Biography

I completed my BSc in Microbiology at NUI Galway before obtaining a MSc at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton (NOCS). Thereafter, I returned to NUI Galway and completed a PhD under the guidance of Prof. Vincent O'Flaherty. During my PhD research I investigated protein expression patterns of microbial groups, particularly methanogens, in low temperature anaerobic digestion biofilms. After completing my PhD, I undertook postdoctoral research focusing on hot desert edaphic microbial ecology in South Africa at the Centre of Microbial Ecology and Genomics (CMEG), University of Pretoria. I recently started a lecturing position in the department of Chemical & Environmental Science.

My research interests lie primarily in the field of microbial ecology. Specifically, characterising microbial diversity and functional relevance within environmental habitats (e.g. soil) and industrial applications (e.g. AD bioreactors). This involves using modern molecular approaches to provide data that can be used in applied contexts such as biotechnology.

Research Interests

· Microbial community fingerprinting (T-RFLP, DGGE, clone libraries)

· Next-generation sequencing (454-pyrosequencing, Illumina) of marker/functional genes and data analysis.

· Meta-omics approaches (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metaproteomics).

· Wastewater treatment process optimization.

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2013 NUI Galway, Ireland - PhD
  • 2008 National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, UK - MSc (Honours)
  • 2007 NUI Galway, Ireland - BSc (Hons)

Employment

  • Medtronic Vascular, Galway - Microbiology Laboratory Technician
  • Vistakon, Limerick - QC Technician
  • Abbott Diagnostics, Sligo - QC Technician

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Peer Reviewed Journals

A functional approach to uncover the low-temperature adaptation strategies of the archaeon Methanosarcina barkeri

Dr. Eoin Gunnigle
2013
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Microbial ecology of hot desert edaphic systems

Dr. Eoin Gunnigle
2015
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Exploring mixed microbial community functioning: recent advances in metaproteomics

Dr. Eoin Gunnigle
2012
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Ecology and biogeochemistry of cyanobacteria in soils, permafrost, aquatic and cryptic polar habitats

Dr. Eoin Gunnigle
2015
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Draft genomic DNA sequence of the multi-resistant Sphingomonas sp. strain AntH11 isolated from an Antarctic hypolith

Dr. Eoin Gunnigle
2015
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A sequential co-extraction method for DNA, RNA and protein recovery from soil for future system-based approaches

Dr. Eoin Gunnigle
2014
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Optimisation of protein extraction and 2-DE for metaproteomics of microbial communities from anaerobic wastewater treatment biofilms

Dr. Eoin Gunnigle
2009
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Low-temperature anaerobic digestion is associated with differential methanogenic protein expression

Dr. Eoin Gunnigle
2015
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Conference Contributions

13th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME)

Dr. Eoin Gunnigle
2010
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20th Environmental Association of Ireland Annual Colloquium

Dr. Eoin Gunnigle
2010
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19th Environmental Association of Ireland Annual Colloquium

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2009
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4th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS)

Dr. Eoin Gunnigle
2011
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