Dr Guiomar Garcia-Cabellos

MSc PhD

Senior Technical Officer

Department of Science & Health, Carlow Campus

e:guiomar.garcia-cabellos@itcarlow.ie  t: 059 9175578

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7721-4080  ResearchGate   LinkedIn

Dr. Guiomar Garcia-Cabellos is a graduate of the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid (Spain) where she completed her undergraduate studies in General Biology. Her PhD. in the Institute of Technology Carlow, focused in the area of interactions between plants and microbes for improved bioremediation using constructed wetlands.

  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Research Interests

Her current research interests include the bioremediation of environmental pollutants including landfill leachate and TBT, Investigations in to the presence of Lithium and other metals in the fresh water systems and novel gene transfer systems in commercially important crops.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Sinead Morris, Guiomar Garcia- Cabellos, Deirdre Enright, David Ryan, Anne Marie Enright (2019)  Low-cost physicochemical treatment for removal of ammonia, phosphate and nitrate contaminants from landfill leachate . Journal of Enviromenta; Sciencece and Health., Part A https://doi.org/10.1080/10934529.2019.1633855

Laurence Kavanagh, Jerome Keohane, Guiomar Garcia -Cabellos, Andrew Lloyd, John Cleary (2018). Global Lithium Sources—Industrial Use and Future in the Electric Vehicle Industry: A Review. Resources, 7(3), 57; https://doi.org/10.3390/resources7030057

Sinead Morris, Guiomar Garcia- Cabellos, Deirdre Enright, David Ryan, Anne Marie Enright.(2018) Leachate treatment using a novel sustainable fixed bed based method.Desalinationand Water Treatment. 127, September ,18-25. .htpps://doi.org:/10.5004/dwt.2018.22406

Finnegan, C., Ryan, D., Enright, A-M., Garcia-Cabellos, G. (2018) A review of strategies for detection and remediation of organotin pollution. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. Vo 0, No 0,1-42 . https://doi.org/10.1080/10643389.2018.1443669

Sinead Morris, Guiomar Garcia- Cabellos, Deirdre Enright, David Ryan, Anne Marie Enright Bioremediation of Landfill Leachate Using Isolated Bacterial Strains. (2018). International Journal of Environmental Bioremediation & Biodegradation, Vol. 6, No. 1, 26- 35 http://pubs.sciepub.com/ijebb/6/1/4

Laurence Kavanagh, Jerome Keohane, Guiomar Garcia -Cabellos, Andrew Lloyd, John Cleary (2018). Induced Plant Accumulation of Lithium. Geosciences, 8, 56; doi:10.3390/geosciences8020056

Finnegan, C., Ryan, D., Enright, A-M., Garcia-Cabellos, G (2018) Microbes a Tool for the Remediation of Organotin Pollution Determined by Static Headspace Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. Molecules, 23, 627.  doi: 10.20944/preprints201802.0113.v1

Finnegan, C., Ryan, D., Enright, A-M., Garcia-Cabellos, G (2017) Developing Microbial Inocula to Support Biofuel Crop Cultivation on Tributyltin Contaminated Marine Sediments. ournal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology. , 5(2), 47-56. DOI: 10.12691/jaem-5-2-1

Morris S, Garcia- Cabellos G, Enright D, Ryan D, Enright AM. (2017) Leachate treatment using a novel sustainable fixed bed based method. Conference: 15th International Conference on Environmental Science And Technology At: Rhodes Greece. CEST2017_00242

Kavanagh, L., Finnegan, C., Garcia-Cabellos, G., Lloyd, A (2017) Lithium in the Natural Waters of the South East of Ireland. nt. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 14, 561; doi:10.3390/ijerph14060561.

Finnegan, C., Ryan, D., Enright, A-M., Garcia-Cabellos, G. (2017). Gas Chromatographic Approach to Evaluate the Efficacy of Organotin Degrading Microbes. International Journal of Environmental Bioremediation & Biodegradation. Vol. 5, No. 1, 18-26. DOI:10.12691/ijebb-5-1-3

Germaine K., Liu X., Garcia-Cabellos G., Hogan J., Ryan D. and Dowling D.N. (2006) Bacterial endophyte-enhanced phytoremediation of the organochlorine herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 57 (2),302-310.

Germaine K., Keogh E., Garcia-Cabellos G., Borremans B., van der Lelie D., Brac T., Oeyen L., Vangronsveld J., Proteous Moore F., Moore R.B.E., Cambell C.D., Ryan D. and Dowling D.N. (2004) Colonisation of poplar trees by gfp expressing bacterial endophytes. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 48, 109-118.

Book Chapters

Garcia-Cabellos G., Bryme M., Stenbreg M, Germaine K., Brazil D., Keohane G., Ryan D. and Dowling D.N. (2005) A small-scale constructed wetland to treat different types of wastewaters. In Nutrient management in agriculture watersheds: A wetland solution. (ed. Dunne E.J., Reddy K.R and Carton O.T). pp. 224-229. Wagningen Academic Publisher.

