Published 18 February 2019
Four academics from University College Dublin have received more than €400,000 as part of the Technology Innovation Development Awards Programme from the Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI). SFI’s provides funding and training to third level researchers through the TIDA programme to explore the commercial opportunities of their research.
Dr. Gabriella Farries of the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Dr. Fiona McGillicuddy at the UCD School of Medicine, Dr. Crystal O’Connor from the UCD School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Dr. James Rice of UCD School of Physics have together been awarded this funding for research projects across energy, health and animal genetics.
The funding will be provided over a period of 12 months for a range of commercially viable research projects such as identification of genetic aptitude to aid horse breeders, specialist diagnostic tests for people at increased risk of cancer, diabetes and heart diseases and the development of safer ways to store hydrogen.
UCD is globally renowned for high quality research that attracts world leading researchers and academicians. As Ireland’s premier higher education institute, it offers a state-of-the-art infrastructure and research facilities to support scholars from all over the world.