Dr Gavin Collins

BSc PhD

Contact Details

Senior Lecturer
Microbiology
206, Microbiology
Arts/Science Building
NUI Galway
University Road
Galway

T: 00353 (0)91 49 31 63
E: gavin.collins@nuigalway.ie
W: @gcollinsgalway
 
researcher

Biography

Gavin Collins is a microbiologist with research interests in microbial ecology; environmental microbiology; and environmental biotechnology. He is an ERC Fellow and Fulbright Scholar; a former Royal Irish Academy Charlemount Scholar; Ireland-Canada University Scholar; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow; Marie Curie Fellow; Irish Research Council Fellow; and British Science Association Media Fellow. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(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]
'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]
(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) '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) '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) '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 :399-405 [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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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) '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] [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] [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] [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]
(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]
(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]
(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) '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) '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) '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) '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]
(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) '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]
(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]
(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) '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]
(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) 'Anaerobic Digestion of Agricultural Residues'
O'Flaherty, V., Collins, G. and Mahony, T. (2010) 'Anaerobic Digestion of Agricultural Residues'. Environmental Microbiology, :259-280 [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) '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) '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]
(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°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) '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 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) '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]
(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'. Biotechnol Bioeng, 99 (1):49-58 [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) '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) '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 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]
(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) '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) '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) '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) '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) '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) '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]
(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) '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]
(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) '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) '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) '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) '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) '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) '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, 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) '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) '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) '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]
(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]
(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]
(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
(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
(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. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
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
2006 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

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
College of Science Internationalisation Committee Member 01-SEP-15 / 31-AUG-18
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
College of Science Promotion of Science Committee Member 01-SEP-07 / 31-AUG-15

Employment

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

Education

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

Languages

  Language
German
Irish
French

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Board Membership Skellig Foundation - Advisor, Board member 01-DEC-13 / 01-JAN-20
Board Membership Terry land Forest Park Steering Committee 01-SEP-14 /

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2016 Stephanie Connelly PhD Y
2014 Sarah-Jane Haig PhD Y
2010 Olivia Kelly PhD Y
2016 Kityee Cheung Msc Y
2015 Sean Gerrity PhD Y

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Sarah O Sullivan Doctorate - Structured PhD (Science) Supervisor
Joseph Gibbs Doctorate - Structured PhD (Science) Supervisor
Octavi Domingo Fernandez Doctorate - Structured PhD (Science) Supervisor
Robert Dillon Doctorate - Structured PhD (Science) Supervisor
Anna Trego Doctorate - Structured PhD (Science) Supervisor

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Semester 2, 2015/2016 Marine Microbiology and Nutrient Cycling MI438
Semester 2, 2015/2016 The Meaning of Life MI439 An Introduction to Bioinformatics for Microbiologists
Semester 2, 2015/2016 Biology BO101 Introduction to environmental microbiology
Semester 1, 2015/2016 Hot Topics in Environmental Science EV102 Problem-based learning for 1st year Environmental Science. Hot topics of the day, from climate change to conservation.
Semester 2, 2015/2016 Environmental Microbiology MI322 Practicals and lectures on environmental microbiology: microbial metabolism; element cycling; microbial ecology; and environmental biotechnology
Semester 1, 2015/2016 Evolution and the Tree of Life BO202

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Internal Collaborators
Professor Vincent O'Flaherty;Dr Eoghan Clifford;Dr Mark Healy;Dr Florence Abram;Dr Cindy Smith