Biological Sciences

Listed by academic programme, here are the academic excellence award winners in the Department of Biological Sciences

Academic Excellence: Honours Degree Awards

Kornelia Maria Dembicka

Kornelia Maria Dembicka

BSc Honours in Biomedical Science (CR320) Joint CIT/UCC Award

Currently, I am undertaking my Diploma in Clinical Placement in University Hospital Limerick. I am very excited to be applying the theoretical knowledge I acquired over the last four years to an active laboratory environment. On completion of my Diploma, I will be qualified to practice as a medical scientist.

Sponsor: Serosep Ltd
Shauna Maria Walsh

Shauna Maria Walsh

BSc Honours in Agri-Biosciences (CR370)

I’m currently a Teagasc PhD Walsh Scholar in Statistical Genetics, researching the genetics of maternal weaning weight of suckler cows. I enjoyed the many aspects offered by Agri-Biosciences, especially the labs, statistical and genetic elements of the course. I’ve loved my time as an undergraduate, it’s been an incredible experience.

Sponsor: Animal Health Laboratories Ltd
Fiona O’Mahony

Fiona O’Mahony

BSc Honours in Nutrition
and Health Science (CR333)

I am currently a Laboratory Analyst at the Malting Company of Ireland, Cork. This role involves carrying out physical and chemical analysis such as moisture, protein and fermentations on both raw materials and finished product. I am really enjoying my time here at MCI and it is a great opportunity to kick start my career in the food industry.

Sponsor: Cruinn Diagnostics Ltd
Daniel Nolan

Daniel Nolan

BSc Honours in Herbal Science

I am currently in the process of setting up a company for a new product for natural skincare. Natural and organic ingredients with sustainable growth and eco-friendly manufacturing and packaging is the vision for the company. Herbal science has proved effective in the processing /chemistry of the product.

Sponsor: Irish Institute of Medical Herbalists
Ciara Mairéad McCarthy

Ciara Mairéad McCarthy (Joint)

BSc Honours in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (CR325)

This November I graduated from Cork Institute of Technology after four rewarding and enjoyable years. I am looking forward to the next chapter where I am currently completing a MSc in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation in University College Cork.

Sponsor: Sparks Lab Supplies Ltd
Eimear Lobby

Eimear Lobby (Joint)

BSc in Applied Biosciences
& Biotechnology (CR325)

I am currently working in Regeneron as a Biotech Production Specialist. I am a part of the downstream processing team and I am primarily involved in carrying out purification processes.

Sponsor: Sparks Lab Supplies Ltd

Academic Excellence: Degree Award

Norma Dennehy

Norma Dennehy

BSc in Applied Biosciences
& Biotechnology (CR006)

I am currently a final year student from Kanturk, Co. Cork. I have enjoyed the knowledge and practical skills that I have gained throughout the programme. I find the industry visits very beneficial as it gives a greater understanding of how industry functions.

Sponsor: Accuscience