Plant Science research in BEES is well integrated within the overall research strategies of the School, SEFS and UCC, and takes advantage of an extensive network of collaborative interations. Key strengths include the study of plant responses to biotic and abiotic stress, molecular and environmental plant physiology, plant biotechnology, and plant ecology and sustainable landscape management.

This research is integrated into the BEES research themes of Sustainable Food and Energy, Biodiversity and Resource Management, and Environmental Health and Protection.

We welcome applications from students to carry out postgraduate research at MSc, MRes or PhD level. Please contact a relevant staff member for more information.

Plant Science Academic Staff Members:

Barbara Doyle Prestwich

Name:

Barbara Doyle Prestwich

Contact Details:

Location:

1.18 Butler Building, UCC

Position:

Lecturer

Research Area:

Sustainable crop production & improvement with a focus on the role of soil microbiota.Development and refinement of biotechnological tools for genetic crop improvement

Prof. Marcel Jansen

Name:

Prof. Marcel Jansen

Contact Details:

Location:

Enterprise Centre, UCC

Position:

Professor

Research Area:

UV-B as an ecologically relevant regulator of plant growth and development. Exploiting Lemna minor to monitor and remediate water quality

Prof. Peter Jones

Name:

Prof. Peter Jones

Contact Details:

Location:

Butler Building, School of BEES

Position:

Emeritus Professor

Research Area:

plant science, crop improvement, horticulture

Dr Eoin Lettice

Name:

Dr Eoin Lettice

Contact Details:

Location:

1.17, Butler Building, UCC

Position:

Lecturer

Research Area:

Plant-pest interactions and biological approaches to plant pest and disease management. Sustainable crop production including organic horticulture.

Dr Pádraig Whelan

Name:

Dr Pádraig Whelan

Contact Details:

Location:

1.15 Butler Building, UCC

Position:

Lecturer

Research Area:

Enhancing sustainability managed systems by incorporating native plants and provision of habitats for native species. Protected areas management. Invasive alien species. Honey bee biology/ecology

Prof. Astrid Wingler

Name:

Prof. Astrid Wingler

Contact Details:

Location:

Butler Building, UCC

Position:

Head of Plant Science

Research Area:

Sugar signalling in plant development and in the perception of environmental signals. Exploiting Natural genetic variation to understand mechanisms that regulate plant growth and senescence.

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