Dr Joseph Byrne

B.Sc., PhD

Contact Details

Honorary Research Lecturer
School of Chemistry
T: +353 91 49 3144
E: joseph.byrne@nuigalway.ie
www.twitter.com/@anbeirneach
SFI Starting Investigator Research Grant Fellow
School of Chemistry/CÚRAM
T: +353 91 49 3144
E: joseph.byrne@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr Joseph Byrne is a researcher in the School of Chemistry, currently working on an independent SFI-funded SIRG project to develop carbohydrate-based sensing materials as platforms for 3D-printed microfluidic diagnostic devices, with applications in clinical and environmental settings.

His interests are in carbohydrates, organic synthesis, luminescent sensors and coordination chemistry.

  • 2019-present  SFI Starting Investigator Research Grant Fellow (NUI Galway)
  • 2017-2019       Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellow (University of Bern)
  • 2017                     Visiting Researcher at University of Nottingham
  • 2016-2019       Postdoctoral Research Fellow (University of Bern, Prof Martin Albrecht)
  • 2014-2016       Postdoctoral Researcher (Trinity College Dublin, Prof T. Gunnlaugsson)
  • 2010-2015       PhD (Trinity College Dublin, Supervisor: Prof T. Gunnlaugsson)
  • 2009                     SFI UREKA Summer Research Studentship
  • 2006-2010       BSc (Hons) (Maynooth University)

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'A folded [2 x 2] metallo-supramolecular grid from a bis-tridentate (1, 2, 3-triazol-4-yl)-picolinamide (tzpa) ligand'
Barry, DE; Hawes, CS; Byrne, JP; la Cour Poulsen, B; Ruether, M; O'Brien, JE; Gunnlaugsson, T (2017) 'A folded [2 x 2] metallo-supramolecular grid from a bis-tridentate (1, 2, 3-triazol-4-yl)-picolinamide (tzpa) ligand'. Dalton Transactions, 46 (19):6464-6472 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Formation of Self-Templated 2,6-Bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine [2]Catenanes by Triazolyl Hydrogen Bonding: Selective Anion Hosts for Phosphate'
Byrne, JP; Blasco, S; Aletti, AB; Hessman, G; Gunnlaugsson, T (2016) 'Formation of Self-Templated 2,6-Bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine [2]Catenanes by Triazolyl Hydrogen Bonding: Selective Anion Hosts for Phosphate'. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 55 :8938-8943 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Chiroptical Probing of Lanthanide-Directed Self-Assembly Formation Using btp Ligands Formed in One-Pot Diazo-Transfer/Deprotection Click Reaction from Chiral Amines'
Byrne, JP;Martinez-Calvo, M;Peacock, RD;Gunnlaugsson, T (2016) 'Chiroptical Probing of Lanthanide-Directed Self-Assembly Formation Using btp Ligands Formed in One-Pot Diazo-Transfer/Deprotection Click Reaction from Chiral Amines'. Chemistry-A European Journal, 22 :486-490 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Lanthanide Directed Self-Assembly of Highly Luminescent Supramolecular Peptide Bundles from a-Amino Acid Functionalized 2,6-Bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine (btp) Ligands'
Byrne, JP;Kitchen, JA;O'Brien, JE;Peacock, RD;Gunnlaugsson, T (2015) 'Lanthanide Directed Self-Assembly of Highly Luminescent Supramolecular Peptide Bundles from a-Amino Acid Functionalized 2,6-Bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine (btp) Ligands'. Inorganic Chemistry, 54 :1426-1439 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Lanthanide luminescent logic gate mimics in soft matter: [H+] and [F-] dual-input device in a polymer gel with potential for selective component release'
Bradberry, SJ;Byrne, JP;McCoy, CP;Gunnlaugsson, T (2015) 'Lanthanide luminescent logic gate mimics in soft matter: [H+] and [F-] dual-input device in a polymer gel with potential for selective component release'. Chemical Communications, 51 :16565-16568 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Self-assembly formation of a healable lanthanide luminescent supramolecular metallogel from 2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine (btp) ligands'
McCarney, EP;Byrne, JP;Twamley, B;Martinez-Calvo, M;Ryan, G;Mobius, ME;Gunnlaugsson, T (2015) 'Self-assembly formation of a healable lanthanide luminescent supramolecular metallogel from 2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine (btp) ligands'. Chemical Communications, 51 :14123-14126 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Synthesis, structural, photophysical and electrochemical studies of various d-metal complexes of btp [2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine] ligands that give rise to the formation of metallo-supramolecular gels'
Byrne, JP;Kitchen, JA;Kotova, O;Leigh, V;Bell, AP;Boland, JJ;Albrecht, M;Gunnlaugsson, T (2014) 'Synthesis, structural, photophysical and electrochemical studies of various d-metal complexes of btp [2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine] ligands that give rise to the formation of metallo-supramolecular gels'. Dalton Transactions, 43 :196-209 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
Parekh, B; Gunnlaugsson, T; Byrne, J; O'Reilly, C; Cooke, G (2015) Novel Anti-Biofilm Glycoclusters-a Potential Therapy for Targeting Biofilm Infections IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE , pp.556-556 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2019) 44th Annual Congress of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland,
Byrne, JP (2019) Carbohydrate-functionalisation – enhancing catalytic properties, and potential for sensor design. [Oral Presentation], 44th Annual Congress of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, Maynooth University , 20-MAY-19 - 20-MAY-19. [Details]
(2018) 43rd International Conference of Coordination Chemistry (ICCC),
Byrne, JP; Albrecht, M (2018) Carbohydrate-functionalised transition metal-N-heterocyclic carbene systems: catalytic activity and enantiomeric induction. [Oral Presentation], 43rd International Conference of Coordination Chemistry (ICCC), Sendai International Center, Japan , 02-AUG-18. [Details]
(2016) Swiss Chemical Society Fall Meeting 2016,
Byrne, JP; Albrecht, M (2016) Investigating the benefits of incorporating carbohydrates into NHC systems for catalytic applications. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Swiss Chemical Society Fall Meeting 2016, University of Zurich , 15-SEP-16. [Details]

