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Lowery, Colm Dr

Lecturer in Medical Microbiology

Academic and Professional Qualifications
- 1995: BSc (First Class Honours) Food Technology Management, University of Ulster, Coleraine
- 1999: PhD, University of Ulster

Career History
- 2003 - present: Lecturer in Medical Microbiology, University of Ulster, Coleraine
- 2003: Winston Churchill Fellow
- 2002 -2003: Research Fellow, University of Ulster, Coleraine
- 1999 - 2002: Research Associate, University of Ulster, Coleraine

Teaching & Learning Activities

Molecular diagnostics of Cryptosporidium and other medically important pathogens

Lowery, Colm Dr

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Dr Colm Lowery
Lecturer in Medical Microbiology
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute

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Room W0071
School of Biomedical Sciences
University of Ulster
Coleraine campus
Cromore Road
Coleraine
Co. Londonderry
BT52 1SA

phone: +44 28 70123528
Email: cj.lowery@ulster.ac.uk

Lowery, Colm Dr - Publications

Number of items: 42.

Maeda, Yasunori, Goldsmith, Colin E., Coulter, Wilson A., Mason, Charlene, Dooley, James, Lowery, Colm, Millar, B. Cherie and Moore, John E. (2011) Comparison of minimum inhibitory concentration by broth microdilution testing versus standard disc diffusion testing in the detection of penicillin, erythromycin and ciprofloxacin resistance in viridans group streptococci. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 60 (12). pp. 1782-1786.

Maeda, Yasunori, Elborn, J. Stuart, Parkins, Michael D., Reihill, James, Goldsmith, Colin E., Coulter, Wilson A., Mason, Charlene, Millar, B. Cherie, Dooley, James, Lowery, Colm, Ennis, Madeleine, Rendall, Jacqueline C. and Moore, John E. (2011) Population structure and characterization of viridans group streptococci (VGS) including Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from adult patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). JOURNAL OF CYSTIC FIBROSIS, 10 (2). pp. 133-139.

Maeda, Yasunori, Murayama, Mayumi, Goldsmith, Colin E., Coulter, Wilson A., Mason, Charlene, Millar, B. Cherie, Dooley, James, Lowery, Colm, Matsuda, Motoo, Rendall, Jacqueline C., Elborn, J. Stuart and Moore, John E. (2011) Molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of quinolone resistance-determining regions (QRDRs) of gyrA, gyrB, parC and parE gene loci in viridans group streptococci isolated from adult patients with cystic fibrosis. JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY, 66 (3). pp. 476-486.

De Waele, Valerie, Berzano, Marco, Berkvens, Dirk, Speybroeck, Niko, Lowery, Colm, Mulcahy, Grace M. and Murphy, Thomas M. (2011) Age-Stratified Bayesian Analysis To Estimate Sensitivity and Specificity of Four Diagnostic Tests for Detection of Cryptosporidium Oocysts in Neonatal Calves. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 49 (1). pp. 76-84.

Maeda, Y., Goldsmith, C. E., Coulter, W. A., Mason, C., Dooley, James, Lowery, Colm, Millar, B. C. and Moore, J. E. (2011) Comparasion of five gene loci (rnpB, 16S rRNA, 16S-23S rRNA, sodA and dnaJ) to aid the molecular identification of viridans-group streptococci and pneumococci. BRITISH JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE, 68 (4). pp. 190-196.

Maeda, Y., Goldsmith, C. E., Coulter, W. A., Mason, C., Dooley, James, Lowery, Colm, Snelling, W. J. and Moore, J. E. (2011) Prevalence of clustered regulatory interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)-like sequences in mitis-group streptococci. BRITISH JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE, 68 (2). pp. 65-68.

Maeda, Yasunori, Goldsmith, Colin E., Coulter, Wilson A., Mason, Charlene, Dooley, James, Lowery, Colm and Moore, John E. (2010) The viridans group streptococci. REVIEWS IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 21 (4). pp. 69-79.

Sunnotel, O, Verdoold, R, Dunlop, PSM, Snelling, WJ, Lowery, C, Dooley, J, Moore, JE and Byrne, JA (2010) Photocatalytic inactivation of Cryptosporidium parvum on nanostructured titanium dioxide films. Journal of Water and Health, 08 (1). pp. 83.

