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Dr. Julie Renwick

Assistant Professor (Clinical Microbiology)
TALLAGHT HOSPITAL


Dr Renwick graduated from Maynooth University (MU) with an Honours Degree in Biology in 2003. From there she was accepted into a PhD program in the National Institute of Cellular Biotechnology in MU where she completed her PhD in medical microbiology investigating the interactions between Aspergillus fumigatus and human and insect immune cells. In 2006 she was appointed as a microbiology and genetics lecturer in the Institute of Technology, Dublin. During her three years in this position she completed a Post-Graduate Higher Diploma in third level education in MU. In 2009 she accepted a research fellowship in the Clinical Microbiology department at the Trinity centre for Health Science in Tallaght hospital. Dr Renwick has established and developed a number of national and international clinical studies and research projects including co-founding the AIrway Microbiome in Cystic Fibrosis (AIM-CF) project. As a principle investigator of the National Children's Research Centre, her research focused on identifying and characterising the microbial communities present in the airways of children with CF and understanding how these microbial communities interact with the host and impact on disease progression. Dr Renwick was recently appointed Assistant Professor within the clinical microbiology department in Trinity College.
  ASPERGILLUS-FUMIGATUS   CYSTIC FIBROSIS   DIAGNOSTICS   LOWER RESPIRATORY-TRACT   MICROBIOLOGY   microbiome   PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA   RESPIRATORY INFECTION
 RESIST-AMR
 SPIN-CF: Study of Polymicrobial INteractions in CF
 AIM-CF: The Airway Microbiome in Cystic Fibrosis
 ACRE: Antimicrobial Coating pRojEct

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Member of organisation committee of the Focus on Infection meeting 2017 Dec 2017
Internal examiner for PhD continuation 2017
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European Respiratory Society 2011 Present
Irish Thoracic Society 2011 Present
Johanna Rhodes, Alireza Abdolrasouli, Katie Dunne, Thomas R. Sewell, Yuyi Zhang, Eloise Ballard, Amelie P. Brackin, Norman van Rhijn, Alexandra Tsitsopoulou, Raquel B. Posso, Sanjay H Chotirmall, Noel G McElvaney, Philip G Murphy, Alida Fe Talento, Julie Renwick, Paul S. Dyer, Adrien Szekely, Michael J. Bromley, Elizabeth M. Johnson, P. Lewis White, Adilia Warris, Richard C. Barton, Silke Schelenz, Thomas R. Rogers, Darius Armstrong-James, Matthew C. Fisher, Population genomics confirms acquisition of drug-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus infection by humans from the environment, Nature Microbiology, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Linnane, B.;Walsh, A.M.; Walsh, C.J.; Crispie, F.; O'Sullivan, O.; Cotter, P.D.; McDermott, M.; Renwick, J.; McNally, P., The Lung Microbiome in Young Children with Cystic Fibrosis: A Prospective Cohort Study, Microorganisms, 9, (429), 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Julie Renwick, Emma Reece, Jamie Walsh, Ross Walsh, Thara Persaud, Cathal O'Leary, Seamas C. Donnelly, Peter Greally. , Early Interleukin-22 and neutrophil proteins are correlated to future lung damage in children with cystic fibrosis.., Frontiers in Pediatrics, 31, (9), 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Emma Reece, Pedro H Bettio, Julie Renwick, Polymicrobial Interactions in the Cystic Fibrosis Airway Microbiome Impact the Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Antibiotics, 10, (7), 2021, p827-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Johanna Rhodes, Alireza Abdolrasouli, Katie Dunne, Thomas R. Sewell, Yuyi Zhang, Eloise Ballard, Amelie P. Brackin, Norman van Rhijn, Alexandra Tsitsopoulou, Raquel B. Posso, Sanjay H Chotirmall, Noel G McElvaney, Philip G Murphy, Alida Fe Talento, Julie Renwick, Paul S. Dyer, Adrien Szekely, Michael J. Bromley, Elizabeth M. Johnson, P. Lewis White, Adilia Warris, Richard C. Barton, Silke Schelenz, Thomas R. Rogers, Darius Armstrong-James, Matthew C. Fisher, Tracing patterns of evolution and acquisition of drug resistant Aspergillus fumigatus infection from the environment using population genomics. , BioRxiv, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Microbiology of the Cystic Fibrosis Airway in, Reference Module in Life Sciences, Elsevier, 2019, pphttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978 , [Gillian McDermott, Emma Reece and Julie Renwick], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
B Linnane, P Cotter, O O'Sullivan, F Crispie, A Walsh, PG McNally, J Renwick, ANTIBIOTIC EXPOSURE HAS LITTLE EFFECT ON THE LOWER AIRWAY MICROBIOME OF YOUNG CHILDREN WITH CF WHEN ASSESSED USING BAL AT A TIME OF CLINICAL STABILITY, PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY, Irish Thoracic Society, 53, Wiley, 2018, pp299 - 299, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
B Linnane, O O'Sullivan, J Renwick, P Cotter, A Walsh, F Crispie, PG McNally, DIVERSITY INCREASES IN THE LOWER AIRWAY MICROBIOME FOR THE FIRST FOUR YEARS OF LIFE IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN WITH CF, PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY, Irish Thoracic Society, (53), Wiley, 2018, pp288 - 288, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
E Reece, S Doyle, J Renwick, P Greally, S Mc Clean, Mutual antagonism: a complex coexistence of Aspergillus fumigatus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the cystic fibrosis airway, Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, European Cystic Fibrosis Society conference, 17, Elsevier, 2018, ppS44 - S45, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Emma Reece, Sean Doyle, Peter Greally, Julie Renwick, Siobhán McClean, Aspergillus fumigatus Inhibits Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Co-culture: Implications of a Mutually Antagonistic Relationship on Virulence and Inflammation in the CF Airway, Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, (1205), 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
  

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Insects as Models for Studying the Virulence of Fungal Pathogens of Humans in, editor(s)Kevin Kavanagh , New Insights in Medical Mycology, Springer, Springer, 2007, pp45 - 67, [Julie Renwick], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

  

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Prendergast Challenge based award 2022
Irish Research Council 2021
European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2021
Provost PhD award 2019
Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund Start up funding 2016
Wellcome Trust travel award 2017
My research focuses on chronic respiratory infections, with a particular interest in Cystic Fibrosis (CF). In recent years the airways of people with CF have been found to harbour a diverse community of microorganisms. These finding are forcing a paradigm shift in how we view airway infections. To date the clinical significance of the presence of these microbial communities in the CF airways is still poorly understood. I currently have numerous basic science and clinical studies underway exploring the microbial communities present in the airway and how they contribute to chronic airway disease progression. I co-founded the Airway Microbiome in CF (AIM CF) project which is an arm of the larger Study of Host Immunity and Early Lung Disease in CF (SHIELD CF) longitudinal project. I also have an interest in advancing diagnostic techniques and improving detection of common airway pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Aspergillus fumigatus. My research is multidisciplinary and relies on a high level of communication between clinicians and scientists to apply the most advanced, cutting-edge sequencing and molecular techniques to the clinical setting.