Dr Gavin Collins

BSc PhD

 
researcher
 

Biography

Vice Dean - Student Recruitment & Public Engagement, College of Science and Engineering. 
I am a microbiologist,
interested in: 
1. Environmental microbiology and biotechnology; 
2. International development: sustainable sanitation; pathogen, and antimicrobial resistance, transmission;
3. Microbiomes: leveraging the utility of microbiomes, and host-microbe interactions, in the natural and built environment. I am interested in applying novel, high-resolution microbiomics.
My lab website is at www.collinslaboratory.com and my publishing profile is here. I hold a Science Foundation Ireland Career Development Award, and I was was an ERC Laureate, Fulbright Scholar (UC Berkeley), Royal Irish Academy Charlemount Scholar, Ireland-Canada University Scholar (UBC, Vancouver), Marie Curie Fellow (Max Planck Institute, Bremen); Irish Research Council Fellow; and British Science Association Media Fellow at The Irish Times

Research Interests

Research Interests
Microbial ecosystems at the interfaces of:
- the built and natural environment
- international development, relating to: public health; antimicrobial resistance transmission; pathogen transmission; sustainable sanitation
- Interactions between carbon-, nitrogen-, sulfur- and iron-cycling for innovative, autotrophic management of nutrients
- genome-centric, microbial ecology, and ecophysiology, of complex biofilm aggregates and of host-microbe associations
- leveraging, and improving the reliability of, microbiomes to protect environmental quality and public health, and to sustain the built environment and the bioeconomy.
My research lab is here and our publications are here.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
M2EX - Exploiting Metal-Microbe Applications to Expand the Circular Economy 01-MAR-20 28-FEB-29
NEXT-GENERATION TRACE ELEMENTS EXPLOITATION (TEX) IN MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES AT THE SCALES OF GENOMES, CELLS, BIOFILMS AND NEW BIOTECHNOLOGY 01-APR-18 31-MAR-22
ADiOS - AMOEBIC DISEASE OF SALMON 01-DEC-16 28-FEB-22
USE OF FILTERS FOR TREATMENT OF DRINKING WATER GAVIN COLLINS 01-MAY-13 30-APR-16
IRC EMBARK ROBERT DILLON GAVIN COLLINS 01-SEP-12 31-AUG-15
MICROBIOLOGY OF NOVEL SLOW SAND FILTERS MILLENIUIM FUND GAVIN COLLINS 01-MAY-12 30-APR-16
3C: COLD CARBON CATABOLISM GAVIN COLLINS 01-MAY-11 30-APR-16
IRCSET ECOPHYSIOLOGY OF INNOVATIVE BIOFILMS FOR ENERGY PRODUCTION GAVIN COLLINS 31-DEC-10 30-DEC-14
SFI STARS ECOLOGY OF SEWAGE TREATMENT 03-JUN-08 29-JUL-08
MSc Biotechnology Course - GAVIN COLLINS 01-MAR-08 31-DEC-20
MF07-P32 ANAEROBIC AMMONIUM OXIDATION IN SOIL 01-JAN-08 19-JUN-09
06 RFP EEB024 TREATMENT OF WASTEWATER V OFLA & G C 01-SEP-06 28-FEB-10

Contract Researchers

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
Dr Seung Gu Shin (based at The University of Glasgow, through the EPSRC's Transforming Waste Project)
Dr Sean Gerrity 3C-BIOTECH Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr Estefania Porca (NUI Galway)

