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Name Shore, Anna
Main Department Dental Science
College Title Ussher Assistant Professor
E-mail ashore@tcd.ie
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Web http://people.tcd.ie/ashore
Fax +353 1 612 7295
 
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
American Society for Microbiology 2006 present
 
Awards and Honours
Award Date
Marie Curie Fellowship 2002
 
Languages
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
 
Description of Research Interests
My main research involves molecular epidemiological investigations and characterisation of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), methicillin susceptible S. aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci from hospital, community and animal sources. The aim of this work is to improve surveillance of staphylococci and reduce the burden on patients and the healthcare system. This includes genotyping staphylococcal isolates using the most up to date molecular techniques such as whole-genome sequencing and microarray technology, characterisation of isolates with enhanced virulence and/or resistance potential and characterisation of mobile genetic elements harbouring resistance and virulence genes among staphylococci including bacteriophage, plasmids and the staphylococcal chromosomal cassette mec (SCCmec) element. My other research interests include the development of novel decontamination strategies, hand hygiene, rapid detection methods for controlling microbial spread in hospitals and molecular characterisation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
 
Research Interests
BIOFILMS METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS Methicillin-susceptible S. aureus Molecular evolution and bioinformatics
Molecular population genetics Multilocus sequence typing POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION Panton-Valentine leukocidin
Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis SCCmec TYPING METHODS Translational microbiology
Virulence community-associated S. aureus fusidic acid resistance genotyping
healthcare-associated infections linezolid resistance molecular epidemiological typing real-time PCR
spa typing whole-genome sequencing
 
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
SHORE, A.C., ROSSNEY, A.S., BRENNAN, O.M., KINNEVEY, P., HUMPHREYS, H., SULLIVAN, D.J., GOERING, R.V., EHRICHT, R., MONECKE, S., COLEMAN, D.C., CHARACTERIZATION OF A NOVEL ARGININE CATABOLIC MOBILE ELEMENT (ACME) AND STAPHYLOCOCCAL CHROMOSOMAL CASSETTE mec COMPOSITE ISLAND WITH SIGNIFICANT HOMOLOGY TO STAPHYLOCOCCUS EPIDERMIDIS ACME TYPE II IN METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS GENOTYPE ST22-MRSA-IV, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 55, (5), 2011, p1896 - 1905
Notes: [22 February, Epub ahead of print]
DOI
O'DONNELL MJ, SHORE AC, RUSSELL RJ, COLEMAN DC, OPTIMISATION OF THE LONG-TERM EFFICACY OF DENTAL CHAIR WATERLINE DISINFECTION BY THE IDENTIFICATION AND RECTIFICATION OF FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH WATERLINE DISINFECTION FAILURE, JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY, 35, (5), 2007, p438 - 451
Notes: [Epub 2007 Feb 15]
DOI  URL
ROSSNEY AS, SHORE AC, MORGAN PM, FITZGIBBON MM, O'CONNELL B, COLEMAN DC, THE EMERGENCE AND IMPORTATION OF DIVERSE GENOTYPES OF MRSA HARBORING THE PANTON-VALENTINE LEUKOCIDIN GENE pvl REVEALS THAT pvl IS A POOR MARKER FOR COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED MRSA IN IRELAND, JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 45, (8), 2007, p2554 - 2563
Notes: [Jun 20; Epub ahead of print]
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O'DONNELL MJ, SHORE AC, COLEMAN DC., A NOVEL AUTOMATED WATERLINE CLEANING SYSTEM THAT FACILITATES EFFECTIVE AND CONSISTENT CONTROL OF MICROBIAL BIOFILM CONTAMINATION OF DENTAL CHAIR UNIT WATERLINES: A ONE-YEAR STUDY. [Epub ahead of print] , JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY, Jan 23, (Epub ahead of print), 2006, p1-14
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ROSSNEY AS, LAWRENCE MJ, MORGAN PM, FITZGIBBON MM, SHORE A, COLEMAN DC, KEANE CT, O'CONNELL B., EPIDEMIOLOGICAL TYPING OF MRSA ISOLATES FROM BLOOD CULTURES TAKEN IN IRISH HOSPITALS PARTICIPATING IN THE EUROPEAN ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM (1999-2003)., EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES , [Epub ahead of print, (Feb 24), 2006, p1-11
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