ANET/COS

  Year Publication
(2017) Swiss Chemical Society Spring Meeting, University of Bern, 21 st April 2017.
Byrne, Joseph P and Melle, Philipp and Valencia, Marta and Vivancos, \'Angela (2017) Swiss Chemical Society Spring Meeting, University of Bern, 21 st April 2017. ANET/COS [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2014) The btp [2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl[pyridine] binding motif: a new versatile terdentate ligand for supramolecular and coordination chemistry.
Byrne, JP;Kitchen, JA;Gunnlaugsson, T (2014) The btp [2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl[pyridine] binding motif: a new versatile terdentate ligand for supramolecular and coordination chemistry. CAMBRIDGE: Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2015) Novel btp [2, 6-bis (1, 2, 3-triazol-4-yl) pyridine] systems: a versatile motif for the formation of supramolecular self-assembly structures.
Byrne, Joseph P (2015) Novel btp [2, 6-bis (1, 2, 3-triazol-4-yl) pyridine] systems: a versatile motif for the formation of supramolecular self-assembly structures. Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2019 Starting Investigator Research Grant ('SIRG') Science Foundation Ireland
2017 Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship European Commission
2016 Royal Society of Chemistry Mobility Grant Royal Society of Chemistry
2015 TCD Dean's Roll of Honour Trinity College Dublin Dean of Students
2013 RSC Books Poster Prize Royal Society of Chemistry Supramolecular Chemistry Symposium
2010 Kathleen Lonsdale Award Department of Chemistry, NUI Maynooth
2010 IRC 'Embark' Doctoral Scholarship Irish Research Council
2008 Oxford University Press Prize Department of Chemistry, NUI Maynooth
2007 Stokes Prize Department of Mathematical Physics, NUI Maynooth
2006 University Entrance Scholarship Maynooth University
2006 Easter Week Scholarship Irish Government Department of Education and Science

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Swiss Chemical Society Member 01-APR-16 /
Royal Society of Chemistry Associate Member 01-JAN-13 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Trinity College Dublin Postdoctoral Researcher 01-OCT-14 / 31-MAR-16
NUI Galway SIRG Fellow 01-APR-19 /
University of Bern Marie Curie Research Fellow 01-MAR-17 / 28-FEB-19
University of Bern Postdoctoral Research Fellow 01-APR-16 / 28-FEB-17

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2010 Maynooth University BSc (Hons) Chemistry
2015 Trinity College Dublin PhD Chemistry