Plant Science Research
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.
Barbara Doyle Prestwich
- 1.18 Butler Building, UCC Location Map
- 021 490 4559
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
UV-B as an ecologically relevant regulator of plant growth and development. Exploiting Lemna minor to monitor and remediate water quality
Prof. Peter Jones
- Butler Building, School of BEES Location Map
plant science, crop improvement, horticulture
Dr Eoin Lettice
- 1.17, Butler Building, UCC Location Map
- 021 490 4562
Plant-pest interactions and biological approaches to plant pest and disease management. Sustainable crop production including organic horticulture.
Dr Pádraig Whelan
- 1.15 Butler Building, UCC Location Map
- 021 490 4560
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
- Butler Building, UCC Location Map
- 021 490 4660
Head of Plant Science
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.