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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...
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Above and below ground productivity of a mangrove forest under human utilisation

2019 - date
Lilian Mugi | Director of Studies: Prof Mark Huxham | Second Supervisor: Dr Gavin Ballantyne

The prevalence, sources and diversity of antibiotic resistance in Scottish surface waters: a baseline for risk assessment and intervention targets.

2019 - date
Leonie Henn | Director of Studies: Dr Donald Morrison | Second Supervisor: Dr Fiona Stainsby

Evaluating enrichment and dissemination of extended spectrum beta lactamases producing Escherichia coli at a wastewater treatment plant

2019 - date
Li Black | Director of Studies: Dr Fiona Stainsby | Second Supervisor: Dr Donald Morrison

Discovery and characterisation of novel biosurfactants that exhibit anti-microbial and/or anti-biofilm activity against pathogenic microorganisms

2018 - date
Janki Hodar | Director of Studies: Dr Fiona Stainsby | Second Supervisor: Dr Halina Vaughan

Establishing a high performance culture in an emerging rugby nation

2018 - date
Andrew Hall | Director of Studies: Dr Russell Martindale | Second Supervisor: Dr Cedric English

The prevalence and diversity of extended spectrum beta-lactam (ESBL) resistant Escherichia coli in coastal bathing waters, impacted by biological wastewater

2018 - date
Mairaid Hamilton | Director of Studies: Dr Donald Morrison | Second Supervisor: Dr Fiona Stainsby

Wild Bird as a Reservoir of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the Environment

2018 - date
Bimo Andrianus Djuwanto | Director of Studies: Dr Donald Morrison | Second Supervisor: Dr Patrick White

The dynamics of police legitimacy and social media in Scotland

2015 - 2020
The primary aim of my thesis is to better understand police and citizen communication via social media in Scotland. This research is impor...
Liam Ralph | Director of Studies: Dr Elizabeth Aston | Second Supervisor: Dr Richard Whitecross

An overview of diffuse pollution inputs and their impacts upon organisms in the River Almond, Scotland

2015 - 2018
David Lawson | Director of Studies: Dr Robert Briers | Second Supervisor: Dr Linda Gilpin

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