Regularly act as reviewer for grant applications from a variety of research funding agencies such as the Wellcome Trust, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSCRC UK), Enterprise Ireland (various schemes), the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research, the Swiss National Research Council, Norwegian Research Council, European Union Frame Work Programmes, French National Research Council (ANR) and the Italian Foundation for Scientific Research.
Regularly act (in addition to my role of member of the editorial board of Microbial Biotechnology) as ad hoc reviewer for submitted manuscripts to a wide variety of journals (from Applied Environmental Microbiology, Microbiology SGM, Journal of Bacteriolgy, Molecular Microbiology, PLoS One to PNAS USA and Nature). On average I review 30 manuscripts per annum.
I have served on Scientific Committees for various International conferences and have also served many times as Chair of scientific sessions.
Former member on the Editorial Committee for Molecular biology of the scientific publishing company Foxwell & Davies.
I am currently an invited member of the Board of Experts of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Scientific Research.
I have acted as External Examiner to more than 25 PhD committees in the The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, France, Spain, Italy, and Denmark (currently between 3-5 per annum), and also regularly (approx. 3-5 per annum) act as an internal examiner to PhD viva in UCC.
I have given over 75 research seminars at international conferences and symposia in various capacities (invited speaker, key note, plenary speaker).
- WO2011007007-A1 Bacterial species for oral administration for delivery of agent and tumor detection OSULLIVAN G, TANGNEY M, VAN SINDEREN D, et al. Granted 16-JUL-10
- WO2014140229-A1 Kit for determining phage susceptibility Van Sinderen et al Granted 13 Mar 2014
- EP2592158-A1 Lactobacillus plantarum for extending the shelf-life of a food product or used as an anti-fungal agent Van Sinderen and Crowley granted 14 Nov 2013
- WO2010055499-A2 Bifidobacterium longum strain useful as probiotic BASCOM C, CHARBONNEAU D L, GRANT R A, OMAHONY L, SONG Y, VAN SINDEREN D, et al Granted 20 May 2010