NUI Galway launches new award for student microbiolgists

galway daily news nuig and cls laboratories launch award for microbiology students

NUI Galway has announced the creation of a new student award for microbiology together with Complete Laboratory Solutions MedPharma.

The CLS Student Excellence Award is for students taking a postgraduate diploma in Applied Microbiology.

The award is handed out based on the student’s performance in analytical microbiology and laboratory quality management.

Dr Cyril Carroll, Co-Director of the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Microbiology course at NUI Galway, said:

“This course which is now in its 30th year gives 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.”

CLS MedPharma is a contract laboratory that provides sampling and analysis services to the food, environmental, pharmaceutical, and Medtech sectors.

It was founded in Ros Mhuc, Connemara in 1994, and opened its first branch in Galway city in 2008, when it began working with NUIG.

Colin O’Toole, Director of Analysts on Contract at CLS, said: “Supporting the next generation of microbiologists is very important to us and I am excited to celebrate our tenth year at CLS MedPharma by recognising talented students this year.”

The winning student of the CLS MedPharma Student Excellence in Microbiology Award will be announced alongside the graduation ceremony this October.