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Dr. Michael Ryan

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.

Teaching Interests

General Microbiology
Microbial Metabolism
Microbial Pathogenicity
Bio-molecules
Industrial Microbiology

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,

Publications

Book Chapters

2017

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.
MP Ryan, P Armshaw, JT Pembroke
(2017) 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.
In Antimicrobial research: Novel bioknowledge and educational programs; Spain : Formatex pp. 593-598
[ULIR]

2016

The Nature and Extent of Foodborne Disease
CC Adley, MP Ryan
(2016) The Nature and Extent of Foodborne Disease
In Antimicrobial Food Packaging; Cambridge, Massachusetts : Academic Press

2016

Ralstonia spp.
MP Ryan, CC Adley
(2016) Ralstonia spp.
In Antimicrobial Therapy and Vaccines; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

2016

Sphingomonas paucimobilis
MP Ryan, AA Butt, CC Adley
(2016) Sphingomonas paucimobilis
In Antimicrobial Therapy and Vaccines; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

2015

Emerging policies on antimicrobial resistance, the consumption of antimicrobial agents and occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from humans and food producing animals
CC Adley, A Dowling, H Handschuh, MP Ryan
(2015) Emerging policies on antimicrobial resistance, the consumption of antimicrobial agents and occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from humans and food producing animals
In The Battle Against Microbial Pathogens: Basic Science, Technological Advances and Educational Programs; Spain : Formatex pp. 913-922
[ULIR]

2015

The use of ACT as an educational tool for examining the spread of Antibiotic Resistance
MP Ryan, CC Adley, P Armshaw, JT Pembroke
(2015) The use of ACT as an educational tool for examining the spread of Antibiotic Resistance
In The Battle Against Microbial Pathogens: Basic Science, Technological Advances and Educational Programs; Spain : Formatex pp. 1003-1009
[ULIR]

2014

Conductometric biosensors for high throughput screening of pathogens
CC Adley, MP Ryan
(2014) Conductometric biosensors for high throughput screening of pathogens
In High Throughput Screening for Food Safety Assessment: Biosensor Technologies, Hyperspectral Imaging and Practical Applications; Cambridge : Elsevier pp. 315-326

2013

The use of MEGA as an educational tool for examining the phylogeny of Antibiotic Resistance Genes
Ryan, MR, Adley, CC. Pembroke JT
(2013) The use of MEGA as an educational tool for examining the phylogeny of Antibiotic Resistance Genes
In Microbial Pathogens and Strategies for Combating Them: Science, Technology and Education; Spain : Formatex
[ULIR]

2012

The Tn4371 ICE family of bacterial mobile genetic elements.
Van Houdt R., Toussaint A., Ryan MP., Pembroke JT., Mergeay M., and Adley CC
(2012) The Tn4371 ICE family of bacterial mobile genetic elements.
In Bacterial Integrated Mobile Genetic Elements; Texas : Landes Bioscience pp. 179-200

2011

Ralstonia
Ryan, MP., Pembroke TP and Adley CC
(2011) Ralstonia
In Molecular Detection of Human Bacterial Pathogens; London : Francis & Taylor CRC Press pp. 769-778

2005

Ralstonia pickettii: Biofilm Formation in High Purity Water
Adley, CC; Ryan, MP; Pembroke, JT; Saieb, FM
(2005) Ralstonia pickettii: Biofilm Formation in High Purity Water
In Biofilms: Persistence and Ubiquity ; Cardiff : Biofilm Club pp. 261-272

Peer Reviewed Journals

2018

Brevundimonas spp: Emerging global opportunistic pathogens
MP Ryan, JT Pembroke
(2018) Brevundimonas spp: Emerging global opportunistic pathogens
In Virulence; pp. 480-493
DOI: doi.org/10.1080/21505594.2017.1419116
[ULIR]

2017

Assessment of the Bacterial Diversity of Aircraft Water: Identification of the Frequent Fliers
Harald Handschuh, Michael P. Ryan, Jean O'Dwyer, Catherine C. Adley
(2017) Assessment of the Bacterial Diversity of Aircraft Water: Identification of the Frequent Fliers
In Plos One;
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170567
[ULIR]

2017

Analysis and comparative genomics of R997, the first SXT/R391 integrative and conjugative element (ICE) of the Indian Sub-Continent
MP Ryan, P Armshaw, J O'Halloran, JT Pembroke
(2017) Analysis and comparative genomics of R997, the first SXT/R391 integrative and conjugative element (ICE) of the Indian Sub-Continent
In Scientific Reports; London : pp. 8562-
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-08735-y
[ULIR]

