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Summer 2014 PhD Graduates

12 Jun 2014
Back Row(from L to R): Kate Twomey, Ceara Clancy, Siobhán Clarke, Emma Hennessy, Stephen Stockdale, Fiona Fouhy and Michelle O'Donnell Front Row(from L to R): Bhuvaneswari Lakshminarayanan, Ronan McCarthy, Ludovica Buttò, Eamonn Culligan, Kerry O'Connell and Lorraine Draper

Congratulations to the PhD graduates of 2014 from the School of Microbiology. 

Thirteen Microbiology students were conferred at the Summer Conferring Ceremonies, University College Cork, on 12 June 2014.


Kate Twomey, PhD

The role of bacterial interspecies communication in polymicrobial infection of the cystic fibrosis airway


Ceara Clancy, PhD

Helicobacter pylori: comparative genomics and strucrure-function analysis of the flagellum biogeneisis protein HPO958


Siobhán Clarke, PhD

The impact of a variety of factors on the obesity associated gut microbiota.


Emma Hennessy, PhD

The molecular interactions between statins and bacterial pathogens, and their combined impact on the human immune system


Stephen Stockdale, PhD

Mutagenic and Molecular Analyses of Lactococcal Bacteriophages TP901-1 and Tuc2009


Fiona Fouhy, PhD

Antibiotic resistance in the gut microbiota


Michelle O'Donnell, PhD

Functional genomics of commensal lactobacilli


Bhuvaneswari Lakshminarayanan, PhD

The ELDERMET Biobank: isolation and characterization of intestinal microbiota from elderly Irish subjects


Ronan McCarthy, PhD

Characterising novel anti-biofilm targets for the treatment of chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in the cystic fibrosis lung


Ludovica Buttò, PhD

Immunomodulatory effect of Lactobacillus salivarius strains on innate immune cells


Eamonn Culligan, PhD

Functional metagenomic analysis of the human gut microbiome to identify novel salt tolerance genes


Kerry O'Connell, PhD

Metabolism in Bifidobacteria


Lorraine Draper, PhD

Investigation of Lantibiotic regulation, immunity and synergy

School of Microbiology

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