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Fiona Doohan

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Biography

Employment History
07/2006 - present

Senior Lecturer (plant-microbe interactions), School of BIology and Environmental Science, College of Life Sciences, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

10/1999 - 07/2006
College Lecturer (plant-microbe interactions), School of BIology and Environmental Science, College of Life Sciences, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

1998 - 1999
Postdoctoral scientist (molecular plant pathology), John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4, 7UH, UK.

Education
1994 B.Sc. (HONS) Industrial Microbiology UCD, Dublin

1997 Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Pathology John Innes Centre (Open University), UK

Professional

 

Associations

Association: International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. , Function/Role: Member
Association: British Society of Plant Pathology, Function/Role: member
Association: Society of Irish Plant Pathologists, Function/Role: member
Association: European Plant Scientists Organisation., Function/Role: member

Patents

Patent WO2011076933 : Method of transforming plant cells
     

Committees

Committee : Society of Irish Plant Pathologists
Committee : Departmental Research Committee

Employment

Employer: John Innes Centre, UK
Position: Postdoctorate

Education

Year 1994 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BSc Subject:
Year 1998 Institution: Open University
Qualification: PhD Subject:

Languages

Irish:
French:
 

Outreach Activities

Joint lead of an SFI UREKA Site entitled PHYTOTECHNOLOGY IRELAND (2006-2008).

 

Other Activities

Departmental administrator for the UCD Research Information System (2003 – 2005).

Publications

 

