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Dr. Sean Fair

Biography

Professor Fair graduated with a PhD from University College Dublin in 2006. He took up a position as Lecturer in Physiology in National University of Ireland, Galway in 2007 and in 2009 joined the academic staff in the University of Limerick where he is now Associate Professor in Animal Physiology. His research is focused on sperm interaction with the female reproductive tract, and its secretions, across a range of species including cattle, sheep, horses and humans.

Research Interests

Professor Fair is interested in all aspects of assisted reproduction in domestic animals; however, his research group is principally focused on sperm interaction with the female reproductive tract and its secretions (bovine, equine, ovine and human) using a range of in vitro and in vivo research techniques. He has ongoing projects investigating (i) the variation between males in sperm functional parameters as well as in the uterine immunological response (ii) the nutritional control of puberty (iii) sperm selection using micro-fluidics as well as (iv) ewe breed differences in cervical function and its relationship to sperm transport. His research is primarily funded by the Science Foundation Ireland (Investigators Programme), EU (ERA-Net), Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Research Stimulus Fund), Irish Research Council (PhD stipends), Enterprise Ireland (Commercialisation Fund), Teagasc (Walsh Fellowships) as well as industry support.

Current Postgraduate Students:
Eimear Donnellan (PhD) - Lead Academic Supervisor
Laura Abril Parreño (PhD) - Lead Academic Supervisor
Patrick Taaffe (PhD) - Lead Academic Supervisor
Stephen Coen (PhD) - Co supervisor
Elena O'Callaghan (PhD) - Co supervisor

Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Researchers:
Dr Miriam Stiavnicka
Dr Eoin White


Recently Graduated Postgraduate Students:
Dr Aine O'Brien (PhD) - Lead Academic Supervisor
Dr Gillian Johnson (PhD) – Co supervisor
Emer Sugrue - (Research Masters) - Lead Academic supervisor
Dr Shauna Holden (PhD) - Lead Academic Supervisor
Dr Colin Byrne (PhD) – Co Supervisor
Alan Lyons (Research Masters) - Lead Academic Supervisor
Dr Beatriz Fernandez (PhD) – Co supervisor
Dr Daiane Moreira Silva (PhD) - Co-Supervisor
Dr Craig Murphy (PhD) - Lead Academic Supervisor
Dr Miranda Kiernan (Research Masters) - Lead Academic Supervisor

Recent Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Researchers:
Mr Kevin O'Sullivan
Dr Jean-Philippe Perrier
Dr Naomi Bernecic
Dr Colin Byrne
Dr Bo Mangan
Dr Jon Romero-Aguirregomezcorta
Dr Lucia Martinez Fresneda
Dr Jennifer Costello
Dr Adrian Lynch







Teaching Interests

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2016 Director of Association of Applied Animal Andrology,
  • 2015 Chairman of University of Limerick Animal Welfare Body,
  • 2013 Chairman of University of Limerick Animal Research Ethics Committee,
  • 2013 Director of Sheep Ireland,

Education

  • 2016 University of Limerick - Postgraduate Diploma
  • 2006 UCD - PhD
  • 2002 UCD - B.Agr.Sc.

Employment

  • 2007 National University of Ireland Galway - Lecturer

Association

  • Member, European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction
  • Member, Agricultural Science Association
  • Member, British Society of Animal Science

Other

  • Journal ad hoc Reviewer:
    Reproduction Fertility and Development
    Theriogenology
    Journal of Dairy Science
    Animal Reproduction Science
    Reproduction in Domestic Animals
    Reproductive Biology
    Biology of Reproduciton
    Reproduction
    Animal
    Annals of Animal Science
    System Biology in Reproductive Medicine
    Nutrition Journal
    Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
    Open Veterinary Journal
    Veterinary Record
    BMC Genomics
    BMC Veterinary Research


Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

Accelerating Onset of Puberty Through Modification of Early Life Nutrition Induces Modest but Persistent Changes in Bull Sperm DNA Methylation Profiles Post-puberty
Perrier J.P.;Kenny D.A.;Chaulot-Talmon A.;Byrne C.J.;Sellem E.;Jouneau L.;Aubert-Frambourg A.;Schibler L.;Jammes H.;Lonergan P.;Fair S.;Kiefer H.
(2020) Accelerating Onset of Puberty Through Modification of Early Life Nutrition Induces Modest but Persistent Changes in Bull Sperm DNA Methylation Profiles Post-puberty
In Frontiers In Genetics;
DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2020.00945
[ULIR]

