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John MacSharry


Dr John Mac Sharry is a dynamic engaged Research Leader in Mucosal Immunology, Medical Microbiology with a focus on Translational research and community engaged Interdisciplinary research.  ORCID , Google Scholar, SciVal, ResearchGate). John ‘s Research’s interest include

A. Wastewater ,Diseases diagnostics and detection-  UCC lead in an ongoing SFI funded interdisciplinary project in utilising, Antigen testing, Saliva and Wastewater to detect pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2 & AMR carriage . John also studies host immunity to infection collaborating with national and international partners in evaluating antibody detection and  genomics.
B. Asthma Immune Microbiome dialogue Lung microbiome in adult asthmatics patients from the CUH Respiratory clinic, Cork. Collaborations- Dr Des Murphy CUH, Dr Liam Fanning CUH, Dr Chris Ward, Newcastle University.
C. Gut epithelial and immune sensing of commensal microbes - APC Microbiome Ireland- Industry collaborations with Prof D. van Sinderen and Danone (Paris-Africa), Nutricia and Friesland Campina (Netherlands).
D Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) microbial survival and immune evasion- Studying unique metabolic pathways of UTI clinical pathogens. Collaborations with Prof M Prentice CUH/UCC, Microbes NG Birmingham. 
Aligning to UN SDGs 3, 11, & 17.
Microbial detection, Wastewater, Community, Immunity, Asthma,, Microbiome



John Mac Sharry

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APC Microbiome Ireland

Biosciences Building, University College Cork, Ireland,