Dr Barry Ryan

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e-mail: barry.ryan@dit.ie

Twitter: @CBS_Lecturer

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Background and Biography

Barry carried out his PhD research in DCU; under the supervision of Dr. Ciarán Ó'Fágáin, in the area of applied enzymology. He commenced teaching in DIT in 2009 and lectures on biotechnological, biochemical, chemical, quality and other ancillary aspects of Environmental Health, Food and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He has completed his PG Diploma in Third Level Teaching and Learning, his MSc in Applied eLearning and his MA in Higher Education. His primary pedagogic research focuses on the effect of assessment, feedback and blended learning on undergraduate learning with particular emphasis on first year chemistry students. Further areas of pedagogic research include pre-laboratory preparation, engaging large classes and the integration of novel technology into the teaching and learning environment. Barry has experience of research and development in academia and in the (bio)pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology industries.  Currently his scientific research focus on novel enzyme biodiscovery with subsequent rational and directed evolution of recombinant proteins; including protein molecular modelling and stability analysis, to leverage the diagnostic applications of recombinant proteins. Additional research areas include Real Time PCR, with particular emphasis on veterinary and food diagnostics. His scientific research includes collaborative work with industrial partners and the School of Biotechnology, Dublin City University.

Professional Experience

2012 – Current: Lecturer, DIT.

2009 – 2012: Assistant Lecturer, DIT.

2008 – 2009: Post Doctoral Fellow (Enterprise Ireland funded), DCU.

2006 – 2008: Research and Technical Specialist, Enfer Diagnostics Ltd.

2003: Molecular Biologist, Megazyme Intl.

2002:  Technical Scientist, Schering Plough.

Education

2013 – 2015: MA in Higher Education, DIT.

2011 – 2013: MSc in Applied e-Learning, DIT.

2010 – 2011: Postgraduate Diploma in Third Level Teaching and Learning, DIT.

2003 – 2006: PhD in Biotechnology, DCU.

1999 – 2003: BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology, DCU.

Research Interests

  • Cloning, mutagenesis (rational / directed evolution) and recombinant protein expression.
  • Protein molecular modelling and stability analysis.
  • Diagnostic application of recombinant proteins.
  • Bioinformatics and Molecular Evolution.
  • Real Time PCR, with particular emphasis on diagnostics (veterinary and food industries).
  • Pedagogic research areas: assessment, feedback and blended learning.

 

Current Research Projects

  • Evaluating mobile technologies to promote student in-class relational engagement for foundation level computer science students in an Irish higher education institute.
    Mr. Nevan Birmingham (PhD candidate), Dr. Frances Boylan, Dr. Barry Ryan.
  • Production and application of a novel β-glucosidase for sustainable biomass conversion to renewable energy sources
    Mr. Albert Uhoraningoga (PhD candidate), Prof. Gary Henehan, Dr. Barry Ryan.
  • High Quality Biofuel From Waste Water Grown Microalgae Using Novel Recombinant Lipase
    Ms. Priyanka Suhag (PhD candidate), Prof. Gary Henehan, Dr. Barry Ryan.
  • New lipase enzymes for applications in the production of novel materials.
    Ms. Yeqi Tan (PhD candidate), Dr. Gemma Kinsella, Prof. Gary Henehan, Dr. Barry Ryan
  • Novel inhibitors of the shaker potassium channels as potential therapeutics.
    Mr. Padraig Shanahan (PhD candidate), Dr. Barry Ryan, Prof. Gary Henehan.
  • Integration of technology to enhance the student learning experience.
    Dr. Barry Ryan.
  • Promotion of assessment for learning as a viable student learning evaluation.
    Dr. Barry Ryan
  • “Students as Producers”; engaging undergraduate students in research like activities.
    Dr. Barry Ryan.

 

Previous Research Projects

Production and Applications of novel recombinant glycosidases.
Mr. Prabhash Kumar (PhD candidate), Dr. Barry Ryan, Prof. Gary Henehan.