2017

Evaluation of the complex nomenclature of the clinically and veterinary significant pathogen Salmonella
Ryan, M., O'Dwyer, J., Adley, C.C.
(2017) Evaluation of the complex nomenclature of the clinically and veterinary significant pathogen Salmonella
In Biomed Research International; Hindawi Publishing Corporation :
DOI: 10.1155/2017/3782182
[ULIR]

2017

Evaluation of levels of antibiotic resistance in groundwater-derived E-coli isolates in the Midwest of Ireland and elucidation of potential predictors of resistance
O'Dwyer, J,Hynds, P,Pot, M,Adley, CC,Ryan, MP
(2017) Evaluation of levels of antibiotic resistance in groundwater-derived E-coli isolates in the Midwest of Ireland and elucidation of potential predictors of resistance
In Hydrogeology Journal; pp. 939-951
DOI: 10.1007/s10040-017-1546-8

2016

SXT/R391 ICE elements encode a novel ‘trap-door'strategy for mobile element escape
MP Ryan, P Armshaw, JT Pembroke
(2016) SXT/R391 ICE elements encode a novel ‘trap-door'strategy for mobile element escape
In Frontiers In Microbiology; pp. 829-
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00829
[ULIR]

2016

The biotechnological potential of whey
MP Ryan, G Walsh
(2016) The biotechnological potential of whey
In Reviews In Environmental Science And Bio-Technology; Springer : pp. 479-498
DOI: 10.1007/s11157-016-9402-1
[ULIR]

2014

Ralstonia spp.: emerging global opportunistic pathogens
Ryan, MP,Adley, CC
(2014) Ralstonia spp.: emerging global opportunistic pathogens
In European Journal Of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases; pp. 291-304
DOI: 10.1007/s10096-013-1975-9

2013

The antibiotic susceptibility of water-based bacteria Ralstonia pickettii and Ralstonia insidiosa
Ryan, MP,Adley, CC
(2013) The antibiotic susceptibility of water-based bacteria Ralstonia pickettii and Ralstonia insidiosa
In Journal Of Medical Microbiology; pp. 1025-1031
DOI: 10.1099/jmm.0.054759-0

2012

Formulation of epoxy-polyester powder coatings containing silver-modified nanoclays and evaluation of their antimicrobial properties
Armstrong, G,Thornton, R,Ryan, MP,Laffir, F,Russell, RJ,Bala, T,Keely, C,Babu, R
(2012) Formulation of epoxy-polyester powder coatings containing silver-modified nanoclays and evaluation of their antimicrobial properties
In Polymer Bulletin; pp. 1951-1963
DOI: 10.1007/s00289-011-0695-5
[ULIR]

2012

Veterinary-based biopharmaceuticals
Ryan MP, Walsh G
(2012) Veterinary-based biopharmaceuticals
In Trends In Biotechnology;
DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2012.08.005

2011

Genotypic and phenotypic diversity of Ralstonia pickettii and Ralstonia insidiosa isolates from clinical and environmental sources including High-purity Water. Diversity in Ralstonia pickettii
Ryan, MP; Pembroke, JT; Adley, CC
(2011) Genotypic and phenotypic diversity of Ralstonia pickettii and Ralstonia insidiosa isolates from clinical and environmental sources including High-purity Water. Diversity in Ralstonia pickettii
In Bmc Microbiology;
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2180-11-194
[ULIR]

2011

Specific PCR to identify the heavy-metal-resistant bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans
Ryan, MP; Adley, CC
(2011) Specific PCR to identify the heavy-metal-resistant bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans
In Journal Of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology; pp. 1613-1615
DOI: 10.1007/s10295-011-1011-y

2011

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
Ryan, MP; Dillon, C; Adley, CC
(2011) 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
In Journal Of Clinical Microbiology; pp. 2077-2079
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.02574-10

2011

Differentiating the growing nosocomial infectious threats Ralstonia pickettii and Ralstonia insidiosa
Ryan, MP; Pembroke, JT; Adley, CC
(2011) Differentiating the growing nosocomial infectious threats Ralstonia pickettii and Ralstonia insidiosa
In European Journal Of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases; pp. 1245-1247
DOI: 10.1007/s10096-011-1219-9

2010

Sphingomonas paucimobilis: a persistent gram negative nosocomial infectious agent.
Ryan MP and Adley C
(2010) Sphingomonas paucimobilis: a persistent gram negative nosocomial infectious agent.
In Journal Of Hospital Infection; pp. 153-157

2009

Novel Tn4371-ICE like element in Ralstonia pickettii and Genome mining for comparative elements
Ryan, MP; Pembroke, JT; Adley, CC
(2009) Novel Tn4371-ICE like element in Ralstonia pickettii and Genome mining for comparative elements
In Bmc Microbiology;
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2180-9-242
[ULIR]

