Microbiology and Microbiomes
This research is carried out in the Oral Biosciences Laboratory in the Dental Hospital which has sufficient space for up to 15 researchers and houses equipment for microbiology and molecular biology. The group are internationally recognised as experts on the biology of the fungal pathogens Candida albicans and C. dubliniensis (Sullivan & Moran), analysis of the oral microbiome (Moran) and the molecular epidemiology and population biology of MRSA, vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and are leaders in the area of whole genome sequencing and microbial genomics, especially in relation antibiotic resistance mechanisms and coagulase-negative staphylococci and are leaders in the area of whole genome sequencing and microbial genomics, especially in relation antibiotic resistance mechanisms (Coleman & McManus).
The group are internationally recognised as experts in the field of translational research on novel technologies for automated decontamination of medical devices and water networks and carry out research with several industrial partners (Coleman & O’Donnell).
Further details of our research can be found by selecting the staff links below: