Senior Lecturer
Microbiology
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

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John Morrissey graduated in 1990 from University College Cork with a BSc in Microbiology. He subsequently moved to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany to carry out research for his PhD in the area of yeast cell biology and was awarded a PhD for this research in 1994. His post-doctoral research career brought him first to the University of California, Berkeley, USA (1995-1997) and then to the John Innes Research Centre, Norwich, UK (1998-2000). In 2000, he took up research and teaching positions at UCC and since 2003 has led his own research group of postgraduate and post-doctoral scientists working in the broad areas of microbial ecology and yeast biotechnology. He has published over 50 scientific papers and his work has been widely cited in the field (2014; h-index 30). His contribution to the scientific field and yeast community is exemplified by extensive paper and grant reviewing activity and membership of International committees and Boards. He currently a member of the editorial board of FEMS Yeast Research, represents Ireland on the International Commission for Yeasts (ICY), and is chair-elect of the eukaryotic division of the Society for General Microbiology (SGM).



Research Interests

Research Overview  

·      Yeast Biotechnology

·      Signalling between pathogenic yeast and bacteria


·      Yeast Biodiversity

·      Microbial Ecology

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
SFI 13/ISCA/2843 ISCA Brazil Partnership part 2Science Foundation of Ireland01-APR-1431-MAR-15€11,570.00
Identification and characterisation of food-grade yeasts for use in the production of novel health, dairy-based beverages.Teagasc01-JUL-1330-JUN-17€84,000.00
Yeast Cell factories - Training Researchers to Apply Modern Post-Genomic Methods in Yeast Biotechnology.European Union01-SEP-1330-SEP-17€581,576.00

