Dr Damien Brady

PhD BSc Hons

Lecturer in Microbiology

Dept of Science & Health,Carlow Campus

e: damien.brady@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175559


ORCID ID:0000-0002-3648-3302  ResearchGate    LinkedIn

Dr Damien Brady obtained a PhD in Biotechnology from University of Ulster in 1997 and subsequently joined the Lab of Trinity Professor Cliona O’Farrelly to carry out postdoctoral work in the area of antimicrobial peptides. In 2000 he joined a start-up Biotechnology company based in UCD to commercialise his patented research, which was subsequently acquired by an Irish global food company. In 2003 he was offered a lectureship at University College Dublin in the Department of Industrial Microbiology. He joined Athlone Institute of Technology as a Lecturer in the Department of Life & Physical Science in 2008 and then joined the Department of Science & Health IT Carlow in 2020.

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

Research Interests

Dr Brady's teaching and research are in the field of Microbiology and he has published 37 research papers and over 50 conference proceedings. To date he has supervised 9 PhD students and 2 MSc. His research is typically applied, involving collaboration between academics in both Biosciences and Materials research and focuses on microbial pathogens of medical and veterinary importance.

Dr Brady's research is strongly supportive of undergraduate programmes in particularly Microbiology, Applied Biosciences and Biopharmaceutical based modules. He is a reviewer for several academic journals and is on the Editorial Board of Biotechnology Letters.

Publications

Publications


Fitzpatrick, DP., Brady, D.B., Kealey, C. & Gatley, N., 2020 The development of novel bioresorbable medical devices for treating diseases of the anal canal - https://research.thea.ie/handle/20.500.12065/3425

Harvey, V., Brady, D. & Kealey, C 2019 Effect of antibacterial lipids on biofilm formation by Streptococcus mutans. Access Microbiology 1 (1A), 871.

Szank, T., Kealey, C. & Brady, D 2019 D-Amino acids do no inhibit biofilm formation in Staphylococcus sp. Access Microbiology 1 (1A), 873.

Thokala, N., Kealey, C., Kennedy, J., Brady, D.B. & Farrell, J. 2018. Comparative activity of silver based antimicrobial composites for urinary catheters. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents Vol 52 (2) p166-171.

Coss, E., Kealey, C., Brady, D., Walsh, P. 2018 A laboratory investigation of the antimicrobial activity of a selection of western phytomedicinal tinctures. European Journal of Integrative Medicine Vol 19, April 2018, pp80-83.

Kealey, C., Creaven, C., Murphy, C.D. & Brady D.B 2017 Novel approaches to antibiotic discovery. Biotechnology Letters. Vol 39 p805-817.

Thokala, N., Kealey, C., Kennedy, J., Brady, D.B. & Farrell, J. 2017. Characterisation of polyamide/copper antimicrobial composites for medical device applications Journal: Materials Science & Engineering C.  Vol 78 p1179–1186.

McEvoy, K. Hayes J., Kealey, C. & Brady D.B. 2016. Influence of sweet whey protein concentrate and its hydrolysates on host pathogen interactions in the emerging foodborne pathogen Cronobacter sakazakii. Journal of Applied Microbiology Vol 121 p873-882.

McEvoy, K., Kealey C. & Brady D.B. 2016. Influence of reconstitution temperature on survival of Cronobacter sakazakii in powdered infant formula. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences Vol 5 No 5 p495-499.

Sheahan J, McDermott, C., Kealey, C. & Brady D.B. & D Faller 2014. Creating a safer work environment – the role of regulation, culture & enforcement. Health & Safety Review Vol 19 No 10 p27-30.

Poplawska, M.A., Schimpf, I., Brady, D.B., Kealey, C., Mulvihill, A. & Higginbotham, C.L. 2014. Synthesis and characterization of polyethylene glycol dimethacrylate hydrogels for biomedical application. Applied Mechanics and Materials. 679 p. 158-170.

Jude I. Ngadaonye, Kelsey E. McEvoy, Luke M. Geever, Damien B. Brady, Clement L. Higginbotham. 2012. Evaluation of Novel Antibiotic-eluting Thermo-Responsive Chitosan-PDEAAm based Wound Dressings. International Journal of Polymeric Materials. 63, Vol 17, p. 873-883.

McEvoy, K. E., Kealey, C & Brady, D.B. 2013 Antibiotic susceptibility and biofilm formation in Cronobacter Spp. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 7(5): 373-379.

