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Annetta Zintl

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Science Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7166121
Email: annetta.zintl@ucd.ie

Biography

I am a lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology and Immunology and participate in the delivery of both the Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Nursing programmes at the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine.  In 1994 I completed my degree in Zoology (Trinity College Dublin) and received the Gold Medal for outstanding academic achievement. My PhD on fish parasites was carried out between the Departments of Zoology and Biochemistry at Trinity College, and completed in 1998. After spending several years in full-time research as a post-doctoral fellow and Newman Scholar at the UCD Veterinary Sciences Centre, I took a position as lecturer in 2012. 

 
I hold postgraduate certificates in Veterinary Education (Royal Veterinary College, London) and in research supervision and support (UCD). As chair of the postgraduate education committee (PGEC) I represent the Vet School at Graduate School Board meetings. Finally I am a member of the editorial boards of Veterinary Parasitology and regularly act as ad hoc reviewer for several international journals and funding bodies. 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2011.
Title: Governing Body prize
Year: 2005.
Title: Newman Scholarship
Year: 1999.
Title: Enterprise Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship
Year: 1992.
Title: Gold Medal
Year: 1992.
Title: Cullen Prize

Associations

Association: COST Action TD1303: European Network for neglected vectors and vector-borne infections , Function/Role: National representative
Association: Irish Society for Parasitology, Function/Role: Member
Association: Honorary Secretary of the Irish Society for Parasitology, Function/Role: Sept 1999-Sept. 2002
     

