The link between our world and science has always fascinated me. One of my interests is crop science and how some of the world’s most important foods in our society will be affected by climate change.
|There are several advantages of neglected and underutilised species|
|Growing crops such as foxtail millet (Setaria italica), can give better nutrition, improve livelihoods and offer a way to deal with climate change. Photo: Bioversity International|
One of the biggest problems as the world recognises the use of alternative crops in global food supply will be accessing finance to help agricultural businesses export globally. There needs to be an increase in trade finance global facilities and alternative funders to help these companies grow and be successful, so global multidisciplinary collaboration is essential.
My passion for science and the desire to find answers began at a young age, examining the array of colours on flower petals and pondering over how or why it is that colour. It has since then developed into a lifelong goal to discover new and wondrous principles that will hopefully lead to making lives better. I arrived in the U.K at the age of 10. One of the main challenges that arose was my unde...
07 April 2018
Let’s start with the facts: An estimated 880 million people still don't have regular access to clean water. On average, women in developing countries walk 6 Kilometers a day to collect water. About 5,000 children die each day due to preventable diseases such as cholera, which are caused due the intake of contaminated water. A lack of water for personal hygiene leads to the sp...
19 March 2018
Q 1. When did you attend LIYSF and what was it like coming to the LIYSF? I was a participant, one of about 15, representing Ireland at the LIYSF in 1972. This was on completion of my first year at University. It was a great opportunity to learn about many aspects of science and to meet so many young people from all over the world with similar interests. The chance to visit London was a very excit...
13 March 2018