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Professor David Coleman

Professor of Oral & Applied Microbiology (Dental Science)
DENTAL SCHOOL, LINCOLN PLACE

Personal Chair (School Office - Dental Science)


David Coleman received his B.A. (Mod.), Ph.D. and Sc.D. from Trinity College Dublin. Joining the School of Dental Science in 1989, he is now Professor of Oral and Applied Microbiology and head of the division of Oral Biosciences. He is a Fellow of Trinity (FTCD) and the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath.), London, member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA) and winner of the RIA silver medal for microbiology. Professor Coleman has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and book chapters. His research interests focus on translational microbiology including automated minimisation of infection risks in healthcare facilities from water networks, wastewater systems and medical devices, and the population biology, evolution, genomics and antibiotic resistance mechanisms of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other staphylococcal species investigated by whole genome sequencing.
  A GENE   A GENE FAMILY   A GENE-EXPRESSION   A OUTBREAK   ABC TRANSPORTER   ACME   ACME III   ACME III Element   ACME Type IV   ACME TYPE V   ACQUIRED-IMMUNODEFICIENCY-SYNDROME   ACRYLIC RESIN   ACT1   ACTIVATION   AIDS   ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE   Antibiotics   Applied and Environmental microbiology   Arginine catabolic mobile element   BACTERIAL BIOFILMS   Bacterial pathogenicity   BACTERIAL-CONTAMINATION   Bacteriology and bacterial pathogenesis   BACTERIOPHAGE CONVERSION   BIOFILM   BIOFILM FORMATION   BIOFILMS   Biomedical sciences   CANDIDA ALBICANS   CANDIDA DUBLINIENSIS SP NOV   CANDIDA SPP   CANDIDA-ALBICANS   CANDIDA-ALBICANS STRAINS   CANDIDA-DUBLINIENSIS   CANDIDA-GLABRATA   Chemotherapeutic Agents   Communicable Diseases   DEFINITIVE DIAGNOSIS   DENTAL CHAIR WATERLINES   DENTAL CHAIRS   DENTAL CLINIC   DENTAL DISINFECTANTS   DENTAL HANDPIECES   DENTAL PLAQUE MICROBIOLOGY   DIAGNOSIS   Diagnostics   DIFFERENTIATION   DIVERSITY   DNA   DNA typing   DNA TYPING METHODS   Drug Resistance   DUBLIN   DUBLIN HOSPITALS   DUBLINIENSIS   DUODENAL-ULCER   ELECTROPHORETIC KARYOTYPE   ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY   ENZYME FRAGMENTATION PATTERNS   ENZYME-MEDIATED INTEGRATION   Epidemiology   EPITHELIAL-CELLS   EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS   EPSTEIN-BARR-VIRUS   ESCHERICHIA-COLI   Eukaryotic gene regulation   Evolutionary genetics   EXPRESSION   FIELD GEL-ELECTROPHORESIS   FLUCONAZOLE   Fungal Diseases   FUNGAL-INFECTIONS   Fungi   FUSARIUM   FUSARIUM-SOLANI   GEL-ELECTROPHORESIS   GENE   Gene Cloning   Genetic Engineering   Genetic Manipulation   Genetic Mapping, Gene Sequence   Genetic Resistance   Genetic/Molecular epidemiology   Genetically Modified Organisms   Genetics   GENOME   Genomes, Genomics   Genomic structure and function, molecular approaches to gene function   GENTAMICIN-RESISTANT   GERM TUBES   GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIA   HAIRY LEUKOPLAKIA   HEALTHY-INDIVIDUALS   HIV Infection   HIV opportunistic infections   HIV-INFECTED PATIENTS   HIV-INFECTION   Host, Pathogen interactions   HUMAN-IMMUNODEFICIENCY-VIRUS   IDENTIFICATION   IN SITU HYBRIDIZATION   INFECTED INDIVIDUALS   INFECTION   INFECTIONS   Infectious diseases   IN-SITU HYBRIDIZATION   IN-VITRO   LEGIONELLA   LYSIN   Medical Devices   METHICILLIN RESISTANCE   METHICILLIN-RESISTANCE   METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS   Methicillin-susceptible S. aureus   Molecular Biology   Molecular Cloning   Molecular Genetics   Molecular genetics of gram positive pathogens   Molecular Probes   MRSA   Mycology   Mycology and fungal pathogenesis   Nucleic Acid Sequencing   Oral Diseases   Oral diseases and Oral medicine   Oral microbiology   Pathogenesis   PATHOGENS   PLASMID DNA   PREVALENCE   Procaryotic gene regulation   PROFILES   Prokaryotic and eukaryotic genetics and genomics   Quantitative and molecular genetics   RAPID IDENTIFICATION   Regulatory methods of gene expression   RIBOSOMAL-RNA   STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS   STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS INFECTION   Translational microbiology   WATER   WATER ACTIVITY   WATER MICROBIOLOGY   WATER QUALITY   WATER-BORNE   WATER-QUALITY   whole-genome sequencing   YEAST   YEAST CULTURES   YEAST KILLER PHENOMENON   YEAST TOXINS
