Project Title: Development of multi-residue methodology for analysing drug residues in food using LC-MS/MS
Overview: Gemma is a PhD researcher, carrying out her work in residue analysis at Teagasc Food Research Centre, in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast. She graduated with a B.A. in Biochemistry from Trinity College Dublin, in 2017. After carrying out research involving HPLC as part of her undergraduate dissertation, Gemma developed a keen interest in analytical chemistry. Upon completion of her primary degree, she began her PhD project in October 2017, which forms part of the EU-China-Safe initiative. Gemma’s research focuses on LC-MS/MS method development for the detection of banned antibiotic residues in food of animal origin; in particular, the analysis of nitrofuran and anticoccidial residues in meat.
Programme Area: Food Safety
Supervisors: Dr. Martin Danaher and Prof. Chris Elliot
Location: Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15
Funding Source: Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme