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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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TY2014: We Aren’t Trying To Destroy The World, Promise!

Hannah Plover- Coláiste Muire, Crosshaven So today during a media and science lecture we were given the arduous task of writing a small blog about our experience here at BEES. So I will apologise in a advance for what will … Continue reading

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TY2014: Plants can help solve environmental and climate change problems

Sophie Healy-Thow, Kinsale Community School I partook in the BEES Transition Year course to find out if I was sure I wanted to go down the path of science as my career option. I thought the course would give me … Continue reading

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Seaweed extracts could protect against abiotic stress in plants

At the end of a busy news week for BEES, research by a team led by Prof. Peter Jones has been featured in one of Britain’s top farming magazines – Farmers Weekly. The article focuses on work being conducted to … Continue reading

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The value of work placement

My name is Shane Feeney and I am currently in final year of an  Environmental Plant Biotechnology (EPB) Honours Degree. Recently I have accepted an offer of a PhD position in Teagasc Moorepark Fermoy (dependent on final year exam results), … Continue reading

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Why we need Plant Scientists

The work of Plant Scientists is crucial to our long-term survival, according to a hard-hitting letter by an international group of botanists and crop scientists published this week. by Eoin Lettice After an online consultation, the authors have drawn up … Continue reading

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