Department Welcomes Summer Students 2012
The Microbiology Department is hosting nine undergraduate students who are undertaking research work during the summer period as part of its Undergraduate Research Experience in Microbiology (UREM) Programme.
These students are being supported by a variety of summer scholarship schemes which provide undergraduate students considering a research career with practical experience in a research laboratory. Students become familiar with research processes, techniques and methodologies by conducting a small research project. The UREM Programme, funded by various sources including HRB, SGM, BSPP, Microbiology, APC and SEFS, also provides students with an opportunity to work with well-established investigators, in high quality research environments and introduces them to research that is relevant to their studies and of benefit in relation to their degree.
The Microbiology Department is pleased to encourage the training of these young scientists through its UREM programme and wishes all the students and staff a productive summer.
Jennifer O’Leary, Biomedical Science 3rd Year, Molecular characterisation of bile salt hydrolase: an enzyme from the gut, SEFS Summer Bursary
Niamh Horan, Biochemistry 3rd Year, Evaluation of the antiviral activity of Prometics cream, Microbiology Department Bursary
Niall O'Mara, Graduate Medicine 1st year, Quantification of pathogen promoting metabolites in human and murine intestinal samples, HRB Summer Student Scholarship Scheme
Kieran James, Microbiology 3rd year, Metabolism of Plant-Derived Raffinose-Containing Oligosaccharides by B. breve UCC2003, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, UCC Bursary
Noreen Lanigan, Microbiology 3rd year, Molecular analysis of Symbiosis in Photorhabdus, SGM Vacation Studentship
Stephen Murphy, Microbiology 3rd year, Identification of fungal germination enhancers, Microbiology Department Bursary
Jessica Lynagh, 2nd Science, Do non-host plants harbour pathogenic Xanthomonas species as symptomless endophytes?, BSPP Undergraduate Vacation Bursary
Laura Coughlan, Genetics 3rd Year, A screen of novel natural products and marine compounds for anti-cancer activity, Microbiology Department Bursary
Sinead Murphy, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, CIT 4th year, Identify and characterise yeast species present in feed samples and marine sponges, Microbiology Department Bursary