Research Seminar Series‌

Commencing on 14th November 2018, the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science is delighted to announce the Research Seminar Series for 2018/19. Open to all, the Research Seminar Series comprises ten seminars which will take place between September 2018 and April 2019. 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 "Rural Community Resilience" will be given by Professor Professor Sarah Skerratt, Head of Land Economy, Environment & Society Research Group and Director of SRUC’s Rural Policy Centre, SRUC, Edinburgh, and will commence on Wednesday, 14th November 2018 at 1pm in G08, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre. All seminars are open to the public and take place in room G-08, Agriculture & Food Science Centre, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, from 1-2pm. Attendance is free, but registration is necessary. See below for the 2018-19 schedule.

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14.11.18

A seminar entitled "Rural Community Resilience" will be given by Professor Sarah Skerratt, Head of Land Economy, Environment & Society Research Group and Director of SRUC’s Rural Policy Centre, SRUC, Edinburgh.

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 28.11.18 A seminar entitled "Critical interfaces in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum" will be given by Professor Sacha Mooney, Professor in Soil Physics & Head of Division of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of Nottingham.

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 05.12.18 A seminar entitled "Animal reproduction: curiosities and conservation" will be given by Professor Thomas Hildebrandt, Head of Department Reproduction Management, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife.

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 12.12.18 A seminar entitled "Dairy foods, red meat and processed meat in the diet: implications for health at key life stages’" will be given by Professor Ian Givens, Professor of Food Chain nutrition. Director, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH), School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading.

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23.01.19 A seminar entitled "Maternal inheritance – a tale of two genomes" will be given by Professor Mary Herbert, Professor of Reproductive Biology, Newcastle University.

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 13.02.19 A seminar entitled "Brexit Impacts on Irish Agri-Food Sectors and Households" will be given by Dr Ole Boysen, Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics, School of Agriculture & Food Science, University College Dublin.

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 27.02.19 A seminar entitled "Exploring root growth in soils to improve food security" will be given by Dr Saoirse Tracy, Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture & Food Science, University College Dublin.

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 27.03.19 A seminar entitled "Oral sensation and Eating Behaviour" will be given by Professor John Hayes, Associate Professor of Food Science, and Director, Sensory Evaluation Center, The Pennsylvania State University.

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10.04.19 

A seminar entitled "Tweaking foods to enhance health – insights in relation to what works" will be given by Professor Helen Roche, Professor of nutrigenomics, Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical research, University College Dublin.

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24.04.19

A seminar entitled "Big data in Animal and Plant Breeding" will be given by Professor John Hickey, Chair of animal breeding, The Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh.

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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 Giuliana Rocca, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science. Tel: 01 716 7771 or Email: giuliana.rocca@ucd.ie

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Register to the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science Research Seminar Series (Module Code: FDSC 40490)

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.

FDSC40490 AFS Seminar Series A (2.5 ECTS credits) and FDSC40640 AFS Seminar Series B (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 FDSC40640 AFS Seminar Series B previously can register for FDSC40490 AFS Seminar Series A in 2018/19 if they have not previously taken this module.

To register to the module, please complete the Research Seminar Series 2018-19 Module Registration Form and return to Catherine Byrne, 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 1st October 2018.

Research students who register to the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science Research Seminar Series A module (FDSC 40490) 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.

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