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Professor Cyril Smyth

Fellow Emeritus (Microbiology)


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Extern Examiner for B.Sc. Modular Courses in Medical Microbiology, Microbial Growth and Physiology, Immunology and Microbial Genetics, University of North London 1994-1998
Extern Examiner M.Med.Sci. Laboratory Science, The Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland 1998-2002
Joint Organiser of the Main Symposium and Joint Editor of the Symposium Volume of the Society for General Microbiology. Chairperson of one scientific session. Molecular Aspects of Host-Pathogen Interactions, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, March, 1997 1997
Joint Organiser of the Second European Meeting on Pathogenesis and Host Responses in Helicobacter pylori infections, Galway, Ireland, March 1997. Chairperson of one scientific session 1997
Irish Medicines Board Sub-Committee on the Availability of Intramammary Products for the Treatment of Bovine Mastitis Dec 1997-Sep 1999
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Basic Basic
Swedish Medium Basic Fluent
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Member of the Society for General Microbiology 1968 2017
Member of the Society for Applied Microbiology 1972 2017
Member of the American Society for Microbiology 1970 2017
Mahon V, Smyth CJ, Smith SG, Mutagenesis of the Rns regulator of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli reveals roles for a linker sequence and twohelix-turn-helix motifs, Microbiology, 156, 2010, p2796 - 2806, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Guinane, CM, Ben Zakour, NL, Tormo-Mas, MA, Weinert, LA, Lowder, BV, Cartwright, RA, Smyth, DS, Smyth, CJ, Lindsay, JA, Gould, KA, Witney, A, Hinds, J, Bollback, JP, Rambaut, A, Penades, JR, Fitzgerald, JR, Evolutionary Genomics of Staphylococcus aureus Reveals Insights into the Origin and Molecular Basis of Ruminant Host Adaptation, GENOME BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 2, 2010, p454-466 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Smyth, D.S., Feil, E.J., Meaney, W.J., Hartigan, P.J., Tollersrud, T., Fitzgerald, J.R., Enright, M.C., Smyth C.J., Molecular genetic typing reveals further insights into the diversity of animal-associated Staphylococcus aureus, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 58, 2009, p1343-1353 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Collery, M.M., Smyth, D.S., Tumilty, J.J.G., Twohig, J.M., Smyth, C.J., Associations between enterotoxin gene cluster types egc1, egc2 and egc3, agr types,enterotoxin and enterotoxin-like gene profiles, and molecular typing characteristics of human nasal carriage and animal isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 58, (1), 2009, p13 - 25, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Guinane, C.M., Sturdevant, D.E., Herron-Olson, L., Otto, M., Smyth, D.S., Villaruz, A.E., Kapur, V., Hartigan, P.J., Smyth, C.J., Fitzgerald, J.R., Pathogenomic analysis of the common bovine Staphylococcus aureus clone (ET3): emergence of a virulent subtype with potential risk to public health, The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 197, 2008, p205 - 213, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Collery, M.M., Smyth, D.S., Twohig, J.M., Shore, A.C., Coleman, D.C., Smyth, C.J., Molecular typing of nasal carriage isolates of Staphylococcus aureus from an Irish university student population based on toxin gene PCR, agr locus types and multiple locus, variable number tandem repeat analysis, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 57, 2008, p348 - 358, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Collery, M., Smyth, C.J., Rapid differentiation of Staphylococcus aureus isolates harbouring egc loci with pseudogenes ent1 and ent2 and the selu or selu variant gene using PCR-RFLP, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 56, 2007, p208-216 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Smyth, D.S., Meaney, W.J., Hartigan, P.J., Smyth, C.J., Occurrence of ssl genes in isolates of Staphylococcus aureus from animal infection, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 56, 2007, p418-425 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Smyth, D.S., Kennedy, J., Twohig, J., Miajlovic, H., Bolton, D.J., Smyth, C.J., Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Irish domestic refrigerators possess novel enterotoxin and enterotoxin-like genes and are clonal in nature, Journal of Food Protection, 69, (3), 2006, p508 - 515, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Smyth, D.S., Hartigan, P.J., Meaney W.,J., Smyth, C.J., Molecular Genetic Typing of Staphylococcus aureus from Cows, Goats, Sheep, Rabbits and Chickens, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland, Teagasc, December, 2006, (EOPR-5067), Report, PUBLISHED  URL

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In Memoriam: Timothy Trevor West in, editor(s)Maura Lee West and Mary Leland , Trevor West: The Bold Collegian, Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 2016, pp37 - 46, [Cyril J smyth], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Cyril J Smyth, Percy Kirwan - Long Jumper, Triple Jumper and Olympic Judge, The Official Line, Winter 2013, (No. 5), 2013, p6 - 11, Review Article, PUBLISHED
N?A, N/A, 2012, - 1-7, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Cyril J Smyth, The Bulger Brothers of Kilrush and Trinity College Dublin, Meeting of Kilrush & District Historical Sciety, Vandeleur Walled Garden, Kilrush, Co. Clare, 27 October 2012, 2012, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Cyril J Smyth, The Liffey Swim 1920-1939: The First Thirty Years, 2012, Review Article, PUBLISHED
Smyth, C.J., Review of Phagocyte-Pathogen Interactions: Macrophages and the Host Responses to Infection, by D.G. Russell & S. Gordon, eds , 2010, Notes: [American Society for Microbiology, ISBN 978-1-55581-401-4, pp. 610], Review, PUBLISHED
Smyth, C.J., Review of The ELISA Guidebook, 2nd Edition, Methods in Molecular Biology, by John R Crowther , 2009, Notes: [Humana Press, ISBN: 978-1-60327-253-7, pp. 566], Review, PUBLISHED
Smyth, C.J., Staphylococcus, International Association for Food Protection 4th European Symposium on Food Safety, Session 2, The thin line between microbiological quality and safety, Lisbon, Portugal, 19-21 November 2008, (Abstract), 2008, pp4 , Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Smyth, C.J., Collery, M.M. , The enterotoxin gene cluster of Staphylococcus aureus - A possible origin of further variant enterotoxins in staphylococcal food poisoning, International Association for Food Protection 4th European Symposium on Food Safety, Lisbon, Portugal, 19-21 November 2008, (Abstract P50), 2008, pp27 - 28, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Smyth, C.J., Review of Phagocytosis of Bacteria and Bacterial Pathogenicity, by Ernst, J.D. and Stendahl, O. (eds) , Microbiology Today, 34, (May), 2007, Notes: [Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-52184-569-6, pp. 285], Review, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin 1986
Honorary Knight of the Campanile for services to College Sport 1996
Honorary President Dublin University Harriers & Athletic Club 1987 - 2013
Honorary President Irish Universities Athletic Association 1996-1999
Provost's Teaching Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award in Teaching, Trinity College Dublin 2008
American Society for Microbiology: Forty Year Membership Club 2011
Bray Runners Athletic Club: Special Recognition Award for Dedication and Commitment to Bray Runners & Athletics in Co. Wicklow 2011
Irish Universities Athletic Association: Outstanding Service Award 2011
Athletic Association of Ireland Co. Wicklow: Outstanding Service Award 2012
ENAS (European Network of Academic Sports Services ) Award to Trinity College Dublin for the Trinity Olympians Project, role in Trinity team - Researcher, Biographer, Designer 2012
Athletics Leinster - Outstanding Service Award to Athletics January 2013
Outstanding Contribution to Sport in Trinity College Dublin 2017
Outstanding Contribution to Irish Universities Athletics 2017
Award to mark 30 years as Hon President of DU Harriers and Athletic Club 2017