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2015)'Cell factory applications of the yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus for the biotechnological production of natural flavour and fragrance molecules'
Morrissey JP, Etschmann MM, Schrader J, de Billerbeck GM (2015) 'Cell factory applications of the yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus for the biotechnological production of natural flavour and fragrance molecules'. Yeast (Chichester, England), 32 (1):3-16 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Influence of carbon and nitrogen source on production of volatile fragrance and flavour metabolites by the yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus'
Gethins L, Guneser O, Demirkol A, Rea MC, Stanton C, Ross RP, Yuceer Y, Morrissey JP (2015) 'Influence of carbon and nitrogen source on production of volatile fragrance and flavour metabolites by the yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus'. Yeast (Chichester, England), 32 (1):67-76 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Aquimarina amphilecti sp nov., isolated from the sponge Amphilectus fucorum'
Kennedy, J,Margassery, LM,O'Leary, ND,O'Gara, F,Morrissey, J,Dobson, ADW (2014) 'Aquimarina amphilecti sp nov., isolated from the sponge Amphilectus fucorum'. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 64 :501-505 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Cell factory applications of the yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus for the biotechnological production of natural flavour and fragrance molecules'
Morrissey JP, Etschmann MM, Schrader J, de Billerbeck GM. (2014) 'Cell factory applications of the yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus for the biotechnological production of natural flavour and fragrance molecules'. Yeast, [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'A Novel Erythromycin Resistance Plasmid From Bacillus Sp. Strain HS24, Isolated from The Marine Sponge Haliclona Simulans'
Barbosa T.M., Phelan, R.W., Leong, D., Morrissey, J.P., Adams, C., Dobson, A.D.W., and O'Gara, F. (2014) 'A Novel Erythromycin Resistance Plasmid From Bacillus Sp. Strain HS24, Isolated from The Marine Sponge Haliclona Simulans'. Plos One, [Details]
(2014)'A novel Erythromycin resistance plasmid from Bacillus Sp. Strain HS24 Isolated from the marine sponge Haliclona simulans'
3. Barbosa, T.M., Phelan, R.W., Leong, D., Morrissey, J.P., Adams, C., Dobson, A.D.W. and O’Gara, F. (2014) 'A novel Erythromycin resistance plasmid from Bacillus Sp. Strain HS24 Isolated from the marine sponge Haliclona simulans'. Plos One, 9 ((12)) [Details]
(2014)'Influence of carbon and nitrogen source on production of volatile fragrance and flavour metabolites by the yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus'
Gethins L, Guneser O, Demirkol A, Rea MC, Stanton C, Ross RP, Yuceer Y, Morrissey JP. (2014) 'Influence of carbon and nitrogen source on production of volatile fragrance and flavour metabolites by the yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus'. Yeast, [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Metabolomic Profiling and Genomic Study of a Marine Sponge-Associated Streptomyces sp'
Viegelmann, C,Margassery, LM,Kennedy, J,Zhang, T,O'Brien, C,O'Gara, F,Morrissey, JP,Dobson, ADW,Edrada-Ebel, R (2014) 'Metabolomic Profiling and Genomic Study of a Marine Sponge-Associated Streptomyces sp'. Marine Drugs, 12 :3323-3351 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Evidence of a Putative Deep Sea Specific Microbiome in Marine Sponges'
Kennedy, J., Flemer, B., Jackson, S.A., Morrissey, J.P. O'Gara, F. and Dobson, A. W. (2014) 'Evidence of a Putative Deep Sea Specific Microbiome in Marine Sponges'. Plos One, 9 (3) [Details]
(2013)'Characterization of mineral phosphate solubilization traits from a barley rhizosphere soil functional metagenome'
Chhabra, S,Brazil, D,Morrissey, J,Burke, JI,O'Gara, F,Dowling, DN (2013) 'Characterization of mineral phosphate solubilization traits from a barley rhizosphere soil functional metagenome'. Microbiologyopen, 2 :717-724 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Archaea Appear to Dominate the Microbiome of Inflatella pellicula Deep Sea Sponges'
Jackson, SA,Flemer, B,McCann, A,Kennedy, J,Morrissey, JP,O'Gara, F,Dobson, ADW (2013) 'Archaea Appear to Dominate the Microbiome of Inflatella pellicula Deep Sea Sponges'. Plos One, 8 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Characterization of the SPI-1 and Rsp type three secretion systems in Pseudomonas fluorescens F113'
Barret, M., Egan, F., Moynihan, J., Morrissey, J.P., Lesouhaitier, O., and O’Gara, F. (2013) 'Characterization of the SPI-1 and Rsp type three secretion systems in Pseudomonas fluorescens F113'. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 5 (3):377-386 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'The bacterial secondary metabolite 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol impairs mitochondrial function and affects calcium homeostasis in Neurospora crassa'
Troppens, D.M., Chu, M., Holcombe, L.J., Gleeson, O.M., O’Gara, F., Read, N.D., and Morrissey, J.P. (2013) 'The bacterial secondary metabolite 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol impairs mitochondrial function and affects calcium homeostasis in Neurospora crassa'. Fungal Genetic Biology, 56 :135-146 [Details]
(2013)'Subtilomycin: A New Lantibiotic from Bacillus subtilis Strain MMA7 Isolated from the Marine Sponge Haliclona simulans'
Phelan, R.W., Barret, M., Cotter, P.D., O’Connor, P.M., Chen, R., Morrissey, J.P., Dobson, A.D.W., O’Gara, F., and Barbosa, T.M. (2013) 'Subtilomycin: A New Lantibiotic from Bacillus subtilis Strain MMA7 Isolated from the Marine Sponge Haliclona simulans'. Marine Drugs, 11 (6):1878-1898 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Transcriptomic and morphological profiling of Aspergillus fumigatus Af293 in response to antifungal activity produced by Lactobacillus plantarum 16'
