, Microbiology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Mahon V, Smyth CJ, Smith SG, Mutagenesis of the Rns regulator of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli reveals roles for a linker sequence and twohelix-turn-helix motifs, Microbiology, 156, 2010, p2796 - 2806 Journal Article, 2010

Guinane, CM, Ben Zakour, NL, Tormo-Mas, MA, Weinert, LA, Lowder, BV, Cartwright, RA, Smyth, DS, Smyth, CJ, Lindsay, JA, Gould, KA, Witney, A, Hinds, J, Bollback, JP, Rambaut, A, Penades, JR, Fitzgerald, JR, Evolutionary Genomics of Staphylococcus aureus Reveals Insights into the Origin and Molecular Basis of Ruminant Host Adaptation, GENOME BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 2, 2010, p454-466 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Smyth, D.S., Feil, E.J., Meaney, W.J., Hartigan, P.J., Tollersrud, T., Fitzgerald, J.R., Enright, M.C., Smyth C.J., Molecular genetic typing reveals further insights into the diversity of animal-associated Staphylococcus aureus, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 58, 2009, p1343-1353 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Collery, M.M., Smyth, D.S., Tumilty, J.J.G., Twohig, J.M., Smyth, C.J., Associations between enterotoxin gene cluster types egc1, egc2 and egc3, agr types,enterotoxin and enterotoxin-like gene profiles, and molecular typing characteristics of human nasal carriage and animal isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 58, (1), 2009, p13 - 25 Journal Article, 2009

Collery, M.M., Smyth, D.S., Twohig, J.M., Shore, A.C., Coleman, D.C., Smyth, C.J., 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, 2008, p348 - 358 Journal Article, 2008

Guinane, C.M., Sturdevant, D.E., Herron-Olson, L., Otto, M., Smyth, D.S., Villaruz, A.E., Kapur, V., Hartigan, P.J., Smyth, C.J., Fitzgerald, J.R., Pathogenomic analysis of the common bovine Staphylococcus aureus clone (ET3): emergence of a virulent subtype with potential risk to public health, The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 197, 2008, p205 - 213 Journal Article, 2008 TARA - Full Text

Smyth, D.S., Meaney, W.J., Hartigan, P.J., Smyth, C.J., Occurrence of ssl genes in isolates of Staphylococcus aureus from animal infection, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 56, 2007, p418-425 Journal Article, 2007

Collery, M., Smyth, C.J., Rapid differentiation of Staphylococcus aureus isolates harbouring egc loci with pseudogenes ent1 and ent2 and the selu or selu variant gene using PCR-RFLP, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 56, 2007, p208-216 Journal Article, 2007

Smyth, D.S., Kennedy, J., Twohig, J., Miajlovic, H., Bolton, D.J., Smyth, C.J., Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Irish domestic refrigerators possess novel enterotoxin and enterotoxin-like genes and are clonal in nature, Journal of Food Protection, 69, (3), 2006, p508 - 515 Journal Article, 2006

Smyth, D.S., Hartigan, P.J., Meaney W.,J., Smyth, C.J., Molecular Genetic Typing of Staphylococcus aureus from Cows, Goats, Sheep, Rabbits and Chickens, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland, Teagasc, December, 2006, (EOPR-5067) Report, 2006 URL

Smyth, D. S., Hartigan, P. J., Meaney, W. J., Fitzgerald, J. R., Deobald C. F., Bohach, G. A. & Smyth, C. J., Superantigen genes encoded by the egc cluster and SaPIbov are predominant among Staphylococcus aureus isolates from cows, goats, sheep, rabbits and poultry, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 54, 2005, p401 - 411 Journal Article, 2005

Carroll, I. M., Ahmed, N., Beesley, S. M., Khan, A. A, Ghousunnissa, S., O Moráin, C. A., Habibullah, C. M. & Smyth, C. J. , Microevolution between paired antral and paired antrum and corpus Helicobacter pylori isolates recovered from individual patients, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 53, 2004, p669 - 677 Journal Article, 2004

Smyth, C. J., Smyth, D. S., Kennedy, J., Twohig, J. & Bolton, D., Staphylococcus aureus : From man or animals - an enterotoxin iceberg?, Food Pathogen Epidemiology: Microbes, Maladies and Methods, Proceedings of an International European Union Risk Analysis Information Network (EU-RAIN) Conference , Padua, Italy, 2-3 December 2004, edited by Maunsell, B, Sheridan, J. & Bolton, D. J. , (ISBN: 1 84170 374 0), Teagasc - The National Food Centre: Dublin , 2004, pp85 - 102 Conference Paper, 2004

