2014 Art Champlin Gold Medal Award winner is Fergus Collins, BSc Biochemistry graduate
The Professor Art Champlin Gold medal award for academic excellence in Biochemistry, was presented to Fergus Collins on October 28th by Professor David Sheehan of this School.2014 Art Champlin Gold Medal Award. Dr Sinead Kerins, Professor Paul Ross, Junior Minister Sean Sherlock, Fergus Collins (Gold Medal winner), Professor David Sheehan, UCC President Mr Michael Murphy and Fergus’ parents, Patrick and Jane Collins. Photo credit: Mary Heapes, School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology.
Fergus graduated as the top student with a first class honours degree in Biochemistry and has commenced a PhD at Teagasc, Moorepark under the supervision of Professor Paul Ross, Head of SEFS.
Fergus has been an outstanding student and is also the recipient of the Eil Lilly undergraduate award for academic excellence in Biochemistry in 2013 and 2014. In 2013, Fergus was also awarded a UCC Academic Scholarship and a Health Research Board Summer fellowship, which enabled Fergus to conduct research with Dr Ken Nally, School of Biochemistry, analysing the expression and function of the Type 1 Interferon pathway in irritable bowel syndrome.Mr Fergus Collins, 2014 Art Champlin Gold Medal winner, pictured here with Professor David Sheehan, Head of School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Photo credit: Mary Heapes, School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology.