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Coveney Announces Major Grant Awards of €26 million for Agri-food, Marine and Forest Research Projects

RSF Awards

Project Ref No.Project TitleLead InstitutionProject CoordinatorCollaboratorsGrant Amount

13/ S/405

Innovative control of fluke in Irish livestock leading to sustainable use of anthelmintics and reduced potential for anthelmintic resistance

Tyndall National Institute (UCC)

Dr. Alan O'Riordan

Teagasc, ICBF

€878,883

13/S/428

Optimising annual output per sow by increasing the number of viable piglets born alive and minimising pre-weaning piglet mortality

Teagasc

Dr. Peadar Lawlor

AFBI

€507,024

13/S/430

Measurement and abatement of ammonia emissions from agriculture

Teagasc

Dr. Stan Lalor

UCD, AFBI

€1,246,290

13/S/434

Effect of chicken mucin on Campylobacter jejuni global gene expression and colonization of poultry

UCD

Dr Marguerite Clyne

Teagasc

€99,580

13/S/435

Analysis of the functioning of Irish agricultural land markets

Teagasc

Dr. Kevin Hanrahan

UCD

€201,243

13/S /468

Soil Quality Assessment and Research

Teagasc

Dr. Rachel Creamer

UCD, UL & IT Sligo

€1,017,315

13/ S/472

Early diagnosis of postpartum uterine disease for enhancement of reproduction and improved cow health

UCD

Prof Alexander Evans

Teagasc, TCD,

€1,224,817

13/ S/ 488

High Status WateRbodies : Managing and Optimising Nutrients

Teagasc

Dr Karen Daly

UU, AFBI, NUIG

€603,863

13/S/496

Development, calibration and validation of feed intake methodology to rapidly screen dairy, beef & sheep for feed intake and efficiency

Teagasc

Dr Frank Buckley

ICBF & UCD

€749,975

13/S /503

Contolling septoria tritici blotch through crop management

Teagasc

Dr Steven Kildea

UCD

€601,036

13/S/515

An Integrated multidisciplinary approach to improving the reproductive efficiency of seasonal calving beef cow herds in Ireland

Teagasc

Dr David Kenny

UCD, AFBI, ICBF

€1,177,220

13/S /519

A multidisciplinary approach for the development of accurate biological markers of feed efficiency in cattle & pigs

Teagasc

Dr Mark McGee

UCD, TCD, ICBF

€1,224,244

13/S/528

Genetic, nutritional and management approaches to improve fertility in lactating dairy cattle

Teagasc

Dr Stephen Butler

ICBF,UCD

€939,458

FIRM Awards

13/F/514

Nutritional composition, human health implications and marketing opportunities for beef from a grass - based production system

Teagasc

Dr Aidan Moloney

UCD

€599,808

13/F/403

Geonomic strategies for animal and meat provenance, authenticity and traceability

Teagasc

Dr Donagh Berry

ICBF

€99,500

13/F/407

European Nutritional Phenotype Database Sharing Initiative within the Joint Programme Initiative

UCD

Dr. Miriam Ryan

UCC, TCD, UU

€592,957

13/F/411

SMART FOOD-Science based 'Intelligent/Functional and Medical Foods for Optimum Brain Health, Targeting Depression and Cognition

Teagasc

Prof Catherine Stanton

NUIG, UCC

€595,846

13/F/418

Mushrooms and Fungi Functional and Life Enhancing Reservoirs

LIT

Dr Catherine Collins

 

€162,139

13/F/423

Systems microbiology applied to the reduction and control of bacterial transmission in the powdered infant formula (PIF) production environment - towards scientifically validated improvements in food safety

UCD

Prof  Seamus Fanning

Teagasc

€604,308

13/F/424

Development of online dietary assessment tool

UCD

Dr Eileen Gibney

UCC

€397,024

13/FP/440

Nano-engineered dairy-based beverages with enhanced creaminess

Teagasc

Dr Mark Auty

 

€84,449

13/F/442

Cold Plasma treatment of waste water

DIT

Dr PJ Cullen

 

€195,039

13/F/444

Innovative  process technologies for the fresh produce industry

DIT

Dr PJ Cullen

UCC

€471,909

13/F/454

Beverage formulation/reformulation targeted at older population using in vitro assay to design whey protein structure for optimum glutathione (GSH) generation and increased antioxidant potential