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Granular biofilms: Function, application, and new trends as model microbial communities'
Trego, AC;Mills, S;Collins, G (2020) 'Granular biofilms: Function, application, and new trends as model microbial communities'. Critical Reviews In Environmental Science And Technology, [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Growth and Break-Up of Methanogenic Granules Suggests Mechanisms for Biofilm and Community Development'
Trego, AC,Galvin, E,Sweeney, C,Dunning, S,Murphy, C,Mills, S,Nzeteu, C,Quince, C,Connelly, S,Ijaz, UZ,Collins, G (2020) 'Growth and Break-Up of Methanogenic Granules Suggests Mechanisms for Biofilm and Community Development'. Frontiers In Microbiology, 11 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Enhanced Methanization of Long-Chain Fatty Acid Wastewater at 20 degrees C in the Novel Dynamic Sludge Chamber-Fixed Film Bioreactor'
Singh, S;Holohan, BC;Mills, S;Castilla-Archilla, J;Kokko, M;Rintala, J;Lens, PNL;Collins, G;O'Flaherty, V (2020) 'Enhanced Methanization of Long-Chain Fatty Acid Wastewater at 20 degrees C in the Novel Dynamic Sludge Chamber-Fixed Film Bioreactor'. Frontiers In Energy Research, 8 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Enhanced Methanization of Long-Chain Fatty Acid Wastewater at 20 degrees C in the Novel Dynamic Sludge Chamber-Fixed Film Bioreactor'
Singh, S,Holohan, BC,Mills, S,Castilla-Archilla, J,Kokko, M,Rintala, J,Lens, PNL,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2020) 'Enhanced Methanization of Long-Chain Fatty Acid Wastewater at 20 degrees C in the Novel Dynamic Sludge Chamber-Fixed Film Bioreactor'. Frontiers In Energy Research, 8 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Growth and break-up of methanogenic granules suggests mechanisms for biofilm and community development'
Anna Christine Trego, Evan Galvin, Conor Sweeney, Sinéad Dunning, Cillian Murphy, Simon Mills, Corine Nzeteu, Christopher Quince, Stephanie Connelly, Umer Ijaz, Gavin Collins (2020) 'Growth and break-up of methanogenic granules suggests mechanisms for biofilm and community development'. Frontiers In Microbiology, [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Granular biofilms: Function, application, and new trends as model microbial communities'
Trego, AC, Mills, S, Collins, G (2020) 'Granular biofilms: Function, application, and new trends as model microbial communities'. Critical Reviews In Environmental Science And Technology, [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Ammonium influences kinetics and structure of methanotrophic consortia'
Lopez, JC;Porca, E;Collins, G;Clifford, E;Quijano, G;Munoz, R (2019) 'Ammonium influences kinetics and structure of methanotrophic consortia'. Waste Management, 89 :345-353 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Anaerobic treatment of LCFA-containing synthetic dairy wastewater at 20 degrees C: Process performance and microbial community dynamics'
Singh, S,Rinta-Kanto, JM,Kettunen, R,Tolvanen, H,Lens, P,Collins, G,Kokko, M,Rintala, J (2019) 'Anaerobic treatment of LCFA-containing synthetic dairy wastewater at 20 degrees C: Process performance and microbial community dynamics'. Science Of The Total Environment, 691 :960-968 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Anaerobic treatment of LCFA-containing synthetic dairy wastewater at 20 degrees C: Process performance and microbial community dynamics'
Singh, S;Rinta-Kanto, JM;Kettunen, R;Tolvanen, H;Lens, P;Collins, G;Kokko, M;Rintala, J (2019) 'Anaerobic treatment of LCFA-containing synthetic dairy wastewater at 20 degrees C: Process performance and microbial community dynamics'. Science Of The Total Environment, 691 :960-968 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Inoculum pretreatment differentially affects the active microbial community performing mesophilic and thermophilic dark fermentation of xylose'
Dessi, P;Porca, E;Frunzo, L;Lakaniemi, AM;Collins, G;Esposito, G;Lens, PNL (2018) 'Inoculum pretreatment differentially affects the active microbial community performing mesophilic and thermophilic dark fermentation of xylose'. International Journal Of Hydrogen Energy, 43 :9233-9245 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Development of a staged anaerobic pond for methane recovery from domestic wastewater'
Cruddas, PH,McAdam, EJ,Asproulis, N,Antoniadis, A,Ansari, I,Best, D,Jefferson, B,Cartmell, E,Collins, G,Porca, E,Pena-Varon, MR (2018) 'Development of a staged anaerobic pond for methane recovery from domestic wastewater'. Ecological Engineering, 122 :169-176 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Elemental sulfur-based autotrophic denitrification and denitritation: microbially catalyzed sulfur hydrolysis and nitrogen conversions'
Kostrytsia, A;Papirio, S;Frunzo, L;Maffei, MR;Porca, E;Collins, G;Lens, PNL;Esposito, G (2018) 'Elemental sulfur-based autotrophic denitrification and denitritation: microbially catalyzed sulfur hydrolysis and nitrogen conversions'. Journal Of Environmental Management, 211 :313-322 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Enrichment and characterization of autotrophic Thiobacillus denitrifiers from anaerobic sludge for nitrate removal'
Yang, Y,Gerrity, S,Collins, G,Chen, TH,Li, RH,Xie, SH,Zhan, XM (2018) 'Enrichment and characterization of autotrophic Thiobacillus denitrifiers from anaerobic sludge for nitrate removal'. Process Biochemistry, 68 :165-170 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Thermophilic versus mesophilic dark fermentation in xylose-fed fluidised bed reactors: Biohydrogen production and active microbial community'
Paolo Dessì, Estefania Porca, Nicholas R. Waters, Aino-Maija Lakaniemi, Gavin Collins, Piet N. L. Lens (2018) 'Thermophilic versus mesophilic dark fermentation in xylose-fed fluidised bed reactors: Biohydrogen production and active microbial community'. International Journal Of Hydrogen Energy, 43 (11):5473-5485 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Thermophilic versus mesophilic dark fermentation in xylose-fed fluidised bed reactors: Biohydrogen production and active microbial community'
Dessi, P;Porca, E;Waters, NR;Lakaniemi, AM;Collins, G;Lens, PNL (2018) 'Thermophilic versus mesophilic dark fermentation in xylose-fed fluidised bed reactors: Biohydrogen production and active microbial community'. International Journal Of Hydrogen Energy, 43 :5473-5485 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Composition and role of the attached and planktonic microbial communities in mesophilic and thermophilic xylose-fed microbial fuel cells'
Dessi, P;Porca, E;Haavisto, J;Lakaniemi, AM;Collins, G;Lens, PNL (2018) 'Composition and role of the attached and planktonic microbial communities in mesophilic and thermophilic xylose-fed microbial fuel cells'. Rsc Advances, 8 :3069-3080 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Temperature control as key factor for optimal biohydrogen production from thermomechanical pulping wastewater'
Dessi, P;Porca, E;Lakaniemi, AM;Collins, G;Lens, PNL (2018) 'Temperature control as key factor for optimal biohydrogen production from thermomechanical pulping wastewater'. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 137 :214-221 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'DESMAN: a new tool for de novo extraction of strains from metagenomes'
Quince, C,Delmont, TO,Raguideau, S,Alneberg, J,Darling, AE,Collins, G,Eren, AM (2017) 'DESMAN: a new tool for de novo extraction of strains from metagenomes'. Genome Biol, 18 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Nanostructured pyrrhotite supports autotrophic denitrification for simultaneous nitrogen and phosphorus removal from secondary effluents'
Yang, Y,Chen, TH,Morrison, L,Gerrity, S,Collins, G,Porca, E,Li, RH,Zhan, XM (2017) 'Nanostructured pyrrhotite supports autotrophic denitrification for simultaneous nitrogen and phosphorus removal from secondary effluents'. Chemical Engineering Journal, 328 :511-518 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Nanostructured pyrrhotite supports autotrophic denitrification for simultaneous nitrogen and phosphorus removal from secondary effluents'
Yan Yang, Tianhu Chen, Liam Morrison, Sean Gerrity, Gavin Collins, Estefanía Porca, Ruihua Li, Xinmin Zhan (2017) 'Nanostructured pyrrhotite supports autotrophic denitrification for simultaneous nitrogen and phosphorus removal from secondary effluents'. Chemical Engineering Journal, 328 :511-518 [Details]
(2017) 'Bioreactor Scalability: Laboratory-Scale Bioreactor Design Influences Performance, Ecology, and Community Physiology in Expanded Granular Sludge Bed Bioreactors'
Connelly, S,Shin, SG,Dillon, RJ,Ijaz, UZ,Quince, C,Sloan, WT,Collins, G (2017) 'Bioreactor Scalability: Laboratory-Scale Bioreactor Design Influences Performance, Ecology, and Community Physiology in Expanded Granular Sludge Bed Bioreactors'. Frontiers In Microbiology, 8 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Simultaneous nitrate and phosphate removal from wastewater lacking organic matter through microbial oxidation of pyrrhotite coupled to nitrate reduction'
Li, RH,Morrison, L,Collins, G,Li, AM,Zhan, XM (2016) 'Simultaneous nitrate and phosphate removal from wastewater lacking organic matter through microbial oxidation of pyrrhotite coupled to nitrate reduction'. Water Research, 96 :32-41 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Physicochemical analysis of initial adhesion and biofilm formation of Methanosarcina barkeri on polymer support material'
Nguyen V, Karunakaran E;Collins G;Biggs CA (2016) 'Physicochemical analysis of initial adhesion and biofilm formation of Methanosarcina barkeri on polymer support material'. Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 143 :518-525 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Simultaneous nitrate and phosphate removal from wastewater lacking organic matter through microbial oxidation of pyrrhotite coupled to nitrate reduction'
Li R, Morrison L, Collins G, Li A, Zhan X (2016) 'Simultaneous nitrate and phosphate removal from wastewater lacking organic matter through microbial oxidation of pyrrhotite coupled to nitrate reduction'. Water Research, [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Bioaugmentation Mitigates the Impact of Estrogen on Coliform-Grazing Protozoa in Slow Sand Filters'
Haig, SJ,Gauchotte-Lindsay, C,Collins, G,Quince, C (2016) 'Bioaugmentation Mitigates the Impact of Estrogen on Coliform-Grazing Protozoa in Slow Sand Filters'. Environmental Science & Technology, 50 :3101-3110 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Ammonia oxidizing bacteria and archaea in horizontal flow biofilm reactors treating ammonia-contaminated air at 10 degrees C'
Gerrity, S,Clifford, E,Kennelly, C,Collins, G (2016) 'Ammonia oxidizing bacteria and archaea in horizontal flow biofilm reactors treating ammonia-contaminated air at 10 degrees C'. Journal Of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, 43 :651-661 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Carbon amendment and soil depth affect the distribution and abundance of denitrifiers in agricultural soils'