2019

Cervical mucus sialic acid content determines the ability of frozen-thawed ram sperm to migrate through the cervix
Richardson, L;Hanrahan, JP;Tharmalingam, T;Carrington, SD;Lonergan, P;Evans, ACO;Fair, S
(2019) Cervical mucus sialic acid content determines the ability of frozen-thawed ram sperm to migrate through the cervix
In Reproduction; BRISTOL : BIOSCIENTIFICA LTD pp. 259-271
DOI: 10.1530/REP-18-0547
[ULIR]

2019

Progesterone induces the release of bull spermatozoa from oviductal epithelial cells
Romero-Aguirregomezcorta J.;Cronin S.;Donnellan E.;Fair S.
(2019) Progesterone induces the release of bull spermatozoa from oviductal epithelial cells
In Reproduction Fertility And Development;
DOI: 10.1071/RD18316
[ULIR]

2019

High imputation accuracy from informative low-to-medium density single nucleotide polymorphism genotypes is achievable in sheep
O'Brien A.;Judge M.;Fair S.;Berry D.
(2019) High imputation accuracy from informative low-to-medium density single nucleotide polymorphism genotypes is achievable in sheep
In Animal Science Journal; pp. 1550-1567
DOI: 10.1093/jas/skz043
[ULIR]

2019

Prepubertal nutrition alters Leydig cell functional capacity and timing of puberty
Anand-Ivell R.;Byrne C.;Arnecke J.;Fair S.;Lonergan P.;Kenny D.;Ivell R.
(2019) Prepubertal nutrition alters Leydig cell functional capacity and timing of puberty
In Plos One;
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225465
[ULIR]

2019

Population structure and breed composition prediction in a multi-breed sheep population using genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism genotypes
O'Brien A.;Purfield D.;Judge M.;Long C.;Fair S.;Berry D.
(2019) Population structure and breed composition prediction in a multi-breed sheep population using genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism genotypes
In Animal;
DOI: 10.1017/S1751731119002398

2018

Effect of Early Calf-Hood Nutrition on the Transcriptional Regulation of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular axis in Holstein-Friesian Bull Calves
English, AM;Byrne, CJ;Cormican, P;Waters, SM;Fair, S;Kenny, DA
(2018) Effect of Early Calf-Hood Nutrition on the Transcriptional Regulation of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular axis in Holstein-Friesian Bull Calves
In Scientific Reports; LONDON : NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-34611-4
[ULIR]

2018

Influence of bull age, ejaculate number, and season of collection on semen production and sperm motility parameters in Holstein Friesian bulls in a commercial artificial insemination centre
Murphy, EM;Kelly, AK;O'Meara, C;Eivers, B;Lonergan, P;Fair, S
(2018) Influence of bull age, ejaculate number, and season of collection on semen production and sperm motility parameters in Holstein Friesian bulls in a commercial artificial insemination centre
In Animal Science Journal; CARY : OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC pp. 2408-2418
DOI: 10.1093/jas/sky130
[ULIR]

2018

Removal of sialic acid from bull sperm decreases motility and mucus penetration ability but increases zona pellucida binding and polyspermic penetration in vitro
Fernandez-Fuertes, B;Blanco-Fernandez, A;Reid, CJ;Meade, KG;Fair, S;Lonergan, P
(2018) Removal of sialic acid from bull sperm decreases motility and mucus penetration ability but increases zona pellucida binding and polyspermic penetration in vitro
In Reproduction; BRISTOL : BIOSCIENTIFICA LTD pp. 481-492
DOI: 10.1530/REP-17-0429

2018

Comparison of plant- and egg yolk-based semen diluents on in vitro sperm kinematics and in vivo fertility of frozen-thawed bull semen
Murphy, EM,O'Meara, C,Eivers, B,Lonergan, P,Fair, S
(2018) Comparison of plant- and egg yolk-based semen diluents on in vitro sperm kinematics and in vivo fertility of frozen-thawed bull semen
In Animal Reproduction Science; pp. 70-75
DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2018.02.010
[ULIR]

2018

Recombinant beta-defensin 126 promotes bull sperm binding t o bovine oviductal epithelia
Lyons, A;Narciandi, F;Donnellan, E;Romero-Aguirregomezcorta, J;O'Farrelly, C;Lonergan, P;Meade, KG;Fair, S
(2018) Recombinant beta-defensin 126 promotes bull sperm binding t o bovine oviductal epithelia
In Reproduction Fertility And Development; CLAYTON : CSIRO PUBLISHING pp. 1472-1481
DOI: 10.1071/RD17415
[ULIR]

