Dr Fiona Walsh

Biology, Human Health Institute

Lecturer

Biosciences & Electronic Engineering Facility
B1.24
(+353) 1 474 7246

Biography

BSc (HONS) 1st Microbiology NUI Galway 1998 PhD Medical Microbiology University of Edinburgh 2003 Post-Doctoral Researcher University of Edinburgh 2003 - 2005 Health Research Board Fellow & Post-Doctoral Researcher Trinity College Dublin 2005 - 2009 Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher Swiss Federal Department of Agriculture Research Station 2009 - 2013

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'Antibiotic resistance and wastewater treatment process'
Thuy Do Thi, Sinead Murphy, Fiona Walsh (2017) 'Antibiotic resistance and wastewater treatment process' In: Antimicrobial Resistance in the Wastewater Treatment Process. USA: Wiley. [Details]
2017 'Functional metagenomics and antimicrobial resistance'
Walsh F. (2017) 'Functional metagenomics and antimicrobial resistance' In: Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Functional metagenomics and antimicrobial resistance'
Fiona Walsh (2017) 'Functional metagenomics and antimicrobial resistance' In: Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications. Canada: springer. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Antimicrobial resistance and one health'
Walsh F.;Richards P. (2018) 'Antimicrobial resistance and one health'. Microbiology Today, 45 (1):38-39 [Details]
2018 'Tracing back multidrug-resistant bacteria in fresh herb production: from chive to source through the irrigation water chain'
Gekenidis MT;Schöner U;von Ah U;Schmelcher M;Walsh F;Drissner D; (2018) 'Tracing back multidrug-resistant bacteria in fresh herb production: from chive to source through the irrigation water chain'. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY ECOLOGY, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'A comparison of methods for the extraction of plasmids capable of conferring antibiotic resistance in a human pathogen from complex broiler cecal samples'
Delaney S.;Murphy R.;Walsh F. (2018) 'A comparison of methods for the extraction of plasmids capable of conferring antibiotic resistance in a human pathogen from complex broiler cecal samples'. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9 (AUG) [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Antibiotic Resistance Gene Detection in the Microbiome Context'
Thi Thuy Do, Javier Tamames, Robert 
Stedtfeld, Xueping 
Guo, Sinead Murphy, James Tiedje, Fiona
 Walsh (2017) 'Antibiotic Resistance Gene Detection in the Microbiome Context'. Microbial Drug Resistance, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Antibiotic-Resistance Genes in Waste Water'
Karkman A;Do TT;Walsh F;Virta MPJ; (2017) 'Antibiotic-Resistance Genes in Waste Water'. Trends in Microbiology, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Antibiotic resistance genes across a wide variety of metagenomes'
Fitzpatrick D;Walsh F; (2016) 'Antibiotic resistance genes across a wide variety of metagenomes'. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY ECOLOGY, 92 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2016 'ANALYSIS OF THE BACTERIAL EPIPHYTIC MICROBIOTA OF OAK LEAF LETTUCE WITH 16S RIBOSOMAL RNA GENE ANALYSIS'
Agnes Weiss, Felix Scheller, Markus Oggenfuss, Fiona Walsh, Jürg E. Frey, David Drissner, Herbert Schmidt (2016) 'ANALYSIS OF THE BACTERIAL EPIPHYTIC MICROBIOTA OF OAK LEAF LETTUCE WITH 16S RIBOSOMAL RNA GENE ANALYSIS'. in press, 5 :271-276 [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Tackling antibiotic resistance: the environmental framework'
Berendonk, TU;Manaia, CM;Merlin, C;Fatta-Kassinos, D;Cytryn, E;Walsh, F;Burgmann, H;Sorum, H;Norstrom, M;Pons, MN;Kreuzinger, N;Huovinen, P;Stefani, S;Schwartz, T;Kisand, V;Baquero, F;Martinez, JL (2015) 'Tackling antibiotic resistance: the environmental framework'. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 13 :310-317 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'A brief multi-disciplinary review on antimicrobial resistance in medicine and its linkage to the global environmental microbiota'
Dr Fiona Walsh (2013) 'A brief multi-disciplinary review on antimicrobial resistance in medicine and its linkage to the global environmental microbiota'. Frontiers in Microbiology, 4 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Investigating antibiotic resistance in non-clinical environments'
Dr Fiona Walsh (2013) 'Investigating antibiotic resistance in non-clinical environments'. Frontiers in Microbiology, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Antimicrobial resistance in agriculture'
Thanner S.;Drissner D.;Walsh F. (2016) 'Antimicrobial resistance in agriculture'. mBio, 7 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Impact of streptomycin applications on antibiotic resistance in apple orchards | Einfluss von streptomycin in apfelanlagen auf antibiotika-resistenzen in der umwelt'
