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Summer Vacation Studentships for Third Year Students Summer 2019

10 Jun 2019
Colm Doyle, Kornelia Dembicka, John Fehily, Niamh Casey, Ian O'Shea, Aisha Suleiman, Alsling Bukulin, Natasha Steidel, Sarah-Kate O'Connor, Amy Gillick.

Over the Summer of 2019 Biochemistry, Biomedical Science and Genetics students secured an array of competitive scholarships enabling them to conduct independent research projects and gain significant laboratory experience.

Funding was secured from:

…and the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology.

The recipients were:

Amgen Scholars Programme

  • Céilí Cowan (Biochemistry), Supervisor: Professor Stephen O' Rahilly, University of Cambridge
  • Ellen Olden, (Biochemistry), Supervisor: Dr Darerca Owen, University of Cambridge

APC Summer Student Bursaries

  • Aisling Bukulin (Biochemistry), Supervisor: Prof Catherine Stanton, Teagasc, Moorepark           
  • Colm Doyle (Biochemistry), Supervisors: Dr Silvia Melgar Villeda and Dr Dave Clarke, APC Microbiome Institute, UCC
  • Sarah-Kate O Connor (Biochemistry), Supervisor: Dr Susan Joyce, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Aoife O Dwyer (Biochemistry) Supervisor: Dr Christophe Penno APC Microbiome Institute, UCC           
  • Natasha Steidel (Biochemistry), Supervisor: Dr María Esteban-Torres, APC Microbiome Ireland, UCC                   
  • Julie Twomey (Biomedical Science), Supervisor: Des Fields, APC Microbiome Institute, UCC    

Biochemical Society Summer Vacation Studentship

  • John Fehilly (Genetics), Supervisor: Dr Kellie Dean, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Biomedical Summer Studentship - Irish Research Council

  • William O’Dwyer (Biochemistry), Supervisor: Dr. Sharon McKenna, Cork Cancer Research Centre, UCC.

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology Summer Vacation Studentships

  • Ian O’Shea (Biochemistry), Supervisor: Dr Eoin Fleming, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Amy Gillick (Biochemistry), Supervisor: Dr Ken Nally, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Alice Kenrick (Biochemistry), Supervisor: Dr Paul Young, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

SEFS Summer Research Bursaries

  • Niamh Casey (Biochemistry), Supervisor: Dr Eoin Fleming, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Aisha Suleiman (Biochemistry), Supervisor: Dr Ken Nally, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Kornelia Dembicka (Biomedical Science), Supervisor: Dr Paul Young, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Dr Sinéad Kerins and the outreach team raised and provided consumable funding support for the research projects conducted in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology.  

Dr Susan Joyce sponsored and organised lunch in BSI on the 7th June 2019 for the recipients.  Staff also in attendance were Dr Kellie Dean, Dr Eoin Fleming, Ms Mary Heapes, Dr Sinéad Kerins, Dr Ken Nally and Dr Paul Young. The students were officially welcomed and congratulated on their success in securing a Summer bursary. In advance of lunch there was a photo shoot organised by Ms Mary Heapes and Dr Joyce and Dr Kerins would like to thank Mary for the fabulous pictures.

Dr Joyce also organised for all the students to attend APC organised student activities, including focused seminars, training workshops and outreach. This hugely added to the student experience and enhanced their skill sets.

Students also had the option of completing pre-placement training in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, which was run by Dr Sinéad Kerins, Noreen Casey and Jenny Duane.

The staff in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology are delighted in the level of interest from students in conducting research and appreciate the competitiveness of the students.

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