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We have a range of opportunities to work with Clostridium difficile, and more widely in anaerobic microbiology, biotechnology and microbial proteomics.

1991 …2019

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Research Output

2019

Assessment of novel disinfection technologies, and bacterial contamination in the healthcare setting

Murray, J., Ternan, N., Gill, C., McMullan, G., Farren, D. & Scott, M., 01 Mar 2019, In : Access Microbiology. 1, 1A

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Open Access

Emergence of a non-sporulating secondary phenotype in Clostridium (Clostridioides) difficile ribotype 078 isolated from humans and animals

Connor, M. C., McGrath, J. W., McMullan, G., Marks, N., Guelbenzu, M. & Fairley, D. J., 23 Sep 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 12 p., 13722.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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62 Downloads (Pure)

Non-sporulating variants of C. difficile from animal faecal samples

Vardy, N., McGrath, J., Fairley, D., McMullan, G. & Connor, M., 01 Mar 2019, In : Access Microbiology. 1, 1A

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Open Access
2018

Development of an optimized broth enrichment culture medium for the isolation of Clostridium difficile

Connor, M. C., McGrath, J. W., McMullan, G., Marks, N. & Fairley, D. J., Dec 2018, In : Anaerobe. 54, p. 92-99 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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2 Citations (Scopus)
101 Downloads (Pure)

Increased sporulation underpins adaptation of Clostridium difficile strain 630 to a biologically-relevant faecal environment, with implications for pathogenicity

Ternan, N. G., Moore, N. D., Smyth, D., McDougall, G. J., Allwood, J. W., Verrall, S., Gill, C. I. R., Dooley, J. S. G. & McMullan, G., 12 Nov 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, p. 1-16 16691.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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2 Citations (Scopus)
137 Downloads (Pure)

NaCl-saturated brines are thermodynamically moderate, rather than extreme, microbial habitats

Lee, C. J. D., McMullan, P. E., O'Kane, C. J., Stevenson, A., Santos, I. C., Roy, C., Ghosh, W., Mancinelli, R. L., Mormile, M. R., McMullan, G., Banciu, H. L., Fares, M. A., Benison, K. C., Oren, A., Dyall-Smith, M. L. & Hallsworth, J. E., 11 Jun 2018, In : FEMS microbiology reviews.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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13 Citations (Scopus)
23 Downloads (Pure)
2017

Evaluation of bactericidal and anti-biofilm properties of a novel surface-active organosilane biocide against healthcare associated pathogens and Pseudomonas aeruginosa biolfilm

Murray, J., Muruko, T., Gill, C. I. R., Kearney, M. P., Farren, D., Scott, M. G., McMullan, G. & Ternan, N. G., 07 Aug 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 8, e0182624.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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3 Citations (Scopus)
253 Downloads (Pure)

Inactivation of the dnaK gene in Clostridium difficile 630 Δerm yields a temperature-sensitive phenotype and increases biofilm-forming ability

Jain, S., Smyth, D., O'Hagan, B. M. G., Heap, J. T., McMullan, G., Minton, N. P. & Ternan, N. G., 13 Dec 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, p. 1-13 17522.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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7 Citations (Scopus)
182 Downloads (Pure)

Novel colon-available triterpenoids identified in raspberry fruits exhibit antigenotoxic activities in vitro

McDougall, G. J., Allwood, J. W., Pereira-Caro, G., Brown, E. M., Verrall, S., Stewart, D., Latimer, C., McMullan, G., Lawther, R., O'Connor, G., Rowland, I., Crozier, A. & Gill, C. I. R., 01 Feb 2017, In : Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. 61, 2, 1600327.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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11 Citations (Scopus)
346 Downloads (Pure)
2016

Linkages between extracellular enzyme activities and the carbon and nitrogen content of grassland soils

Cenini, V. L., Fornara, D. A., McMullan, G., Ternan, N., Carolan, R., Crawley, M. J., Clément, J. C. & Lavorel, S., 01 May 2016, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 96, p. 198-206 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Citations (Scopus)
2015

Chronic nitrogen fertilization and carbon sequestration in grassland soils: evidence of a microbial enzyme link

Cenini, V. L., Fornara, D. A., McMullan, G., Ternan, N., Lajtha, K. & Crawley, M. J., 01 Dec 2015, In : Biogeochemistry. 126, 3, p. 301-313 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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27 Citations (Scopus)
220 Downloads (Pure)
2014

In vitro and in vivo models of colorectal cancer: Antigenotoxic activity of berries

Brown, E. M., Latimer, C., Allsopp, P., Ternan, N. G., McMullan, G., McDougall, G. J., Stewart, D., Crozier, A., Rowland, I. & Gill, C. I. R., 07 May 2014, In : Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62, 18, p. 3852-3866

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

24 Citations (Scopus)

Semiquantitative analysis of clinical heat stress in Clostridium difficile strain 630 using a GeLC/MS workflow with emPAI quantitatio

Ternan, N. G., Jain, S., Graham, R. L. J. & McMullan, G., 24 Feb 2014, In : PLoS ONE. 9, 2, e88960.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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11 Citations (Scopus)
136 Downloads (Pure)