Walsh F.;Pelludat C.;Duffy B.;Smith D.;Owens S.;Frey J.;Holliger E. (2014) 'Impact of streptomycin applications on antibiotic resistance in apple orchards | Einfluss von streptomycin in apfelanlagen auf antibiotika-resistenzen in der umwelt'. Agrarforschung Schweiz, 5 (7-8):300-305 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Impact of streptomycin applications on antibiotic resistance in apple orchards'
Walsh, F;Pelludat, C;Duffy, B;Smith, DP;Owens, SM;Frey, JE;Holliger, E (2014) 'Impact of streptomycin applications on antibiotic resistance in apple orchards'. Agrarforschung Schweiz, 5 :300-305 [Details]
2016 'Antibiotic resistance genes across a wide variety of metagenomes'
David Fitzpatrick, Fiona Walsh (2016) 'Antibiotic resistance genes across a wide variety of metagenomes'. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY ECOLOGY, online access [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Proteomics as the final step in the functional metagenomics study of antimicrobial resistance'
Fiona Fouhy, Catherine Stanton, Paul David Cotter, Colin Hill, Dr Fiona Walsh (2015) 'Proteomics as the final step in the functional metagenomics study of antimicrobial resistance'. 3 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Einfluss von Streptomycin in Apfelanlagen auf Antibiotika-Resistenzen in der Umwelt. Agrarforschung Schweiz'
Dr Fiona Walsh, C. Pelludat, B. Duffy, D.P. Smith, S.M. Owens, J.E. Frey, E. Holliger. (2014) 'Einfluss von Streptomycin in Apfelanlagen auf Antibiotika-Resistenzen in der Umwelt. Agrarforschung Schweiz'. To be added, 5 :300-305 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Restricted streptomycin use in apple orchards did not adversely alter the soil bacteria communities'
Dr Fiona Walsh, D.P. Smith, S.M. Owens, B. Duffy, J.E. Frey (2014) 'Restricted streptomycin use in apple orchards did not adversely alter the soil bacteria communities'. 4 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Streptomycin use in apple orchards did not increase the abundance of mobile resistance genes'
B. Duffy, E. Holliger, Dr Fiona Walsh (2014) 'Streptomycin use in apple orchards did not increase the abundance of mobile resistance genes'. Fems Microbiology Letters, 350 :180-189 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Estimating the Number of Species in Microbial Diversity Studies'
J.A. Bunge, A. Willis, F. Walsh (2014) 'Estimating the Number of Species in Microbial Diversity Studies'. 1 :427-445 [Details]
2013 'The culturable soil antibiotic resistome: A community of multi-drug resistant bacteria'
Dr Fiona Walsh, B. Duffy (2013) 'The culturable soil antibiotic resistome: A community of multi-drug resistant bacteria'. PLoS ONE, 8 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Challenging the concept of bacteria subsisting on antibiotics'
Dr Fiona Walsh, SG Amyes, B Duffy (2013) 'Challenging the concept of bacteria subsisting on antibiotics'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS, 41 :558-563 [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Comparison of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance and extended spectrum beta-lactamases in 3rd generation cephalosporin resistant Enterobacteriaceae from four Irish hospitals'
Dr Fiona Walsh, TR Rogers (2012) 'Comparison of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance and extended spectrum beta-lactamases in 3rd generation cephalosporin resistant Enterobacteriaceae from four Irish hospitals'. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 61 :142-147 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Influence of soil use on prevalence of tetracycline, streptomycin, and erythromycin resistance and associated resistance genes'
M. Popowska, M. Rzeczycka, A. Miernik, A. Krawczyk-Balska, F. Walsh, B. Duffy (2012) 'Influence of soil use on prevalence of tetracycline, streptomycin, and erythromycin resistance and associated resistance genes'. ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY, 56 :1434-1443 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Environmental monitoring of antibiotic resistance and impact of streptomycin use on orchard bacterial communities'
B. Duffy, F. Walsh, C. Pelludat, E. Holliger, J. Ouvelet, F. Widmer. (2011) 'Environmental monitoring of antibiotic resistance and impact of streptomycin use on orchard bacterial communities'. Acta Horticulturae, 3 :483-488 [Details]
2011 'Real-time PCR methods for quantitative monitoring of streptomycin and tetracycline resistance genes in agricultural ecosystems'
Dr Fiona Walsh, A Ingenfeld, M. Zampicolli, M. Hilber-Bodmer, J. E. Frey, B. Duffy. (2011) 'Real-time PCR methods for quantitative monitoring of streptomycin and tetracycline resistance genes in agricultural ecosystems'. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 86 :150-155 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Comparison of two DNA microarrays for detection of plasmid-mediated antimicrobial resistance and virulence factor genes in clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae and non-Enterobacteriaceae'
