EDIC Donegal and Gaeltacht: Presentation by Dr Fiona Doohan Research speaker to PCC Falcarragh

Fiona Doohan Research speaker PCC Falcarragh, Fri 18 Dec 1.30pm

This event is to encourage students to take up a career in STEM subjects, science technology engineering & maths. There is a shortfall in European graduates in this field & there are many exciting careers open to graduates. Our aim is to bring information on the Horizon2020 programme to the students of FCC Falcarragh in Donegal.

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

Dr Fiona Doohan is a recipient of this research funding.
Fiona is a past pupil of PCC Falcarragh and at present is Senior Lecturer in plant-microbe interactions in the School of BIology and Environmental Science, in the College of Life Sciences, UCD, Dublin.

Fiona leads a 4 million euro EU project, which focuses on the following themes: gene discovery and breeding, biological and bioactive disease control and pathogen evolution. All three areas underpin integrated and sustainable disease control and sustainable intensification of farming.

At UCD, her research programme is designed to improve our ability to control the most devastating diseases of cereals, including root diseases, leaf diseases, stem diseases and head diseases.

This event was staged with the help of Alicia O’Rourke from The EU Commission Representation Ireland.