UCC-Teagasc Strategic Alliance

Award success for UCC and Teagasc

17 Jul 2017
Left; Professor Paul Ross, Head of College of Science, Engineering & Food Science, University College Cork, receiving the 2017 American Dairy Science Association Distinguished Long Service Award / Right; Dr Declan J. Troy, Assistant Director of Research, Teagasc receiving the 2017 American Meat Science Association International Lectureship Award

There was award success for UCC and Teagasc last June with two longstanding champions receiving awards from their respective disciplines.

Dr Declan Troy was honored at the AMSA 70th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) on Monday, June 19, 2017 during the Food Security – A Meat Science Story Concurrent Session in College Station, Texas. Declan J. Troy is the Assistant Director of Research for Teagasc – the Irish Agriculture and Development Authority, and is also Director of Technology and Knowledge Transfer for the Teagasc Food Programme. Declan has fostered highly successful international collaborations and exchange of knowledge in food science by leading trans-national research programs worth more than €50 million that supported 125 Ph.D. students globally in different laboratories at collaborating institutions. Recently, he coordinated a €8.1 million proposal to develop and industryled Meat Technology Centre funded by the Irish meat industry and the Irish state agency Enterprise Ireland. He is currently a member of the UNECE Working Group on Meat Quality. He served as Chairman of the World Congress of Food Science and Technology 2016 in Dublin in his capacity as President of the Institute of Food Science and Technology of Ireland. He will also chair the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology to be held in Ireland in August 2017.

And just a week later, the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) presented Prof Paul Ross with his award, during the ADSA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The ADSA Distinguished Service Award was created to recognize unusually outstanding and consistent contributions to the welfare of the dairy industry, either directly or indirectly. Prof Paul Ross holds a PhD in microbiology (University College Cork, 1989) and a DSc (2009) in recognition of published work. Since the early 1990s, Ross has held various research and senior management positions at Teagasc and University College Cork, where he is now head of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. Ross has devoted his career to the science of food microbiology and has a global reputation in biopreservation and food culture genetics. He is a member of The Royal Irish Academy and a fellow of the American Academy for Microbiology and has previously received the William Haines Award and the International Dairy Federation Elie Metchnikoff Award.

Congratulations to both worthy winners!


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