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As an Applied Plant Biology graduate from UCC, I am fundamentally fascinated by the role of plants as primary producers and their unique relationship to solar radiation.

In my research master, I pursued the interactions between aquatic monocot Lemna minor and associated microbiota in the context of wastewater remediation and nutrient biorecovery under the supervision of Prof. Marcel Jansen and Dr Niall O’Leary.

Now, as a PhD on the UV-SINTEC project, I am investigating the effects of UV-B radiation on plant morphology and secondary metabolites production, as well as the interaction between UV-B exposure and insect herbivory.

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