Crowley, S,Mahony, J,Morrissey, JP,van Sinderen, D (2013) 'Transcriptomic and morphological profiling of Aspergillus fumigatus Af293 in response to antifungal activity produced by Lactobacillus plantarum 16'. Microbiology-SGM, 159 :2014-2024 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Long-term phosphorus fertilisation increased the diversity of the total bacterial community and the phoD phosphorus solubiliser groups in pasture soils'
Tan, H., Barret, M., Mooij, M.J., Rice, O., Morrissey, J.P., Dobson, A., Griffiths, B., and O’Gara, F. (2013) 'Long-term phosphorus fertilisation increased the diversity of the total bacterial community and the phoD phosphorus solubiliser groups in pasture soils'. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 49 (6):661-672 [Details]
(2013)'Fertilization management affects the alkaline phosphatase bacterial community in barley rhizosphere soil'
Chhabra, S,Brazil, D,Morrissey, J,Burke, J,O'Gara, F,Dowling, DN (2013) 'Fertilization management affects the alkaline phosphatase bacterial community in barley rhizosphere soil'. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 49 :31-39 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Genome sequence reveals that Pseudomonas fluorescens F113 possesses a large and diverse array of systems for rhizosphere function and host interaction'
Redondo-Nieto, M,Barret, M,Morrissey, J,Germaine, K,Martinez-Granero, F,Barahona, E,Navazo, A,Sanchez-Contreras, M,Moynihan, JA,Muriel, C,Dowling, D,O'Gara, F,Martin, M,Rivilla, R (2013) 'Genome sequence reveals that Pseudomonas fluorescens F113 possesses a large and diverse array of systems for rhizosphere function and host interaction'. BMC Genomics, 14 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Genome-wide investigation of cellular targets and mode of action of the antifungal bacterial metabolite 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol in Saccharomyces cerevisiae'
Troppens DM, Dmitriev RI, Papkovsky DB, O'Gara F, Morrissey JP (2013) 'Genome-wide investigation of cellular targets and mode of action of the antifungal bacterial metabolite 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol in Saccharomyces cerevisiae'. FEMS yeast research, 13 (3):322-334 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Pseudovibrio axinellae sp nov., isolated from an Irish marine sponge'
O'Halloran, JA,Barbosa, TM,Morrissey, JP,Kennedy, J,Dobson, ADW,O'Gara, F (2013) 'Pseudovibrio axinellae sp nov., isolated from an Irish marine sponge'. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 63 :141-145 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'MexT functions as a redox-responsive regulator modulating disulfide stress resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa'
Fargier E, Mac Aogáin M, Mooij MJ, Woods DF, Morrissey JP, Dobson AD, Adams C, O'Gara F (2012) 'MexT functions as a redox-responsive regulator modulating disulfide stress resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa'. Journal of Bacteriology, 194 (13):3502-3511 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Interspecies signaling between Pseudomonas and Candida'
Morrissey, JP,Reen, J,Holcombe, L,de Vasconcelos, FNL,O'Gara, F (2012) 'Interspecies signaling between Pseudomonas and Candida'. Mycoses, 55 :14-14 [Details]
(2012)'Pyrosequencing Reveals Diverse and Distinct Sponge-Specific Microbial Communities in Sponges from a Single Geographical Location in Irish Waters'
Jackson, SA,Kennedy, J,Morrissey, JP,O'Gara, F,Dobson, ADW (2012) 'Pyrosequencing Reveals Diverse and Distinct Sponge-Specific Microbial Communities in Sponges from a Single Geographical Location in Irish Waters'. Microbial Ecology, 64 (1):105-116 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'A high-throughput screen to identify novel calcineurin inhibitors'
Margassery, LM,Kennedy, J,O'Gara, F,Dobson, AD,Morrissey, JP (2012) 'A high-throughput screen to identify novel calcineurin inhibitors'. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 88 :63-66 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Long-term agrichemical use leads to alterations in bacterial community diversity'
Tan, H,Barret, M,Rice, O,Dowling, DN,Burke, J,Morrissey, JP,O'Gara, F (2012) 'Long-term agrichemical use leads to alterations in bacterial community diversity'. Plant Soil And Environment, 58 :452-458 [Details]
(2012)'Diversity and bioactive potential of endospore-forming bacteria cultured from the marine sponge Haliclona simulans'
Phelan RW, O'Halloran JA, Kennedy J, Morrissey JP, Dobson AD, O'Gara F, Barbosa TM (2012) 'Diversity and bioactive potential of endospore-forming bacteria cultured from the marine sponge Haliclona simulans'. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 112 (1):65-78 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Diversity and anti-microbial activity of bacteria from the coastal marine sponges Amphilectus fucorum and Eurypon major'
Margassery, L.M., Kennedy, J., O’Gara, F., Dobson, A.D.W. and Morrissey, J.P (2012) 'Diversity and anti-microbial activity of bacteria from the coastal marine sponges Amphilectus fucorum and Eurypon major'. Letters In Applied Microbiology, 55 (1):2-8 [Details]
(2012)'The non-classical ArsR-family repressor PyeR (PA4354) modulates biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa'
Mac Aogáin, M., Mooij, McCarthy, R.R., Plower,E., Wang, Y-P., Tian, Z-X., Dobson, A.D.W., Morrissey, J., Adams, C. and O’Gara, F (2012) 'The non-classical ArsR-family repressor PyeR (PA4354) modulates biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa'. BMC Microbiology, 158 :2598-2609 [Details]
(2012)'Long-term phosphorous fertilisation increased the diversity of the total bacterial community and the phoD phosphorous mineraliser group in pasture soils. Biology & Fertility of Soils'
Tan,H., Barret, M., Mooij, M.J., Rice, O., Morrissey, J.P., Dobson, A.D.W, Griffiths,B. and O’Gara, F. (2012) 'Long-term phosphorous fertilisation increased the diversity of the total bacterial community and the phoD phosphorous mineraliser group in pasture soils. Biology & Fertility of Soils'. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 49 (6):1-12 [Details]
(2011)'Diversity and antimicrobial activity of Pseudovibrio spp. from Irish marine sponges'