Investigations of aldo-keto reductases and homologous recombinant proteins.
Ms. Alka Singh (PhD candidate), Dr. Barry Ryan, Prof. Gary Henehan.

Development of Novel Veterinary Diagnostics based on Real Time PCR. Enterprise Ireland Industrial/Academic Partnership (2008-2010).
Dr. Barry Ryan, Dr. Eva Campion and Dr. Dermot Walls.

Development of reusable learning resources for biochemistry teaching and learning.
Dr. Barry Ryan, Dr. Julie Dunne, Dr. Steve Meany, Dr. Jane Irwin (UCD) and Dr. Glynis Robinson (TCD).

The role of the postgraduate student in undergraduate teaching and learning.
Dr. Barry Ryan.

OVERSEAS:  Outgoing Erasmus Student Enhancement Study.
Dr. Paula Bourke, Dr. Jesus Frias, Dr. Julie Dunne, Dr. Barry Ryan.

Effect of feedback and use on blended learning in first year science laboratories.
Dr. Barry Ryan, Dr. Julie Dunne.

 

Funding Grants

O'Connor, C. and Ryan B.J. (2016-2017). Technological University for Dublin:Widening Participation.

Uhoraningoga, A., Henehan, G. and Ryan B.J. (2016-2020). Dublin Institute of Technology Fiosraigh PhD Scholarship.  

Suhag, P., Henehan, G. and Ryan B.J. (2016-2020). Dublin Institute of Technology Fiosraigh PhD Scholarship. 

Yeqi, T., Kinsella, G., Henehan, G. and Ryan B.J. (2015-2019). Dublin Institute of Technology Fiosraigh PhD Scholarship. 

Ryan B.J. (2015-2016). Technological University for Dublin: Learning, Teaching and Assessment Project. 

Ryan B.J. (2015-2016). Technological University for Dublin: Reimagining the First Year Curriculum Prototype Project Fund

Ryan B.J. (2014-2015). Dublin Institute of Technology Seed Funding for Students Learning with Communities Projects. 

Shanahan, P., Ryan B.J. and Henehan, G. (2014-2018). Dublin Institute of Technology Fiosraigh PhD Scholarship. 

Ryan B.J. (2013-2014). Dublin Institute of Technology SIF II Enhancement of Learning Teaching Fellowship.

Ryan B.J. (2013-2014). Dublin Institute of Technology College of Science Presidential Teaching Award Fellowship.

Ryan B.J. (2013). College of Science Teaching and Assessment Resource Coordinator. Dublin Institute of Technology Learning, Teaching and Assessment Project Funding.

Ryan, B.J. (2013). National Digital Learning Resources (NDLR) LIPS project for: “Lab in a Box: Reusable Laboratory Resources”.

Bourke, P., Frias, J., Dunne, J. and Ryan B.J. (2012). OVERSEAS:  Outgoing Erasmus Student Enhancement Study. Dublin Institute of Technology Learning, Teaching and Assessment Project Funding.

Ryan, B.J., Dunne, J., Meany S., Irwin, J. and Robinson, G. (2011). National Digital Learning Resources (NDLR) LINCS project for: “Pick and Mix Suite: A one stop shop for all you need to create innovative and engaging  biochemistry practicals”.

Ryan, B.J. (2011). National Digital Learning Resources (NDLR) Articulate Software Licence.

Ryan B.J.* and Dunne. J.* (2010-2011). Dublin Institute of Technology SIF II Enhancement of Learning Teaching Fellowship. * contributed equally.

Ryan, B.J. (2010). Dublin Institute of Technology’s Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre (LTTC) Personal Response Units Award (a.k.a. ‘Clickers’).

Campion, E.M., Cooke, C., Cassidy, N., Ryan, B.J. and Walls, D. (2010). INVENT Commercialisation Award for “A real-time polymerase chain reaction based assay to detect bovine Herpesvirus 1” invention disclosure.

