The Sustainable Agricultural and Food Research Group research a wide variety of areas with an aim to enhance sustainability and biosafety in agricultural systems. Our work explores the potential of biomass, and agricultural waste streams as sources of bioactives, such as novel antioxidants and biofertilisers. We develop new probiotics and examine their influence on porcine health, and we research the putative use of emerging technologies in creating a culture of sustainable, productive, data-led farming.
In researching such a wide-variety of tools to enhance animal and plant systems, we collaborate with a range of biochemists, analytical chemists, statisticians, and engineers from SETU Waterford, and we also work with Teagasc, educational institutions in Ireland and abroad, and with industry. We welcome anyone seeking expertise in the above areas to contact us whether it be to develop joint grant applications, or to work to refine existing technologies, or the extraction, purification, or application of biomolecules.