Barry Ryan

Affiliation: Dublin Institute of Technology
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 and his MSc in Applied eLearning and is currently finalising 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 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.