Keynote Speaker

Prof. Seamus O’Mahony, University College, Cork, Ireland

Prof. Alan Mackie

Dr Seamus (James) A. O’Mahony is a Lecturer in Food Science at University College, Cork, Ireland. He graduated from University College Cork with a BSc in Food Science and a PhD in Food Science and Technology in 2001 and 2005, respectively. He conducted part of his PhD studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA in the area of milk protein ingredient development using membrane filtration technology. On completing his PhD, he was awarded a Government of Ireland postdoctoral researcher position at the Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark. Seamus also worked in a number of industrial research and development positions for 5 years with Wyeth and Pfizer Nutrition. He currently has a large research group (20 PhD and MSc students and postdoctoral researchers) focused on food ingredients research. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 12 book chapters and edited or co-authored 2 books over the last 10 years and has secured > €5m in competitively-won research funding since joining UCC.

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