Ryan, B.J. and Walls, D. (2008). Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership Programme.

Ryan, B.J. (2003). IRCSET PhD Fellowship.

Ryan, B.J. (2003). Dublin City University Vice-President for Research Scholarship.

Ryan, B.J. (2002). Ireland – United States Student Intern Scholarship.

 

Achievements and Awards

2016: Senior Fellow of the HEA.

2016: Access and Civic Engagement Staff Award, DIT.

2014: Jennifer Burke Award for Teaching Innovation in Teaching and Learning, ITLA.

2013: College of Science Presidential Teaching Award, DIT.

2012: College of Science Presidential Teaching Award, DIT.

2007: Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award, DCU.

2003: Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award, School of Biotechnology, DCU.

 

Professional Memberships and Committees

Higher Education Academy: Senior Fellow

Royal Society of Chemistry: Full Member

Biochemical Society: Full Member

Institute of Biologists of Ireland: Full Member

AltC: Associate Member

 

Dublin Institute of Technology Research and Integrity Committee: Full Member

Royal Society of Chemistry, Irish Regional Steering Group: Full Member

Irish National Science Undergraduate Research Experience Network: Full Member

 

Invited reviewer

Applied Microbiology and BiotechnologySpringerISSN: 0175-7598.

Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education; Taylor and Francis. ISSN: 0260-2938.

Biomolecules; MPDI Journals (Open Access)ISSN: 2218-273X

Chemistry Education Research and Practice; Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing. ISSN: 1109-4028.

Educational Research and Reviews; Academic Journals (Open Access). ISSN: 1990-3839.

Food and Function; Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing. ISSN: 2042-6496.

Food Research International; Elsevier. ISSN: 0963-9969. 

International Journal of Molecular Sciences; MDPI Publishing (Open Access). ISSN 1661-6596. 

Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced LearningAcademic Journal (Open Access). ISSN 2009-972X.

Journal of Education and Learning; Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES). ISSN: 2089-9823

Journal of Food Safety; Wiley and Blackwell. ISSN:1745-4565.

 

Research Dissemination

Peer Reviewed Publications

Shanahan, P. O'Sullivan J., Tipton, K.F., Kinsella, G., Ryan, B.J. and Henehan, G.T. (2017). Dietary phytochemical inhibitors of primary amine oxidase. Journal of Biotechnology, 256, S96-S97.

Ryan, B.J. (2017). Near Peers: Harnessing the power of the populous to enhance the learning environment. Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, Vol. 2 (1). DOI:10.21427/D7G33Q

Kumar, P., Ryan, B.J. and Henehan, G.T. (2017). Beta-Glucosidase from Streptomyces griseus: Nanoparticle immobilisation and alkyl glucoside synthesis. Protein Expression and Purification, 132, 164-170.

Ryan, B.J. (2016). An Oasis in the Laboratory Graduate Teaching Assistant (LGTA) Garden: Developing Pedagogical Skills for Undergraduate Scientific LaboratoriesIrish Journal of Academic Practice, 5, Article 5.

Ryan, B.J. (2015).  How can national policy and the structured PhD centralise this forgotten tribe and celebrate their skills in tackling some of the current challenges in Irish higher education? AISHE-J, 7, 1-13.

Mac Raighne, A., Casey, M.M., Howard, R. and Ryan, B.J. (2015). Student Attitudes to an Online, Peer-instruction, Revision Aid in Science Education. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 3, 49-60.

Ryan, B.J. (2014).  Play Hard, Work Harder. Game and Scenario Based Learning in Higher Education. In Proceedings from the International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy. Athlone Institute of Technology, Athlone, Ireland.

Alka, K., Dolly, O.J., Ryan, B.J., and Henehan, G.T. (2014).  New inhibitors of the KVB2 subunit from the mammalian potassium channels. The International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 55, 35-39.

Ryan, B.J. (2014).  Graduate Teaching Assistants; critical colleagues or casual components in the undergraduate learning laboratory? An exploration of the role of the postgraduate teacher in the Sciences. European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2, 98-105.