Dore, N., Bennett, D., Kaliszer, M., Cafferkey, M. & Smyth, C.J., Molecular epidemiology of group B streptococci in Ireland: associations between serotype, invasive status and presence of genes encoding putative virulence factors, Epidemiology and Infection, 130, 2003, p823 - 833 Journal Article, 2003

Carroll, I. M., Ahmed, N., Beesley, S. M., Khan, A. A., Ghousunnissa, S., O Moráin, C. A. & Smyth, C. J., Fine-structure molecular typing of Irish Helicobacter pylori isolates and their genetic relatedness to strains from four different continents, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41, 2003, p5755 - 5759 Journal Article, 2003

Fitzgerald, J.R., Monday, S.R., Foster, T.J., Bohach, G.A., Hartigan, P.J., Meaney, W.J. & Smyth C.J., Characterization of a putative pathogenicity island from bovine Staphylococcus aureus encoding multiple superantigens, Journal of Bacteriology, 183, 2001, p63 - 70 Journal Article, 2001

Dundon, W.G., Marshall, D.G., O'Moráin, C.A. & Smyth, C.J., Population characteristics of Irish Helicobacter pylori isolates: a t-RNA-associated locus, Irish Journal of Medical Science , 169, 2000, p137 - 140 Journal Article, 2000

Fitzgerald, J.R., Hartigan, P.J., Meaney, W.J. & Smyth, C.J., Molecular population and virulence factor analysis of Staphylococcus aureus from bovine intramammary infection, Journal of Applied Microbiology, 88, 2000, p1028 - 1037 Journal Article, 2000

Dundon, W.G., Marshall, D.G., O Moráin, C.A. & Smyth, C.J., A novel tRNA-associated locus (trl) from Helicobacter pylori is co-transcribed with tRNAGly and reveals genetic diversity, Microbiology, 145, 1999, p1289 - 1298 Journal Article, 1999

Marshall, D.G., Hynes, S.O., Coleman, D.C., O Moráin, C.A., Smuth, C.J. & Moran, A.P., Lack of relationship between Lewis antigen expression and cagA, CagA, vacA and VacA status of Irish Helicobacter pylori isolates , FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology, 34, 1999, p79 - 90 Journal Article, 1999

Marshall, D.G., Dundon, W.G., Beesley, S.M. & Smyth, C.J., Helicobacter pylori - a conundrum of genetic diversity, Microbiology, 144, 1998, p2925 - 2939 Journal Article, 1998

Targeting and assembly of fimbriae in, editor(s)Phoenix, D.A. , Protein Targeting and Translocation, London, Portland Press, 1998, pp143 - 167, [Smyth, C.J., Smith, S.G.J. & Marron, M.B.] Book Chapter, 1998

McCrae, M. A., Saunders, J. R., Smyth, C.J. and Stow, N. D., Eds., Molecular Aspects of Host-Pathogen Interactions, Symposium 55, Society for General Microbiology, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1997, 1-361pp Book, 1997

Fitzgerald, J. R., Meaney, W. J., Hartigan, P. J., Smyth, C. J. & Kapur, V., Fine-structure molecular epidemiological analysis of Staphylococcus aureus recovered from cows, Epidemiology and Infection, 119, 1997, p261 - 269 Journal Article, 1997

Smyth, C. J., Marron, M. B., Twohig, J. M. G. J. & Smith, S. G. J., Fimbrial adhesins: similarities and variations in structure and biogenesis, FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology, 16, 1996, p127 - 139 Journal Article, 1996

Rochford, D. and Smyth, C. J., Adherence of Microbes in the Human Body, Trinity College Dublin Science, Dublin, University of Dublin Press, 1996, 22pp Book, 1996

Marshall, D. G., Coleman, D. C., Sullivan, D. J., Xia, H., O Moráin, C. A. & Smyth, C.J., Genomic fingerprinting of clinical isolates of Helicobacter pylori using short oligonucleotide probes containing repetitive sequences, Journal of Applied Bacteriology, 81, 1996, p509 - 517 Journal Article, 1996

