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Peer Reviewed Scientific Publications

2011

Morrow, C., Picton, BE., Erpenbeck, D., Boury-Esnault, N., Maggs, CA., Allcock, L. Congruence between nuclear and mitochondrial genes in Demospongiae: a new hypothesis for relationships within the G4 clade(Porifera: Demospongiae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. (Accepted for publication)

Clarke, S.A., P. Walsh, C.A. Maggs, F. Buchanan.  Designs from the Deep: Marine Organisms for Bone Tissue Engineering. Biotechnology Advances, 2011. 29: 610-617

O’Halloran, JA, Barbosa, TM, Morrissey, JP, Kennedy, J, O’Gara, F, Dobson, ADW.  Diversity and antimicrobial activity of Pseudovibrio spp. from Irish marine sponges.  Journal of Applied Microbiology 2011. 110(6); 1495-1508

Phelan RW, Clarke C, Morrissey JP, Dobson AD, O'Gara F, Barbosa TM , Tetracycline resistance-encoding plasmid from Bacillus sp. Strain #24 isolated from the marine sponge Haliclona simulans. Applied Environmental Microbiology 2011. 77(1):327-9.

Moniz, M., Rindi, F. and Guiry, M.D. Phylogeny and taxonomy of Prasiolales (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) from Tasmania, including Rosenvingiella tasmanica sp. nov. Phycologia. (accepted for publication).

2010

Chin, J. P., Megaw, J., Magill, C. L., Nowotarski, K., Williams, J. P., Bhaganna, P., Linton, M., Patterson, M. F, Underwood, G. J. C., Mswaka, A. Y., and J. E. Hallsworth (2010)Solutes determine the temperature windows for microbial survival and growth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107:7835-7840

Baker PW, Kennedy J, Morrissey J, O'Gara F, Dobson AD, Marchesi JR.  Endoglucanase activities and growth of marine-derived fungi isolated from the sponge Haliclona simulans. Journal of Applied Microbiology 2010, 108(5):1668-75.

Kennedy J, Flemer B, Jackson SA, Lejon DP, Morrissey JP, O'Gara F, Dobson AD.  Marine metagenomics: new tools for the study and exploitation of marine microbial metabolism.  Marine Drugs.  2010 15; 8(3):608-28.

Rindi F (2010) Reproduction and life history of the green alga Prasiola linearis Jao (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta). Botanica Marina 53: 1-7.

2009

Baker PW, Kennedy J, Dobson AD, Marchesi JR. Phylogenetic diversity and antimicrobial activities of fungi associated with Haliclona simulans isolated from Irish coastal waters. Marine Biotechnology (NY). 2009, 11(4):540-7.

Busetti, A., Crawford, D.E., Earle, M.J., Gilea, M., Gilmore, B.F.*, Gorman, S.P., Laverty, G., Lowry, A.F., McLaughlin, M., Seddon, K.R. (2009) Antimicrobial and antibiofilm activities of 1-alkylquinolinium bromide ionic liquids.  Green Chem. 12, 420-425.

Kennedy J, Baker P, Piper C, Cotter PD, Walsh M, Mooij MJ, Bourke MB, Rea MC, O'Connor PM, Ross RP, Hill C, O'Gara F, Marchesi JR, Dobson AD. Isolation and analysis of bacteria with antimicrobial activities from the marine sponge Haliclona simulans collected from Irish waters. Marine Biotechnology (NY). 2009, 11(3):384-96.

2008

Kennedy J, Marchesi JR, Dobson AD. Marine metagenomics: strategies for the discovery of novel enzymes with biotechnological applications from marine environments. Microbial Cell Factories. 2008 Aug 21;7:27.

Kennedy J, Codling CE, Jones BV, Dobson AD, Marchesi JR. Diversity of microbes associated with the marine sponge, Haliclona simulans, isolated from Irish waters and identification of polyketide synthase genes from the sponge metagenome. Environmental Microbiology. 2008, 10(7):1888-902.

Kennedy J, Marchesi JR, Dobson AD. Metagenomic approaches to exploit the biotechnological potential of the microbial consrita of marine sponges.  Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology.  2007, 75(1):11-20.

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Book Chapter

Gilmore BF & Gorman SP (2011) ‘Antimicrobial Devices’ Russell, Hugo & Ayliffe's Principles and Practice of Disinfection, Preservation & Sterilization (Blackwell Publishing).

