07 MARCH 2019

Research and Postgraduate News

Sinead Morrin is a former PhD student based at Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark under the supervision of Dr Rita Hickey (Teagasc) and Dr Jane Irwin (UCD). Sinead successfully defended her Doctor of Philosophy (School of Veterinary Medicine) in January.

Sinead looked at the effect of a colostrum diet, from cows, on how it might condition the intestinal cell surface allowing health promoting bacteria to attach to the gut cells in greater numbers. Sinead investigated the genetic, proteomic and glycomic response of intestinal cells after colostrum exposure and also identified the bioactive components responsible. Sinead’s PhD studies highlight the potential of colostrum and milk components as functional ingredients that can potentially increase health promoting bacteria in individuals.

Sinead is now a postdoctoral researcher currently working at Teagasc Moorepark, Cork.

 Sinead Morrin Viva Celebrations

Viva Celebrations: (L-R) Dr Lindsay Hall (external examiner from Quadram Institute, UK), Dr Marguerite Clyne (internal examiner, UCD), Dr Sinead Morrin, Dr Rita Hickey (Primary supervisor, Teagasc).

Veterinary Ireland Journal (VIJ) 

This month article in the VIJ features Monica Augusto and Olympia Ioannidi exploration of markers of

iron deficiency in dogs. Read full article (pdf) Iron Deficiency VIJ March 2019 

DAFM call for research proposals 

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has opened its 2019 Competitive Call for Research Proposals. A broad range of themes are covered, including several with direct relevance to our School. Further information is available at https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/media/migration/research/2019/CallSpecification060319.pdf

Inaugural Graduate Research Student Symposium, 14th March 2019

Inaugural Graduate Research Student Symposium

Research Toolbox

WORKSHOP - Advanced Twitter for Discovering and Promoting Research

This workshop will help researchers discover research & keeping up to date using Twitter.

Dates: Wednesday, 13th March 2019 or Wednesday, 17th April 2019

Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Location: Information Skills Room in the Health Sciences Library (no. 29 on the campus map)

Please book your place here: https://ucd.libcal.com/event/3376489

All Library trainings and workshops are available at https://ucd.libcal.com/events 

Bernadeta Kieromin would welcome any feedback on the UCD Vet Med Research and Postgraduate E-zine. In addition, if you have any items that you would like to include in the e-zine please email bernadeta.kieromin@ucd.ie
If you have a research article that you would like to feature in the Veterinary Ireland Journal please contact John Mark O’Leary at john.oleary@ucd.ie