Principal Investigators & Research Groups

The Plant & Agricultural Biosciences Centre comprises a range of inter-disciplinary research groups/teams, each typically led by a Principal Investigator/Academic Staff.

NUI Galway

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Prof. Charles Spillane
(NUIG Plant & AgriBiosciences)

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Dr. Ronan Sulpice
(NUIG Plant & AgriBiosciences)

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Dr. Sara Farrona
(NUIG Plant & AgriBiosciences)

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Dr. Edna Curley
(NUIG Plant & AgriBiosciences)

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Prof. Paul Vlek
(NUIG Plant & AgriBiosciences / Uni of Bonn)

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Dr. Manash Chatterjee
(NUIG Plant & AgriBiosciences / BenchBio Ltd)

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Dr. Danny Hunter
(NUIG Plant & AgriBiosciences / Bioversity International)

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Dr. Peter McKeown
(NUIG Plant & AgriBiosciences)

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Dr. Boru Douthwaite
(NUIG Plant & AgriBiosciences)

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Dr. Kevin Kilcline
(NUIG Plant & AgriBiosciences)

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Dr. Zoe Popper
(NUIG Botany & Plant Science)

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Dr. Dagmar Stengel
(NUIG Botany & Plant Science)

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Dr. Joanne Denyer
(NUIG Botany & Plant Science)

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Dr. Colin Kelleher
(National Botanic Gardens, Ireland)

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Dr. Maria Tuohy
(NUIG Biochemistry)

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Dr. Derek Morris
(NUIG Biochemistry)

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Prof. Vincent OFlaherty
(NUIG Microbiology)

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Dr. Florence Abram
(NUIG Microbiology)

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Dr. Gavin Collins
(NUIG Microbiology)

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Dr. Alexandre de Menezes
(NUIG Microbiology)

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Dr. Cyril Carroll
(NUIG Microbiology)

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Dr. Eve Daly
(NUIG Earth & Ocean Sciences)

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Dr. Liam Morrison
(NUIG Earth & Ocean Sciences)

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Prof. Lokesh Joshi
(NUIG AgriFood Glycobiology)

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Dr. Chaoseng Zhang
(NUIG Geography)

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Prof. Mark Johnson
(NUIG Ryan Institute)

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Prof. Cathal Seoighe
(NUIG Bioinformatics)

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Dr. Tim Downing
(NUIG Bioinformatics)

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Dr. Marcus Keane
(NUIG Engineering)

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Dr. Xinmin Zhan
(NUIG Engineering)

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Dr. Martin Glavin
(NUIG Engineering)

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Dr. Edward Jones
(NUIG Engineering)

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Dr. John Cullinan
(NUIG Economics)

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Dr. Christine Domegan
(NUIG Marketing)

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Dr. Rory Monaghan
(NUIG Engineering)

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Dr. Mark Healy
(NUIG Engineering)

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Dr. Annette Harte
(NUIG Engineering)

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Dr. John Breslin
(NUIG Engineering)

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Dr. Stephen Hynes
(NUIG Economics)

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Prof. Colin O’Dowd
(NUIG Physics)

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Michael Hosey
(St Angela’s College)

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Shelley Fox
(St Angela’s College)

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Sean Gilbride
(St Angela’s College)

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Dr. Maura Farrell
(NUIG Geography)

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Dr. Denis O'Hora
(Psychology)

PABC Members from other Irish Universities & Institutes of Technology

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Dr. JJ Leahy
(Chemical & Environmental Science, Uni of Limerick)

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Prof. Mike Hayes
(Carbolea, Uni of Limerick)

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Dr. Achim Schmalenberger
(Uni of Limerick)

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Dr. Marcel Jansen
(Plant Science, University College Cork)

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Prof. Nora O`Brien
(Nutritional Biochemistry, University College Cork)

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Prof Elke Arendt
(Cereal & Beverage Science, University College Cork)

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Prof. Frank Wellmer
(Plant Developmental Genetics, Trinity College Dublin)

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Dr. Emmanuelle Graciet
(Plant Genetics, NUI Maynooth)

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Dr. Tim McCarthy
(GeoComputation & Remote Sensing, NUI Maynooth)

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Dr. Shane O'Connell
(Shannon ABC & Institute of Technology Tralee, Ireland)

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Prof Ger Kiely
(Engineering, University College Cork)

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Prof. Michael Zaworotko
(Crystal Engineering, University of Limerick)

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Dr. Lisa Ryan
(Natural Sciences, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

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Dr. Ali Intizar
(INSIGHT)

PABC Members from Agri/Research Partners (Ireland)

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Prof. Cathal O'Donoghue
(TEAGASC Athenry)

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Dr. Ewen Mullins
(TEAGASC Oakpark, Carlow)

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Prof. Michael Diskin
(TEAGASC Athenry)

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Dr. Sinead Waters
(TEAGASC Athenry)

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Dr. Michael Mullin
(TEAGASC Athenry)

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Dr. Nuala Ni Fhlatharta
(Forestry Development, TEAGASC Athenry, Ireland)

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Dr. Fiona Brennan
(TEAGASC)

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Tom Burke
(Mountbellew Agri College)

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Dr. Una Murray
(NuaConsulting)

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Paul Wagstaff
(Concern Worldwide)

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Brendan Allen
(Castlemine Farm)

PABC Members/Partners from CGIAR Centres/CRPs (International)

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Dr. Menkir Abebe
(IITA, Nigeria)

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Dr. Melaku Gedil
(IITA, Nigeria)

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Dr. Andy Jarvis
(CIAT CCAFS, Colombia)

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Dr. Robin Buruchara
(CIAT, Kenya)

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Dr. Rowland Chirwa
(CIAT, Malawi)

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Dr. Rodah Zulu
(CIAT, Malawi)

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Dr. Rajeev Varshney
(ICRISAT, India)

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Dr. Awais Khan
(CIP, Peru)