Research Profile

Biography

Present: Member of Faculty, APC Microbiome Institute http://apc.ucc.ie

Jun 2014-Apr 2016: EU Grants Manager, APC Microbiome Institute.http://apc.ucc.ie

Jan-Jun 2014: Research Support Officer, Centre for Gerontology & Rehabilitation, School of Medicine http://www.ucc.ie/en/cgr/

 

2013: Project Manager of  ELDERMET: Enhancing gut health in the Irish elderly through an improved understanding of intestinal bacteria(http://eldermet.ucc.ie) funded through the Food-Health Research Initiative.

2009-2012:
Research Project Manager and website manager on EU FP7 Grant Agreement No. 227522: Valorizing Andean microbial diversity through sustainable intensification of potato-based farming systems (http://valoram.ucc.ie).

 2005-2008: Research Project Manager on Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership IP/2005/247: The Selection of Black Sigatoka (Mycosphaerella fijiensis) Resistant Banana (Musa acuminata) Mutants In Vitro in preparation for field trialling.

2002-2004: Research Project Manager on Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership, IP/2001/041: Mutation breeding in Phytophthora resistance pineapple (Ananas comosus).
 
2001: Researcher on EU Project FAIR5 PL97-3889: Health certification of rosaceous species based on disease-indexing of in vitro plants: validation of diagnostics and diagnostic
strategies.
 

Research Interests: 

Improvement of health and disease suppression through various strategies including microbial manipulation and nutrition. I am also interested in the areas of biosecurity/food security and integrated disease management strategies which reduce the effect on biodiversity and our environment.

Research Interests


Improvement of health and disease suppression through various strategies including microbial manipulation and nutrition. I am also interested in the areas of biosecurity/food security and integrated disease management strategies which reduce the effect on biodiversity and our environment.