Book Chapters

MR Khan, D Egan, B Fagan and FM Doohan ; (2004) 'Culture-dependent microbial diversity in the cereal rhizospheres of Ireland - a preliminary survey' In: SE Jacobsen, CR Jensen and JR Porter (eds). VIII ESA Congress: European agriculture in a global context, Book of Proceedings. Copenhagen, Denmark: KVL. , pp.761-762 [Details]
Doohan, F. M.; (2011) 'Fungal Pathogens of Plants' In: Doohan, F. M.; (eds). Fungi: biology and applications vol 2. London: Wiley Int. [Details]
Doohan, F. M. ; (2005) 'Fungal pathogens of plants' In: Kavanagh, K (eds). Fungi: biology and applications. London, UK: Wiley Press. Int. , pp.219-250 [Details]
MERCER, P.C., DOWLEY, L., DOOHAN, F., DUNNE, R. AND MOORE, J.; (2004) 'Influence of Weather on Diseases and Pests of Crop Plants' In: MERCER, P.C., DOWLEY, L., DOOHAN, F., DUNNE, R. AND MOORE, J.; (eds). In: Climate, Weather and Irish Agriculture, 2nd Edition. Dublin: AGMET. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Keith, AM,Boots, B,Hazard, C,Niechoj, R,Arroyo, J,Bending, GD,Bolger, T,Breen, J,Clipson, N,Doohan, FM,Griffin, CT,Schmidt, O (2012) 'Cross-taxa congruence, indicators and environmental gradients in soils under agricultural and extensive land management'. European Journal of Soil Biology, 49 :55-62. [DOI] [Details]
Wendt, T,Doohan, F,Mullins, E (2012) 'Production of Phytophthora infestans-resistant potato (Solanum tuberosum) utilising Ensifer adhaerens OV14'. Transgenic Research, 21 :567-578. [DOI] [Details]
Ali, SS,Khan, M,Mullins, E,Doohan, F (2012) 'The effect of wheat genotype on ethanol production from straw and the implications for multifunctional crop breeding'. BIOMASS & BIOENERGY, 42 :1-9. [DOI] [Details]
Kriss, AB,Paul, PA,Xu, XM,Nicholson, P,Doohan, FM,Hornok, L,Rietini, A,Edwards, SG,Madden, LV (2012) 'Quantification of the relationship between the environment and Fusarium head blight, Fusarium pathogen density, and mycotoxins in winter wheat in Europe'. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 133 :975-993. [DOI] [Details]
Petti, C,Reiber, K,Ali, SS,Berney, M,Doohan, FM (2012) 'Auxin as a player in the biocontrol of Fusarium head blight disease of barley and its potential as a disease control agent'. BMC Plant Biology, 12 . [DOI] [Details]
Hazard, C,Gosling, P,van der Gast, CJ,Mitchell, DT,Doohan, FM,Bending, GD (2013) 'The role of local environment and geographical distance in determining community composition of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi at the landscape scale'. Isme Journal, 7 :498-508. [DOI] [Details]
Ali, SS,Nugent, B,Mullins, E,Doohan, FM (2013) 'Insights from the Fungus Fusarium oxysporum Point to High Affinity Glucose Transporters as Targets for Enhancing Ethanol Production from Lignocellulose'. PLoS ONE, 8 . [DOI] [Details]
Ali, S.S. and Khan, M. and Fagan, B. and Mullins, E. and Doohan, F.M. (2012) 'Exploiting the inter-strain divergence of Fusarium oxysporum for microbial bioprocessing of lignocellulose to bioethanol'. AMB Express, 2 (1). [Details]
Arunachalam, C. and Doohan, F.M. (2012) 'Trichothecene toxicity in eukaryotes: Cellular and molecular mechanisms in plants and animals'. Toxicology Letters, . [Details]
Petti, C. and Reiber, K. and Ali, S.S. and Berney, M. and Doohan, F.M. (2012) 'Auxin as a player in the biocontrol of Fusarium head blight disease of barley and its potential as a disease control agent'. BMC Plant Biology, 12 (1). [Details]
Kriss, A.B., Paul, P.A., Xu, X., Nicholson, P., Doohan, F.M., Hornok, L., Rietini, A., Edwards, S.G. and Madde, L.V. (2012) 'Quantification of the relationship between the environment and Fusarium head blight, Fusarium pathogen density, and mycotoxins in winter wheat in Europe'. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 133 (4):975-993. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Ali, S., Khan, M., Mullins, E., Doohan, F.M. (2012) 'The effect of wheat genotype on ethanol production from straw and the implications for multifunctional crop breeding'. Biomass and Bioenergy, 42:1-9 . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Keith, A.M., Boots, B., Hazard, C., Niechoj, R., Arroyo, J., Bending, G.D., Bolger, T., Breen, J., Clipson, N., Doohan, F.M., Griffin, C.T. and Schmidt, O. (2012) 'Cross-taxa congruence, indicators and environmental drivers in soils under agricultural and extensive land management'. European Journal of Soil Biology, 49:55-62 . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Ali, S.S., Khan, M., Fagan, B., Mullins, E. and Doohan, F.M. (2012) 'Exploiting the inter-strain divergence of Fusarium oxysporum for microbial bioprocessing of lignocellulose to bioethanol'. AMB Express, 2:16 . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Wendt, T., Doohan, F., Winckelmann, D. and Mullins, E.; (2011) 'Gene transfer into Solanum tuberosum via Rhizobium spp'. Transgenic Research, 20 (2):377-386. [DOI] [Details]
Walter, S. and Doohan, F.M. (2011) 'Transcript profiling of the phytotoxic response of wheat to the Fusarium mycotoxin deoxynivalenol'. Mycotoxin Research, 27 (3):221-230. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Smyth, E.M., McCarthy, J., Nevin, R. ,Khan, M.R., Dow, J.M., O'Gara, F. and Doohan, F.M. (2011) 'In vitro analyses are not reliable predictors of the plant growth promotion capability of bacteria; a Pseudomonas fluorescens strain that promotes the growth and yield of wheat'. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 111 (3):683-692. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Wendt, T., Doohan, F. and Mullins, E. (2012) 'Production of Phytophthora infestans-resistant potato (Solanum tuberosum) utilising Ensifer adhaerens OV14'. Transgenic Research, 21 (3):567-578. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Thakuria, D., Schmidt, O., Finan, D., Egan, D. and Doohan, F.M.; (2010) 'Gut wall bacteria in earthworms: a natural selection process'. The ISME Journal, 4 (3):357-366. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Petti, C,Khan, M,Doohan, F; (2010) 'Lipid transfer proteins and protease inhibitors as key factors in the priming of barley responses to Fusarium head blight disease by a biocontrol strain of Pseudomonas fluorescens'. FUNCTIONAL & INTEGRATIVE GENOMICS, 10 :619-627. [DOI] [Details]
Walter, S., Nicholson, P. and Doohan, F.M.; (2010) 'Action and reaction of host and pathogen during Fusarium head blight disease'. The New phytologist, 185 (1):54-66. [DOI] [Details]
Khan, MR,Brien, EO,Carney, BF,Doohan, FM; (2010) 'A fluorescent pseudomonad shows potential for the control of net blotch disease of barley'. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, 54 :41-45. [DOI] [Details]
Thakuria, D,Schmidt, O,Liliensiek, AK,Egan, D,Doohan, FM; (2009) 'Field preservation and DNA extraction methods for intestinal microbial diversity analysis in earthworms'. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 76 :226-233. [DOI] [Details]
Khan, MR,Doohan, FM; (2009) 'Bacterium-mediated control of Fusarium head blight disease of wheat and barley and associated mycotoxin contamination of grain'. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, 48 :42-47. [DOI] [Details]
Khan, MR,Doohan, FM; (2009) 'Comparison of the efficacy of chitosan with that of a fluorescent pseudomonad for the control of Fusarium head blight disease of cereals and associated mycotoxin contamination of grain'. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, 48 :48-54. [DOI] [Details]
Doohan, F.M., Walter, S., Brennan, J.M., Arunachalam, C., Ansari, K.I., Hu, X., Khan, M.R., Trognitz, F., Trognitz, B., Leonard, G. and Egan, D.; (2008) 'Components of the gene network associated with genotype-dependent response of wheat to the Fusarium mycotoxin deoxynivalenol'. Functional and Integrative Genomics, 8 (4):421-427. [DOI] [Details]