O' Halloran, JA,Barbosa, TM,Morrissey, JP,Kennedy, J,O' Gara, F,Dobson, ADW; (2011) 'Diversity and antimicrobial activity of Pseudovibrio spp. from Irish marine sponges'. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 110 :1495-1508 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Tetracycline Resistance-Encoding Plasmid from Bacillus sp. Strain #24, Isolated from the Marine Sponge Haliclona simulans'
Phelan, RW,Clarke, C,Morrissey, JP,Dobson, ADW,O'Gara, F,Barbosa, TM; (2011) 'Tetracycline Resistance-Encoding Plasmid from Bacillus sp. Strain #24, Isolated from the Marine Sponge Haliclona simulans'. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77 :327-329 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Implications of interspecies signaling for virulence of bacteria and fungal pathogens'
Holcombe, L.J., O’Gara, F., and Morrissey, J.P. (2011) 'Implications of interspecies signaling for virulence of bacteria and fungal pathogens'. Future Microbiology, 6 (7):799-817 [Details]
(2011)'Diversity and anti-microbial activity of bacteria from the coastal marine sponges Amphilectus fucorum and Eurypon major'
Margassery, L.M., Kennedy, J., O'Gara, F., Dobson, A.D.W. and Morrissey, J.P. (2011) 'Diversity and anti-microbial activity of bacteria from the coastal marine sponges Amphilectus fucorum and Eurypon major'. Letters In Applied Microbiology, [Details]
(2011)'Functional genomics analysis of plant growth-promoting rhizobacterial traits involved in rhizosphere competence'
Barret, M., Morrissey, J.P., and O'Gara, F.; (2011) 'Functional genomics analysis of plant growth-promoting rhizobacterial traits involved in rhizosphere competence'. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 47 (7):729-743 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Exploitation of glucose catabolic gene fusions to investigate in situ expression during Pseudomonas-plant interactions'
Rice, O., Miller, S.H., Morrissey, J.P, and O'Gara, F.; (2011) 'Exploitation of glucose catabolic gene fusions to investigate in situ expression during Pseudomonas-plant interactions'. Biology and Fertility of Soils, [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Genomic analysis of the type VI secretion systems in Pseudomonas spp.: novel clusters and putative effectors uncovered'
Barret, M,Egan, F,Fargier, E,Morrissey, JP,O'Gara, F; (2011) 'Genomic analysis of the type VI secretion systems in Pseudomonas spp.: novel clusters and putative effectors uncovered'. Microbiology-SGM, 157 :1726-1739 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Functional genomics analysis of plant growth-promoting rhizobacterial traits involved in rhizosphere competence'
Barret, M,Morrissey, JP,O'Gara, F (2011) 'Functional genomics analysis of plant growth-promoting rhizobacterial traits involved in rhizosphere competence'. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 47 :729-743 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'The Pseudomonas quinolone signal (PQS), and its precursor HHQ, modulate interspecies and interkingdom behaviour'
Reen, FJ,Mooij, MJ,Holcombe, LJ,McSweeney, CM,McGlacken, GP,Morrissey, JP,O'Gara, F; (2011) 'The Pseudomonas quinolone signal (PQS), and its precursor HHQ, modulate interspecies and interkingdom behaviour'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 77 :413-428 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Functional metagenomic strategies for the discovery of novel enzymes and biosurfactants with biotechnological applications from marine ecosystems'
Kennedy, J,O'Leary, ND,Kiran, GS,Morrissey, JP,O'Gara, F,Selvin, J,Dobson, ADW (2011) 'Functional metagenomic strategies for the discovery of novel enzymes and biosurfactants with biotechnological applications from marine ecosystems'. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 111 :787-799 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Implications of interspecies signaling for virulence of bacterial and fungal pathogens'
Holcombe, LJ,O'Gara, F,Morrissey, JP (2011) 'Implications of interspecies signaling for virulence of bacterial and fungal pathogens'. Future Microbiology, 6 :799-817 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Physiological and metabolic diversity in the yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus'
Lane MM, Burke N, Karreman R, Wolfe KH, O'Byrne CP, Morrissey JP; (2011) 'Physiological and metabolic diversity in the yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus'. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Diversity and antimicrobial activities of microbes from two Irish marine sponges, Suberites carnosus and Leucosolenia sp'
Flemer B, Kennedy J, Margassery LM, Morrissey JP, O'Gara F, Dobson AD. (2011) 'Diversity and antimicrobial activities of microbes from two Irish marine sponges, Suberites carnosus and Leucosolenia sp'. Journal of applied microbiology, [Details]
(2010)'Marine metagenomics: new tools for the study and exploitation of marine microbial metabolism'
Kennedy, J.,Flemer, B.,Jackson, S. A.,Lejon, D. P.,Morrissey, J. P.,O'Gara, F.,Dobson, A. D.; (2010) 'Marine metagenomics: new tools for the study and exploitation of marine microbial metabolism'. Mar Drugs, 8 (33):608-28608 [Details]
(2010)'Kluyveromyces marxianus: a yeast emerging from its sister's shadow'
Lane, MM; Morrissey, JP; (2010) 'Kluyveromyces marxianus: a yeast emerging from its sister's shadow'. Fungal Biology Reviews, 24 :17-26 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'The Pseudomonas fluorescens secondary metabolite 2,4 diacetylphloroglucinol impairs mitochondrial function in Saccharomyces cerevisiae'
Gleeson, O; O'Gara, F; Morrissey, JP; (2010) 'The Pseudomonas fluorescens secondary metabolite 2,4 diacetylphloroglucinol impairs mitochondrial function in Saccharomyces cerevisiae'. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, 97 (33):261-73261 [Details]
(2010)'Pseudomonas aeruginosa secreted factors impair biofilm development in Candida albicans'
Holcombe, LJ; McAlester, G; Munro, CA; Enjalbert, B; Brown, AJP; Gow, NAR; Ding, C; Butler, G; O'Gara, F; Morrissey, JP; (2010) 'Pseudomonas aeruginosa secreted factors impair biofilm development in Candida albicans'. Microbiology, 156 :1476-1486 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Development of buckwheat and teff sourdoughs with the use of commercial starters'