Conference Contributions

Vande Burgt N, Auer A, Nolan S, Zintl A (2016) [Oral Presentation], Irish Society for Parasitology annual meeting, Trinity College Dublin , 03-JUN-16 - 03-JUN-17.
Zintl A. (2017) Babesiosis in animals & humans. [Invited Oral Presentation], 27th European Congress of Clinical microbiology and infectious disease (ECCMID), Vienna, Austria , 22-APR-17 - 25-APR-17.
Naranjo Lucena A, Zintl A, McGrath G, Garza L, Murray G, Casey M, Good B, Mulcahy G. (2016) [Poster Presentation], World Buiatrics Congress, Dublin, Ireland , 03-JUL-16 - 08-JUL-16.
Amalia Naranjo Lucena, Annetta Zintl, Guy McGrath, Laura Garza, Sean Hogan, Ger Murray, Mícheál Casey, Barbara Good, Amanda Lawlor, Grace Mulcahy (2016) Association between liver fluke and rumen fluke prevalence in ruminants in Ireland. [Poster Presentation], Dublin Academy of Pathogenomics & Infection Biology symposium, Moyne Institute of Preventative Medicine, Trinity College Dublin , 15-JAN-16 - 15-JAN-16.
Agathe Auer, John A. Browne, Gerald Barry, Stephen V. Gordon and Annetta Zintl (2016) Comparison of Nucleic Acid Extraction Methods for Materials Processed in Irish Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Plants. [Poster Presentation], Dublin Academy of Pathogenomics & Infection Biology symposium, Moyne Institute of Preventative Medicine, Trinity College Dublin , 15-JAN-16 - 15-JAN-16.
Zintl A, De Waal,T, Barrett D and Gray J (2015) Tick-borne diseases in Ireland- what do we know about them?. [Oral Presentation], UCD Veterinary Hospital 10th annual conference, University College Dublin , 10-JUL-15 - 10-JUL-15.
De Waal T, Zintl A. (2014) Seeing is believing: Enhanced learning of Parasitology using a virtual microscope. [Oral Presentation], EdTech. Eurovision 2020: Technology Enhanced Learning for a New Horizon, University College Dublin , 29-MAY-14 - 30-MAY-14.
Zintl, A., McGrath, G., O¿Grady, L., Fanning, J., Downing, K., Roche, D., Casey, M., Gray, J.S. (2014) [Oral Presentation], 1st Conference on Neglected Vectors and Vector-Borne Diseases (EurNegVec), Cluj-Napoca, Romania , 08-APR-14 - 11-APR-14.
A. Zintl, L. O'Grady, G. McGrath, J. Fanning, K. Downing, D. Roche, M. Casey & J.S. Gray (2013) The prevalence of bovine babesiosis (redwater) in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual conference of the cattle association of Veterinary Ireland, Galway , 11-OCT-13 - 13-OCT-13.
Zintl A. and Gray J. (2013) How important is babesiosis in Europe?. [Invited Oral Presentation], 5th congress of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), Leipzig, Germany , 21-JUL-13 - 25-JUL-13.
Ezzaty-Mirashemi M., Zintl, A., Read C., Lucy, F., Mulcahy G., Karanis, P. DeWaal, T. (2012) Cryptosporidium in the environment-use of bioindicators. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society for Parasitology, Dublin , 20-JAN-12 - 20-JAN-12.
Ezzaty-Mirashemi M., Zintl, A., Read C., Lucy, F., Mulcahy G., Karanis, P. DeWaal, T (2011) Asellus aquaticus and Dreissena polymorpha as bioindicators of Cryptosporidium oocyst contamination in the environment. [Oral Presentation], Association for Veterinary Teaching and Research Work (AVTRW Scientific Meeting), Dublin , 01-SEP-11 - 01-SEP-11.
Zintl, A., Vielmini, I., O¿Shea, P. & Dubsky, K. (2011) The Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, an example of public involvement in the monitoring and control of alien invasive species. [Oral Presentation], Public Participation in Marine Resource Protection and Management, Dublin , 01-OCT-11 - 01-OCT-11.
Gray J.S, Zintl A. (2009) Molecular Ecology of Zoonotic Babesiosis. [Oral Presentation], 5th International SOVE Congress, Belek, Antalya, Turkey , 11-OCT-09 - 16-OCT-09.
Zintl A., Proctor A., Read C., De Waal T., Fanning S., Mulcahy G. (2007) What we know about the occurrence of Cryptosporidium in humans and domestic animals in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Cryptosporidium and other protozoan enteric pathogens in the Irish Aquatic Environment, Sligo, Ireland , 18-OCT-07 - 19-OCT-07.
