Liverpool Skylilne

Natural Sciences and Psychology

Ms Sheelagh Conlan

Ms Sheelagh Conlan

Telephone: 0151 231 2391

Publications

Highlighted publications

Tasso M, Conlan SL, Clare AS, Werner C. 2012. Active enzyme nanocoatings affect settlement of balanus amphitrite barnacle cyprids Advanced Functional Materials, 22 :39-47 >DOI

Marabotti I, Morelli A, Orsini LM, Martinelli E, Galli G, Chiellini E, Lien EM, Pettitt ME, Callow ME, Callow JA, Conlan SL, Mutton RJ, Clare AS, Kocijan A, Donik C, Jenko M. 2009. Fluorinated/siloxane copolymer blends for fouling release: chemical characterisation and biological evaluation with algae and barnacles. Biofouling, 25 :481-493 >DOI >Link

Aldred N, Phang IY, Conlan SL, Clare AS, Vancso GJ. 2008. The effects of a serine protease, Alcalase, on the adhesives of barnacle cyprids (Balanus amphitrite). Biofouling, 24 :97-107 >DOI >Link

Beigbeder A, Degee P, Conlan SL, Mutton RJ, Clare AS, Pettitt ME, Callow ME, Callow JA, Dubois P. 2008. Preparation and characterisation of silicone-based coatings filled with carbon nanotubes and natural sepiolite and their application as marine fouling-release coatings. Biofouling, 24 :291-302 >DOI >Link

Conlan SL, Mutton RJ, Aldred N, Clare AS. 2008. Evaluation of a fully automated method to measure the critical removal stress of adult barnacles. Biofouling, 24 :471-481 >DOI >Link

Vogan CL, Maskrey BH, Taylor GW, Henry S, Pace-Asciak CR, Clare AS, Rowley AF. 2003. Hepoxilins and trioxilins in barnacles: An analysis of their potential roles in egg hatching and larval settlement Journal of Experimental Biology, 206 :3219-3226 >DOI

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Conlan SL, Clare AS. 2014. The effects of feeding levels and temperature on growth and adhesive production in Balanus amphitrite 17th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling (ICMCF)

Conlan SL, Beigbeder A, Mutton RJ, Dubois P, Clare AS. The effect of nanocomposites on the adhesion of Mytilus edulis to PDMS surfaces. 14th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling

Conlan SL, Ista L, Petrone L, Clare AS. EFFECT OF SURFACE CHEMISTRY ON SPREADING OF BARNACLE (BALANUS AMPHITRITE) CYPRID PERMANENT CEMENT 16th Annual International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling

Conlan SL, Herdman RC, Evariste E, Clare AS. The effect of modulus and thickness of polydimethylsiloxane coatings on the settlement and adhesion of Balanus amphitrite 15th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling

Conlan SL, Clare AS, Mutton RJ, Downie MJ, Williams DN, Willemsen P. A new automated method to measure the adhesion strength of adult barnacles to surfaces and its comparison with ASTM D5618 13th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling

Chapters

Callow ME, Callow JA, Conlan SL, Clare AS, Stafslien S. 2014. Efficacy testing of nonbiocidal and fouling-release coatings Dobretsov S, Williams DN, Thomason JC. Biofouling Methods :291-316 John Wiley & Sons. United Kingdom 9781118336113

Journal Articles

Tasso M, Conlan SL, Clare AS, Werner C. 2012. Active enzyme nanocoatings affect settlement of balanus amphitrite barnacle cyprids Advanced Functional Materials, 22 :39-47 >DOI

Conlan SL. 2012. Competence and discrimination during cyprid settlement in Amphibalanus amphitrite International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 72 :59-66

Martinelli E, Sarvothaman MK, Galli G, Pettitt ME, Callow ME, Callow JA, Conlan SL, Clare AS, Sugiharto AB, Davies C, Williams D. 2012. Poly(dimethyl siloxane) (PDMS) network blends of amphiphilic acrylic copolymers with poly(ethylene glycol)-fluoroalkyl side chains for fouling-release coatings. II. Laboratory assays and field immersion trials Biofouling, 28 :571-582 >DOI

Ederth T, Ekblad T, Pettitt ME, Conlan SL, Du CX, Callow ME, Callow JA, Mutton R, Clare AS, D'Souza F, Donnelly G, Bruin A, Willemsen PR, Su XJ, Wang S, Zhao Q, Hederos M, Konradsson P, Liedberg B. 2011. Resistance of galactoside-terminated alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers to marine fouling organisms ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 3 :3890-3901 >DOI

