President of IAPB. Congress Chair of IAPB 14th Quadrennial Symposium. College Lecturer
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University College Cork, Butler Building
Distillery Field,
North Mall
Cork

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Current President of the International Association for Plant Biotechnology http://iapbhome.com/

Congress Chairperson of the 14th Quadrennial Symposium of the International Association for Plant Biotechnology http://iapb2018.com/

Primary degree in Genetics from the University of London and  PhD in Plant Genetics  from UCC.Employed in UCC since 1998 firstly as a post-doc researcher on an EU funded project (FAIR PL97-3889) `Health Certification of Rosaceous species based on disease-indexing of in vitro plants: validation of diagnostics and diagnostic strategies¿ (1998-2001) , then as a college lecturer and part-time post-doc  from 1998-2001. Presently employed as a college lecturer and Principal Investigator in the School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences, based in the Distillery Fields, North Mall campus.  Appointed as an expert in the Tempus programme to organize staff training in Genetic Engineering and Molecular markers - a course held within the framework of the Tempus JEP-12037097 project, Department of Genetics, Silesian University, Katowice, Poland, and also for the preparation of a manual for genetics for BSc and MSc degree courses, May 14-28th 1999. 

I currently teach on fifteen undergraduate modules (four of which I coordinate) and one postgraduate module (which I coordinate).  

My current research interests include (a) the development of alternative methods of plant modification and  transformation (including CRISPR), (b) the promotion of  sustainable development of potato-based systems in the inter-Andean valleys and Altiplano areas (see http://valoram.ucc.ie/) funded under the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 (Grant No: 227522, 01/02/2009-31/01/2014) (c) biofortification using soil microbes and  (c) the Irish Birch and Alder improvement programme (see http://www.coford.ie/iopen24/birchalder-t-541.html) funded by DAFF.  

 
Distinction in occupational first aid with CPR (FETAC level 5) 

 

 

 

Research Interests

                         

My research interests include:

(a) the development of alternative methods of plant modification and transformation (including CRISPR) - on-going

(b) Mutation breeding for disease resistance (research project funded by Enterprise Ireland IP/2005/247E)  The selection of Black Sigatoka (Mycosphaerella fijiensis) resistant banana (Musa acuminata) mutants in vitro in preparation for field trialling (2007-2008)

(c) the

promotion of  sustainable development of potato-based systems in the inter-Andean valleys and Altiplano areas (see http://valoram.ucc.ie/) funded under the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 (Grant No: 227522, 01/02/2009-31/01/2014)



(d) the Irish Birch and Alder improvement programme (see http://www.coford.ie/iopen24/birchalder-t-541.html) funded by DAFF (2009-2011)  

(e) biofortification of crops using soil microbes

(d) the role of endophytes in plant health

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
COFORD - Scattered Broadleaves Birch & AlderCOFORD01-JAN-0931-AUG-11€261,260.00
Business Interupption Grant01-MAR-1001-MAR-11
Ind Selection of Black Sigatoka Resistant Banana Mutants in Vitro in Preparation for Field TrialingIndustry/EI Projects01-MAR-0830-SEP-08€20,629.00
EI 'Selection of Black Sigatoka Resistant Banana Mutants in Vitro in Preparation for Field Trialing'Enterprise Irl01-MAR-0830-SEP-08€24,372.00
EU Valorizing Adrean Microbial Diversity through Substainable Intensification of Potato-based Farming systemsEuropean Union01-FEB-0931-JAN-14€457,553.00
Travel SupportEnterprise Irl28-OCT-1025-JAN-11€2,024.00
Transformation and regeneration of RumexForeign Research Institute01-SEP-0431-DEC-04€7,254.00
examination of electrofusion parameters in somatic hybridisation using tobacco protoplasts as a model systemEnterprise Irl29-NOV-1231-MAR-14€6,500.00
Q-PCROther: Not Listed05-SEP-14€27,000.00
Genetic modification of plants and influence of volatilomic components on gene transferOther: Not Listed01-JAN-1501-JAN-19€100,000.00

Contract Researchers

 Researcher NameProjectRoleFunding Body
Ellen O'Connor*Senior Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr.Boguisa JanczuraongoingSenior Postdoctoral Researcher
Eileen O'Herlihy*Senior Postdoctoral Researcher