Ryan, B.J. (2013).  Making Connections: Networked Mindmaps as a student centred assessment for learning. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 2, 30-39.

Ryan, B.J. (2013).  A walk down the red carpet: students as producers of digital video-based knowledge. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 5, 24-41.

Ryan, B.J. (2013).  Line up, line up: using technology to align and enhance peer learning and assessment in a student centred foundation organic chemistry module. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 14, 229-238.

Alka, K., Cornally, D., Ryan B.J., Windle, H.J. and Henehan, G.T. (2013). A Short Chain NAD(H)-Dependent Alcohol dehydrogenase (HpSCADH) from Helicobacter pylori: A role in growth under neutral and acidic conditions The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, 45, 1347-1355.

Dunne, J. and Ryan, B.J. (2012). Harnessing Technology to make Learning (and Teaching) more fun. Proceedings from 5th Annual International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy. Dublin, Ireland.

Dunne, J. and Ryan, B.J. (2012). Learning in the Science Lab: a New Approach. Irish Journal of Academic Practice, 1, Article 2.

Dunne, J. and Ryan, B.J. (2012). Improving the undergraduate laboratory experience. In: DIT Teaching Fellowship Reports (2010-2011): Supporting strategic themes of diversity, modularisation and eLearning. ISBN: 978-1-900454-51-3, pp. 46-52.

Ryan, B.J. (2011). Empowering student learning through knowledge ‘production’. Proceedings from 4th Annual Learning Innovation Network Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. and Dunne J. (2011). Integrating formative feedback into individual and group assessments in a first year organic chemistry module. Proceedings from “Edulearn”, 3rd Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain. ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1, pp. 4507 – 4515.

Kumari, A., Ryan, B.J., Dolly, J.O. and Henehan, G.T. (2010). Substrate profiling and aldehyde dismutase activity of the Kvβ2 subunit of the mammalian Kv1 potassium channel. The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, 42, (12), 2012-2018.

Ryan, B.J. and O'Fágáin, C. (2008). Effects of mutations in the helix G region of horseradish peroxidase. Biochimie, 90, (9), 1414-1421.

Ryan, B.J., O'Connell, M.J. and O'Fágáin, C. (2008). Consensus Mutagenesis Reveals that Non-Helical Regions Influence Thermal Stability of Horseradish Peroxidase. Biochimie, 90, (9), 1389-96.

Ryan, B.J. and O'Fágáin, C. (2007). Arginine-to-lysine substitutions influence recombinant horseradish peroxidase stability and immobilisation effectiveness. BMC Biotechnology, 5, (7), 86-95.

Ryan, B.J. and O'Fágáin, C. (2007). Effects of single mutations on the stability of horseradish peroxidase to hydrogen peroxide. Biochimie, 89, (8), 1029-1032.

Ryan, B.J. and Barrett, R. (2007). ProteinParser--a community based tool for the generation of a detailed protein consensus and FASTA output. Computer Methods Programs Biomedicine, 85, (1), 69-76.

Ryan, B.J, Carolan, N. and O'Fágáin, C. (2006). Horseradish and soybean peroxidases: comparable tools for alternative niches? Trends in Biotechnology, 24, (8), 355-363.

Loughran, S.T., Loughran, N.B., Ryan, B.J., D'Souza, B.N. and Walls, D. (2006). Modified His-tag fusion vector for enhanced protein purification by immobilized metal affinity chromatography. Analytical Biochemistry, 355, (1), 148-150.

Book Chapters

Ryan, B.J. (2017). Growing a garden from a single seed. Enhancing Graduate Teaching Assistants learning and teaching skills through an evolved, bespoke training course. IN The impact of accredited professional development on assessment of, as and for learning. (Eds. Harding, N. and Maguire, M.) AISHE eBook, Dublin, Ireland, pp..