De Waal T., Zintl A., Neville D., Maguire D., Leggett B (2006) Cryptosporidium spp in pigs in Ireland: preliminary results. [Oral Presentation], Annual conference of the Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers (AVTRW), Scarborough, UK , 15-MAR-06 - 17-MAR-06.
Zintl A., De Waal T., Neville D., Mulcahy G., Maguire D., Leggett B. & Fanning S (2006) Crytosporidium in pigs in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 3rd Annual Workshop, COST ACTION 857, Germany , 14-JUN-06 - 14-JUN-06.
Drummond N., Zintl A., Lucey B., Cryan, B., Buckley J., Fanning S., O¿Shea (2006) Molecular Analysis of Enteric Pathogens in Selected Dairy Herds and Water. [Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting of the safefood Cryptosporidium Research Network, Dublin , 07-FEB-06 - 07-FEB-06.
Zintl, A., Drummond N., Kehoe, M., Smith, H. DeWaal, T., Mulcahy G. (2006) Antigenic differences between Cryptosporidium oocysts as indicated by IMS, IFAT and ELISA. [Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting of the safefood Cryptosporidium Research Network, Dublin , 07-FEB-06 - 07-FEB-06.
Zintl, A., DeWaal, T., Neville, D., Mulcahy, G., Maguire, D., Leggett, B. and Fanning, S; (2006) Crytosporidium in pigs in Ireland. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], COST 857 Workshop, Dresden, Germany , 17-MAY-06 - 19-MAY-06.
De Waal T., Zintl A., Neville D., Maguire D., Leggett B (2005) Cryptosporidium spp in pigs in Ireland: Preliminary results. [Oral Presentation], 2nd annual meeting of the Safefood Cryptosporidium Research Network, Belfast , 07-FEB-05 - 07-FEB-05.
Zintl A., Mulcahy G. (2004) Current Research Trends in Cryptosporidium. [Oral Presentation], Inaugural meeting of the Safefood Cryptosporidium Research Network, Dublin , 09-FEB-04 - 09-FEB-04.
Zintl, A., Westbrook, C., Skerrett, H., Mulcahy, G., Gray, J.; (2001) Invasion, short- and long term survival of Babesia divergens (Phylum Apicomplexa) in non-bovine erythrocytes. [Poster Presentation], British Society for Parasitology, Keele, Keele , 08-MAR-01 - 09-MAR-01.
Westbrook, C., Zintl, A., Skerrett, H and Gray, J.S. ; (2001) Culturing and attenuation of a potential live vaccine against bovine babesiosis. [Poster Presentation], World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, Stresa, Italy , 17-JUL-01 - 20-JUL-01.
Westbrook, C., Zintl, A., Skerrett, H., Brophy, P.O., Kaye, B., Mulcahy, G. and Gray J.S ; (2001) Large scale production of attenuated lines of Babesia divergens in in vitro culture for use as a live vaccine. [Oral Presentation], Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Research Open Day, Dublin , 09-MAY-01 - 09-MAY-01.
Westbrook, C., Zintl, A., Skerrett, H and Gray J.S. ; (2001) Effects of long-term culture and gerbil passage on Babesia divergens isolates. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society for Parasitology, Dublin , 15-AUG-01 - 15-AUG-01.
Skerrett H., Zintl A., Gray J., and Mulcahy G. ; (2001) TRAP homologues in Babesia divergens?. [Poster Presentation], World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, Stresa, Italy , 18-JUL-01 - 20-JUL-01.
A. Zintl, C. Westbrook, H. Skerrett, G. Mulcahy and J. Gray. ; (2001) Invasion and short-and long term survival of Babesia divergens (Phylum Apicomplexa) in non-bovine erythrocytes. [N/A], World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, Stresa, Stresa, Italy , 17-JUL-01 - 20-JUL-01.
A. Zintl, C. Westbrook, H. Skerrett, J. Gray and G. Mulcahy,; (2001) Erythrocyte receptors used by Babesia divergens (Phylum Apicomplexa) during host cell invasion. [Oral Presentation], Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Dublin , 07-FEB-01 - 07-FEB-01.
Westbrook C., Zintl A., Holman P., Mulcahy G., Kaye B. & Gray J.; (2000) In vitro cultivation of Babesia divergens in human RBC's, for future use as a live vaccine against bovine Babesiosis. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society for Parasitology, Dublin , 07-FEB-00 - 07-FEB-00.
Skerrett H., Zintl A., Gray J., and Mulcahy G.; (2000) TRAP homologues in Babesia divergens?. [Poster Presentation], Vaccines against Animal Coccidioses. Annual Workshop, Dublin , 10-MAY-00 - 10-MAY-00.