Doohan, F.M., Arunachalam, C., Jiang, S., Khan, M., Egan, D., Erard, G. and Walters, S.; (2008) 'The wheat response to deoxynivalenol: Does maintenance of hormone homeostasis and alleviation of oxidative stress play an important role in toxin tolerance?'. Cereals Research Communications, 36 (S6):233-237. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Thakuria, D., Schmidt, O., Mac Siúrtáin, M., Egan, D. and Doohan, F.M.; (2008) 'Importance of DNA quality in comparative soil microbial community structure analyses'. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 40 (6):1390-1403. Available Online [Details]
Reiber, K. and Doohan, F.M. ; (2008) 'Developing molecular tools to simultaneously monitor deoxynivalenol and zearalenone production by Fusarium fungi'. Cereals Research Communications, 36 (s6):327-329. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Petti, C., Khan, M. and Doohan, F.M. ; (2008) 'Investigating the mechanisms underpinning bacterium-mediated control of FHB disease'. Cereals Research Communications, 36 (S6):689-693. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Xu XM, Nicholson P, Thomsett MA, Simpson D, Cooke BM, Doohan FM, Brennan J, Monaghan S, Moretti A, Mule G, Hornok L, Beki E, Tatnell J, Ritieni A, Edwards SG; (2008) 'Relationship between the fungal complex causing Fusarium head blight of wheat and environmental conditions'. Phytopathology, 98 (1):69-78. [DOI] [Details]
O'Brien, M., Egan, D., O'Kiely, P., Forristal, P.D., Doohan, F. and Fuller, H.T.; (2008) 'Morphological and molecular characterisation of Penicillium roqueforti and P. paneum isolated from baled grass silage'. Mycological Research, 112 (8):921-932. [Details]
XU, X.-M., PARRY, D.W., NICHOLSON, P., THOMSETT, M. A., SIMPSON, D., EDWARDS, S. G., COOKE, B. M., DOOHAN, F. M., BRENNAN, J. M., MORETTI, A., TOCCO, G., MULE, G., HORNOK, L., BEKI, E., TATNELL J. AND RITIENI, R.; (2007) 'Within-field variability of Fusarium ear blight and its associated mycotoxins'. European Journal of Plant Pathology, . [Details]
Ansari, KI, Walter, S, Brennan, JM, Lemmens, M, Kessans, S, McGahern, A, Egan, D, Doohan, FM, ; (2007) 'Retrotransposon and gene activation in wheat in response to mycotoxigenic and non-mycotoxigenic-associated Fusarium stress'. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 114 :927-937. [Details]
Brennan, JM, Leonard, G, Fagan, B, Cooke, BM, Ritieni, A, Ferracane, R, Nicholson, P, Simpson, D, Thomsett, M, Doohan, FM, ; (2007) 'Comparison of commercial European wheat cultivars to Fusarium infection of head and seedling tissue'. Plant Pathology, 56 (1):55-64. [Details]
Evans AC, Zielak AE, Forde N, Park SD, Doohan F, Coussens PM, Smith GW, Ireland JJ, Lonergan P, ; (2007) 'Identification of novel genes associated with dominant follicle development in cattle'. Reproduction Fertility and Development, 8 (NA):967-975. [Details]
Khan, M.R., Fischer, S., Egan, D. and Doohan, F.M. ; (2006) 'Biological control of Fusarium Seedling Blight Disease of Wheat and Barley'. PHYTOPATHOLOGY, 96 :386-394. [Details]
Rocha, O., AnsariI, K. and Doohan, F.M.; (2005) 'Effect of trichothecenes on eukaryotic cells'. Food Additives and Contaminants, 22 :369-378. [Details]
Brennan, JM; Leonard, G; Cooke, BM; Doohan, FM; ; (2005) 'Analysis of head and leaf reaction towards Microdochium nivale'. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 112 (1):79-83. [Details]
Brennan, JM; Egan, D; Cooke, BM; Doohan, FM; ; (2005) 'Effect of temperature on head blight of wheat caused by Fusarium culmorum and F-graminearum'. Plant Pathology, 54 (2):156-160. [Details]
Xu, XM; Parry, DW; Nicholson, P; Thomsett, MA; Simpson, D; Edwards, SG; Cooke, BM; Doohan, FM; Brennan, JM; Moretti, A; Tocco, G; Mule, G; Hornok, L; Giczey, G; Tatnell, J; ; (2005) 'Predominance and association of pathogenic fungi causing Fusarium ear blightin wheat in four European countries'. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 112 (2):143-154. [Details]
Xu, XM; Parry, DW; Edwards, SG; Cooke, BM; Doohan, FM; van Maanen, A; Brennan, JM; Monaghan, S; Moretti, A; Tocco, G; Mule, G; Hornok, L; Giczey, G; Tatnell, J; Nicholson, P; Ritieni, A; ; (2004) 'Relationship between the incidences of ear and spikelet infection of Fusarium ear blight in wheat'. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 110 (9):959-971. [Details]
Ansari, KI, Palacios, N, Araya, C, Langin, T, Egan, D, Doohan, FM, ; (2004) 'Pathogenic and genetic variability among Colletotrichum lindemuthianum isolates of different geographic origins'. Plant Pathology, 53 (5):635-642. [Details]
Xhu, X.-M., Parry, D. W., Nicholson, P., Simpson, D., Edwards, S., Cooke, B. M., Doohan, F. M., Van Maanen, A., Moretti, A., Logrieco, A., Hornok, L., Giczey, G., Tatnell, J. and Ritieni, A. ; (2003) 'Is the quantity of Fusarium DNA elated to the amount of mycotoxins in cereal grains?'. ASPECTS OF APPLIED BIOLOGY, 68 :101-104. [Details]
Doohan, FM, Brennan, J, Cooke, BM, ; (2003) 'Influence of climatic factors on Fusarium species pathogenic to cereals'. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 109 (7):755-768. [Details]
Brennan, J. M., Van Maanen, A., Egan, D., Cooke, B. M. and Doohan, F. M. ; (2002) 'Effect of temperature on growth and in vitro pathogenicity of European phytopathogenic Fusarium species causing head blight disease of wheat'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY, 109 :577-587. [Details]
Ansari, K.I., Palacios, N., Araya, C; Langin, T., Egan, D. and Doohan, F.M.; (2002) ''Genetic diversity among Colletotrichum lindemuthianum isolates from Central and Latin America, Africa and Europe'. Plant Protection Science, 38 :378-380. [Details]
Brennan, JM; Doohan, FM; Egan, D; Scanlan, H; Hayes, D; ; (2002) 'Characterization and differentiation of Irish Erwinia amylovora isolates'. Journal of Phytopathology-Phytopathologische Zeitschrift, 150 (8-9):414-422. [Details]
ARAYA. C. M., CARDENAS, C., PALACIOS, N., ARAUZ, W., DOOHAN, F. M.; (2001) 'Pathogenic and molecular diversity of Colletotrichum lindemuthianum'. PHYTOPATHOLOGY, 91 . [Details]
Doohan, FM, Mentewab, A, Nicholson, P, ; (2000) 'Antifungal activity toward Fusarium culmorum in soluble wheat extracts'. Phytopathology, 90 (6):666-671. [Details]
Doohan FM, Parry DW and Nicholson P ; (1999) 'Fusarium ear blight of wheat: the use of quantitative PCR and visual disease assessment in studies of disease control'. PLANT PATHOLOGY, 48 :209-217. [Details]
Doohan FM, Weston G, Rezanoor HN, Parry DW and Nicholson P. ; (1999) 'Development and use of a RT-PCR assay to study expression of Tri5 by Fusarium species in vitro and in planta'. APPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 65 :3850-3854. [Details]
Doohan FM, Parry DW, Jenkinson P and Nicholson P ; (1998) 'The use of species-specific PCR-based assays to analyse Fusarium ear blight of wheat'. PLANT PATHOLOGY, 47 :197-205. [Details]
Doohan FM, Smith P, Parry DW and Nicholson P ; (1998) 'Transformation of Fusarium culmorum with the ß-D-glucuronidase (GUS) reporter gene: a system for studying host-pathogen relationships and disease control'. PHYSIOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR PLANT PATHOLOGY, 53 :253-268. [Details]
Nicholson P, Doohan FM, Rezanoor HN, Simpson D, Smith PH, Turner A and Weston G; (1997) 'Detection and quantification of individual fungal species in Fusarium disease complexes of cereals by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)'. CEREAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 25 :477-482. [Details]