P.I. Hughes, C. Kealey, N.J. Rowan, D.B. Brady 2013. Evaluation of Vegetable Oils and Their Respective Fatty Acids on the Viability of Streptococcus mutans, a Persistent Oral Pathogen Journal of Asian Scientific Research pp. 670-676

Keane, T., Kealey, C. & Brady, D.B. 2013. Is enough being done to protect the respiratory systems of fire fighters at today’s fires? Asian Pacific Fire Magazine. Feb Issue 43.

Keane, T., Kealey, C. & Brady, D.B. 2012. Is enough being done to protect the respiratory systems of fire fighters at today’s fires? International Firefighter No 35 p65-67.

McEnroe, S., Kealey, C., Archbold, P & Brady, D.B. 2012. Modern Road Traffic Management, an Irish Perspective, International Firefighter p51-55.

O’Donovan, P, Kealey, C, & Brady D.B. 2012. The dangers of needle-stick injury in the Prison Service. Health & Safety Review Sept p11-14. 

Fitzmaurice, P., Kealey, C., Brady, D.B & Fogarty, A 2012. Stress a Major Occupational Hazard for Garda Organisation. Garda Review No 6 Vol 40 p12-13.

Halpin, R.M., Brady, D.B., O'Riordan, E.D & O'Sullivan, M. 2011. Determination of the effect of dairy powders on adherence of Streptococcus sobrinus and Streptococcus salivarius to hydroxylapatite and growth of these bacteria. Journal of Functional Foods 3; 4, p280-289.

Halpin, R.M., Brady, D.B., O'Riordan, E.D & O'Sullivan, M. 2011. The effect of untreated and enzyme-treated dairy powders on the growth and adhesion of Streptococcus mutans LWT Food Science and Technology 44 p1525-1532.

Olwill, M., O’Brien, A.M. & Brady, D.B 2010. Nanotechnology risk management procedures: An Irish perspective an analysis of the current risk management procedures in use for nanomaterial research and development in academic and industrial facilities in Ireland. Health & Safety Review. Sept p25-32.

Halpin, R.M., Brady, D.B., O'Riordan, E.D & O'Sullivan, M. 2010 Untreated and enzyme-modified bovine whey products reduce association of Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Cronobacter malonaticus (formerly Enterobacter sakazakii) to CaCo-2 cells. Journal of Applied Microbiology 108; 2, p406-415.

Halpin, RM., O’Connor, MM. McMahon, A. Boughton, C., O’Riordan, ED., O’Sullivan, M. & Brady, D.B. 2008. Inhibition of adhesion of Streptococcus mutans to hydroxylapatite by dairy powders and individual milk proteins. European Food Research & Technology 227; 5, p1499-1506.

Brady, D., Lowe, N., Gaines, S., Fenelon, L., McPartlin, J. & O`Farrelly, C. 2003. Inhibition of S. mutans growth by hen egg derived fatty acids. Journal of Food Science 68: 4, 1133-1137.

Brady, D., Gaines, S., Fenelon, L., McPartlin, J. & O`Farrelly, C. 2002. A lipoprotein derived antimicrobial factor from hen egg yolk is active against Streptococcus species. Journal of Food Science 67: 8, 3096-3103.

Ferguson, P., Mulholland, H., Barron, N., Brady, D., McHale, A.P. 1998 Sucrose-supplemented distillery spent wash as a medium for production of ethanol at 45 °C by free and alginate-immobilized preparations of Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3 Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 18, 4, pp257-259.

Love, G., Gough, S., Brady, D., Barron, N., Nigam, P., Singh, D., Marchant, R., McHale, A.P. 1998 Continuous ethanol fermentation at 45°C using Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3 immobilized in calcium alginate and kissiris. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 18, 187-189.

Brady, D., Logan, S.R., McHale, A.P. 1998 The effect of soluble alginate and calcium on β-galactosidase activity produced by the thermotolerant, ethanol-producing yeast strain Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3 Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 18, 2, pp 101–104

Brady, D., Nigam, P., Marchant, R. & McHale, A.P. 1997. The effects of Mn2+ on ethanol production from lactose using Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3 immobilised in magnetically responsive matrices. Bioprocess and Biosystems engineering 17: 31-34.

Gough, S., Brady, D., Nigam, P., Singh, D., Marchant, R. & McHale, A.P. 1997. Production of ethanol from molasses at 45oC using alginate-immobilised Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 16: 6, 389-392.