Committees

Committee : Postgraduate Education Committee

Employment

Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Lecturer
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Postdoc, senior postdoc and Newman scholar
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Temporary lecturer
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Postdoctoral fellow
Employer: University College Cork
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

Education

Year 2016 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: Certificate Subject: Research supervisor support and development programme (RSSDP)
Year 2011 Institution: Sligo Institute of Technology
Qualification: BSc Subject:
Year 2016 Institution: Royal Veterinary College, London
Qualification: Post Graduate Certificate Subject: Veterinary Education (Merit)
Year 1998 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1996 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: Dip Stat Subject:
Year 1994 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: BSc Subject:
     

Journals Edited

Parasite Immunology: Reviewer.
Experimental Parasitology: Editorial Board member.
Plos One: Reviewer.
Veterinary Parasitology: Editorial Board member.
Ticks And Tick-Borne Diseases: Reviewer.
Epidemiology And Infection: Reviewer.
Experimental Parasitology: Reviewer.
Emerging Infectious Diseases: Reviewer.
International Journal Of Infectious Diseases: Reviewer.
Clinical Microbiology And Infection: Reviewer.
Parasitology Research: Reviewer.
Parasitology: Reviewer.
Parasites & Vectors: Reviewer.
 

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

O'Shaughnessy J, Garcia-Campos A, McAloon CG, Fagan S, de Waal T, McElroy M, Casey M, Good B, Mulcahy G, Fagan J, Murphy D, Zintl A. (2017) 'Epidemiological investigation of a severe rumen fluke outbreak on an Irish dairy farm'. Parasitology, . [DOI] [Details]
O'Connell S, Lyons C, Abdou M, Patowary R, Aslam S, Kinsella N, Zintl A, Hunfeld KP, Wormser GP, Gray J, Merry C, Alizadeh H. (2017) 'Splenic Dysfunction from Celiac Disease resulting in Severe Babesiosis'. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 8 :537-539. [DOI] [Details]
Naranjo Lucena A, Garza Cuartero L, Mulcahy G, Zintl A. (2017) 'The immunological effects of fasciolosis: from bovine tuberculosis to Johne's disease'. Veterinary Journal, 222 :9-16. [DOI] [Details]
Zintl A, Moutailler S, Stuart P, Paredis L, Dutraive J, Gonzalez E, O'Connor J, Devillers E, Good B, OMuireagain C, De Waal T, Morris F, Gray J. (2017) 'Ticks and Tickborne Diseases in Ireland'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 70 (4):1-10. [DOI] [Details]
Lempereur L, Beck R, Fonseca I, Marques C, Duarte A, Santos M, Zúquete S, Gomes J, Walder G, Domingos A, Antunes S, Baneth G, Silaghi C, Holman P, Zintl A. (2017) 'Guidelines for the detection of Babesia and Theileria parasites'. Vector Borne Zoonotic Diseases, 17 :51-65. [DOI] [Details]
Auer A, Vande Burgt NH, Abram F, Barry G, Fenton O, Markey BK, Nolan S, Richards K, Bolton D, De Waal T, Gordon SV, O¿Flaherty V, Whyte P, Zintl A. (2016) 'Agricultural anaerobic digestion power plants in Ireland and Germany: policy & practice'. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 97 :719-723. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Mirhashemi ME, Zintl A, Grant T, Lucy F, Mulcahy G, Waal TD. (2016) 'Molecular epidemiology of Cryptosporidium species in livestock in Ireland'. Veterinary Parasitology, 216 :18-22. [DOI] [Details]
Houpin E., McCarthy G., Ferrand M., De Waal T., O'Neill E.J., Zintl A. (2016) 'Comparison of three methods for the detection of Angiostrongylus vasorum in the final host'. Veterinary Parasitology, 220 :54-58. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
G. McCarthy, M. Ferrand, T. DeWaal, A. Zintl, G. McGrath, W. Byrne And E. J. O'Neill (2016) 'Geographical distribution of Angiostrongylus vasorum in foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in the Republic of Ireland'. Parasitology, 143 :588-593. [DOI] [Details]
Zintl A, Talavera S, Sacchi-Nestor C, Ryan M, Chryssafidis A, Mulcahy G (2015) 'Comparison of Fasciola hepatica genotypes in relation to their ability to establish patent infections in the final host'. Veterinary Parasitology, 210 :145-150. [DOI] [Details]
Ezzaty Mirhashemi, Marzieh, Zintl, Annetta, Grant, Tim, Lucy, Frances E., Mulcahy, Grace, De Waal, Theo (2015) 'Comparison of diagnostic techniques for the detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts in animal samples'. Experimental Parasitology, 151 (0):14-20. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Carin Stritch, Favel Naulty, Annetta Zintl, John J. Callanan, Maureen McCullough, David Deane, Ferdia Marnell & Barry J. McMahon (2015) 'Squirrelpox virus reservoir expansion on the east coats of Ireland'. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 61 :483-486. [Details]
O'Toole A, Browne JA, Hogan S, Bassière T, De Waal T, Mulcahy G, Zintl A. (2014) 'Identity of rumen fluke in deer'. Parasitology Research, 113 :4097-4103. [DOI] [Details]
Zintl, A., McGrath, G., O¿Grady, L., Fanning, J., Downing, K., Roche, D., Casey, M., Gray, J.S. (2014) 'Changing incidence of bovine babesiosis in Ireland'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 67 :19. Link to full text [Details]
Zintl A, Garcia-Campos A, Trudgett A, Chryssafidis AL, Talavera-Arce S, Fu Y, Egan S, Lawlor A, Negredo C, Brennan G, Hanna RE, De Waal T, Mulcahy G. (2014) 'Bovine paramphistomes in Ireland'. Veterinary Parasitology, 204 :199-208. [DOI] [Details]
Zintl, A., McGrath, G., O¿Grady, L., Fanning, J., Downing, K., Roche, D., Casey, M., Gray, J.S (2014) 'Changing epidemiology of the tick-borne bovine parasite, Babesia divergens'. Parasites and Vectors, 7 . [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Garza-Cuartero L., Garcia-Campos A., Zintl A., Chryssafidis A., O¿Sullivan J., Sekiya M., Mulcahy G. (2014) 'The worm turns-helminths steering the course of co-infection'. Veterinary Pathology, 51 :385-392. [DOI] [Details]
Sekiya, M., Zintl, A., Doherty, M.L., (2013) 'Bulk milk ELISA and the diagnosis of parasite infections in dairy herds: A review'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 66 (14). Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Stuart P., Golden O., Zintl A., DeWaal, T. Mulcahy G., McCarthy E., Lawton C. (2013) 'A coprological survey of parasites of wild carnivores in Ireland'. Parasitology Research, 112 :3587-3593. [DOI] [Details]
Stuart P., Zintl A., DeWaal, T. Mulcahy G., Hawkins C., Lawton C. (2012) 'Investigating the role of wild carnivores in the epidemiology of bovine neosporosis'. Parasitology, 140 (3):296-302. [DOI] [Details]
Zintl, A., Finnerty, E.J., Murphy, T.M., de Waal, T., Gray, J.S.; (2011) 'Babesias of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in Ireland'. Veterinary Research, 42 (1). [DOI] [Details]
ZINTL, A., EZZATY-MIRASHEMI, M., CHALMERS, R.M., ELWIN, K., MULCAHY, G., LUCY, F.E., DE WAAL, T.; (2011) 'Longitudinal and spatial distribution of GP60 subtypes in human cryptosporidiosis cases in Ireland'. Epidemiology and infection, 139 :1945-1955. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Gray J, Zintl A, Hildebrandt A, Hunfeld K-P, Weiss L; (2010) 'Zoonotic babesiosis:Overview of the disease and novel aspects of pathogen identity'. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 1 :3-10. [DOI] [Details]
Zintl, A., Keogh, B., Ezzaty-Mirhashemi, M., De Waal, T., Scholz, D., Mulcahy, G.; (2010) 'Survival of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in the presence of hydrated lime'. Veterinary Record, 166 :297-300. [DOI] [Details]
Zintl A, Proctor AF, Read C, Dewaal T, Shanaghy N, Fanning S, Mulcahy G; (2008) 'The prevalence of Cryptosporidium species and subtypes in human faecal samples in Ireland'. Epidemiology and Infection, :1-8. [DOI] [Details]
Zintl, A., Neville, D., Maguire, D., Fanning, S., Mulcahy, G., Smith, H.V. & de Waal, T. (2007) 'Prevalence of Cryptosporidium species in intensively farmed pigs in Ireland'. Parasitology, 134 (11):1575-1582. [DOI] [Details]
Zintl A, Pennington SR, Mulcahy G.; (2006) 'Comparison of different methods for the solubilisation of Neospora caninum (Phylum Apicomplexa) antigen'. Veterinary Parasitology, 135 (3-4):205-213. [Details]
Zintl A., Mulcahy G., De Waal T., De Waele V., Byrne C., Clyne M., Holden N. and Fanning S. ; (2006) 'An Irish perspective on Cryptosporidium'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 59 (in 2 parts):442/495-447/500. [DOI] [Details]
Zintl A. , Skerrett H.E., Gray J.S. and Mulcahy G. ; (2005) 'Possible mechanisms underlying age-related resistance to bovine babesiosis'. Parasite Immunology, 27 :115-120. [DOI] [Details]
Zintl A, Skerrett, HE, Gray JS, Brophy PO, Mulcahy G.; (2004) 'Babesia divergens (Phylum Apicomplexa) in vitro growth in the presence of calf serum'. Veterinary Parasitology, 122 :127-130. [DOI] [Details]
Zintl A., Mulcahy G., Skerrett H.E., Taylor S.M. and Gray J.S.; (2003) 'Babesia divergens: A Bovine Blood Parasite of Veterinary and Zoonotic Importance'. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 16 (4):622-636. [Details]
A. Zintl, C. Westbrook, H. E. Skerrett, G. Mulcahy and J. S. Gray ; (2002) 'Invasion, short-and long term survival of Babesia divergens (Phylum Apicomplexa) in non-bovine erythrocytes. '. Parasitology, 124 :583-588. [Details]
Zintl, A., C. Westbrook, H. Skerrett, J. Gray and G. Mulcahy; (2002) 'Chymotrypsin and neuraminidase treatment inhibit host cell invasion by Babesia divergens (Phylum Apicomplexa)'. Parasitology, 125 :45-50. [Details]
Zintl, H.P. Voorheis and C.V. Holland; (2000) 'Experimental infections of farmed eels with different Trypanosoma granulosum life-cycle stages and investigation of pleomorphism. A. '. Parasitology, 86 (1):56-59. [Details]
A. Zintl, W.R. Poole, H.P. Voorheis and C.V. Holland ; (1999) 'Cryptobia infections in trout caught as bycatch in the Burrishoole catchment, Co Mayo, Western Ireland'. Journal of Fish Diseases, 22 :325-329. [Details]
A. Zintl, W.R. Poole, H.P. Voorheis and C.V. Holland ; (1997) 'Naturally occurring Trypanosoma granulosum infections in the European eel, Anguilla anguilla from County Mayo, Western Ireland. '. Journal of Fish Diseases, 20 (5):333-341. [Details]
                                   

