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Dr. Michael Ryan

PHD

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 Chapter

2011

Ralstonia
Ryan, MP., Pembroke TP and Adley CC
Molecular Detection of Human Bacterial Pathogens

Conference Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal

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
Plos One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170567

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
Polymer Bulletin DOI: 10.1007/s00289-011-0695-5

2012

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

2011

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

2011

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

2010
2007

Ralstonia pickettii in environmental biotechnology: potential and applications.
Ryan, MP; Pembroke, TP; Adley, CC
Journal Of Applied Microbiology