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2009)'Contamination Detection and Elimination in Plant Cell Culture'
Cassells, A. C. and Doyle Prestwich, B; (2009) 'Contamination Detection and Elimination in Plant Cell Culture' In: Encyclopedia of Industrial Biotechnology: Bioprocess, Bioseparation, and Cell Technology. Wiley online: Wiley. [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'Pathogen and Biological Contamination Management: The Road Ahead'
Cassells, A.C. and Doyle, B.M.; (2006) 'Pathogen and Biological Contamination Management: The Road Ahead' In: New Jersey. [Details]
(2005)'Indexing for plant pathogens'
Cassells A.C. and Doyle B.M. ; (2005) 'Indexing for plant pathogens' In: Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises (Third Edition). '': Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Excercises. [Details]
(2005)'Pathogen and Biological Contamination Management'
Cassells, A.C & Doyle, B.M.; (2005) 'Pathogen and Biological Contamination Management' In: Plant Cell Culture Protocols (2nd Edition). [Details]
(2005)'Indexing for plant pathogens'
Cassells, A.C. and Doyle, B.M.; (2005) 'Indexing for plant pathogens' In: Plant Development and Biotechnology (Trigiano,R.N. and Grey,D.J. eds.). [Details]
(2004)'Pathogen and Biological Contamination Management: the Road Ahead'
Cassells, A. C. and Doyle, B. M. ; (2004) 'Pathogen and Biological Contamination Management: the Road Ahead' In: Methods in Molecular Biology-Plant Cell Culture Protocols 2nd Ed. , Totowa: Humana Press. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(1999)ISHS Working Group `Quality Management in Micropropagation¿ Methods and Markers for Quality Assurance in Micropropagation
Doyle, B.M., Curry, R.F. and Cassells, A.C (Ed.). (1999) ISHS Working Group `Quality Management in Micropropagation¿ Methods and Markers for Quality Assurance in Micropropagation ISHS Working Group `Quality Management in Micropropagation¿ Methods and Markers for Quality Assurance in Micropropagation. Cork Ireland: Department of Plant Science, University College Cork, Cork Ireland. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2015)'The induction of Ethylene response factor 3 (ERF3) in potato as a result of co-inoculation with Pseudomonas sp. R41805 and Rhizophagus irregularis MUCL 41833 – a possible role in plant defence'
Siva L.S. Velivellia, Paul Lojanb, Sylvie Cranenbrouckc, Hervé Dupré de Boulois, Juan Pablo Suarez, Stéphane Declerck, Javier Franco, Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2015) 'The induction of Ethylene response factor 3 (ERF3) in potato as a result of co-inoculation with Pseudomonas sp. R41805 and Rhizophagus irregularis MUCL 41833 – a possible role in plant defence'. Plant signaling & behavior, [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'The role of microbial inoculants in integrated crop management systems'
Siva L S Velivelli, Angela Sessitsch, Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2015) 'The role of microbial inoculants in integrated crop management systems'. Potato Research, [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Identification of mVOCs from Andean rhizobacteria and field evaluation of bacterial and mycorrhizal inoculants on growth of potato in its center of origin'
Siva L. S. Velivelli, Peter Kromann, Paul Lojan, Mercy Rojas, Javier Franco, Juan Pablo Suarez, Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2015) 'Identification of mVOCs from Andean rhizobacteria and field evaluation of bacterial and mycorrhizal inoculants on growth of potato in its center of origin'. Microbial Ecology, 69 :652-667 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Biological control agents: from field to market, problems, and challenges'
Siva L.S. Velivelli, Paul De Vos, Peter Kromann, Stephane Declerck, Barbara D. Prestwich (2014) 'Biological control agents: from field to market, problems, and challenges'. Trends In Biotechnology, 32 (10):493-496 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Bioprospecting in potato fields in the Central Andean Highlands:'
Jonas Ghyselinck, Siva L.S. Velivelli , Kim Heylen, Eileen O’Herlihy, Javier Franco, Mercy Rojas, Paul De Vos, Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2013) 'Bioprospecting in potato fields in the Central Andean Highlands:'. Systematic and Applied Microbiology, 36 :116-127 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Efficacy of Rhizobacteria on Plant Growth Promotion and Disease Suppression In Vitro'
Velivelli, S., O Herlihy, E.O., Janczura, B., Doyle Prestwich, B., Ghyselinck, J and De Vos, P. ; (2012) 'Efficacy of Rhizobacteria on Plant Growth Promotion and Disease Suppression In Vitro'. Acta Horticultura, 961 :525-532 [Details]
(2011)'An in vitro study to examine the potential of mutation breeding to create resistance to bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) in tomato'
O Herlihy, E., Doyle Prestwich, B. and Wall G. ; (2011) 'An in vitro study to examine the potential of mutation breeding to create resistance to bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) in tomato'. Acta Horticultura, [Details]
(2011)'A Preliminary Investigation into How Plant-Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPRs) Can Influence the Frequency of Gene Transfer in Agrobacterium and Transbacter-Mediated Transformation Systems'
Doyle Prestwich, B and O Herlihy E. (2011) 'A Preliminary Investigation into How Plant-Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPRs) Can Influence the Frequency of Gene Transfer in Agrobacterium and Transbacter-Mediated Transformation Systems'. Acta Horticultura, Globe icon [Details]
(2006)'Potato in the age of biotechnology'
Mullins E, Milbourne E, Petti C, Doyle Prestwich B and Meade C ; (2006) 'Potato in the age of biotechnology'. Trends in Plant Science, 11 :254-260 [Details]
(2003)'Genetic enginerring and mutation breeding for tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses: science, technology and safety'
Cassells, A. C. and Doyle, B. M.; (2003) 'Genetic enginerring and mutation breeding for tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses: science, technology and safety'. Bulgarian Journal of Plant Physiology, * (special issue):38-52 [Details]
(2003)'The effects of stress on the quality of Pelargonium propagules during shipment as measured using chlorophyll fluorescence'
Doyle, B.M., Roycroft J.F. and Cassells, A.C., ; (2003) 'The effects of stress on the quality of Pelargonium propagules during shipment as measured using chlorophyll fluorescence'. Bulgarian Journal of Plant Physiology, :273-280 [Details]
(2000)'Adventitious regeneration in root culture of a selection of Pelargonium x hortorum cultivars: An assessment of caulogenic potential and genetic stability'
Doyle, B.M., Lawton, D.K. and Cassells, A.C. ; (2000) 'Adventitious regeneration in root culture of a selection of Pelargonium x hortorum cultivars: An assessment of caulogenic potential and genetic stability'. Acta Horticultura, 530 :225-230 [Details]
(2000)'Methods and Markers for Quality Assurance in Micropropagation'
Cassells, A.C., Doyle, B.M. and Curry, R.F; (2000) 'Methods and Markers for Quality Assurance in Micropropagation'. Acta Horticulture, [Details]
(1997)'Evaluation of Image Analysis, Flow Cytometry and RAPD Analysis for the Assessment of Somaclonal Variation and Induced Mutation in Tissue Culture-Derived Pelargonium Plants'
Cassells, A.C., Croke, J.T. and Doyle, B.M.; (1997) 'Evaluation of Image Analysis, Flow Cytometry and RAPD Analysis for the Assessment of Somaclonal Variation and Induced Mutation in Tissue Culture-Derived Pelargonium Plants'. Journal of Applied Botany, 71 (3/4):125-130 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(1999)'Adventitious regeneration in root cultures of Pelargonium x hortorum: a potential system for transformation and cloning'
Doyle, B.M., Lawton, D. and Cassells, A.C., ; (1999) 'Adventitious regeneration in root cultures of Pelargonium x hortorum: a potential system for transformation and cloning' ISHS Working Group, . [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2006)Potato in the age of biotechnology.
Mullins, E,Milbourne, D,Petti, C,Doyle-Prestwich, BM,Meade, C (2006) Potato in the age of biotechnology. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2015)Irish Plant Scientists Association meeting
Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2015) IAPB reaons to get involved Irish Plant Scientists Association meeting [Details]
(2015)Irish Plant Scientists Association Meeting
Darren Heenan-Daly and Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2015) An overview of the potential of the bacterial volatilome in plant growth promotion Irish Plant Scientists Association Meeting Maynooth University, Co.Kildare, Ireland, [Details]
(2015)20TH NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
Loján P, Demortier M., Velivelli S., Pfeiffer S., Vivan co O., Suarez JP., Doyle Prestwich B., (2015) Combination of Rhizobacteria and Rhizophagus irregularis into 20TH NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM Belgium, [DOI] [Details]
(2015)10th International PGPR Workshop
Darren Heenan Daly and Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2015) An Overview of the power of bacterial volatilomes 10th International PGPR Workshop [Details]
(2014)FESPB/EPSO Congress, Dublin, Ireland
Siva Velivelli and Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2014) VALORAM: A case study for the selection of putative biocontrol agents which can be used as part of an integrated disease management system FESPB/EPSO Congress, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
(2014)International Association for Plant Biotechnology Congress
Barbara Doyle Prestwich Siva L S Velivelli, Angela Sessitsch, Peter Kromann, Paul Lojan, Mercy Rojas, Javier Franco, Paul De Vos, Stéphane Declerck, Juan Pablo Suarez (2014) Bacterial-based biological control agents –selection criteria, economics and social benefits International Association for Plant Biotechnology Congress [Details]
