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Aoife Duff

Technologist - Soils

Research Interests

  • Microbiology
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Nutrient Cycling
  • Microbial adaptation to the environment
  • Soil Microbiome
  • Enteropathogens in the environment

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Education

  • BSc in Microbiology (NUI Galway)
  • PhD in Environmental Microbiology (NUI Galway)
  • Postdoc (University of Glasgow)

Professional Membership

  • Member of the Microbiology Society
  • Duff AM, Zhang LM, Smith CJ (2017) Small-scale variation of ammonia oxidisers within intertidal sediments dominated by ammonia-oxidising bacteria Nitrosomonas sp. amoA genes and transcripts. Scientific reports 7 (1)

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  • Environ Oral presentation (2013): Molecular Ecology of Ammonia oxidation in coastal bay sediments 
  • ISME Poster presentation (2014): Temporal and spatial variability in potential nitrification rates and abundance of ammonia-oxidising bacteria and archaea within intertidal sediments of two coastal bays 
  • SGM Oral presentation (2015): Temporal and spatial trends in nitrification activity, ammonia oxidiser abundance and gene expression within the intertidal sediments of two coastal bays. 
  • ENC Aberdeen Oral Presentation (2015): Seasonal and spatial variability of nitrification in intertidal sediments where ammonia-oxidising bacteria Nitrosomonas sp. amoA genes and transcripts dominate 
  • Microbiology Society Young Microbiologist of the Year Nomination (2016): Growth and activity response of ammonia oxidisers along an estuarine salinity gradient in sediment microcosms 
  • ENC Córdoba Oral Presentation (2017): Growth and activity response of ammonia oxidisers along a natural salinity gradient