Moroni, AV,Arendt, EK,Morrissey, JP,Dal Bello, F; (2010) 'Development of buckwheat and teff sourdoughs with the use of commercial starters'. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 142 :142-148 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Marine Metagenomics: New Tools for the Study and Exploitation of Marine Microbial Metabolism'
Kennedy, J,Flemer, B,Jackson, SA,Lejon, DPH,Morrissey, JP,O'Gara, F,Dobson, ADW (2010) 'Marine Metagenomics: New Tools for the Study and Exploitation of Marine Microbial Metabolism'. Marine Drugs, 8 :608-628 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Computational prediction of the Crc regulon identifies genus-wide and species-specific targets of catabolite repression control in Pseudomonas bacteria'
Browne, P,Barret, M,O'Gara, F,Morrissey, JP; (2010) 'Computational prediction of the Crc regulon identifies genus-wide and species-specific targets of catabolite repression control in Pseudomonas bacteria'. BMC Microbiology, 10 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Intracellular Accumulation of High Levels of gamma-Aminobutyrate by Listeria monocytogenes 10403S in Response to Low pH: Uncoupling of gamma-Aminobutyrate Synthesis from Efflux in a Chemically Defined Medium'
Karatzas, KAG,Brennan, O,Heavin, S,Morrissey, J,O'Byrne, CP; (2010) 'Intracellular Accumulation of High Levels of gamma-Aminobutyrate by Listeria monocytogenes 10403S in Response to Low pH: Uncoupling of gamma-Aminobutyrate Synthesis from Efflux in a Chemically Defined Medium'. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76 :3529-3537 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Endoglucanase activities and growth of marine-derived fungi isolated from the sponge Haliclona simulans'
Baker, PW; Kennedy, J; Morrissey, J; O'Gara, F; Dobson, ADW; Marchesi, JR; (2010) 'Endoglucanase activities and growth of marine-derived fungi isolated from the sponge Haliclona simulans'. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 108 (5):1668-1675 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Evolutionary history of the phl gene cluster in the plant-associated bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens'
Moynihan, J. A.,Morrissey, J. P.,Coppoolse, E. R.,Stiekema, W. J.,O'Gara, F.,Boyd, E. F.; (2009) 'Evolutionary history of the phl gene cluster in the plant-associated bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens'. Appl Environ Microbiol, 75 (77):2122-312122 [Details]
(2009)'Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes by acetate, benzoate and sorbate: weak acid tolerance is not influenced by the glutamate decarboxylase system'
Heavin, S. B.,Brennan, O. M.,Morrissey, J. P.,O'Byrne, C. P.; (2009) 'Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes by acetate, benzoate and sorbate: weak acid tolerance is not influenced by the glutamate decarboxylase system'. Lett Appl Microbiol, 49 (22):179-85179 [Details]
(2008)'Signal-mediated interactions between Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans'
McAlester, G.,O'Gara, F.,Morrissey, J. P.; (2008) 'Signal-mediated interactions between Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans'. J Med Microbiol, 57 (Pt 5Pt 5):563-9563 [Details]
(2007)'Molecular cloning and expression analysis of two distinct beta-glucosidase genes, bg1 and aven1, with very different biological roles from the thermophilic, saprophytic fungus Talaromyces emersonii'
Collins, C. M.,Murray, P. G.,Denman, S.,Morrissey, J. P.,Byrnes, L.,Teeri, T. T.,Tuohy, M. G.; (2007) 'Molecular cloning and expression analysis of two distinct beta-glucosidase genes, bg1 and aven1, with very different biological roles from the thermophilic, saprophytic fungus Talaromyces emersonii'. Mycol Res, 111 (Pt 7Pt 7):840-9840 [Details]
(2007)'Manipulation of host Kruppel-like factor (KLF) function by exotoxins from diverse bacterial pathogens'
O'Grady, E., Mulcahy, H., Adams, C., Morrissey, J.P., and O'Gara, F.; (2007) 'Manipulation of host Kruppel-like factor (KLF) function by exotoxins from diverse bacterial pathogens'. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 5 (5):337-341 [Details]
(2006)'Molecular-based strategies to exploit Pseudomonas biocontrol strains for environmental biotechnology applications'
Mark, G., Morrissey, J.P., Higgins, P., and O'Gara, F.; (2006) 'Molecular-based strategies to exploit Pseudomonas biocontrol strains for environmental biotechnology applications'. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 56 :167-177 [Details]
(2006)'Molecular-based strategies to exploit Pseudomonas biocontrol strains for environmental biotechnology applications'
Mark, GL,Morrissey, JP,Higgins, P,O'Gara, F (2006) 'Molecular-based strategies to exploit Pseudomonas biocontrol strains for environmental biotechnology applications'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 56 :167-177 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'Dual effects of plant steroidal alkaloids on Saccharomyces cerevisiae'
Simons, V.,Morrissey, J. P.,Latijnhouwers, M.,Csukai, M.,Cleaver, A.,Yarrow, C.,Osbourn, A.; (2006) 'Dual effects of plant steroidal alkaloids on Saccharomyces cerevisiae'. Antimicrob Agents Chemother, 50 (88):2732-402732 [Details]
(2006)'Exploiting new systems-based strategies to elucidate plant-bacterial interactions in the rhizosphere'
Kiely, PD,Haynes, JM,Higgins, CH,Franks, A,Mark, GL,Morrissey, JP,O'Gara, F (2006) 'Exploiting new systems-based strategies to elucidate plant-bacterial interactions in the rhizosphere'. Microbial Ecology, 51 :257-266 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'Differential expression of genes involved in iron metabolism in Aspergillus fumigatus'
Power, T.,Ortoneda, M.,Morrissey, J. P.,Dobson, A. D.; (2006) 'Differential expression of genes involved in iron metabolism in Aspergillus fumigatus'. Int Microbiol, 9 (44):281-7281 [Details]
(2005)'Applications of autofluorescent proteins for in situ studies in microbial ecology'
Larrainzar, E,O'Gara, F,Morrissey, JP (2005) 'Applications of autofluorescent proteins for in situ studies in microbial ecology'. Annual Review of Microbiology, 59 :257-277 [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Establishment of DsRed.T3_S4T as an improved autofluorescent marker for microbial ecology applications'