(2014)EAPR 19th Triennial Conference
Barbara Doyle Prestwich, Siva L. S. Velivelli, Peter Kromann, Paul Lojan, Mercy Rojas, Javier Franco, Juan Pablo Suarez (2014) Can an understanding of signature volatile compounds emitted by Rhizobacteria be used for control of disease in potato? EAPR 19th Triennial Conference [Details]
(2013)5th EPSO Conference, Porto Heli, Greece
Siva L.S. Velivelli and Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2013) How the characterisation of Andean microbial diversity can be used in the development of a low-input sustainable agriculture system in the central Andean Highlands 5th EPSO Conference, Porto Heli, Greece [Details]
(2013)European Plant Sciences Organisation, Greece
Barbara Doyle Prestwich, Graham Manson, John Brouwer and Maureen Ihua (2013) An examination of electrofusion parameters in somatic hybridisation using tobacco protoplasts as a model system European Plant Sciences Organisation, Greece [Details]
(2012)The Environmental Science Association of Ireland 2012 UCD, Dublin
Siva Linga Sasanka Velivelli, Eileen O’ Herilihy, Bogumila Janczura and Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2012) Microbial biodiversity in the rhizosphere: Agriculture and Environment The Environmental Science Association of Ireland 2012 UCD, Dublin University College Dublin, Dublin, 7th March- 9th March, 2012, [Details]
(2012)ISME conference, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ghyselinck, J., Velivelli, S., Heylen, K., O’ Herlihy E., De Vos P., and Doyle Prestwich, B (2012) Investigating the Plant Growth-Promotion Potential of Bacteria Isolated from the Andean Potato Rhizosphere, a virgin Territory ISME conference, Copenhagen, Denmark [Details]
(2012)Plant Biology Congress Freiburg
Siva L S Velivelli, Eileen O’ Herlihy and Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2012) Towards the development of a low input sustainable agricultural system through the exploitation of rhizobacterial volatile organic compounds (VOCs) Plant Biology Congress Freiburg [Details]
(2012)The Power of the Small, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jonas Ghyselinck, Eileen O’ Herlihy, Barbara Doyle Prestwich, Siva L.S. Velivelli., Koenraad Van Hoorde, Bart Hoste, Kim Heylen, and Paul De Vos (2012) Bacterial diversity and plant growth-promotion potential in Andean potato rhizosphere soils The Power of the Small, Copenhagen, Denmark [Details]
(2012)Irish Plant Scientists Association Meeting, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
Siva L.S. Velivelli, Eileen O Herlihy and Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2012) Fingerprinting the volatolome: a useful strategy for the isolation of novel PGPRs which may be relevant to a low-input sustainable agricultural system in Ireland Irish Plant Scientists Association Meeting, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin [Details]
(2011)7th International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding, Biotechnological Advances in In Vitro Horticultural Breeding
Siva Linga Sasanka Velivelli, Eileen O Herlihy, Bogumila Janczura, Barbara Doyle Prestwich, Jonas Ghyselinck and Paul De Vos (2011) Efficacy of Rhizobacteria on Plant Growth Promotion and Disease Suppression 7th International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding, Biotechnological Advances in In Vitro Horticultural Breeding Ghent, Belgium, , 18-SEP-11 - 22-SEP-11 [Details]
(2011)Ecology of Soil Microorganisms: Microbes as Important Drivers of Soil Processes. Prague, Czech Republic
Ghyselinck J, O Herlihy E, Heylen K, Velivelli, S, De Vos, P and Doyle Prestwich B. (2011) Screening for Antagonistic and Plant Growth Promoting Properties in Bacteria Isolated from the Central Andean Highlands Ecology of Soil Microorganisms: Microbes as Important Drivers of Soil Processes. Prague, Czech Republic , 27-APR-11 - 01-MAY-11 [Details]
(2011)International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding, ‘Biotechnological advances in In Vitro Horticultural Breeding’, Ghent, Belgium
Siva L S Velivelli, Eileen O’ Herlihy, Bogumila Janczura, Barbara Doyle Prestwich, Jonas Ghyselinck and Paul De Vos (2011) Efficacy of Rhizobacteria on Plant Growth Promotion and Disease Suppression In Vitro International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding, ‘Biotechnological advances in In Vitro Horticultural Breeding’, Ghent, Belgium [Details]
(2011)Environmental Research Institute (ERI) Research Open Day, University College Cork
Charles Kidney, Eileen O’ Herlihy, Siva L.S. Velivelli, Bogumila Janczura, Barbara Doyle Prestwich and Deepika Indeti (2011) Can bacteria isolated from a marine environment increase salt tolerance in potato? Environmental Research Institute (ERI) Research Open Day, University College Cork [Details]
(2011)Irish Plant Scientists Annual Meeting, Belfast
Eileen O Herlihy, Siva Linga Sasanka Velivelli, Bogumila Janczura and Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2011) Bacterial Emissions Can Lead to Healthier Plants Irish Plant Scientists Annual Meeting, Belfast Queens University, Belfast, , 07-JUN-11 - 09-JUN-11 [Details]
(2011)7th International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding, Biotechnological Advances in In Vitro Horticultural Breeding
Barbara Doyle Prestwich and Eileen O Herlihy (2011) A Preliminary Investigation into how Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPRs) can Influence the Frequency of Gene Transfer in Agrobacterium and Transbacter mediated Transformation Systems 7th International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding, Biotechnological Advances in In Vitro Horticultural Breeding , 18-SEP-11 - 22-SEP-11 [Details]
(2010)8th International Horticultural Congress. Lisbon, Portugal
O Herlihy E, Doyle Prestwich B and Wall G. (2010) An In Vitro Study to Examine the Potential of Mutation Breeding to Create Resistance to Bacterial Wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) in Tomato 8th International Horticultural Congress. Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon, Portugal, , 22-AUG-10 - 27-AUG-10 [Details]
(2010)Irish Plant Scientists Annual Meeting (IPSAM) UCD, Dublin
Siva Linga Sasank Velivelli, Eileen O'Herlihy and Barbara Doyle Prestwich ; (2010) Screening rhizobacteria for pathogen antagonism and plant growth promotion properties in potato (Solanum tuberosum) Irish Plant Scientists Annual Meeting (IPSAM) UCD, Dublin [Details]
(2010)European Plant Sciences Organisation 5th Conference 'Plants for Life' Finland
Eileen O Herlihy, Siva Linga Sasank Velivelli and Barbara Doyle Prestwich; (2010) Selection criteria for rhizobacteria for plant health improvement European Plant Sciences Organisation 5th Conference 'Plants for Life' Finland [Details]
(2008)IPSAM
Barbara Doyle Prestwich, Eileen O'Herlihy and Sharon Fitzgerald ; (2008) An examination of four different extraction methods for the isolation of high quality DNA from pineapple (Ananas comosus) tissue for DNA fingerprinting IPSAM [Details]
(2008)Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) conference (Cork, Ireland)
Eileen O Herlihy, Barbara Doyle Prestwich and Susan Rafferty McArdle ; (2008) THE EFFECTS OF MEDIUM COMPONENTS ON THE LOAD OF ENDOGENOUS BACTERIA AND ON PLANT GROWTH IN IN VITRO BANANA (Musa acuminata) Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) conference (Cork, Ireland) [Details]
(2008)Biotechfruit 2008. First International Symposium on Biotechnology of Fruit Species
Doyle Prestwich B, O Herlihy E, and Rafferty McArdle. (2008) Methods to Reduce the Level of Latent Bacterial Contamination in Banana Micropropagation Biotechfruit 2008. First International Symposium on Biotechnology of Fruit Species Dresden, Germany, , 01-SEP-08 - 05-SEP-08 [Details]
(2008)Biotechfruit2008, International Symposium on Biotechnology of Fruit Species
Eileen O Herlihy, Barbara Doyle Prestwich and Fiona Lahive (2008) The Effects of Colchicine and Oryzalin Treatments on Growth, Multiplication Rate and Ploidy Level in Musa Acuminata cv Williams Biotechfruit2008, International Symposium on Biotechnology of Fruit Species Dresden, Germany, , 01-SEP-08 - 05-SEP-08 [Details]
(2008)The 4th EPSO Conference 'Plants for Life', Toulon, France
Eileen O'Herlihy and Barbara Doyle Prestwich ; (2008) The effect of culture media (in vitro) on the acclimatization of micropropagated pineapple (Ananas comosus) The 4th EPSO Conference 'Plants for Life', Toulon, France [Details]
(2008)4th EPSO Conference 'Plants for Life'
Barbara Doyle Prestwich, Eileen O'Herlihy, Patrick Cotter, Ellen Fenlon and Odiri Dede Ubogu; (2008) A preliminary investigation into the efficacy of TransBacter strains for transforming food and ornamental crops 4th EPSO Conference 'Plants for Life' [Details]
(2003)*
Cassells, A.C. and Doyle, B.M.; (2003) Genetic Engineering and Mutation Breeding for Tolerance to Abiotic and Biotic Stresses: Science, Technology and Safety . In: Bulg,J. Plant Physiol. Special Issue eds. * *, , 31-JAN-03 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.38-52 [Details]
(2003)*
Doyle, B.M.; Roycroft, J.F. and Cassells, A.C.; (2003) The effect of stress on the quality of Pelargonium cuttings during shipment as measured using chlorophyll fluorescence . In: Bulg, J. Plant Physiol. Special Issue eds. * *, , 31-JAN-03 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.263-273 [Details]
(2001)Proceedings of EU COST 843 Working group 3
Roycroft, J.F. Doyle, B.M., and Cassells, A.C., ; (2001) The use of chlorophyll fluorescence to monitor the quality of Pelargonium propagules Proceedings of EU COST 843 Working group 3 Carcavelos, Portugal, , 19-APR-01 - 21-APR-01 [Details]
(1996)Proc. EU COST 822 Working group. Meeting
Cassells, A.C. ., Periappuram, C., Barrett, C.J., Doyle, B.M., Croke, J.T., and Kowalski, B.; (1996) The application of Computerised Image Analysis to the detection of cryptic variation in plant populations Proc. EU COST 822 Working group. Meeting Turku, Finland, , 01-MAY-96 - 05-MAY-96 [Details]