McClean, M., Stanley, T., Goldsmith, C. E., Millar, B. C., McClurg, B., Elborn, J. S., Lowery, Colm, Dooley, James, Rendall, J. C. and Moore, J. E. (2010) Determination of optimum incubation time for release of bacteria from sputum of patients with cystic fibrosis using dithiothreitol (Sputasol). BRITISH JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE, 67 (2). pp. 89-91.

Stirling, J., Griffith, M., Blair, I., Cormican, M., Dooley, James, Goldsmith, C. E., Glover, S. G., Loughrey, A., Lowery, Colm, Matsuda, M., McClurg, R., McCorry, K., McDowell, David, McMahon, Ann, Millar, B. Cherie, Nagano, Y., Rao, J. R., Rooney, P. J., Smyth, M., Snelling, W. J., Xu, J. and Moore, J. E. (2008) Prevalence of gastrointestinal bacterial pathogens in a population of zoo animals. ZOONOSES AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 55 (3). pp. 166-172.

Snelling, William J., Stern, Norman J., Lowery, Colm, Moore, John E., Gibbons, Emma, Baker, Ciara and Dooley, James (2008) Colonization of broilers by Campylobacter jejuni internalized within Acanthamoeba castellanii. ARCHIVES OF MICROBIOLOGY, 189 (2). pp. 175-179.

Stirling, Jonathan, Griffith, Michael, Dooley, James, Goldsmith, Colin E., Loughrey, Anne, Lowery, Colm, McClurg, Robert, McCorry, Kieran, McDowell, David, McMahon, Ann, Millar, B. Cherie, Rao, Juluri, Rooney, Paul J., Snelling, William J., Matsuda, Motoo and Moore, John E. (2008) Zoonoses associated with petting farms and open zoos. VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES, 8 (1). pp. 85-92.

Snelling, WJ, Sleator, RD, Carrillo, CD, Lowery, Colm, Moore, JE, Pezacki, JP and Dooley, James (2008) Current and Emerging Microbiology Issues of Potable Water in Developed Countries. In: Drinking Water: Contamination, Toxicity and Treatment . (Eds: Molina, SP and Romero , JD), Nova Science Publishers, Inc, pp. 121-152. ISBN 978-1-60456-747-2

Maeda, Yasunori, Kenny, Fiona, Coulter, Wilson A., Loughrey, Anne, Nagano, Yuriko, Goldsmith, Colin E., Millar, B. Cherie, Dooley, James, Lowery, Colm, Rooney, Paul J., Matsuda, Motoo and Moore, John E. (2007) Bactericidal activity of denture-cleaning formulations against planktonic health care-associated and community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, 35 (9). pp. 619-622.

Sunnotel, Olaf, Snelling, W. J., McDonough, N., Browne, L., Moore, J. E., Dooley, James and Lowery, Colm (2007) Effectiveness of standard UV depuration at inactivating Cryptosporidium parvum recovered from spiked pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas). APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 73 (16). pp. 5083-5087.

Maeda, Yasunori, Millar, B. Cherie, Loughrey, Anne, Goldsmith, Colin E., Rooney, Paul J., Moore, John E., Rao, Juluri, Buckley, Thomas, Egan, Claire, Dooley, James, Lowery, Colm and Matsuda, Motoo (2007) Community-associated MRSA SCCmec type IVd in Irish equids. VETERINARY RECORD, 161 (1). pp. 35-36.

Nagano, Y., Finn, M. B., Lowery, Colm, Murphy, T., Moriarty, J., Power, E., Toolan, D., O'Loughlin, A., Watabe, M., McCorry, K. A., Crothers, E., Dooley, James, Rao, J. R., Rooney, P. J., Millar, B. C., Matsuda, M., Elborn, J. S. and Moore, J. E. (2007) Occurrence of Cryptosporidium parvum and bacterial pathogens in faecal material in the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) population. VETERINARY RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 31 (5). pp. 559-564.

O'Connor, Anna, Loughrey, Anne, Millar, B. Cherie, Lowery, Colm, Dooley, James, Goldsmith, Colin E., Rooney, Paul J. and Moore, John E. (2007) Lack of occurrence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on municipal public telephones. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, 35 (4). pp. 285-286.

Moore, John E., Millar, B. Cherie, Kenny, Fiona, Lowery, Colm, Xiao, Lihua, Rao, Juluri R., Nicholson, Vera, Watabe, Miyuki, Heaney, Neville, Sunnotel, Olaf, McCorry, Kieran, Rooney, Paul J., Snelling, William J. and Dooley, James (2007) Detection of Cryptosporidium parvum in lettuce. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 42 (4). pp. 385-393.