Dandie, C. E.,Larrainzar, E.,Mark, G. L.,O'Gara, F.,Morrissey, J. P.; (2005) 'Establishment of DsRed.T3_S4T as an improved autofluorescent marker for microbial ecology applications'. Environ Microbiol, 7 (1111):1818-251818 [Details]
(2005)'Identification of two lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase genes with overlapping function in Pseudomonas fluorescens'
Cullinane, M., Baysse, C., Morrissey, J.P., and O'Gara, F.; (2005) 'Identification of two lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase genes with overlapping function in Pseudomonas fluorescens'. Microbiology, 151 :3071-3080 [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Transcriptome profiling of bacterial responses to root exudates identifies genes involved in microbe-plant interactions'
Mark GL, Dow JM, Kiely PD, Higgins H, Haynes J, Baysse C, Abbas A, Foley T, Franks A, Morrissey J, O'Gara F; (2005) 'Transcriptome profiling of bacterial responses to root exudates identifies genes involved in microbe-plant interactions'. Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America, 102 (48):17454-17459 [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Applications of autofluorescent proteins for in situ studies in microbial ecology'
Larrainzar, E., O'Gara, F., and Morrissey, J.P.; (2005) 'Applications of autofluorescent proteins for in situ studies in microbial ecology'. Annu Rev Microbiol, 59 :257-277 [Details]
(2005)'New technologies for a systems-biology approach to investigate microbe-plant interactions'
Kiely, P.,Haynes, J. M.,Higgins, C. H.,Mark G. L.,Morrissey, J. P.,O’Gara, F.; (2005) 'New technologies for a systems-biology approach to investigate microbe-plant interactions'. Microbial Ecol, In Press [Details]
(2005)'Modulation of quorum sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa through alteration of membrane properties'
Baysse, C., Cullinane, M., Denervaud, V., Burrowes, E., Dow, J.M., Morrissey, J.P., Tam, L., Trevors, J.T., and O'Gara, F.; (2005) 'Modulation of quorum sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa through alteration of membrane properties'. Microbiology, 151 :2529-2542 [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'Are microbes at the root of a solution to world food production? Rational exploitation of interactions between microbes and plants can help to transform agriculture'
Morrissey, J.P., Dow, J.M., Mark, G.L., and O'Gara, F.; (2004) 'Are microbes at the root of a solution to world food production? Rational exploitation of interactions between microbes and plants can help to transform agriculture'. EMBO Reports, 5 (10):922-926 [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'What can bacterial genome research teach us about bacteria-plant interactions?'
Puhler, A., Arlat, M., Becker, A., Gottfert, M., Morrissey, J. P., and O'Gara, F.; (2004) 'What can bacterial genome research teach us about bacteria-plant interactions?'. Curr Opin Plant Biol, 7 (2):137-147 [Details]
(2004)'The Vibrio seventh pandemic island-II is a 26.9 kb genomic island present in Vibrio cholerae El Tor and O139 serogroup isolates that shows homology to a 43.4 kb genomic island in V. vulnificus'
O'Shea, Y.A., Finnan, S., Reen, F.J., Morrissey, J.P., O'Gara, F., and Boyd, E.F.; (2004) 'The Vibrio seventh pandemic island-II is a 26.9 kb genomic island present in Vibrio cholerae El Tor and O139 serogroup isolates that shows homology to a 43.4 kb genomic island in V. vulnificus'. Microbiology, 150 (12):4053-4063 [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'Characterisation of the saponin hydrolysing enzyme avenacoside-alpha-L-rhamnosidase from the fungal pathogen of cereals, Stagonospora avenae'
Hughes HB, Morrissey JP and Osbourn AE ; (2004) 'Characterisation of the saponin hydrolysing enzyme avenacoside-alpha-L-rhamnosidase from the fungal pathogen of cereals, Stagonospora avenae'. European Journal of Plant Pathology, [Details]
(2004)'Genome diversity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from cystic fibrosis patients and the hospital environment'
Finnan, S.,Morrissey, J. P.,O'Gara, F.,Boyd, E. F.; (2004) 'Genome diversity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from cystic fibrosis patients and the hospital environment'. J Clin Microbiol, 42 (1212):5783-925783 [Details]
(2004)'What can bacterial genome research teach us about bacteria-plant interactions?'
Puhler, A,Arlat, M,Becker, A,Gottfert, M,Morrissey, JP,O'Gara, F (2004) 'What can bacterial genome research teach us about bacteria-plant interactions?'. Current Opinion In Plant Biology, 7 :137-147 [DOI] [Details]
(2002)'Exploitation of genetically modified inoculants for industrial ecology applications'
Morrissey, J. P.,Walsh, U. F.,O'Donnell, A.,Moenne-Loccoz, Y.,O'Gara, F.; (2002) 'Exploitation of genetically modified inoculants for industrial ecology applications'. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, 81 (1-41-4):599-606599 [Details]
(2002)'Characterization of interactions between the transcriptional repressor PhlF and its binding site at the phlA promoter in Pseudomonas fluorescens F113'
Abbas, A.,Morrissey, J. P.,Marquez, P. C.,Sheehan, M. M.,Delany, I. R.,O'Gara, F.; (2002) 'Characterization of interactions between the transcriptional repressor PhlF and its binding site at the phlA promoter in Pseudomonas fluorescens F113'. J Bacteriol, 184 (1111):3008-163008 [Details]
(2001)'Pseudomonas for biocontrol of phytopathogens: from functional genomics to commercial exploitation'
Walsh, UF,Morrissey, JP,O'Gara, F (2001) 'Pseudomonas for biocontrol of phytopathogens: from functional genomics to commercial exploitation'. Current Opinion In Biotechnology, 12 :289-295 [Details]
(2001)'Pseudomonas for biocontrol of phytopathogens: from functional genomics to commercial exploitation'
Walsh, U. F., Morrissey, J. P., and O'Gara, F.; (2001) 'Pseudomonas for biocontrol of phytopathogens: from functional genomics to commercial exploitation'. Curr Opin Biotechnol, 12 (33):289-95289 [Details]
(2000)'Stagonospora avenae secretes multiple enzymes that hydrolyze oat leaf saponins'
