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Brazilian Education and Research Agency Visits UCC

15 Dec 2014
Pictured at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork (from left) Prof David Sheehan (UCC Biochemistry), Dr John Morrissey (UCC Microbiology), Prof Martyn Pemble (Tyndall and UCC Chemistry), Dr Paulo Beirão (CNPq), Dr Kieran Drain (Tyndall CEO), Mary Dunne (HEA), Mariana Reis (HEA), Gerry O'Sullivan (HEA) and Prof Peter Kennedy (UCC Electrical Engineering)

Dr Paulo Sérgio Lacerda Beirão, Director of International Co-operation, CNPq – National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Brazil was in UCC this week. 


During his visit to Ireland, Dr Beirão met with a number of agencies and higher education institutions who are actively engaged in teaching and research partnerships with Brazil.

Created in 1951 to stimulate scientific and technological development, CNPq acts as a funding agency of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.  The Agency has a budget of over €800m and employees 1300 people.  CNPq funds a range of PhD, Masters and Post-Doctoral scholarships as well as research groups.

Dr John Morrissey, School of Microbiology met with Dr Beirão during his visit to UCC. Dr Morrissey is a member of the SFI funded Research Brazil Ireland network. The School of Microbiology is actively engaged in research collaborations with a number of research institutions in Brazil.

School of Microbiology

Scoil na Micribhitheolaíochta

Microbiology Office, Room FSB452, 4th Floor Food Science & Technology Building, University College Cork, Cork T12 Y337