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Two Institute Researchers Awarded Fullbright Scholarships



Congratulations to Institute Member and Principal Investigator Prof Kevin McDonnell who was awarded a Fullbright Scholarship to work with the Ohio State University eFields team on digital data collection and analysis. Prof McDonnell will use this work in conjunction with his own platforms to develop robust protocols for digital agricultural data collection, analysis and use in Ireland. 

Prof McDonnell's area of expertise is in the area of Agricultural Systems Technology addressing the sustainable use of bio-resources with a global perspective. His Precision Agricultural research area is enabling the development of a digital agricultural platform, which will be a key technology for Irish agriculture in the development of profitable sustainable farming practices.



Congratulations also to Institute PhD student, Kate Bermingham who received the Fulbright-Teagasc Award. Kate will visit the USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Centre, Davis California where she will perform novel lipid profiling techniques to determine the impact of genetic and environmental factors on variation in human metabolomic profiles. Kate is currently investigating longitudinal variation in dietary, anthropometric and metabolic phenotypes using a classic twin design as part of her PhD research.