Brady, D., Nigam, P., Marchant, R. & McHale, A.P. 1997. Ethanol production at 45oC by alginate-immobilised Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3 during growth on lactose containing media. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 16: 2, 101-104.

Brady, D., Nigam, P., McHale, L. & McHale, A.P. 1996. Ethanol production at 45oC by Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3 immobilised in magnetically responsive matrices. Biotechnology Letters 18: 10, 1213-1216.

Brady, D., McHale, J. & McHale, A.P. 1996. Magnetically responsive alginate-based biocatalysts: Applications in Space Biotechnology. In Life Sciences Research in Space: European Space Agency Publication, European Space Agency Publications, SP390, 339-344.

Barron, N., Brady, D., Love, G., Marchant, R. Nigam, P., McHale, L. & McHale, A.P. 1996. Alginate immobilised thermotolerant yeast for conversion of cellulose to ethanol. In Symposium proceedings; Progress in Biotechnology Volume 11 Immobilised cells: Basics and Applications p 379-383. Elsevier Science B.V.

Brady, D., Marchant, R., McHale, L. & McHale, A.P. 1995. The effects of Mn2+ on ethanol production by Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3 during growth on lactose containing media at 45oC. Biotechnology Letters 17: 2, 233-236.

Brady, D., Marchant, R., McHale, L. & McHale, A.P. 1995. Isolation and partial characterisation of ß-galactosidase activity produced by a thermotolerant strain of Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3 during growth on lactose containing media. Enzyme Microbial Technology 17: 8, 696-699.

Simpson, J., Brady, D., Rollan, A., Barron, N., McHale, L. & McHale, A.P. 1995. Increased ethanol production during growth of electric-field stimulated Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3 on lactose containing media. Biotechnology Letters 17: 7, 757-760.

Nolan, A.M., Barron, N., Brady, D., McAree, T., Smith, D., McHale, L. & McHale, A.P. (1994) Ethanol production at 45oC by an alginate-immobilised thermotolerant strain of Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3 following growth on glucose containing media. Biotechnology Letters 16, No. 8 p849-852.

Brady, D., Marchant, R., McHale, L. & McHale, A.P. 1994. Production of ethanol by the thermotolerant yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3 during growth on lactose containing media. Biotechnology Letters 16: 7, 737-740.

Conference Proceedings

Kapu, Dinesh., Damien B Brady., Carmel Kealey., James J Roche. Eurachem 2018 Scientific Workshop Dublin on 14 & 15 May 2018

Catriona Kielty, Damien Brady, Ursula Fogarty & Carmel Kealey (2017) Identification and Investigation of A Putative Anticoagulant Associated with Fatal Equine Haemorrhage.  27th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2017) will Athlone Institute of Technology from April 10th – 12th 2017.

Carmel Kealey & Damien Brady (2017) Effects of Lactobacilli sp on the adhesion and invasion of C.sakazakii (ATCC® 29544) The 7th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS 2017) Valencia, Spain, 9-13 July, 2017.

Clodagh Redmond, Carmel Kealey & Damien Brady (2017) Effect of antimicrobial lipids and human saliva on the growth of oral pathogens.  The 7th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS 2017) Valencia, Spain, 9-13 July, 2017.

Ana Camilla De Freitas Martens, Carmel Kealey & Damien Brady (2017) D- Amino acids do not trigger biofilm disassembly in S. aureus 8325-4 and S. epidermidis ATCC 1457 Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2017, 3-6 April at the EICC, Edinburgh.

Kapu, Dinesh., Damien B Brady., Carmel Kealey., James J Roche. Rapid analytical strategy for the selection of excipients for topical dosage forms. Industry Meets Academia Unlocking the Potential for Innovation - a multidisciplinary symposium in the area of pharmaceutical science." at School of Pharmacy, University College London 13-14 April 2016.

Nikhil Thokala, James Kennedy, Damien B. Brady, Carmel Kealey, Joseph Farrell. Development of polyamide 11 antimicrobial composites for medical device application. Cost action - TD1305: IPROMEDAI Summer School, Netherlands, 9-16 September 2015.

Shannon McDonnell, Nikhil Thokala, Dr Joseph Farrell, Dr James Kennedy, Prof James P. O’Gara, Dr Carmel Kealey, Dr Damien B. Brady. D- Amino acids do not trigger biofilm disassembly in S. aureus 8325-4 and S. epidermidis 1457. Irish Division Meeting: Microbial interfaces, society for General Microbiology, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland, 17-19 June 2015.