Barrett, M,Khalil, MI,Jahangir, MMR,Lee, C,Cardenas, LM,Collins, G,Richards, KG,O'Flaherty, V (2016) 'Carbon amendment and soil depth affect the distribution and abundance of denitrifiers in agricultural soils'. Environmental Science And Pollution Research, 23 :7899-7910 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Bioaugmentation Mitigates the Impact of Estrogen on Coliform-Grazing Protozoa in Slow Sand Filters'
Haig SJ, Gauchotte-Lindsay C, Collins G, Quince C. (2016) 'Bioaugmentation Mitigates the Impact of Estrogen on Coliform-Grazing Protozoa in Slow Sand Filters'. Environmental Science And Technology, [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Ammonia oxidizing bacteria and archaea in horizontal flow biofilm reactors treating ammonia-contaminated air at 10 °C'
Seán Gerrity, Eoghan Clifford, Colm Kennelly, Gavin Collins (2016) 'Ammonia oxidizing bacteria and archaea in horizontal flow biofilm reactors treating ammonia-contaminated air at 10 °C'. Journal Of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, [Details]
(2016) 'Hydrogen sulfide oxidation in novel Horizontal-Flow Biofilm Reactors dominated by an Acidithiobacillus and a Thiobacillus species'
S. Gerrity, C. Kennelly, E. Clifford & G. Collins (2016) 'Hydrogen sulfide oxidation in novel Horizontal-Flow Biofilm Reactors dominated by an Acidithiobacillus and a Thiobacillus species'. Environmental Technology, [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Physicochemical analysis of initial adhesion and biofilm formation of Methanosarcina barkeri on polymer support material'
Nguyen, V,Karunakaran, E,Collins, G,Biggs, CA (2016) 'Physicochemical analysis of initial adhesion and biofilm formation of Methanosarcina barkeri on polymer support material'. Colloids And Surfaces B-Biointerfaces, 143 :518-525 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Hydrogen sulfide oxidation in novel Horizontal-Flow Biofilm Reactors dominated by an Acidithiobacillus and a Thiobacillus species'
Gerrity, S,Kennelly, C,Clifford, E,Collins, G (2016) 'Hydrogen sulfide oxidation in novel Horizontal-Flow Biofilm Reactors dominated by an Acidithiobacillus and a Thiobacillus species'. Environmental Technology, 37 :2252-2264 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Effect of carbon amendment and soil depth on the distribution of denitrifers and the emission of N2 and N2O using nirK, nirS, and nosZ functional markers'
Barrett, M., Jahangir, M.M.R., Khalil, M.I., Lee, C., Cardenas, L.M. , Collins, G., Richards, K., and O’Flaherty, V. (2016) 'Effect of carbon amendment and soil depth on the distribution of denitrifers and the emission of N2 and N2O using nirK, nirS, and nosZ functional markers'. Environmental Science And Pollution Research, [Details]
(2015) 'An evaluation of the performance and optimization of a new wastewater treatment technology: the air suction flow-biofilm reactor'
Forde, P,Kennelly, C,Gerrity, S,Collins, G,Clifford, E (2015) 'An evaluation of the performance and optimization of a new wastewater treatment technology: the air suction flow-biofilm reactor'. Environmental Technology, 36 :1188-1204 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Stable-isotope probing and metagenomics reveal predation by protozoa drives E-coli removal in slow sand filters'
Haig, SJ,Schirmer, M,D'Amore, R,Gibbs, J,Davies, RL,Collins, G,Quince, C (2015) 'Stable-isotope probing and metagenomics reveal predation by protozoa drives E-coli removal in slow sand filters'. The ISME journal, 9 :797-808 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Fate of Trace Metals in Anaerobic Digestion'
Fermoso, FG;van Hullebusch, ED;Guibaud, G;Collins, G;Svensson, BH;Carliell-Marquet, C;Vink, JPM;Esposito, G;Frunzo, L (2015) 'Fate of Trace Metals in Anaerobic Digestion'. Tissue Engineering Iii: Cell-Surface Interactions For Tissue Culture, 151 :171-195 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Fate of Trace Metals in Anaerobic Digestion'
Fermoso, FG,van Hullebusch, ED,Guibaud, G,Collins, G,Svensson, BH,Carliell-Marquet, C,Vink, JPM,Esposito, G,Frunzo, L,Guebitz, GM,Bauer, A,Bochmann, G,Gronauer, A,Weiss, S (2015) 'Fate of Trace Metals in Anaerobic Digestion'. Tissue Engineering Iii: Cell-Surface Interactions For Tissue Culture, 151 :171-195 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'The Relationship between Microbial Community Evenness and Function in Slow Sand Filters'
Haig, SJ,Quince, C,Davies, RL,Dorea, CC,Collins, G (2015) 'The Relationship between Microbial Community Evenness and Function in Slow Sand Filters'. Mbio, 6 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Replicating the microbial community and water quality performance of full-scale slow sand filters in laboratory-scale filters'
Haig, SJ,Quince, C,Davies, RL,Dorea, CC,Collins, G (2014) 'Replicating the microbial community and water quality performance of full-scale slow sand filters in laboratory-scale filters'. Water Research, 61 :141-151 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Effect of sulfate on low-temperature anaerobic digestion'
Madden, P,Al-Raei, AM,Enright, AM,Chinalia, FA,de Beer, D,O'Flaherty, V,Collins, G (2014) 'Effect of sulfate on low-temperature anaerobic digestion'. Frontiers In Microbiology, 5 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Abundance of denitrification genes under different peizometer depths in four Irish agricultural groundwater sites'
Barrett, M., Jahangir, M.M.R., Lee, C., Smith, C.J., Bhreathnach, N., Collins, G., Richards, K.G., O'Flaherty, V. (2014) 'Abundance of denitrification genes under different peizometer depths in four Irish agricultural groundwater sites'. Environmental Science And Pollution Research, [Details]
(2014) 'Liquid phase optimisation in a horizontal flow biofilm reactor (HFBR) technology for the removal of methane at low temperatures'
Kennelly, C,Gerrity, S,Collins, G,Clifford, E (2014) 'Liquid phase optimisation in a horizontal flow biofilm reactor (HFBR) technology for the removal of methane at low temperatures'. Chemical Engineering Journal, 242 :144-154 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Abundance of denitrification genes under different peizometer depths in four Irish agricultural groundwater sites'
Barrett, M,Jahangir, M,Lee, C,Smith, C,Bhreathnach, N,Collins, G,Richards, K,O'Flaherty, V (2013) 'Abundance of denitrification genes under different peizometer depths in four Irish agricultural groundwater sites'. Environmental Science And Pollution Research, 20 :6646-6657 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Abundance of denitrification genes under different peizometer depths in four Irish agricultural groundwater sites'
Maria Barrett & Mohammad M. R. Jahangir & Changsoo Lee & Cindy J. Smith & Niamh Bhreathnach & Gavin Collins & Karl G. Richards & Vincent O’Flaherty (2013) 'Abundance of denitrification genes under different peizometer depths in four Irish agricultural groundwater sites'. Environmental Science And Pollution Research, 20 :6646-6657 [Details]
(2012) 'Intensive and extensive nitrogen loss from intertidal permeable sediments of the Wadden Sea'
Gao, H; Matyka, M; Liu, B; Khalili, A; Kostka, J; Collins, G; Jansen, S; Holtappels, M; Jensen, M; Badewien, T; Beck, M; Grundwald, M; de Beer, D; Lavik, G; Kuypers, M. (2012) 'Intensive and extensive nitrogen loss from intertidal permeable sediments of the Wadden Sea'. Limnology And Oceanography, 57 :1185-1198 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Low-temperature anaerobic digestion for wastewater treatment'
McKeown, R.M. , Hughes, D., Collins, G. , Mahony, T. , O'Flaherty, V. (2012) 'Low-temperature anaerobic digestion for wastewater treatment'. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'A Horizontal Flow Biofilm Reactor (HFBR) Technology for the Removal of Methane and Hydrogen Sulphide at Low Temperatures'
Kennelly, C., Clifford, E., Gerrity, S., Walsh, R., Rodgers, M., Collins, G. (2012) 'A Horizontal Flow Biofilm Reactor (HFBR) Technology for the Removal of Methane and Hydrogen Sulphide at Low Temperatures'. Water Science And Technology, 66 (9):1997-2006 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Optimization of a horizontal-flow biofilm reactor for the removal of methane at low temperatures'
Clifford, E,Kennelly, C,Walsh, R,Gerrity, S,Reilly, EO,Collins, G (2012) 'Optimization of a horizontal-flow biofilm reactor for the removal of methane at low temperatures'. Journal Of The Air & Waste Management Association, 62 :1166-1173 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'A horizontal flow biofilm reactor (HFBR) technology for the removal of methane and hydrogen sulphide at low temperatures'
Kennelly, C,Clifford, E,Gerrity, S,Walsh, R,Rodgers, M,Collins, G (2012) 'A horizontal flow biofilm reactor (HFBR) technology for the removal of methane and hydrogen sulphide at low temperatures'. Water Science And Technology, 66 :1997-2006 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Benthic nitrogen loss in the Arabian Sea off Pakistan'
Sokoll, S,Holtappels, M,Lam, P,Collins, G,Schluter, M,Lavik, G,Kuypers, MMM (2012) 'Benthic nitrogen loss in the Arabian Sea off Pakistan'. Frontiers In Microbiology, 3 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Optimization of a horizontal-flow biofilm reactor for the removal of methane at low temperatures'
Clifford, E;Kennelly, C;Walsh, R;Gerrity, S;Reilly, EO;Collins, G (2012) 'Optimization of a horizontal-flow biofilm reactor for the removal of methane at low temperatures'. Journal Of The Air & Waste Management Association, 62 :1166-1173 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'A horizontal flow biofilm reactor (HFBR) technology for the removal of methane and hydrogen sulphide at low temperatures'
Kennelly, C;Clifford, E;Gerrity, S;Walsh, R;Rodgers, M;Collins, G (2012) 'A horizontal flow biofilm reactor (HFBR) technology for the removal of methane and hydrogen sulphide at low temperatures'. Water Science And Technology, 66 :1997-2006 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'McKeown, R.M., Hughes, D., Collins, G., Mahony, T., O'Flaherty, V'
McKeown, R.M., Hughes, D., Collins, G., Mahony, T., O'Flaherty, V. (2011) 'McKeown, R.M., Hughes, D., Collins, G., Mahony, T., O'Flaherty, V'. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, [Details]
(2011) 'Quantitative and qualitative analyses of methanogenic community development in high-rate anaerobic bioreactors'
Bialek, K;Kim, J;Lee, C;Collins, G;Mahony, T;O'Flaherty, V (2011) 'Quantitative and qualitative analyses of methanogenic community development in high-rate anaerobic bioreactors'. Water Research, 45 :1298-1308 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'A metaproteomic approach gives functional insights into anaerobic digestion'
