Dr Galina Brychkova

Ph.D

Contact Details

LECTURER BELOW THE BAR
ADB2007
Aras de Brun
Plant and Agribiosciences
NUI Galway
E: GALINA.BRYCHKOVA@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr. Galina Brychkova is a Lecturer in the Plant & AgriBiosciences Research CentreHer background is in Genetics and Biotechnology, that she was awarded in 2000 upon defending MSc thesis : ‘The influence of intravenous immunoglobulin substances on granulocyte-macrophage link of human immune system’. She continued her research career in the field of genetics and Biotechnology and was awarded PhD in Plant Genetics in 2004 on research “Engineering the metal-tolerant and oil-degrading transgenic plants which carry genes encoding rhamnolipid biosynthesis’. Galina’s primary research is focused on fundamental understanding of plant heterosis, the function of orphan genes as well as genes involved in iron assimilation in plant development, reproduction and hybrid vigor, using model organisms Arabidopsis thaliana and budding yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae. She has major research expertise are tissue culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, enzymology and metabolomics. Together with Prof. Spillane Galina helped to established first 3D printing (and 3D bioprinting) facility in PABC, NUI Galway, and her research is broadened by application of this modern technology. Moreover, her research interests are stretched toward the solicitation of science and biotechnologies for meeting needs in developing countries.Within NUI Galway he coordinates MSc AgriBiosciences Structured Research Programme and PhD in Plant and AgriBiosciences students. She is also a member of the EU-RISE SexSeed consortium and the Irish Aid-funded Vietnam Ireland Bilateral Education Exchange (VIBE) program, Climate Resilient Agriculture & Environmentally Sustainable Landscapes.   Galina has been an author on over 24 peer-reviewed papers, 3 book chapter and over 21 conference papers. 