Morrissey, J. P.,Wubben, J. P.,Osbourn, A. E.; (2000) 'Stagonospora avenae secretes multiple enzymes that hydrolyze oat leaf saponins'. Mol Plant Microbe Interact, 13 (1010):1041-521041 [Details]
(1999)'Fungal resistance to plant antibiotics as a mechanism of pathogenesis'
Morrissey, J. P.,Osbourn, A. E.; (1999) 'Fungal resistance to plant antibiotics as a mechanism of pathogenesis'. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev, 63 (33):708-24708 [Details]
(1999)'Decapping of stabilized, polyadenylated mRNA in yeast pab1 mutants'
Morrissey, J. P.,Deardorff, J. A.,Hebron, C.,Sachs, A. B.; (1999) 'Decapping of stabilized, polyadenylated mRNA in yeast pab1 mutants'. Yeast, 15 (88):687-702687 [Details]
(1997)'U14 small nucleolar RNA makes multiple contacts with the pre-ribosomal RNA'
Morrissey, J. P.,Tollervey, D.; (1997) 'U14 small nucleolar RNA makes multiple contacts with the pre-ribosomal RNA'. Chromosoma, 105 (7-87-8):515-22515 [Details]
(1996)'Recognition of cleavage site A(2) in the yeast pre-rRNA'
Allmang, C.,Henry, Y.,Wood, H.,Morrissey, J. P.,Petfalski, E.,Tollervey, D.; (1996) 'Recognition of cleavage site A(2) in the yeast pre-rRNA'. Rna, 2 (11):51-6251 [Details]
(1996)'Processing of the yeast pre-rRNA at sites A(2) and A(3) is linked'
Allmang, C.,Henry, Y.,Morrissey, J. P.,Wood, H.,Petfalski, E.,Tollervey, D.; (1996) 'Processing of the yeast pre-rRNA at sites A(2) and A(3) is linked'. Rna, 2 (11):63-7363 [Details]
(1995)'Birth of the snoRNPs: the evolution of RNase MRP and the eukaryotic pre-rRNA-processing system'
Morrissey, J. P.,Tollervey, D.; (1995) 'Birth of the snoRNPs: the evolution of RNase MRP and the eukaryotic pre-rRNA-processing system'. Trends Biochem Sci, 20 (22):78-8278 [Details]
(1994)'The 5' end of yeast 5.8S rRNA is generated by exonucleases from an upstream cleavage site'
Henry, Y.,Wood, H.,Morrissey, J. P.,Petfalski, E.,Kearsey, S.,Tollervey, D.; (1994) 'The 5' end of yeast 5.8S rRNA is generated by exonucleases from an upstream cleavage site'. Embo J, 13 (1010):2452-632452 [Details]
(1993)'Yeast snR30 is a small nucleolar RNA required for 18S rRNA synthesis'
Morrissey, J. P.,Tollervey, D.; (1993) 'Yeast snR30 is a small nucleolar RNA required for 18S rRNA synthesis'. Mol Cell Biol, 13 (44):2469-772469 [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2013)'Marine sponges –Molecular Biology and Biotechnology'
Jackson S.A., Kennedy, J. Margassery, L. M., Flemer, B., O’ Leary, N. D., Morrissey, J. P., O’ Gara, F. and Dobson, ADW (2013) 'Marine sponges –Molecular Biology and Biotechnology' In: Handbook of Marine Biotechnology. NY: Springer. [Details]
(2013)'Metagenomic strategies for the discovery of novel enzymes with biotechnological application from marine ecosystems'
Kennedy, J., Margassery, L.M., Morrissey, J.P., O’Gara, F. and Dobson, A.D.W (2013) 'Metagenomic strategies for the discovery of novel enzymes with biotechnological application from marine ecosystems' In: Marine Enzymes for Biocatalysis. UK: Woodhead. [Details]
(2013)'Encyclopedia of Metagenomics Vol. IV, Animal Metagenomics'
Kennedy, J., Jackson, S.A., Morrissey, J.P., O'Gara, F., Dobson A.D.W. (2013) 'Encyclopedia of Metagenomics Vol. IV, Animal Metagenomics' In: Marine Invertebrate Animal Metagenomics, Porifera. New York: Springer Reference. [Details]
(2013)'Marine Invertebrate Animal Metagenomics, Porifera'
Kennedy, J., Jackson. S.A., Morrissey, J.P., O’Gara, F. and Dobson, A.D.W. (2013) 'Marine Invertebrate Animal Metagenomics, Porifera' In: Encyclopedia of Metagenomics. USA: Springer. [Details]
(2008)'Biological activity of plant secondary metabolites. In (Ed AE Osbourn). Kluwer Press, Dordrecht. In Press'
Morrissey JP ; (2008) 'Biological activity of plant secondary metabolites. In (Ed AE Osbourn). Kluwer Press, Dordrecht. In Press' In: Biological activity of plant secondary metabolites. In (Ed AE Osbourn). Kluwer Press, Dordrecht. In Press. *: *. [Details]
(2004)'Biosynthesis of antifungal metabolites by biocontrol strains of Pseudomonas'
Morrissey, JP., Abbas, A., Mark, L., Cullinane, M., and O'Gara, F.; (2004) 'Biosynthesis of antifungal metabolites by biocontrol strains of Pseudomonas' In: The Pseudomonads, Vol. III. London: Kluwer Press. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2008)5th International Aspergillis Meeting (Asperfest)
Power, T., Dobson, AD and Morrissey JP. ; (2008) Investigating the link between TORC1 signalling and Nitrogen metabolism in Aspergillus fumigatus 5th International Aspergillis Meeting (Asperfest) [Details]
(2005)Annual Main Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology (July 2005)
Mark, G.L., Abbas, A., Kiely, P., Haynes, J., Higgins, H., Morrissey, J., and O'Gara, F. ; (2005) Systems biology approaches to investigate plant-microbe interactions relevant to biocontrol inoculants. In: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Vol. 141(3): Suppl. 1 Annual Main Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology (July 2005) Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, , 11-JUL-05 - 15-JUL-05 , pp.S219-S219 [Details]
(2004)11th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (2003)
Mark, G.L., Morrissey, J., Baysse, C., Sweeney, P., and O'Gara, F. ; (2004) Molecular ecology strategies to investigate the behaviour of GM and non-modified biocontrol inoculants in the rhizosphere. In: Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Vol. 4, IS-MPMI (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA) . In: T. Tikhonovich, B. Lugtenberg, and N. Provorov eds. 11th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (2003) St. Petersburg, Russia, , 18-JUL-03 - 27-JUL-03 , pp.585-588 [Details]
(2004)SGM Irish Branch Meeting, Galway
Gleeson, O., Mc Alester, G., O¿Gara, F and Morrissey, JP; (2004) Applying chemical genomics in yeast to understanding bacterial fungal interactions SGM Irish Branch Meeting, Galway [Details]
(2003)OECD Workshop
Mark, G.L., Morrissey, J.P., and O'Gara, F. ; (2003) Designing improved GM bacteria for application in environmental biotechnology. In: Ecological Impact of GMO Dissemination in Agro-Ecosystems . In: Eds. T. Lelley, E. Balázs, and M. Tepfer (Facultas Verlags- und Buchhandels AG, Vienna) eds. OECD Workshop Grossrussbach, Austria, , pp.11-24 [Details]