Abram, F;Enright, AM;O'Reilly, J;Botting, CH;Collins, G;O'Flaherty, V (2011) 'A metaproteomic approach gives functional insights into anaerobic digestion'. Journal Of Applied Microbiology, 110 :1550-1560 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Biological aspects of slow sand filtration: past, present and future'
Haig, SJ,Collins, G,Davies, RL,Dorea, CC,Quince, C (2011) 'Biological aspects of slow sand filtration: past, present and future'. Water Science And Technology-Water Supply, 11 :468-472 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Biological aspects of slow sand filtration: Past, present and future'
Haig, S.J., Collins, G., Davies, R.L., Dorea, C.C., Quince, C. (2011) 'Biological aspects of slow sand filtration: Past, present and future'. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 11 (4):468-472 [Details]
(2011) 'A metaproteomic approach gives functional insights into anaerobic digestion'
Abram, F,Enright, AM,O'Reilly, J,Botting, CH,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2011) 'A metaproteomic approach gives functional insights into anaerobic digestion'. Journal Of Applied Microbiology, 110 :1550-1560 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Quantitative and qualitative analyses of methanogenic community development in high-rate anaerobic bioreactors'
Bialek, K,Kim, J,Lee, C,Collins, G,Mahony, T,O'Flaherty, V (2011) 'Quantitative and qualitative analyses of methanogenic community development in high-rate anaerobic bioreactors'. Water Research, 45 :1298-1308 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Microbial community dynamics associated with biomass granulation in low-temperature (15 degrees C) anaerobic wastewater treatment bioreactors'
O'Reilly, J;Lee, C;Chinalia, F;Collins, G;Mahony, T;O'Flaherty, V (2010) 'Microbial community dynamics associated with biomass granulation in low-temperature (15 degrees C) anaerobic wastewater treatment bioreactors'. Bioresource Technology, 101 :6336-6344 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Microbial community dynamics associated with biomass granulation in low-temperature (15 degrees C) anaerobic wastewater treatment bioreactors'
O'Reilly, J,Lee, C,Chinalia, F,Collins, G,Mahony, T,O'Flaherty, V (2010) 'Microbial community dynamics associated with biomass granulation in low-temperature (15 degrees C) anaerobic wastewater treatment bioreactors'. Bioresource Technology, 101 :6336-6344 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Perturbation-independent Community Development in Low-Temperature Anaerobic Biological Wastewater Treatment Bioreactors'
Madden, P;Chinalia, FA;Enright, AM;Collins, G;O'Flaherty, V (2010) 'Perturbation-independent Community Development in Low-Temperature Anaerobic Biological Wastewater Treatment Bioreactors'. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 105 :79-87 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Aerobic denitrification in permeable Wadden Sea sediments'
Gao, H., Schreiber, F., Collins, G., Jensen, M. M., Kostka, J. E., Lavik, G., de Beer, D., Zhou, H. and Kuypers, M.M.M. (2010) 'Aerobic denitrification in permeable Wadden Sea sediments'. The ISME Journal, 4 :417-426 [Details]
(2010) 'Perturbation-independent Community Development in Low-Temperature Anaerobic Biological Wastewater Treatment Bioreactors'
Madden, P,Chinalia, FA,Enright, AM,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2010) 'Perturbation-independent Community Development in Low-Temperature Anaerobic Biological Wastewater Treatment Bioreactors'. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 105 :79-87 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Anaerobic Digestion of Agricultural Residues'
O'Flaherty, V., Collins, G. and Mahony, T. (2010) 'Anaerobic Digestion of Agricultural Residues'. Environmental Microbiology, :259-280 [Details]
(2010) 'Microbial community dynamics associated with biomass granulation in low-temperature (15 °C) anaerobic wastewater treatment bioreactors'
O'Reilly, J., Lee, C., Chinalia, F., Collins, G., Mahony, T., O'Flaherty, V. (2010) 'Microbial community dynamics associated with biomass granulation in low-temperature (15 °C) anaerobic wastewater treatment bioreactors'. Bioresource Technology, [Details]
(2009) 'Quantitative and qualitative analysis of methanogenic communities in mesophilically and psychrophilically cultivated anaerobic granular biofilims'
O'Reilly, J,Lee, C,Collins, G,Chinalia, F,Mahony, T,O'Flaherty, V (2009) 'Quantitative and qualitative analysis of methanogenic communities in mesophilically and psychrophilically cultivated anaerobic granular biofilims'. Water Research, 43 :3365-3374 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Effect of seed sludge and operation conditions on performance and archaeal community structure of low-temperature anaerobic solvent-degrading bioreactors'
Enright, AM,McGrath, V,Gill, D,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2009) 'Effect of seed sludge and operation conditions on performance and archaeal community structure of low-temperature anaerobic solvent-degrading bioreactors'. Systematic And Applied Microbiology, 32 :65-79 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Long-term (1243 days), low-temperature (4-15 degrees C), anaerobic biotreatment of acidified wastewaters: Bioprocess performance and physiological characteristics'
McKeown, RM,Scully, C,Mahony, T,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2009) 'Long-term (1243 days), low-temperature (4-15 degrees C), anaerobic biotreatment of acidified wastewaters: Bioprocess performance and physiological characteristics'. Water Research, 43 :1611-1620 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Cultivation of low-temperature (15 degrees C), anaerobic, wastewater treatment granules'
O'Reilly, J;Chinalia, FA;Mahony, T;Collins, G;Wu, J;O'Flaherty, V (2009) 'Cultivation of low-temperature (15 degrees C), anaerobic, wastewater treatment granules'. Letters In Applied Microbiology, 49 (4):421-426 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Psychrophilic methanogenic community development during long-term cultivation of anaerobic granular biofilms'
McKeown, RM,Scully, C,Enright, AM,Chinalia, FA,Lee, C,Mahony, T,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2009) 'Psychrophilic methanogenic community development during long-term cultivation of anaerobic granular biofilms'. Isme Journal, 3 :1231-1242 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Cultivation of low-temperature (15°C), anaerobic, wastewater treatment granules'
O'Reilly, J., Chinalia, F.A., Mahony, T., Collins, G., Wu, J., O'Flaherty, V. (2009) 'Cultivation of low-temperature (15°C), anaerobic, wastewater treatment granules'. Letters In Applied Microbiology, [Details]
(2009) 'Effect of seed sludge and operation conditions on performance and archaeal community structure of low-temperature anaerobic solvent-degrading bioreactors'
Enright, AM;McGrath, V;Gill, D;Collins, G;O'Flaherty, V (2009) 'Effect of seed sludge and operation conditions on performance and archaeal community structure of low-temperature anaerobic solvent-degrading bioreactors'. Systematic And Applied Microbiology, 32 :65-79 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Psychrophilic methanogenic community development during long-term cultivation of anaerobic granular biofilms'
McKeown, RM;Scully, C;Enright, AM;Chinalia, FA;Lee, C;Mahony, T;Collins, G;O'Flaherty, V (2009) 'Psychrophilic methanogenic community development during long-term cultivation of anaerobic granular biofilms'. Isme Journal, 3 :1231-1242 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Quantitative and qualitative analysis of methanogenic communities in mesophilically and psychrophilically cultivated anaerobic granular biofilms'
O'Reilly, J., Lee, C., Collins, G., Chinalia, F.A., Mahony, T. and O'Flaherty, V. (2009) 'Quantitative and qualitative analysis of methanogenic communities in mesophilically and psychrophilically cultivated anaerobic granular biofilms'. Water Research, 43 (14):3365-3374 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Long-term (1243 days), low-temperature (4-15 degrees C), anaerobic biotreatment of acidified wastewaters: Bioprocess performance and physiological characteristics'
McKeown, RM;Scully, C;Mahony, T;Collins, G;O'Flaherty, V (2009) 'Long-term (1243 days), low-temperature (4-15 degrees C), anaerobic biotreatment of acidified wastewaters: Bioprocess performance and physiological characteristics'. Water Research, 43 :1611-1620 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Long-term (1243 days), low-temperature (4-15 °C), anaerobic biotreatment of acidified wastewaters: Bioprocess performance and physiological characteristics'
McKeown, R.M., Scully, C., Mahony, T., Collins, G., O'Flaherty, V. (2009) 'Long-term (1243 days), low-temperature (4-15 °C), anaerobic biotreatment of acidified wastewaters: Bioprocess performance and physiological characteristics'. Water Research, [Details]
(2009) 'Cultivation of low-temperature (15 degrees C), anaerobic, wastewater treatment granules'
O'Reilly, J;Chinalia, FA;Mahony, T;Collins, G;Wu, J;O'Flaherty, V (2009) 'Cultivation of low-temperature (15 degrees C), anaerobic, wastewater treatment granules'. Letters In Applied Microbiology, 49 :421-426 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Quantitative and qualitative analysis of methanogenic communities in mesophilically and psychrophilically cultivated anaerobic granular biofilims'
O'Reilly, J;Lee, C;Collins, G;Chinalia, F;Mahony, T;O'Flaherty, V (2009) 'Quantitative and qualitative analysis of methanogenic communities in mesophilically and psychrophilically cultivated anaerobic granular biofilims'. Water Research, 43 :3365-3374 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Effect of seed sludge and temporal archaeal community structure on the performance of low temperature anaerobic solvent-degrading bioreactors'
Enright, AM; McGrath, V; Gill, D; Collins, G; O'Flaherty, V (2009) 'Effect of seed sludge and temporal archaeal community structure on the performance of low temperature anaerobic solvent-degrading bioreactors'. Systematic And Applied Microbiology, 32 (1):65-79 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Acidification of methanol-fed anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors by cobalt deprivation: Induction and microbial community dynamics'
Fermoso, FG,Collins, G,Bartacek, J,O'Flaherty, V,Lens, P (2008) 'Acidification of methanol-fed anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors by cobalt deprivation: Induction and microbial community dynamics'. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 99 :49-58 [DOI] [Details]
'Granular biofilm-based anaerobic digestion: molecular biomonitoring and high-rate psychrophilic treatment of phenolic wastewater'
Scully, C., Collins, G. and O'Flaherty, V. 'Granular biofilm-based anaerobic digestion: molecular biomonitoring and high-rate psychrophilic treatment of phenolic wastewater'. Water Science and Technology, 55 (01-Feb):43-49 [Details]