Conference Proceedings and Papers

Morris S, Garcia- Cabellos G, Enright D, Ryan D, Enright AM. (2017) Leachate treatment using a novel sustainable fixed bed based method. Conference: 15th International Conference on Environmental Science And Technology At: Rhodes Greece. CEST2017_00242

Kavanagh, L., Finnegan, C., Garcia-Cabellos, G., Lloyd, A. (2016) Colorimetric Determination of Lithium in Natural Waters Using the Azo Compound Thorin (C 16 H 11 AsN 2 O 10 S 2 ). In: Proceedings of the 15th workshop on Progress in trace metal speciation for environmental analytical chemistry., Gdansk, Poland.

Kavanagh, L., Garcia-Cabellos, G., Lloyd, A. (2016). Lithium in the Natural Waters of the South East of Ireland. In proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Environment and Health) & ISEG 2016 (The 10th International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry), At Galway, Ireland.

Finnegan, C., Ryan, D., Enright, A-M., Garcia-Cabellos, G. (2016). Gas Chromatographic Approach to Evaluate the Remediation of Tributylin Chloride Through Sequential Debutylation by Irish Bacterial Strains. In: Proceedings of the 15th workshop on Progress in trace metal speciation for environmental analytical chemistry., Gdansk, Poland.

Finnegan, C., Ryan, D., Enright, A-M., Garcia-Cabellos, G. (2016). Isolation of Tributyltin Chloride (TBT) Resistance Microbes and Determination of Microbial Organotin Degradation Activity by GC-MS. In proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Environment and Health) & ISEG 2016 (The 10th International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry), At Galway, Ireland.

Finnegan Christopher, Brown Karen, Enright Ann-Marie, Garcia-Cabellos Guiomar (2015) Evaluation of microbial degradation of TBT into monobutyltin (MBT) and dibutyltin(DTD). Environ 25: sustainability and Opportunities for Change. Sligo, 8-10th April.

Kavanagh Laurence, Keohane Jer, Garcia-Cabellos Guiomar and Lloyd Andrew (2015) Ireland’s Lithium Resources. Environ 25: Sustainability and Opportunities for Change. Sligo, 8-10th April/

Dowling D. and Garcia-Cabellos Guiomar.  Investigating the Rhizosphere Microbiology of Constructed Wetlands.  Symposium in Nutrient Management in Agriculture Watersheds – A Wetlands Solution. Teagasc Research Centre, Johnstown Castle. Co. Wexford. (2004)

Germaine K,Garcia-Cabellos G, Keogh E, Ryan D, Borremans B, Barac  T, Oeyen L, Karlson U, Trapp S,Van der Lelie D, Moore E, Porteous-Moore F, Vangronsveld J, De Becker G and Dowling D N. Reducing phyto-toxicity of xenobiotics using bacterial Endophytes. Society of General Microbiology, Irish branch. UCD, (4-6th  September 2003)

Garcia- Cabellos G. and Dowling D.  Development a Constructed Wetland Microcosm to Investigate the Microbiology of the rhizosphere of Wetlands Plants Metals, Microbes and the Environment. Society for General Microbiology. (Spring 2002)

Germaine K., Keogh E., Garcia-Cabellos G.., Ryan D., Dowling D., Karlson U., Trapp S., van der Lelie D., Moore E., Vangronsveld J., De Becker G. Endegraders. Metals, Microbes and the Environment. Society for General Microbiology. (Spring 2002)

Germaine K, Garcia-Cabellos G, Keogh K., Ryan D., Dowling D.N., Karlson U, Trapp S, van der Lelie D, Moore E, Vangronsveld J and De Becker G.  Improving phytoremediation using genetically enhanced bacterial endophytes. 12th International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Symposium, Prague, (July 2002)

Garcia- Cabellos G. and Dowling D.  Development a Constructed Wetland Microcosm to Investigate the Microbiology of the rhizosphere of Wetlands Plants. 5th Science & Computing Research Colloquium, Athlone IT, (May 2000)

Research Supervision

Current Research Students

Plant growth promotion potential of novel bacterium Ensifer adhaerens OV14 Wojciech Nowak (postgrad), Dr Guiomar Garcia-Cabellos, Dr David Ryan, Dr Ewen Mullins (Teagasc) and Dr Anne-Marie Enright (PI)

Microbes and Environment: establishing the broader impact. Dr Guiomar Garcia-Cabellos, Dr Carloalberto Petti and Dr Anne-Marie Enright (PI)

Characterising the plant growth promoting activity of the specific soil bacterium strain Ensifer adhaerens Ov14 as means to support plant development and increase stress resilience. Elena Grosu (postgrad), Dr Guiomar Garcia-Cabellos, Dr Ewen Mullins (Teagasc) and Dr Anne-Marie Enright (PI)

Past Research Students

 

Sinead Morris. Microbial bioremediation and physiochemical treatment of landfill leachate , Award 2019

Christopher Finnegan: Bioremediation of Tributyltin (TBT) in Irish marine sediments: Microbial screening and process optimisation. Awarded 2018

Laurence Kavanagh; Comparative hydrogeochemistry: distribution of metal ions in ground water, surface water, soils and plants in the South East of Ireland.

Areas of interest as a supervisor include
  • Microbial ecology
  • Bioremediation
  • Pollution biodegradation

Engagement and Collaboration

Cofounder and Research Director of Natural Bio Solution, Dr Guiomar Garcia-Cabellos job as CEO in Natural Bio Solutions is to lead the research and commercialization of all new product. Her extensive knowledge of applied microbiology and expertise with natural treatment system has allowed the company to develop its unique range of products.

Currently involved in collaboration with Teagasc.