2018

Role of early life nutrition on regulating the hypothalamic-anterior pituitary-testicular axis of the bull
English, AM;Kenny, DA;Byrne, CJ;Sauerwein, H;Urh, C;Crowe, MA;Staub, C;Waters, SM;Fair, S
(2018) Role of early life nutrition on regulating the hypothalamic-anterior pituitary-testicular axis of the bull
In Reproduction; BRISTOL : BIOSCIENTIFICA LTD pp. 283-297
DOI: 10.1530/REP-17-0671

2018

Plane of nutrition before and after 6 months of age in Holstein-Friesian bulls: II. Effects on metabolic and reproductive endocrinology and identification of physiological markers of puberty and sexual maturation
Byrne, CJ;Fair, S;English, AM;Urh, C;Sauerwein, H;Crowe, MA;Lonergan, P;Kenny, DA
(2018) Plane of nutrition before and after 6 months of age in Holstein-Friesian bulls: II. Effects on metabolic and reproductive endocrinology and identification of physiological markers of puberty and sexual maturation
In Journal Of Dairy Science; NEW YORK : ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC pp. 3460-3475
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2017-13720

2018

Effect of early calf-hood nutrition on the transcriptomic profile of subcutaneous adipose tissue in Holstein-Friesian bulls
English, AM;Waters, SM;Cormican, P;Byrne, CJ;Fair, S;Kenny, DA
(2018) Effect of early calf-hood nutrition on the transcriptomic profile of subcutaneous adipose tissue in Holstein-Friesian bulls
In Bmc Genomics; LONDON : BIOMED CENTRAL LTD
DOI: 10.1186/s12864-018-4681-2
[ULIR]

2018

Hyperactivated stallion spermatozoa fail to exhibit a rheotaxis-like behaviour, unlike other species
Romero-Aguirregomezcorta, J;Sugrue, E;Martinez-Fresneda, L;Newport, D;Fair, S
(2018) Hyperactivated stallion spermatozoa fail to exhibit a rheotaxis-like behaviour, unlike other species
In Scientific Reports; LONDON : NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-34973-9
[ULIR]

2018

Plane of nutrition before and after 6 months of age in Holstein-Friesian bulls: I. Effects on performance, body composition, age at puberty, and postpubertal semen production
Byrne, CJ;Fair, S;English, AM;Cirot, M;Staub, C;Lonergan, P;Kenny, DA
(2018) Plane of nutrition before and after 6 months of age in Holstein-Friesian bulls: I. Effects on performance, body composition, age at puberty, and postpubertal semen production
In Journal Of Dairy Science; NEW YORK : ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC pp. 3447-3459
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2017-13719

2018

Effect of increasing equilibration time of diluted bull semen up to 72 h prior to freezing on sperm quality parameters and calving rate following artificial insemination
Murphy, EM,Eivers, B,O'Meara, CM,Lonergan, P,Fair, S
(2018) Effect of increasing equilibration time of diluted bull semen up to 72 h prior to freezing on sperm quality parameters and calving rate following artificial insemination
In Theriogenology; pp. 217-222
DOI: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2017.11.034
[ULIR]

2018

Mesenchymal stem cell mechanotransduction is cAMP dependent and regulated by adenylyl cyclase 6 and the primary cilium
Johnson, GP;Stavenschi, E;Eichholz, KF;Corrigan, MA;Fair, S;Hoey, DA
(2018) Mesenchymal stem cell mechanotransduction is cAMP dependent and regulated by adenylyl cyclase 6 and the primary cilium
In Journal Of Cell Science; CAMBRIDGE : COMPANY BIOLOGISTS LTD
DOI: 10.1242/jcs.222737
[ULIR]

2018

Optimizing storage temperature of liquid bovine semen diluted in INRA96
Murphy, EM;O'Meara, C;Eivers, B;Lonergan, P;Fair, S
(2018) Optimizing storage temperature of liquid bovine semen diluted in INRA96
In Journal Of Dairy Science; NEW YORK : ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC pp. 5549-5558
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2017-14205
[ULIR]

2018

Effect of storage temperature, nitrogen gassing and sperm concentration on the in vitro semen quality and in vivo fertility of liquid bull semen stored in INRA96
Murphy, EM,Eivers, B,O'Meara, CM,Lonergan, P,Fair, S
(2018) Effect of storage temperature, nitrogen gassing and sperm concentration on the in vitro semen quality and in vivo fertility of liquid bull semen stored in INRA96
In Theriogenology; pp. 223-228
DOI: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2017.12.012
[ULIR]