(2008) 'Acidification of methanol-fed anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors by cobalt deprivation: Induction and microbial community dynamics'
Fermoso, FG; Collins, G; Bartacek, J; O'Flaherty, V; Lens, P (2008) 'Acidification of methanol-fed anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors by cobalt deprivation: Induction and microbial community dynamics'. Biotechnol Bioeng, 99 (1):49-58 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Zinc deprivation of methanol fed anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors'
Fermoso, FG,Collins, G,Bartacek, J,Lens, PNL (2008) 'Zinc deprivation of methanol fed anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors'. Journal Of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, 35 :543-557 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Role of nickel in high rate methanol degradation in anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors'
Fermoso, FG,Collins, G,Bartacek, J,O'Flaherty, V,Lens, P (2008) 'Role of nickel in high rate methanol degradation in anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors'. Biodegradation, 19 :725-737 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Low temperature anaerobic biotreatment of priority pollutants'
McKeown, RM,Collins, G,Chinalia, FA,Mahony, T,O'Flaherty, V (2008) 'Low temperature anaerobic biotreatment of priority pollutants'. Water Science And Technology, 57 :499-503 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Acidification of methanol-fed anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors by cobalt deprivation: Induction and microbial community dynamics'
Fermoso, FG;Collins, G;Bartacek, J;O'Flaherty, V;Lens, P (2008) 'Acidification of methanol-fed anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors by cobalt deprivation: Induction and microbial community dynamics'. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 99 :49-58 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Low temperature anaerobic biotreatment of priority pollutants'
McKeown, RM;Collins, G;Chinalia, FA;Mahony, T;O'Flaherty, V (2008) 'Low temperature anaerobic biotreatment of priority pollutants'. Water Science And Technology, 57 :499-503 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Role of nickel in high rate methanol degradation in anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors'
Fermoso, FG;Collins, G;Bartacek, J;O'Flaherty, V;Lens, P (2008) 'Role of nickel in high rate methanol degradation in anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors'. Biodegradation, 19 :725-737 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Zinc deprivation of methanol fed anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors'
Fermoso, FG;Collins, G;Bartacek, J;Lens, PNL (2008) 'Zinc deprivation of methanol fed anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors'. Journal Of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, 35 :543-557 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Temporal microbial population dynamics in solvent-degrading anaerobic granular sludge from low-temperature (15°C) wastewater treatment bioreactors'
Enright, Anne-Marie; Collins, Gavin; O'Flaherty, Vincent (2007) 'Temporal microbial population dynamics in solvent-degrading anaerobic granular sludge from low-temperature (15°C) wastewater treatment bioreactors'. Systematic And Applied Microbiology, 30 :471-482 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'DNA extraction method affects microbial community profiles from soils and sediment'
Carrigg, C;Rice, O;Kavanagh, S;Collins, G;O'Flaherty, V (2007) 'DNA extraction method affects microbial community profiles from soils and sediment'. Applied Microbiology And Biotechnology, 77 :955-964 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Low-temperature anaerobic biological treatment of toluene-containing wastewater'
Enright, AM;Collins, G;O'Flaherty, V (2007) 'Low-temperature anaerobic biological treatment of toluene-containing wastewater'. Water Research, 41 :1465-1472 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'DNA extraction method affects microbial community profiles from soils and sediment'
Carrigg, C,Rice, O,Kavanagh, S,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2007) 'DNA extraction method affects microbial community profiles from soils and sediment'. Applied Microbiology And Biotechnology, 77 :955-964 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Low-temperature anaerobic biological treatment of toluene-containing wastewater'
Enright, AM,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2007) 'Low-temperature anaerobic biological treatment of toluene-containing wastewater'. Water Research, 41 :1465-1472 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Temporal microbial diversity changes in solvent-degrading anaerobic granular sludge from low-temperature (15 degrees C) wastewater treatment bioreactors'
Enright, AM,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2007) 'Temporal microbial diversity changes in solvent-degrading anaerobic granular sludge from low-temperature (15 degrees C) wastewater treatment bioreactors'. Systematic And Applied Microbiology, 30 :471-482 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Development of microbial community structure and actvity in a high-rate anaerobic bioreactor at 18°C'
Connaughton, S., Collins, G. and O'Flaherty, V. (2006) 'Development of microbial community structure and actvity in a high-rate anaerobic bioreactor at 18°C'. Water Research, 40 (5):1009-1017 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Anaerobic biological treatment of phenol at 9.5-15ºC'
Scully, C., Collins, G. and O'Flaherty, V. (2006) 'Anaerobic biological treatment of phenol at 9.5-15ºC'. Water Research, 40 (20):3737-3744 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Psychrophilic and mesophilic anaerobic digestion of brewery effluent: A comparative study'
Connaughton, S,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2006) 'Psychrophilic and mesophilic anaerobic digestion of brewery effluent: A comparative study'. Water Research, 40 :2503-2510 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Stability and reproducibility of low-temperature anaerobic biological wastewater treatment'
Collins, G,Mahony, T,O'Flaherty, V (2006) 'Stability and reproducibility of low-temperature anaerobic biological wastewater treatment'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 55 :449-458 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'The microbiology and biochemistry of anaerobic bioreactors with relevance to domestic sewage treatment'
O'Flaherty, V., Collins, G., Mahony, T. (2006) 'The microbiology and biochemistry of anaerobic bioreactors with relevance to domestic sewage treatment'. Reviews In Environmental Science And Bio/Technology, [Details]
(2006) 'Accessing the black box of microbial diversity and ecophysiology: Recent advances through polyphasic experiments'
Collins, G,Kavanagh, S,McHugh, S,Connaughton, S,Kearney, A,Rice, O,Carrigg, C,Scully, C,Bhreathnach, N,Mahony, T,Madden, P,Enright, AM,O'Flaherty, V (2006) 'Accessing the black box of microbial diversity and ecophysiology: Recent advances through polyphasic experiments'. Journal Of Environmental Science And Health Part A-Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, 41 :897-922 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Long-term, high-rate anaerobic biological treatment of whey wastewaters at psychrophilic temperatures'
McHugh, S,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2006) 'Long-term, high-rate anaerobic biological treatment of whey wastewaters at psychrophilic temperatures'. Bioresource Technology, 97 :1669-1678 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'New low-temperature applications of anaerobic wastewater treatment'
Collins, G,McHugh, S,Connaughton, S,Enright, AM,Kearney, A,Scully, C,Mahony, T,Madden, P,O'Flaherty, V (2006) 'New low-temperature applications of anaerobic wastewater treatment'. Journal Of Environmental Science And Health Part A-Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, 41 :881-895 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Development of microbial community structure and actvity in a high-rate anaerobic bioreactor at 18 degrees C'
Connaughton, S,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2006) 'Development of microbial community structure and actvity in a high-rate anaerobic bioreactor at 18 degrees C'. Water Research, 40 :1009-1017 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Anaerobic biological treatment of phenol at 9.5-15 degrees C in an expanded granular sludge bed (EGSB)-based bioreactor'
Scully, C,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2006) 'Anaerobic biological treatment of phenol at 9.5-15 degrees C in an expanded granular sludge bed (EGSB)-based bioreactor'. Water Research, 40 :3737-3744 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Psychrophilic and mesophilic anaerobic digestion of brewery effluent: A comparative study'
Connaughton, S;Collins, G;O'Flaherty, V (2006) 'Psychrophilic and mesophilic anaerobic digestion of brewery effluent: A comparative study'. Water Research, 40 :2503-2510 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Long-term, high-rate anaerobic biological treatment of whey wastewaters at psychrophilic temperatures'
McHugh, S;Collins, G;O'Flaherty, V (2006) 'Long-term, high-rate anaerobic biological treatment of whey wastewaters at psychrophilic temperatures'. Bioresource Technology, 97 :1669-1678 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Development of microbial community structure and actvity in a high-rate anaerobic bioreactor at 18 degrees C'
Connaughton, S;Collins, G;O'Flaherty, V (2006) 'Development of microbial community structure and actvity in a high-rate anaerobic bioreactor at 18 degrees C'. Water Research, 40 :1009-1017 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Anaerobic biological treatment of phenol at 9.5-15 degrees C in an expanded granular sludge bed (EGSB)-based bioreactor'
Scully, C;Collins, G;O'Flaherty, V (2006) 'Anaerobic biological treatment of phenol at 9.5-15 degrees C in an expanded granular sludge bed (EGSB)-based bioreactor'. Water Research, 40 :3737-3744 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'New low-temperature applications of anaerobic wastewater treatment'
Collins, G;McHugh, S;Connaughton, S;Enright, AM;Kearney, A;Scully, C;Mahony, T;Madden, P;O'Flaherty, V (2006) 'New low-temperature applications of anaerobic wastewater treatment'. Journal Of Environmental Science And Health Part A-Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, 41 :881-895 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Stability and reproducibility of low-temperature anaerobic biological wastewater treatment'