Nikhil Thokala, James Kennedy, Damien B. Brady, Carmel Kealey, Joseph Farrell. Preparation and characterisation of polyamide 11/antimicrobial composites for medical device application. Irish Division Meeting: Microbial interfaces, society for General Microbiology, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland, 17-19 June 2015.

Malgorzata Poplawska, Carmel Kealey, Damien B Brady & Clement l. Higginbotham. Evaluation of the effect of liposomal formulation in local antibiotic delivery on the activity against pathogen-related bone infections. Bioengineering in Ireland, 16-17th Jan 2015.

D Kapu, C Kealey, D.B Brady, J Roche. Towards the development of novel, efficacious, discriminating and non-invasive oral formulation – 4th International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Symposium on Engineering, Science and Business (IMiEJS) Penang Island, Malaysia 25th – 26th June 2014.

SJ Devaney, C Kealey, J Kennedy, D.B Brady. The effect of tryptophan on Staphylococcal biofilm formation – 4th International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Symposium on Engineering, Science and Business (IMiEJS) Penang Island, Malaysia 25th – 26th June 2014.

McEvoy, K, Kealey, C. & Brady, D.B. An investigation of the effect of whole and enzyme-modified whey protein concentrate (WPC) on the adhesion and invasion of CaCo-2 cells by Cronobacter sakazakii. University of Ulster Coleraine, 28-29th Aug 2013.

McEvoy, K, Kealey, C. & Brady, D.B. Cronobacter sakazakii adherence to CaCo-2 cells: An investigation of potential ant-adhesion properties of a bacterial isolate from sweet whey protein concentrate. Exploring Human Host Microbiome Interactions in Health & Disease; University of Cambridge, 8th-10th July 2013.

Pauline Dowling, Lorraine Rushe, Silvia Roig-Parras, Cynthia Coyne, Carmel Kealey, Damien Brady & John Harding Musculoskeletal Disorders - The Skeleton In The Closet. Oral presentation; 3rd International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Symposium on Engineering, Science and Business (IMiEJS) Athlone Institute of Technology, 11th-13th June 2013.

Michael O’Dell, Gerard Nolan, Darragh Finneran, Damian Heduvan, Carmel Kealey, Damien Brady & John Harding An Evaluation of Airborne Contaminants Levels in Restrooms. Oral presentation; 3rd International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Symposium on Engineering, Science and Business (IMiEJS) Athlone Institute of Technology, 11th-13th June 2013.

McEvoy, K, Kealey, C. & Brady, D.B. Antibiotic Susceptibility and Biofilm Formation in Cronobacter Spp. Oral presentation; 3rd International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Symposium on Engineering, Science and Business (IMiEJS) Athlone Institute of Technology, 11th-13th June 2013.

Hughes, P.I., Rowan, N.J., Kealey, C. & Brady, D.B. Evaluation of Vegetable Oils and Their Respective Fatty Acids on the Viability of Streptococcus mutans, A Persistent Oral Pathogen. Oral presentation; 3rd International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Symposium on Engineering, Science and Business (IMiEJS) Athlone Institute of Technology, 11th-13th June 2013.

Barbara Cooper, Emma Tighe, Sile Ryan, Jack Bloomfield, Ursula Fogarty, Damien Brady, Carmel Kealey Identification and Investigation of A Putative Anticoagulant Associated with Fatal Equine Haemorrhage. Oral presentation; 3rd International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Symposium on Engineering, Science and Business (IMiEJS) Athlone Institute of Technology, 11th-13th June 2013.

P Mc Namara, P Hughes, N Rowan, C Kealey, D Brady. Investigating the Kinetic Vmax and Km Properties of Free and Immobilised Biocatalysts 3rd International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Symposium on Engineering, Science and Business (IMiEJS) Athlone Institute of Technology, 11th-13th June 2013.

Devaney S.J, Kennedy, J, Kealey, C. & Brady, D.B. The optimization of Staphylococcus biofilm formation Society of General Microbiology Autumn meeting, University of Sussex 1-3rd Sept 2013

P.I Hughes, K. McEvoy, N.J. Rowan, D.B Brady. Inhibition of cariogenic Streptococci using enzyme modified coconut oil. Presented at the Society for General Microbiology Conference University of Warwick, Sept 3-5th 2012.