Conlan SL. 2011. video observation of surface exploration in cyprids of Balanus amphitrite: the movements of antennular sensory setae Maruzzo D, Aldred N, Clare AS, Hoeg JT. Biofouling: the journal of bioadhesion and biofilm research, 27 :225-239 >DOI

Fyrner T, Lee H-H, Mangone A, Ekblad T, Pettitt ME, Callow ME, Callow JA, Conlan SL, Mutton R, Clare AS, Konradsson P, Liedberg B, Ederth T. 2011. Saccharide-functionalized alkanethiols for fouling-resistant self-assembled monolayers: synthesis, monolayer properties, and antifouling behavior. Langmuir, 27 :15034-15047 >DOI >Link

Ederth T, Ekblad T, Pettitt ME, Conlan SL, Du C-X, Callow ME, Callow JA, Mutton R, Clare AS, D'Souza F, Donnelly G, Bruin A, Willemsen PR, Su XJ, Wang S, Zhao Q, Hederos M, Konradsson P, Liedberg B. 2011. Resistance of galactoside-terminated alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers to marine fouling organisms. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 3 :3890-3901 >DOI >Link

Marabotti I, Morelli A, Orsini LM, Martinelli E, Galli G, Chiellini E, Lien EM, Pettitt ME, Callow ME, Callow JA, Conlan SL, Mutton RJ, Clare AS, Kocijan A, Donik C, Jenko M. 2009. Fluorinated/siloxane copolymer blends for fouling release: chemical characterisation and biological evaluation with algae and barnacles. Biofouling, 25 :481-493 >DOI >Link

Cao X, Pettit ME, Conlan SL, Wagner W, Ho AD, Clare AS, Callow JA, Callow ME, Grunze M, Rosenhahn A. 2009. Resistance of polysaccharide coatings to proteins, hematopoietic cells, and marine organisms. Biomacromolecules, 10 :907-915 >DOI >Link

Aldred N, Phang IY, Conlan SL, Clare AS, Vancso GJ. 2008. The effects of a serine protease, Alcalase, on the adhesives of barnacle cyprids (Balanus amphitrite). Biofouling, 24 :97-107 >DOI >Link

Beigbeder A, Degee P, Conlan SL, Mutton RJ, Clare AS, Pettitt ME, Callow ME, Callow JA, Dubois P. 2008. Preparation and characterisation of silicone-based coatings filled with carbon nanotubes and natural sepiolite and their application as marine fouling-release coatings. Biofouling, 24 :291-302 >DOI >Link

Conlan SL, Mutton RJ, Aldred N, Clare AS. 2008. Evaluation of a fully automated method to measure the critical removal stress of adult barnacles. Biofouling, 24 :471-481 >DOI >Link

Pope EC, Ali A, Conlan SL, Bowen ID, Clare AS, Rowley AF. 2008. Myrrh-derived terpenoids as inhibitors of marine biofouling Aquatic Biology, 4 :175-185 >DOI

Ekblad T, Bergström G, Ederth T, Conlan SL, Mutton R, Clare AS, Wang S, Liu Y, Zhao Q, D'Souza F, Donnelly GT, Willemsen PR, Pettitt ME, Callow ME, Callow JA, Liedberg B. 2008. Poly(ethylene glycol)-containing hydrogel surfaces for antifouling applications in marine and freshwater environments. Biomacromolecules, 9 :2775-2783 >DOI >Link

Pettitt ME, Henry SL, Callow ME, Callow JA, Clare AS. 2004. Activity of commercial enzymes on settlement and adhesion of cypris larvae of the barnacle Balanus amphitrite, spores of the green alga Ulva linza, and the diatom Navicula perminuta. Biofouling, 20 :299-311 >DOI >Link

Vogan CL, Maskrey BH, Taylor GW, Henry S, Pace-Asciak CR, Clare AS, Rowley AF. 2003. Hepoxilins and trioxilins in barnacles: An analysis of their potential roles in egg hatching and larval settlement Journal of Experimental Biology, 206 :3219-3226 >DOI

Engagement & Impact

Research Grants Awarded:

EU (The Ocean of Tomorrow 2013.3), iBASS (Innovative Blue Antifouling SolutionS), 24 Partners: DOMMRS, IMARE, SINTEF, AQUATT, DCU, SAMS, IWES, IFAM, University of Pisa, IFREMER, University of Porto, University of Portsmouth, NAUTIX, TEAL & Mackrill, Badinotti Slovakia, Scottish Power Renewables, Linkoeping University, Ruhr Universitaet Bochum, University of Sheffield, As2Con, Chelsea Technology Group, Hughes Safety Showers, Ocean Energy, Solinnen,, Grant value (£): €7,999,416.00, Duration of research project: 48 months

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy