22 NOVEMBER 2018

Research and Postgraduate News

Nagwa Elghryani is from Libya, North Africa and currently an international student at UCD, Ireland. I have a BSc and MSc from Benghazi University, where I worked as a Biology teacher in a secondary school for nine years and as an Assistant Lecturer in the Zoology Department for four years.

In October 2018, I successfully defended my Doctor of Philosophy (Health and Agricultural Sciences) at UCD under Theo de Waal, my primary supervisor. The title of my thesis is “The Prevalence and Anthelmintic Sensitivity of Gastrointestinal Nematodes of Horses in Ireland”. There is limited information on the prevalence of these parasites in Irish equines. The prevalence and diversity of nematodes in Irish equine populations was investigated using faecal egg counts (FECs) and coproculture. The efficacies of the commonly used anthelmintic drugs were also investigated using in vivo (FECRT, ERP) and in vitro (LMIA, LDA). We were able to define and identify the species composition of cyathostomes in horses and donkeys on Irish farms.

 nagwa elghryani photo with donkeys

New book release

Stephen Gordon is a co-editor in the book ‘Bovine tuberculosis’ which was recently published by CABI (https://www.cabi.org/bookshop/book/9781786391520).The book provides a comprehensive overview both on the disease (bovine tuberculosis) and the causative organism (Mycobacterium bovis). Congratulations to Steve!

For further information on the experience of book publication, please see Steve; alternatively, further information (specific to CABI) is available at https://www.cabi.org/publishing-products/information-for-authors/

Overhead Investment Plan (OIP) Research Proposal call is now open for applications!

For School staff, there are two opportunities each year for internal funding to support research, including the UCD-wide Seed Funding Scheme and the School-level OIP research funding. Here, we provide details of the OIP Research Proposal call.

The OIP Research funding is focused on helping staff to develop research programmes and establish or strengthen collaborations within and beyond the school. The attached Research Funding Policy provides information on procedures for applying for research funding.

Please submit the application form (attached) to assocdeanrii.vetmedicine@ucd.ie by Friday 11th January 2019.


UCD - Seed Funding Scheme 2019

At UCD, there are two main internal sources of funding to support research within our School, including:

  • the School-level OIP projects, and
  • the University-level Seed Funding Scheme.
  • The call for both schemes is now open.

Further information about the University Seed Funding Scheme for 2019 is available at https://intranet.ucd.ie/research/internalfunding/seedfunding/index.html, noting the proposal deadline of 7 December 2018.

Postgraduate Education Committee Alerts

Code of Practice for Supervisors and Research Degree Students provides useful information about the roles and responsibilities of supervisors and research degree students.
The document is attached and it is also available in the PGEC folder on Google Drive (under Regulations, guidelines and general information).

Research Toolbox

Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) resources

Further to a recent meeting with Alexandra Lainsbury from CABI, these resources are each available to UCD staff and students:
CAB Abstracts, giving researchers access to life sciences literature from around the world. https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/search
VetMed Resource: a comprehensive tool providing access to over 2 million relevant records from the CAB Abstracts database. https://www.cabi.org/vetmedresource
Global Health, providing researchers, students and practitioners with access to relevant international public health research and practice. https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/search