Collins, G;Mahony, T;O'Flaherty, V (2006) 'Stability and reproducibility of low-temperature anaerobic biological wastewater treatment'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 55 :449-458 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Accessing the black box of microbial diversity and ecophysiology: Recent advances through polyphasic experiments'
Collins, G;Kavanagh, S;McHugh, S;Connaughton, S;Kearney, A;Rice, O;Carrigg, C;Scully, C;Bhreathnach, N;Mahony, T;Madden, P;Enright, AM;O'Flaherty, V (2006) 'Accessing the black box of microbial diversity and ecophysiology: Recent advances through polyphasic experiments'. Journal Of Environmental Science And Health Part A-Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, 41 :897-922 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Low-temperature anaerobic biological treatment of solvent-containing pharmaceutical wastewater'
Enright, AM;McHugh, S;Collins, G;O'Flaherty, V (2005) 'Low-temperature anaerobic biological treatment of solvent-containing pharmaceutical wastewater'. Water Research, 39 :4587-4596 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Anaerobic biological treatment of phenolic wastewater at 15-18 degrees C'
Collins, G;Foy, C;McHugh, S;Mahony, T;O'Flaherty, V (2005) 'Anaerobic biological treatment of phenolic wastewater at 15-18 degrees C'. Water Research, 39 :1614-1620 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Assessment of anaerobic wastewater treatment failure using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis'
Scully, C;Collins, G;O'Flaherty, V (2005) 'Assessment of anaerobic wastewater treatment failure using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis'. Journal Of Applied Microbiology, 99 :1463-1471 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Distribution, localization, and phylogeny of abundant populations of Crenarchaeota in anaerobic granular sludge'
Collins, G;O'Connor, L;Mahony, T;Gieseke, A;de Beer, D;O'Flaherty, V (2005) 'Distribution, localization, and phylogeny of abundant populations of Crenarchaeota in anaerobic granular sludge'. Applied And Environmental Microbiology, 71 :7523-7527 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Anaerobic biological treatment of phenolic wastewater at 15-18 degrees C'
Collins, G,Foy, C,McHugh, S,Mahony, T,O'Flaherty, V (2005) 'Anaerobic biological treatment of phenolic wastewater at 15-18 degrees C'. Water Research, 39 :1614-1620 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Assessment of anaerobic wastewater treatment failure using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis'
Scully, C,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2005) 'Assessment of anaerobic wastewater treatment failure using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis'. Journal Of Applied Microbiology, 99 :1463-1471 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Anaerobic biological treatment of phenolic wastewater at 15-18°C'
Collins, G., Foy, C., McHugh, S., Mahony, T., O'Flaherty, V. (2005) 'Anaerobic biological treatment of phenolic wastewater at 15-18°C'. Water Research, [Details]
(2005) '16 Biofilm reactor technology for low temperature anaerobic waste treatment: Microbiology and process characteristics'
McHugh, S., Collins, G., Mahony, T., O'Flaherty, V. (2005) '16 Biofilm reactor technology for low temperature anaerobic waste treatment: Microbiology and process characteristics'. Water Science And Technology, [Details]
(2005) 'Metabolic screening of anaerobic sludges for psychrophilic anaerobic treatment of solvent wastewaters'
Enright, A.-M., Collins, G., Mahony, T. and O'Flaherty, V. (2005) 'Metabolic screening of anaerobic sludges for psychrophilic anaerobic treatment of solvent wastewaters'. Water Intelligence Online, [Details]
(2005) 'Assessment of anaerobic wastewater treatment failure using TRFLP analysis'
Scully, C., Collins, G., O'Flaherty, V. (2005) 'Assessment of anaerobic wastewater treatment failure using TRFLP analysis'. JOURNAL OF APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY, 99 (6):1463-1471 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Distribution, localization, and phylogeny of abundant populations of Crenarchaeota in anaerobic granular sludge'
Collins, G,O'Connor, L,Mahony, T,Gieseke, A,de Beer, D,O'Flaherty, V (2005) 'Distribution, localization, and phylogeny of abundant populations of Crenarchaeota in anaerobic granular sludge'. Applied And Environmental Microbiology, 71 :7523-7527 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'New bugs for old jobs? The role of uncultured Crenarchaeota in anaerobic wastewater treatment biofilms'
Collins, G., Mahony, T. and O'Flaherty, V. (2005) 'New bugs for old jobs? The role of uncultured Crenarchaeota in anaerobic wastewater treatment biofilms'. Biofilms: Persistence and Ubiquity, [Details]
(2005) 'Distribution and phylogeny of abundant Crenarchaeota in anaerobic wastewater treatmemt biofilms'
Collins, G., mahony, T., Gieseke, A., deBeer, D., O'Flaherty, V. (2005) 'Distribution and phylogeny of abundant Crenarchaeota in anaerobic wastewater treatmemt biofilms'. APPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, [Details]
(2005) 'Anaerobic treatment of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol in an expanded granular sludge bed-anaerobic filter (EGSB-AF) bioreactor at 15 °C'
Collins, G., Foy, C., McHugh, S., O'Flaherty, V. (2005) 'Anaerobic treatment of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol in an expanded granular sludge bed-anaerobic filter (EGSB-AF) bioreactor at 15 °C'. FEMS Microbiology Ecology; Special Issue: Microbial Life in Cold Ecosystems, 53 (1):167-178 [Details]
(2005) 'Biofilm reactor technology for low-temperature anaerobic waste treatment: microbiology and process characteristics'
McHugh, S., Collins, G., Mahony, T. and O'Flaherty, V. (2005) 'Biofilm reactor technology for low-temperature anaerobic waste treatment: microbiology and process characteristics'. Water Science and Technology, 52 (7):107-113 [Details]
(2005) 'Low-temperature anaerobic biological treatment of solvent-containing pharmaceutical wastewater'
Enright, AM,McHugh, S,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2005) 'Low-temperature anaerobic biological treatment of solvent-containing pharmaceutical wastewater'. Water Research, 39 :4587-4596 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'PSYCHROPHILIC ANAEROBIC BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL WASTEWATER'
Enright, A.-M., Collins, G., Mahony, T., O'Flaherty, V. (2005) 'PSYCHROPHILIC ANAEROBIC BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL WASTEWATER'. Water Intelligence Online, [Details]
(2005) 'Anaerobic biological treatment of phenolic wastewater at 15-18 °C'
Collins, G., Foy, C., Mchugh, S., Mahony, T., O'Flaherty, V. (2005) 'Anaerobic biological treatment of phenolic wastewater at 15-18 °C'. WATER RESEARCH, 39 (8):1614-1620 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'Distribution, dynamics and in situ ecophysiology of Crenarchaeota in anaerobic wastewater treatment granular biofilms'
Collins, G; Mahony, T; McHugh, S; Gieseke, A; de Beer, D; O'Flaherty, V (2005) 'Distribution, dynamics and in situ ecophysiology of Crenarchaeota in anaerobic wastewater treatment granular biofilms'. Water Science And Technology, 52 (7):233-239 [Details]
(2004) 'Reactor performance and microbial community dynamics during anaerobic biological treatment of wastewaters at 16-37 °C'
McHugh, S., Carton, M., Collins, G., O'Flaherty, V. (2004) 'Reactor performance and microbial community dynamics during anaerobic biological treatment of wastewaters at 16-37 °C'. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 48 (3):369-378 [DOI] [Details]
(2004) 'Reactor performance and microbial community dynamics during anaerobic biological treatment of wastewaters at 16-37 degrees C'
McHugh, S,Carton, M,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2004) 'Reactor performance and microbial community dynamics during anaerobic biological treatment of wastewaters at 16-37 degrees C'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 48 :369-378 [DOI] [Details]
(2004) 'Psychrophilic Anaerobic Digestion of a Range of Wastewaters: Process Technology, Microbial Activity and Population Dynamics'
Collins, G., Kearney, A., McHugh, S., O'Flaherty, V. (2004) 'Psychrophilic Anaerobic Digestion of a Range of Wastewaters: Process Technology, Microbial Activity and Population Dynamics'. Water Intelligence Online, [Details]
(2004) 'Reactor performance and microbial community dynamics during anaerobic biological treatment of wastewaters at 16-37 degrees C'
McHugh, S;Carton, M;Collins, G;O'Flaherty, V (2004) 'Reactor performance and microbial community dynamics during anaerobic biological treatment of wastewaters at 16-37 degrees C'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 48 :369-378 [DOI] [Details]
(2003) 'Microbial community structure and methanogenic activity during start-up of psychrophilic anaerobic digesters treating synthetic industrial wastewaters'
Collins, G,Woods, A,McHugh, S,Carton, MW,O'Flaherty, V (2003) 'Microbial community structure and methanogenic activity during start-up of psychrophilic anaerobic digesters treating synthetic industrial wastewaters'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 46 :159-170 [DOI] [Details]
(2003) 'Microbial community structure and methanogenic activity during start-up of psychrophilic anaerobic digesters treating synthetic industrial wastewaters'
Collins, G;Woods, A;McHugh, S;Carton, MW;O'Flaherty, V (2003) 'Microbial community structure and methanogenic activity during start-up of psychrophilic anaerobic digesters treating synthetic industrial wastewaters'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 46 :159-170 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2013) 'Ecology of Environmental Biofilms'
Gavin Collins, Florence Abram, Therese Mahony, Vincent O’Flaherty, William T. Sloan and Christopher Quince (2013) 'Ecology of Environmental Biofilms' In: Biofilms in Bioengineering. us: nova science publishers. [Details]
(2005) 'New bugs for old jobs? The role of uncultured crenarchaeota in anaerobic wastewater treatment biofilms'
Collins, G., Mahony, T., O'Flaherty, V. (2005) 'New bugs for old jobs? The role of uncultured crenarchaeota in anaerobic wastewater treatment biofilms' In: Biofilms: Persistence and Ubiquity. Manchester, UK: The Biofilm Club. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2005) FEMS MICROBIOLOGY ECOLOGY
Collins, G;Foy, C;McHugh, S;O'Flaherty, V (2005) Anaerobic treatment of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol in an expanded granular sludge bed-anaerobic filter (EGSB-AF) bioreactor at 15 degrees C FEMS MICROBIOLOGY ECOLOGY , pp.167-178 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
McHugh, S;Collins, G;Mahony, T;O'Flaherty, V (2005) Biofilm reactor technology for low temperature anaerobic waste treatment: microbiology and process characteristics WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY , pp.107-113 [Details]