Other

YearPublication
(1997)Evaluation of image analysis, flow cytometry, and RAPD analysis for the assessment of somaclonal variation and induced mutation in tissue culture-derived Pelargonium plants.
Cassells, AC,Croke, JT,Doyle, BM (1997) Evaluation of image analysis, flow cytometry, and RAPD analysis for the assessment of somaclonal variation and induced mutation in tissue culture-derived Pelargonium plants. Other [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
International Association for Plant Biotechnology Irish national correspondent02-MAR-14 /
COST Action 822 and 843 Presentation of conference papers at international meetings30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
COST Action 843 - Editorial committee Preparation of questionnaire for the tissue culture laboratory directory30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
COST Action 843 Member of the management committee30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
American Phytopathological Society Member20-OCT-14 /
European Plant Science Organisation Member20-OCT-14 / 27-OCT-14
ISHS Member20-OCT-14 /
Ambassador for Failte Ireland Ambassador30-SEP-14 /
International Association of Plant Biotechnology President01-JAN-15 / 19-AUG-18

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2002Travel scholarship
1997PTP short term training fellowship by the European Union
2005Travel and Training Scholarship
2008EU FP7 travel support fund to attend FP7-funded project planning meeting Enterprise Ireland
2010EU-FP7 travel support fund to attend FP7 project planning meeting Enterprise Ireland

