Declan Troy – Teagasc

  • Declan Troy is the Assistant Director of Research, Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority with special responsibility for science based knowledge transfer to the food sector. He is a Chartered Chemist of the Royal Society of Chemistry and completed his post graduate studies at University College Dublin in 1986. Later Troy became Head of the Meat Science Department in The National Food Centre, Dublin. During this time he has published over 100 scientific peer reviewed publications, book chapters and scientific articles, mainly in the area of food quality.

    He has coordinated numerous EU meat science projects and is currently coordinating ProSafeBeef, a €20 million project with 41 transnational partners aimed at advancing beef safety and quality through research and innovation. This landmark project includes close interaction with the meat science and industry community. Currently he is the Director of the Marine Functional Food Research Initiative (NutraMara) a multidisciplinary programme aimed at discovering bioactive components from Irish marine sources for use in added value functional food products. He has collaborated in his research programme with many different research groups from all around the world including Australia, Korea and USA.

    Declan also holds the post of Vice President of the Institute of Food Science and Technology in Ireland and is Chairman of the IUFoST 2014 Scientific Committee.

    Topic: “Pushing Research to achieve Economic Impact”