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College Photo Name Sullivan, Derek
Main Department Dental Science
College Title Professor
E-mail djsullvn@tcd.ie
College Tel +353 1 6127275
Web http://people.tcd.ie/djsullvn
Fax +353 1 612 7295
 
Representations
Details Date
Reviews editor FEMS Microbiology Letters 2007-2012
FEMS Microbiology Letters (Editorial Board) 2012-present
Fungal Biology and Biotechnology (Editorial Board) 2014-
FEMS Yeast Research (Editorial Board) 2003-2012
Health Research Board, "Infections, Immunity and Host Defence" research project grant review panel 2005-2008
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Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Founding secretary of Irish Fungal Society 2011 present
International Association for Dental Research (elected member of Irish Division council 2004-2007) 2004 Present
American Society for Microbiology 1993 Present
British Society for Medical Mycology 1991 Present
 
Awards and Honours
Award Date
British Society for Medical Mycology Award for outstanding contribution to mycological research March 2003
Elected to Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin 2001
 
Description of Research Interests
Molecular biology of pathogenesis of fungal pathogens, in particular Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis. Molecular biology of antifungal drug resistance. Epidemiology of fungal pathogens.
 
Research Interests
BIOTYPING Bacterial pathogenicity Bacteriology and bacterial pathogenesis CANDIDA
CANDIDA ALBICANS OUTBREAK CANDIDA DUBLINIENSIS CANDIDA-ALBICANS CANDIDIASIS
DENTAL CHAIR WATERLINES DIAGNOSIS DIAGNOSTICS DNA FINGERPRINTING
DNA TYPING METHODS DUBLINIENSIS ELECTROPHORETIC KARYOTYPE EPIDEMIOLOGY
FLUCONAZOLE FUNGAL-INFECTIONS FUNGEMIA Fungal Infections
GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIA Genomic structure and function, molecular approaches to gene function Host, Pathogen interactions Infectious diseases
Molecular Medical Mycology Mycology and fungal pathogenesis NOSOCOMIAL FUNGAL-INFECTIONS NOSOCOMIAL OUTBREAK
ORAL CANDIDA Oral microbiology PATHOGENS PUTATIVE VIRULENCE FACTORS
RAPID IDENTIFICATION RIBOSOMAL-RNA SUSCEPTIBILITY WATER MICROBIOLOGY
 
Research Projects
Project title Triclosan-based antagonism of the activity of azole antifungal drugs against Candida species
Summary
Funding Agency Health Research Board
Programme
Type of Project Research Project
Date from 2002
Date to 2006
Person Months


Project title Responses of Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis to environmental stress.
Summary
Funding Agency Health Research Board
Programme
Type of Project Research Project
Date from 2001
Date to 2004
Person Months


Project title Comparative analysis of adhesion of Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis.
Summary
Funding Agency Health Research Board
Programme
Type of Project Research Project
Date from 2004
Date to 2007
Person Months


Project title Comparative genomic analysis of Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis: A tool for the analysis of candidal pathogenicity
Summary
Funding Agency Science Foundtion Ireland
Programme Programme Investigator grant
Type of Project
Date from 2004
Date to 2008
Person Months


Project title HOST-PATHOGEN INTERACTION SYSTEMS AS TOOLS TO IDENTIFY ANTIFUNGAL TARGETS IN C. ALBICANS AND C. DUBLINIENSIS
Summary
Funding Agency European Union
Programme
Type of Project Research Training Network
Date from 2004
Date to 2008
Person Months


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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Derek J. Sullivan and Gary P. Moran, Human Pathogenic Fungi: Molecular biology and pathogenic mechanisms, Norfolk, UK, Caister Academic Press, 2014, 1-339-
Brice Enjalbert, Gary P. Moran, Claire Vaughan, Tim Yeomans, Donna M. MacCallum, Janet Quinn, David C. Coleman, Alistair J.P. Brown and Derek J. Sullivan, Genome-wide gene expression profiling and a forward genetic screen show that differential expression of the sodium ion transporter Ena21 contributes to the differential tolerance of Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis to osmotic stress, Molecular Microbiology, 72, (1), 2009, p216 - 228
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Comparative genomics of Candida species in, editor(s)C. d'Enfert and B. Hube , CANDIDA: Comparative and Functional Genomics, Norwich, UK, Caister Academic Press, 2007, pp93 - 112, [G. Butler and D.J. Sullivan]
Notes: [Chapter 5]
Stokes, C., Moran, G.P., Spiering, M.J., Cole, G.T., Coleman, D.C., and Sullivan, D.J., Lower filamentation rates of Candida dubliniensis contribute to its lower virulence in comparison with Candida albicans, Fungal Genetics and Biology, 44, 2007, p920 - 931
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PINJON E, MORAN GP, COLEMAN DC, SULLIVAN DJ, AZOLE SUSCEPTIBILITY AND RESISTANCE IN CANDIDA DUBLINIENSIS, BIOCHEMICAL SOCIETY TRANSACTIONS, 33, (5), 2005, p1210 - 1214
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