Research Seminar Series‌

Commencing on 27th September 2017, the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science is delighted to announce the Research Seminar Series for 2017/18. Open to all, the Research Seminar Series comprises ten seminars which will take place between September 2017 and April 2018. Consisting of both UCD and external presenters, the seminars are designed to foster a culture of awareness, discussion, and curiosity among attendees on the latest developments across the major research themes underpinning the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science.

Research Seminar Timetable

The first Seminar entitled ‘Ancient Genomics and the Origins of Farming’ by Professor Dan Bradley, Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, will commence on Wednesday, 27th September 2017 at 1pm in G08, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre.

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Register to attend

Attendance at the Research Seminar Series is free and is open to the general public. Pre-registration is required for individuals who are not a UCD staff member or current student. A short online registration form is available HERE. Additional information on the Seminar Series is available by contacting Catherine Byrne, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science. Tel: 01 716 7192 or Email:

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Register to the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science Research Seminar Series (Module Code: FDSC 40640)

The UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science Research Seminar Series module aims to advance each student’s ability to assess critically scientific research, results and interpretations, and to enhance each student’s ability to summarise latest research findings.

FDSC40640 AFS Seminar Series B (2.5 ECTS credits) and FDSC40490 AFS Seminar Series A (2.5 ECTS credits) run on alternate years, providing an opportunity for students to earn a total of 5 ECTS credits in two years. Research students who successfully completed FDSC40490 AFS Seminar Series A previously can register for FDSC40640 AFS Seminar Series B in 2017/18 if they have not previously taken this module.

To register to the module, please complete the Research Seminar Series 2017-18 Module Registration Form‌ and return to Karen Holland, UCD Agriculture & Food Science Programme Office, Room G10, Agriculture & Food Science Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4. The module registration form should be submitted no later than Monday 18th September 2017.

Research students who register to the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science Research Seminar Series B module (FDSC 40640) and fulfil the requirements set out below will receive 2.5 ECTS credits:

1) Attend a minimum of seven research seminars;
2) Participate in a minimum of seven post seminar forums, which will take place following each presentation;
3) Submit a minimum of seven short abstracts following each seminar forum.

Students unable to complete the credit requirements of the module may register to the module as Audit Only. Auditing a module means there will be no assessment component or credits awarded on completion, the module will however appear on the student’s final academic transcript.

Seminar Series Playback

View a selection of recent seminars below or visit our Youtube channel for more.



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Research Seminar Series Schedule

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