2017

Effect of breed, plane of nutrition and age on growth, scrotal development, metabolite concentrations and on systemic gonadotropin and testosterone concentrations following a GnRH challenge in young dairy bulls
Byrne, CJ,Fair, S,English, AM,Urh, C,Sauerwein, H,Crowe, MA,Lonergan, P,Kenny, DA
(2017) Effect of breed, plane of nutrition and age on growth, scrotal development, metabolite concentrations and on systemic gonadotropin and testosterone concentrations following a GnRH challenge in young dairy bulls
In Theriogenology; pp. 58-68
DOI: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2017.04.002
[ULIR]

2017

The effect of dietary supplementation of algae rich in docosahexaenoic acid on boar fertility
Murphy, EM,Stanton, C,O'Brien, C,Murphy, C,Holden, S,Murphy, RP,Varley, P,Boland, MP,Fair, S
(2017) The effect of dietary supplementation of algae rich in docosahexaenoic acid on boar fertility
In Theriogenology; pp. 78-87
DOI: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2016.11.008
[ULIR]

2017

A comparison of semen diluents on the in vitro and in vivo fertility of liquid bull semen
Murphy, EM,Murphy, C,O'Meara, C,Dunne, G,Eivers, B,Lonergan, P,Fair, S
(2017) A comparison of semen diluents on the in vitro and in vivo fertility of liquid bull semen
In Journal Of Dairy Science; pp. 1541-1554
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2016-11646
[ULIR]

2017

A dual targeted beta-defensin and exome sequencing approach to identify, validate and functionally characterise genes associated with bull fertility
Whiston, R,Finlay, EK,McCabe, MS,Cormican, P,Flynn, P,Cromie, A,Hansen, PJ,Lyons, A,Fair, S,Lonergan, P,O' Farrelly, C,Meade, KG
(2017) A dual targeted beta-defensin and exome sequencing approach to identify, validate and functionally characterise genes associated with bull fertility
In Scientific Reports;
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-12498-x
[ULIR]

2017

Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation of young post-pubertal dairy bulls alters the fatty acid composition of seminal plasma and spermatozoa but has no effect on semen volume or sperm quality
Byrne, CJ,Fair, S,English, AM,Holden, SA,Dick, JR,Lonergan, P,Kenny, DA
(2017) Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation of young post-pubertal dairy bulls alters the fatty acid composition of seminal plasma and spermatozoa but has no effect on semen volume or sperm quality
In Theriogenology; pp. 289-300
DOI: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2016.12.014
[ULIR]

2017

In vitro addition of docosahexaenoic acid improves the quality of cooled but not frozen-thawed stallion semen
Silva, DM,Holden, SA,Lyons, A,Souza, JC,Fair, S
(2017) In vitro addition of docosahexaenoic acid improves the quality of cooled but not frozen-thawed stallion semen
In Reproduction Fertility And Development; pp. 2021-2027
DOI: 10.1071/RD16473

2017

Relationship between in vitro sperm functional assessments, seminal plasma composition, and field fertility after AI with either non-sorted or sex-sorted bull semen
Holden, SA,Fernandez-Fuertes, B,Murphy, C,Whelan, H,O'Gorman, A,Brennan, L,Butler, ST,Lonergan, P,Fair, S
(2017) Relationship between in vitro sperm functional assessments, seminal plasma composition, and field fertility after AI with either non-sorted or sex-sorted bull semen
In Theriogenology; pp. 221-228
DOI: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2016.08.024
[ULIR]

2017

Effect of seminal plasma from high- and low-fertility bulls on cauda epididymal sperm function
Holden, SA,Fernandez-Fuertes, B,Murphy, EM,Lonergan, P,Fair, S
(2017) Effect of seminal plasma from high- and low-fertility bulls on cauda epididymal sperm function
In Reproduction Fertility And Development; pp. 2457-2465
DOI: 10.1071/RD17136
[ULIR]

2017

Genetic parameters for lameness, mastitis and dagginess in a multi-breed sheep population
O'Brien, AC,McHugh, N,Wall, E,Pabiou, T,McDermott, K,Randles, S,Fair, S,Berry, DP
(2017) Genetic parameters for lameness, mastitis and dagginess in a multi-breed sheep population
In Animal; pp. 911-919
DOI: 10.1017/S1751731116002445

2017

Comparative genomic identification and validation of beta-defensin genes in the Ovis aries genome
Hall, TJ,McQuillan, C,Finlay, EK,O'Farrelly, C,Fair, S,Meade, KG
(2017) Comparative genomic identification and validation of beta-defensin genes in the Ovis aries genome
In Bmc Genomics;
DOI: 10.1186/s12864-017-3666-x
[ULIR]

2017

Effect of milk replacer and concentrate intake on growth rate, feeding behaviour and systemic metabolite concentrations of pre-weaned bull calves of two dairy breeds
Byrne, CJ,Fair, S,English, AM,Johnston, D,Lonergan, P,Kenny, DA
(2017) Effect of milk replacer and concentrate intake on growth rate, feeding behaviour and systemic metabolite concentrations of pre-weaned bull calves of two dairy breeds
In Animal; pp. 1531-1538
DOI: 10.1017/S1751731117000350
[ULIR]

2017

In vitro characterisation of fresh and frozen sex-sorted bull spermatozoa
Holden, SA,Murphy, C,Moreno, JF,Butler, ST,Cromie, AR,Lonergan, P,Fair, S
(2017) In vitro characterisation of fresh and frozen sex-sorted bull spermatozoa
In Reproduction Fertility And Development; pp. 1415-1425
DOI: 10.1071/RD16086
[ULIR]

2017

Genomic identification, expression profiling, and functional characterization of CatSper channels in the bovine
Johnson, GP,English, AM,Cronin, S,Hoey, DA,Meade, KG,Fair, S
(2017) Genomic identification, expression profiling, and functional characterization of CatSper channels in the bovine
In Biology Of Reproduction; pp. 302-312
DOI: 10.1093/biolre/iox082
[ULIR]

2017

The in vitro addition of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) improves the quality of cooled but not frozen-thawed stallion semen
DM Silva, SA Holden, A Lyons, JC Souza, S Fair
(2017) The in vitro addition of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) improves the quality of cooled but not frozen-thawed stallion semen
In Reproduction Fertility And Development;
[ULIR]

2016

The impact of storage temperature and sperm number on the fertility of liquid-stored bull semen
Murphy, C,Holden, SA,Murphy, EM,Cromie, AR,Lonergan, P,Fair, S
(2016) The impact of storage temperature and sperm number on the fertility of liquid-stored bull semen
In Reproduction Fertility And Development; pp. 1349-1359
DOI: 10.1071/RD14369

2016

Sperm-Coating Beta-Defensin 126 Is a Dissociation-Resistant Dimer Produced by Epididymal Epithelium in the Bovine Reproductive Tract
Narciandi, F,Fernandez-Fuertes, B,Khairulzaman, I,Jahns, H,King, D,Finlay, EK,Mok, KH,Fair, S,Lonergan, P,Farrelly, CO,Meade, KG
(2016) Sperm-Coating Beta-Defensin 126 Is a Dissociation-Resistant Dimer Produced by Epididymal Epithelium in the Bovine Reproductive Tract
In Biology Of Reproduction;
DOI: 10.1095/biolreprod.116.138719

2016

Cauda Epididymis-Specific Beta-Defensin 126 Promotes Sperm Motility but Not Fertilizing Ability in Cattle
Fernandez-Fuertes, B,Narciandi, F,O'Farrelly, C,Kelly, AK,Fair, S,Meade, KG,Lonergan, P
(2016) Cauda Epididymis-Specific Beta-Defensin 126 Promotes Sperm Motility but Not Fertilizing Ability in Cattle
In Biology Of Reproduction;
DOI: 10.1095/biolreprod.116.138792

2016

Comparative genomic identification and expression profiling of a novel -defensin gene cluster in the equine reproductive tract
Johnson, GP,Lloyd, AT,O'Farrelly, C,Meade, KG,Fair, S
(2016) Comparative genomic identification and expression profiling of a novel -defensin gene cluster in the equine reproductive tract
In Reproduction Fertility And Development; pp. 1499-1508
DOI: 10.1071/RD14345
[ULIR]

2015

Altering ewe nutrition in late gestation: II. The impact on fetal development and offspring performance
McGovern F.;Campion F.;Sweeney T.;Fair S.;Lott S.;Boland T.
(2015) Altering ewe nutrition in late gestation: II. The impact on fetal development and offspring performance
In Animal Science Journal; pp. 4873-4882
DOI: 10.2527/jas.2015-9020

2015

Altering ewe nutrition in late gestation: II. The impact on fetal development and offspring performance
McGovern, FM,Campion, FP,Sweeney, T,Fair, S,Lott, S,Boland, TM
(2015) Altering ewe nutrition in late gestation: II. The impact on fetal development and offspring performance
In Journal Of Animal Science; pp. 4873-4882
DOI: 10.2527/jas2015-9020
[ULIR]

2014

Cholesterol-loaded-cyclodextrins improve the post-thaw quality of stallion sperm
Murphy, C,English, AM,Holden, SA,Fair, S
(2014) Cholesterol-loaded-cyclodextrins improve the post-thaw quality of stallion sperm
In Animal Reproduction Science; pp. 123-129
DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2014.01.013

