Dr Eileen Ryan, APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre, University College Cork, who has been awarded a prestigious EU Marie Curie Fellowship. (Photo: Tomas Tyner, UCC)

A Mitchelstown resident has been granted EU funding as part of a massive scientific study that could potentially uncover life saving breakthroughs. 

Dr Eileen Ryan, who is originally from Cappamore, Co Limerick but now lives in Mitchelstown with her husband Sean O’Callaghan, works in University College Cork as a scientist and has been awarded the prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MCSA) postdoctoral fellowships this year.

She is one of only four new fellowships awarded to the university. 

Dr Ryan will develop her research on oxylipins, key chemical signals between bacteria and humans which are derived from fatty acids. Her research will contribute towards a molecular understanding of how microbe–host interactions influence human health.

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