Lejon, DPH, Kennedy, J. and Dobson, ADW.  Identification of Novel Bioactive Compounds from the Metagenome of the Marine Sponge Haliclona simulans.  In : Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology II: Metagenomics in Different Habitats. Editor: Frans J. de Bruijn. ISBN: 978-0-470-64719-6.  July 2011, Wiley-Blackwell.

Power AM, Waltraud Klepal, Vanessa Zheden, Jaimie Jonker, Paul McEvilly and Janek von Byern ‘Mechanisms of Adhesion in Adult Barnacles’ In: von Byern/Grunwald (eds.): Adhesion Phenomena in Nature 2010 Springer Wien New York ISBN 978-3-7091-0141-4.

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Published Abstracts

Busetti, A & Gilmore BF (2010) Marine-derived bacteria: a source of quorum sensing inhibitors. Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology 62(10) 1390-1391.

Busetti, A & Gilmore BF (2010) Investigating the biotechnological potential of marine bacteria. Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology 62(10) 1387-1388.

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Presentations/Posters

2011

Jonker, JL., McEvilly P., Morrison, L. and Power AM. Wet adhesion in barnacles. The European Society for Biomaterials Research, Dublin, September 4th – 9th, 2011

Morrow, C., CA. Maggs, L. Allcock. Molecular and Morphological Phylogeny of Sponges. Marine Biological Association Postgraduate Symposium, Belfast, 24 May 2011

Morrow, C., CA. Maggs, L. Allcock. Reconciling morphological and molecular classifications: an investigation of Hemiasterellidae (Demospongiae, Porifera). Systematics Association's 8th Biennial Symposium, Belfast, 4-8 July 2011

Rae,M., H.Folch, G.McCormack, F. Rindi, M.P. Johnson. Marine Bioactives from Irish Waters NatPharma: Nature Aided Drug Discovery, Napoli, Italy, 5th – 9th June 2011

Rae,M., M. Moniz, H. Folch, G. McCormack, F. Rindi, M.P. Johnson. Bioactives from Algae Epibioanthic on Sponges Nature Aided Drug Discovery, Napoli, Italy, 5th – 9th June 2011

Rae,M., H.Folch, G.McCormack, F. Rindi, M.P. Johnson. Marine Bioactivity in Irish Waters The 7th European Conference on Marine Natural Products (ECMNP), Strömstad, Sweden, 14th -18th August 2011

Busetti A & Gilmore BF ‘Identification of Marine Bacterial Autoinducers and Quorum Sensing Inhibitors Capable of Modulating Biofilm formation’ Eurobiofilms, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2011.

Millar, J., SA, Clarke, J, Nelson, N, Dunne, L, Galea, M, Descamps, M, Bohner, W, Hofstetter, F, Buchanan. A Comparison of Osteoclast Resorption on Calcined and non-Calcined β-TCP. 24th European Society Conference For Biomaterials, Dublin Sept. 2011

Clarke, S.A.,  E. Cunningham, SY. Choi, M. McKechnie, N.Dunne,  G. Walker, F. Buchanan. Ability of a Marine Sponge-derived Porous HA Scaffold to support bone cell growth and differentiation. TERMIS (Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society) EU Annual meeting, 7-10 June 2011, Granada, Spain.

Fee. K, Buchanan. F, Dunne. N, Walker. G, (Presentation). Optimisation of Hydroxyapatite Synthesis from Coccolith Rich Chalk, 4th Annual World congress of Industrial Biotechnology 2011, April 2011, China.

Moniz, M., F.Rindi (2011, January) Is everything everywhere? Studying the biogeography of the genus Prasiola. 59th winter British Phycological Society meeting, Cardiff.

Moniz, M., F. Rindi, K. Stephens, C. Wolff and G. McCormack (2011, January) Composition and temporal variation of the algal assemblage associated with the sponge Haliclona indistincta (Bowerbank). 59th winter British Phycological Society meeting, Cardiff (poster).

Palmer, I., Clarke, S.A., Nelson, J., Dunne, N.J. , Buchanan, F. Oral Presentation. Effect of Sterilisation on Collagen Derived from the Marine Demosponge Chondrosia reniformis (Nardo, 1847). 17th Bioengineering in Ireland, Galway, Jan 2011.