Ffrench, J.G. and Ryan, B.J. (2017). Emancipating education in craft apprenticeships using mLearning. IN Mobile Learning in Higher Education: Challenges in Context. (Eds. Crompton, H. and Traxler, J.). Routledge, NY, USA, pp..

Ryan, B.J. and Henehan, G.T. (2016). Avoiding proteolysis during protein chromatography. IN Methods in Molecular Biology (Eds. Loughran, S.T. and Walls, D.). Springer Protocols/Humana Press, NY, USA, pp. 53-71.

Ryan, B.J.  and Kinsella, G. (2016). Differential precipitation and solubilization of proteins. IN Methods in Molecular Biology (Eds. Loughran, S.T. and Walls, D.). Springer Protocols/Humana Press, NY, USA, pp. 191-209.

Ryan, B.J. and Henehan, G.T. (2013). Overview of Approaches to Preventing and Avoiding Proteolysis during Expression and Purification of Proteins. IN Current Protocols in Protein Science. Wiley Press. NY, USA, Chapter 5: Unit 5.25.

Ryan, B.J. (2011). Avoiding proteolysis during protein chromatography. IN Methods in Molecular Biology (Eds. Loughran, S.T. and Walls, D.). Springer Protocols/Humana Press, NY, USA, pp. 61-71.

Ryan, B.J. (2011). Differential precipitation and solubilization of proteins. IN Methods in Molecular Biology (Eds. Loughran, S.T. and Walls, D.). Springer Protocols/Humana Press, NY, USA, pp. 203-213.

Worldwide Patents

Fagan, C and Ryan, B.J. (2008). Heme Peroxidase Polypeptides. WO Patent WO/2008/075,325. 

Invention Disclosures

Campion, E.M., Cooke, C., Cassidy, N., Ryan B.J. and Walls, D. (2010). “A real-time polymerase chain reaction based assay to detect bovine Herpesvirus 1”. Submitted to Dublin City University INVENT Centre, Dublin, Ireland. Invention Disclosure Ref: 2010/06/DCU

Campion, E.M., Cooke, C., Cassidy, N., Ryan B.J. and Walls, D. (2010). “A Novel Diagnostic Test to Detect Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus”. Submitted to Dublin City University INVENT Centre, Dublin, Ireland. Invention Disclosure Ref: 2010/07/DCU

Campion, E.M., Cooke, C., Cassidy, N., Ryan B.J. and Walls, D. (2010). “A Novel Diagnostic Test to Detect Bovine Parainfluenza Virus 3”. Submitted to Dublin City University INVENT Centre, Dublin, Ireland. Invention Disclosure Ref: 2010/08/DCU

Proceedings

Ryan, B.J. (2017). Science Bridge: Reaching out and building virtual briedges. Oral Presentation. Variety in Chemistry Education and Physics Higher Education Conference (VICE-PHEC), York University, York, United Kingdom.

Ryan, B.J. (2017). Lifting the cap: exploring alternative approaches to the final year dissertation. Oral Presentation. Irish Variety in Chemistry Education, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J.(2017). Work Hard, Learn Harder; Scenario Based Learning in Higher Education. Oral Presentation. Invited talk for Learning Tech Labs, Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2017). Technology enhanced learning in the real world. Oral Presentation. Invited talk at the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CeLT), Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2016). Can technology enhanced classes be truly interactive? Oral Presentation. The Next Generation: Digital Learning Research Symposium, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.

Dunne, J. Kinsella, G. and Ryan, B.J. (2016). Professional development ePortfolio for Pharmacy Technicians. Oral Presentation. Learning Innovations Network (LIN) 9th National Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2016). Growing a garden from a single seed. Enhancing Graduate Teaching Assistants learning and teaching skills through an evolved, bespoke training course. Oral Presentation. Learning Innovations Network (LIN) 9th National Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2016). Tip of the Cap: Enhancing the final year research project through judicious technology integration. Oral Presentation. Learning Innovations Network (LIN) 9th National Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2016). An intrinsic case study into the appropriateness of a bespoke training model as an approach to supporting the postgraduate demonstrator in developing pedagogical skills suitable for undergraduate scientific laboratories. Oral Presentation. British Educational Research Association (BERA), Leeds University, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Ryan, B.J. (2016). NearPeers: Harnessing the power of the populous to enhance the learning environment. Oral Presentation. Variety in Chemistry Education and Physics Higher Education Conference (VICE-PHEC), Southampton University, Southampton, United Kingdom.