Other Journals

Araya. C. M., Cardenas, C., Palacios, N., Arauz, W., Doohan, F. M. ; (2001) 'Pathogenic and molecular diversity of Colletotrichum lindemuthianum' * . [Details]

Conference Publications

Doohan, FM,Brennan, J,Cooke, BM (2003) EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY Influence of climatic factors on Fusarium species pathogenic to cereals , pp.755-768 [Details]
Thakuria, D,Schmidt, O,Mac Siurtain, M,Egan, D,Doohan, FM (2008) SOIL BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY Importance of DNA quality in comparative soil microbial community structure analyses , pp.1390-1403 [DOI] [Details]
Petti, C,Mojibur, K,Doohan, F (2008) CEREAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS Investigating the mechanisms underpinning bacterium-mediated control of FHB disease , pp.689-693 [DOI] [Details]
Doohan, F,Arunachalam, C,Jiang, S,Khan, M,Egan, D,Erard, G,Walter, S (2008) CEREAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS The wheat response to deoxynivalenol: does maintenance of hormone homeostasis and alleviation of oxidative stress play an important role in toxin tolerance? , pp.233-237 [DOI] [Details]
Reiber, K,Doohan, F (2008) CEREAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS Developing molecular tools to simultaneously monitor deoxynivalenol and zearalenone production by Fusarium fungi , pp.327-329 [DOI] [Details]
Wilson, D., L. Deering, N. Clipson and Doohan, F; (2007) Are all ecosystem functions equal or are some more equal than others? Results from the restoration of a montane blanket bog in Ireland Ecological Society of America/Society for Ecological Restoration joint conference, San Jose, California, August 2007 [Details]
RANSBOTYN, V., KILDEA, S., KHAN, M.R., FAGAN, B., BRENNAN, J., MULLINS, E. AND DOOHAN, F.M. ; (2007) Potential of bacteria to control Septoria tritici Blotch disease of wheat . In: * eds. Agriculture Research Forum Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland, , 12-MAR-07 - 13-MAR-07 [Details]
Walter, S., Ansari, K.I., Hu, X., Brennan, J.M., Egan, D. and Doohan, F.M. ; (2006) BZIP and PAL: shedding light on wheat defense against mycotoxigenic Fusarium pathogens Plant Genetics Conference Kiel, Germany, , 20-SEP-06 - 23-SEP-06 [Details]
Brennan, J.M, Ansari, K.I., Walter, S., Erard, G.S, Egan, D. and Doohan, F.M. ; (2006) Wheat response to deoxynivalenol Joint Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, Canadian Phytopathological Society and the Mycological Society of America , 29-JUL-06 - 02-AUG-06 [Details]
Khan, M.R., Brennan, J.M., Egan, D. and Doohan, F.M. ; (2006) Molecular mechanisms involved in the Pseudomonas sp. strain MKB 158-induced Fusarium resistance of barley seedlings Ninth European Fusarium Seminar Wageningen, The Netherlands, , 19-SEP-06 - 22-SEP-06 [Details]
Brennan, J.M., Walter, S., Ansari, K.I., Khan, M.R., Trognitz, B., Trognitz, F., Egan, D. and Doohan, F.M.; (2006) Functional genomics of wheat and barley response to Fusarium fungi and trichothecene mycotoxins European Fusarium Sem Wageningen, The Netherlands, , 19-SEP-06 - 22-SEP-06 [Details]
Arunchalam, C., Rocha, O., Brennan, J.M., Walter, S., McCabe, P. and Doohan, F.M. ; (2006) Deoxynivalenol (DON) inhibits heat-induced and HR-like programmed cell death in plants Ninth European Fusarium Seminar Wageningen, The Netherlands, , 19-SEP-06 - 22-SEP-06 [Details]
Ransbotyn, V., Kildea, S., Khan, M.R., Fagan, J., Mullins, E. and Doohan, F.M. ; (2006) Potential of bacteria to control Septoria tritici Blotch disease of wheat . In: * eds. Society of Irish Plant Pathologists Autumn Meeting , 05-SEP-06 - 05-SEP-06 [Details]
Khan, M.R., Brennan, J., Egan, D. and Doohan, F.M. ; (2006) Molecular mechanisms involved in the Pseudomonas sp. strain MKB 158-induced Fusarium resistance of barley seedlings Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting 2006, National University of Ireland, Galway National University of Ireland, Galway, [Details]
Khan, M.R., Brennan, J., Egan, D. and Doohan, F.M.; (2006) Molecular mechanisms involved in the Pseudomonas sp. strain MKB 158-induced Fusarium resistance of barley seedlings European Fusarium Seminar 19-22 September 2006, Wageningen, The Netherlands Wageningen, The Netherlands, , 19-SEP-06 - 22-SEP-06 [Details]
Brennan, J.M., Walter, S., Ansari, K.I., Khan, M.R., Trognitz, B., Trognitz, F., Egan, D. and Doohan, F.M.; (2006) Functional genomics of wheat and barley in response to Fusarium fungi and trichothecene mycotoxins European Fusarium Seminar 19-22 September 2006, Wageningen, The Netherlands Wageningen, The Netherlands, , 19-SEP-06 - 22-JUN-06 [Details]
Walters, S., Ansari, K. I., Brennan, J. M., Erard, G., Trognitz, F. and Doohan, F. M. ; (2006) Fusarium diseases of small-grain cereals: dissecting plant-fungal and plant-mycotoxin interactions XIV Plant and Animal Genome Conference San Diego, USA, , 14-JAN-06 - 18-JAN-06 [Details]
DOOHAN, F.M., ANSARI, K.I., WALTER, S., BRENNAN, J.M., DIAMOND, M., MCCABE, P., TROGNITZ, B., TROGNITZ, F. AND EGAN, D.; (2005) Functional genomics and physiology of the plant response to trichothecene mycotoxins 7th International Wheat Conference Mar Del Plata, Argentin, , 27-NOV-05 - 02-DEC-05 [Details]
DOOHAN, F. M., KHAN, M. AND EGAN, D.; (2005) Biological control of Fusarium diseases of wheat and barley XII International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions Meridia, Mexico, , 14-DEC-05 - 19-DEC-05 [Details]
DOOHAN, F.M., WALTER, BRENNAN, J.M., S., ANSARI, K.I., DIAMOND, M., ROCHA, O., MCCABE, B., TROGNITZ, F., TROGNITZ, F. AND EGAN, D.; (2005) Functional genomics and physiology of the plant response to trichothecene mycotoxins XII International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Meridia, Mexico Meridia, Mexico, , 14-DEC-05 - 19-DEC-06 [Details]
MONAGHAN, S., VAN MAANEN, A., LEONARD, G., BRENNAN, J., DOOHAN, F. AND COOKE, B.M.; (2004) Incidence of Fusarium head blight and mycotoxin production in Irish-grown wheat from 2001-2003 and their relationship with climatic factors 7TH conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology 'Discovery, development and delivery in plant pathology' Aberdeen, Scotland, , 05-SEP-04 - 10-SEP-04 [Details]
O`BRIEN, E., CARNEY, B., KHAN, M.R., AND DOOHAN, F.M.; (2004) Preliminary study on the biological control of Pyrenophora teres 7TH conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology 'Discovery, development and delivery in plant pathology' Aberdeen, Scotland, , 05-SEP-04 - 10-SEP-04 [Details]
DIAMOND, M., ROCHA, O., DOOHAN, F.M. AND MCCABE, P.F. ; (2004) The Fusarium mycotoxin deoxynivalenol inhibits programmed cell death in arabidopsis thaliana TH conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology 'Discovery, development and delivery in plant pathology' Aberdeen, Scotland, , 05-SEP-04 - 10-SEP-04 [Details]
DIAMOND, M., ROCHA, O., DOOHAN, F. M. AND MCCABE, P.F. ; (2004) The Fusarium Mycotoxin Deoxynivalenol Inhibits Programmed Cell Death in Arabidopsis thaliana 2nd International Symposium on Fusarium Head Blight, incorporating the 8th European Fusarium Seminar Orlando, FL, USA, , 11-DEC-04 - 15-DEC-04 , pp.vol.1, 52-vol.1, 52 [Details]
KHAN, M.R., FISCHER, S., EGAN, D. AND DOOHAN, F.M.; (2004) Potential of bacteria to control Fusarium head blight of wheat 7TH conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology 'Discovery, development and delivery in plant pathology Aberdeen, Scotland, , 05-SEP-05 - 10-SEP-04 [Details]
TUOHY, J.M., QU, X., EGAN, D., KAVANAGH, J.A. AND DOOHAN, F.M. ; (2004) Detection and quantification of soil-borne inoculum of Spongospora subterranea f. sp. subterranea, the cause of powdery scab disease of potato 7TH conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology 'Discovery, development and delivery in plant pathology' Aberdeen, Scotland, , 05-SEP-04 - 10-SEP-04 [Details]
ANSARI, K.I., EGAN, D. AND DOOHAN, F.M. ; (2004) Genotype-Dependent Accumulation of Triticum aestivum Transcripts in Response to Deoxynivalenol 2nd International Symposium on Fusarium Head Blight, incorporating the 8th European Fusarium Seminar Orlando, FL, USA, , 11-DEC-04 - 15-DEC-04 [Details]