 An investigation of the role of Staphylococcus aureus colonisation of healthcare workers in nosocomial transmission of S. aureus to patients in an MRSA-endemic setting using whole-genome sequencing
 An investigation of the prevalence and molecular epidemiology of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in Irish hospitals using whole-genome sequencing

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Member of the National Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Medical Devices Advisory Group-Health Services Executive Quality Improvement Division 2014-Present
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) Prevention of Infection from Water Systems in Healthcare Facilities Sub-Committee of the HPSC Scientific Advisory Committee 2012-2014
Health Protection Surveillance Centre Scientific Advisory Committee Legionnaires' Disease Sub-Committee 2005-2009
Health Research Board Physiological Systems Committee 2005-2009
Chairman of the Investigation Team on Legionellosis at Waterford Regional Hospital 2003
Health Research Board Infection and Immunity Committee 2000-2004
Health Research Board Digestive Sciences Committee 2000-2004
National Disease Sureveillance Centre Scientific Advisory Committee Legionnaires' Disease Sub-Committee 2002
National Disease Surveilance Centre Scientific Advisory Committee: A Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland (SARI) 2001
Ad hoc referee for the following peer-review international journals: Journal of Clinical Microbiology; Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy; AIDS; Journal of Hospital Infection; Applied and Environmental Microbiology; Medical Mycology; Oral Diseases; Journal of Dentistry; Journal of Infection; Mycoses 1990-Present
External Examiner for Ph.D. theses for: University of Aberdeen; University of Lausanne; University of Manchester
Ad hoc grant reviewer for: Wellcome Trust, Austrian Government, European Union, The Medical Research Council (UK), Swiss National Science Foundation
Member of the UK Medical Research Council College of Experts 2005-2009
Health Service Executive Steering Committee for Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Medical Devices 2007
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MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION 2015 Present
FELLOW OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PATHOLOGISTS 2001 PRESENT
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PATHOLOGISTS 1993 2000
MEMBER OF THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL MYCOLOGY 1990 PRESENT
MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY 1990 PRESENT
EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER FOR THE JOURNAL MICROBIOLOGY 1994 1998
MEMBER OF THE SOCIETY FOR GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 1982 Present
MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR HUMAN AND ANIMAL MYCOLOGY 2009 Present
MEMBER OF THE HOSPITAL INFECTION SOCIETY 2017 Present
McMANUS BA, ALOBA BK, EARLS MR, BRENNAN GI, O'CONNELL B, MONECKE S, EHRICHT R, SHORE AC, COLEMAN DC, MULTIPLE DISTINCT OUTBREAKS OF PANTON-VALENTINE LEUKOCIDIN (PVL)-POSITIVE COMMUNITY-ASSOCIATED METHICILLIN-RESISTANT Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) IN IRELAND INVESTIGATED BY WHOLE-GENOME SEQUENCING, JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION, 108, (February 2021), 2021, p72 - 80, Notes: [28th November 2020; Epup ahead of print], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