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2014)FESPB/EPSO Congress, Dublin, Ireland,,
Siva L.S. Velivelli and Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2014) A case study for the selection of putative biocontrol agents which can be used as part of an integrated disease management system. [Poster Presentation], FESPB/EPSO Congress, Dublin, Ireland,, Dublin Ireland , 22-JUN-14 - 26-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)EAPR 19th Triennial Conference, Brussels, Belgium,,
Barbara Doyle Prestwich, Siva L. S. Velivelli, Peter Kromann, Paul Lojan, Mercy Rojas, Javier Franco, Juan Pablo Suarez (2014) Can an understanding of signature volatile compounds emitted by Rhizobacteria be used for control of disease in potato?. [Oral Presentation], EAPR 19th Triennial Conference, Brussels, Belgium,, Brussels, Belgium , 06-JUL-14 - 11-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014)The International Association of Plant Biotechnology,
Barbara Doyle Prestwich, Siva L S Velivelli, Angela Sessitch, Peter Kromann, Paul Lojan, Mercy Rojas, Javier Franco , Paul De Vos, Stéphane Declerck, Juan Pablo Suarez (2014) Bacterial-based biological control agents –selection criteria, economics and social benefits. [Oral Presentation], The International Association of Plant Biotechnology, Melbourne, Australia , 10-AUG-14 - 15-AUG-14. [Details]
(2013)EPSO, Greece,
Barbara Doyle Prestwich, Graham Manson, John Brouwer and Maureen Ihua (2013) An examination of electrofusion parameters in somatic hybridisation using tobacco protoplasts as a model system. [Poster Presentation], EPSO, Greece, Greece . [Details]
(2013)5th EPSO Conference, Porto Heli, Greece,
Siva L.S.Velivelli and Barbara Doyle Preswich (2013) How the characterisation of Andean Microbial diversity can be used in the development of a low-input sustainable agriculture system in the central Andean Highlands. [Poster Presentation], 5th EPSO Conference, Porto Heli, Greece, Porto Heli, Greece . [Details]
(2012)The Power of the Small, Copenhagen, Denmark,
Jonas Ghyselinck, Eileen O’ Herlihy, Barbara Doyle Prestwich, Siva L.S. Velivelli., Koenraad Van Hoorde, Bart Hoste, Kim Heylen, and Paul De Vos (2012) Bacterial diversity and plant growth-promotion potential in Andean potato rhizosphere soils. [Poster Presentation], The Power of the Small, Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark . [Details]
(2012)The Environmental Science Association of Ireland 2012 UCD, Dublin,
Siva L.S. Velivelli, Eileen O’ Herlihy, Bogumila Janczura and Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2012) Microbial biodiversity in the rhizosphere: Agriculture and Environment. [Poster Presentation], The Environmental Science Association of Ireland 2012 UCD, Dublin, UCD, Dublin, Ireland . [Details]
(2012)ISME conference, Copenhagen, Denmark,
Jonas Ghyselinck, Siva L.S. Velivelli, Kim Heylen, Eileen O’ Herlihy, Paul De Vos, and Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2012) Investigating the Plant Growth-Promotion Potential of Bacteria Isolated from the Andean Potato Rhizosphere, a virgin Territory. [Poster Presentation], ISME conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark . [Details]
(2012)Irish Plant Scientists Association Meeting, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin,
Siva L.S. Velivelli, Eileen O’ Herlihy and Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2012) Fingerprinting the volatolome: a useful strategy for the isolation of novel PGPRs which may be relevant to a low-input sustainable agricultural system in Ireland. [Poster Presentation], Irish Plant Scientists Association Meeting, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin . [Details]
(2012)Plant Biology Congress Freiburg , University of Freiburg, Germany,
Siva L.S. Velivelli, Eileen O’ Herlihy and Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2012) Towards the development of a low input sustainable agricultural system through the exploitation of rhizobacterial volatile organic compounds (VOCs). [Poster Presentation], Plant Biology Congress Freiburg , University of Freiburg, Germany, University of Freiburg, Germany . [Details]
(2011)Environmental Research Institute (ERI) Research Open Day, University College Cork,,
Charles Kidney, Eileen O’ Herlihy, Siva L.S. Velivelli, Bogumila Janczura, Barbara Doyle Prestwich and Deepika Indeti (2011) Can bacteria isolated from a marine environment increase salt tolerance in potato?,. [Poster Presentation], Environmental Research Institute (ERI) Research Open Day, University College Cork,, Environmental Research Institute (ERI) Research Open Day, University College Cork . [Details]
(2011)Irish Plant Scientists Association Meeting, Queens University, Belfast,
Eileen O’ Herlihy, Siva L.S Velivelli, Bogumila Janczura and Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2011) Bacterial emissions can lead to healthier plants. [Poster Presentation], Irish Plant Scientists Association Meeting, Queens University, Belfast, Queens University, Belfast . [Details]
(2011)Ecology of Soil Microorganisms: Microbes as Important Drivers of Soil Processes, Prague, Czech Republic,,
Jonas Ghyselinck, Eileen O’ Herlihy, Kim Heylen, Siva L.S. Velivelli, Paul De Vos, and Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2011) Screening for antagonistic and plant growth promoting properties in bacteria isolated from the Central Andean highlands,. [Poster Presentation], Ecology of Soil Microorganisms: Microbes as Important Drivers of Soil Processes, Prague, Czech Republic,, Prague,Czech Republic . [Details]
(2011)7th International symposium on in vitro culture and horticultural breeding, Biotechnological advances,
Barbara Doyle Prestwich and Eileen O Herlihy (2011) A preliminary investigation into how plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPRs) can influence the frequency of transfer in Agrobacterium and Transbacter mediated transformation systems. [Poster Presentation], 7th International symposium on in vitro culture and horticultural breeding, Biotechnological advances, Ghent, Belgium . [Details]
(2011)In vitro, International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding, ‘Biotechnological advances in In Vitro Horticultural Breeding’, Ghent, Belgium,
Siva L.S. Velivelli, Eileen O’ Herlihy, Bogumila Janczura, Barbara Doyle Prestwich, Jonas Ghyselinck and Paul De Vos (2011) Efficacy of rhizobacteria on plant growth-promotion and disease Suppression. [Poster Presentation], In vitro, International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding, ‘Biotechnological advances in In Vitro Horticultural Breeding’, Ghent, Belgium, Ghent, Belgium . [Details]
(2011)Irish Plant Scientists Association Meeting,
O¿ Connor, E., Sheridan, O., Doyle-Prestwich. B. and Ni Fhlatharta (2011) A review of the Irish Birch and Alder Improvement Projects. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Plant Scientists Association Meeting, Queens University, Belfast , 05-MAY-11 - 07-MAY-11. [Details]
