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Cork Institute of Technology , formerly the Regional Technical College, Cork, is an Institute of Technology in Ireland, located in Cork, Ireland opened in 1973. The institute has 17,000 students in art, business, engineering, music, drama and science disciplines. Cork Institute of Technology comprises two constituent Faculties and three constituent Colleges. The constituent Faculties are Engineering and Science, and Business and Humanities. The constituent colleges are the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, the CIT Cork School of Music and the National Maritime College of Ireland.Faculties are made up of Schools which in turn comprise two or more academic departments.The institute has been named as Institute of Technology of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide for Ireland on numerous occasions, an accolade which it currently holds.In 2007 the title of the head of the institute changed from "Director" to "President". In March 2008 it was announced that the Institute was applying for university status.At present, CIT has 1,465 staff members of which 862 are academic staff. The academic staff consists of 473 permanent whole-time, 156 pro-rata part-time and 233 hourly-paid part-time members. The non-academic staff is composed of technical support, library, administrative and services staff. The non-academic staff members break down as follows: 131 Management, Clerical Admin and Library; 177 Student Services Support, including Exam Invigilators; 82 Technicians; 67 Research staff; and 96 support staff including Caretakers, Attendants and Cleaners. Wikipedia.

Sleator R.D.,Cork Institute of Technology
Microbial Ecology | Year: 2013

Metagenomics and the development of high throughput next generation sequencing capabilities have forced significant development in the field of phylogenetics: the study of the evolutionary relatedness of the planet's inhabitants. Herein, I review the major tree-building strategies, challenges and opportunities which exist in this rapidly expanding field of evolutionary biology. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York. Source

Sleator R.D.,Cork Institute of Technology
Archives of Microbiology | Year: 2011

The recent rapid expansion in the DNA and protein databases, arising from large-scale genomic and metagenomic sequence projects, has forced significant development in the field of phylogenetics: the study of the evolutionary relatedness of the planet's inhabitants. Advances in phylogenetic analysis have greatly transformed our view of the landscape of evolutionary biology, transcending the view of the tree of life that has shaped evolutionary theory since Darwinian times. Indeed, modern phylogenetic analysis no longer focuses on the restricted Darwinian-Mendelian model of vertical gene transfer, but must also consider the significant degree of lateral gene transfer, which connects and shapes almost all living things. Herein, I review the major tree-building methods, their strengths, weaknesses and future prospects. © 2011 Springer-Verlag. Source

Howard A.,Cork Institute of Technology
Virulence | Year: 2012

Acinetobacter baumannii is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen primarily associated with hospital-acquired infections. The recent increase in incidence, largely associated with infected combat troops returning from conflict zones, coupled with a dramatic increase in the incidence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) strains, has significantly raised the profile of this emerging opportunistic pathogen. Herein, we provide an overview of the pathogen, discuss some of the major factors that have led to its clinical prominence and outline some of the novel therapeutic strategies currently in development. Source

Sleator R.D.,Cork Institute of Technology
Gene | Year: 2010

As sequence data continues to be generated at a logarithmic rate our dependence on effective in silico gene prediction methods is also increasing. Herein, I review the current state of eukaryote gene prediction methods; their strengths, weaknesses and future directions. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. Source

Cork Institute of Technology | Date: 2013-11-05

A tympanostomy tube applicator has a hand-held housing and a stem extending from the housing and having a shape arranged for engagement in the ear canal. A tympanostomy tube inserter has a user actuator, a rod having a tip to pierce a patients tympanic membrane and to support a tympanostomy tube through the membrane where it is pierced. The inserter inserts a collapsed tympanostomy tube through the membrane and expands the tube in situ to provide a distal flange in the tympanostomy tube. A myrongotomy tip expands the tube to a final state having a distal flange as it is retracted.

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