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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 […]

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Dr. Owen Donohue

Dr. Owen Donohoe is an early-stage researcher, formerly of the Marine Institute’s Fish Health Unit, where he spent with 4 years working in nationwide fish disease surveillance and testing. He subsequently spent 2 years in the animal vaccine industry contributing to routine testing and process validation associated with the introduction of new viral and mycoplasma […]

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Dr. Sean Mulligan

Dr Sean Mulligan is a principal investigator and post-doctoral research associate at NUI Galway managing a number of hydraulics projects in the spheres of aeration technology design, hydraulic structures and wastewater treatment. Sean undertook his PhD at IT Sligo where he held an Irish Research Council (IRC) Embark Scholarship (completed in 2015). His PhD research […]

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Conor Behan

Conor is a an NUI Galway graduate. In 2014 he completed his primary degree (BSc in Zoology). He has been working in aquaculture since 2014, mainly with Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in traditional flow through systems and Perch (Perca fluviatilis) in recirculating aquaculture systems. He is currently hatchery manager with Keywater Fisheries Ltd. (Perch farm) […]

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Sarah Naughton

Sarah has graduated with the BSc in Biomedical Science (The Institute of Technology, Sligo), and with a First Class Honours in both the BSc in Forensic Toxicology and the BSc (Hons) in Human and Animal Toxicology, from Athlone Institute of Technology. She has always had a keen interest in food safety and health, and the […]

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Dr. Siobhán Kavanagh

Dr Siobhán Kavanagh is a molecular biologist with a BSc (Hons) in Marine science and Ph.D in microbiology from NUI, Galway. She is an assistant lecturer with the Faculty of Science and Health, Athlone Institute of Technology, in the areas of gene technology and environmental microbiology. She has worked as a Postdoctoral researcher on the […]

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Dr. Andy Fogarty

Dr. Andy Fogarty lectures Ecotoxicology and Microbiology in the Department of Life and Physical Science, Athlone Institute of Technology. He is a current and a founder council member of the Environmental Science Association of Ireland and was co-convener of Environ in 2017. He is a senior researcher in the Biosciences Research Institute, AIT. He is […]

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Dr. Alexandre Tahar

Dr. Tahar has researched in the field of water engineering and environment since 2007 and has developed expertise in water treatment processes (e.g. membrane bioreactor, nitrifying/denitrifying activated sludge, surface-flow constructed wetlands, subsurface-flow constructed wetlands, Ultra Violet light processes). He graduated with a Ph.D in the field of micropollutant treatment by various wastewater treatment processes. This […]

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Prof. Neil Rowan

 Professor Neil Rowan is Director of Bioscience Research Institute and also holds Adjunct Professorship to School of Medicine at NUI Galway in disinfection, sterilization and biosecurity. He is lead PI from AIT on the EcoAqua project. He has expertise in microbiology, parasitology and toxicology that is framed upon developing innovations in diagnostics and disease mitigation. […]

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Ronan Cooney

Ronan is a graduate of the BSc in Marine Science (Hons) from NUI Galway. Following the completion of his degree he has worked on projects with Inland Fisheries Ireland. Namely the Environmental River Enhancement Programme, focusing on the enhancement of drained salmonid rivers, the National River Sampling Programme, monitoring of Waterframework Directive sites, and the […]

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