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Microbiology Society annual conference in Edinburgh

12 Apr
Pictured L-R: Alex Cusack & Liam Meighan, third year BSc Microbiology students, UCC, Prof Neil Gow (Microbiology Society President), two Transition year students from Colaiste an Phiarsaigh Glanmire also engaged with the project, Niamh Lynch & Sam Walsh, third year BSc Microbiology students, UCC.

UCC undergraduate students from the School of Microbiology presented their research at the 2017 Microbiology Society annual conference in Edinburgh (https://www.microbiologysociety.org/event/annual-conference/annual-conference-2017.html).

The students travelled to Edinburgh as representatives of the 2017 third year undergraduate microbiology class who were engaged in the Microbiology Society’s Antibiotics Unearthed education-outreach project (https://www.microbiologysociety.org/education-outreach/antibiotics-unearthed.html). The Antibiotics Unearthed project promotes student engagement with the emerging crisis of antibiotic resistance through active research targeting the recovery of antibiotic producing microorganisms from soils, (a rich source of microbial diversity). UCC is the only Irish university to engage with the Antibiotics Unearthed project, which the School of Microbiology has fully integrated into a 10 credit, research-engaged, undergraduate module.

School of Microbiology

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

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