Teagasc

Dr Phil Kelly

UCD

€591,508

13/F/458

Shelf-life Extension ingredient and processing technologies Applied to Fish

Teagasc

Dr Declan Bolton

UCD

€583,100

13/F/460

Food Reformulation for Consumers: Understanding barriers to consumer acceptance of reformulated food products

UCD

Prof Patrick Wall

 

€83,323

13/F/462

Natural peptides to enhance food quality and safety

Teagasc

Dr Mary Rea

UCC, TCD

€997,140

13/F/463

Developing budding yeast as a factory for production of the antioxidant ergothioneine

NUIM

Dr Gary Jones

 

€100,100

13/F/467

Marine sourced Peptides for Glycaemic Management

UL

Prof RJ Fitzgerald

UU

€581,117

13/FP/471

Healthy-to-Bake: Ready-to-bake mixes containing healthy flours generated from food processing by-products (EasyBakePlus)

Teagasc

Dr Eimear Gallagher

 

€95,536

13/F/477

Enzymatic generation of sialylated lactose from waste whey using marine derived sialytransferases

NUIG

Dr Michael Cairns

Teagasc

€507,244

13/F/484

Detection of Cephalosporins and Quaternary ammonium compounds in food.

Teagasc

Dr Martin Danaher

CIT

€389,199

13/F/492

The Irish Longitudinal Ageing Study (TILDA) Nutrional Biomarker Database Enhancement Initiative

TCD

Dr Anne Molloy

 

€198,780

13/F/497

Reducing Mycotoxin levels in plant derived foods and beverages

Teagasc

Dr Martin Danaher

UCC & QUB

€499,987

13/F/505

Development of risk assessment tools of package / product systems for a safe and sustainable food chain

UCC

Dr Maria J. Sousa Gallagher

DIT

€129,000

13/F/507

Development of a water use and waste management framework for the Dairy processing industry

NUIG

Dr Xinmin Zhan

UCC, TCD, AIT & Teagasc

€999,726

13/F/508

Novel spectral and spatial process analytical tools for meat quality and safety assessment

DIT

Dr Carl Sullivan

UCD

€451,195

13/F/510

Fungal biofactories: Improved delivery of natural selenium from the cultivated mushroom (Agaricus bisporus)

DIT

Dr Jesus Frias

UCD

€474,628

13/F/511

Seaweeds as a source of non-digestible complex polysaacharide components for the development of novel prebiotic ingredients for the functional food industry

Teagasc

Prof Paul Ross

NUIG, UU & UCC

€601,078

13/FP/513

Development of high protein bars as vehicles for functional ingredient delivery

Teagasc

Dr Phil Kelly

 

€103,792

13/F/516

The anti-inflammatory and microbial modulating effects of marine derived laminarin and omega-3 fatty acids on inflammatory bowel disease in an experimental porcine model

UCD

Prof Torres Sweeney

UCC

€493,064

13/F/527

Data mining of existing consumer behaviour and attitudes databases to inform consumer led NPD

Teagasc

Dr Sinead McCarthy

UCC

€188,046

13/F/529

Adding value to ready to eat crustacean products by improving their quality, safety and shelf life enhanced conventional and novel processing methods

UCD

Dr James Lyng

Teagasc

€599,983

13/F/536

Profiling and optimising chemical composition of red Sea Vegetables for enhanced bioactive yields

NUIG

Dr Dagmar Stengel

UL

€578,523

13/F/539

Beneficial effects of blackberry (Rubus) polyphenols on cardiovascular and metabolic health

UCC

Dr Alice Lucey

Teagasc

€591,180

13/F/542

National nutrition databases for public health and new product development

UCC

Dr. Janette Walton

UCD

€597,342

CoFoRD Awards

13/C /451

Evaluation and refinement of timber forecasting tools using National Forest Inventory

UCD

Prof Maarten Nieuwenhuis

 

€164,860

13/C /452

Avian diversity and afforestation planning tools

UCC

Prof John O'Halloran

Birdwatch Ireland

€201,509

13/C /474

Impacts of forest clear-felling on Kerry Slug ( Geomalacus Maculosus) populations with the development of mitigation measures based on preferred diet of the species

NUIG

Dr Mike Gormally

-

€139,724

13/C /487

Developing a GIS based agreed routes map for sustainable timber transport in Ireland and mobile App "Route Tagger"

UCD

Dr Ger Devlin

WIT

€200,500

13/C/498

Biomass and renewable energy from short rotation forestry

UCD

Dr Conor O'Reilly

WIT, Teagasc, UL & TCD

€933,857