Whole Plant Foods and Colon Cancer Risk

Brown, E. M., Rowland, I., Ternan, N. G., Allsopp, P., McMullan, G. & Gill, C. I. R., 12 Aug 2014, Diet-Microbe Interactions in the Gut: Effects on Human Health and Disease. Elsevier Inc., p. 195-207 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)
2013

Dugbe virus ovarian tumour domain interferes with ubiquitin/ISG15-regulated innate immune cell signalling

Bakshi, S., Holzer, B., Bridgen, A., McMullan, G., Quinn, D. G. & Baron, M. D., 01 Feb 2013, In : Journal of General Virology. 94, PART2, p. 298-307 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

The quantitative proteomic response of Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 to phosphate acclimation

Fuszard, M. A., Ow, S. Y., Gan, C. S., Noirel, J., Ternan, N. G., McMullan, G., Biggs, C. A., Reardon, K. F. & Wright, P. C., 26 Feb 2013, In : Aquatic Biosystems. 9, 1, 5.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Comparative transcriptional analysis of clinically relevant heat stress response in Clostridium difficile strain 630

Ternan, N. G., Jain, S., Srivastava, M. & McMullan, G., 30 Jul 2012, In : PLoS ONE. 7, 7, e42410.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Citations (Scopus)
2011

Proteomics in the microbial sciences

Graham, C., McMullan, G. & Graham, R. L. J., 01 Jan 2011, In : Bioengineered Bugs. 2, 1, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

17 Citations (Scopus)

Quantitative proteomic analysis of the heat stress response in Clostridium difficile strain 630

Jain, S., Graham, C., Graham, R. L. J., McMullan, G. & Ternan, N. G., 02 Sep 2011, In : Journal of Proteome Research. 10, 9, p. 3880-3890 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Citations (Scopus)
2010

Comparative genomics and proteomics of Helicobacter mustelae, an ulcerogenic and carcinogenic gastric pathogen

O'Toole, P. W., Snelling, W. J., Canchaya, C., Forde, B. M., Hardie, K. R., Josenhans, C., Graham, R. L. J., McMullan, G., Parkhill, J., Belda, E. & Bentley, S. D., 10 Mar 2010, In : BMC Genomics. 11, 1, 164.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Citations (Scopus)

Proteomic analysis of the insoluble subproteome of Clostridium difficile strain 630

Jain, S., Graham, R. L. J., McMullan, G. & Ternan, N. G., Nov 2010, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 312, 2, p. 151-159 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

9 Citations (Scopus)
2008

Elucidation of trends within venom components from the snake families Elapidae and Viperidae using gel filtration chromatography

Graham, R. L. J., Graham, C., Theakston, D., McMullan, G. & Shaw, C., Jan 2008, In : Toxicon. 51, 1, p. 121-129 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)
2007

A semi-quantitative GeLC-MS analysis of temporal proteome expression in the emerging nosocomial pathogen Ochrobactrum anthropi

Graham, R. L. J., Sharma, M. K., Ternan, N. G., Weatherly, D. B., Tarleton, R. L. & McMullan, G., 13 Jun 2007, In : Genome Biology. 8, 6, R110.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Citations (Scopus)

Microbial proteomics: A mass spectrometry primer for biologists

Graham, R. L. J., Graham, C. & McMullan, G., 15 Aug 2007, In : Microbial Cell Factories. 6, p. 26 26.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

45 Citations (Scopus)

Multidimensional analysis of the insoluble sub-proteome of Oceanobacillus iheyensis HTE831, an alkaliphilic and halotolerant deep-sea bacterium isolated from the Iheya ridge

Graham, R. L. J., Pollock, C. E., O'Loughlin, S. N., Ternan, N. G., Weatherly, D. B., Tarleton, R. L. & McMullan, G., Jan 2007, In : Proteomics. 7, 1, p. 82-91 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

Proteomic analysis of conjunctival swab by mass spectrometry

McGilligan, V., Graham, JE., Moore, JE., McMullan, G., Graham, RLJ., Beirne, RO., DOWNES, SC. & MOORE, CBT., 2007, In : Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica. 85

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

PROTEOMIC INVESTIGATION OF BIOFILM AND PLANKTONIC GROWTH OF CLINICALPSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA ISOLATES

Pattison, S., Graham, R., Deligianni, E., Moore, J., Elborn, S., McMullan, G. & Dooley, J., 2007, In : Pediatric Pulmonology. 42

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

RT-TGGE as a guide for the successful isolation of phosphonoacetate degrading bacteria

Panas, P., McMullan, G. & Dooley, J. S. G., Jul 2007, In : Journal of applied microbiology. 103, 1, p. 237-244 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)
2006

A combined shotgun and multidimensional proteomic analysis of the insoluble subproteome of the obligate thermophile, Geobacillus thermoleovorans T80

Graham, R. L. J., O'Loughlin, S. N., Pollock, C. E., Ternan, N. G., Weatherly, D. B., Jackson, P. J., Tarleton, R. L. & McMullan, G., Sep 2006, In : Journal of Proteome Research. 5, 9, p. 2465-2473 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