2014

The effect of dietary n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids supplementation of rams on semen quality and subsequent quality of liquid stored semen
Fair, S,Doyle, DN,Diskin, MG,Hennessy, AA,Kenny, DA
(2014) The effect of dietary n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids supplementation of rams on semen quality and subsequent quality of liquid stored semen
In Theriogenology; pp. 210-219
DOI: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2013.09.002
[ULIR]

2013

Reducing sperm concentration is critical to limiting the oxidative stress challenge in liquid bull semen
Murphy, C,Fahey, AG,Shafat, A,Fair, S
(2013) Reducing sperm concentration is critical to limiting the oxidative stress challenge in liquid bull semen
In Journal Of Dairy Science; pp. 4447-4454
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2012-6484

2013

Reducing sperm concentration is critical to limiting the oxidative stress challenge in liquid bull semen
Murphy C.;Fahey A.;Shafat A.;Fair S.
(2013) Reducing sperm concentration is critical to limiting the oxidative stress challenge in liquid bull semen
In Journal Of Dairy Science; pp. 4447-4454
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2012-6242

2013

The effect of the in vitro supplementation of exogenous long-chain fatty acids on bovine sperm cell function
Kiernan, M,Fahey, AG,Fair, S
(2013) The effect of the in vitro supplementation of exogenous long-chain fatty acids on bovine sperm cell function
In Reproduction Fertility And Development; pp. 947-954
DOI: 10.1071/RD12204
[ULIR]

2012

Effect of site of deposition on the fertility of sheep inseminated with frozen-thawed semen
Richardson, L,Hanrahan, JP,Donovan, A,Marti, JI,Fair, S,Evans, ACO,Lonergan, P
(2012) Effect of site of deposition on the fertility of sheep inseminated with frozen-thawed semen
In Animal Reproduction Science; pp. 160-164
DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2012.03.006

2012

Effect of exposing rams to a female stimulus before semen collection on ram libido and semen quality
Fahey, AG,Duffy, P,Fair, S
(2012) Effect of exposing rams to a female stimulus before semen collection on ram libido and semen quality
In Journal Of Animal Science; pp. 3451-3456
DOI: 10.2527/jas2011-4859
[ULIR]

2011

In vitro assessment of sperm from bulls of high and low field fertility
Al Naib, A; Hanrahan, JP; Lonergan, P; Fair, S
(2011) In vitro assessment of sperm from bulls of high and low field fertility
In Theriogenology; pp. 161-167
DOI: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2010.10.038
[ULIR]

2011

Ewe breed differences in fertility after cervical AI with frozen-thawed semen and associated differences in sperm penetration and physicochemical properties of cervical mucus
Richardson, L; Hanrahan, JP; O'Hara, L; Donovan, A; Fair, S; O'Sullivan, M; Carrington, SD; Lonergan, P; Evans, ACO
(2011) Ewe breed differences in fertility after cervical AI with frozen-thawed semen and associated differences in sperm penetration and physicochemical properties of cervical mucus
In Animal Reproduction Science; pp. 37-43
DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2011.10.012

2010

Effect of storage duration, storage temperature, and diluent on the viability and fertility of fresh ram sperm.
O'Hara L, Hanrahan JP, Richardson L, Donovan A, Fair S, Evans AC, Lonergan P
(2010) Effect of storage duration, storage temperature, and diluent on the viability and fertility of fresh ram sperm.
In Theriogenology; pp. 541-549
DOI: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2009.10.009

2008

Relationship between in vitro sperm functional tests and in vivo fertility of rams following cervical artificial insemination of ewes with frozen-thawed semen.
O' Meara CM, Hanrahan JP, Prathalingam NS, Owen JS, Donovan A, Fair S, Ward F, Wade M, Evans AC, Lonergan P
(2008) Relationship between in vitro sperm functional tests and in vivo fertility of rams following cervical artificial insemination of ewes with frozen-thawed semen.
In Theriogenology; pp. 513-522
DOI: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2007.12.003

2007

Resuspending ram spermatozoa in seminal plasma after cryopreservation does not improve pregnancy rate in cervically inseminated ewes.
O'Meara CM, Donovan A, Hanrahan JP, Duffy P, Fair S, Evans AC, Lonergan P
(2007) Resuspending ram spermatozoa in seminal plasma after cryopreservation does not improve pregnancy rate in cervically inseminated ewes.
In Theriogenology; pp. 1262-1268
DOI: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2007.01.012