Reports

K.F. Whelan, A. Zintl, W.R. Poole; (1996) A survey of the brown trout and eel populations of New Lake, Port Lough and Sessiagh Lough, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal. Reports [Details]
               

Book Reviews

Zintl, A. (2002) Book Review: World Class Parasites: Volume 1: The African Trypanosomes (ed. S.J. Black & J.R. Seed), (2002). Book Reviews [Details]
                                               

Articles

McCarthy G, De Waal T, Zintl A, O'Neill E. (2016) Angiostrongylus vasorum: it's in everybody's backyard. Ireland: Articles Available Online [Details]
                                 

Research

Research Interests

My research interests have focused on a broad range of protozoan and helminthic parasites (including Cryptosporidium, Toxoplasma, Babesia, Neospora,Trypanosomes, heartworm, liver and rumen fluke) chiefly with the aim to investigate their importance for human and/or animal health in Ireland.

 

Currently I am involved in a collaborative project between University College Dublin, Teagasc, NUI Galway and DAFM, which aims to identify potential pathogens present in the raw material and digestate derived from anaerobic digestors.
Together with colleagues from Trinity College, Teagasc, MSD Ireland and VectorNet I am engaged in a project focused on the distribution of ticks and tick-borne diseases in Ireland. 

Finally I am collaborator on an EU-funded research project on the development of vaccines against important livestock parasites (http://www.paragoneh2020.eu/). Our particular research interest within the consortium focuses on the effects of concurrent liver fluke infection on the host's ability to respond to other common livestock disease. 
 

Research Projects

Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : PCR and Next generation sequence analysis of tick-borne pathogens in Irish ruminant livestock, risk factors and control strategies
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-17 / 31-DEC-21
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : NGS pilot survey of tick borne diseases in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 07-MAR-16 / 06-MAR-17
Sponsor : HORIZON 2020
Title : Vaccines for animal parasites (PARAGONE)
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-15 / 31-MAR-19
Sponsor : National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS)
Title : To establish the seroprevalence of squirrel poxvirus in populations of grey squirrel in south County Dublin and north County Wicklow
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-13 / 30-DEC-13
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Effects of vaccination on the population genetic structure of Fasciola hepatica in cattle
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-13 / 31-OCT-14

Recent Postgraduates

 

As main supervisor:

Carin Stritch: Seroprevalence of squirrel poxvirus in populations of grey squirrel in south County Dublin and north County Wicklow (2014) (MSc)

 

As postdoc:

·      Marzieh Mirashemi: Molecular epidemiology of Cryptosporidium species in animals and environment in Ireland (2013) (PhD)

·      Peter Stuart: Investigating the role of wild carnivores in the epidemiology of parasitic disease (2010) (PhD)

·      Dana Halova: Toxoplasma gondii in Ireland: seroprevalence in animals, cultivation and molecular detection (2010) (PhD)

·      Clare Westbrook: In vitro culturing and attenuation of a potential live vaccine against bovine babesiosis (2002) (MSc)

Current Postgraduate Students

Agathe Auer, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Amalia Naranjo Lucena, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Co-Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Learning is what's left when the detail is forgotten
 

Enhancement of Teaching

I have completing a postgraduate certificate course on Veterinary education in the Royal Veterinary College London (with merit) and a course in postgraduate supervision under the Research Supervisor Support and Development Programme (RSSDP), UCD. In addition I have attended a distance-learning course in Clinical Reasoning (University of Montreal) as well as several one-day courses offered by the UCD Centre for Teaching and Learning.
     

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Professor Grace Mulcahy
Dean, UCD School of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Sciences Centre
University College Dublin

Dr Theo De Waal 
Senior Lecturer and European Veterinary Specialist in Parasitology
University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr Grainne McCarthy
Small Animal Medicine 
University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr Emma O'Neill
Small Animal Medicine 
University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine 
 

External Collaborators

Professor Jeremy Gray
Ticks & Tick-borne Diseases, section editor
School of Biology & Environmental Sciences (Professor emeritus)
University College Dublin

Professor Jacqueline Matthews
Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh

Dr Declan Bolton
Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15

Dr Jolyon Medlock
Public Health England  

Professor Celia Holland and Dr Peter Stuart
Department of Zoology, Trinity College Dublin

Dr Barbara Good
Teagasc