Prof. Fergal O’Gara,

Funded Investigator Molecule I
University College Cork

Biography

Research interests centre on understanding the molecular basis of microbe-host interactions. Functional genomic and molecular-microbial ecology technologies are being applied to dissecting pathogen-host interactions in medical microbiology and plant-bacterial interactions applied to environmental biotechnology in sustainable agriculture and biofuel crops. Molecular and functional genomic approaches are also being applied to understand the role of marine microorganisms in ecosystem function. Additionally, we are exploiting marine-derived bioactive components for biotechnological applications.

Research Expertise

Molecular basis of microbe-host interactions

Functional genomic and molecular-microbial ecology technologies

Medical microbiology

Plant-bacterial

biofuel crops

Molecular

Marine-derived bioactive components for biotechnological applications

Publications

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