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Dr. Anne Molloy

Fellow Emeritus (Clinical Medicine)


Fellow Emeritus (Biochemistry)

  Age related diseases   Folate, Vitamin B12   Metabolism and metabolic diseases   Molecular nutrition   Population based intervention trials
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Folic acid Review Group, organized by Food Safety authority of Ireland, Ireland September 2014-ongoing
Expert Advisor WHO guideline development meeting on 'Optimal blood folate concentrations in women of reproductive age for prevention on Folate and Vitamin B12 deficiencies' September 2013
Research Ethics Committee, Coombe womens' Hospital 2002-2012
Editorial Board, British Journal of Nutrition 2004-2009
Expert Advisor at the Biomarkers of Nutrition for Development (BOND) Vitamin B12 Consultation, Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH, Washington, September 2012
Expert Advisor at the Biomarkers of Nutrition for Development (BOND) Vitamin B12 Consultation, Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH, Washington, December 2012
Expert Panel for the project "Identifying Research Needs for Assessing Safe Use of High Intakes of Folic Acid" organized by the Office of Health Assessment and Translation, (NIEHS and ODS, National Institutes of Health, USA) 2014-2015
WHO Technical Consultant on Folate and Vitamin B12 Deficiencies October 2005
Expert advisor at the NHANES Folate and Vitamin B12 Assessment Round-Table meeting hosted by the Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH, Washington, 15th -16th July 2010
Meeting Chair and Expert advisor at the World health Organization/Centers for Disease Control (WHO/CDC) Technical Consultation on "Optimal blood folate concentrations in women of reproductive age for prevention of neural tube defects" Atlanta, Georgia, USA . August 2012
Member of the planning committee (coordinator Professor Lindsay Allen, University of California, Davis) for Track 2 of the Micronutrient Forum Conference, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 2014 2013-2014
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The Biochemical Society 1976 2008
The Nutrition Society 2005 date
American society of Nutrition 2011 date
Cawley S, O'Malley EG, Kennedy RAK, Reynolds CME, Molloy AM, Turner MJ., The relationship between maternal plasma homocysteine in early pregnancy and birth weight., J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med, 2019, p1-5 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Moore K, Hughes CF, Hoey L, Ward M, Cunningham C, Molloy AM, Strain JJ, McCarroll K, Casey MC, Tracey F, Laird E, O'Kane M, McNulty H., B-vitamins in Relation to Depression in Older Adults Over 60 Years of Age: The Trinity Ulster Department of Agriculture (TUDA) Cohort Study., Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2019, p551-557.e1 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Molloy AM., Should vitamin B12 status be considered in assessing risk of neural tube defects?, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2018, p109-125 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Malley EG, Cawley S, Kennedy RAK, Reynolds CME, Molloy A, Turner MJ., Maternal anaemia and folate intake in early pregnancy., Journal of public health (Oxford, England), 2018, pdy013-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
McCann A, McNulty H, Rigby J, Hughes CF, Hoey L, Molloy AM, Cunningham CJ, Casey MC, Tracey F, O'Kane MJ, McCarroll K, Ward M, Moore K, Strain JJ, Moore A., Effect of Area-Level Socioeconomic Deprivation on Risk of Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Adults., Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2018, p1 - 7, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Höller, U. and Bakker, S.J.L. and DÃŒsterloh, A. and Frei, B. and Köhrle, J. and Konz, T. and Lietz, G. and McCann, A. and Michels, A.J. and Molloy, A.M. and Murakami, H. and Rein, D. and Saris, W.H.M. and Schmidt, K. and Shimbo, K. and Schumacher, S. and Vermeer, C. and Kaput, J. and Weber, P. and Eggersdorfer, M. and Rezzi, S., Micronutrient status assessment in humans: Current methods of analysis and future trends, TrAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 102, 2018, p110-122 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Laird, E. and O'Halloran, A.M. and Carey, D. and Healy, M. and O'Connor, D. and Moore, P. and Shannon, T. and Molloy, A.M. and Kenny, R.A., The Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency and the Determinants of 25(OH)D Concentration in Older Irish Adults: Data from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 73, (4), 2018, p519-525 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Brosnan, J.T. and Mills, J.L. and Ueland, P.M. and Shane, B. and Fan, R. and Chiu, C.-Y. and Pangilinan, F. and Brody, L.C. and Brosnan, M.E. and Pongnopparat, T. and Molloy, A.M., Lifestyle, metabolite, and genetic determinants of formate concentrations in a cross-sectional study in young, healthy adults, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 107, (3), 2018, p345-354 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Molloy AM, Mills JL., Fortifying food with folic acid to prevent neural tube defects: are we now where we ought to be?, The American journal of clinical nutrition, 107, (6), 2018, p857-858 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Laird EJ, O'Halloran AM, Carey D, O'Connor D, Kenny RA, Molloy AM, Voluntary fortification is ineffective to maintain the vitamin B12 and folate status of older Irish adults: evidence from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)., The British journal of nutrition, 2018, p111 - 120, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text

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Molloy AM, Pentieva K, McNulty B, McNulty H., Reply to SW D'Souza et al, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 98, (6), 2013, p1598 - 1598, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
A.M. Molloy, J.M. Scott., Nutrition and metabolism., Current Opinions in Lipidology , 16, (4), 2005, p494-496 , Review, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Fellow, Trinity College Dublin 2015
Global Experts Network on Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus 2014
. The role of folate and vitamin B12 in pregnancy: This incorporates two principal areas; (1) the cause of folate responsive neural tube defects, in particular the nutritional, biochemical and genetic parameters associated with these disorders and (2) the effects of inadequate folate or vitamin B12 nutrition on complications of pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes. The role of these vitamins in other congenital disorders including oro-facial clefts and congenital heart disease is an extension of this area of interest. . The uptake and utilisation of folates in normal and deficient states: A particular area of interest is the effect of genetic variants in folate related enzymes on folate status and metabolism. Research methods include cell culture studies and studies on nutritional status in human subjects, stratified according to a genotype of interest. . The development and application of new techniques in the analysis of folates and folate related metabolites. including HPLC methods, amino acid analysis, radioisotope methods, microbiological assays and cell culture technology. . Links between folate and vitamin B12; specifically, the influence of folate and vitamin B12 status on methylation reactions and s-adenosylmethionine metabolism.