Xia, H. X., Windle, H. J., Marshall, D. G. , Smyth, C. J., Keane, C. T. & O Moráin, C. A., Recrudescence of Helicobacter pylori after apparently successful eradication: novel application of randomly amplified polymorphic DNA fingerprinting, Gut, 37, 1995, p30 - 34 Journal Article, 1995

Marshall, D. G., Chua, A., Keeling, P. W. N., Sullivan, D. J., Coleman, D. C. & Smyth, C. J., Molecular analysis of the Helicobacter pylori populations in antral biopsies from individual patients using randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) fingerprinting, FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology , 10, 1995, p317 - 324 Journal Article, 1995

Marron, M. B. & Smyth, C. J., Molecular analysis of the cso operon of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli reveals that CsoA is the adhesin of CS1 fimbriae and that the accessory genes are interchangeable with those of the cfa operon, Microbiology, 141, 1995, p2849 - 2859 Journal Article, 1995

Fimbriae of Escherichia coli in, editor(s)Gyles, C.K. , Escherichia coli in Domestic Animals and Humans, Wallingford, U.K., CAB International, 1994, pp399 - 435, [Smyth, C. J., Marron, M. B. and Smith, S. G. J.] Book Chapter, 1994

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

In Memoriam: Timothy Trevor West in, editor(s)Maura Lee West and Mary Leland , Trevor West: The Bold Collegian, Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 2016, pp37 - 46, [Cyril J smyth] Book Chapter, 2016

Cyril J Smyth, Percy Kirwan - Long Jumper, Triple Jumper and Olympic Judge, The Official Line, Winter 2013, (No. 5), 2013, p6 - 11 Review Article, 2013 URL TARA - Full Text

Cyril J Smyth, The Bulger Brothers of Kilrush and Trinity College Dublin, Meeting of Kilrush & District Historical Sciety, Vandeleur Walled Garden, Kilrush, Co. Clare, 27 October 2012, 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Cyril J Smyth, Professor, 2012, - 1-7 Miscellaneous, 2012 TARA - Full Text URL

Cyril J Smyth, The Liffey Swim 1920-1939: The First Thirty Years, 2012 Review Article, 2012 URL TARA - Full Text

Smyth, C.J., Review of Phagocyte-Pathogen Interactions: Macrophages and the Host Responses to Infection, by D.G. Russell & S. Gordon, eds , 2010 Review, 2010 URL

Smyth, C.J., Review of The ELISA Guidebook, 2nd Edition, Methods in Molecular Biology, by John R Crowther , 2009 Review, 2009 URL

Smyth, C.J., Collery, M.M. , The enterotoxin gene cluster of Staphylococcus aureus - A possible origin of further variant enterotoxins in staphylococcal food poisoning, International Association for Food Protection 4th European Symposium on Food Safety, Lisbon, Portugal, 19-21 November 2008, (Abstract P50), 2008, pp27 - 28 Meeting Abstract, 2008

Smyth, C.J., Staphylococcus, International Association for Food Protection 4th European Symposium on Food Safety, Session 2, The thin line between microbiological quality and safety, Lisbon, Portugal, 19-21 November 2008, (Abstract), 2008, pp4 Meeting Abstract, 2008

Smyth, C.J., Review of Phagocytosis of Bacteria and Bacterial Pathogenicity, by Ernst, J.D. and Stendahl, O. (eds) , Microbiology Today, 34, (May), 2007 Review, 2007 URL

Smyth, C.J., Review of Manual of Microbiology Tools & Techniques, by Sharma, K. , Microbiology Today, 34, 2007 Review, 2007 URL

Collery, M.M., Tumilty, J.J.G., Twohig, J.M., Smyth, C.J., Occurrence of the selu gene in nasal carriage isolates of Staphylococcus aureus possessing the egc locus encoding enterotoxins and enterotoxin-like proteins, Mechanisms of Bacterial Adhesion and Invasion, Irish Branch Meeting of Society for General Microbiology, IMM, Trinity Centre, Dublin, Ireland, 27-28 April, 2006, 2006, p. 17, Abstract 6 Meeting Abstract, 2006

Smyth, C.J., Review of The Comprehensive Sourcebook of Bacterial Protein Toxins, 3rd Edition, by Alouf, J.E., Popoff, M.R., eds. , Clinical Infectious Diseases, 43, (1 September), 2006, p668-669 Review, 2006 URL

