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Microbial profiling of dental plaque from mechanically ventilated patients (2016)
Journal Article
Williams, D. W., Wilson, M. J., Marchesi, J. R., Wise, M. P., Lewis, M. A., Twigg, J. A., …Smith, A. (2016). Microbial profiling of dental plaque from mechanically ventilated patients. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 65(2), 147-159. https://doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.000212

© 2015 The Authors. Micro-organisms isolated from the oral cavity may translocate to the lower airways during mechanical ventilation (MV) leading to ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Changes within the dental plaque microbiome during MV have bee... Read More about Microbial profiling of dental plaque from mechanically ventilated patients.

Segregation of the anodic microbial communities in a microbial fuel cell cascade (2016)
Journal Article
Hodgson, D. M., Smith, A., Dahale, S., Stratford, J. P., Li, J. V., Grüning, A., …Avignone Rossa, C. (2016). Segregation of the anodic microbial communities in a microbial fuel cell cascade. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7(MAY), https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00699

© 2016 Hodgson, Smith, Dahale, Stratford, Li, Grüning, Bushell, Marchesi and Avignone Rossa. Metabolic interactions within microbial communities are essential for the efficient degradation of complex organic compounds, and underpin natural phenomena... Read More about Segregation of the anodic microbial communities in a microbial fuel cell cascade.

Effect of the chemical composition of filter media on the microbial community in wastewater biofilms at different temperatures (2016)
Journal Article
Naz, I., Hodgson, D., Smith, A., Marchesi, J., Ahmed, S., Avignone-Rossa, C., & Saroj, D. P. (2016). Effect of the chemical composition of filter media on the microbial community in wastewater biofilms at different temperatures. RSC Advances, 6(106), 104345-104353. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6ra21040f

© 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry. This study investigates the microbial community composition in the biofilms grown on two different support media in fixed biofilm reactors for aerobic wastewater treatment, using next generation sequencing (NGS)... Read More about Effect of the chemical composition of filter media on the microbial community in wastewater biofilms at different temperatures.

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia disease progression is associated with increased vaginal microbiome diversity (2015)
Journal Article
Holmes, E., Mitra, A., MacIntyre, D. A., Lee, Y. S., Smith, A., Marchesi, J. R., …Kyrgiou, M. (2015). Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia disease progression is associated with increased vaginal microbiome diversity. Scientific Reports, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/srep16865

Persistent infection with oncogenic Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is necessary for cervical carcinogenesis. Although evidence suggests that the vaginal microbiome plays a functional role in the persistence or regression of HPV infections, this has yet t... Read More about Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia disease progression is associated with increased vaginal microbiome diversity.

Rapid detection of emerging pathogens and loss of microbial diversity associated with severe lung disease in cystic fibrosis (2015)
Journal Article
Flight, W. G., Smith, A., Paisey, C., Marchesi, J. R., Bull, M. J., Norville, P. J., …Mahenthiralingam, E. (2015). Rapid detection of emerging pathogens and loss of microbial diversity associated with severe lung disease in cystic fibrosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 53(7), 2022-2029. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00432-15

Copyright © 2015, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved. Respiratory infection in cystic fibrosis (CF) is polymicrobial, but standard sputum microbiology does not account for the lung microbiome or detect changes in microbial diversi... Read More about Rapid detection of emerging pathogens and loss of microbial diversity associated with severe lung disease in cystic fibrosis.

The vaginal microbiome during pregnancy and the postpartum period in a European population (2015)
Journal Article
MacIntyre, D. A., Chandiramani, M., Lee, Y. S., Kindinger, L., Smith, A., Angelopoulos, N., …Bennett, P. R. (2015). The vaginal microbiome during pregnancy and the postpartum period in a European population. Scientific Reports, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/srep08988

© 2015, Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved. The composition and structure of the pregnancy vaginal microbiome may influence susceptibility to adverse pregnancy outcomes. Studies on the pregnant vaginal microbiome have largely been limi... Read More about The vaginal microbiome during pregnancy and the postpartum period in a European population.

An analysis of the potential to utilize virtual worlds to enhance edutainment and improve the wellbeing of the ageing population (2013)
Book Chapter
Smith, A., & Chilcott, M. (2013). An analysis of the potential to utilize virtual worlds to enhance edutainment and improve the wellbeing of the ageing population. . Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37042-7_4

The contribution of this paper identifies the importance of developing and designing tailored virtual places which older members of society can utilize easily and safely within this context; with a focused application of addressing social isolation,... Read More about An analysis of the potential to utilize virtual worlds to enhance edutainment and improve the wellbeing of the ageing population.

Ageing well and learning through online immersive participation using a multi-user Web 3D environment (2011)
Conference Proceeding
Chilcott, M., & Smith, A. (2011). Ageing well and learning through online immersive participation using a multi-user Web 3D environment. https://doi.org/10.1109/VS-GAMES.2011.16

The Second Life (SL) multi-user virtual environment offers researcher opportunities to experiment with its rich communication, virtual collaboration, and 3-D content creation integrated tools. The SL synthetic world has already revealed great potenti... Read More about Ageing well and learning through online immersive participation using a multi-user Web 3D environment.

VIRVIL, a 3D virtual village to assess the impact of low and zero carbon technologies in the built environment (2008)
Conference Proceeding
Smith, A., Alexander, D., Fragaki, A., Jones, P., & Lannon, S. (2008). VIRVIL, a 3D virtual village to assess the impact of low and zero carbon technologies in the built environment. https://doi.org/10.1109/VIS.2008.9

Building on the extensive research in Virtual Reality (VR), we are proposing a new dynamic prototype for modelling and simulating carbon emissions in a virtual village called VIRVIL. VIRVIL is a simulated settlement for the assessment of the impact o... Read More about VIRVIL, a 3D virtual village to assess the impact of low and zero carbon technologies in the built environment.

Developing a global repository and showplace for imagery data (2003)
Conference Proceeding
Smith, A., Chen, M., & Webster, M. (2003). Developing a global repository and showplace for imagery data. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPCG.2003.1206946

© 2003 IEEE. This paper describes the development of a Web service that provides a 3D (three-dimensional) (VRML (Virtual Reality Modelling Language)) virtual environment for automated management and exhibition of imagery data. With this service, user... Read More about Developing a global repository and showplace for imagery data.