F. Walsh, N. M. Cooke, S.G. Smith, G. P. Moran, F. J. Cooke, A. Ivens, J. Wain, T. R. Rogers. (2010) 'Comparison of two DNA microarrays for detection of plasmid-mediated antimicrobial resistance and virulence factor genes in clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae and non-Enterobacteriaceae'. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 35 :593-598 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Molecular characterization of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter species in an Irish university hospital: predominance of Acinetobacter genomic species 3'
T.W. Boo, F. Walsh, B. Crowley. (2009) 'Molecular characterization of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter species in an Irish university hospital: predominance of Acinetobacter genomic species 3'. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 58 :209-216 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Detection and molecular characterisation of plasmidic AmpC β-lactamases in Klebsiella pneumoniae from a tertiary care hospital in Dublin, Ireland'
C. Roche, T.W. Boo, F. Walsh, B. Crowley. (2008) 'Detection and molecular characterisation of plasmidic AmpC β-lactamases in Klebsiella pneumoniae from a tertiary care hospital in Dublin, Ireland'. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 14 :616-618 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Detection of blaVIM-2 carbapenemase in Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Ireland. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy'
F. Walsh, T. R. Rogers. (2008) 'Detection of blaVIM-2 carbapenemase in Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Ireland. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy'. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 61 :219-229 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Preferential selection of IMP and VIM metallo-β-lactamases by imipenem in Pseudomonas aeruginosa'
F. Walsh, S. Bracher, P. Turner, S. Amyes. (2007) 'Preferential selection of IMP and VIM metallo-β-lactamases by imipenem in Pseudomonas aeruginosa'. Journal of Chemotherapy, 53 :407-409 [Details]
2007 'Carbapenem resistance in clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa'
F. Walsh and S.G.B. Amyes. (2007) 'Carbapenem resistance in clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa'. 19 :376-381 [Details]
2006 'First report of OXA-23 carbapenemase in clinical isolates of Acinetobacter species in the Irish Republic'
T. W. Boo, F. Walsh, B. Crowley. (2006) 'First report of OXA-23 carbapenemase in clinical isolates of Acinetobacter species in the Irish Republic'. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 58 :1101-1102 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Epidemiological analysis of carbapenem-sensitive and -resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa'
F. Walsh, S. Bracher, P. Turner, S. G. Amyes. (2005) 'Epidemiological analysis of carbapenem-sensitive and -resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa'. Journal of Hospital Infection, 60 :240-244 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Comparative in vitro activity of telithromycin against macrolide-resistant and -susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae, Moraxella catarrhalis and Haemophilus influenzae'
.F. Walsh, F. Carnegy, J. Willcock, S. Amyes. (2004) 'Comparative in vitro activity of telithromycin against macrolide-resistant and -susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae, Moraxella catarrhalis and Haemophilus influenzae'. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 53 :793-796 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'High-level telithromycin resistance in laboratory-generated mutants of Streptococcus pneumoniae'
F. Walsh, J. Willcock, S. Amyes. (2003) 'High-level telithromycin resistance in laboratory-generated mutants of Streptococcus pneumoniae'. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 52 :345-353 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'The in vitro effects of faropenem on lower respiratory tract pathogens isolated in the United Kingdom'
F. Walsh, A. K. Amyes, S. G. Amyes. (2003) 'The in vitro effects of faropenem on lower respiratory tract pathogens isolated in the United Kingdom'. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 21 :581-584 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Culturing Chlamydophila pneumoniae'
F. Walsh, J. Willcock, S. G. Amyes. (2002) 'Culturing Chlamydophila pneumoniae'. 14 :312-313 [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2013 The multiple roles of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in nature.
Walsh, F (2013) The multiple roles of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in nature. LAUSANNE: Editorial [DOI] [Details]