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2003)'Pathogen Elimination and Contamination Management'
Cassells, A.C. and O'Herlihy, E.A.; (2003) 'Pathogen Elimination and Contamination Management' In: Micropropagation of Woody Trees and Fruits (Eds. S.Mohan Jain and K.Ishii). [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'A preliminary investigation into how plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPRs) can influence the frequency of gene transfer in Agrobacteriumand Transbacter mediated transformation systems'
Doyle Prestwich, Barbara and O' Herlihy, Eileen (2011) 'A preliminary investigation into how plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPRs) can influence the frequency of gene transfer in Agrobacteriumand Transbacter mediated transformation systems'. Acta Horticultura, [Details]
(2012)'Efficacy of Rhizobacteria on Plant Growth Promotion and Disease Suppression In Vitro'
Velivelli, S., O Herlihy, E.O., Janczura, B., Doyle Prestwich, B., Ghyselinck, J and De Vos, P. ; (2012) 'Efficacy of Rhizobacteria on Plant Growth Promotion and Disease Suppression In Vitro'. Acta Horticultura, 961 :525-532 [Details]
(2011)'An in vitro study to examine the potential of mutation breeding to create resistance to bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) in tomato'
O Herlihy, E., Doyle Prestwich, B. and Wall G. ; (2011) 'An in vitro study to examine the potential of mutation breeding to create resistance to bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) in tomato'. Acta Horticultura, [Details]
(2003)'Stress and quality in in vitro culture'
Cassells, A.C., Joyce, S.M., O'Herlihy, E.A., Perez-Sanz, M.J. and Walsh, C.,; (2003) 'Stress and quality in in vitro culture'. Acta Horticulturae, 625 :153-160 [Details]
(2003)'Disease management of microplants: Good laboratory practice'
Cassells A. C., O' Herlihy E. A; (2003) 'Disease management of microplants: Good laboratory practice'. Acta Horticulturae, 616 :105-114 [Details]
(2003)'Influence of in vitro factors on titre and elimination of model fruit tree viruses'
O'Herlihy, EA,Croke, JT,Cassells, AC; (2003) 'Influence of in vitro factors on titre and elimination of model fruit tree viruses'. Plant Cell, 72 :33-42 [Details]
(2003)'The effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and chitosan sprays on yield and late blight resistance in potato crops from microplants. Folia Geobotanica'
O'Herlihy, E.A.; Duffy, E.M. and Cassells, A.C.; (2003) 'The effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and chitosan sprays on yield and late blight resistance in potato crops from microplants. Folia Geobotanica'. Folia Geobotanica, 38 (*):201-208 [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2008)Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference. UCC, Cork, 24th-27th Aug
The effects of medium components on the load of endogenous bacteria and on plant growth in in vitro banana (Musa acuminata); (2008) The effects of medium components on the load of endogenous bacteria and on plant growth in in vitro banana (Musa acuminata) Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference. UCC, Cork, 24th-27th Aug [Details]
(2010)Irish Plant Scientists Annual Meeting, UCD, Dublin. 2nd - 4th June
Velivelli, S. L. S., O' Herlihy, E. and Doyle-Prestwich.,B ; (2010) Screening rhizobacteria for pathogen antagonism and plant growth promotion properties in potato (Solanum tuberosum) Irish Plant Scientists Annual Meeting, UCD, Dublin. 2nd - 4th June [Details]
(2011)Ecology of Soil Microorganisms: Microbes as Important Drivers of Soil Processes. Prague, Czech Republic, 27th April - 1st May
Ghyselinck, J., O' Herlihy E., Heylen K., Velivelli, S., De Vos P., Doyle Prestwich, B.; (2011) Screening for antagonistic and plant growth promoting properties in bacteria isolated from the Central Andean highlands Ecology of Soil Microorganisms: Microbes as Important Drivers of Soil Processes. Prague, Czech Republic, 27th April - 1st May [Details]
(2011)7th International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding, 'Biotechnological advances in In Vitro Horticultural Breeding', Ghent, Belgium, 18th - 22nd Sept
Barbara Doyle Prestwich and Eileen O' Herlihy ; (2011) A preliminary investigation into how plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPRs) can influence the frequency of gene transfer in Agrobacterium and Transbacter mediated transformation systems 7th International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding, 'Biotechnological advances in In Vitro Horticultural Breeding', Ghent, Belgium, 18th - 22nd Sept [Details]
(2011)7th International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding, 'Biotechnological advances in In Vitro Horticultural Breeding', Ghent, Belgium, 18th - 22nd Sept
Siva Linga Sasanka Velivelli1, Eileen O¿ Herlihy, Bogumila Janczura, Barbara Doyle Prestwich, Jonas Ghyselinck and Paul De Vos ; (2011) Efficacy of Rhizobacteria on Plant Growth Promotion and Disease Suppression In vitro 7th International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding, 'Biotechnological advances in In Vitro Horticultural Breeding', Ghent, Belgium, 18th - 22nd Sept [Details]
