The Transition Year Class of 2019

15 Apr 2019
2019 Transition Year Class at the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC. Photo: Professor Tommie McCarthy.

Twenty six students from twenty four different Schools completed the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology Transition Year programme from the 8th-12th April.

The students conducted a range of experiments throughout the week and developed their team work and presentation skills. The students also attended lectures delivered by Dr Sinéad Kerins on disease detection and Dr Justin McCarthy on how genetic blueprints can be altered.

Dr Kerins would like to thank Noreen Casey, Jenny Duane, Orlagh Fennelly, Trish Fowler and Gavin Kinsley for supervising the students and making the programme such a worthwhile and enjoyable experience for them (link to student testimonials). Dr Kerins would also like to thank Pat Allen for his assistance in setting up the laboratory and Professor Tommie McCarthy for taking the pictures of the students.

The participants that completed the course were:

Eimear Brady
Coláiste Muire, Crosshaven, Co. Cork

Sara Buckley
Ballincollig Community School, Ballincollig, Cork

Arron Callanan
St. Aidan’s Community College, Dublin Hill, Cork

Jake Coffee
Bandon Grammar School, Bandon, Co. Cork

Rebecca Cotter
Glanmire Community College, Brooklodge, Co. Cork

Robert Dunne
Davis College, Summerhill, Mallow, Co. Cork

Cordelia Foody
Kinsale Community School, Ballinacubby, Kinsale, Co. Cork

Adam Gray
Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Wellington Road, Cork

Anna Hannigan
St. Brigid’s Secondary school, New Street, Monearmore, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Darragh Kelleher
Millstreet Community School, Coomlogane, Millstreet, Co. Cork

Cathal Kelly
De La Salle College, Churchtown, Dublin 14

Conor Lane
Coláiste An Chroí Naofa, Carrig na bhFear, Co. Cork

Grace Lyons
Sacred Heart Secondary School, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Clodagh Mahon
Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road, Cork

Aoife McCarthy
Coachford College, Glebe, Coachford, Co. Cork

Cian McCarthy
St. Andrew’s College, Booterstown Road, Booterstown, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

James McCarthy
Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Wellington Road, Cork

Aine McGrath
St. Mary’s High School, Midleton, Co. Cork

Mariah Meere
St. Angela’s College, St Patrick's Hill, Cork

Seoda Ni Chaoimh
Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, Meal Sior Anraí, Cathair Luimnigh, Luimneach

Natalia Nowak
Presentation Secondary Mitchelstown, Co. Cork

Lien O’Brien
Christ King Girls’ Secondary School, Half Moon Ln, South Douglas Rd, Cork.

Barry O’Donovan
Hamilton High School, Allen Square, Bandon, Co. Cork

Grainne O’Shea
Ballincollig Community School,  Ballincollig, Co. Cork

Kate O’Shea
Gaelcholáiste Choilm, Poulavone, Ballincollig, Co. Cork

Thomas Otway
Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Bishopstown, Cork

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Scoil na Bithcheimice agus na Cillbhitheolaíochta

University College Cork, Western Road, Cork.