Ryan, B.J. (2016). Students doing it for themselves (and others). Oral Presentation. ICT in Education Conference. Limerick Institute of Technology, Thurles, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2015). The use of augmented reality in a technology enhanced undergraduate science laboratory. Oral Presentation. 22nd International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology. University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Ryan, B.J. (2015). Augmented Laboratories: near-peer constructed technology enhanced labs. Oral Presentation. Variety in Chemistry Education and Physics Higher Education Conference (VICE-PHEC), Nottingham University, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Ryan, B.J. (2015).  Ladder from eLSS novice to keynote; what's been on our digital agenda? Oral Presentation. eLearning Summer School Keynote. Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2014).  Play Hard, Work Harder. Game and Scenario Based Learning in Higher Education. Oral Presentation. The International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy. Athlone Institute of Technology, Athlone, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2014). Alternative assessments for learning. Oral Presentation. Variety in Chemistry Education and Physics Higher Education Conference (VICE-PHEC), Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom.

Ryan, B.J. (2014). Pedagogical Research: Letters from the front line. Invited Oral Presentation. Centre for Learning and Teaching (CeLT), IT Tallaght. Dublin, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2014). Pick and Mix; Alternative Assessments for Learning. Oral Presentation. National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Dublin, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2014). Lights, Camera, Learn: The use of multimedia in assessments for learning. Oral Presentation. Annual Higher Education Authority Science Technology Engineering and Maths Conference. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Ryan, B.J. (2014). Lights, Camera, Learn: The use of multimedia in assessments for learning. Oral Presentation. 11th Annual Computers in Education Society of Ireland. Galway, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2014). Enhancing the student learning experience; assessment for learning. Oral Presentation. 14th Annual Dublin Institute of Technology Showcase of Teaching and Learning. Dublin, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2013). Students as co-producers of the curriculum; a viable option. Oral Presentation. Learning Innovations Network (LIN), 6th National Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Reid, L. and Ryan, B.J. (2013). Students as curriculum change agents. Oral Presentation. Learning Innovations Network, 6th National Conference (LIN), Dublin, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2013). Using appropriate technology in assessments for learning. Oral Presentation. eAssessment Scotland, 5th International Conference, Dundee, Scotland.

Ryan, B.J. (2013). Students as producers of digital assets. Oral Presentation. Student as Producer, 1st International Conference, Lincoln, United Kingdom.

Ryan, B.J. (2013). Knowing when enough technology is enough. Oral Presentation. Eurovariety in Chemistry Education, 5th International Conference, Limerick, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2013). Computer says no, knowing when enough technology is enough. Oral Presentation. PeLCon Enhanced Learning Conference, 8th Annual International Conference, Plymouth, United Kingdom.

Ryan B.J. (2013). College of Science Teaching Award Presentation. Oral Presentation. 13th Annual Dublin Institute of Technology Showcase of Teaching and Learning. Dublin, Ireland.

Dunne, J. and Ryan, B.J. (2012). Harnessing Technology to make Learning (and Teaching) more fun. Oral Presentation. 5th Annual International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy. Dublin, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2012). Students as knowledge producers. Oral Presentation. 12th Annual Dublin Institute of Technology Showcase of Teaching and Learning. Dublin, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2011). Empowering student learning through knowledge ‘production’. Oral Presentation. 4th Annual Learning Innovation Network Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

O'Keeffe, M. and Ryan, B.J. (2011). Encouraging student engagement and interaction with personal response systems. 18th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Ryan, B.J. (2011). Integrating formative feedback into individual and group assessments in a first year organic chemistry module. Oral Presentation. “Edulearn”, 3rd Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain.

