Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities throughout Ireland.

Dr Maria Hayes will join the speakers in session 3 of Fish Waste for Profit 2019, a session focussed on international case studies highlighting the growth of this industry across the world. Hayes will cover the topic of ‘Fish by-product recovery and utilisation: Examples from Ireland’ and will speak alongside experts from Danish Technological Institute, PT Etmieco Group, Bioeconomy and Zero Waste Scotland.

Take a look at this session and the full programme online.

Hayes has an honours degree in Science (Industrial Microbiology and Chemistry) from University College Dublin (UCD) and a PhD in Microbiology and chemistry from University College Cork (UCC) the topic of which concerned the generation of antimicrobial and heart health beneficial peptides from dairy processing waste streams.

In 2008, Maria joined Teagasc as the programme manager and full-time researcher on the Marine Functional Foods Research Initiative (NutraMara project). The aim of this project was to utilise marine resources for the recovery of valuable and healthy food ingredients with enhanced health benefits (functional foods).

Maria works extensively on method development for the recovery of food ingredients and biomolecules from marine, dairy, plant and animal by-products or co-products generated during food processing.

For more information call the team on +44 1329 825335 or email info@icefishconference.com.