GERMAINE Kieran (Institute Of Technology Carlow, Ireland)

First Name: Kieran

Name: Germaine

Position: Lecturer and Principle Investigator


Institute / University / Company: Institute Of Technology Carlow

Research Unit: EnviroCORE

Address (city, state): Kilkenny , Carlow

Country: Ireland

Please give 5 key-words showing your research / interest in Microbial Ecotoxicolgy:

  • bioremediation
  • organic pollutants
  • heavy metals
  • biosensors

Main kinds of contaminant(s) of interest:

  • Heavy metals: lead, arsenic, cadmium
  • Organic pollutants: pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, crude oil

Main kinds of microorganisms of interest:

  • Bacteria- endophytes
  • Fungi

Main kinds of ecosystems of interest:

  • agricultural land
  • industrial brownfield sites
  • mangrove forests

Do you give courses on Microbial Ecotoxicology ?: YES

If yes, please tell us more about the courses (University, course level,website,etc):

Most relevant articles in the field of Microbial Ecotoxicology (max.5):

Lally R. Moreira AS, Galbally P, Ryan D, Germaine KJ and Dowling, DN. (2017). Application of endophytic Pseudomonas fluorescens and a bacterial consortium to Brassica napus can increase plant height and biomass under greenhouse and field conditions. Front. Plant Sci. URL

Rathore R, Dowling DN, Forristal PD, Spink J, Cotter PD, Bulgarelli D, Germaine KJ. (2017). Crop establishment practices are a driver of the plant microbiota in winter oilseed rape (Brassica napus). Front Microbiol. 2017 Aug 9;8:1489. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01489

Moreira AS, Germaine KJ, Lloyd A, Lally RD, Galbally PT, Ryan D, Dowling DN. (2016). Draft genome sequence of three endophyte strains of Pseudomonas fluorescens isolatedfrom Miscanthus giganteus. Genome Announc  4(5): e00965-16. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00965-16

Liu X, Kiwanuka S, Cleary K, Ryan D, Dowling DN, Germaine, KJ. (2016). Use of Ecopiling to Remediate PAH-Contaminated Storm-water Lagoon Sediment. J Bioremed Biodeg 7: 355.doi:10.4172/2155-6199.1000355

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