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Dr. Maria Luz  Prieto

Title:

Technical Officer - Biology

School/ Department:

School of Science & Computing - Dept of Science

Telephone:

+353 0 353 51302723

Room Name/ Num:

B09 1969 - Main Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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Research

Gardiner, G.E., Lawlor, P.D., McLoughlin, P., Hughes, H., O'Sullivan, L., Prieto, M.L. (2015).The efficacy and safety of a marine-derived Bacillus strain for use as in-feed probiotic for newly weened pigs. International Patent WO2015091770.

 

Prieto, M.L., O'Sullivan, L., Tan, S.P., McLoughlin, P., Hughes, H., Gutierrez, M., Lane, J., Hickey, R., Lawlor, P.G. and Gardiner, G.E. (2014). Assessment of marine Bacillus as livestock probiotics, and comparison to EU-approved animal probiotic. Mar Drugs, 12, 2422-2445.

 

Prieto, M.L., O’Sullivan, L., Tan, S.P., McLoughlin, P., Hughes, H., O´Donnovan, O., Kent, R.M., Cassidy, J.P., Lawlor, P.G., Gardiner, G.E. (2014). Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of a marine-derived Bacillus strain for use as an in-feed probiotic for newly weaned pigs. Plos one, 9(2): e88599.

 

Prieto, M.L., O’ Sullivan, L., Tan, S.P., McLoughlin, P., Hughes, H., O´Connor, P., Cotter, P., Lawlor, P.G. & Gardiner, G.E. (2012). Assessment of the bacteriocinogenic potential of marine bacteria reveals lichenicidin production by seaweed-derived Bacillus spp. Mar Drugs, 10, 2280-2299

 

Buzoianu,S.B., Walsh, M.C., Rea, M.C., O’Donovan,O., Prieto, M.L., Gelencsér, E., Takacs, K., Szabó, E., Nagy, A, Ross, R.P., Gardiner, G.E.,. Lawlor, P.G. (2014) Trans-generational effects of feeding genetically modified Bt maize to nulliparous sows and their offspring on offspring immune response and the fate of transgenic material consumed. (In press).

 

Tan, S.P., O'Sullivan, L., Prieto, M.L., Gardiner, G.E., Lawlor, P.E., McLoughlin, P. and Hughes, H. (2013) Development of a novel antimicrobial seaweed extract based hydrogel wound dressing. Int J Pharm, 456, 10-20.

 

Tan, S.P., O’Sullivan, L., Prieto, M.L., McLoughlin, P., Lawlor, P.G., Hughes, H. and Gardiner, G.E. (2013) Seaweed antimicrobials: Isolation, characterization and potential use in functional foods, p. 269-312. Hernandez-Ledesma, B. and Herrero, M. eds.: In Bioactive compounds from marine foods: plant and animal sources. 1st edition. John Wiley & Sons Inc, New York.

 

Tan, S.P.; O’Sullivan, L.; Prieto, M.L.; Gardiner, G.E.; Lawlor, P.G.; Leonard, F.; Duggan, P.; Mcloughlin, P. and Hughes, H. (2012). Extraction and bioautographic-guided separation of antibacterial compounds from Ulva lactuca. J Appl Phycol, 24 (3), 512 – 523

 

Prieto, M. L. (2011) 4th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology, June 19-24, 2011, Halifax, Canada. The Phycologist. British Phycological Society, 81, page 14.

 

Prieto, M.L., O’ Sullivan, L., Tan, S.P., Duggan, P., McLoughlin, P., Hughes, H., Lawlor, P.G. & Gardiner, G.E. (2011). Antibacterial activity of marine bacteria isolated from seaweeds, sand and seawater. 59th Annual Meeting of the BPS. The Phycologist, 80, page 17-18

 

Tan, S.P.; O’Sullivan, L.; Prieto, M.L.; Gardiner, G.E.; Duggan, P.; Lawlor, P.G.; Mcloughlin, P. and Hughes, H. (2011). Isolation and characterisation of antibacterial phytochemicals from green and red harvested from the Irish coastline. 59th Annual Meeting of the BPS. The Phycologist, 80, page 19

 

Prieto, M.L., O’ Sullivan, L., Tan, S.P., Duggan, P., McLoughlin, P., Hughes, H., Murphy, B., Lawlor, P.G. & Gardiner, G.E. Antibacterial activity of marine bacteria isolated from seaweeds, sand and seawater. WIT Research Day, Book of Abstracts, (2011), page 82.

 

Tan, S.P, O’ Sullivan, L., Prieto, M.L., Duggan, P., Murphy, B., Gardiner, G.E. McLoughlin, P. & Hughes, H. Isolation and characterisation of antibacterial phytochemicals from green and red seaweeds harvested from the Irish coastline. WIT Research Day, Book of Abstracts, (2011), page 105.

 

Prieto, M.L., O’ Sullivan, L., Tan, S.P., Duggan, P., McLoughlin, P., Hughes, H., Murphy, B., Lawlor, P.G.  & Gardiner, G.E. Antibacterial activity of marine bacteria isolated from seaweeds, sand and seawater- WIT Research Day, Book of Abstracts, (2010), page 70.

 

O’ Sullivan, L., Tan, S.P., Prieto, M.L., Hughes, H., Murphy, B., Gardiner, G.E & McLoughlin, P.  Unlocking bioactive potential of seaweed for novel human and animal health applications - WIT Research Day, Book of Abstracts, (2010), page 57.

 

Tan, S.P, O’ Sullivan, L., Prieto, M.L., Duggan, P., Murphy, B., Gardiner, G.E. McLoughlin, P. & Hughes, H. Antibacterial properties of a range of seaweeds from the South East coast of Ireland- WIT Research Day, Book of Abstracts, (2010), page 64.

Teaching

2010-2013. Teaching assistant. Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.

Professional

  • 2014-. Technical Officer.  Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.

 

  • 2013-2014. Postdoctoral researcher. Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.

 

  • 2010-2013. Teaching assistant. Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.

 

  • 2007 Biologist. Universidad Pública del País Vasco Euskal Herria Unibertsitatea. Cellular biology and histology department, Leioa, Spain.

 

  • 2006 Biologist. Martin Ryan Institute (NUIG), Ireland.

Education & qualifications

2014, Waterford Institute of Technology, Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Spectroscopic Technique

2009 - 2013, Waterford Institute of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy, PhD

2007 - 2009, Institute of Technology Tralee, Master of Science, MSc

2005 - 2006, Centre San Luis, Bilbao, Spain, Technician in Labour Risk Prevention

2000 – 2005, Universidad Pública del País Vasco, Leioa, Spain, Biology graduate, (5 year BSc)

1996 – 2000, Angela Figuera Secondary School, Sestao, Spain ,Leaving cert