Prof. Fergal OGara

Professor Fergal O'Gara

Professor (emeritus) of Microbiology
University College Cork
Role in SSPC: FI and P2 Leader

University College Cork
Qualifications: 
  • 1991 DSc Microbiology and Molecular Biology, National University of Ireland.
  • 1974 PhD Microbiology - specialization in Molecular Biology and Genetics, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • 1971 BSc (Hons), Major in Microbiology, National University of Ireland, Galway
Research Interests: 
  • 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.

Short Bio
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.
More information is available on the O’Gara group here.

Publications
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ORCiD
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