(2007) WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Collins, G;Mahony, T;Enright, AM;Gieseke, A;de Beer, D;O'Flaherty, V (2007) Determination and localisation of in situ substrate uptake by anaerobic wastewater treatment granular biofilms WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY , pp.369-376 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Collins, G;Mahony, T;McHugh, S;Gieseke, A;de Beer, D;O'Flaherty, V (2005) Distribution, dynamics and in situ ecophysiology of Crenarchaeota in anaerobic wastewater treatment granular biofilms WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY , pp.233-239 [Details]
(2006) WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Collins, G;Connaughton, S;Enright, AM;Scully, C;Mahony, T;O'Flaherty, V (2006) Application and biomolecular monitoring of psychrophilic anaerobic digestion WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY , pp.41-47 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Scully, C;Collins, G;O'Flaherty, V (2007) Granular biofilm-based anaerobic digestion: molecular biomonitoring and high-rate psychrophilic treatment of phenolic wastewater WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY , pp.43-49 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) PROGRESS IN SLOW SAND AND ALTERNATIVE BIOFILTRATION PROCESSES: FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS AND APPLICATIONS
Haig, SJ;Quince, C;Collins, G;Davies, RL;Gauchotte-Lindsay, C (2014) Bioaugmentation reduces negative effect of estrogens on coliform removal in slow sand filters PROGRESS IN SLOW SAND AND ALTERNATIVE BIOFILTRATION PROCESSES: FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS AND APPLICATIONS , pp.203-208 [Details]
(2014) Bioaugmentation reduces negative effect of estrogens on coliform removal in slow sand filters
Haig, SJ,Quince, C,Collins, G,Davies, RL,Gauchotte-Lindsay, C,Nakamoto, N,Graham, N,Collins, MR,Gimbel, R (2014) PROGRESS IN SLOW SAND AND ALTERNATIVE BIOFILTRATION PROCESSES: FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS AND APPLICATIONS Bioaugmentation reduces negative effect of estrogens on coliform removal in slow sand filters , pp.203-208 [Details]
(2013) 5th IWA Odours & Air Emissions Conference and 10thBiofiltration Conference
38. Kennelly, C., Gerrity, S., Collins, G. and Clifford, E. (2013) Liquid Phase Optimisation in a Horizontal Flow Biofilm Reactor (HFBR) Technology for the Removal of Methane at Low Temperatures 5th IWA Odours & Air Emissions Conference and 10thBiofiltration Conference [Details]
(2012) IWA World Congress on Water Climate and Energy
Gerrity, S., Kennelly, C., Collins, G., Clifford E., and Rodgers, M. (2012) Efficiency and microbiology of novel, Horizontal Flow Biofilm Reactors (HFBRs) treating methane contaminated air at 10°C IWA World Congress on Water Climate and Energy , 13-MAY-12 - 18-MAY-12 [Details]
(2011) 4th IWA Conference on Odours and VOCs
Colm Kennelly, Sean Gerrity, Eoghan Clifford, Gavin Collins (2011) A Novel Horizontal Flow Biofilm Reactor (HFBR) Technology for the Removal of Nuisance Odours and Greenhouse Gases 4th IWA Conference on Odours and VOCs Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil, , 17-OCT-11 - 21-OCT-11 [Details]
(2011) IWA Biofilm Conference 2011:Processes in Biofilms
Sean Gerrity, Colm B Kennelly, Eoghan Clifford, Gavin Collins (2011) Ecophysiology of microbial populations from novel, Horizontal Flow Biofilm Reactors (HFBRs) treating methane-contaminated air IWA Biofilm Conference 2011:Processes in Biofilms Shanghai, China, , 27-OCT-11 - 30-OCT-11 [Details]
(2012) Society for General Microbiology Spring Conference
Gerrity, S., Kennelly, C., Clifford, E. & Collins, G. (2012) Diversity, succession and activity of methanotrophic biofilms in cold (10°C) horizontal flow biofilm reactors (HFBRs) treating methane-contaminated air Society for General Microbiology Spring Conference Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2011) IWA Biofilm Conference 2011
Gerrity, S., Kennelly, C., Walsh, R., O’Reilly, E., Collins, G., and Clifford E (2011) Ecophysiology of microbial populations from novel, Horizontal Flow Biofilm Reactors (HFBRs) treating methane-contaminated air IWA Biofilm Conference 2011 Shanghai, China, , 27-OCT-10 - 30-OCT-10 [Details]
(2011) International conference on biotechniques for air pollution control (Biotechniques-2011)
Clifford, E., Kennelly, C., Walsh, R., Gerrity, S., O’Reilly, E., and Collins, G (2011) Optimisation of a novel biofilm technology for the removal of nuisance odours and greenhouse gases at low temperatures International conference on biotechniques for air pollution control (Biotechniques-2011) [Details]
(2007) Determination and localisation of in situ substrate uptake by anaerobic wastewater treatment granular biofilms
Collins, G,Mahony, T,Enright, AM,Gieseke, A,de Beer, D,O'Flaherty, V (2007) WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Determination and localisation of in situ substrate uptake by anaerobic wastewater treatment granular biofilms , pp.369-376 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
COLLINS, G et al. (2007) Determination and localisation of in situ substrate uptake by anaerobic wastewater treatment granular biofilms WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY , pp.369-376 [Details]
(2007) Granular biofilm-based anaerobic digestion: molecular biomonitoring and high-rate psychrophilic treatment of phenolic wastewater
Scully, C,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2007) WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Granular biofilm-based anaerobic digestion: molecular biomonitoring and high-rate psychrophilic treatment of phenolic wastewater , pp.43-49 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) Application and biomolecular monitoring of psychrophilic anaerobic digestion
Collins, G,Connaughton, S,Enright, AM,Scully, C,Mahony, T,O'Flaherty, V (2006) WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Application and biomolecular monitoring of psychrophilic anaerobic digestion , pp.41-47 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
COLLINS, G et al. (2006) Application and biomolecular monitoring of psychrophilic anaerobic digestion WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY , pp.41-47 [Details]
(2005) Biofilm reactor technology for low temperature anaerobic waste treatment: microbiology and process characteristics
McHugh, S,Collins, G,Mahony, T,O'Flaherty, V (2005) WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Biofilm reactor technology for low temperature anaerobic waste treatment: microbiology and process characteristics , pp.107-113 [Details]
(2005) WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
COLLINS, G et al. (2005) Distribution, dynamics and in situ ecophysiology of Crenarchaeota in anaerobic wastewater treatment granular biofilms WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY , pp.233-239 [Details]
(2005) Anaerobic treatment of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol in an expanded granular sludge bed-anaerobic filter (EGSB-AF) bioreactor at 15 degrees C
Collins, G,Foy, C,McHugh, S,O'Flaherty, V (2005) FEMS MICROBIOLOGY ECOLOGY Anaerobic treatment of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol in an expanded granular sludge bed-anaerobic filter (EGSB-AF) bioreactor at 15 degrees C , pp.167-178 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) Distribution, dynamics and in situ ecophysiology of Crenarchaeota in anaerobic wastewater treatment granular biofilms
Collins, G,Mahony, T,McHugh, S,Gieseke, A,de Beer, D,O'Flaherty, V (2005) WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Distribution, dynamics and in situ ecophysiology of Crenarchaeota in anaerobic wastewater treatment granular biofilms , pp.233-239 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2012) ISME14 – The power of the small,
Barrett M., Fitzhenry K., O'Flaherty V., Dore W., Cormican M., Collins G. and Clifford E. (2012) Employing UV and filtration systems in the treatment and removal of the pathogenic noroviruses from sewage waste. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], ISME14 – The power of the small, Copenhagen, Denmark , 19-AUG-12 - 24-AUG-12. [Details]
(2011) Ryan Institute Research Day,
Kennelly, C., Gerrity, S., Collins, G., Clifford, E. (2011) Optimisation of a Novel Biofilm Technology for the Removal of Nuisance Odours and Greenhouse Gases. [Oral Presentation], Ryan Institute Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 09-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011) 21st Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium,
Kennelly, C., Gerrity, S., Clifford, E., Collins, G. (2011) Biological treatment of methane using a novel biofilm technology. [Oral Presentation], 21st Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium, UCC, Ireland , 06-APR-11. [Details]
(2010) Environmental Change Institute and Martin Ryan Institute Research Day,
Kennelly, C., Gerrity, S., Clifford, E., Collins, G., O’Reilly, E., Walsh, R. and Rodgers, M. (2010) Optimisation of a Novel Biofilm Technology for the Removal of Nuisance Gases using Microsensors, Molecular Biology Techniques and Mathematical Modelling. [Oral Presentation], Environmental Change Institute and Martin Ryan Institute Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 17-JUN-10. [Details]
(2012) NUI Galway - UL Alliance 2nd Annual Engineering Research Day,
Clifford, E., Kennelly, C., Gerrity, S., Collins, G. (2012) Optimisation of a horizontal flow biofilm reactor for the removal of methane at low temperatures. [Poster Presentation], NUI Galway - UL Alliance 2nd Annual Engineering Research Day, University of Limerick, Ireland , 03-APR-12. [Details]
(2011) NUI Galway – UL Alliance 1st Annual Engineering Research Day,
Kennelly, C., Gerrity, S., Collins, G., Clifford, E. (2011) Optimisation of a Novel Biofilm Technology for the Removal of Nuisance Odours and Greenhouse Gases. [Poster Presentation], NUI Galway – UL Alliance 1st Annual Engineering Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 07-APR-11. [Details]
Global Forum 2010,
Kennelly, C., Gerrity, S., Rodgers, M., O’Reilly, E., Walsh, R., Collins, G and Clifford, E. A Novel Biofilm Technology for Removal of Greenhouse, Toxic and Odorous Gases. [Poster Presentation], Global Forum 2010, Dublin, Ireland . [Details]
(2010) The Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland Environ Conference,
Gerrity, S., Kennelly, C., Walsh, R., O’Reilly, E., Collins, G., and Clifford E. (2010) Novel Biofilm Technology to Eliminate Noxious Gases: Engineering and Microbiology. [Poster Presentation], The Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland Environ Conference, Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland , 17-FEB-10. [Details]
(2006) Culturing the unculturable? Crenarchaeota in anaerobic wastewater treatment granules,
Morris, C., McKeown, R., O'Reilly, J., Collins, G. and O'Flaherty, V. (2006) Culturing the unculturable? Crenarchaeota in anaerobic wastewater treatment granules, . [Details]

