Donald Morrison

Donald Morrison

Dr Donald Morrison

Lecturer

Biography

Prior to my present post as lecturer in Microbiology at Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) I worked for 21 years as a Clinical Scientist/Microbiologist in public health and medical microbiology laboratories (Health Protection Agency, London and Scottish MRSA Reference Laboratory,Glasgow). In addition to my lecturer role at ENU I am module leader on overseas programs in Hong Kong and Sri Lanka.

Antibiotic resistant pathogens (ESBL and carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, VRE and MRSA) both in the hospital and the natural environment have formed the basis of my research activities. My recent research has focused on assessing the prevalence and distribution of antibiotic resistant pathogens in environment "hotspots" such as wastewater treatment plants, landfill sites and agricultural lands. In addition, I am investigating the contribution of rivers, coastal waters, food (meat, vegetables, fruit) and wild animals in the dissemination of these antimicrobial resistance pathogens from the environment to the human population.

Research Groups

Themes

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Provided expert advice to journalist working for The ENDS Report (premier source of intelligence for environmental professionals) on antibiotic resistance in the environment
  • Invited to join a new group equivalent to the Scottish Environmental AMR Group (SEAG). A sub group of the Health Protection Scotland group responsible for implementing the new UK AMR 5 year Strategy (2020-2025). Remit - To better understand the extent and nature of antimicrobial resistance in the environment, its contribution to spread throughout the ecosystem, and clinical risk posed to human and animal health
  • A partner in AMR Dx Global (international network across 15 countries) funded by the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance. The network addresses teaching and training in relation to AMR diagnostics from a One Health perspective.
  • Working Group 6 Panel Chair (EU COST Action ES1403: New and Emerging challenges and opportunities in wastewater reuse (NEREUS) Network) - faciltating production of report.
  • Member of Scottish Environmental AMR Group (SEAG). A sub group of the CONTROLLING ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE IN SCOTLAND (CARS) Group. Remit - To better understand the extent and nature of antimicrobial resistance in the environment, its contribution to spread throughout the ecosystem, and clinical risk posed to human and animal health
  • Member of Working Group 1 - EU New and Emerging challenges and opportunities in wastewater reuse (NEREUS) Network Cost Action Network (ES1403). Contributed to discussions on the most appropriate antibiotic resistant gene markers to be used to screen for AMR in water.
  • Expert advisor at Consultation on the draft Scottish Health Technology Assessment report on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of screening for MRSA (Glasgow)
  • Invited participant on an Experts Panel - sponsored by Regent Medical on the progressing antiseptic development to reduce transmission of multiply-resistant pathogens
  • Member of UK MRSA Working Party (BSAC/HIS) Sub-Committee C (Laboratory Diagnostics)
  • Member of the International Union of Microbiological Societies, Subcommittee on Typing of Staphylococci
  • Member of European Study Group on Epidemiology Markers (European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease)
  • Invited to provide expert advise to the European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Animal Nutrition Working Group. Advice on the likely spread of animal VRE to humans
  • Member of the UK Enterococcal Working Party of the Hospital Infection Society

 