(2011)Irish Plant Scientists Annual Meeting, Queen's University Belfast, 7th - 9th June 2011
Eileen O' Herlihy, Siva Linga Sasanka Velivelli, Bogumila Janczura and Barbara Doyle Prestwich; (2011) Bacterial emissions can lead to healthier plants Irish Plant Scientists Annual Meeting, Queen's University Belfast, 7th - 9th June 2011 [Details]
(2001)COST-ACTION 8.38 'Knowledge on population biology of AMF as a tool for mycorrhizal technology
Cassells A. C., Lowe A. M., Duffy E. M., O' Herlihy E., Hurley E. M.; (2001) Holistic biocontrol: myth or futurity? COST-ACTION 8.38 'Knowledge on population biology of AMF as a tool for mycorrhizal technology [Details]
(2001)COST-ACTION 8.38 - Managing Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi for Improving soil Quality and Plant Health in Agriculture
Cassells, A.C., O¿Herlihy, E.A., Rafferty, S.M., and Joyce, S.M; (2001) Mycorrhization of microplants: recent advances and perspectives COST-ACTION 8.38 - Managing Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi for Improving soil Quality and Plant Health in Agriculture [Details]
(2001)COST-ACTION 8.38 - Managing Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi for Improving soil Quality and Plant Health in Agriculture
Lowe, A., O¿Herlihy, E.A., and Cassells, A.C; (2001) Effects of AMF and chitosan sprays on yield and late blight resistance in potato COST-ACTION 8.38 - Managing Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi for Improving soil Quality and Plant Health in Agriculture [Details]
(2005)Cost 8.38 Management Committee and Final meeting on Achievements and Future Landscape for Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Research. Dijon, France, 2th-4th June
Rafferty-McArdle, S.M., Duffy, E.M., O'Herlihy, E., Mark, G.L., Tahmatsidou, V., Lowe, A. Murphy, , J.G., O'Sullivan, J. and Cassells, A.C.; (2005) INTERACTIONS BETWEEN AMF, PGPR AND PLANT ACTIVATORS IN RESISTANCE TO SOIL- AND AIR-BORNEP LANT PATHOGENS Cost 8.38 Management Committee and Final meeting on Achievements and Future Landscape for Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Research. Dijon, France, 2th-4th June [Details]
(2005)COST 843 final meeting. Stara Lesna, Slovakia. 28th June - 3rd July
O Herlihy, E., V. Tahmatsidou, A. Lowe, & Cassells, A.; (2005) Value-added Strawberry Propagules through Holistic Biocontrol COST 843 final meeting. Stara Lesna, Slovakia. 28th June - 3rd July [Details]
(2008)Fourth EPSO Conference Plants for Life. Toulon, France 22th -26th June
Eileen O' Herlihy and Barbara Doyle-Prestwich; (2008) The effect of culture media (in vitro) on the acclimatization of micropropagated pineapple (Ananas comosus) Fourth EPSO Conference Plants for Life. Toulon, France 22th -26th June [Details]
(2008)Biotechfruit 2008. The First International Symposium on Biotechnology of fruit species. Dresden, Germany, 1st-5th Sept
Eileen O Herlihy, Barbara Doyle Prestwich and Fiona Lahive; (2008) The effects of colchicine and oryzalin treatments on growth, multiplication rate and ploidy level in Musa acuminata cv Williams Biotechfruit 2008. The First International Symposium on Biotechnology of fruit species. Dresden, Germany, 1st-5th Sept [Details]
(2008)Biotechfruit 2008. The First International Symposium on Biotechnology of fruit species. Dresden, Germany, 1st-5th Sept
Doyle- Prestwich, B., O¿ Herlihy, E. and Rafferty-McArdle, S.; (2008) Methods to reduce the level of latent bacterial contamination in banana micropropagation Biotechfruit 2008. The First International Symposium on Biotechnology of fruit species. Dresden, Germany, 1st-5th Sept [Details]
(2010)8th International Horticulture Congress, Lisbon Portugal. 22nd - 27th August
O'Herlihy, E; Doyle-Prestwich, B; Wall, G; (2010) An in vitro study to examine the potential of mutation breeding to create resistance to bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) in tomato 8th International Horticulture Congress, Lisbon Portugal. 22nd - 27th August [Details]
(2010)5th EPSO Conference: 'Plants for Life'. Olos (Lapland), Finland, 29th Aug - 2nd Sept
O'Herlihy, E; Velivelli, SLS; Doyle-Prestwich, B; (2010) Selection criteria for rhizobacteria for plant health improvement 5th EPSO Conference: 'Plants for Life'. Olos (Lapland), Finland, 29th Aug - 2nd Sept [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(2002)Strategies for disease management : (i) virus elimination and in vitro certification in plum and apple :(ii) biological control and mutation breeding in potato.
O' Herlihy, E.A; (2002) Strategies for disease management : (i) virus elimination and in vitro certification in plum and apple :(ii) biological control and mutation breeding in potato. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2011Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher Enterprise Ireland