Research Interests

My interests are focused on the application of cutting edge research and technologies for meeting needs in agriculture and agrifood sectors. With deep skills in agri-genetics and agri-biotechnologies, I am highly inter-disciplinary and engaged in training and research on a wide range of agri-related topics, spanning agri-production, foods, and sustainability. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Iron, Zinc and Phytic Acid Retention of Biofortified, Low Phytic Acid, and Conventional Bean Varieties When Preparing Common Household Recipes'
Hummel M;Talsma EF;Taleon V;Londoño L;Brychkova G;Gallego S;Raatz B;Spillane C; (2020) 'Iron, Zinc and Phytic Acid Retention of Biofortified, Low Phytic Acid, and Conventional Bean Varieties When Preparing Common Household Recipes'. Nutrients, 12 (3) [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Thermal disruption of the food matrix of biofortified lettuce varieties modifies absorption of carotenoids by Caco-2 cells'
de Oliveira CL;Brychkova G;Esteves-Ferreira AA;McKeown P;de Souza Gomes M;Maluf WR;Gomes LAA;Spillane C; (2020) 'Thermal disruption of the food matrix of biofortified lettuce varieties modifies absorption of carotenoids by Caco-2 cells'. Food Chemistry, 308 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Thermal disruption of the food matrix of biofortified lettuce varieties modifies absorption of carotenoids by Caco-2 cells'
de Oliveira, Cleiton Lourenço and Brychkova, Galina and Esteves-Ferreira, Alberto Abrantes and McKeown, Peter and de Souza Gomes, Matheus and Maluf, Wilson Roberto and Gomes, Luiz Antonio Augusto and Spillane, Charles (2020) 'Thermal disruption of the food matrix of biofortified lettuce varieties modifies absorption of carotenoids by Caco-2 cells'. Food chemistry, 308 [Details]
(2020) 'Iron, zinc and phytic acid retention of biofortified, low phytic acid, and conventional bean varieties when preparing common household recipes'
Hummel, Marijke and Talsma, Elise F and Taleon, Victor and Londoño, Luis and Brychkova, Galina and Gallego, Sonia and Raatz, Bodo and Spillane, Charles (2020) 'Iron, zinc and phytic acid retention of biofortified, low phytic acid, and conventional bean varieties when preparing common household recipes'. Nutrients, 12 (3) [Details]
(2019) 'Transgenerational effects of inter-ploidy cross direction on reproduction and F2 seed development of Arabidopsis thaliana F1 hybrid triploids'
Duszynska, Dorota and Vilhjalmsson, Bjarni and Bravo, Rosa Castillo and Swamidatta, Sandesh and Juenger, Thomas E and Donoghue, Mark TA and Comte, Aurélie and Nordborg, Magnus and Sharbel, Timothy F and Brychkova, Galina (2019) 'Transgenerational effects of inter-ploidy cross direction on reproduction and F2 seed development of Arabidopsis thaliana F1 hybrid triploids'. Plant reproduction, 32 (3):275-289 [Details]
(2019) 'Transgenerational effects of inter-ploidy cross direction on reproduction and F2 seed development of Arabidopsis thaliana F1 hybrid triploids'
Duszynska D;Vilhjalmsson B;Castillo Bravo R;Swamidatta S;Juenger TE;Donoghue MTA;Comte A;Nordborg M;Sharbel TF;Brychkova G;McKeown PC;Spillane C; (2019) 'Transgenerational effects of inter-ploidy cross direction on reproduction and F2 seed development of Arabidopsis thaliana F1 hybrid triploids'. Plant Reproduction, 32 (3) [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Hybridity has a greater effect than paternal genome dosage on heterosis in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris)'
Hallahan BF;Fernandez-Tendero E;Fort A;Ryder P;Dupouy G;Deletre M;Curley E;Brychkova G;Schulz B;Spillane C; (2018) 'Hybridity has a greater effect than paternal genome dosage on heterosis in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris)'. BMC Plant Biology, 18 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Hybridity has a greater effect than paternal genome dosage on heterosis in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris)'
Hallahan, Brendan F and Fernandez-Tendero, Eva and Fort, Antoine and Ryder, Peter and Dupouy, Gilles and Deletre, Marc and Curley, Edna and Brychkova, Galina and Schulz, Britta and Spillane, Charles (2018) 'Hybridity has a greater effect than paternal genome dosage on heterosis in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris)'. BMC plant biology, 18 (1) [Details]
(2018) 'Reduction in nutritional quality and growing area suitability of common bean under climate change induced drought stress in Africa'
Hummel, Marijke and Hallahan, Brendan F and Brychkova, Galina and Ramirez-Villegas, Julian and Guwela, Veronica and Chataika, Bartholomew and Curley, Edna and McKeown, Peter C and Morrison, Liam and Talsma, Elise F (2018) 'Reduction in nutritional quality and growing area suitability of common bean under climate change induced drought stress in Africa'. Scientific reports, 8 (1):1-11 [Details]
