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Research Projects

Current Projects

MASTER: Microbiome Applications for Sustainable food systems through Technologies and EnteRprise

The MASTER project aims to use high throughput sequencing to map microbiomes across a range of food and non-food environments. The project will improve the quantity, quality and safety of food, by developing microbiome-based products, services and processes. Read more about MASTER.

MiMIC: Missing Microbes in Infants born by C-section

The MiMIC study aims to identify the gut bacteria that are missing or depleted in infants born by Caesarean section or who have been exposed to antibiotics, with the aim of developing microbiome-based solutions to benefit infant health and development. Read more about the MiMIC Study.

Irish Coronavirus Sequencing Consortium

The Irish Coronavirus Sequencing Consortium is a collaborative effort between Teagasc and a number of other research institutions in Ireland to sequence the genetic information of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This will allow us to track the spread of the virus and any changes in its genetic sequence which may affect the disease or treatment. Read more about the consortium here.

Academic Partnerships

In addition to core activities of Food Biosciences, it is also an academic partner in large national programmes such as APC Microbiome Ireland, VistaMilk and Food for Health Ireland.

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