2007

Development and quality of sheep embryos cultured in commercial G1.3/G2.3 sequential media.
Garcia-Garcia RM, Ward F, Fair S, O'Meara CM, Wade M, Duffy P, Lonergan P
(2007) Development and quality of sheep embryos cultured in commercial G1.3/G2.3 sequential media.
In Animal Reproduction Science; pp. 233-240
DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2006.03.007

2007

Hormonal relationships during the periovulatory period among ewe breeds known to differ in fertility after cervical artificial insemination with frozen thawed semen.
Fair S, Hanrahan JP, Donovan A, Duffy P, O'Meara CM, Lonergan P, Evans AC
(2007) Hormonal relationships during the periovulatory period among ewe breeds known to differ in fertility after cervical artificial insemination with frozen thawed semen.
In Animal Reproduction Science; pp. 284-294
DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2006.02.006

2006

The difference in embryo quality between Belclare and Suffolk ewes is not due to differences in oocyte quality.
Fair S, Hanrahan JP, Ward F, O'Meara CM, Duffy P, Donovan A, Lonergan P, Evans AC
(2006) The difference in embryo quality between Belclare and Suffolk ewes is not due to differences in oocyte quality.
In Theriogenology; pp. 191-197
DOI: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2005.11.001

2005

Differences between Belclare and Suffolk ewes in fertilization rate, embryo quality and accessory sperm number after cervical or laparoscopic artificial insemination.
Fair S, Hanrahan JP, O'Meara CM, Duffy P, Rizos D, Wade M, Donovan A, Boland MP, Lonergan P, Evans AC
(2005) Differences between Belclare and Suffolk ewes in fertilization rate, embryo quality and accessory sperm number after cervical or laparoscopic artificial insemination.
In Theriogenology; pp. 1995-2005
DOI: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2004.09.005

2005

Relationship between in vitro fertilisation of ewe oocytes and the fertility of ewes following cervical artificial insemination with frozen-thawed ram semen.
O'Meara CM, Hanrahan JP, Donovan A, Fair S, Rizos D, Wade M, Boland MP, Evans AC, Lonergan P
(2005) Relationship between in vitro fertilisation of ewe oocytes and the fertility of ewes following cervical artificial insemination with frozen-thawed ram semen.
In Theriogenology; pp. 1797-1808
DOI: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2005.04.009

Conference Publications

2018

ANIMAL
Fair, S;Lonergan, P
(2018) ANIMAL
In Animal; CAMBRIDGE : CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS pp. 53-62
DOI: 10.1017/S1751731118000964

2016

18th International Congress on Animal Reproduction
AM English, C Byrne, S Waters, S Fair, DA Kenny
(2016) 18th International Congress on Animal Reproduction

2016

67th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science
C Byrne, AM English, S Fair, P Lonergan, DA Kenny
(2016) 67th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science

2016

World Buiatrics Congress.
A Lyons, E Finlay, P Lonergan, KG Meade, S Fair
(2016) World Buiatrics Congress.

2016

British Society for Animal Science
C Byrne, AM English, S Fair, P Lonergan, DA Kenny
(2016) British Society for Animal Science

2016

10th Biennial Meeting of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology (AAAA)
Martinez-Fresneda, L,Costelloe, J,O'Hara, A,Lynch, A,Monsonis-Centelles, S,Newport, D,Fair, S
(2016) 10th Biennial Meeting of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology (AAAA)
pp. 109-110
DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2016.03.040

2016

18th International Congress on Animal Reproduction
SA Holden, P Lonergan, S Fair
(2016) 18th International Congress on Animal Reproduction

2016

18th International Congress on Animal Reproduction
GP Johnson, A Lyons, S Cronin, S Fair
(2016) 18th International Congress on Animal Reproduction

2016

British Society for Animal Science
AM English, C Byrne, J Cassidy, DA Kenny, S Fair
(2016) British Society for Animal Science

2016

10th Biennial Meeting of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology (AAAA)
Byrne, C,English, AM,Fair, S,Lonergan, P,Kenny, DA
(2016) 10th Biennial Meeting of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology (AAAA)
pp. 118-119
DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2016.03.058

2016

10th Biennial Meeting of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology (AAAA)
Fair, S,Lonergan, P,Butler, ST,Murphy, C
(2016) 10th Biennial Meeting of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology (AAAA)
pp. 133-133
DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2016.03.088

2016

18th International Congress on Animal Reproduction
E Murphy, C Murphy, A Cromie, P Lonergan, B Eivers, S Fair
(2016) 18th International Congress on Animal Reproduction

2016

British Society for Animal Science
C Byrne, AM English, S Fair, P Lonergan, DA Kenny
(2016) British Society for Animal Science

2016

10th Biennial Meeting of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology (AAAA),
Murphy, EM,Stanton, C,O'Brien, C,Murphy, C,Holden, S,Murphy, RP,Varley, P,Boland, MP,Fair, S
(2016) 10th Biennial Meeting of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology (AAAA),
pp. 110-110
DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2016.03.041

2016

10th Biennial Meeting of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology (AAAA)
English, AM,Byrne, C,Waters, S,Fair, S,Kenny, D
(2016) 10th Biennial Meeting of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology (AAAA)
pp. 123-123
DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2016.03.067

2016

18th International Congress on Animal Reproduction
C Byrne, AM English, S Fair, P Lonergan, DA Kenny
(2016) 18th International Congress on Animal Reproduction

2016

World Buiatrics Congress
AC O' Brien, N McHugh, E Wall, K McDermott, S Randles, S Fair, DP Berry
(2016) World Buiatrics Congress

2016

10th Biennial Meeting of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology (AAAA)
Johnson, GP,English, AM,Hoey, DA,Meade, KG,Fair, S
(2016) 10th Biennial Meeting of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology (AAAA)
pp. 124-124
DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2016.03.070

2016

Bioengineering in Ireland.
J Costelloe, L Martinez-Fresneda, A Lynch, S Monsonis-Centelles, S Fair, D Newport
(2016) Bioengineering in Ireland.

2016

18th International Congress on Animal Reproduction
B Fernandez-Fuertes, S Fair, KG Meade, P Lonergan
(2016) 18th International Congress on Animal Reproduction

2016

World Buiatrics Congress
T Hall, C McQuillan, E Finlay, S Fair, C O'Farrelly, KG Meade
(2016) World Buiatrics Congress

2016

10th Biennual Meeting of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology (AAAA)
Holden, SA,Lonergan, P,Fair, S
(2016) 10th Biennual Meeting of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology (AAAA)
pp. 122-122
DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2016.03.065

2016

42nd International Embryo Transfer Society Conference
B Fernandez-Fuertes, F Narciandi, KG Meade, C O'Farrelly, S Fair, P Lonergan
(2016) 42nd International Embryo Transfer Society Conference

Conference Contributions

2009

Biology of Reproduction
L Richardson, JP Hanrahan, A Donovan, S Fair, L O'Hara, M O'Sullivan, P Lonergan, ACO Evans
(2009) Biology of Reproduction
In Biology of Reproduction ;

Reviewss

2019

Implications of boar sperm kinematics and rheotaxis for fertility after preservation
Fair S.;Romero-Aguirregomezcorta J.
(2019) Implications of boar sperm kinematics and rheotaxis for fertility after preservation
In Theriogenology;
DOI: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2019.05.032

2019

The biological mechanisms regulating sperm selection by the ovine cervix
Fair S.;Meade K.;Reynaud K.;Druart X.;De Graaf S.
(2019) The biological mechanisms regulating sperm selection by the ovine cervix
In Reproduction; pp. R1-R13
DOI: 10.1530/REP-18-0595

2018

Review: Understanding the causes of variation in reproductive wastage among bulls
Fair S.;Lonergan P.
(2018) Review: Understanding the causes of variation in reproductive wastage among bulls
In Animal; pp. s53-s62
DOI: 10.1017/S1751731118000964

Editorials

2018

International Bull Fertility Conference - Theory to Practice, Westport, Ireland, 2018
Diskin, MG;Lonergan, P;Kenny, DA;Fair, S
(2018) International Bull Fertility Conference - Theory to Practice, Westport, Ireland, 2018
In Animal; CAMBRIDGE : CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS pp. 1-3
DOI: 10.1017/S1751731118001155

Meeting Abstracts

2017

Effect of early calf-hood nutrition on the hypothalamic-pituitary axis in Holstein-Friesian bulls.
English, AM,Fair, S,Byrne, CJ,Waters, SM,Kenny, DA
(2017) Effect of early calf-hood nutrition on the hypothalamic-pituitary axis in Holstein-Friesian bulls.
In Journal Of Animal Science; pp. 220-221
DOI: 10.2527/asasann.2017.449

2017

Metabolome profiling and its relationship to sperm quality
Fair, S
(2017) Metabolome profiling and its relationship to sperm quality
In Reproduction In Domestic Animals; pp. 49-49

2017

Effects of increasing equilibration time of diluted bovine semen up to 72 h before freezing on in vitro and in vivo fertility
Murphy, E,Eivers, B,Lonergan, P,Fair, S
(2017) Effects of increasing equilibration time of diluted bovine semen up to 72 h before freezing on in vitro and in vivo fertility
In Reproduction In Domestic Animals; pp. 55-55