(2018) 'Reduction in nutritional quality and growing area suitability of common bean under climate change induced drought stress in Africa'
Hummel M;Hallahan BF;Brychkova G;Ramirez-Villegas J;Guwela V;Chataika B;Curley E;McKeown PC;Morrison L;Talsma EF;Beebe S;Jarvis A;Chirwa R;Spillane C; (2018) 'Reduction in nutritional quality and growing area suitability of common bean under climate change induced drought stress in Africa'. Scientific Reports, 8 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Determination of Enzymes Associated with Sulfite Toxicity in Plants: Kinetic Assays for SO, APR, SiR, and In-Gel SiR Activity'
Brychkova G;Kurmanbayeva A;Bekturova A;Khozin I;Standing D;Yarmolinsky D;Sagi M; (2017) 'Determination of Enzymes Associated with Sulfite Toxicity in Plants: Kinetic Assays for SO, APR, SiR, and In-Gel SiR Activity'. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1631 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Determination of Total Sulfur, Sulfate, Sulfite, Thiosulfate, and Sulfolipids in Plants'
Kurmanbayeva A;Brychkova G;Bekturova A;Khozin I;Standing D;Yarmolinsky D;Sagi M; (2017) 'Determination of Total Sulfur, Sulfate, Sulfite, Thiosulfate, and Sulfolipids in Plants'. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1631 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'TILLING by Sequencing (TbyS) for targeted genome mutagenesis in crops'
Kumar, Anishkumar PK and McKeown, Peter C and Boualem, Adnane and Ryder, Peter and Brychkova, Galina and Bendahmane, Abdelhafid and Sarkar, Abhimanyu and Chatterjee, Manash and Spillane, Charles (2017) 'TILLING by Sequencing (TbyS) for targeted genome mutagenesis in crops'. Molecular breeding, 37 (2) [Details]
(2017) 'Aldehyde oxidase 4 plays a critical role in delaying silique senescence by catalyzing aldehyde detoxification'
Srivastava, Sudhakar and Brychkova, Galina and Yarmolinsky, Dmitry and Soltabayeva, Aigerim and Samani, Talya and Sagi, Moshe (2017) 'Aldehyde oxidase 4 plays a critical role in delaying silique senescence by catalyzing aldehyde detoxification'. Plant physiology, 173 (4):1977-1997 [Details]
(2017) 'Aldehyde Oxidase 4 Plays a Critical Role in Delaying Silique Senescence by Catalyzing Aldehyde Detoxification'
Srivastava S;Brychkova G;Yarmolinsky D;Soltabayeva A;Samani T;Sagi M; (2017) 'Aldehyde Oxidase 4 Plays a Critical Role in Delaying Silique Senescence by Catalyzing Aldehyde Detoxification'. Plant Physiology, 173 (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Smallholder farmers and climate smart agriculture: Technology and labor-productivity constraints amongst women smallholders in Malawi'
Murray, Una and Gebremedhin, Zewdy and Brychkova, Galina and Spillane, Charles (2016) 'Smallholder farmers and climate smart agriculture: Technology and labor-productivity constraints amongst women smallholders in Malawi'. Gender, Technology and Development, 20 (2):117-148 [Details]
(2016) 'Smallholder Farmers and Climate Smart Agriculture: Technology and Labor-productivity Constraints amongst Women Smallholders in Malawi'
Murray, U,Gebremedhin, Z,Brychkova, G,Spillane, C (2016) 'Smallholder Farmers and Climate Smart Agriculture: Technology and Labor-productivity Constraints amongst Women Smallholders in Malawi'. Gender Technology & Development, 20 :117-148 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Sulfite Oxidase Activity Is Essential for Normal Sulfur, Nitrogen and Carbon Metabolism in Tomato Leaves'
Brychkova G;Yarmolinsky D;Batushansky A;Grishkevich V;Khozin-Goldberg I;Fait A;Amir R;Fluhr R;Sagi M; (2015) 'Sulfite Oxidase Activity Is Essential for Normal Sulfur, Nitrogen and Carbon Metabolism in Tomato Leaves'. Plants (Basel, Switzerland), 4 (3) [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Molybdenum application enhances adaptation of crested wheatgrass to salinity stress'
Babenko, ON;Brychkova, G;Sagi, M;Alikulov, ZA (2015) 'Molybdenum application enhances adaptation of crested wheatgrass to salinity stress'. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 37 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Molybdenum application enhances adaptation of crested wheatgrass to salinity stress'
Babenko, Olga N and Brychkova, Galina and Sagi, Moshe and Alikulov, Zerekbay A (2015) 'Molybdenum application enhances adaptation of crested wheatgrass to salinity stress'. Acta physiologiae plantarum, 37 (2) [Details]
(2015) 'Sulfite oxidase activity is essential for normal sulfur, nitrogen and carbon metabolism in tomato leaves'
Brychkova, Galina and Yarmolinsky, Dmitry and Batushansky, Albert and Grishkevich, Vladislav and Khozin-Goldberg, Inna and Fait, Aaron and Amir, Rachel and Fluhr, Robert and Sagi, Moshe (2015) 'Sulfite oxidase activity is essential for normal sulfur, nitrogen and carbon metabolism in tomato leaves'. Plants, 4 (3):573-605 [Details]
(2014) 'Impairment in Sulfite Reductase Leads to Early Leaf Senescence in Tomato Plants'
