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,

Peer Reviewed Journals

2018

Brevundimonas spp: Emerging global opportunistic pathogens

MP Ryan, JT Pembroke (2018) Brevundimonas spp: Emerging global opportunistic pathogens. Virulence :480-493

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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. Hydrogeology Journal :939-951

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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. Plos One

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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. Hindawi Publishing Corporation Biomed Research International

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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. London Scientific Reports :8562-

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2016

The biotechnological potential of whey

MP Ryan, G Walsh (2016) The biotechnological potential of whey. Springer Reviews In Environmental Science And Bio-Technology :479-498

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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. Frontiers In Microbiology :829-

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2014

Ralstonia spp.: emerging global opportunistic pathogens

Ryan, MP,Adley, CC (2014) Ralstonia spp.: emerging global opportunistic pathogens. European Journal Of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases :291-304

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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. Journal Of Medical Microbiology :1025-1031

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2012

Veterinary-based biopharmaceuticals

Ryan MP, Walsh G (2012) Veterinary-based biopharmaceuticals. Trends In Biotechnology

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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. Polymer Bulletin :1951-1963

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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. Journal Of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology :1613-1615

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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. Bmc Microbiology

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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. Journal Of Clinical Microbiology :2077-2079

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2011

The response of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa biofilm to the presence of a glass polyalkenoate cement formulated from a silver containing glass

Coughlan, A; Ryan, MP; Cummins, NM; Towler, MR; (2011) The response of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa biofilm to the presence of a glass polyalkenoate cement formulated from a silver containing glass. J. Materials Science

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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. European Journal Of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases :1245-1247

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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.. Journal Of Hospital Infection :153-157

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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. Bmc Microbiology

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2007

Ralstonia pickettii in environmental biotechnology: potential and applications.

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

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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. Journal Of Hospital Infection :278-284

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Books

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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.. Spain : Formatex Antimicrobial research: Novel bioknowledge and educational programs :593-598

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2016

Ralstonia spp.

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

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2016

Sphingomonas paucimobilis

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

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2016

The Nature and Extent of Foodborne Disease

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

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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. Spain : Formatex The Battle Against Microbial Pathogens: Basic Science, Technological Advances and Educational Programs :913-922

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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. Spain : Formatex The Battle Against Microbial Pathogens: Basic Science, Technological Advances and Educational Programs :1003-1009

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2014

Conductometric biosensors for high throughput screening of pathogens

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

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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. Spain : Formatex Microbial Pathogens and Strategies for Combating Them: Science, Technology and Education

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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. . Texas : Landes Bioscience Bacterial Integrated Mobile Genetic Elements :179-200

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2011

Ralstonia

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

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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. Cardiff : Biofilm Club Biofilms: Persistence and Ubiquity :261-272

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Edited Books

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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. : Elsevier New Biotechnology :S134-

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2008

Ralstonia insidiosa- a potential nosocomial infectious pathogen.

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

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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. National Institute of Health Science Research Bulletin :22-23

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2006

Ralstonia pickettii: A growing nosocomial infectious threat.

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

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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..

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2015

Microbial Interfaces, Irish SGM Branch Meeting, NUIG Galway; 2015

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. :16-17

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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. :65-66

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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.

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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.

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Conference Contributions

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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

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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

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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

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

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