Dr Guiomar Garcia-Cabellos

PhD in Environmental Microbiology, BSc

e: guiomar.garcia-cabellos@itcarlow.ie t: 059 9175578

 
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Dr. Guiomar Garcia-Cabellos is a graduate of the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid (Spain) where she completed her undergraduate studies in General Biology. Her PhD. in the Institute of Technology Carlow, under the supervision of Dr David Dowling, focused in the area of interactions between plants and microbes for improved bioremediation using constructed wetlands. She studied the endophytic and exophytic bacterial population of one particular plant commonly used in wetlands, Iris pseudacorus and the ability of these bacteria to breakdown pollutants. Furthermore, she gained strong experience in the science of working with endophytic strains, from their isolation from different parts of plants to their re-inoculation techniques, so as to prove that a particular bacterial strain can offer phytoprotection against specific heavy metals and organic pollutants. Her current research interests include the bioremediation of environmental pollutants including landfill leachate and TBT, Investigations in to the presence of Lithium and other metals in the fresh water systems and novel gene transfer systems in commercially important crops.

Title of current research projects

  • Lithium water project. Laurence Kavanagh and Dr Andrew Lloyd (CIT).
  • Bioremediation of Tributyltin (TBT) in Irish marine sediments: Microbial screening and process optimisation.
  • Christopher Finnegan, Dr Anne-Marie Enright (CIT) and Dr David Ryan (CIT)
  • Investigating the novel bacterium Ensifer adhaerans OV14 the putative replacement for Agrobacterium mediated gene transfer in commercially viable crops. Aisling Dunne, Dr Anne-Marie Enright, Dr David Ryan and Dr Ewen Mullins (Teagasc).
  • Microbial bioremediation and physiochemical treatment of landfill leachate Sinead Morris, Dr Anne-Marie Enright, Dr Deirdre Enright (ITT) and Dr David Ryan

 

Finnegan Christopher, Brown Karen, Enright Ann-Marie, Garcia-Cabellos Guiomar (2015) Evaluation of microbial degradation of TBT into monobutyltin (MBT) and dibutyltin(DTD). Environ 25: sustainability and Opportunities for Change. Sligo, 8-10th April.

Kavanagh Laurence, Keohane Jer, Garcia-Cabellos Guiomar and Lloyd Andrew (2015) Ireland’s Lithium Resources. Environ 25: Sustainability and Opportunities for Change. Sligo, 8-10th April/

Germaine K., Liu X., Garcia-Cabellos G., Hogan J., Ryan D. and Dowling D.N. (2006) Bacterial endophyte-enhanced phytoremediation of the organochlorine herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 57 (2),302-310.

Garcia-Cabellos G., Bryme M., Stenbreg M, Germaine K., Brazil D., Keohane G., Ryan D. and Dowling D.N. (2005) A small-scale constructed wetland to treat different types of wastewaters. In Nutrient management in agriculture watersheds: A wetland solution. (ed. Dunne E.J., Reddy K.R and Carton O.T). pp. 224-229. Wagningen Academic Publisher.

Germaine K., Keogh E., Garcia-Cabellos G., Borremans B., van der Lelie D., Brac T., Oeyen L., Vangronsveld J., Proteous Moore F., Moore R.B.E., Cambell C.D., Ryan D. and Dowling D.N. (2004) Colonisation of poplar trees by gfp expressing bacterial endophytes. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 48, 109-118.

Dowling D. and Garcia-Cabellos Guiomar. Investigating the Rhizosphere Microbiology of Constructed Wetlands. Symposium in Nutrient Management in Agriculture Watersheds – A Wetlands Solution. Teagasc Research Centre, Johnstown Castle. Co. Wexford. (2004)

Germaine K,Garcia-Cabellos G, Keogh E, Ryan D, Borremans B, Barac T, Oeyen L, Karlson U, Trapp S,Van der Lelie D, Moore E, Porteous-Moore F, Vangronsveld J, De Becker G and Dowling D N. Reducing phyto-toxicity of xenobiotics using bacterial Endophytes. Society of General Microbiology, Irish branch. UCD, (4-6th September 2003)

Garcia- Cabellos G. and Dowling D. Development a Constructed Wetland Microcosm to Investigate the Microbiology of the rhizosphere of Wetlands Plants Metals, Microbes and the Environment. Society for General Microbiology. (Spring 2002)

Germaine K., Keogh E., Garcia-Cabellos G., Ryan D., Dowling D., Karlson U., Trapp S., van der Lelie D., Moore E., Vangronsveld J., De Becker G. Endegraders. Metals, Microbes and the Environment. Society for General Microbiology. (Spring 2002)

Germaine K, Garcia-Cabellos G, Keogh K., Ryan D., Dowling D.N., Karlson U, Trapp S, van der Lelie D, Moore E, Vangronsveld J and De Becker G. Improving phytoremediation using genetically enhanced bacterial endophytes. 12th International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Symposium, Prague, (July 2002)

Garcia- Cabellos G. and Dowling D. Development a Constructed Wetland Microcosm to Investigate the Microbiology of the rhizosphere of Wetlands Plants. 5th Science & Computing Research Colloquium, Athlone IT, (May 2000)