Yarmolinsky D;Brychkova G;Kurmanbayeva A;Bekturova A;Ventura Y;Khozin-Goldberg I;Eppel A;Fluhr R;Sagi M; (2014) 'Impairment in Sulfite Reductase Leads to Early Leaf Senescence in Tomato Plants'. Plant Physiology, 165 (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Impairment in sulfite reductase leads to early leaf senescence in tomato plants'
Yarmolinsky, Dmitry and Brychkova, Galina and Kurmanbayeva, Assylay and Bekturova, Aizat and Ventura, Yvonne and Khozin-Goldberg, Inna and Eppel, Amir and Fluhr, Robert and Sagi, Moshe (2014) 'Impairment in sulfite reductase leads to early leaf senescence in tomato plants'. Plant physiology, 165 (4):1505-1520 [Details]
(2013) 'An essential role for tomato sulfite oxidase and enzymes of the sulfite network in maintaining leaf sulfite homeostasis'
Brychkova, G. and Grishkevich, V. and Fluhr, R. and Sagi, M. (2013) 'An essential role for tomato sulfite oxidase and enzymes of the sulfite network in maintaining leaf sulfite homeostasis'. Plant Physiol, 161 (1):148-64 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'An essential role for tomato sulfite oxidase and enzymes of the sulfite network in maintaining leaf sulfite homeostasis'
Brychkova G;Grishkevich V;Fluhr R;Sagi M; (2013) 'An essential role for tomato sulfite oxidase and enzymes of the sulfite network in maintaining leaf sulfite homeostasis'. Plant Physiology, 161 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Sulfite reductase protects plants against sulfite toxicity'
Yarmolinsky, Dmitry and Brychkova, Galina and Fluhr, Robert and Sagi, Moshe (2013) 'Sulfite reductase protects plants against sulfite toxicity'. Plant physiology, 161 (2):725-743 [Details]
(2013) 'ALDEHYDE OXIDASE ACTIVITY IN AGROPYRON CRISTATUM SUBSP. KAZAKHSTANICUM UNDER SALINITY STRESS AND MOLYBDATE OR TUNGSTATE TREATMENT'
Babenko, ON and Brychkova, G and Sagi, M and Alikulov, ZA (2013) 'ALDEHYDE OXIDASE ACTIVITY IN AGROPYRON CRISTATUM SUBSP. KAZAKHSTANICUM UNDER SALINITY STRESS AND MOLYBDATE OR TUNGSTATE TREATMENT'. European Science and Technology, [Details]
(2013) 'Sulfite reductase protects plants against sulfite toxicity'
Yarmolinsky D;Brychkova G;Fluhr R;Sagi M; (2013) 'Sulfite reductase protects plants against sulfite toxicity'. Plant Physiology, 161 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Effect of salinity on viral disease spread in plants'
Moldakimova, NA and Mukiyanova, GS and Yarmolinsky, DG and Brychkova, GG and Scholthof, HB and Sagi, M and Omarov, RT (2012) 'Effect of salinity on viral disease spread in plants'. Journal of Stress Physiology & Biochemistry, 8 (3) [Details]
(2012) 'A Novel In-gel Assay and an Improved Kinetic Assay for Determining In Vitro Sulfite'
Brychkova, Galina and Yarmolinsky, Dmitry and Ventura, Yvonne and Sagi, Moshe (2012) 'A Novel In-gel Assay and an Improved Kinetic Assay for Determining In Vitro Sulfite'. Physiologia Plantarum, 67 :81-86 [Details]
(2012) 'Kinetic assays for determining in vitro APS reductase activity in plants without the use of radioactive substances'
Brychkova, G. and Yarmolinsky, D. and Sagi, M. (2012) 'Kinetic assays for determining in vitro APS reductase activity in plants without the use of radioactive substances'. Plant Cell Physiol, 53 (9):1648-58 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'The determination of sulfite levels and its oxidation in plant leaves'
Brychkova, Galina and Yarmolinsky, Dmitry and Fluhr, Robert and Sagi, Moshe (2012) 'The determination of sulfite levels and its oxidation in plant leaves'. Plant science, 190 :123-130 [Details]
(2012) 'A novel in-gel assay and an improved kinetic assay for determining in vitro sulfite reductase activity in plants'
Brychkova, G. and Yarmolinsky, D. and Ventura, Y. and Sagi, M. (2012) 'A novel in-gel assay and an improved kinetic assay for determining in vitro sulfite reductase activity in plants'. Plant Cell Physiol, 53 (8):1507-16 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Kinetic assays for determining in vitro APS reductase activity in plants without the use of radioactive substances'
Brychkova G;Yarmolinsky D;Sagi M; (2012) 'Kinetic assays for determining in vitro APS reductase activity in plants without the use of radioactive substances'. Plant And Cell Physiology, 53 (9) [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'A novel in-gel assay and an improved kinetic assay for determining in vitro sulfite reductase activity in plants'
Brychkova G;Yarmolinsky D;Ventura Y;Sagi M; (2012) 'A novel in-gel assay and an improved kinetic assay for determining in vitro sulfite reductase activity in plants'. Plant And Cell Physiology, 53 (8) [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'The determination of sulfite levels and its oxidation in plant leaves'
Brychkova G;Yarmolinsky D;Fluhr R;Sagi M; (2012) 'The determination of sulfite levels and its oxidation in plant leaves'. Plant Science : An International Journal Of Experimental Plant Biology, 190 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'A critical role for ureides in dark and senescence‐induced purine remobilization is unmasked in the Atxdh1 Arabidopsis mutant'
