Biography


Michael Ryan is a lecturer below the bar in Industrial Biochemistry within the Department of Chemical Sciences. He completed his undergraduate degree in Industrial Biochemistry (UL) in 2004 and his Doctor Studies in 2009 under the supervision of Professor Catherine Adley and Professor Tony Pembroke. Following his PhD, Michael gained valuable experience as a post-doctoral researcher working on projects funded through the EPA and the EU-FP7.
Dr. Ryan is an international expert on Ralstonia pickettii species, particularly in purified water systems. Other interests include environmental microbiology and public health, antibiotic resistance and bio pharmaceuticals. He has authored over a dozen scientific papers over his career to date, has established valuable collaborations in both industry and academia and is a reviewer for a number of international peer reviewed journals.

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily focused in the area of microbiology, including environmental health, industrial microbial contamination and antimicrobial resistance.
Specific research strands includes but are not limited to: - Microbial growth in purified water systems including biofilm formation and filter penetration.- Environmental microbiology and public health; epidemiology of infectious diseases.- Antimicrobial resistance in the environment; elucidation of causative factors.- Mobile genetic elements; international expertise on Tn4731.

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2012 University of Limerick - Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • 2008 University of Limerick - Teaching Assistant

Education

  • 2009 University of Limerick - PhD
  • 2004 University of Limerick - BSc (Honours)

Association

  • Full Member, Microbiology Society
  • Full Member, American Society of Microbiology

Outreach

  • Participation in Open days

Committee

  • Library Purchasing Committee,

Books

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Book Chapters

The use of ACT as an educational tool for examining the spread of Antibiotic Resistance

Dr. Michael Ryan
2015
Spain
Formatex
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Ralstonia

Emeritus Ap. Catherine Adley
Dr. Michael Ryan
2011
London
Francis & Taylor CRC Press
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The Nature and Extent of Foodborne Disease

Dr. Michael Ryan
2016
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Academic Press
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The Tn4371 ICE family of bacterial mobile genetic elements.

Emeritus Ap. Catherine Adley
Dr. Michael Ryan
Emeritus Prof. J Tony Pembroke
2012
Texas
Landes Bioscience
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Conductometric biosensors for high throughput screening of pathogens

Dr. Michael Ryan
2014
Cambridge
Elsevier
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Ralstonia pickettii: Biofilm Formation in High Purity Water

Emeritus Ap. Catherine Adley
Dr. Michael Ryan
Emeritus Prof. J Tony Pembroke
2005
Cardiff
Biofilm Club
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The use of MEGA as an educational tool for examining the phylogeny of Antibiotic Resistance Genes

Dr. Michael Ryan
Emeritus Prof. J Tony Pembroke
2013
Spain
Formatex
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New and emerging SXT/R391 integrative conjugative elements as vehicles for stable mobile element transfer and spread of antibiotic resistance in both human and animals.

Dr. Michael Ryan
2017
Spain
Formatex
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Ralstonia spp.

Dr. Michael Ryan
2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Sphingomonas paucimobilis

Dr. Michael Ryan
2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Emerging policies on antimicrobial resistance, the consumption of antimicrobial agents and occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from humans and food producing animals

Dr. Michael Ryan
2015
Spain
Formatex
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

Sphingomonas paucimobilis: a persistent gram negative nosocomial infectious agent.

Emeritus Ap. Catherine Adley
Dr. Michael Ryan
2010
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Assessment of the Bacterial Diversity of Aircraft Water: Identification of the Frequent Fliers

Dr. Michael Ryan
2017
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Formulation of epoxy-polyester powder coatings containing silver-modified nanoclays and evaluation of their antimicrobial properties

Dr. Gordon Armstrong
Dr. Michael Ryan
2012
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Ralstonia pickettii: a persistant gram-negative nonsocomial infectious organism

Emeritus Ap. Catherine Adley
Dr. Michael Ryan
Emeritus Prof. J Tony Pembroke
2006
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Evaluation of the complex nomenclature of the clinically and veterinary significant pathogen Salmonella

Dr. Michael Ryan
2017
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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Differentiating the growing nosocomial infectious threats Ralstonia pickettii and Ralstonia insidiosa

Emeritus Ap. Catherine Adley
Dr. Michael Ryan
2011
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Veterinary-based biopharmaceuticals

Prof. Gary Walsh
Dr. Michael Ryan
2012
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The response of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa biofilm to the presence of a glass polyalkenoate cement formulated from a silver containing glass

Dr. Michael Ryan
Dr. Niamh Cummins
2011
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Specific PCR to identify the heavy-metal-resistant bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans

Emeritus Ap. Catherine Adley
Dr. Michael Ryan
2011
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Analysis and comparative genomics of R997, the first SXT/R391 integrative and conjugative element (ICE) of the Indian Sub-Continent

Dr. Michael Ryan
2017
London
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The biotechnological potential of whey

Dr. Michael Ryan
2016
Springer
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Genotypic and phenotypic diversity of Ralstonia pickettii and Ralstonia insidiosa isolates from clinical and environmental sources including High-purity Water. Diversity in Ralstonia pickettii

Emeritus Ap. Catherine Adley
Dr. Michael Ryan
Emeritus Prof. J Tony Pembroke
2011
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SXT/R391 ICE elements encode a novel ‘trap-door'strategy for mobile element escape

Dr. Michael Ryan
2016
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Brevundimonas spp: Emerging global opportunistic pathogens

Dr. Michael Ryan
2018
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Novel Tn4371-ICE like element in Ralstonia pickettii and Genome mining for comparative elements

Emeritus Ap. Catherine Adley
Dr. Michael Ryan
Emeritus Prof. J Tony Pembroke
2009
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The antibiotic susceptibility of water-based bacteria Ralstonia pickettii and Ralstonia insidiosa

Dr. Michael Ryan
2013
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Ralstonia pickettii in environmental biotechnology: potential and applications.

Emeritus Ap. Catherine Adley
Dr. Michael Ryan
2007
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Evaluation of levels of antibiotic resistance in groundwater-derived E-coli isolates in the Midwest of Ireland and elucidation of potential predictors of resistance

Dr. Michael Ryan
2017
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Nalidixic Acid-Resistant Strains of Salmonella Showing Decreased Susceptibility to Fluoroquinolones in the Midwestern Region of the Republic of Ireland Due to Mutations in the gyrA Gene

Emeritus Ap. Catherine Adley
Dr. Michael Ryan
2011
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Ralstonia spp.: emerging global opportunistic pathogens

Dr. Michael Ryan
2014
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Other Journals

Ralstonia insidiosa- a potential nosocomial infectious pathogen.

Emeritus Ap. Catherine Adley
Dr. Michael Ryan
Emeritus Prof. J Tony Pembroke
2008
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Ralstonia pickettii: A growing nosocomial infectious threat.

Emeritus Ap. Catherine Adley
Dr. Michael Ryan
Emeritus Prof. J Tony Pembroke
2006
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The use of dairy processing waste as a media for growth of recombinant microorganisms

Dr. Michael Ryan
2014
Elsevier
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BAP-like proteins associated with meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are involved in biofilm formation and virulence and may provide targets for drug intervention in Staphylococcal infection

Dr. Michael Ryan
Emeritus Prof. J Tony Pembroke
2007
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Conference Publications

Biofilm: a systems microbiology analysis. Irish Branch Meeting, University of Limerick

Dr. Michael Ryan
Emeritus Prof. J Tony Pembroke
2007
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First Annual DOE Joint Genome Institute User Meeting; Walnut Creek, California

Dr. Michael Ryan
Emeritus Prof. J Tony Pembroke
2006
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Mechanisms of Bacterial Adhesion and Invasion.SGM, Irish Branch Meeting, Trinity College Dublin

Dr. Michael Ryan
Emeritus Prof. J Tony Pembroke
2006
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Environmental genomics: future microbiological perspectives. Irish Branch Meeting, University College Cork

Dr. Michael Ryan
Emeritus Prof. J Tony Pembroke
2005
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Microbial Pathogenesis: The Key To Better Therapies, Irish SGM Branch Meeting, ITT Dublin

Dr. Michael Ryan
Emeritus Prof. J Tony Pembroke
2011
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Environ 2014, The 24th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, Trinity College, Dublin

Dr. Michael Ryan
2014
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ECB 16, 16th European Congress of Biotechnology, EICC, Edinburgh, Scotland

Dr. Michael Ryan
2014
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Microbial Interfaces, Irish SGM Branch Meeting, NUIG Galway; 2015

Dr. Michael Ryan
2015
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Environ 2016, The 26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, University of Limerick.

Dr. Michael Ryan
2016
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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

Development of a rapid cellular characterisation technology for use in the biopharmaceutical industry- Deliverable 4.2: Market Report (Final Version)

Dr. Michael Ryan
2012
Brussels
EU
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Identification and evaluation of phosphorus recovery technologies in an Irish context

Dr. Michael Ryan
2016
Wexford, Ireland
EPA
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The Characterisation of Dairy Waste and the Potential of Whey for Industrial Fermentation

Dr. Michael Ryan
2016
Wexford, Ireland
EPA
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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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