SCHOLZ, U.M., LEMMENS, M., BUERSTMAYR, H., SCHONDELMAIER, J., MESTERHÁZY, A., DOOHAN, F., NICHOLSON, P., ADAM, G. AND RUCKENBAUER, P.; (2004) Novel tools for developing Fusarium resistant and toxin free wheat for Europe 2nd International Symposium on Fusarium Head Blight, incorporating the 8th European Fusarium Seminar Orlando, FL, USA, , 11-DEC-04 - 15-DEC-04 [Details]
KILDEA, S., KHAN, M.R., TUOHY, J. AND DOOHAN, F.M. ; (2004) Potential of bacteria to control Septoria tritici blotch of wheat 7TH conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology 'Discovery, development and delivery in plant pathology' Aberdeen, Scotland, , 05-SEP-04 - 10-SEP-04 [Details]
ANSARI, K.I., KESSANS, S., EGAN, D. AND DOOHAN, F.M.; (2004) Genotype-dependent accumulation of Triticum aestivum transcripts in response to deoxynivalenol 7TH conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology 'Discovery, development and delivery in plant pathology' Aberdeen, Scotland, , 05-SEP-04 - 10-SEP-04 [Details]
BRENNAN, J.M., EGAN, D. AND DOOHAN, F.M. ; (2004) Analysis of intra and inter-specific genetic evolution of European wheat-pathogenic Fusarium species 7TH conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology Aberdeen, Scotland, , 05-SEP-04 - 10-SEP-04 [Details]
BRENNAN, J.M., EGAN, D. AND DOOHAN, F.M. ; (2004) of Intra- and Inter-Species Genetic Evolution of European Wheat Pathogenic Fusarium Fungi 2nd International Symposium on Fusarium Head Blight, incorporating the 8th European Fusarium Seminar Orlando, FL, USA, , 11-DEC-04 - 15-DEC-04 , pp.557-557 [Details]
DOOHAN, F. M., BRENNAN, J., VAN MAANEN, A., ROCHA, O., ANSARI, K., TUOHY, J., COOKE, B. M. AND EGAN, D. ; (2003) Fusarium head blight of wheat in Ireland: studies on incidence, pathogenicity and host susceptibility IXth International Fusarium workshop Sydney, Australia, , 07-JAN-04 - 10-JAN-03 [Details]
XINSHUM, Q., KAVANAGH, J. A., EGAN, D., TUOHY, J. AND DOOHAN, F. M.; (2003) Molecular variation in Irish and Scottish isolates of Spongospora subterranea 11th International congress on Molecular plant Microbe interactions St.-Petersburg, Russia, , 18-JUL-03 - 28-JUL-03 [Details]
ANSARI., K. I., EGAN, D., AND DOOHAN, F. M. ; (2003) Differential gene expression in four wheat cultivars in response to trichothecene mycotoxin deoxynivalenol 11th International congress on Molecular plant Microbe interactions St.-Petersburg, Russia, , 18-JUL-03 - 28-JUL-03 [Details]
O'Meara, C.M., Egan, D., Doohan, F.M., Evans, A.C.O.; (2003) Differential gene expression in dominant and subordinate bovine ovarian follicles analysed using DDRT-PCR Agriculture Research Forum Annual Meeting [Details]
ROCHA, A., ANSARI, K., EGAN, D., MCCABE, P. AND DOOHAN, F. M. ; (2003) Deoxynivalenol mycotoxin: plant cell death and differential gene expression 7th International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology, Barcelona, Spain Barcelona, Spain, , 23-JUN-03 - 28-JUN-03 [Details]
RUCKENBAUER, P., SCHOLZ, U.M., BORUM, F., NEUMAYER, A., WEYEN, J. M., MESTERHÁZY, A., DOOHAN, F.M., COOKE, B.M., ADAM, G. AND NICHOLSON, P.; (2003) Novel tools for developing Fusarium resistant and toxin free wheat for Europe 8th International Congress of Plant Pathology Christchurch, New Zealand, , 02-FEB-03 - 08-FEB-03 [Details]
VAN MAANEN, A., LEONARD, G., BRENNAN, J. M., DOOHAN, F. M. AND COOKE, B. M.; (2003) Influence of climatic factors on the incidence of Fusarium head blight (FHB) and mycotoxin in wheat across Ireland during 2001 and 2002 8th International Congress of Plant Pathology Christchurch, New Zealand, , 02-FEB-03 - 08-FEB-03 [Details]
BRENNAN, J. M., VAN MAANEN, A., EGAN, D., COOKE, B. M. AND DOOHAN, F. M.; (2003) Effect of temperature on growth and in vitro pathogenicity of European phytopathogenic Fusarium species causing head blight disease of wheat th International Congress of Plant Pathology Christchurch, New Zealand, , 02-FEB-03 - 08-FEB-03 [Details]
BRENNAN, J. M., VAN MAANEN, A., LEONARD, G., FAGAN, B., COOKE, B. M. AND DOOHAN, F. M.; (2003) Fusarium head blight: a comparison of in vitro and in vivo techniques for screening pathogenicity and disease resistance IXth International Fusarium workshop Sydney, Australia, , 07-JAN-03 - 10-JAN-03 [Details]
BRENNAN, J. M., VAN MAANEN, A., EGAN, D., COOKE, B. M. AND DOOHAN, F. M. ; (2002) Effect of temperature on growth and in vitro pathogenicity of European phytopathogenic Fusarium species causing head blight disease of wheat 6th Fungal Genetics Conference Pisa, Italy, , 06-APR-02 - 09-APR-02 [Details]
DOOHAN, F. M., BRENNAN, J., VAN MAANEN, A., MCCANN, J., EGAN, D. AND ROCHA, O.; (2002) Effect of temperature on Fusarium fungi: growth and heat shock gene expression 6th Fungal Genetics Conference Pisa, Italy, , 06-APR-02 - 09-APR-02 [Details]
BRENNAN, J. M., VAN MAANEN, A., EGAN, D., COOKE, B. M. AND DOOHAN, F. M.; (2002) Phytopathogenic Fusarium fungi: effect of temperature on growth and in vitro pathogenicity of European phytopathogenic Fusarium species causing head blight disease of wheat VIIth Congress of the European Society for Agronomy Cordoba, Spain, , 15-JUL-02 - 18-JUL-02 , pp.171-172 [Details]
DOOHAN, F. M., BRENNAN, J., VAN MAANEN, A., MCCANN, J., EGAN, D. AND ROCHA, O.; (2002) Effect of temperature on Fusarium fungi: growth and heat shock gene expression 6th Conference of the European Federation of Plant Pathology Prague, Czech Republic, , 06-APR-02 - 09-APR-02 [Details]
O'Meara, C.M., Egan, D., Doohan, F.M., Evans, A.C.O.; (2002) Differential gene expression in dominant and subordinate bovine ovarian follicles using DDRT-PCR Sixth International Symposium on Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants [Details]
ANSARI, K.I., PALACIOS, N., ARAYA, C; LANGIN, T., EGAN, D. AND DOOHAN, F.M. ; (2002) Characterization of Colletotrichum lindemuthianum, the causal organism of anthracnose disease of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), using differential cultivars and molecular marker analysis 6th Conference of the European Federation of Plant Pathology Prague, Czech Republic, , 06-APR-02 - 09-APR-02 [Details]
O'Meara, C.M., Egan, D., Doohan, F.M., Evans, A.C.O. ; (2002) Differential gene expression in dominant and subordinate bovine ovarian follicles using DDRT-PCR Festival of Research, Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research [Details]
ROCHA, O., EGAN, D. AND DOOHAN, F.M.; (2001) Molecular and cytological response of wheat tissue to deoxynivalenol treatment Healthy Cereals ' European Commission High Level Scientific Conference Kromeriz, Czech Republic, , 03-JUL-01 - 06-JUL-01 [Details]
BRENNAN, J.M., VAN MANNEN, A., EGAN, D., COOKE, B.M. AND DOOHAN, F.M. ; (2001) Characterisation of European phytopathogenic Fusarium species causing head blight disease of wheat Healthy Cereals ' European Commission High Level Scientific Conference Kromeriz, Czech Republic, , 03-JUL-01 - 06-JUL-01 [Details]
COVARELLI, L., TURNER, A.S., DOOHAN, F.M. AND NICHOLSON, P.; (2001) Development and use of molecular tools to study regulation of trichothecene biosynthesis in F. culmorum Healthy Cereals ' European Commission High Level Scientific Conference Kromeriz, Czech Republic, , 03-JUL-01 - 06-JUL-01 [Details]
DOOHAN, F. M., FERRER, N. AND EGAN, D.; (2000) Variability in the susceptibility of potato cultivars to Fusarium dry rot Sixth European Fusarium Seminar Berlin, Germany, , 11-SEP-00 - 16-SEP-00 [Details]
DOOHAN, F. M.; (1998) Using RT-PCR to determine mycotoxin production in Fusarium species COST Action 835: Agriculturally important toxigenic fungi East Malling, Kent, UK, [Details]
TURNER, A. S., SCRANCHER, M., WESTON, G., DOOHAN, F. M., REZANOOR, H. N., SMITH, P. AND NICHOLSON, P.; (1998) Development & use of molecular diagnostic markers in cereal pathology 8th International Fusarium workshop [Details]
Doohan FM, Nicholson P and Parry DW ; (1996) Efficacy of the fungicides prochloraz and pyrimethanil against Fusarium culmorum ear blight of wheat Proceedings of the Brighton Crop Protection Conference - Pests and Diseases 1996, Vol. 2, Brighton Crop Protection Conference Publication Farnham, U.K, , pp.409-410 [Details]
DOOHAN, F. M., NICHOLSON, P. AND PARRY, D. W.; (1996) Brighton Crop Protection Conference - Pests and Diseases Brighton Crop Protection Conference - Pests and Diseases Brighton, UK, , 18-NOV-96 - 21-NOV-96 , pp.409-410 [Details]

