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Emer O’Neill

Emer is currently completing an MSc in the Bioscience Research Institute at the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). She has graduated with a distinction in BSc. Forensic Toxicology and a first class honours in BSc. (Hons) Toxicology from Athlone Institute of Technology in 2017.

She has always had a keen interest in environmental science, particularly freshwater aquatic environments, and has developed a passion for aquaculture. Emer’s research has included an ecotoxicological evaluation of the use of pUV on the aquaculture therapeutic agent Chloramine-T and an ecotoxicological assessment of the effects of silver nitrate and silver nanoparticles on Daphnia magna.

Emer is currently focusing on applying her ecotoxicology expertise to develop an ecotoxicological toolbox for assessing freshwater aquaculture effluent.