Ryan, B.J. (2011). 'Ask the Audience': Clickers in the Classroom. Oral Presentation. Engaging Minds: Active learning, participation and collaboration in Higher education. NAIRTL 5th Annual Conference and Galway Symposium on Higher Education, Galway, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2011). Improving the undergraduate laboratory learning experience through on-line pre-lab resources, assessment redesign and formative feedback. “Edtech”, 12th Annual ILTA Conference, Waterford, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J. (2011). Classroom Response Devices (“Clickers”): Interactive quizzes for the common functional groups of organic chemistry. NDLR Fest; Annual Showcase for Digital Learning Resources, Dublin, Ireland.

Ryan, B.J.* and Dunne. J.* (2011). Formative feedback strategies to improve science laboratory learning, its good to talk! The 11th Annual Dublin Institute of Technology Showcase of Teaching and Learning Innovations, Dublin, Ireland. * contributed equally.

Kumari, A., Ryan, B.J., Dolly, J.O. and Henehan, G.T. (2010). Inhibitors of the Kvβ2 subunit of the Voltage-dependent potassium channel. The 33rd Annual Conference of the Association of Clinical Biochemists. Dublin, Ireland.

Campion, E.M., Ryan, B.J. and Walls, D. (2009). The Development of Novel Real-Time PCR Veterinary Diagnostic Assays. 4th international qPCR Symposium, Industrial Exhibition & Application  Workshops. Freising-Weihenstephan, Technical University of Munich, Physiology-Weihenstephan, Germany.

Campion, E.M., Ryan, B.J. and Walls, D. (2009). Application of quantitative Real Time PCR in the Development of Novel Veterinary Diagnostics. Dublin City University School of Biotechnology Research Day. Dublin, Ireland.

Kumari, A., Ryan, B.J., Dolly, J.O., Henehan, G.T.M. (2009). Characterisation of an Aldo-Keto-Reductase that forms the subunit of the Shaker Potassium Channel. 11th International Congress on Amino Acids and Proteins. Vienna, Austria.

Kumari, A., Cornally, D., Windle, H.J., Ryan, B.Jand Henehan G.T.M. (2009). Overexpression, Purification and Characterisation of a Short Chain Alcohol Dehydrogenase (HpSCADH) from Helicobacter pylori. 11th International Congress on Amino Acids and Protein. Vienna, Austria.

Ryan, B.J. and O'Fágáin, C. (2007). Effects of mutation to the Helix G region of HRP. ProtStab, 7th International Conference, Exeter, UK.

Loughran, S.T., Loughran, N.B., Ryan, B.J.,D'Souza, B.N., Walls, D.  (2006). Expression and purification of His-tagged recombinant Bfl-1: Use of a modified E.coli expression vector enables purification by IMAC. GE Healthcare Challenging Proteins European Contest for Young Scientists, Paris, France.

Ryan, B.J. and O'Fágáin, C. (2005). Site Directed Mutagenesis of Horseradish Peroxidase, Probing Molecular Stability. Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology, National Symposium, Dublin, Ireland.

Ryan BJ and O'Fágáin C. (2004). Directional cloning of HRP and expression vector engineering. Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology, National Symposium, Dublin, Ireland. 

Reusable Learning Objects

The following learning resources are available for download under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license. Click on the title to direct you to the related and freely downloadable resource.

  1. Solutions, dilutions and buffers
  2. Extraction of lipid from milk chocolate
  3. Introduction to Spectrophotometry
  4. Introduction to Chromatography
  5. Introduction to enzyme kinetics
  6. Introduction to enzyme assays
  7. Digestion and metabolism practical
  8. Blood analysis: Measurement of cellular and non-cellular components of blood
  9. Introduction to renal function, urinalysis and assay of pathological components of urine
  10. Science Bridge: Widening Participation in the Sciences

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