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2008)IPSAM,
Doyle Prestwich, B.M., O¿Herlihy, E.A. and Fitzgerald; (2008) An examination of four different extraction methods for the isolation of high quality DNA from pineapple (Ananas comosus) tissue for DNA fingerprinting. [Oral Presentation], IPSAM, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland , 26-MAR-08 - 28-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008)4th EPSO conference `Plants for Life¿ Toulon (Cote d¿Azur),
Doyle Prestwich, B.M., O¿Herlihy, E.A., Cotter, P., Fenlon, E. and Dede Ubogu, O ; (2008) A preliminary investigation into the efficacy of TransBacter strains for transforming food and ornamental crops. [Oral Presentation], 4th EPSO conference `Plants for Life¿ Toulon (Cote d¿Azur), France , 22-JUN-08 - 26-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)EPSO conference `Plants for Life¿ Toulon (Cote d¿Azur),,
O¿Herlihy, E.A. and Doyle Prestwich, B.M. ; (2008) The effect of culture media (in vitro) on the acclimatization of micropropagated pineapple (Ananas comosus). [Oral Presentation], EPSO conference `Plants for Life¿ Toulon (Cote d¿Azur),, France , 22-JUN-08 - 26-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)First international symposium on biotechnology of fruit species, ISHS commission biotechnology and molecular biology,
O¿Herlihy, E.A., Doyle Prestwich, B.M. and Lahive, F. ; (2008) The effects of colchicine and oryzalin treatments on growth, multiplication rate and ploidy level in Musa acuminate cv Williams. [Oral Presentation], First international symposium on biotechnology of fruit species, ISHS commission biotechnology and molecular biology, Dresden, Germany , 01-SEP-08 - 05-SEP-08. [Details]
(2008)Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) conference,
O¿Herlihy, E.A. and Doyle Prestwich, B.M. and Rafferty-McArdle, S.M. ; (2008) The effects of medium components on the load of endogenous bacteria and on plant growth in in vitro banana (Musa acuminata). [Oral Presentation], Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) conference, Cork, Ireland , 24-AUG-08 - 27-AUG-08. [Details]
(2005)Cost 8.38 Management Committee and Final meeting onAchievements and Future Landscape for Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Research,
Rafferty-McArdle, S.M., Duffy, E.M., O'Herlihy, E., Mark, G.L., Tahmatsidou, V., Lowe, A. Murphy, , J.G., O'Sullivan, J. and Cassells, A.C., ; (2005) INTERACTIONS BETWEEN AMF, PGPR AND PLANT ACTIVATORS IN RESISTANCE TO SOIL- AND AIR-BORNE PLANT PATHOGENS. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Cost 8.38 Management Committee and Final meeting onAchievements and Future Landscape for Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Research, Dijon, France , 02-JUN-05 - 04-JUN-05. [Details]
(2006)COST 843 final meeting,
E. O Herlihy, V. Tahmatsidou, A. Lowe, & A. Cassells.; (2006) Value-added Strawberry Propagules through Holistic Biocontrol. [Poster Presentation], COST 843 final meeting, Stara Lesna, Slovakia , 28-JUN-06 - 03-JUL-05. [Details]
(2008)Biotechfruit 2008 - 1st international symposium on biotechnology of fruit species,
Eileen O Herlihy, Barbara Doyle Prestwich and Fiona Lahive; (2008) The effects of colchicine and oryzalin treatments on growth, multiplication rate and ploidy level in Musa acuminata cv Williams. [Poster Presentation], Biotechfruit 2008 - 1st international symposium on biotechnology of fruit species, Dresden, Germany , 01-SEP-08 - 05-SEP-08. [Details]
(2008)Biotechfruit 2008 - 1st international symposium on biotechnology of fruit species,
Barbara Doyle- Prestwich, Eileen O Herlihy and Susan Rafferty-McArdle; (2008) Methods to reduce the level of latent bacterial contamination in banana micropropagation. [Poster Presentation], Biotechfruit 2008 - 1st international symposium on biotechnology of fruit species, Dresden, Germany , 01-SEP-08 - 05-SEP-08. [Details]
(2008)Fourth EPSO Conference Plants for Life,
Eileen O¿ Herlihy and Barbara Doyle-Prestwich; (2008) The effect of culture media (in vitro) on the acclimatization of micropropagated pineapple (Ananas comosus). [Poster Presentation], Fourth EPSO Conference Plants for Life, Toulon, France , 22-JUN-08 - 26-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference,
O' Herlihy, Eileen, Doyle-Prestwich, Barbara and Rafferty-McArdle, Susan.; (2008) The effects of medium components on the load of endogenous bacteria and on plant growth in in vitro banana (Musa acuminata). [Poster Presentation], Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference, UCC, Cork , 24-AUG-08 - 27-AUG-08. [Details]
(2010)8th International Horticulture Congress (IHC),
O¿ Herlihy, E., Doyle-Prestwich.,B and Wall, G. ; (2010) An in vitro study to examine the potential of mutation breeding to create resistance to bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) in tomato. [Oral Presentation], 8th International Horticulture Congress (IHC), Lisbon, Portugal , 22-AUG-10 - 27-AUG-10. [Details]
(2010)IPSAM 2010,
Velivelli, S. L. S., O' Herlihy, E. and Doyle-Prestwich.,B; (2010) Screening rhizobacteria for pathogen antagonism and plant growth promotion properties in potato (Solanum tuberosum). [Poster Presentation], IPSAM 2010, UCD, Dublin , 02-JUN-10 - 04-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)5th EPSO Conference: 'Plants for Life',
O' Herlihy, E., Velivelli, S. L. S.and Doyle-Prestwich.,B ; (2010) Selection criteria for rhizobacteria for plant health improvement. [Poster Presentation], 5th EPSO Conference: 'Plants for Life', Olos (Lapland), Finland , 29-AUG-10 - 02-SEP-10. [Details]
(1997)Abstracts, Irish Botanists Meeting, University College Galway (24-26 March),
O'Herlihy, E. A.; Dempsey, R. M.; Cassells, A. C.; (1997) The Effects of Soil-Applied Calcium Amendments on {Sclerotinia} Disease Severity and Yield in Oilseed Rape. [Poster Presentation], Abstracts, Irish Botanists Meeting, University College Galway (24-26 March), Galway , 24-MAR-97 - 26-MAR-97. [Details]

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Course co-ordinator of 'Micromethodz' which provides training in micropropagation and microbial cultivation techniques. http://micromethodz.webs.com/ 

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