Power, A.M.  Oral Presentation 'Sticky when wet: the wonderful world of adhesion under the sea, and its potential applications' Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB), NUIG, March 2011

Power, A.M.  Oral Presentation ‘Sticky when wet: the wonderful world of adhesion under the sea’ Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Seminar Series, 4 March 2011

Power. A.M. Oral Presentation ‘What sticks!’ IGNITE Dublin #6 Science Gallery Dublin, 10th February 2011 http://www.youtube.com/user/IgniteDublin#p/f/13/cxfnHApe1ZA

Power, A.M.  Oral Presentation ‘Sun, sea, sand and… surgery:- how marine animals may be good for your health’ Open Your Mind seminar series, Research Office, NUIG, 26 January 2011

Walsh, P.J., GM Walker, SA Clarke, J Nelson, CA Maggs and FJ Buchanan. Biocompatibility of a Novel Marine-based Bone Filler for Hard Tissue Repair. TERMIS (Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society) EU Annual meeting, 7-10 June 2011, Granada, Spain

Fee. K, Buchanan. F, Dunne. N, Walker. G, (Presentation). Conversation of Chalk to Hydroxyapatite for Bone Tissue Engineering. 17th Bioengineering in Ireland, Jan 2011

2010

Barbosa, T.H.,  Robert W. Phelan, Martina Blake, Jonathan Kennedy, John P. Morrissey, Alan D. W. Dobson, Fergal O’Gara.  Sporeformers from the marine sponge

Haliclona simulans with potential biotechnological and biopharmaceutical applications.  Poster Presentation.  Society for General Microbiology (SGM), Spring Meeting, Edinburgh, 29 March - 1 April 2010.

Barbosa, T.M., Robert W. Phelan, Martina Blake, Jonathan Kennedy, John P. Morrissey, Alan D.W. Dobson and Fergal O’Gara.  Sporeformers from the marine sponge Haliclona simulans with potential biotechnological and biopharmaceutical applications.  Poster Presentation.  SGM Spring Meeting, 2010, Edinburgh.  http://www.sgm.ac.uk/meetings/pdfabstracts/edinburgh2010abs.pdf

Clarke, S.A., E. Cunningham, SY. Choi, M. McKechnie, G. Burke, N.Dunne,  G. Walker, F. Buchanan. Oral Presentation In vitro Evaluation of a Novel Porous Scaffold Based on a Natural Sponge Template for Bone Tissue Engineering. Trauma and Rehabilitation Recognised Research Group Annual Conference, Newcastle, Co-Down. Mar, 2010. (awarded the Lillian Bradley Prize for best oral presentation).

Dobson, A.   Omics for bioactives, status and future challenges. Oral Presentation,  ESF conference “Marine Biotechnology: Future Challenges”, 20-25 June, 2010, Aquafredda di Maratea, Italy. http://www.esf.org/activities/esf-conferences/details/2010/confdetail330/330-final-programme.html

Dobson, A. Oral Presentation, Oral Presentation,  “Identification of novel bioactive molecules and biocatalysts from marine sponge microbiota using metagenomic based approaches”.  International Marine Biotechnology Conference (IMBC2010). Quingdao, China. 8th-12th October.

Dobson, A.,  Oral Presentation,  Metagenomics strategies for the discovery of novel enzymes with biotechnological application from marine and terrestrial ecosystems. European Federation of Biotechnology- Section on Applied Biocatalysis “Novel Enzymes 2010” Conference, University of Exeter, United Kingdom. 14th-17th April.

Flemer, B., Jonathan Kennedy, Ru-Angelie Edrada-Ebel, Alexander M. Meyer, John Morrissey, Fergal O’Gara and Alan Dobson.  Antimicrobial activities from sponge-derived fungi.  Oral Presentation,  Irish Fungal Meeting, 17-18 June, 2010, http://www.ucc.ie/en/ifm2010/programme/

Flemer, B., Jonathan Kennedy, Ru-Angelie Edrada-Ebel, Alexander M. Meyer, John Morrissey, Fergal O’Gara and Alan Dobson.  Antimicrobial activities from marine sponges and sponge-derived microbes.  Poster Presentation.  ESF conference “Marine Biotechnology: Future Challenges”, 20-25 June, 2010, Aquafredda di Maratea, Italy.  http://www.esf.org/activities/esf-conferences/details/2010/confdetail330/330-final-programme.html

Goodwin, C., Christine Morrow, Bernard Picton. Unravelling the Hymedesmiidae: aligning molecular and morphological evidence. Oral Presentation VIII International Sponge Symposium, Girona 2010.

Hernandez-Kantun J.J., Rindi F., Riosmena-Rodriguez R., Hall-Spencer J. (2010). Phylogeny of maërl-forming corallines (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) from the northern hemisphere. International Conference “Ectocarpus 2010: a decade of algal genomics”, Ghent University, Ghent (Belgium), 7-9 April 2010.