Conference Activity

  • Panel Member: Contributed to the 2nd BEYOND RESISTANCE Colloquium - Re-Imagining AMR: Borders, Bodily Boundaries and Beyond the Human sponored by the Edinburgh Infectious Disease
  • Panel Member: BEYOND RESISTANCE Colloquium - Reimagining AMR: Beyond the Military Metaphor
  • Panel Member: NERC/UKRI/ India Partnership Workshop - Tackling AMR in the Environment
  • Panel Member: St Abbs Marine Research Station Sandpit meeting
  • Workshop Member: CARS - AMR in environment workshop
  • Workshop Participant: Edinburgh Infectious Disease Network - Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy Meeting
  • Training School participant: EU NEREUS Cost Action Training School (Barcelona)
  • Contributed to the Scottish AMR Research Consortium
  • Workshop participant: The Scottish Environmental AMR Group (SEAG) - Understanding AMR in the Environment:
  • Workshop participant: Contributed to the Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Workshop on the future of research activities on Antimicrobial Resistance in Edinburgh
  • Oral Presentation: European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Symposium - Antisepsis and the prevention of skin and soft tissue infections
  • Oral presentation at the 1st International Conference on MRSA in Animals on the Characterisation of MRSA in Companion Animals – A Scottish Perspective
  • Oral presentation at the biannual Staph GB & Ireland Conference (2006) on MRSA Epidemiology (1997-2005) – The Scottish Perspective
  • Poster presentation at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Conference (France) on Investigation of Tolerance to Triclosan of Five International MRSA Clones
  • Oral presention at the 12th International Symposium on Staphylococci & Staphylococcal Infections (Mastricht, Netherlands) on MRSA Epidemiology - The Scottish Perspective (1991-2006)
  • Poster Presentation: 12th International Symposium on Staphylococci & Staphylococcal Infections (Netherlands) on the Evaluation and Comparison of methods available for the detection of Staphylococcus aureus with reduced susceptibility to glycopeptides.
  • Poster Presentation at I46th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (San Francisco) on the Evaluation of automated extraction and detection by real-time PCR to identify MRSA directly from nasal swabs
  • Poster Presentation: at the Health Protection Agency Conference on the Incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in children under 16 years in the UK and Republic of Ireland
  • Poster presentation: Association of Clinical Microbiologists Conference on the Development of a multiplex real-time PCR for detection of MRSA and PVL directly from clinical samples.
  • Poster Presentation: Erlich World Conference of Dosing of Antiinfectives - Susceptibility of Different MRSA Clones to Metals, Biocides and Antibiotics
  • Member of Conference Organising Committee - Open Day for the Scottish MRSA Reference Laboratory Open Day (Glasgow). All the NHS hospitals who used our services were invited as were other interested parties.
  • Poster Presentation: British Society for Dental Research Annual Scientific Meeting (Dundee) - "Susceptibility profiles and genetic typing of oral MRSA isolates"
  • Poster Presentation: 15th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) (Copenhagen) - "An MRSA strain associated with a community maternity hospital and carrying an exfoliative toxin gene. "
  • Poster Presentation: 15th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), (Copenhagen) - "Expansion of a single multiresistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone carrying a variant of SCCmec type III in a University Hospital"
  • Poster Presentation: 15th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Copenhagen - "Evaluation of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage rate among patients on haemodialysis – isolation of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus"
  • Poster Presentation: 7th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers (IMMEM), Victoria, Canada - "The Prevalence of agr Groups within Scottish MRSA and MSSA Clone"
  • Popster Presentation: nstitute of Biomedical Science conference, (Birmingham, UK) - "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) – five selective screening media"
  • Poster Presentation: 7th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers , Victoria, Canada - "How stable are the PFGE patterns of Staphylococcus aureus?"
  • Poster Presentation: 11th International Symposium on Staphylococci & Staphylococcal Infections, Charleston, South Carolina - actericidal Activity of Commercial Biocides against Five Major International Epidemic MRSA Clones
  • Poster Presentation: 11th International Symposium on Staphylococci & Staphylococcal Infections, Charleston, South Carolina - Expression of Resistance to Tetracycline in Staphylococcal Strains Isolated from Animals
  • Poster Presentation: 11th International Symposium on Staphylococci & Staphylococcal Infections, Charleston, South Carolina - Community acquired MRSA in Scotland
  • Poster Presentation: 1th International Symposium on Staphylococci & Staphylococcal Infections, Charleston, South Carolina - MRSA PIDEMIOLOGY IN SCOTLAND (1997-2004)- A REFERENCE LABORATORY PERSPECTIVE
  • Poster Presentation: 11th International Symposium on Staphylococci & Staphylococcal Infections, Charleston, South Carolina - Stability and Variation Associated with EMRSA-15, a Pandemic EMRSA Clone
  • Poster Presentation: 14th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Prague Usefulness of mec-associated dru sequences in monitoring the spread of highly clonal epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in Scotland
  • Poster Presentation: 14th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Prague - A group of related EMRSA15 isolates carrying the PVL gene
  • Poster Presentation: Society of General Microbiology, Edinburgh - Characterisation of blood culture isolates of Staphylococcus aureus in Scotland
  • Poster Presentation: 13th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Glasgow - Identifying the SCCmec types of MRSA – A comparison of three primer sets.
  • Poster Presentation: 3th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Glasgow - Antibiotic Susceptibility and Strain Typing of Animal Staphylococcus aureus
  • Poster Presentation: 13th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Glasgow - The Prevalence of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin Toxin In Scottish Staphylococcus aureus
  • Poster Presentation: 13th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Glasgow - Improved Tracking of Epidemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Scotland Using a Combination of Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis and mec-Associated dru Sequences
  • Poster Presentation: 13th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Glasgow -
  • Poster Presentation: 103rd American Socirty of Microbiology, Washington, USA - Rapid Non-Molecular Characterisation of European MRSA – an Evaluation
  • Poster Presentation: 6th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers, Switzerland - mecA positive, methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in Scotland – preMRSA?
  • Poster Presentation: 6th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers, Switzerland. - Rapid Non-Molecular Characterisation of European and Canadian MRSA – an Evaluation.
  • Poster Presentation: 6th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers, Switzerland - MLST typing of Staphylococcus aureus – the new gold standard?
  • Poster Presentation: 154th Society of General Micribiology conference, Bath, UK - Re-emergence of early pandemic Staphylococcus aureus as a community-acquired methicillin resistant clone: association of the PVL with enhanced virulence
  • Poster Presentation: Institue of Biomedcial Sciences (IBMS) meeting, UK - Typing of bacteraemic isolates of Staphylococcus aureus
  • Poster Presentation: Annual conference on Epidemiology and Control of communicable Diseases and Environmental Hazards, Scotland - Scottish Participation in a European Surveillance Initiative.
  • Poster Presentation: 12th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Milan, Italy - Old and new antiseptics against epidemic MRSA – Are they effective?
  • Poster Presentation: 10th International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections, Tsukuba, Japan - apid Multiplex PCR for SCCmec Typing of MRSA
  • Poster Presentation: 12th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Milan, Italy - A comparison of phenotypic and genotypic methods for the identification of CNS.
  • Poster Presentation: 5th International Conference of the HIS. Edinburgh, Scotland. - Genotypic Identification of Blood Culture Isolates of Staphylococcus epidermidis using Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis
  • Poster Presenatation: Immunocompromised Host Society Meeting, Bergen, Switzerland - The mouth as a source of CNS septicaemia in low birth weight neonates
  • Poster Presentation: 5th International Conference of the HIS. Edinburgh, Scotland - Managing Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Debilitated and Elderly Patients
  • Poster Presentation: 1st Pan European Federation of IADR Scientific Meeting, Cardiff, UK - Staphylococcus aureus in the oral cavity. Products Against MRSA and MSSA isolates
  • Poster Presentation: Society for General Microbiology Meeting, Loughborough, UK - Plasmid typing: a tool for further sub-division of epidemic MRSA in the UK