2007

Ralstonia pickettii in environmental biotechnology: potential and applications.
Ryan, MP; Pembroke, TP; Adley, CC
(2007) Ralstonia pickettii in environmental biotechnology: potential and applications.
In Journal Of Applied Microbiology; pp. 754-764

2006

Ralstonia pickettii: a persistant gram-negative nonsocomial infectious organism
Ryan, MP; Pembroke, JT; Adley, CC
(2006) Ralstonia pickettii: a persistant gram-negative nonsocomial infectious organism
In Journal Of Hospital Infection; pp. 278-284

Other Journals

2014

The use of dairy processing waste as a media for growth of recombinant microorganisms
MP Ryan, G Walsh
(2014) The use of dairy processing waste as a media for growth of recombinant microorganisms
In New Biotechnology; Elsevier pp. S134-

2008

Ralstonia insidiosa- a potential nosocomial infectious pathogen.
Ryan MP, Pembroke JT, Adley CC
(2008) Ralstonia insidiosa- a potential nosocomial infectious pathogen.
In National Institute of Health Science Research Bulletin; pp. 59-61

2007

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
Pembroke, JT; Adley, CC; Ryan, MP
(2007) 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
In National Institute of Health Science Research Bulletin; pp. 22-23

2006

Ralstonia pickettii: A growing nosocomial infectious threat.
Ryan, MP; Pembroke, JT; Adley, CC
(2006) Ralstonia pickettii: A growing nosocomial infectious threat.
In National Institute of Health Science Research Bulletin; pp. 63-64

Conference Publications

2016

Environ 2016, The 26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, University of Limerick.
Boyce A, Ryan MP, Walsh G.
(2016) Environ 2016, The 26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, University of Limerick.

2015

Microbial Interfaces, Irish SGM Branch Meeting, NUIG Galway; 2015
Ryan MP, Adley CC
(2015) Microbial Interfaces, Irish SGM Branch Meeting, NUIG Galway; 2015
SGM UK(Ed.)

2014

Environ 2014, The 24th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, Trinity College, Dublin
Ryan MP, Walsh G
(2014) Environ 2014, The 24th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, Trinity College, Dublin

2014

ECB 16, 16th European Congress of Biotechnology, EICC, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ryan MP, Walsh G.
(2014) ECB 16, 16th European Congress of Biotechnology, EICC, Edinburgh, Scotland

2011

Microbial Pathogenesis: The Key To Better Therapies, Irish SGM Branch Meeting, ITT Dublin
Ryan MP, Pembroke JT, Adley CC
(2011) Microbial Pathogenesis: The Key To Better Therapies, Irish SGM Branch Meeting, ITT Dublin

2007

Biofilm: a systems microbiology analysis. Irish Branch Meeting, University of Limerick
Ryan, MP., J.T.Pembroke and CC Adley
(2007) Biofilm: a systems microbiology analysis. Irish Branch Meeting, University of Limerick
SGM UK(Ed.) pp. 16-17

2006

Mechanisms of Bacterial Adhesion and Invasion.SGM, Irish Branch Meeting, Trinity College Dublin
Ryan, MP., J.T.Pembroke and CC Adley
(2006) Mechanisms of Bacterial Adhesion and Invasion.SGM, Irish Branch Meeting, Trinity College Dublin
SGM Symposia(Ed.) pp. 65-66

2006

First Annual DOE Joint Genome Institute User Meeting; Walnut Creek, California
Adley CC, Pembroke JT, Ryan MP
(2006) First Annual DOE Joint Genome Institute User Meeting; Walnut Creek, California

2005

Environmental genomics: future microbiological perspectives. Irish Branch Meeting, University College Cork
Ryan MP, Pembroke JT, Adley CC
(2005) Environmental genomics: future microbiological perspectives. Irish Branch Meeting, University College Cork

Published Reports

2016

The Characterisation of Dairy Waste and the Potential of Whey for Industrial Fermentation
Ryan MP, Walsh G
(2016) The Characterisation of Dairy Waste and the Potential of Whey for Industrial Fermentation
Wexford, Ireland : EPA

2016

Identification and evaluation of phosphorus recovery technologies in an Irish context
Ryan MP, Boyce A, Walsh G
(2016) Identification and evaluation of phosphorus recovery technologies in an Irish context
Wexford, Ireland : EPA

2012

Development of a rapid cellular characterisation technology for use in the biopharmaceutical industry- Deliverable 4.2: Market Report (Final Version)
Ryan MP, Walsh G
(2012) Development of a rapid cellular characterisation technology for use in the biopharmaceutical industry- Deliverable 4.2: Market Report (Final Version)
Brussels : EU