The webinar is organised by C-Lock Inc and will be presented by Paul Smith. Paul is a final year Walsh Scholar PhD student based in Teagasc Grange in Ireland and is registered at University College Dublin (UCD). Paul previously studied Animal Science in UCD before commencing his PhD, in 2017, titled “Understanding of the role of diet, host feed efficiency and genetics on the rumen microbiome and environmental outputs in beef cattle”.
To date, Paul has authored three papers, a book chapter and six abstracts for international and national conferences. His research forms part of the international collaborative projects, RumenPredict and MASTER, which aim to better understand the link between the composition of the rumen microbial ecosystem (rumen microbiome) and methane output. Irish involvement in both projects is represented by Teagasc, UCD and the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF). In addition, this collaboration is the first group in Ireland to use the GreenFeed System, on a large scale, to measure methane production from cattle.
Paul is supervised by Prof Sinéad Waters (Teagasc), Prof David Kenny (Teagasc) and Dr Alan Kelly (UCD).
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