The Michael Grimes Laboratory, Saotharlann Michael Grimes
The official naming ceremony of the Michael Grimes Laboratory, Saotharlann Michael Grimes, was held in the School of Microbiology on 13 April 2018.
Professor Michael Grimes was the first microbiologist to be employed by UCC. He became Professor of Dairy Bacteriology in 1940 thus creating the Department of Dairy Bacteriology (the forerunner of the School of Microbiology). Professor Grimes made a very significant contribution to the development of Microbiology as a discipline in UCC, both as a teacher and researcher. He was a major promoter of pasteurisation of liquid milk and he was very influential in having pasteurisation adopted for the treatment of milk in Ireland.
Guests attending the unveiling ceremony included School of Microbiology retired and current staff, members of the Grimes, O'Cearbhaill, Walsh and Callanan families, Prof Paul Ross, Head of College of SEFS, Cal Healy, UCC Development & Alumni Office and Prof Pat Fox author of ‘Faculty of Food Science and Technology University College Cork: A History’