Hernandez-Kantun J.J. (2010) Maërl beds, phylogeny and taxonomy of free-living coralline algae (Corallinales: Rhodophyta) in Europe. 12th Young Systematists’ Forum, London

Kennedy, K.,  David P.H. Lejon, John P. Morrissey, Fergal O’Gara and Alan D.W. Dobson.  Metagenomic approaches to identify novel bioactive molecules and biocatalysts from marine sponge microbiota.  Poster Presentation, SGM Spring Meeting, 2010, Edinburgh.  http://www.sgm.ac.uk/meetings/pdfabstracts/edinburgh2010abs.pdf

Lejon DPH, Kennedy J & Dobson ADW.  Identification of novel bioactive compounds from the metagenome of the marine sponge Haliclona simulans.  Poster - 10th International Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology(BAGECO-10), Uppsala(Sweden), http://wwwconference.slu.se/bageco/

Margassery, L.M., Jonathan Kennedy, Alan Dobson, Fergal O'Gara and John Morrissey.  Screening marine sponge-associated microbes to identify novel bioactive metabolites.  Poster Presentation.  SGM Irish Division Meeting.  http://www.sgm.ac.uk/meetings/diviris.cfm

Margassery, M.M., Burkhardt Flemer, Stephen Jackson, RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel, Jonathan Kennedy, Florence McCarthy, Alan Dobson, Fergal O'Gara and John Morrissey.  : Identification of bioactive metabolites from marine sponge-associated microbes.  Poster Presentation - SGM Spring Meeting, 2010, Edinburgh.  http://www.sgm.ac.uk/meetings/pdfabstracts/edinburgh2010abs.pdf

Margassery, L.M.,  JonathanKennedy, Alan Dobson,Fergal O'Gara and John Morrissey.  Screening marine sponge associated microbes to identify novel bioactive metabolites.  Poster: SGM Irish Division Meeting, UCC,Cork.  http://www.sgm.ac.uk/meetings/diviris.cfm

Millar J, Clarke SA, Palmer I, Nelson J, Dunne N, Bohner M, Buchanan F. Oral Presentation Outcome Measures for Cell Mediated Bioresorption of Calcium Phosphate Bone Substitute. Joint meeting of Microscopy Society of Ireland/Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society. Aug 2010.

Mooij, M.,  John O’Halloran, Teresa Barbosa, Jonathan Kennedy, John P. Morrissey, Alan D.W. Dobson and Fergal O’Gara.  : Identification of marine-derived modulators of microbial signalling.  Poster Presentation.  SGM Spring Meeting, 2010, Edinburgh. http://www.sgm.ac.uk/meetings/pdfabstracts/edinburgh2010abs.pdf

Moniz, M., F. Rindi (2010, June). Understanding the phylogeny of the green algal order Prasiolales (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta). Joint ECI-MRI Research Day, NUI, Galway.

Moniz, M., F. Rindi (2010, April). Understanding the phylogeny of the green algal order Prasiolales (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta). International Conference Ectocarpus 2010 - A decade of algal genomics. Ghent University, Ghent

Moniz M., (2010, December) Understanding the Phylogeny of the green algal orderPrasiolales (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta). 12th Young Systematics Forum, London.

Moniz, M., A. Amorim, I. Kaczmarska and A.P. Alves de Matos (2010, June) Barcoding Diatoms with ITS – evaluation and case study. Second meeting of the European consortium for the barcode of life, Braga.

Morrow, C.,  Bernard Picton, Claire Goodwin, Dirk Erpenbeck, Christine Maggs, Louise Allcock.  "How Dendy and Topsent got it right: the family "Astraxinellidae" validated by LSU ribosomal DNA sequences”. Oral Presentation VIII International Sponge Symposium, Girona 2010.

McEvilly, P. and Anne Marie Power ‘The buoy barnacle –a bioresource?’ Poster MRI-ECI Research Day, NUIG, June 17 2010 http://www.nuigalway.ie/eci/news_events/events.html –won First Prize from 80 posters submitted 

McEvilly, P. and Anne Marie Power ‘Cement apparatus of the buoy barnacle Dosima fascicularis’ Poster -College of Science Research Day, NUIG, April 12 2010 http://www.nuigalway.ie/science/documents/book_of_abstracts_2010.pdf

McEvilly, P.  and Anne Marie Power Oral Presentation ‘The buoy barnacle –a bioresource?’      MRI-ECI Research Day, NUIG, June 17 2010     http://www.nuigalway.ie/eci/news_events/events.html

Palmer, I.,  N. Dunne, J. Nelson, F. Buchanan, S.A. Clarke. Oral Presentation Characterisation of Collagen Derived from the Marine Demosponge Chondrosia reniformis (Nardo, 1847). Joint meeting of Microscopy Society of Ireland/Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society. Aug 2010.

