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22 JANUARY 2019

Research and Postgraduate News

Aine Collins with Dean Micheal Doherty

Áine Collins has completed her PhD entitled “Schmallenberg virus in Irish dairy herds: Epidemiological, Virological and Entomological studies”. Áine successfully defended her thesis and graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine in early December. Professor Michael Doherty (UCD), Dr John Mee (Teagasc) and Damien Barrett (Dept.   of Agriculture, Food and the Marine) supervised Áine’s thesis while she was based at Teagasc Moorepark, Co. Cork. I thoroughly enjoyed working in research and completing my PhD on this novel emerging virus. The highlight has been collaborating with international researchers in Poland (National Virology Research Institute), the UK (The Pirbright Institute) and Australia (Elizabeth McArthur Agriculture Institute); I was fortunate to study at these institutes for a period of time and learn from international experts in epidemiology, virology and entomology.

Áine currently works as a veterinary inspector with the Dept. of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. In my future career, I hope to further develop the knowledge and skills gained during my PhD and continue research work on animal health, animal welfare and veterinary public health (One Health).

Research Toolbox

Research Supervisor Support and Development Programme (RSSDP) 2019
Research Supervisor Support and Development Programme (RSSDP) targets new, inexperienced research supervisors and more experienced staff who would like to refresh their knowledge on aspects of research supervisory practice.
RSSDP will commence on 15th February 2019 and the full programme of workshops and visiting experts sessions can be found in the attached pdf document. To register for participation in any of the workshops highlighted, please go to the following link on the UCD Booking Centre at your earliest convenience, as places are limited (UCD login required).

Funding opportunities
For a list of recently advertised funding opportunities, please follow this link.