(2010)5th EPSO Conference: ‘Plants for life’. Olos (Lapland), Finland,
Eileen O’ Herlihy, Siva L.S. Velivelli and Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2010) Selection criteria for rhizobacteria for plant health improvement,. [Poster Presentation], 5th EPSO Conference: ‘Plants for life’. Olos (Lapland), Finland, Olos (Lapland), Finland . [Details]
(2010)Treebreedex 2010,
O Connor, E., O Dowd, N., Steer M., Bulfin M., Ni Fhlatharta, N. and Doyle Prestwich B (2010) A Review of the Irish Birch and Alder Improvement Programmes. [Oral Presentation], Treebreedex 2010, Poland , 07-JUN-10 - 10-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)8th International Horticultural Congress, Lisbon, Portugal,
Eileen O Herlihy, Barbara Doyle Prestwich and G Wall (2010) An in vitro study to examine the potential of mutation breeding to create resistance to bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) in tomato. [Poster Presentation], 8th International Horticultural Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal . [Details]
(2010)Irish Plant Scientists Association Meeting, UCD, Dublin,
Siva L.S. Velivelli, Eileen O’ Herlihy and Barbara Doyle Prestwich (2010) Screening rhizobacteria for pathogen antagonism and plant growth promotion properties in potato. [Poster Presentation], Irish Plant Scientists Association Meeting, UCD, Dublin, UCD, Dublin . [Details]
(2008)4th EPSO conference `Plants for Life¿ Toulon (Cote d¿Azur),
Doyle Prestwich, B.M., O¿Herlihy, E.A., Cotter, P., Fenlon, E. and Dede Ubogu, O ; (2008) A preliminary investigation into the efficacy of TransBacter strains for transforming food and ornamental crops. [Oral Presentation], 4th EPSO conference `Plants for Life¿ Toulon (Cote d¿Azur), France , 22-JUN-08 - 26-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)IPSAM,
Doyle Prestwich, B.M., O¿Herlihy, E.A. and Fitzgerald; (2008) An examination of four different extraction methods for the isolation of high quality DNA from pineapple (Ananas comosus) tissue for DNA fingerprinting. [Oral Presentation], IPSAM, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland , 26-MAR-08 - 28-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008)EPSO conference `Plants for Life¿ Toulon (Cote d¿Azur),,
O¿Herlihy, E.A. and Doyle Prestwich, B.M. ; (2008) The effect of culture media (in vitro) on the acclimatization of micropropagated pineapple (Ananas comosus). [Oral Presentation], EPSO conference `Plants for Life¿ Toulon (Cote d¿Azur),, France , 22-JUN-08 - 26-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)First international symposium on biotechnology of fruit species, ISHS commission biotechnology and molecular biology,
O¿Herlihy, E.A., Doyle Prestwich, B.M. and Lahive, F. ; (2008) The effects of colchicine and oryzalin treatments on growth, multiplication rate and ploidy level in Musa acuminate cv Williams. [Oral Presentation], First international symposium on biotechnology of fruit species, ISHS commission biotechnology and molecular biology, Dresden, Germany , 01-SEP-08 - 05-SEP-08. [Details]
(2008)Methods to reduce the level of latent bacterial contamination in banana micropropagation,
Doyle Prestwich, B.M., O¿Herlihy ; (2008) Methods to reduce the level of latent bacterial contamination in banana micropropagation. [Oral Presentation], Methods to reduce the level of latent bacterial contamination in banana micropropagation, Dresden, Germany , 01-SEP-08 - 05-SEP-08. [Details]
(2008)Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) conference,
O¿Herlihy, E.A. and Doyle Prestwich, B.M. and Rafferty-McArdle, S.M. ; (2008) The effects of medium components on the load of endogenous bacteria and on plant growth in in vitro banana (Musa acuminata). [Oral Presentation], Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) conference, Cork, Ireland , 24-AUG-08 - 27-AUG-08. [Details]
(2004)COST 843 Final Programme Meeting,
Doyle, B.M.; (2004) COST 843 FInal Programme Meeting. [Other], COST 843 Final Programme Meeting, Saanen, Switzerland , 30-SEP-04 - 03-OCT-04. [Details]
(2003)Quality Enhancement of Plant Production through Tissue Culture - Working Group 2 - Advance Propagation Techniques,
Doyle, B.M., Rafferty, S., Ahern, J., Joyce, S. and Cassells, A.C.; (2003) Our Plants are Trying to Communicate With Us, Are we ignoring them?. [Oral Presentation], Quality Enhancement of Plant Production through Tissue Culture - Working Group 2 - Advance Propagation Techniques, Sanremo,Italy , 27-NOV-03 - 30-NOV-03. [Details]
(2002)European Workshop on Environmental Stress and Sustainable Agriculture (ESSA),
Doyle, B.M., Roycroft, J.F. and Cassells, A.C; (2002) The Effects of Stress on the Quality of Pelargonium Propagules During Shipment as Measured Using Chlorophyll Fluoresence. [Poster Presentation], European Workshop on Environmental Stress and Sustainable Agriculture (ESSA), Varna, Bulgaria , 07-SEP-02 - 12-SEP-02. [Details]
(2001)Proceedings of EU COST 843 Working group 3,
Roycroft, J.F. Doyle, B.M., and Cassells, A.C., ; (2001) The use of chlorophyll fluorescence to monitor the quality of Pelargonium propagules. [Oral Presentation], Proceedings of EU COST 843 Working group 3, Portugal, April , 19-APR-01 - 21-APR-01. [Details]
(1999)FAIR 3889 Contractors meeting,
Doyle, B.M. and Cassells, A.C ; (1999) In vitro culture and disease indexing of in vitro strawberry and tobacco. [Oral Presentation], FAIR 3889 Contractors meeting, University College Cork , 21-AUG-99 - 23-AUG-99. [Details]
(1999)ISHS Working Group 'Quality Management in Micropropagation' Methods and Markers for Quality Assurance in Micropropagation,
Doyle, B.M., Lawton, D. and Cassells, A.C.; (1999) Adventitious Regeneration in Root Cultures of Pelargonium x hortorum: A potential System for Transformation and Cloning. [Poster Presentation], ISHS Working Group 'Quality Management in Micropropagation' Methods and Markers for Quality Assurance in Micropropagation, Cork, Ireland , 24-AUG-99 - 27-AUG-99. [Details]
(1998)Proceedings of the IX International Congress on Plant Tissue and Cell Culture,
Croke, J.T., Doyle, B.M. and Cassells, A.C; (1998) Somatic embryogenesis and adventitious regeneration in Pelargonium x hortorum: a comparison of root, petiole and hypocotyl explant. [Oral Presentation], Proceedings of the IX International Congress on Plant Tissue and Cell Culture, Jerusalem, Israel , 14-JUN-98 - 19-JUN-98. [Details]
(1998)Proceedings of the Joint Cost Action 822 and 824, Plant Embryogenesis Conference, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin,
Doyle, B.M. and Cassells, A.C.; (1998) In vitro plant regeneration of Pelargonium x hortorum Bailey from excised root explants via somatic embryogenesis and adventitious shoots. [Poster Presentation], Proceedings of the Joint Cost Action 822 and 824, Plant Embryogenesis Conference, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Ireland , 23-APR-98 - 25-APR-98. [Details]
(1998)Proceedings of the Joint Cost Action 822 and 824, Plant Embryogenesis Conference,
