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New Professorships at Cork Institute of Technology


Three members of APC Faculty who are members of the Department of Biological Sciences at the Cork Institute of Technology were recently designated Professors.  In all 13 Institute staff members were deemed worthy of the title Professor by the  Professorial Designation Committee  chaired by Professor Roger Downer, President Emeritus, University of Limerick.

Professors Aidan Coffey, Jim O’Mahony and Roy Sleator all have very close links to the  APC Microbiome Institute as Faculty members and as a funded investigator (Prof Sleator). The title designation is testament to the international quality of the teaching and research activities undertaken by those conferred and the importance of the ongoing collaborative links to colleges and research institutes such as the APC.

Photo (left to right): Professors Jim O’Mahony, Aidan Coffey and Roy Sleator, Cork Institute of Technology.

Roy Sleator achieved further recognition when he was awarded a DSc by UCC in February 2017.  APC  faculty member, Dr Liam Fanning, based at Cork University Hospital, was also awarded a DSc by UCC.


Photo (left to right): Prof. Paul Ross,APC Microbiome Institute, UCC,  Dr Barry O’Connor, Registrar & Vice-President for Academic Affairs, CIT, Prof Patrick O’Shea, President of UCC,  Prof. Roy Sleator, APC Microbiome Institute, CIT,  and Mr Brendan Murphy President CIT.