Published Reports

Schmidt, O., Keith, A.M, Arroyo, J., Bolger, T., Boots, B., Breen, J., Clipson, N., Doohan, F.M., Griffin, C.T., Hazard, C. and Niechoj, R. (2011) CréBeo Baseline data, response to pressures, functions and conservation of keystone micro- and macro-organisms in Irish soils STRIVE Report (2005-S-LS-8). Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford. [Details]
O'Kiely, P., Forristal, D.P., O'Brien, M., McEniry, J., Laffin, C., Fuller, H., Egan. D., Doohan, F.M., Doyle, E.M., Clipson, N.J.W., McNally, G.M., Small, C.M., Nielsen, K.F. and Frisvad, J.C.; (2007) Technologies for Restricting Mould Growth on Baled Silage. Teagasc, Carlow, Ireland. Available Online [Details]
O'Kiely, P., Forristal, D.P., O'Brien, M., McEniry, J., Laffin, C., Fuller, H., Egan. D., Doohan, F.M., Doyle, E.M., Clipson, N.J.W., McNally, G.M., Small, C.M., Nielsen, K.F. and Frisvad, J.C.; (2007) Technologies for Restricting Mould Growth on Baled Silage. Teagasc, Carlow, Ireland. Available Online [Details]
O'Kiely, P., Forristal, D.P., O'Brien, M., McEniry, J., Laffin, C., Fuller, H., Egan. D., Doohan, F.M., Doyle, E.M., Clipson, N.J.W., McNally, G.M., Small, C.M., Nielsen, K.F. and Frisvad, J.C.; (2007) Technologies for Restricting Mould Growth on Baled Silage. Teagasc, Carlow, Ireland. Available Online [Details]
O'Kiely, P., Forristal, D.P., O'Brien, M., McEniry, J., Laffin, C., Fuller, H., Egan. D., Doohan, F.M., Doyle, E.M., Clipson, N.J.W., McNally, G.M., Small, C.M., Nielsen, K.F. and Frisvad, J.C.; (2007) Technologies for Restricting Mould Growth on Baled Silage. Teagasc, Carlow, Ireland. Available Online [Details]
     

Newspaper Articles

DOOHAN, F. M. ; (2003) Ear blight of cereals ' the Irish experience. The Irish Farmers Journal: Newspaper Articles [Details]

Dissertations/Theses

Doohan, F. M.; (1997) Molecular tools for studying Fusarium ear blight of wheat. Dissertations/Theses [Details]
 

Reports

MR Khan, S Fischer, D Egan and FM Doohan ; (2004) Potential of bacteria to control Fusarium diseases of cereals. Reports [Details]
Ruckenbauer, P., K. Hjortsholm, F. Loschenberger, J. Weyen, A. Mesterhazy, B.M. Cooke, F.M. Doohan, G. Adam & P. Nicholson; (2005) Novel tools for developing Fusarium resistant and toxin free wheat for Europe (FUCOMYR). Reports [Details]
BRENNAN, J. M., EGAN, D. AND DOOHAN, F. M. ; (2004) Analysis of intra- and inter-species genetic diversity of European wheat-pathogenic Fusarium fungi. Dublin, Ireland: Reports [Details]
ANSARI, K. I., EGAN D. AND DOOHAN, F. M. ; (2004) Genotype-dependent accumulation of wheat transcripts in response to a fungal mycotoxin. Reports [Details]
KHAN, M. R., FISCHER, S., EGAN, D. AND DOOHAN, F. M. ; (2004) Potential of bacteria to control Fusarium diseases of cereals. Dublin, Ireland: Reports [Details]
TUOHY, J. M., QU, X., EGAN, D., KAVANAGH, J. A. AND DOOHAN, F. M. ; (2004) Detection and quantification of soil-borne inoculum of Spongospora subterranea f. sp. subterranea, the cause of powdery scab disease of potato. Dublin, Ireland: Reports [Details]
VAN MAANEN, A., BRENNAN, J., LEONARD, G., EGAN, D., COOKE, B. M. AND DOOHAN, F. M. ; (2002) Risk assessment model for Fusarium head blight in cereals: characterisation of European species and distribution across Ireland. Dublin, Ireland: Reports [Details]
ANSARI, K. I., PALACIOS, N., ARAYA, C., LANGIN, T., EGAN, D. AND DOOHAN F. M. ; (2002) Characterisation of Colletotrichum lindemuthianum, the causal agent of anthracnose disease of common bean using differential cultivars and molecular marker analysis. Dublin, Ireland: Reports [Details]
ROCHA, O., EGAN, D., HEFFERNAN, A. AND DOOHAN, F. M. ; (2002) Nuclear and molecular response to mycotoxin treatment in wheat tissue. Dublin, Ireland: Reports [Details]
       

Abstract

Brennan, JM,Ansari, KI,Walter, S,Erard, GS,Egan, D,Doohan, FM (2006) Functional genomics of the wheat response to the trichothecene mycotoxin deoxynivalenol. Abstract [Details]
Erard, GS,Ansari, KI,Ng, CK,Egan, D,Doohan, FM (2007) Characterisation of a novel trichothecene-responsive wheat gene. Abstract [Details]
Doohan, FM,Khan, MR,Brennan, JM (2007) The role of hormones in mediating the barley response to Fusarium culmorum. Abstract [Details]
Brennan, JM,Walter, S,Ansari, K,Chanemougasoundharam, A,Khan, M,Egan, D,Leonard, G,Doohan, FM (2007) Fusarium head blight disease of wheat: Mechanisms involved in the response of wheat to the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol. Abstract [Details]
     

Book Reviews

DOOHAN, F. M. ; (2003) Book review: Introduction to Plant Pathology Richard N. Strange, ed., 464 pp., John Wiley & Sons Ltd., UK.). European Journal of Plant Pathology: Book Reviews [Details]
DOOHAN, F. M.; (2003) Book review: Fusarium head blight of wheat and barley. Plant Pathology: Book Reviews [Details]

Reviews

Walter, S,Nicholson, P,Doohan, FM (2010) Action and reaction of host and pathogen during Fusarium head blight disease. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
Arunachalam, C,Doohan, FM (2013) Trichothecene toxicity in eukaryotes: Cellular and molecular mechanisms in plants and animals. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
                                                     

Research

Research Interests

Plants and microorganisms are critical to the environment, food security and human health. They face the full brunt of abiotic stress in the form of temperature changes, water availability, atmospheric/soil pollutants and biotic stress by imposed by pathogenic organisms. There are inherent gaps in our understanding of how plants and microbes survive, sense and respond to environmental change.

With this in mind, my research activities focus on:

Plant-Pathogen and plant-mycotoxin interactions
Many fungi attack and reduce the yield of economically-important cereals and some (e.g. Fusarium) produce substances (mycotoxins) in grain that are harmful to human and animal health. We study the influence of environment and host genotype on the response of cereals to fungal diseases and mycotoxins. In two recently completed EU Framework 5 projects, we analysed the influence of environmental change on Fusarium diseases of wheat and the influence of mycotoxins on wheat gene expression (1 PhD student and 2 postdoctorates). In ongoing research funded by Science Foundation Ireland (Principal Investigator and Research Frontiers projects) and Teagasc, we are analysing the effect of fungi and their toxic metabolites on the wheat transcriptome (4 PhD students and 3 postdoctorates). Analysis of gene function in wheat in response to toxic substances has implications for the better understanding of stress biology, epigenetics, and will impact on the agricultural and environmental sector of the community (this research is critical for the production of safer mycotoxin-free foodstuffs and for identifying novel plant genes).

New technologies for the generation of transgenic plants
In collaboration with Teagasc, we have developed Ensifer-Mediated Transformation (EMT) as an alternative to Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation for the generation of transgenic plants. We have applied this to successfully introgress genes into Arabidopsis and potato and are currently testing its potential for other crops, including cereals and soya.
 
 Biological control of plant diseases
Control of microbial diseases of plants using microorganisms (i.e. biological control or ¿biocontrol') offers an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical pesticides. As part of a Department of Agriculture Research Stimulus Project, we isolated a range of bacteria that control fungal diseases of cereals and characterised their mode of action (1 PhD and 1 Masters student). In collaboration with Teagasc, we recently applied for an Enterprise Ireland Proof of Concept grant (Jan. 2006) to determine the commercial potential of these biopesticides.

Microbial Biodiversity
Microbial biodiversity is a key indicator of soil health. We currently participate in two large Environmental Protection Agency-funded projects that are investigating the microbial biodiversity of Irish soils and how it is influenced by human practices (1 PhD student and 1 to be appointed).

