New student award for NUI Galway

NUI Galway and CLS MedPharma announce new Student Excellence Award. Pictured at the announcement at NUI Galway are (l to r): Dr Cyril Carroll, co-director of the postgraduate diploma in applied microbiology at NUIG, Colin O’Toole, director of analysts on contract at CLS (Complete Laboratory Solutions), Professor Gerard Wall, head of microbiology at NUIG and Dr Gerard Fleming, co-director of the postgraduate diploma in applied microbiology at NUIG.

NUI Galway and CLS MedPharma announce new Student Excellence Award. Pictured at the announcement at NUI Galway are (l to r): Dr Cyril Carroll, co-director of the postgraduate diploma in applied microbiology at NUIG, Colin O’Toole, director of analysts on contract at CLS (Complete Laboratory Solutions), Professor Gerard Wall, head of microbiology at NUIG and Dr Gerard Fleming, co-director of the postgraduate diploma in applied microbiology at NUIG.

Budding microbiologists studying at NUI Galway will be in line for a new award.

NUI Galway and Complete Laboratory Solutions (CLS ) have joined forces to present a new CLS MedPharma Student Excellence in Microbiology Award.

The award is open to postgraduate diploma in applied microbiology students, and is specifically based on a student’s performance in the analytical microbiology and laboratory quality management modules.

Colin O’Toole, director of analyst on contract at CLS, says the company has been working with NUI Galway since CLS MedPharma was first established in Galway city in 2008, and during that time more than 40 NUI Galway graduates have been recruited at CLS.

"The postgraduate diploma in applied microbiology equips graduates with the practical techniques and skills required for a career in science and this is down to the exceptional work of Dr Cyril Carroll and Dr Gerard Fleming, directors of the postgraduate diploma in applied microbiology.

"Supporting the next generation of microbiologists is very important to us and I am excited to celebrate our 10th year at CLS MedPharma by recognising talented students this year.”

Dr Cyril Carroll, co-director of the diploma, says the course, which is now in its 30th year, gives microbiology graduates a thorough training in a wide range of analytical techniques and the ancillary skills necessary for careers in manufacturing and service industries, especially the healthcare, food, biomedical and pharmaceutical sectors.

The CLS MedPharma Student Excellence in Microbiology Award winning student will be announced in conjunction with the NUI Galway conferring ceremony in October this autumn.

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