Fee. K, Buchanan. F, Dunne. N, Walker. G, (Commented Poster). Conversation of Chalk to Hydroxyapatite for Bone Tissue Engineering. Joint Meeting of Microscopy Society of Ireland/Northern Ireland Bioengineering Society, Aug 2010

Picton, B., Christine Morrow, Claire Goodwin, Dirk Erpenbeck, Christine Maggs, Louise Allcock. Molecular insights into the genus Eurypon. Oral Presentation VIII International Sponge Symposium, Girona 2010.

Power, A.M.  Oral Presentation ‘Sun, sea, sand and…surgery: how marine animals may be good for your health’ School of Pharmacy Seminar Series, Queens University Belfast, 20 October 2010.

Power, A.M.  Oral Presentation ‘Barnacle bioadhesion’ first meeting of EU COST Action TD0906 University of Vienna, 3-5 November 2010.

Walsh, P.J., GM Walker, SA Clarke, J Nelson, CA Maggs and FJ Buchanan. Oral Presentation.  Biological Characterisation of commercially available Calcium Phosphate Bone Substitutes in Comparison to a Novel Marine-based Bone Filler for Hard Tissue Repair. 23rd European Society Conference For Biomaterials, Tampere, Finland, Sept 2010.

White T, Gorman SP, Gilmore BF ‘Isolation, Identification and Mechanistic Characterisation of Novel Proteases from Marine Bacteria’ UKPharmSci 2010.

Fee. K, Buchanan. F, Dunne. N, Walker. G, (Commented Poster). Development of Marine Derived Biomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications. 16th Bioengineering in Ireland, Jan 2010

2009

Hernandez-Kantun J.J., Rindi F., Riosmena-Rodriguez R. (2009). Status of knowledge of maërl-forming Corallinaceae in Ireland. 3rd International Rhodolith Workshop, Bouzios (Brazil), 1-6 December 2009.

Kennedy, J., David P.H. Lejon, and Alan D.W. Dobson.  Metagenomic approaches to access and exploit the metabolic diversity of the sponge microbial consortia.  Poster: BIOPROSP 2009 - Taking bioprospecting to the extreme, Tromsø, Norway. http://www.bioprosp.no/

Kennedy, J., Paul W. Baker, and Alan D.W. Dobson.  Cultured bacteria and fungi with bioactivities from the marine sponge Haliclona simulans.  Oral Presentation and Poster: BIOPROSP 2009 - Taking bioprospecting to the extreme, Tromsø, Norway. http://www.bioprosp.no/

Margassery, L.M.,  Jonathan Kennedy, Alan Dobson, Fergal O'Gara and John Morrissey.  Screening marine sponge-associated microbes to identify novel bioactive metabolites.  Oral Presentation: Irish Fungal Meeting,  26 June, 2009.  http://www.ucd.ie/ifm09/

Margassery,L.M.,  Jonathan Kennedy, Alan Dobson, Fergal O'Gara and John Morrissey.  : Screening marine sponge associated microbes to identify novel bioactive metabolites.  Oral Presentation and Poster - Irish Fungal Meeting – IFM09, UCD, Dublin. http://www.ucd.ie/ifm09/

Millar. J, Clarke. SA, Dunne. N, Bohner  M, Buchanan  F. Cell mediated bioresorption of calcium phosphate bone substitutes. Poster. 15th Bioengineering in Ireland, Limerick, Jan 2009.

Morrison, L., Martin Feely, Dagmar B. Stengel, Nigel Blamey, Peter Dockery, Alfie Sherlock, Éadaoin Timmins, Fionn Farrell, and Anne Marie Power Oral Presentation ‘Bioweathering: intertidal organisms and a new geophycology paradigm’ CAREX (Coordination Action for Research Activities on Life in Extreme Environments) 21-26 June 2009 - Sasbachwalden, Germany.

Palmer, I.,  R. O’Hara, N. Dunne, F. Buchanan, S.A. Clarke. Oral Presentation In Vitro and In Vivo Characterisation of Biological Response to Bone Cement. Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society Spring Symposium April 2009.


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