News & Events
Congratulations to Dr Joseph Sweeney who has received the 2023 NovaUCD Invention of the Year Award
Dr Joseph Sweeney, a research fellow in our School, has received the 2023 NovaUCD Invention of the Year Award for his patented Disruptive Biosensors with Industrial Bioprocessing Applications invention. Dr Sweeney was presented with the award by Prof Mark Rogers, Acting UCD President, at yesterday’s ceremony at the UCD University Club.
Launch of WATSON Project at UCD
WATSON is a new €11 million Horizon Europe project which aims to develop a set of tools and systems that can detect and prevent fraudulent practices across the food supply chain. It will increase transparency through improved track-and-trace mechanisms
University College Dublin Spin-out Secures €1 million in Seed Funding
Proveye, a UCD spin-out company established by School Faculty Prof Nick Holden and Dr Jerome O’Connell, and a leader in remote sensing image analysis for agriculture, has closed a €1 million seed funding round to advance the company’s growth strategy.
New Approaches to Plasma Therapy may Improve Medical Implant Outcomes
The race is on to find new and effective ways of treating antimicrobial resistant pathogens, which represent a major threat to the health of patients undergoing surgery for medical implants. Bacterial infection is one of the most common problems associated with such surgery, compounded by the absence of new antibiotics to take up the battle. But a tripartite team involving researchers at UCD and QUB and at Jefferson University in Philadelphia are pioneering new approaches.
Shining the Food Safety Spotlight on Viral Contamination in Food
Food safety is vitally important to the wellbeing of a community and setting standards to prevent the spread of microbial contamination is an important role for regulators. But regulators across the world have found it far more difficult to set standards for viral than for bacterial contamination. At a biological level, the main difference between the two is that while bacteria are free-living cells that can live inside or outside a body, viruses are a non-living collection of molecules that need a host to survive.
Prov-Eye wins the Ornua Most Innovative AgTech Start-up 2022 award in AgTechUCD’s inaugural Accelerator Programme
The UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering spin-out company Prov-Eye has won the Ornua Most Innovative AgTech Start-up 2022 category and €10,000 prize.
SBFE PhD student Alejandro Vergara wins 2021 EI Young Innovator Award
SBFE PhD student Alejandro Vergara has won the Young Innovator prize at this year's Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards.
Alejandro is the founder of Carbon Harvesters, an agtech start-up that monitors farms' emissions on a weekly basic with the aim of promoting economic climate mitigation strategies, such as monetising verified emissions reductions through the carbon offsets market.
UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering Professor Named Highly Cited Researcher for 7th Consecutive Year
Professor Da-Wen Sun has been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate for 2021. This is the 7th consecutive year that Professor Sun is ranked among the world’s most influential researchers.