Sinead Morrin, a fourth year PhD student based at Teagasc's Food Research Centre in Moorepark in Fermoy, picked up a number of awards at the Teagasc Walsh Fellowship Seminar in Dublin last Thursday.

A native of Kildare, Sinead won Best Oral Presentation and the RDS medal at the seminar, along with Best Food Research Presentation, and the Institute of Food Science and Technology Ireland (IFSTI) medal with her presentation, ‘Milkybiotics: influencing the intestinal surface to increase colonisation of health-promoting bacteria’.

With an increasing interest in the area of research undertaken by Sinead, with a patent recently being filed on her work, she is funded by the Teagasc Walsh fellowship scheme, working under the supervision of Dr. Rita Hickey (Teagasc) and Dr. Jane Irwin (UCD).

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