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Dr. Audrey Hearne

Title:

Biology Lecturer Department of Science

School/ Department:

School of Science & Computing - Dept of Science

Telephone:

+353 0 51302655

Room Name/ Num:

313 1969 - Main Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Upon obtaining a B.Sc. (Hons) in Microbiology at NUI, Galway Audrey completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).    Her Ph.D. studies involved the cloning and expression of the cyanide hydratase gene into yeast with a view to assessing its potential for the bioremediation of cyanide.   

Audrey is the programme leader for the BSc in Applied Biology at WIT.   Audrey is also a member of the WIT Student Disciplinary Committee.   

Research

Audrey has been involved with a number of research groups at WIT since completing her Ph.D. 

Audrey's main areas of interest are environmental microbiology and molecular biology in terms of bioremediation.   She is currently a member of the Green Innovation and Future Technologies (GIFT) research team which is part of the Eco-Innovation Research Centre (EIRC).

Teaching

As a Biology lecturer in the Department of Science Audrey is currently involved in the delivery, assessment and co-ordination of the following modules:   

Microbiology 1 (level 6) - module co-ordinator

Food Microbiology (level 6) - module co-ordinator

Biopharmaceutical Science (level 6) - module co-ordinator

Fundamentals of Biology (level 6) - module co-ordinator

Environmental Science (level 6)

Chromatographic Techniques (level 6)

Introduction to Dairy Science (level 6)

Molecular Biology (level 7)

Food Traceability & Genomics (level 8)

Literature Review & Project Supervision Applied Biology (level 7) - module co-ordinator

Literature Review & Project Supervision Applied Biology with Quality Management (level 8)

Literature Review & Project Supervision Agricultural Science (level 8)

Literature Review Supervision  GMP & Technology (level 7)