Snelling, William J., Lin, Qishan, Moore, John E., Millar, B. Cherie, Tosini, Fabio, Pozio, Edoardo, Dooley, James and Lowery, Colm (2007) Proteomics analysis and protein expression during sporozoite excystation of Cryptosporidium parvum (Coccidia, Apicomplexa). MOLECULAR & CELLULAR PROTEOMICS, 6 (2). pp. 346-355.

Thompson, Heather P., Dooley, James, Kenny, John, McCoy, Maurice, Lowery, Colm, Moore, John E. and Xiao, Lihua (2007) Genotypes and subtypes of Cryptosporidium spp. in neonatal calves in Northern Ireland. PARASITOLOGY RESEARCH, 100 (3). pp. 619-624.

Rao, J. R., Nelson, D. W. A., Xiao, L., Matsuda, M., Sekizuka, T., Lowery, Colm, Dooley, James, Millar, B. C., Rooney, P. J. and Moore, J. E. (2007) Prevalence of unusual viral RNA, enteropathogens, Cryptosporidia in poultry litter, pig wastes and waterways of Ireland and their impact on environmental health. JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE, 90 (Suppl. 1). pp. 269.

Shigematsu, M., Nagano, Y., Millar, B. C., Kenny, F., Lowery, Colm, Xiao, L., Rao, J. R., Nicholson, V., Watabe, M., Heaney, N., Sunnotel, Olaf, Mccorry, K., Rooney, R. J., Snelling, W., Dooley, James, Elborn, J. S., Matsuda, M. and Moore, J. E. (2007) Molecular detection and identification of Cryptosporidium species in lettuce employing nested small-subunit rRNA PCR and direct automated sequencing. BRITISH JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE, 64 (3). pp. 133-135.

Rao, J. R., Nelson, D. W. A., Xiao, L., Matsuda, M., Rooney, P. J., Moore, J. E., Sekizuka, T., Lowery, Colm, Dooley, James and Millar, B. C. (2007) Prevalence of unusual viral RNA, enteropathogens, Cryptosporidia in poultry litter, pig wastes and waterways of Ireland and their impact on environmental health. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE, 85 (Suppl. 1). pp. 269.

Rao, J. R., Nelson, D. W. A., Xiao, L., Matsuda, M., Sekizuka, T., Lowery, Colm, Dooley, James, Millar, B. C., Rooney, P. J. and Moore, J. E. (2007) Prevalence of unusual viral RNA, enteropathogens, Cryptosporidia in poultry litter, pig wastes and waterways of Ireland and their impact on environmental health. POULTRY SCIENCE, 86 (Suppl. 1). pp. 269.

Snelling, W. J., Lowery, Colm, Moore, J. E., Stern, N. J. and Dooley, James (2007) Protozoa: A novel Campylobacter reservoir?. ZOONOSES AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 54 (Suppl. 1). pp. 120.

Maeda, Y, Loughrey, A, Earle, J.A.P, Millar, B. Cherie, Rao, J, Kearns, A, McConville, O, Goldsmith, C.E, Rooney, P.J, Dooley, James, Lowery, Colm, Snelling, W.J, McMahon, M.A.S, McDowell, David and Moore, J.E (2007) Antibacterial activity of honey against community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 14. pp. 77-82.

Sunnotel, Olaf, Snelling, W. J., Xiao, L., Moule, K., Moore, J. E., Millar, B. Cherie, Dooley, James and Lowery, Colm (2006) Rapid and sensitive detection of single Cryptosporidium oocysts from archived glass slides. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 44 (9). pp. 3285-3291.

Moore, John E., Matsuda, Motoo, Sekizuka, Tsuyoshi, Fanning, Seamus, Murayama, Ohoshi, Yokoi, Taeko, Kagawa, Shizuko, Nagano, Kentaro, Shimura, Hiromi, Watabe, Miyuki, Nagano, Yuriko, Usui, Kaori, Imamaki, Rie, Aritomi, Takao, Harada, Chisato, Iida, Haruna, Mitsuhashi, Naomi, Miyatake, Takeshi, Shigematsu, Makoto, Rao, Juluri R., Lowery, Colm, Millar, B. Cherie, Dooley, James and Rooney, Paul J. (2006) Subspecies characterization of urease-positive thermophilic Campylobacter (UPTC) isolated from shellfish employing modified flagellin (flaA) restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) typing. JOURNAL OF SHELLFISH RESEARCH, 25 (2). pp. 625-629.

