Teagasc head of food named research professor at UCC centre

Teagasc’s head of food research, Paul Ross, has been named as research professor in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre in UCC.

Prof Ross will continue in his position with Teagasc. This is the first such appointment in UCC to follow the Alliance in Food Research established between UCC and Teagasc in 2010.

Prof Ross has made a significant contribution to the success of the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, where he engages in research, postgraduate supervision, and other academic activities.

UCC president Michael Murphy said: “The appointment of Paul Ross as research professor strengthens our research links with one of our key partners, Teagasc, and enhances our research capability in the important area of food research.”

Prof Ross has over 300 peer reviewed publications. The National University of Ireland awarded him a DSc in 2009. He was a joint recipient of the prestigious Elie Metchknoff Award in 2010, and he was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy in May 2010.

Much of Prof Ross’s research in Teagasc is in collaboration with UCC, particularly with the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre.

Prof Gerry Boyle, the director of Teagasc, said: “Paul’s research works are outstanding and he has been recognised both nationally and internationally for the quality of his contributions.”


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