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Teagasc students win awards at Irish Mass Spectrometry Society Conference


Two Teagasc Walsh Scholars won awards at the Irish Mass Spectrometry Society Conference, which was held as a virtual event on 11-12th May. Both students are members of Professor Kieran Kilcawley’s research group in the Food Quality and Sensory Science Department at Teagasc Moorepark.

Holly Clarke won first prize for her poster:

 HiSorb Centri-GCMS/Olfactometry analysis of aroma compounds in raw bovine milk

while Cheng Zeng won third prize for his poster:

Comparison of four volatile gas chromatography mass spectrometry extraction techniques with and without salting out using both polar and nonpolar columns on whole milk powder.

Both students are members of Professor Kieran Kilcawley’s research group in the Food Quality and Sensory Science Department at Teagasc Moorepark.

Holly’s PhD project focuses on investigating differences in the sensory perception and lipid oxidation of milk and dairy commodity products (whole and skim milk powder, infant milk formula etc.) derived from pasture and concentrate feeding systems.

View Holly Clarke - IMSS poster 2021 (PDF)

Cheng Zeng’s PhD project focuses on differences in sensory perception of dairy products across different cultures but also on optimizing volatile extraction techniques for dairy products.

View IMSS POSTER Comparative Extraction GCMS WMP- Cheng Zeng (PDF)

The Irish Mass Spectrometry Society (IMSS) is a voluntary society with the aim of providing a forum for practitioners of Mass Spectrometry in Ireland. The Society is run by a diverse committee with backgrounds in industry, academia, forensics and food testing. For more information, visit https://www.imss.ie/ 

Find more information on the Teagasc Walsh Scholarship Programme here