Research Projects

Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Phytotechnology Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-06 / 30-NOV-08
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Control of Spetoria tritici blotch disease of wheat
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-06 / 31-DEC-08
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Trichothecene mycotoxin up-regulated wheat genes: analysis of function and regulation
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-06 / 31-MAR-06
Sponsor : Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)
Title : Molecular approaches to protect Irish Consumers from exposure to Mycotoxins from foods and animal feed sources
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-06 / 30-SEP-09
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Biocontrol agents for controlling cereal disease
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-06 / 31-DEC-07
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Developing an alternative delivery system to facilitate gene transfer into major crop species
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-06 / 31-AUG-08
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Host resistance to Fusarium ear blight of wheat and the associated mycotoxin contamination of grain
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-00 / 30-SEP-03
Sponsor : European Commission FP5
Title : Novel tools for developing fusarium resistant and toxin free wheat for Europe
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-01 / 30-AUG-05
Sponsor : Dept. of Agriculture, Food & Rural Development
Title : Development of a risk assessment model for the powdery scab / spraing complex of potatoes using the polymerase chain reaction
Start Date / End Date : 03-JAN-02 / 31-DEC-04
Sponsor : Dept. of Agriculture, Food & Rural Development
Title : Cereal pathology: Improving the genetic basis of host resistance to disease
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-02 / 31-DEC-04
Sponsor : Dept. of Agriculture, Food & Rural Development
Title : Reduction of fungicide input in Irish cereal farming: biological control of foliar and head blight fungal pathogens of cereals
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-02 / 30-NOV-05
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Trichothecene mycotoxin up-regulated wheat genes: analysis of function and regulation
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-04 / 31-DEC-07
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Functional genomics of plant-mycotoxin interactions
Start Date / End Date : 07-SEP-04 / 06-MAR-09
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Unravelling the role of a fungal toxin in plant disease development
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-04 / 30-MAY-05
Sponsor : Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)
Title : Brassinosteroid hormone-mediated plant disease resistance
Start Date / End Date : /
Sponsor : Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)
Title : High value products and ethanol from wheat straw and bran: enhancing our understanding and capacity for fungal bioconversion
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-07 / 30-NOV-12
Sponsor : Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)
Title : Investigating the potential of brassinosteroid-mediated plant disease resistance for plant disease control
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-07 / 31-OCT-12
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Characterising genes that encode key enzymes involved in the Fusarium oxysporum-mediated bioconversation of wheat biomass to bioethanol
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-08 / 31-MAR-12
Sponsor : Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)
Title : Isolation of novel anti-phytopathogen agents from soil bacteria using metagenimic tools
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-07 / 30-NOV-10
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Establishing a virus induced gene silencing technology platform for cereals at UCD
Start Date / End Date : 26-MAY-08 / 01-DEC-09
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : High value products from wheat straw and bran: enhancing our understanding and capacity for fungal bioconversion
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-09 / 14-DEC-12
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Understanding and improving wheat resistance to Septoria tritici blotch disease
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-09 / 30-SEP-10
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Characterisation of novel stress tolerance mechanisms in plants and determining their potential for improving plant productivity
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-11 / 01-MAR-15
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : PRTLI 5: ESI PhD Ens
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-11 / 28-FEB-16
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : ¿ Enhancing the utility of Ensifer-mediated transformation: a novel platform technology for the genetic transformation of plant species
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-11 / 30-SEP-15
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : PRTLI 5: ESI-PhD-ENS - Split Accounts School of BES
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-11 / 28-FEB-16
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Developing a novel technology platform for the genetic transformation of plant and fungal cells
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-11 / 31-AUG-15
Sponsor : Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)
Title : `Detection, Epidemiology and Control of P. Ramorum and P. Kernoviae in Irish Forests
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-11 / 30-NOV-14
Sponsor : Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)
Title : Biocontrol and biofertilisers
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-06 / 30-APR-10

Recent Postgraduates

Current team

Postdoctoral scientists

Josephine Brennan
Mojibur Khan
Carloalberto Petti
Kathrin Reiber

Postgraduate students
Chanemougasoundharam Arunachalam
Guillaume Erard
Vanessa Ransbotyn
Dwipendra Thakuri
Stephanie Walter
Eoghan Smyth

Recent members of the team

Postdoctoral scientists

Aline Van Maanen
Natalia Palacios
Suzanne Monaghan
Xuejun Xu

Postgraduate students
Khairul Ansari
Josephine Brennan (now a postdoctorate)
Mojibur Khan (now a postdoctorate)
Steven Kildea
Anne Marie Molloy
John Murphy
Olga Rocha

 

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Dr. P.  McCabe, School of Biological and Environmental Science (2002 ¿ present)

Dr. C. Ng, School of Biological and Environmental Science (2005 ¿ present)Dr. A. Evans, School of Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Science (2001 ¿ present)Dr. C. O¿Reilly, School of Biological and Environmental Science (2002 ¿ 2003)Prof. M. Cooke, School of Biological and Environmental Science (2000 ¿ 2005)Dr. K. Clancy, School of Biological and Environmental Science (2003 ¿ 2004)

Prof. E. Walsh, School of Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Science (2001 ¿ 2004)

Prof. M. Cooke, School of Biological and Environmental Science (2000 ¿ 2005)

Prof. J. Curry et al., School of Biological and Environmental Science (2005 - present)Dr. O. Schmidt, School of Biological and Environmental Science (2005 ¿ present) 

 

External Collaborators


Dr. E. Mullins, Teagasc Oakpark (2005 ¿ present)
Dr. P. Nicholson, John Innes CentreUK (2000 ¿ present)
Prof. K. Hammond-Kosack, Rothamsted Research, UK (2011 - present)
Prof. S. Scofield, USDA ARS (Purdue, USA) (2010 - present)
 

Prof. F. O'Gara, UCC (2006 - 2011)
Prof. A. Dobson, UCC (2006 - 2011) 
Dr. X. Xu, East Malling Research, UK (2000 ¿ 2010)
Dr. S. Edwards, Harper Adams Agricultural College, UK (2000 ¿ 2010)
Dr. A. Mesterhazy, Szeged, Hungary (2001 ¿ 2007)
Prof. P. Ruckenbauer, Dr. M. Lemmens, Dr. H. Buerstmayr, Dr. U. Scholz and Dr. G. Adam, BOKU University Vienna, Austria (2001 ¿ 2007)
Dr. B. Trognitz, Austrian Research Centre, Vienna, Austria (2004 ¿ 2008)
Dr. K. Hjortsholm. Sejet Plantbreeding, Denmark (2001 ¿ 2007)
Dr. F. Löschenberger, Saatzucht Donau GmbH., Austria (2001 ¿ 2007)
Dr. J. Weyen. Saaten-Union Resistenzlabor GmbH, Germany (2001 ¿ 2007)
Dr. A. Moretti and Dr. A. Logrieco , CNR, Italy (2001 ¿ 2005)
Dr. A. Ritieni, University of Naples, Italy (2001 ¿ 2005)
Dr. L. Hornok, ABC, Hungary (2001 ¿ 2005)
Dr. B. Carney, LYIT, Donegal (2002 ¿ 2010)