 

External Examining/Validations

  • Validation of Foundation Programme in Science (Spectrum Institute of Science and Technology, Sri Lankan ENU partner)

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Young Researchers CDC / CPHL Service 50th aniversary exchange fellowship

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Grant Reviewer: Medical Research Council
  • International Grant Reviewer: Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection, Republic of Serbia.

 

Invited Speaker

  • Conference talk: UK Bathing Waters Conference
  • Conference talk: Health Improvement Scotland - Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group
  • Conference Talk: Scottish Health Protection Network Update Conference
  • Conference Talk: Society for Applied Microbiology - Antimicrobial Resistance : Looking Beyond the Microbiological
  • Seminar Speaker: Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine seminar (University of Edinburgh)
  • Seminar Speaker: CARS Scottish Environmental AMR Group (SEAG)
  • Conference talk: TLA ENU Conference - Thinking Pedagogy Day
  • Seminar Speaker: Update on MRSA in Scotland at the Biological Science Research Seminar, University of the West of Scotlland
  • Conference Talk: International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections.
  • Conference Talk: Scottish Hot Topics Symposium sponored by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on "Can we afford not to control MRSA? "
  • Seminar Speaker: MRSA Seminars at 4 Veterinary clinics to alert the veterinary profession of the newly discovered threat of MRSA in companion animals. Sponosored by the Janssen Animal Health and the Bella Moss Foundation Seminars
  • Conference Talk: The Schülke & Mayr Foundation Seminar on Problematic Pathogens in Health Care Settings, Birmingham, presenting on old and new antiseptics for MRSA and MSSA.
  • Conference Talk: at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Conference (France), Schulke & Mayr Symposium on the Susceptibility of Multi-Resistant Gram-Positive Cocci to Octenidine
  • Seminar Speaker: Invited to give an update on MRSA to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Microbiology Department
  • Seminar Speaker: Strathclyde Immunology Society, Strathclyde University, MRSA Update.
  • Seminar Speaker: invited to speak to one of largest chicken producers regarding an infection which could impact their production. of chicken
  • Invited speaker to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary Microbiology Dept Departmental Seminar, An MRSA Update – MRSA rapid screening methods
  • Conference talk: Association of Clinical Microbiologist Scottish Branch, Spring Meeting Wishaw General Hospital. An MRSA Update – The Hospital Superbug:now a threat in the community and in animals
  • Seminar Talk: Invited to provide an Update on MRSA in Scotland to Pfizer Ltd, a pharmaceutical company involved in the development of antitbioic compounds.
  • Seminar Speaker: Update on MRSA in Scotland at Ninewells Hospital Microbiology Dept
  • Conference Speaker: MRSA in Scotland at the Don’t' Panic Infection Control Meeting in Sheffield.
  • Seminar Speaker: Monklands Hospital, Microbiology Dept, March 2004
  • Seminar Speaker: Fleming Forum, October 2003, MRSA Diagnostics
  • Conference Speaker: National Ref. Laboratory Service Workshop, SCIEH & NSD, Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, August 2003.
  • Seminar Speaker: Paisley University, Biological Sciences Dept, an MRSA Overview
  • Conference Talk: SCIEH/SMRSARL Conference : Control of MRSA - Can Scotland Win?
  • Seminar speaker: University of Nottingham, Microbiology Dept, Jan 2002
  • Expert Facilitator: roundtable discussion for medical professionals training on the Diploma in Hospital Infection Control, sponsored by the Hospital Infection Society and Health Protection Agencyd