Doyle B M and Cassells A C ; (1998) In vitro plant regeneration of Pelargonium x hortorum Bailey from excised root explants via somatic embryogenesis and adventitious shoots. [Oral Presentation], Proceedings of the Joint Cost Action 822 and 824, Plant Embryogenesis Conference, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin , 23-APR-98 - 25-APR-98. [Details]
(1997)Extended Abstracts of the Third Meeting of the COST 822 Working Group, Mechanisms and Markers of Regeneration and Genetic Stability, Gieben, Germany (14-17 April),
Cassells, A. C.; Croke, J. P.; Doyle, B. M.; (1997) *. [N/A], Extended Abstracts of the Third Meeting of the COST 822 Working Group, Mechanisms and Markers of Regeneration and Genetic Stability, Gieben, Germany (14-17 April), Comparative Preliminary Investigation of the Application of Image Analysis, Flow Cytometry and RAPDs , 01-JAN-97 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1997)Proceedings of EU COST Action 822 working group,
Cassells, A.C., Croke, J.T. and Doyle, B.M.; (1997) Comparative preliminary investigation of the application of image analysis, flow cytometry and RAPDs in assessing spontaneous and induced variability in tissue culture derived plants. [Oral Presentation], Proceedings of EU COST Action 822 working group, in Giesen, Germany , 17-APR-97 - 17-APR-97. [Details]
(1997)Abstracts, Irish Botanists Meeting, University College Galway (24-26 March),
Murphy, J. G.; Cassells, A. C.; (1997) *. [N/A], Abstracts, Irish Botanists Meeting, University College Galway (24-26 March), The Application of a Vesicular-Artbiscular Mycorrhizal Fungus to Microplants of Strawberry {in Vitro} , 01-JAN-97 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1997)Mechanisms and Markers of Regeneration and Genetic Stability,
Cassells, A.C., Croke, J.T. and Doyle, B.M.; (1997) Comparative Preliminary Investigation of the Application of Image Analysis, Flow Cytometry and RAPDs in Assessing Spontaneous and Induced Variability in Tissue Culure Derived Plants. [Oral Presentation], Mechanisms and Markers of Regeneration and Genetic Stability, Giesen, Germany , 14-APR-97 - 17-APR-97. [Details]
(1997)Proceedings of the Irish Botanists¿ Meeting,
Doyle, B.M., Croke, J.T. and Cassells, A.C; (1997) A comparative assessment of the genetic stability and suitability of micropropagated plants produced via novel and conventional methods. [Oral Presentation], Proceedings of the Irish Botanists¿ Meeting, University College Galway , 01-JUN-97 - 01-JUN-97. [Details]
(1996)Meeting of the International Plant Propagators Society, Cork, Ireland (28-29 August),
Croke, J. P.; Doyle, B. M.; Cassells, A. C.; (1996) *. [N/A], Meeting of the International Plant Propagators Society, Cork, Ireland (28-29 August), Micropropagation of Pelargonium: Assessment of Progeny Stability Using Computer Image Analysis [B424 , 01-JAN-96 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1996)International Plant Propagators Society (IPPS),
Croke, J.C., Doyle, B.M. and Cassells, A.C.,; (1996) Micropropagation of Pelargonium x hortorum Bailey: an assessment of progeny stability using computerised image analysis. [Poster Presentation], International Plant Propagators Society (IPPS), University College Cork, Ireland , 20-AUG-96 - 22-AUG-96. [Details]
(1996)International Plant Propagators Society (IPPS),
Doyle, B.M., Barrett, C.J., Carney, B. and Cassells, A.C.,; (1996) The unstable pelargonidin locus - A useful tool in the creation of variation in the pelargonium plant genome. [Oral Presentation], International Plant Propagators Society (IPPS), University College Cork, Ireland , 20-AUG-96 - 22-AUG-96. [Details]
(1996)Abstracts, COST 821 Meeting, Turki (1-4 May),
Cassells, A. C.; Periappuram, C.; Barrett, C.; Doyle, B. M.; Croke, J. T.; Kowalski, B.; (1996) *. [N/A], Abstracts, COST 821 Meeting, Turki (1-4 May), The Application of Computerised Image Analysis to the Detection of Cryptic Variation in Plant Popula , 01-JAN-96 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1996)EU COST 822 Working Group,
Cassells, A.C., Periappuram, C., Barrett, C.J., Doyle, B.M.,Croke, J.T. and Kowalski, B.; (1996) The Application of Computerised Image Analysis to the Detection of Cryptic Variation in Plant Populations. [Oral Presentation], EU COST 822 Working Group, Turku, Finland , 01-MAY-96 - 05-MAY-96. [Details]
(1996)Abstracts, Irish Botanists Meeting, Trinity College, Dublin (20-22 March),
Croke, J. T.; Cassells, A. C.; (1996) *. [N/A], Abstracts, Irish Botanists Meeting, Trinity College, Dublin (20-22 March), Direct Somatic Embryogenesis in {Pelargonium}: Aspects of Quality Control. [B2451] , 01-JAN-96 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1996)IPPS, University College Cork,
Croke, J.C., Doyle, B.M. and Cassells, A.C., ; (1996) Micropropagation of Pelargonium x hortorum Bailey: an assessment of progeny stability using computerised image analysis. [Oral Presentation], IPPS, University College Cork, University College, Cork , 01-AUG-96 - 01-AUG-96. [Details]
(1996)IPPS, University College, Cork,
Doyle, B.M., Barrett, C.J., Carney, B. and Cassells, A.C., ; (1996) The unstable pelargonidin locus - A useful tool in the creation of variation in the pelargonium plant genome. [Oral Presentation], IPPS, University College, Cork, University College, Cork , 01-JUN-96 - 01-JUN-96. [Details]
(1996)Proceedings of the Irish Botanists¿ Meeting,,
Doyle, B.M. and Cassells, A.C., ; (1996) A strategy for the development of a flower colour series in Pelargonium. [Oral Presentation], Proceedings of the Irish Botanists¿ Meeting,, Trinity College, Dublin , 01-JUN-96 - 01-JUN-96. [Details]
(1995)Proceedings of the Irish Botanists¿ Meeting,
Croke, J.T., Doyle, B.M. and Cassells, A.C; (1995) In vitro cloning of Pelargonium via somatic embryogenesis and fragmented apices: measuring genome stability. [Oral Presentation], Proceedings of the Irish Botanists¿ Meeting, St Patricks College, Maynooth , 01-JUN-95 - 01-JUN-95. [Details]
(1995)Proceedings of the Irish Botanist, Geneticist and Zoologists Meeting,
Croke, J. T.; Doyle, B. M.; Cassells, A. C.; (1995) *. [N/A], Proceedings of the Irish Botanist, Geneticist and Zoologists Meeting, {In Vitro} Cloning of {Pelargonium} Via Somatic Embryogenesis and Fragmented Apices: Measuring Genom , 01-JAN-95 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Governing Body UCC Academic member of Governing Body2014 /
Governing Body sub-committe on students Member2014 /
Exams Appeals Committee Member2014 /
Quality assurance/quality improvement Member2005 /
Workload Committee Member2012 /
Safety Committee Chair2014 /
Research Committee Member2014 /
Senator of the NUI Senate Member2014 /
CK402 Board of Studies Member (Representative from School of BEES)2014 /
CK402 Board Of Studies Member2014 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork College Lecturer01-FEB-98 / 31-DEC-10
University College Cork College Lecturer/
University College Cork Senior Researcher01-JAN-98 / 01-JAN-01