A role for carbon catabolite repression in the metabolism of phosphonoacetate by Agromyces fucosus Vs2

O'Loughlin, S. N., Graham, R. L. J., McMullan, G. & Ternan, N. G., Aug 2006, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 261, 1, p. 133-140 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Detection of phosphonoacetate degradation and phnA genes in soil bacteria from distinct geographical origins suggest its possible biogenic origin

Panas, P., Ternan, N. G., Dooley, J. S. G. & McMullan, G., May 2006, In : Environmental Microbiology. 8, 5, p. 939-945 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Citations (Scopus)

High growth rate and substrate exhaustion results in rapid cell death and lysis in the thermophilic bacterium Geobacillus thermoleovorans

Pavlostathis, S. G., Marchant, R., Banat, I. M., Ternan, N. G. & McMullan, G., 05 Sep 2006, In : Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 95, 1, p. 84-95 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

Multidimensional proteomic analysis of the soluble subproteome of the emerging nosocomial pathogen Ochrobactrum anthropi

Graham, R. L. J., Pollock, C. E., O'Loughlin, S. N., Ternan, N. G., Weatherly, D. B., Jackson, P. J., Tarleton, R. L. & McMullan, G., Nov 2006, In : Journal of Proteome Research. 5, 11, p. 3145-3153 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)
14 Citations (Scopus)
2005

Proteomics-based systems biology study of the phosphorus starvation response in the cyanobacterium synechocystis sp. strain Pcc6803

Gan, C. S., Ternan, N. G., McMullan, G., Reardon, K. F. & Wright, P. C., 2005, 05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, Conference Proceedings. p. 9191 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2004

Habitat, applications and genomics of the aerobic, thermophilic genus Geobacillus

McMullan, G., Christie, J. M., Rahman, T. J., Banat, I. M., Ternan, N. G. & Marchant, R., Apr 2004, In : Biochemical society transactions. 32, 2, p. 214-217 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

72 Citations (Scopus)
2002

Organophosphonate utilization by the thermophile Geobacillus caldoxylosilyticus T20

Obojska, A., Ternan, N. G., Lejczak, B., Kafarski, P. & McMullan, G., 2002, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 68, 4, p. 2081-2084 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

55 Citations (Scopus)

Study of the white-rot fungal degradation of selected phthalocyanine dyes by capillary electrophoresis and liquid chromatography

Conneely, A., Smyth, W. F. & McMullan, G., 25 Jan 2002, In : Analytica Chimica Acta. 451, 2, p. 259-270 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Citations (Scopus)

Utilisation of aminomethane sulfonate by Chromohalobacter marismortui VH1

Ternan, N. G. & McMullan, G., 22 Jan 2002, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 207, 1, p. 49-53 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)
2001

Microbial decolourisation and degradation of textile dyes

McMullan, G., Meehan, C., Conneely, A., Kirby, N., Robinson, T., Nigam, P., Banat, I. M., Marchant, R. & Smyth, W. F., 2001, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 56, 1-2, p. 81-87 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

639 Citations (Scopus)
58 Citations (Scopus)

Remediation of dyes in textile effluent: A critical review on current treatment technologies with a proposed alternative

Robinson, T., McMullan, G., Marchant, R. & Nigam, P., 2001, In : Bioresource Technology. 77, 3, p. 247-255 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

3346 Citations (Scopus)
25 Citations (Scopus)
2000

Biological decolorization of textile dyestuff by Coriolus versicolor in a packed column reactor

Kapdan, I. K., Kargi, F., McMullan, G. & Marchant, R., 2000, In : Environmental Technology (United Kingdom). 21, 2, p. 231-236 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of white-rot fungi cultures for decolorization of textile dyestuffs

Kapdan, I. K., Kargi, F., McMullan, G. & Marchant, R., 2000, In : Bioprocess Engineering. 22, 4, p. 347-351 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

49 Citations (Scopus)

Decolorization of Remazol Black-B using a thermotolerant yeast, Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3

Meehan, C., Banat, I. M., McMullan, G., Nigam, P., Smyth, W. F. & Marchant, R., Aug 2000, In : Environment International. 26, 1-2, p. 75-79 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

76 Citations (Scopus)

Decolorization of textile dyestuffs by a mixed bacterial consortium

Kapdan, I. K., Kargi, F., Mcmullan, G. & Marchant, R., 2000, In : Biotechnology Letters. 22, 14, p. 1179-1181 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

54 Citations (Scopus)

Decolourisation of synthetic textile dyes by Phlebia tremellosa

Kirby, N., Marchant, R. & McMullan, G., 01 Jul 2000, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 188, 1, p. 93-96 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

122 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of environmental conditions on biological decolorization of textile dyestuff by C. versicolor

Kapdan, I. K., Kargia, F., McMullan, G. & Marchant, R., Mar 2000, In : Enzyme and microbial technology. 26, 5-6, p. 381-387 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

144 Citations (Scopus)