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Mather A E, Reid S W, Maskell D J, Parkhill J, Fookes M C, Harris S R, Brown D J, Coia J E, Mulvey M R, Gilmour M W, Petrovska L, de Pinna E, Kuroda M, Akiba M, Izumiya H, Connor T R, Suchard M A, Lemey P, Mellor D J, Haydon D T and Thomson N R (2013) Distinguishable epidemics of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 in different hosts. Science 341 (6153) 1514-1517.

He M, Miyajima F, Roberts P, Ellison L, Pickard D J, Martin M J, Connor T R, Harris S R, Fairley D, Bamford K B, D'Arc S, Brazier J, Brown D, Coia J E, Douce G, Gerding D, Kim H J, Koh T H, Kato H, Senoh M, Louie T, Michell S, Butt E, Peacock S J, Brown N M, Riley T, Songer G, Wilcox M, Pirmohamed M, Kuijper E, Hawkey P, Wren B W, Dougan G, Parkhill J and Lawley T D (2013) Emergence and global spread of epidemic healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile. Nat Genet 45 (1) 109-113.

Cheng L, Connor T R, Siren J, Aanensen D M and Corander J (2013) Hierarchical and spatially explicit clustering of DNA sequences with BAPS software. Mol Biol Evol 30 (5) 1224-1228.

Dziva F, Hauser H*, Connor T R*, van Diemen P M, Prescott G, Langridge G C, Eckert S, Chaudhuri R R, Ewers C, Mellata M, Mukhopadhyay S, Curtiss R, 3rd, Dougan G, Wieler L H, Thomson N R, Pickard D J and Stevens M P (2013) Sequencing and functional annotation of avian pathogenic Escherichia coli serogroup O78 strains reveal the evolution of E. coli lineages pathogenic for poultry via distinct mechanisms. Infect Immun 81 (3) 838-849.

Kingsley R A, Kay S, Connor T, Barquist L, Sait L, Holt K E, Sivaraman K, Wileman T, Goulding D, Clare S, Hale C, Seshasayee A, Harris S, Thomson N R, Gardner P, Rabsch W, Wigley P, Humphrey T, Parkhill J and Dougan G (2013) Genome and transcriptome adaptation accompanying emergence of the definitive type 2 host-restricted Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium pathovar. MBio 4 (5) e00565-00513.

McDonnell J, Dallman T, Atkin S, Turbitt D A, Connor T R, Grant K A, Thomson N R and Jenkins C (2013) Retrospective analysis of whole genome sequencing compared to prospective typing data in further informing the epidemiological investigation of an outbreak of Shigella sonnei in the UK. Epidemiol Infect 1-8.

Shepheard M A, Fleming V M, Connor T R, Corander J, Feil E J, Fraser C and Hanage W P (2013) Historical zoonoses and other changes in host tropism of Staphylococcus aureus, identified by phylogenetic analysis of a population dataset. PLoS One 8 (5) e62369.


Lawley T D, Clare S, Walker A W, Stares M D, Connor T R, Raisen C, Goulding D, Rad R, Schreiber F, Brandt C, Deakin L J, Pickard D J, Duncan S H, Flint H J, Clark T G, Parkhill J and Dougan G (2012) Targeted restoration of the intestinal microbiota with a simple, defined bacteriotherapy resolves relapsing Clostridium difficile disease in mice. PLoS Pathog 8 (10) e1002995.

Okoro C K*, Kingsley R A*, Connor T R, Harris S R, Parry C M, Al-Mashhadani M N, Kariuki S, Msefula C L, Gordon M A, de Pinna E, Wain J, Heyderman R S, Obaro S, Alonso P L, Mandomando I, MacLennan C A, Tapia M D, Levine M M, Tennant S M, Parkhill J and Dougan G (2012) Intracontinental spread of human invasive Salmonella Typhimurium pathovariants in sub-Saharan Africa. Nat Genet 44 (11) 1215-1221.

Marttinen P, Hanage W P, Croucher N J, Connor T R, Harris S R, Bentley S D and Corander J (2012) Detection of recombination events in bacterial genomes from large population samples. Nucleic Acids Res 40 (1) e6.

Murchison E P, Schulz-Trieglaff O B, Ning Z, Alexandrov L B, Bauer M J, Fu B, Hims M, Ding Z, Ivakhno S, Stewart C, Ng B L, Wong W, Aken B, White S, Alsop A, Becq J, Bignell G R, Cheetham R K, Cheng W, Connor T R, Cox A J, Feng Z P, Gu Y, Grocock R J, Harris S R, Khrebtukova I, Kingsbury Z, Kowarsky M, Kreiss A, Luo S, Marshall J, McBride D J, Murray L, Pearse A M, Raine K, Rasolonjatovo I, Shaw R, Tedder P, Tregidgo C, Vilella A J, Wedge D C, Woods G M, Gormley N, Humphray S, Schroth G, Smith G, Hall K, Searle S M, Carter N P, Papenfuss A T, Futreal P A, Campbell P J, Yang F, Bentley D R, Evers D J and Stratton M R (2012) Genome sequencing and analysis of the Tasmanian devil and its transmissible cancer. Cell 148 (4) 780-791.

Quail M A, Smith M, Coupland P, Otto T D, Harris S R, Connor T R, Bertoni A, Swerdlow H P and Gu Y (2012) A tale of three next generation sequencing platforms: comparison of Ion Torrent, Pacific Biosciences and Illumina MiSeq sequencers. BMC Genomics 13 341.

Corander J, Connor T R, O'Dwyer C A, Kroll J S and Hanage W P (2012) Population structure in the Neisseria, and the biological significance of fuzzy species. J R Soc Interface 9 (71) 1208-1215.

Connor T R Corander J and Hanage W P (2012) Population subdivision and the detection of recombination in non-typable Haemophilus influenzae. Microbiology 158 (Pt 12) 2958-2964.


Mutreja A*, Kim D W*, Thomson N R*, Connor T R, Lee J H, Kariuki S, Croucher N J, Choi S Y, Harris S R, Lebens M, Niyogi S K, Kim E J, Ramamurthy T, Chun J, Wood J L, Clemens J D, Czerkinsky C, Nair G B, Holmgren J, Parkhill J and Dougan G (2011) Evidence for several waves of global transmission in the seventh cholera pandemic. Nature 477 (7365) 462-465.

Fookes M, Schroeder G N, Langridge G C, Blondel C J, Mammina C, Connor T R, Seth-Smith H, Vernikos G S, Robinson K S, Sanders M, Petty N K, Kingsley R A, Baumler A J, Nuccio S P, Contreras I, Santiviago C A, Maskell D, Barrow P, Humphrey T, Nastasi A, Roberts M, Frankel G, Parkhill J, Dougan G and Thomson N R (2011) Salmonella bongori provides insights into the evolution of the Salmonellae. PLoS Pathog 7 (8) e1002191.

Cheng L, Connor T R, Aanensen D M, Spratt B G and Corander J (2011) Bayesian semi-supervised classification of bacterial samples using MLST databases. BMC Bioinformatics 12 302.

Hanage W P, Fraser C, Tang J, Connor T R and Corander J (2009) Hyper-recombination, diversity, and antibiotic resistance in pneumococcus. Science (5933) 1454-1457.


Turner K M, Hanage W P, Fraser C, Connor T R and Spratt B G (2007) Assessing the reliability of eBURST using simulated populations with known ancestry. BMC Microbiol 7 30.

* indicates cases in publicationswhere authors contributed equally