 

Media Activity

  • TV Appearance - MRSA in Europe, Eorpa, BBC Alba. Documnetary focussed on the Scottish MRSa Reference Lab work that i had established and travelled to the Netherland to interview MRSA experts at the Dutch MRSA Reference Lab and at a large teaching hospital.
  • Radio Feature: MRSA in Scotland, Program Coinneach, BBC Radio na Gael. Chat show format where i was asked to explain in laymans terms the significance of various high profile issues in MRSA infections in Scotland.

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Microbiology Society
  • Society for Applied Microbiology
  • Scottish Microbiology Forum
  • British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Scottish Microbiology Association
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Pathology Society of Great Britain & Ireland
  • Hospital Infection Society
  • Association of Clinical Microbiologists
  • Society of General Microbiology

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Expert Panel Member: Public meeting on the dangers of an Influenza pandemic where I and others were asked questions by members of the public. Sponsored by the Society for Applied Microbiology (part of the 8th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS2019)

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External Examing: PhD, Glasgow Caledonian University, 2020
  • External Examing: MRes, University of Edinburgh, 2017
  • External Examining: PhD, Curtin University, Perth, W. Australia, 2006.

 

Reviewing

  • Journal Review: HELIYON
  • Journal Review: Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • JournaL Review: Journal of Medical Microbiology
  • Journal Review: Microbiology
  • Journal Review - 4 primary articles reviewed (Journal of Hospital Infection, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (x2)
  • Journal Review - 7 primary articles reviewed (Journal of Hospital Infection, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (x4), European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, Journal of Medical Microbiology)
  • Journal Reviewed - 5 primary articles reviewed (Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (x2), European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (x2), Journal of Medical Microbiology)
  • Journal Reviews - 7 primary article reviews (Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (x2), European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (x3), Letters in Applied Microbiology (x2).
  • Journal Review: 5 primary articles (J. Medical Microbiology, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (x2), Epidemiology & Infection)
  • Journal Review: 1 primary article reviewed (Epidemiology & Infection)

 

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Tracking Staphylococcus aureus in the intensive care unit using Whole-Genome Sequencing

Journal Article
Dancer, S. J., Adams, C. E., Smith, J., Pichon, B., Kearns, A., & Morrison, D. (2019)
Tracking Staphylococcus aureus in the intensive care unit using Whole-Genome Sequencing. Journal of Hospital Infection, 103(1), 13–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2019.04.016
Background: Staphylococcus aureus remains an important bacterial pathogen worldwide. This study utilized known staphylococcal epidemiology to track S. aureus between different...

Typing of methicillin resistant and sensitive Staphylococcus aureus isolated from Tamilnadu, India using DNA fingerprints by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis

Journal Article
Rajaduraipandi, K., Morrison, D., Mani, M., Nambirajan, G., Panneerselvam, K., Shobana, S., …Manikandan, P. (2014)
Typing of methicillin resistant and sensitive Staphylococcus aureus isolated from Tamilnadu, India using DNA fingerprints by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Acta Biologica Szegediens, 58(2), 171-177
MRSA infection is alarming particularly in hospital set ups/community. We typed 43 isolates of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and MSSA) based on genomic DNA restriction fragment ...

The Enterococci

Book Chapter
Heimer, S. R., Morrison, D., & Gilmore, M. S. (2014)
The Enterococci. In Y. Tang, M. Sussman, D. Liu, & I. Poxton (Eds.), Molecular Medical Microbiology, (717-730). (2nd revised). Academic Press
No abstract available.

