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Professor Mark Little

Professor/Consultant of Nephrology (Clinical Medicine)


 HELICAL - Health Data Linkage for Clinical Benefit
 AVERT: Autoimmunity Relapse Prediction Using Multiple Parallel Data Sources
 Urinary sCD163 as a biomarker in crescentic glomerulonephritis
 Irish Rare Kidney Disease Registry and Biobank
 The acute, untreated patient with vasculitis: enhancing recruitment and sampling using a national network

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Autoimmune strand lead, RITA European Reference Network 1/3/17
Co-chair UKIVAS national vasculitis registry 2010
Co-chair UKIVAS, the vasculitis rare disease group of the UK and Ireland 2011
Registries lead, European Vasculitis Society 2014
Chair Irish Rare Kidney Disease Registry and Biobank 2012
Chair of Irish Nephrology Society research committee 2015
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Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 1/5/13
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians 2012
American Society of Nephrology 2010
The Renal Association 2008
Albert Navarro-Gallinad, Fabrizio Orlandi, Jennifer Scott, Mark Little, Declan O'Sullivan, Evaluating the usability of a semantic environmental health data framework: approach and study, Semantic Web Journal, 2023, p787 - 810, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Beyza Yaman, Kris McGlinn, Lucy Hederman, Declan O'Sullivan, Mark A. Little, Towards A Rare Disease Registry Standard: Semantic Mapping of Common Data Elements Between FAIRVASC and the European Joint Programme for Rare Disease, 5th Workshop on Semantic Web solutions for large-scale biomedical data analytics (SeWeBMeDA-2022), Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Hersonissos, Greece, 29.05.2022, edited by Ali Hasnain,Tracy Robson, Michel Dumontier, Brian Kirby, Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann , 2022, pp1 - 11, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Floyd L, Bate S, Kafagi A, Brown N, Scott J, Srikantharajah M, Mysilvecek M, Reid G, Aqeel F, Frausova D, Kollar M, Kieu PL, Khurshid B, Dhaygude A, Brix S, Risk Stratification to Predict Renal Survival in Anti-GBM Disease., Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Luo-Yi Wang, Rui-Xue Wang, Chen Wang, Su-Fang Chen, Xiao-Jing Sun, Zhi-Ying Li, Min Chen, Mark A Little, Ming-Hui Zhao, Inhibitor of apoptosis proteins antagonist SM164 ameliorates experimental MPO-ANCA-associated vasculitis via enhancing fatty acid oxidation in neutrophils, Rheumatology, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Aendekerk J.P., Jiemy W.F., Raveling-Eelsing E., Bijnens N., Abdul-Hamid M.A., Strating I.M., Dekkema G.J., Sanders J.-S.F., Stegeman C.A., Damoiseaux J.G.M.C., Little M.A., Heeringa P., van Paassen P., CD163 and CD206 expression define distinct macrophage subsets involved in active ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis, Journal of Autoimmunity, 133, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
McKenna, E. and Wubben, R. and Isaza-Correa, J.M. and Melo, A.M. and Mhaonaigh, A.U. and Conlon, N. and O†Donnell, J.S. and Ní Cheallaigh, C. and Hurley, T. and Stevenson, N.J. and Little, M.A. and Molloy, E.J., Neutrophils in COVID-19: Not Innocent Bystanders, Frontiers in Immunology, 13, (864387), 2022, Notes: [cited By 4], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Jennifer Scott, Enock Havyarimana, Albert Navarro-Gallinad, Arthur White, Jason Wyse, Jos van Geffen, Michiel van Weele, Antonia Buettner, Tamara Wanigasekera, Cathal Walsh, Louis Aslett, John D Kelleher, Julie Power, James Ng, Declan O'Sullivan, Lucy Hederman, Neil Basu, Mark A Little, Lina Zgaga, The association between ambient UVB dose and ANCA-associated vasculitis relapse and onset, Arthritis Research & Therapy, 24, (1), 2022, p1 - 14, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Egan A.C., Kronbichler A., Neumann I., Bettiol A., Carlson N., Cid M.C., Emmi G., Gopaluni S., Harper L., Hauser T., Little M.A., Luqmani R.A., Mahr A., McClure M., Mohammad A.J., Nelveg-Kristensen K.E., Ohlsson S., Peh C.A., Rutherford M., Alamo B.S., Scott J., Segelmark M., Smith R.M., Szpirt W.M., Tomasson G., Trivioli G., Vaglio A., Walsh M., Wester Trejo M., Westman K., Bajema I.M., Jayne D.R.W., The Sound of Interconnectivity; The European Vasculitis Society 2022 Report, Kidney International Reports, 7, (8), 2022, p1745 - 1757, p1745-1757 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kris McGlinn, Matthew A. Rutherford, Karl Gisslander, Lucy Hederman, Mark A. Little, Declan O'Sullivan, FAIRVASC: A semantic web approach to rare disease registry integration, Computers in Biology and Medicine, 2022, p1 - 31, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Laura O'Doherty, Stuart Hendricken Phelan, Nicole Wood, Sorcha O'Brien, Jacklyn Sui, Cian Mangan, Fergal Howley, Siobhan O'Regan, Noor Adeebah Mohamed Razif, Ciara Conlan, Ruth Argue, Samuel Holohan, Adam Dyer, Fara Salleh, Liam Townsend, Gerard Hughes, Colm Kerr, Derval Reidy, Alberto Sanz, Emma Connolly, Andrea Kelly, Emma Leacy, Conor Reddy, Siobhan Gargan, Eamon Breen, Heike Hawerkamp, Jean Dunne, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Anne Marie McLaughlin, Aideen Long, Orla Shiels, Padraic Fallon, Martina Hennessy, Roman Romero-Ortuno, Ciaran Bannan, Anna Rose Prior, Ana Rakovac, William McCormack, Ross McManus, Seamus Donnelly, Colm Bergin, Mark Little, Clíona Ní Cheallaigh, Niall Conlon, Study protocol for the St James's Hospital, Tallaght University Hospital, Trinity College Dublin Allied Researchers' (STTAR) Bioresource for COVID-19, HRB Open Research, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Award Date
President of Ireland Young Researchers Award 2012
I run a translational medicine research programme focused on investigation of pathogenesis and discovery of biomarkers of disease in glomerulonephritis. My principal research interest is in ANCA vasculitis, an autoimmune condition that causes multi-organ failure as a consequence of overwhelming necrotising inflammation affecting small blood vessels. We are addressing the following questions: 1. What biomarkers accurately track glomerular and extra-renal inflammation in ANCA associated vasculitis? 2. What molecular and cellular events prevent resolution of vasculitic injury after the initial insult? 3. What underpins the large variability in clinical phenotype observed in ANCA associated vasculitis? 4. How can we minimise the adverse events associated with existing immunosuppressive therapies? To assist in answering these questions, we have set up infrastructure that allows collection of longitudinal clinical data in the form of a national registry and biobank, which is linked to a basic science laboratory.