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Dr Gavin Collins BSc PhD
| B.Sc., Ph.D.
School of Natural Sciences & The Ryan Institute for Environmental, Marine & Energy Research
Microbial diversity; evolution; biofilm formation; ecophysiology and fitness; and 'eco-engineering' of yet-to-be-cultivated microbes, especially in biotechnologically-relevant and environmentally-important biofilms, including carbon-, nitrogen-, sulfur- and iron-cyclers.
Memberships, Reviewing & Other Contributions
International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME); American Society for Microbiology (ASM); Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland (ESAI); International Water Association (IWA) (ANAEROBIC DIGESTION Specialist Group and BIOFILMS Specialist Group.
Anaerobe; Applied and Environmental Microbiology; Aquaculture; Biodegradation; Bioresource Technology; Environmental Technology; Enzyme and Microbial Technology; FEMS Microbiology Ecology; Frontiers in Microbiology; Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology; Microbial Ecology; The ISME Journal; Water Research; Water Science and Technology; World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology.
Editorial Advisory Board Member: Environmental and Biological Monitoring Journal (ISSN: 1875-0400).
Evaluator for the Belgian Science Policy Office
External examiner, The University of Sheffield
Associate Editor, Frontiers in Microbiology
Antibiotic Action Champion, Ireland, on the International Antibiotic Action Campaign
Member, Research Pillar Team, Galway 2040 Initiative
For all activities, visit the lab website www.microbialecophysiology.com
|Collins, G., Mahony, T., O'Flaherty, V. (2005) 'New bugs for old jobs? The role of uncultured crenarchaeota in anaerobic wastewater treatment biofilms' In: McBain, A, Allison D, Pratten J, Spratt D, Upton M, Verran J (eds). Biofilms: Persistence and Ubiquity. Manchester, UK: The Biofilm Club. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|Enright, A.-M., Collins, G., Mahony, T., O'Flaherty, V. (2005) 'PSYCHROPHILIC ANAEROBIC BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL WASTEWATER'. Water Intelligence Online, . [Details]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|O'Flaherty, V., Collins, G. and Mahony, T. (2010) 'Anaerobic Digestion of Agricultural Residues'. Environmental Microbiology, :259-280. [Details]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|COLLINS, G et al. (2006) Application and biomolecular monitoring of psychrophilic anaerobic digestion WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY , pp.41-47 [Details]|
|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]|