Usefulness of mec-associated direct repeat unit (dru) typing in the epidemiological analysis of highly clonal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Scotland

Journal Article
Goering, R., Morrison, D., Al-Doori, Z., Edwards, G., & Gemmell, C. (2008)
Usefulness of mec-associated direct repeat unit (dru) typing in the epidemiological analysis of highly clonal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Scotland. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 14(10), 964-969. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-0691.2008.02073.x
The incidence of the epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (EMRSA) strains EMRSA-15 and EMRSA-16 in Scotland has increased dramatically, now accounting for c. 7...

A European laboratory network for sequence-based typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) as a communication platform between human and veterinary medicine - an update on SeqNet.org

Journal Article
Friedrich, A. W., Witte, W., De Lencastre, H., Hryniewicz, W., Scheres, J., Westh, H., & SeqNet.Org participants, . (2008)
A European laboratory network for sequence-based typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) as a communication platform between human and veterinary medicine - an update on SeqNet.org. Eurosurveillance, 13(4-6), https://doi.org/10.2807/ese.13.19.18862-en
No abstract available.

Detection of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Panton-Valentine leukocidin directly from clinical samples and the development of a multiplex assay using real-time polymerase chain reaction

Journal Article
Renwick, L., Hardie, A., Girvan, E. K., Smith, M., Leadbetter, G., Claas, E., …Templeton, K. E. (2008)
Detection of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Panton-Valentine leukocidin directly from clinical samples and the development of a multiplex assay using real-time polymerase chain reaction. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 27(9), 791-796. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-008-0503-9
Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major pathogen responsible for significant numbers of healthcare-associated infections and isolates containing Panton-Va...

Scalded Skin Syndrome Caused by a Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus of a type not commonly associated with exfoliative toxins in Scotland

Journal Article
Soliman, R. S., Morrison, D., Husselbee, K., & Phillips, G. (2007)
Scalded Skin Syndrome Caused by a Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus of a type not commonly associated with exfoliative toxins in Scotland. Scottish Medical Journal, 52, 53-53. https://doi.org/10.1258/rsmsmj.52.4.53a
A three-year-old boy was admitted to the hospital with a three-day history of chickenpox and a one-day history of fever and enlarging skin lesions on his chest, trunk, and aro...

Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in Poland: further evidence for the changing epidemiology of MRSA.

Journal Article
Bogut, A., Kozioł-Montewka, M., Baranowicz, I., Józ’wiak, L., Al-Doori, Z., Morrison, D., …Ksia˛z’ek, A. (2007)
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in Poland: further evidence for the changing epidemiology of MRSA. The new microbiologica. 31, 229-234. ISSN 1121-7138
This study reports the isolation of CA-MRSA strain which was found to colonize the nasal mucosa of a patient undergoing haemodialysis treatment. The MRSA was subjected to mole...

Low-level exposure of MRSA to octenidine dihydrochloride does not select for resistance

Journal Article
Al-Doori, Z., Goroncy-Bermes, P., Gemmell, C. G., & Morrison, D. (2007)
Low-level exposure of MRSA to octenidine dihydrochloride does not select for resistance. Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, 59(6), 1280-1281. https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkm092
No abstract available.

Characterisation of Staphylococcus aureus nasal and skin carriage among patients undergoing haemodialysis treatment.

Journal Article
Bogut, A., Kozioł-Montewka, M., Baranowicz, I., Jóźwiak, L., Ksiązek, A., Al-Doori, Z., …Paluch-Oleś, J. (2007)
Characterisation of Staphylococcus aureus nasal and skin carriage among patients undergoing haemodialysis treatment. The new microbiologica. 30, 149-154. ISSN 1121-7138
The aim of the study was to investigate the rate of Staphylococcus aureus nasal and skin carriage in patients undergoing haemodialysis. The cultured staphylococcal isolates we...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Commercial Funding: Schulke & Mayr, £18,000, Susceptibility of Multi-Resistant Gram-Positive Cocci to Octenidine, 2006
  • I was the Scottish co-ordinator on a British Paediatrics Surveillance Unit (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health) project - "MRSA in Children"
  • Research Grant: International Society for Infectious Disease, Fellowship Program - Mr Adebayo Shitu (Nigeria & South Africa)
  • Research Grant: UNESCO-ASM , Travel Award - Mr Adebayo Shitu (Nigeria &, South Africa)

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • PhD Supervision: Kirsty Girvan [Open University, Glasgow, part time, maternity career break, 2003-2006]
  • PhD Supervision: Andrew Robb [Open University, Glasgow, part time, Completed, 2002-2009]