Brychkova, Galina and Alikulov, Zerekbai and Fluhr, Robert and Sagi, Moshe (2008) 'A critical role for ureides in dark and senescence‐induced purine remobilization is unmasked in the Atxdh1 Arabidopsis mutant'. The Plant Journal, 54 (3):496-509 [Details]
(2008) 'Formation of xanthine and the use of purine metabolites as a nitrogen source in Arabidopsis plants'
Brychkova G;Fluhr R;Sagi M; (2008) 'Formation of xanthine and the use of purine metabolites as a nitrogen source in Arabidopsis plants'. Plant signaling & behavior, 3 (11) [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Formation of xanthine and the use of purine metabolites as a nitrogen source in Arabidopsis plants'
Brychkova, Galina and Fluhr, Robert and Sagi, Moshe (2008) 'Formation of xanthine and the use of purine metabolites as a nitrogen source in Arabidopsis plants'. Plant signaling & behavior, 3 (11):999-1001 [Details]
(2008) 'A critical role for ureides in dark and senescence-induced purine remobilization is unmasked in the Atxdh1 Arabidopsis mutant'
Brychkova G;Alikulov Z;Fluhr R;Sagi M; (2008) 'A critical role for ureides in dark and senescence-induced purine remobilization is unmasked in the Atxdh1 Arabidopsis mutant'. The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology, 54 (3) [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Rhamnolipids: Prospects of their use for phytoremediation'
Kartel, NA and Brychkova, GG (2007) 'Rhamnolipids: Prospects of their use for phytoremediation'. Biotechnology in Russia, (4):66-84 [Details]
(2007) 'Tolerance to aluminum in genetically modified tobacco plants'
Brichkova, GG and Shishlova, AM and Maneshina, TV (2007) 'Tolerance to aluminum in genetically modified tobacco plants'. Cytology and Genetics, 41 (3):151-155 [Details]
(2007) 'Sulfite oxidase protects plants against sulfur dioxide toxicity'
Brychkova G;Xia Z;Yang G;Yesbergenova Z;Zhang Z;Davydov O;Fluhr R;Sagi M; (2007) 'Sulfite oxidase protects plants against sulfur dioxide toxicity'. The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology, 50 (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Sulfite oxidase protects plants against sulfur dioxide toxicity'
Brychkova, Galina and Xia, Zongliang and Yang, Guohua and Yesbergenova, Zhazira and Zhang, Zhili and Davydov, Olga and Fluhr, Robert and Sagi, Moshe (2007) 'Sulfite oxidase protects plants against sulfur dioxide toxicity'. The Plant Journal, 50 (4):696-709 [Details]
(2007) 'The tolerance of tobacco genetically modified plants to aluminium'
Brichkova, GG and Shishlova, AM and Maneshina, TV and Kartel, NA (2007) 'The tolerance of tobacco genetically modified plants to aluminium'. TSitologiia i genetika, 41 (3) [Details]
(2002) 'Optimization of the nutrient medium for effective regeneration of tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) in vitro. Vestsi Natsyyanal'nai-Akademii Navuk-Belarusi'
Brichkova, GG and Maneshina, TV and Kartel, NA (2002) 'Optimization of the nutrient medium for effective regeneration of tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) in vitro. Vestsi Natsyyanal'nai-Akademii Navuk-Belarusi'. Seryya-Biyalagichnykh Navuk, 2 :47-52 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Determination of Total Sulfur, Sulfate, Sulfite, Thiosulfate, and Sulfolipids in Plants'
Kurmanbayeva, Assylay and Brychkova, Galina and Bekturova, Aizat and Khozin, Inna and Standing, Dominic and Yarmolinsky, Dmitry and Sagi, Moshe (2017) 'Determination of Total Sulfur, Sulfate, Sulfite, Thiosulfate, and Sulfolipids in Plants' In: Plant Stress Tolerance. Springer. [Details]
(2017) 'Determination of Enzymes Associated with Sulfite Toxicity in Plants: Kinetic Assays for SO, APR, SiR, and In-Gel SiR Activity'
Brychkova, Galina and Kurmanbayeva, Assylay and Bekturova, Aizat and Khozin, Inna and Standing, Dominic and Yarmolinsky, Dmitry and Sagi, Moshe (2017) 'Determination of Enzymes Associated with Sulfite Toxicity in Plants: Kinetic Assays for SO, APR, SiR, and In-Gel SiR Activity' In: Plant Stress Tolerance. Springer. [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2017) TILLING by Sequencing (TbyS) for targeted genome mutagenesis in crops.
Kumar, APK;McKeown, PC;Boualem, A;Ryder, P;Brychkova, G;Bendahmane, A;Sarkar, A;Chatterjee, M;Spillane, C (2017) TILLING by Sequencing (TbyS) for targeted genome mutagenesis in crops. DORDRECHT: Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2013 TIDA/SFI Get Started Technology Venture Programme DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship and Science Foundation Ireland
2005 Jacob Blaustein Postdoctoral Fellowship Ben-Gurion University, Israel
2004 Short-term Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellowship Royal Society
2004 Short-term Academy of Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
2002 Short-term EMBO Fellowship EMBO

