Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Thomaé

Contact Surname: Kakouli-Duarte

Contact Address:

enviroCORE, The Dargan Centre and Department of Science and Health, Institute of Technology Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: +353 59 9175545 (office direct) and +353 59 9175978 (lab)

Fax Contact Number: +353 59 9175501

Email Address:

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: Institute of Technology, Carlow

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website:

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
I am the Research Leader of enviroCORE, which is the Institute of Technology Carlow Centre of Research and Enterprise on environment. Our vision is the promotion of strategic applied research and education in innovative environmental biotechnology, with a view towards sustainable economic and social development. enviroCORE is comprised by a group of experts who develop various innovative biological and chemical technologies, in order to provide solutions to certain environmental problems in a sustainable way. By doing so we work to educate ourselves, our students and the community to achieve our maximum potential for the societal and economic growth of our region, through our various enterprise and industrial activities, but always with a focus to protect our planet and its resources.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Thomaé's expertise: Nematodes as environmental indicators; Terrestrial nematode biodiversity; Biological control using entomopathogenic nematodes and bacterial endophytes; Bumblebee pollinator conservation; Entomology; Vermitechnology for crop protection and fertilisation; Quarantine diagnostics. -- enviroCORE's expertise: Bioremediation and phytotechnologies; Biomass production, biotransformation, and biofuels; Biological environmental detection and monitoring systems; Environmental modelling and risk assessment; Acute phase proteins as biomarkers of stress and environmental pollutants; Water mineralogy and chemistry; Microbial soil biodiversity and metagenomics; Soil and water analysis; Microfluidics; Environmental microbiology; Stimuli responsive materials and hydrogels; Microplastics as environmental pollutants; Gene discovery in immunology; Invasive plant species

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 EPA Water Research Pillar
 Sustainable Environment Research
 Climate Change Research
 Green Enterprise Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Climate Change

Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

 Sustainable Transformations of Society in the Face of Climate Change

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability

 Developing safe water systems for the citizens

 Implementing a water-wise bio-based economy

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

Experience of participation in expert groups in this area

Any relevant information in relation to Participation in WssTP or other relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

Other areas of expertise:

Cultural Heritage

→  Developing a reflective society

  Identity and Perception


→  Creating knowledge

  Linking information


  Methods and Measurements

  Integrating Risks

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

 Developing integrated approaches for the sustainable management of water-related challenges

 Further our understanding of biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems, their interactions with social systems and their role in sustaining the economy and human wellbeing

 Provide knowledge and tools for effective decision making and public engagement policies

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Support innovative policies and societal changes

 Measure and assess progress towards a green economy

 Strengthen eco-innovative technologies, processes, services and products including exploring ways to reduce the quantities of raw materials in production and consumption, and overcoming barriers in this context and boost their market uptake

Focus Areas

 Sustainable food security

 Smart cities and communities

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials

 Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

 Systemic Eco-Innovation

 Nature-based Solutions

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

 International cooperation

The following information was supplied about International Cooperation in SC5 Cross-cutting areas

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.

Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.

LIFE and COST Actions

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Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency


 Environmental Governance and Information

COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:

COST Action 872 Exploiting genomics to understand plant-nematode interactions COST Action 850 Bio-control Symbioses (Symbiotic Complexes for Biological Control of Pests)

Contact the EPA:

PO Box 3000
Johnstown Castle Estate
053-916 0600
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