Teagasc’s Declan Troy receives AMSA International Lectureship Award

Declan Troy, Teagasc, with Sharon Beals, American Meat Science Association.

Declan J. Troy, Assistant Director of Research, Teagasc, recently received the 2017 American Meat Science Association (AMSA) International Lectureship Award at the Reciprocal Meat Conference in Texas A & M University, Texas, USA. Declan is pictured above receiving the award from Sharon Beals, Vice President, US Foods and Conference Chair.

The AMSA International Award was established to honour an individual for recognised contributions and leadership to improve international cooperation, knowledge and understanding in the field of meat science and technology.

Declan is the Assistant Director of Research for Teagasc – the Irish Agriculture and Development Authority. He is also Director of Technology and Knowledge Transfer for the Teagasc Food Programme. Declan is a Chartered Chemist of the Royal Society of Chemistry and completed his post graduate studies at University College Dublin in 1986 investigating the biochemistry of muscle proteases as a function of pH.

Declan has fostered highly successful international collaborations and exchange of knowledge in food science by leading trans-national research programmes worth more than €50 million that supported 125 PhD students globally in different laboratories at collaborating institutions. Recently, he coordinated a €8.1 million proposal to develop and industry-led Meat Technology Centre funded by the Irish meat industry and the Irish state agency Enterprise Ireland.

Declan sits on many national and international committees formulating research priorities in food science and advising state agencies and companies. He is currently a member of the UNECE Working Group on Meat Quality. He served as Chairman of the World Congress of Food Science and Technology 2016 in Dublin in his capacity as President of the Institute of Food Science and Technology of Ireland. He will also chair the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology to be held in Ireland in August 2017 (http://icomst2017.com/).