Abstract

YearPublication
(2005)Systems biology approaches to investigate plant-microbe interactions relevant to biocontrol inoculants.
Mark, GL,Abbas, A,Kiely, P,Haynes, J,Higgins, H,Morrissey, J,O'Gara, F (2005) Systems biology approaches to investigate plant-microbe interactions relevant to biocontrol inoculants. Abstract [Details]

Other Activities

 Description

John Morrissey has served as an expert evaluator for multiple grant-awarding bodies, including inter alia ERC, ERANET, FCT, Marie-Curie and the NSF. Notably, in 2014 he was a panel member for the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portugal) and the ERANET (ERASYSAPP). He has served on several society committees, is currently the commissioner representing Ireland on the International Commission for Yeasts (ICY), and is the chair-elect of the eukaryotic division of the Society for General Microbiology (SGM). He is active in European research currently co-ordinating the 13-partner Marie-Curie training network, YEASTCELL, and a member of the management committee of COST Actions FA1006 and FA0907. He reviews papers for multiple journals and is a member of the FEMS Yeast Research editorial board.

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Society for General Microbiology Eukaryotic Microbiology Division Chair Elect (2013-2015); Chair (2015-2017)2013 / 2017
International Commission on Yeasts Commissioner representing Ireland2014 / 2020

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Fems Yeast Res Member of Editorial Board01-OCT-14 - 31-DEC-17

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork: 2002 - current College Lecturer01-SEP-01 / 30-DEC-99
University of California, Berkeley, USA: 1995- 1997 Post-doctoral researcher01-JAN-95 / 30-AUG-97
John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK: 1998-2000 Post-doctoral researcher01-OCT-97 / 30-MAR-00
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany: 1990-1994 Post-graduate student01-OCT-90 / 31-DEC-94

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2006UCC Postgraduate DiplomaTeaching and Learning in Higher Education
1994European Molecular Biology Laboratory PHDMolecular Biology
1990UCC BSCMicrobiology

Teaching Interests

John Morrissey teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules across a range of programmes.

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2014Robert Phelan UCCPHDEXPLOITING THE BIOACTIVE POTENTIAL OF MARINE SPONGE MICROBIOTA.
2013Lekha Margarassey PHDBIODISCOVERY OF NATURAL PRODUCTS FROM MICROBES ASSOCIATED WITH IRISH COASTAL SPONGES
2013Iwona Kozak UCCMScUsing the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model organism to study Aspergillus fumigates genes
2013Danielle Troppens UCCPHDInvestigating the Molecular and Physiological Effects of the Antifungal Bacterial Metabolite, 2, 4-Diacetylphloroglucinol in Yeast and Fungi.
2013Stephen Jackson UCCPHDEXPLOITING THE DIVERSE MICROBIAL ECOLOGY OF MARINE SPONGES
2011Jennifer Moynihan UCCPHD
2011Patrick Browne UCCPHDMolecular Microbial Ecology Strategies to Investigate the Role of Pseudomonas spp. in Inorganic Phosphate Solubility in Soil
2009Tracy Power UCCPHD
2008Ronan Murphy UCCMSc

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Peyer Lorenzo Cyril Doctoral Degree
Gethins Loughlin Myles Doctoral Degree
Konstantinidou Nina Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics MB4025Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics
2015Research Frontiers in Food Microbiology MB6027Research Frontiers in Food Microbiology
2015Research Frontiers in Microbiology MB4027Research Frontiers in Microbiology
2015Principles of Microbiology MB2006Principles of Microbiology
2015Research Project GN4002Research Project
2015Literature Project on Genetics GN3002Literature Project on Genetics
2015Research Dissertation MB6303Research Dissertation
2015Principles and Methods in Genetics GN6006Principles and Methods in Genetics
2015Research Project MB4002Research Project
2015Principles and Methods in Genetics GN1006Principles and Methods in Genetics
2015Environmental Microbial Genomics: the role and ecology of microbes in the environment. MB3005Environmental Microbial Genomics: the role and ecology of microbes in the environment.
2015Biotechniques PG6005Biotechniques
2015Advanced Molecular Microbial Biotechnology MB6004Advanced Molecular Microbial Biotechnology
2015Biotechniques ML6005Biotechniques