EARLS MR, STEINIG EJ, MONECKE S, SAMANIEGO-CASTRUITA JA, SIMBECK A, SCHNEIDER-BRACHERT W, VREMERǍ T, DORNEANU OS, LONCARIC I, BES M, LACOMA A, PRAT-AYMERICH C, WERNERY U, ARMENGOL-PORTA M, BLOMFELDT A, DUCHENE S, BARTELS MD, EHRICHT R, COLEMAN DC, EXPLORING THE EVOLUTION AND EPIDEMIOLOGY OF EUROPEAN CC1-MRSA-IV: TRACKING A MULTIDRUG-RESISTANT COMMUNITY-ASSOCIATED METICILLIN-RESISTANT Staphylococcus aureus CLONE, MICROBIAL GENOMICS, 7, (7), 2021, p1-9;000601 , Notes: [Published 5th July, 2021], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
ARORA G, BALMER C, BELL A, BOYLE C, COLEMAN D, CRAIG D, CURE R, ELLISON S, FARTHING P, FAYLE S, GINTY A, GREGORY WA, HARVEY BD, IRELAND A, LUKER J, MacCARTHY D, McINTYRE J, PALMER NO, PRESTON AJ, ROBERTSON D, ROBERTSON S, SUTCLIFFE P, WANDER P, WILKINSON MD; EDITED BY YEUNG CA AND IRELAND R, A DICTIONARY OF DENTISTRY, 2ND EDITION, OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2020, 1-400pp, Notes: [Published online April 2020], Book, PUBLISHED  DOI
DECONTAMINATION OF HAND WASHBASINS AND TRAPS IN HOSPITALS in, editor(s)JIMMY WALKER , DECONTAMINATION IN HOSPITALS AND HEALTHCARE , DUXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM, WOODHOUSE PUBLISHING, 2020, pp135 - 161, [COLEMAN DC, DEASY EC, MOLONEY EM, SWAN JS, O'DONNELL MJ], Notes: [CHAPTER 7: PUBLISHED 1st JANUARY 2020], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Frontiers in Microbiology, (2020), David C. Coleman, [eds.], One year, Journal, PUBLISHED
MOLONEY EM, DEASY EC, SWAN JS, BRENNAN GI, O'DONNELL MJ, COLEMAN DC, WHOLE-GENOME SEQUENCING IDENTIFIES HIGHLY RELATED Pseudomonas aeruginosa STRAINS IN MULTIPLE WASHBASIN U-BENDS AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS IN ONE HOSPITAL: EVIDENCE FOR TRAFFICKING OF POTENTIAL PATHOGENS VIA WASTEWATER PIPES, JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION, 104, (4), 2020, p484 - 491, Notes: [15th November 2019; Epub ahead of print], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  Other
EGAN S, SHORE AC, O'CONNELL B, BRENNAN GI, COLEMAN DC, LINEZOLID RESISTANCE IN Enterococcus faecium AND Enterococcus faecalis FROM HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS IN IREALND: HIGH PREVALENCE OF THE MDR GENES optrA and poxtA IN ISOLATES WITH DIVERSE GENETIC BACKGROUNDS , JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY, 75, (7), 2020, p1704 - 1711, Notes: [4th March 2020; Epub ahead of print], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  Other
KEARNEY A, KINNEVEY P, SHORE A, EARLS M, POOVELIKUNNEL TT, BRENNAN G, HUMPHREYS H, COLEMAN DC, THE ORAL CAVITY REVEALED AS A SIGNIFICANT RESERVOIR OF Staphylococcus aureus IN AN ACUTE HOSPITAL BY EXTENSIVE PATIENT, HEALTHCARE WORKER AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLING, JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION, 105, (3), 2020, p389 - 396, Notes: [6th March 2020; Epub ahead of print], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  Other
McMANUS BA, DALY B, POLYZOIS I, WILSON P, BRENNAN GA, FLEMING TE, GREALY LD, HEALY M-L, COLEMAN DC, COMPARATIVE MICROBIOLOGICAL AND WHOLE-GENOME ANALYSIS OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS POPULATIONS IN THE ORO-NASAL CAVITIES, SKIN AND FIABETIC FOOT ULCERS OF PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES REVEALS A POSSIBLE ORO-NASAL RESERVOIR FOR ULCER INFECTION, FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 11, (748), 2020, p1-10 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  URL
EGAN SA, CORCORAN S, McDERMOTT H, FITZPATRICK M, HOYNE A, McCORMACK O, CULLEN A, BRENNAN GI, O'CONNELL B, COLEMAN DC, A HOSPITAL OUTBREAK OF LINEZOLID-RESISTANT AND VANCOMYCIN-RESISTANT Enterococcus faecium HARBOURING AN optrA-ENCODING CONJUGATIVE PLASMID INVESTIGATED BY WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING, JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION, 105, (4), 2020, p726 - 735, Notes: [19th May 2020; Epub ahead of print], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
  