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
EU-RISE SexSeed consortium Researcher 01-JAN-16 / 01-MAR-20
EU-COST FA0901 “Halophytes” researcher 01-JAN-11 / 31-JUL-13
rish Aid-funded Vietnam Ireland Bilateral Education Exchange (VIBE) program, Climate Resilient Agriculture & Environmentally Sustainable Landscapes Researcher 01-SEP-18 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Library Strategy Committee Member 01-SEP-18 /
MSc AgriBiosciences Programme Committee Coordinator 01-JAN-18 /
MSc CCAFS Programme Committee Member 01-JAN-16 /

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach Youth Academy "Herbology & Potions" 01-OCT-18 / 31-MAY-20
Outreach 2019 Science Week 01-OCT-19 / 01-DEC-19

Reviews

  Journal Role
Agronomy Journal Series Editor
Plant Physiology And Biochemistry Reviewer
Biologia Plantarum Reviewer

Teaching Interests

My interests are focused on the application of cutting edge research and technologies for meeting needs in agriculture and agrifood sectors. With deep skills in agri-genetics and agri-biotechnologies, I am highly inter-disciplinary and engaged in training and research on a wide range of agri-related topics, spanning agri-production, foods, and sustainability. 

Current Postgraduate Students (Taught)

  Name Degree Primary Supervisor
Stephanie O’Donoghue Msc Y
Craig Moore Msc
Kelilembe Barongo Msc
Brian Joyce Msc Y

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2019 Emma Byrne Msc Y
2015 David Sheerin Msc Y
2019 Alan Fahy Msc Y
2019 Alan Grealish Msc Y
2019 Eoin Dunne Msc Y
2019 Ryan McGirr Msc Y
2019 Arlene McGrath Msc Y
2019 Gillian Cummins Msc Y
2019 Joan Coughlan Msc Y
2019 Cian Mulligan Msc
2019 Christy O’Toole Msc
2018 Thomas Kilbane Msc Y
2018 Ronan Fahy Msc Y
2018 Rebecca Thomson Msc Y
2018 James Friel Msc Y
2018 Mercy Fakude Msc
2017 Jobin Baby Msc Y
2017 Sandy Kumar Msc Y
2017 Mark O’Looney Msc
2017 Rachel Soden Msc
2016 Ciara Cazzaniga Msc
2016 Marcela Ramos Msc
2019 Kate Greaney Msc

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2018-current AgriFood Career, Communication & Impact Pathway Skills PAB5114
2018-current AgriFood Sustainability & Agri-Resilience Challenges PAB5115
2018-current Understanding AgriBusiness & AgriFood Market Trends PAB5116
2015-current AgriBiological Responses to Climate Change PAB5109
2017-current AgriBiosciences Research Project PAB5118
2014-current Frontiers in Biotechnology BG5101 Starting from 2014 I provide broad overview on recent advances in plant biotechnological research and applications for this module.
2018-current Understanding Ireland’s Agriculture & AgriFood Sector PAB5117