Sunnotel, Olaf, Lowery, Colm, Moore, JE, Dooley, James, Xiao, L, Millar, B. Cherie, Rooney, PJ and Snelling, WJ (2006) Cryptosporidium. LETTERS IN APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY, 43 (1). pp. 7-16.

Xiao, LH, Moore, JE, Ukoh, U, Gatei, W, Lowery, Colm, Murphy, TM, Dooley, James, Millar, B. Cherie, Rooney, PJ and Rao, JR (2006) Prevalence and identity of Cryptosporidium spp. in pig slurry. APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 72 (6). pp. 4461-4463.

Moore, John E., Barton, Mary D., Blair, Iain S., Corcoran, Deborah, Dooley, James, Fanning, Seamus, Kempf, Isabelle, Lastovica, Albert J., Lowery, Colm, Matsuda, Motoo, McDowell, David, McMahon, Ann, Millar, B. Cherie, Rao, Juluri R., Rooney, Paul J., Seal, Bruce S., Snelling, William J. and Tolba, Ola (2006) The epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in Campylobacter. MICROBES AND INFECTION, 8 (7). pp. 1955-1966.

Dooley, James and Lowery, Colm (2006) Molecular Diagnosis and Bioterrorism: an update. In: Molecular Diagnostics: Current technology and applications. (Eds: Rao, JR, Fleming, CC and Moore, JE), Horizon Bioscience, Norfolk UK 2006, Norfolk, UK, pp. 316-374. ISBN 987-1-904933-19-9

Watabe, M, Sekizuka, T, Millar, B. Cherie, Rooney, PJ, Moore, JE, Matsuda, M, Xiao, LH, Lowery, Colm, Dooley, James and Rao, JR (2004) Investigation of faecal pathogens in a flock of mute swans (Cygnus olor). VETERINARY RECORD, 154 (9). pp. 279-280.

Watabe, M, Rao, JR, Stewart, TA, Xu, J, Millar, BC, Xiao, L, Lowery, Colm, Dooley, James and Moore, JE (2003) Prevalence of bacterial faecal pathogens in separated and unseparated stored pig slurry. LETTERS IN APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY, 36 (4). pp. 208-212.

Lowery, Colm, Moore, JE, Thompson, HP, Millar, BC and Dooley, James (2003) Detection of viable oocysts of Cryptosporidium parvum by Nucleic Acid Sequence Based Amplification (NASBA). In: Cryptosporidium: from molecules to disease. (Eds: Thompson, RCA, Armson, A and Ryan, UM), Elsevier BV, pp. 265-266. ISBN 0-444-51351-5

Millar, B. Cherie, Lowery, Colm, Xu, JR, Dooley, James and Moore, JE (2003) Sequence analysis of partial regions of the 5.8S rRNA internal transcribed region 2 and 28S rRNA of Isospora belli. BRITISH JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE, 60 (2). pp. 114-116.

Glaberman, S, Moore, JE, Lowery, Colm, Chalmers, RM, Sulaiman, I, Elwin, K, Rooney, PJ, Millar, B. Cherie, Dooley, James, Lal, AA and Xiao, LH (2002) Three drinking-water-associated cryptosporidiosis outbreaks, Northern Ireland. EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 8 (6). pp. 631-633.

Millar, B. Cherie, Finn, M, Xiao, LH, Lowery, Colm, Dooley, James and Moore, JE (2002) Cryptosporidium in foodstuffs - an emerging aetiological route of human foodborne illness. TRENDS IN FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 13 (5). pp. 168-187.

Lowery, C, Nugent, P, Moore, JE, Millar, BC, Xiru, X and Dooley, JSG (2001) PCR-IMS detection and molecular typing of Cryptosporidium parvum recovered from a recreational river source and an associated mussel (Mytilus edulis) bed in Northern Ireland. EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION, 127 (3). pp. 545-553.

Millar, C, Moore, J, Lowery, C, McCorry, K and Dooley, J (2001) Successful PCR amplification of genomic DNA from Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts extracted from a human faecal sample: a rapid and simple methods suited for outbreak analysis. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYGIENE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, 204 (2-3). pp. 191-194.

Lowery, Colm, Moore, JE, Millar, BC, Burke, DP, McCorry, KAJ, Crothers, E and Dooley, James (2000) Detection and speciation of Cryptosporidium spp. in environmental water samples by immunomagnetic separation, PCR and endonuclease restriction. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 49 (9). pp. 779-785.

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