P.I Hughes, K McEvoy, N. Rowan and D.B Brady. Effects of long chain fatty acids Oleic and Linoleic, on the growth of the cariogenic bacterium Streptococcus mutans 2nd International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Symposium on Engineering, Science and Business (IMiEJS) June 18-20th, 2012.

K McEvoy, Lipinski, K & D.B Brady. The antimicrobial susceptibility characteristics of Cronobacter sakazakii in comparison to other members of Enterobacteriaceae family. 2nd International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Symposium on Engineering, Science and Business (IMiEJS) June 18th-20th, 2012.

P.I Hughes, N. Rowan and D.B Brady. Novel applications of essential oils. AIT posterfest Feb 22nd 2012

B. Cooper, D.B Brady, J. Bloomfield, U. Fogarty & C. Kealey. Characterization of a novel anticoagulant associated with fatal equine haemorrhaging. AIT posterfest Feb 22nd 2012.

K McEvoy & D.B Brady. Interfering with the pathogenesis pathway of Cronobacter spp using novel antimicrobials, AIT posterfest Feb 22nd 2012.

P.I Hughes, N. Rowan and D.B Brady Novel applications of food grade antimicrobial Lipids SGM Irish Division IT Tallaght Sept 1st -2nd 2011.

K McEvoy, & D.B Brady The effects of novel antimicrobials on the adherence and invasion of Cronobacter spp. SGM Irish Division IT Tallaght Sept 1st -2nd 2011.

K McEvoy, & D.B Brady The effects of novel antimicrobials on the adherence and invasion of Cronobacter spp. 1st International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Symposium on Engineering, Science and Business June 9–11th 2011.

Patricia Hughes, Halpin R.M & D.B Brady. Inhibition of the cariogenic bacteria Streptococcus mutans using whey protein concentrate, a by-product of the cheese making industry. 1st International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Symposium on Engineering, Science and Business June 9–11th 2011.

K McEvoy, R.M Halpin, D.B Brady. Untreated and enzyme-modified bovine whey products observed reduction in the association and invasion of Cronobacter malonaticus. Presented at joint AIT Sligo IT Research day January 27th 2011.

P.I. Hughes, R.M. Halpin, E.D. O’Riordan, M. O’Sullivan, D.B. Brady. The Effect of Untreated and Enzyme-Treated Commercial Dairy Powders on the Growth and Adhesion of Streptococcus mutans. Presented at joint AIT Sligo IT Research day January 27th 2011.

K. McEvoy, D. Keegan, L. P. McEvoy, D.B Brady. Bioremediation and characterisation of phytotoxic constituents in Leachate arising from a green composting Facility. Presented at School of Science, Research Day Athlone Institute of Technology June 24th, 2010.

Evaluation of Bactericidal Efficacy of Novel Biocide Formulation Lawlor, O; Chasseret, M; Hughes, P; Larkin, A; Murphy, A; Brady, D.B; Daly, S; Tomkins, P.  Presented at Research Day Athlone Institute of Technology June 24th 2010.

D. Keegan, M. Chasseret, D. Lord, R. O’Hara, D.B Brady. Characterisation of leachate from a windrow green composting facility. Joint GMIT AIT Research Day, Athlone Institute of Technology in June 22nd, 2009.

T J. Conlon, D.B Brady. Waste Management in Health Service Executive (HSE). Presented at Joint GMIT/AIT Research Day, Athlone Institute of Technology in June 22nd, 2009.

T. McGrath, D.B Brady. Towards the generation of an energy rating for the new engineering block. Presented at Joint GMIT AIT Research Day, Athlone Institute of Technology in June 22nd, 2009.

R.M. Halpin, M.M. O’Connor, C. Boughton, E.D. O’Riordan, M. O’Sullivan, D.B Brady. Inhibition of adhesion of Streptococcus mutans to hydroxyapatite by enzyme-modified whey products.  Presented at the Society for General Microbiology Conference in Warwick in April 4th 2006.

M.M. O’Connor, D.B. Brady, R.M. Halpin, A. McMahon, E.D. O’Riordan, M. O’Sullivan. Antimicrobial effect of dairy powders on Streptococcus mutans.  Presented at the 160th Meeting of the Society for General Microbiology University of Manchester on March 26-29th 2007.

A.M. Mc Mahon, R.M. Halpin, M.M. O’Connor, E.D. O’Riordan, M. O’Sullivan, D.B. Brady. Growth inhibition of food-borne pathogens and food spoilage organisms by an antimicrobial agent derived from whey. Presented at the 36th Annual Research Conference - Food, Nutritional and Consumer Sciences, UCC, September 14th 2006, page 10.

