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- Dr David N. Dowling


Joined the college in 1995 as a Lecturer in Biotechnology. I am a member of the Society of General Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology and a guest editor of the journals - Plant Molecular Biology, - Molecular Breeding and - Journal of Bacteriology. I am also a member of the Irish Research Scientists Assosiation (IRSA)

Teaching Areas

Molecular genetics and biotechnology to Industrial Biology Degree students, and Environmental Microbiology to Environmental Science Degree students.


Genetics of iron-uptake and antifungal metabolite production in Pseudomonas, vector construction for monitoring Genetically Modified Micro-organisms (GMOs) and the use of genetic approaches for Bioremediation of pollutants such as PCBs and heavy metals. I am a partner in the EU RHIZODEGRADATION Project
To list of recent publications

To conference presentation on heavy metal resistant rhizosphere bacteria
To recent conference presentation on rhizosphere inoculant delivery systems at the 9th Irish Environmentalists Research Colloquium, Johnstown Castle, Wexford, 29th-31st January 1999.
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