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Plant Science London Field Trip – Part 3

by Michael Rochards (APB3) One of the world’s largest agrochemical, seed, and biotechnological companies, Syngenta, is a diverse active site with cross functionality. After tea and biscuits, we were introduced to the company by the biologist Jim Morton, who after … Continue reading

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Plant Science London Field Course – Part 2

Day Two by Bianca Govi (APB3) Today we took a trip to Sussex to complete our tour of Kew by visiting Wakehurst Place. The site is unique in that it houses in-situ and ex-situ conservation efforts, and boasts the highest … Continue reading

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Plant Science London Field Course

Day One by Calum Sweeney (APB3) The day started with a tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew (RBG Kew)and their herbarium. The herbarium contains 7 million specimens of approximately 140,000 plant species. Jurriaan de Vos guided us through the … Continue reading

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TY2015: An unforgettable week

Caitlin Frawley-Gaelcoláiste Luimnigh When I first applied for the UCC BEES Transition Year programme, I had little comprehension of the extent to which I would enjoy the week. I had anticipated a week filled with zoology and that was enough … Continue reading

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TY2015: The wonder of plants

Aaron Desmond, Coláiste An Spioraid Naoimh I recently participated in a week-long course in the school of BEES at UCC. During the week we had many lectures from different teachers in the school, my favourite being a Plant Science lecture … Continue reading

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AMIGA Summer School: Environmental Risk Assessment of GM crops

by Ciara Beausang (Environmental Plant Biotechnology 4) The AMIGA project, “Assessing and Monitoring the Impacts of Genetically modified plants (GMPs) on Agro-ecosystems”, is an EU project which is ongoing in a number of European countries, including Ireland. This project aims … Continue reading

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MSc in Organic Horticulture – an inspiring year

Elaine McKeogh, a graduate of the MSc Organic Horticulture writes about her year at UCC:  My year spent studying for an MSc in Organic Horticulture is now  complete, with the graduation ceremony held in UCC recently. It was a fantastic … Continue reading

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Algarve day 6: Project day 1 (by Aaron Bowen)

Sunday saw us being split into different groups for projects, each led by a staff member who is an expert in their chosen field. Dr. John Quinn took his budding ornithologists for another bird practical.  Dr. Fidelma Butler ran a … Continue reading

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ALGARVE DAY 4: Monchique (by Ciara Beausang)

Saturday brought with it a change of scenery and an entirely new perspective on landscapes in the Algarve for 45 third year BEES students. We travelled from the sea at Alvor,  ascending the hills and mountains of Monchique, to Mt Foia at … Continue reading

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ALGARVE DAY 2: HABITAT MAPPING (by Enya O’Reilly)

I can’t remember the last time I checked the forecast so often willing the weather to change and luckily it did not disappoint. Within 2 hours of landing in the Salgados, the sun burst through the cloud leaving us with … Continue reading

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