Local organising committee
Teagasc is Ireland’s Agriculture and Food Development Authority, and is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. Teagasc addresses zoonotic pathogens and anti-microbial resistance at pre and post harvest stages of the food chain.
Dr Geraldine Duffy, is chair of the conference. She is the Head of the Food Safety Department at Teagasc Research Centre, Ashtown Dublin. Her specific area of interest is microbial food safety focusing on the transmission, behaviour and control of microbial pathogens along the farm to fork food chain. She has had a high involvement in the European Commission Framework and Horizon 2020 Programmes as both a co-ordinator and partner. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and Chair of its Biological Safety Sub Committee.
Other LOC members: Kaye Burgess, Declan Bolton, Kieran Jordan, Jane Kavanagh
National University of Ireland Galway was established in 1845. As one of Ireland’s 7 universities, it is home to over 2,500 staff and 18,000 students, including 3,000 international students from over 100 countries. NUI Galway is among the Top 1% of universities worldwide. Over the past two centuries, NUI Galway has built a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence in the areas associated with its five Colleges. The University has a broad network of linkage with partner universities worldwide.
Dr. Dearbháile Morris is co-chair of the conference and lecturer in Bacteriology at the School of Medicine, Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Ecology Group, and co-Director of the Centre for Health from Environment at the National University of Ireland Galway. Dearbháile has over 20 years’ experience in the study of antimicrobial resistance, food and waterborne pathogens and the wider societal impact of infection.
Other LOC members: Dr. Louise O’Connor, Dr. Liam Burke and Dr. Aoife Joyce
In carrying out its mandate, the Irish Department of Agriculture Food and Marine, undertakes a variety of functions and in relation to the one health EJP this includes monitoring and controlling aspects of Food Safety, Animal and Plant Health and Animal Welfare, and of the agriculture, fisheries, and food industries through national and EU legislation.
LOC members: Patrick Barrett, William Byrne, Donal Sammin
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland is a statutory, independent and science-based body, dedicated to protecting public health and consumer interests in the area of food safety and hygiene.
LOC members: Wayne Anderson, Lisa O Connor
University College Dublin (UCD), Centre for Food Safety (CFS) include the Faculties of Agriculture, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, with equal rights for all and reflecting the complete food chain.
LOC member: Seamus Fanning
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) is Ireland’s specialist agency for the surveillance of communicable diseases.
LOC member: Paul McKeown