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Professor 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.
  Antibiotics   Bacteriology and bacterial pathogenesis   Fungal Diseases   Infectious Diseases/Agents   Mycology and fungal pathogenesis   Tuberculosis
 Evaluation of next generation sequencing to investigate the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection
 Development of novel management strategies for invasive aspergillosis "MANASP"

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President of the Healthcare Infection Society 2010 2014
President Irish Fungal Society 2011 2015
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, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
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, PUBLISHED
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, PUBLISHED
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, PUBLISHED
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, PUBLISHED
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, PUBLISHED
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, PUBLISHED
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, PUBLISHED  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-regylated exopolysaccharide colanic acid, Infection and Immunity, 82, 2014, p298 - 305, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
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, PUBLISHED

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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.