M.M. O’Connor, D.B. Brady, R.M. Halpin, A. McMahon, E.D. O’Riordan, M. O’Sullivan. Antimicrobial properties of dairy powders. Presented at the 36th Annual Research Conference - Food, Nutritional and Consumer Sciences, UCC, September 14th 2006, page 20.

R.M. Halpin, M.M. O’Connor, A. McMahon, E.D. O’Riordan, M. O’Sullivan, D.B. Brady. Inhibition of adhesion of Cariogenic Streptococci to hydroxyapatite by enzyme-modified whey protein concentrates. Presented at the 36th Annual Research Conference - Food, Nutritional and Consumer Sciences, UCC, September 14th 2006, page 10.

R.M. Halpin, M.M. O’Connor, A. McMahon, E.D. O’Riordan, M. O’Sullivan, D.B. Brady. Inhibition of adhesion of Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus salivarius to hydroxyapatite by enzyme-modified dairy products. Presented at the Society for General Microbiology Symposium, UCD, September 1st 2006, page 38.

R.M. Halpin, M.M. O’Connor, A. McMahon, E.D. O’Riordan, M. O’Sullivan, D.B. Brady.  Enzyme-modified and Unmodified Buttermilk Powder and Cream Powder Can Inhibit Cariogenic Streptococci Adhering to Hydroxylapatite. Presented at the 160th Meeting of the Society for General Microbiology held at the University of Manchester on March 26-29th 2007.

R.M. Halpin, M.M. O’Connor, A. McMahon, E.D. O’Riordan, M. O’Sullivan, D.B. Brady.  Naturally Occurring Foodstuffs Inhibit Adhesion of Streptococcus mutans to Hydroxylapatite. Presented at the annual meeting and food expo of the Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago on 28th July-1st August 2007.

M.M. O’Connor, D.B. Brady, R.M. Halpin, A. McMahon, E.D. O’Riordan, M. O’Sullivan. Use of enzyme-treated dairy powders to inhibit the growth of food-associated microorganisms. Presented at the annual meeting and food expo of the Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago on 28th July-1st August 2007.


Other Research Outputs

Antibiotics - How calf saliva could improve your toothpaste. New Scientist. Issue 2377; 11 January 2003, p14.

Biofilms – UCD has it all wrapped up. Science Spin 2007 Issue 15 page 8.

Research Supervision

Current Postgraduate Students
Name of Student Title of Thesis Award Graduation
Aoife Mulry Novel dental implants PhD 2025
Grace Lawlor Modified Coconut Oil in the prophylaxis of Onychomycosis PhD 2025
Daniel Fitzpatrick Biodegradable polymers in prophylaxis of infectious disease PhD 2024
Dinesh Kapu Development of efficacious, non-invasive, potent and discriminating dosage forms. PhD 2021
Catriona Kielty Unconjugated Linoleic Acid and its Role in Fatal Equine Haemorrhaging PhD 2021

 

Previous Postgraduate Students
Name of Student Title of Thesis Award Graduation
Nikhil Tholaka Preparation and characterisation of novel polymeric materials with antimicrobial activity for medical device applications. PhD 2018
Ana De Freitas Martins Food grade stereoisomers as bioactive coatings for biomedical devices. MSc 2017
Barbara Cooper Identification and investigation of a putative anticoagulant associated with fatal equine haemorrhaging.  PhD 2016
Malgorzata Poplawska Development of novel antimicrobial mediating hydrogel scaffolds for bone regeneration. MSc 2015
Kelsey McEvoy   An investigation of the effects of sweet whey protein hydrolysates on host-pathogen interactions in Cronobacter sakazakii PhD 2014
Patricia Hughes Novel applications of food grade antimicrobial lipids PhD 2014
Sarah-Jane Devaney Food grade stereoisomers as bioactive coatings for biomedical devices. MSc 2014
Rachel Halpin Novel antimicrobials in Whey PhD 2010

Engagement and Collaboration

Journal Referee
  • Biotechnology Letters                                                      
  • Applied Environmental Microbiology
  • Journal of Applied Microbiology                                      
  • International Journal of Food Microbiology
External Examiner                                                                  
  • Institute of Technology Carlow 2008-2010.
  • Institute of Technology Tallaght 2014-2018
  • Galway Mayo Institute of Technology 2018-2023
  • Limerick Institute of Technology 2020-2022