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2002University College Cork PhD
1993University of London BSCGenetics
2005University College Cork Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Edu''
2006University College Cork Postgraduate Diploma Teaching & Learning in Higher Education''

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Teagasc, Kinseally and CIT, Bishopstown, Cork.

Training in basic tissue culture, biotechnology and microbiological skills.

Outreach Activities

 Description

Working with primary schools in Cork city. Organise school visits to the labs and museum in UCC

Appointed as Ambassador for Failte Ireland (August 2014)

International student recruitment. Seminar to potential candidates in Loja, Ecuador Jan 2014.

Helper in the anual UCC open day for post-primary students

Advisor to post primary students who wish to participate in the BT Young Scientist competition http://www.btyoungscientist.ie/

Breakfast briefing seminar for Failte Ireland and Convention Centre, Dublin in my capacity as Conference Ambassador for Failte Ireland. 9th October 2014

Annual seminar and laboratory class to 'Transition year students' as part of the School of Biological Earth's and Environmental Sciences outreach program.

Outreach seminar to members of the public and interested stakeholders involved in developing alternative sustainable strategies in agriculture. Lima, Peru. 15th to 19th February 2010.

Seminar to members of the public, students and stakeholders entitled ' In vitro screening of PGPRs for the selection of promising bacterial isolates to be tested in the field'. This public seminar took place in Loja, Ecuador on January 24th 2014.

Outreach seminar to members of the public as part of 'Plant Science Careers and information day' organised by the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin. Title of the seminar ' Become a Plant Scientist and save the world'. 21st March 2013

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of Plant Growth Regulation Referee30-SEP-14 -
In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-15 - 01-JAN-18
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal Of General And Molecular Microbiology Referee01-MAY-14 -
Advances In Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology Referee02-APR-14 -
European Journal Of Plant Pathology Referee02-APR-14 -
Plant Cell Tissue And Organ Culture Referee29-SEP-14 -

Other Activities

 Description

Voluntary member of the mentoring scheme for first year undergraduate students in University College Cork  - on-going

Distinction in occupational first aid with CPR (June 2012).

Teaching Interests

BL1002 Cells Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/BL.html#BL1002

BL1005 Introduction to Ecology http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/BL.html#BL1005

EV1002 The Environment
http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/EV.html#EV1002

PS2001 Introduction to Plant Biotechnology http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/PS.html#PS2001

PF3001 Pharmacognosy and Phytopharmaceuticals
http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/PF.html#PF3001

PS3020 Plant Biology Field Course

http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/PS.html#PS3020
 
BL3001 ZEPS Literature Review
http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/BL.html#BL3001

BL3002 Evolution and Diversity http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/BL.html#BL3002

GN3002 Literature Project on Genetics
http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/GN.html#GN3002
 

PS3019 Bioactive Natural Products
http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/PS.html#PS3019
 
BL4001 ZEPS Research Project
http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/BL.html#BL4001
 
GN4002 Genetics Project
http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/GN.html#GN4002 

BL4005 Research Skills in Biology http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/BL.html#BL4005

PS4006 Genetic Manipulation of Plants
http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/PS.html#PS4006 

PS6001Plant Genetic Engineering
http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/PS.html#PS6001

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2015Siva Linga Sasank Velivelli University College CorkPhD
2011Mr. Charles Kidney MScA study of the potential of marine bacterial isolates to enhance salt tolerance in potato
2008Mr. Odiri Dede Ubogu MScGenetic Improvement of Musa species (Banana).
2008Ms. Ellen Fenlon MScA preliminary investigation of gene transfer to Pelargonium x hortorum, Solanum tuberosum and Nicotiana tabacum using Rhizobium leguminosarum, Agrobacterium tumefaciens and particle bombardment.
2007Ms. Jennifer Lane MScAn investigation into heat shock response in Solanum tuberosum cv Golden Wonder: Potential suppression of somaclonal variation and effect on transformation frequency
2008Mr. Glen Wall MScTowards the development of an in vitro mutation breeding system for the generation and screening of Lycopersicon lycopersicum (Tomato) plants resistant to Ralstonia solanacearum
2009Mr. Patrick Cotter MScAn investigation into plant genetic transformation by Agrobacterium sp and alternative Rhizobium sp.

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Croke Joseph Thomas Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Bioactive Natural Products PS3019Bioactive Natural Products
2018Genetic Manipulation of Plants PS4006Genetic Manipulation of Plants
2018Plant Genetic Engineering PS6001Plant Genetic Engineering
2018Literature Project on Genetics GN3002Literature Project on Genetics
2018Plant Biology Field Course PS3020Plant Biology Field Course
2018Research Project GN4002Research Project

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Dr. Marcel Jansen University College CorkIRELAND
Professor Peter Jones University College CorkIRELAND
Professor Nora O Brien University College CorkIRELAND
Dr. Pat Whelan University College CorkIRELAND
Mr. Eoin Lettice University College CorkIRELAND
Dr. Sharon Lynch University College CorkIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Professor Stephane Declerck 4Université catholique de Louvain, Earth and Life Institute, Applied Microbiology, Mycology, Croix du Sud, 2 box L7.05.06, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, BelgiumBELGIUM
Dr. Juan Pablo Suarez Departamento de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), San Cayetano Alto y Paris s/n C.P. 11 01 608, Loja, EcuadorECUADOR
Mercy Rojas International Potato Center (CIP), Av. La Molina 1895, Apartado 1558, Lima, PeruPERU
Dr. Ewen Mullins Teagasc Research Institute, Oakpark research centre, Carlow,IRELAND
Prof. Dr. A. Schüßler Genetics, Room E03.057GERMANY
Dr. Angela Sessitsch Austria Institute of Technology, Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 24AUSTRIA
Dr. Peter Kromann International Potato Center (CIP), Panamericana Sur Km 1, P.O. Box 17-21-1977, Quito, EcuadorECUADOR
Dr. Javier Franco Fundación PROINPA Foundation, Casilla Postal 4285, Av. Meneces, Km 4, El Paso, Cochabamba, BoliviaBOLIVIA
Paul Lojan Departamento de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), San Cayetano Alto y Paris s/n C.P. 11 01 608, Loja, EcuadorECUADOR
Professor Paul De Vos Laboratory for Microbiology, University of Gent, K.L., Ledeganckstraat, 35B-9000 Gent, BelgiumBELGIUM
Professor Andy Meharg Queen's University, BelfastUNITED KINGDOM
Dr. Dagman Stengel National University of Ireland, GalwayIRELAND
Dr. Conor Meade Maynooth UniversityIRELAND
Professor Bruce Osborne University College DublinIRELAND
Dr. Bernd Truberg NorikaGERMANY
Dr. Dan Milbourne Teagasc, Oakpark research centre, CarlowIRELAND
Dr. Carl Ng Unversity College DublinIRELAND
Dr. Katja Muders NorikaGERMANY
Dr. Peter McKeown National University of Ireland, GalwayIRELAND
Professor Christine Maggs Queen's University, BelfastUNITED KINGDOM
Dr. Ronan Sulpice National University of Ireland, GalwayIRELAND
Dr. Trevor Hodkinson Trinity College DublinIRELAND
Dr. Fuquan Liu Queen's University, BelfastUNITED KINGDOM
Dr. Dave Hallahan DuPontU.S.A.
Dr. Marc Ghislain, CIP (International Potato Research centre)SOUTH AFRICA
Dr. John Spink Teagasc, Oakpark, CarlowIRELAND
Dr. Aidan Coffey Cork Institute of TechnologyIRELAND
Professor Fiona Doohan University College DublinIRELAND
Dr. Jackie Nugent Maynooth UniversityIRELAND
Professor Charlie Spillane National University of Ireland, GalwayIRELAND