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McCreary CE, Coleman DC, Mulcahy FM, A prospective study to examine the effect of HIV-protease inhibitor therapy on clinical signs of oral candidosis and oral Candida cell density in an IVDU population with AIDS, AIDS, 14, (Oct. 2002, Suppl. 4), 2002, ppP388 - P388, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Mahmoudabadi AZ, Coleman D, Drucker DB, Differentiation of Candida dubliniensis from Candida albicans based on polar lipids., JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH , 81, (Mar. 02, Sp. Iss. SI), 2002, pp3878 - 3878, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
HARRINGTON F, TUTTLEBEE C, O'DONNELL M, COLEMAN D, EFFECTIVE DECONTAMINATION OF DENTAL UNIT WATERLINES USING A NOVEL DISINFECTION MODULE., JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH , 81, (Mar. 02, Sp. Iss. SI), 2002, pp0707 - 0707, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Hughes D, Coleman D, O'Connell B, et al., Susceptibility of Candida dublinensis species to salivary Histatin 3., JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH , 81, (Mar 02, Sp. Iss. SI), 2002, pp0707 - 0707, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
TUTTLEBEE C, O'DONNELL M, COLEMAN D, EFFECTIVE DECONTAMINATION OF DENTAL UNIT WATERLINES USING PEROXIDE-BASED DISINFECTANTS., JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH , 81, (Dec 02, Sp. Iss. B), 2002, ppB296 - B296, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
CLARKE M, COLEMAN D, DIFFERENTIATION BETWEEN CANDIDA ALBICANS AND C.DUBLINIENSIS USING TWO DIFFERENT METHODS., JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH , 2001, 80, (April (4)), 2002, pp1177 - 1177, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Donnelly S, Sullivan D, Coleman D, Rapid PCR identification of Candida dubliniensis using ACT1 intron sequences., JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH , 79, (Sp. Iss. SI), 2000, pp3016 - 3016, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Donnelly S, Sullivan D, Coleman D, Rapid PCR identification of Candida dubliniensis using ACT1-intron sequences., JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH , 79, (May 2000, 5), 2000, pp1228 - 1228, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Marshall DG, Hynes SO, Coleman DC, et al., Lack of relationship between cagA status and expression of Lewis antigens in Irish Helicobacter pylori isolates, GUT, 43, (Sept. 1998, Suppl. 2), 1998, ppA18 - A19, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Lloyd SP, Coleman DC, Candida dubliniensis: A novel oral pathogenic yeast mimicking Candida albicans., JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH , 76, (Sp. Iss. SI), 1997, pp2288 - 2288, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Elected as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (M.R.I.A.) March 2015
ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY, NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR MICROBIOLOGY SILVER MEDAL AWARD FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IN MICROBIOLOGY 1997
Elected as a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin (F.T.C.D.) 1994
Automated control and management of microbial biofilms in water systems linked to medical devices. Automated microbial biofilm management in large water distribution systems in healthcare facilities. Molecular epidemiology and population structure of hospital-acquired and community acquired MRSA. Molecular analysis of SCCmec elements in pandemic, epidemic and sporadic MRSA and MSSA. Molecular epidemiology, population structure, antifungal drug resistance mechanisms in Candida dubliniensis and other oral Candida species. Management of Legionella bacteria in water distribution systems Application of electrochemically activated solutions to control microbial proliferation in the environment, in water distribution systems and in medical devices.