Media - Community Engagement

  Year Publication
(2012) A special report: Ryan Institute Galway.
Nash, S., O'Reilly, E., Collins, G., Healy, M., and Clifford, M (2012) A special report: Ryan Institute Galway. Media - Community Engagement [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2012) Low-temperature anaerobic digestion for wastewater treatment.
McKeown, RM;Hughes, D;Collins, G;Mahony, T;O'Flaherty, V (2012) Low-temperature anaerobic digestion for wastewater treatment. LONDON: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2016) Methodological approaches for fractionation and speciation to estimate trace element bioavailability in engineered anaerobic digestion ecosystems: An overview.
van Hullebusch, ED;Guibaud, G;Simon, S;Lenz, M;Yekta, SS;Fermoso, FG;Jain, R;Duester, L;Roussel, J;Guillon, E;Skyllberg, U;Almeida, CMR;Pechaud, Y;Garuti, M;Frunzo, L;Esposito, G;Carliell-Marquet, C;Ortner, M;Collins, G (2016) Methodological approaches for fractionation and speciation to estimate trace element bioavailability in engineered anaerobic digestion ecosystems: An overview. PHILADELPHIA: Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2012) Low-temperature anaerobic digestion for wastewater treatment.
McKeown, RM,Hughes, D,Collins, G,Mahony, T,O'Flaherty, V (2012) Low-temperature anaerobic digestion for wastewater treatment. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2018 SFI Career Development Award Science Foundation Ireland
2016 President's Award for Research Excellence - Experienced Researcher of the Year 2016 NUI Galway
2014 Fulbright scholarship Fulbright Commission
2013 British Science Association Media Fellowship British Science Association
2011 ERC Starting Grant ERC
2008 Charlemount Award Royal Irish Academy
2007 Marie Curie Fellowship EU Commission
2006 Ireland-Canada University Scholarship Ireland-Canada University Foundation

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
British Biofilm Club (BBC) Full Member; Contributor to the BBC book series (BBC7; September 2005). 01-JAN-05 / 31-DEC-05
International Water Association (IWA) Full Member 01-JAN-05 / 01-DEC-16
International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME) Full Member 01-JAN-05 / 31-DEC-16

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Society for General Microbiology Organising Committee Member 01-OCT-14 / 31-JUL-15
Terryland Forest Park Steering Committee Member 01-SEP-14 / 31-DEC-17
International Water Association Specialist Group on Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering Management Committee 01-SEP-13 / 31-AUG-17

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
NUI Galway Senior Lecturer 01-JUL-14 / 02-MAR-44
NUI Galway Lecturer Above the Bar 01-JAN-11 / 30-JUN-14
University of Glasgow Lecturer, Environmental Engineering 01-JUN-10 / 30-JUN-11
NUI Galway Lecturer Below the Bar 01-JAN-08 / 31-MAY-10
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen Marie Curie Researcher 01-JAN-07 / 01-DEC-07
NUI Galway Postdoctoral Researcher 01-JAN-04 / 01-DEC-06

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2004 NUI, Galway PhD Environmental Microbiology
2000 NUI BSc (Hons) Microbiology

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Board Membership Skellig Foundation - Advisor, Board member 01-DEC-13 / 01-JAN-20
Outreach Vice Dean, Student Recruitment & Public Engagement, College of Science and Engineering 01-SEP-17 / 31-MAY-23
Board Membership Terry land Forest Park Steering Committee 01-SEP-14 /

Teaching Interests

Environmental Microbiology; Evolution; Microbial Ecology; Environmental Biotechnology; Metal-Microbe Interactions

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2019 Anna Trego PhD Y
2019 Suniti Singh PhD
2019 Octavi Domingo PhD Y
2018 Paolo Dessi PhD
2018 Joseph Gibbs PhD Y
2018 Anastasiia Kostrytsia PhD
2018 Milan Cankovic PhD
2017 Sarah O'Sullivan PhD Y
2016 Kityee Cheung Msc Y
2016 Stephanie Connelly PhD Y
2014 Sarah-Jane Haig PhD Y
2010 Olivia Kelly PhD Y
2015 Sean Gerrity PhD Y

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Semester 1, 2020/2021 Evolution and the Tree of Life BO202 Origin of Life; the first cells; prokaryotic diversity
Semester 1, 2020/2021 Microbiology Project MI405
Semesters 1 & 2, 2020/2021 Hot Topics in Environmental Science EV102
Semesters 1 & 2, 2020/2021 Environmental Science Project EV420
Semester 2, 2020/2021 Advanced Industrial Processes MI5103 Fungal Bioremediation and Genomics of Bioremediation
Semester 2, 2020/2021 Biology BO101 1st year Environmental Microbiology
Semester 2, 2020/2021 Environmental Biotechnology MI4103 Final-year Microbiology. Waste conversions; sustainable sanitation; biomining; applied metal-microbe interactions

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Prof Vincent O'Flaherty
Environmental Microbiology.
Prof Piet Lens
Environmental Engineering
Dr Florence Abram
Systems biology. 'Omics.
Dr Alexandre de Menezes
Transcriptomics and metatranscriptomics.
Dr Liam Morrison
Analytical chemistry. Metal speciation.
Prof Xinmin Zhan
Autotrophic biological processes in nutrients cycling.
Dr Eoghan Clifford
Civil and Environmental Engineering; wastewater treatment.

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
Professor Christopher Quince Earlham Institute / Quadram Institute / University of Warwick UNITED KINGDOM
Co-proposing and co-managing of grants, co-supervision of research staff, co-authoring. Bioinformatics. High-resolution microbiomics.
Dr Umer Ijaz University of Glasgow UNITED KINGDOM
Co-supervision of graduate students, co-author. Bioinformatics.
Prof William T Sloan University of Glasgow UNITED KINGDOM
Co-supervison; co-author. Ecological modelling.
Dr Fernando Fermoso CSIC, Seville SPAIN
Partner on EU ITN-EJD Programme; co-supervision of PhD students.
Professor Elizabeth Wellington University of Warwick UNITED KINGDOM
Antimicrobial resistance expertise. Co-PI on UKRI GCRF projects in Pakistan.
Prof Lyla Mehta Institute of Development Studies UNITED KINGDOM
Partner on international development and sustainable development projects in Africa and India. Politics and sociology of sanitation and public health.
Prof Cindy Smith University of Glasgow UNITED KINGDOM
Co-supervision of students at NUI Galway