School Of Biology & Environment Science
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- 1992-1998: Received BA degree from Trinity College Dublin in Botany
- 1998-2003: Received PhD from Trinity College Dublin after carrying out a phylogenetic analysis of the medicinally important plant genus Papaver.
- May –September 2001: Awarded an Enterprise Ireland grant to visit the Department of Biological Sciences, Queen Mary’s University, London to receive training in the theory and application of cytogenetic in-situ hybridisation.
- May-November 2004: Took a technician’s post in the Genetics Laboratory of the SBES assisting PhD students with molecular aspects of their projects in addition to the day-to-day running of the lab. This position also involved coordinating and teaching the Senior Sophistor Gene 20010 genetics practicals (6 practicals) (Zool 2006; 120 students).
- November 2004 –Present: Post Doctoral Fellow working on a SFI funded project attempting to identify the proteins found in the saliva of the economically important plant pest the aphid. A number of novel protein collection methods have been developed within the SBES Insect Ecophysiology group. By employing proteomic and mass spectrometry methodologies it is hoped that the interaction between plant and aphid can be understood in greater detail and that novel targets for the disruption of aphid feeding may be identified.
- Feb-April 2007: Lectured the genetics portion of the Cells Genes and Microbes Module (Biol 10020: 8 lectures. 2 Practicals) to junior sophistors (c. 300 students)
|Carolan J.C. & Wilkinson T.L.; (2006) Using proteomics to understand the plant-insect inetraction- towards novel targets for pest control. [Oral Presentation], The BioNet Conference, The Institute of Technology, Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland , 09-JAN-06 - 10-JAN-06.|
|Carolan J.C. & Wilkinson T.L.; (2005) A proteomics approach to identify key components of aphid saliva. [Oral Presentation], Society for experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain , 11-JUL-05 - 15-JUL-05.|
|Carolan J.C., Hook I. & Hodkinson T.R. ; (2003) Phylogenetics of Papaver and related genera (Meconopsis, Roemeria, Stylomecon) based on DNA sequences from ITS nuclear ribosomal DNA and plastid trnL intron and trnL-F intergenic spacers. [Oral Presentation], 2nd biennial international conference of Systematics, TCD Dublin , 15-APR-03 - 18-APR-03.|
|Carolan J.C., Hook I. & Hodkinson T.R.; (2002) Systematics and phytochemical analysis of Papaver section Oxytona. - Oral presentation. (Winner of best oral presentation). [Oral Presentation], Irish Botanists Meeting, National University of Ireland, Maynooth , 16-APR-02 - 18-APR-02.|
|Carolan J.C., Hook I. & Hodkinson T.R.; (2001) Systematic and phytochemical analysis of Papaver section Oxytona. [Oral Presentation], World Conference on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Budapest, Hungary , 08-JUL-01 - 11-JUL-01.|
|Carolan J.C., Hook I. & Hodkinson T.R.; (2000) Molecular and cytological characterisation of in-vitro-cultured Papaver bracteatum. [Poster Presentation], Taxonomy Today, University of Reading, Reading, UK , 13-JUN-00 - 16-JUN-00.|
| Employer: UCD
| Employer: UCD
Position: Post Doctoral Fellow
| Year 1998 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: BA Subject:
| Year 2003 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Skills profile &Laboratory experience:
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Carolan, J.C., Hook, I.L.I., Chase, M.W., Kadareit, J.W. and Hodkinson, T.R.; (2006) 'Phylogenetics of Papaver and Related Genera Based on DNA Sequences from ITS Nuclear Ribosomal DNA and Plastid trnL Intron and trnL-F Intergenic Spacers'. ANNALS OF BOTANY, 98 (1):141-155. [Details]|
|Carolan, J.C & Wilkinson, T.L.; (2005) 'A proteomics approach to identify key components of aphid saliva'. COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY, 141 (3):S225-S236. [Details]|
|Carolan et al.,; (2002) 'Using AFLP markers for species differentiation and assessment of genetic variability of in vitro cultured Papaver bracteatum (Section Oxytona )' In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant 38 (3) :300-307. [Details]|
| My two main areas of research at present are Phylogenetics and Proteomics
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