Now in its fourth year, the awards are a joint initiative between the Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland. The winners will be announced on May 18.
The research center, which is based in Dunboyne in County Meath, employs around 20 full-time scientists. They are also examining how increasing gut microbial diversity through nutrition and diet can aid in the control overgrowth of pathogens with the aim of reducing reliance on antibiotics.
However, that research team focuses on a range of research areas including yeast cell wall architecture, trace element chelation, biomarker detection as well as microbial population dynamics.