Collery, M. M., Twohig, J. M., Shore, A. C., Coleman, D. C., Smyth, C. J., A PCR-based approach for identifying the animal origin of isolates of Staphylococcus aureus , 12th International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections (ISSSI), Maastricht, The Netherlands, 3-6 September, 2006, edited by Peters, G., Vaudaux, P., Verbrugh, H. , 2006, p. 100, Abstract P.042 Meeting Abstract, 2006 URL

Collery, M.M., Smyth, D.S., Twohig, J.M., Al Mosaid, A., Coleman, D.C., Smyth, C.J., The dendogram challenge - A comparison of MLVA and RAPD typing of nasal isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus GBI 2006, Liverpool, England, 1-12 April 2006, 2006, p. 1, Abstract 1 Meeting Abstract, 2006

Collery, M.M., Smyth, D.S., Twohig, J.M., Bolton, D.J., Smyth, C.J., Multi-locus variable number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) of nasal isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers (IMMEM7), Victoria, B.C., Canada, 11-14 May, 2005, edited by van Belkum, A., Fussing, V., Goering, R., Mulvey, M., Struelens, M, Tenover, F. , American Society for Microbiology, 2005, p. 61, Abstract 80B Meeting Abstract, 2005

Collery, M.M., Smyth, D.S., Twohig, J.M., Al Mosaid, A., Coleman, D.C., Smyth, C.J., Incidence of staphylococcal enterotoxin genes among a healthy population - a cause for concern, The Science of Food: Safety and Nutrition, European Union Risk Analysis Information Network (EU-RAIN), Dublin, Ireland, 1-2 December 2005, edited by Maunsell, B., Pearce, R., & Bolton, D.J. , ISBN: 1 84170 440 7, Teagasc - Ashtown Food Research Centre, 2005, p. 110, Abstract P21 Meeting Abstract, 2005

Smyth, D.S., Collery, M., Smyth, C.J., Finger lickin' good? - Genotypes of Staphylococcus aureus associated with broiler chickens, Food Pathogen Epidemiology: Microbes, Maladies and Methods, Padua, Italy, 1-4 December, 2004, edited by Maunsell, B., Sheridan, J., Bolton, D.J. , (ISBN: 1 84170 374 0), Teagasc - The National Food Centre, 2004, p. 148, Abstract P6 Meeting Abstract, 2004

Recognition

Representations

Extern Examiner for B.Sc. Modular Courses in Medical Microbiology, Microbial Growth and Physiology, Immunology and Microbial Genetics, University of North London 1994-1998

Extern Examiner M.Med.Sci. Laboratory Science, The Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland 1998-2002

Joint Organiser of the Main Symposium and Joint Editor of the Symposium Volume of the Society for General Microbiology. Chairperson of one scientific session. Molecular Aspects of Host-Pathogen Interactions, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, March, 1997 1997

Joint Organiser of the Second European Meeting on Pathogenesis and Host Responses in Helicobacter pylori infections, Galway, Ireland, March 1997. Chairperson of one scientific session 1997

Irish Medicines Board Sub-Committee on the Availability of Intramammary Products for the Treatment of Bovine Mastitis Dec 1997-Sep 1999

Awards and Honours

Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin 1986

Honorary Knight of the Campanile for services to College Sport 1996

Honorary President Dublin University Harriers & Athletic Club 1987 - 2013

Honorary President Irish Universities Athletic Association 1996-1999

Provost's Teaching Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award in Teaching, Trinity College Dublin 2008

American Society for Microbiology: Forty Year Membership Club 2011

Bray Runners Athletic Club: Special Recognition Award for Dedication and Commitment to Bray Runners & Athletics in Co. Wicklow 2011

Athletic Association of Ireland Co. Wicklow: Outstanding Service Award 2012

Irish Universities Athletic Association: Outstanding Service Award 2011

ENAS (European Network of Academic Sports Services ) Award to Trinity College Dublin for the Trinity Olympians Project, role in Trinity team - Researcher, Biographer, Designer 2012

Athletics Leinster - Outstanding Service Award to Athletics January 2013

Outstanding Contribution to Sport in Trinity College Dublin 2017

Outstanding Contribution to Irish Universities Athletics 2017

Award to mark 30 years as Hon President of DU Harriers and Athletic Club 2017

Memberships

Member of the Society for General Microbiology 1968 – 2017

Member of the Society for Applied Microbiology 1972 – 2017

Member of the American Society for Microbiology 1970 – 2017