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Welcome Shon George Shiju

A huge welcome to Shon George Shiju to Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre. Shon George Shiju joins the research centre as a postgraduate student. 

Shon George received his MSc in Biotechnology in 2022 from CHRIST University, Bangalore, India. During the course of his master’s degree, Shon was engaged with the Applied and Industrial Biotechnology Laboratory (AIBL) where he gained knowledge and contributed to various research projects related to biomass valorisation through microbial fermentation. His master’s research was on ‘Process Development for Production of Proteases from Bacillus subtills’. Shon gained experience in the domain of microbiology, analytical chemistry, solid state, and submerged fermentation.

Shon is currently enrolled in a postgraduate research program under an EPA and DAFM-funded project CircBioCityWaste: Converting urban waste streams into value-added products, under the supervision of Dr. Gaurav Rajauria, Dr. Eilish Broderick, and Mr. Patrick Quille. The project aims to develop a first-of-a-kind integrated biorefinery concept in Ireland via ‘cascading’, using an ‘end-of-waste’ approach that uses urban biowaste streams. Upon completion, the project will demonstrate a novel concept of new value chains from urban biowaste biomass    sourcing to biostimulants and biofertiliser for sustainable agriculture focusing on plant growth and soil health. The project approaches are key to addressing efficient resources valorisation, multi-faceted sustainability, and circular economy challenges

Shon’s research interests and experience align with UN SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), SDG 12 (Responsible consumption and production), and SDG 15 (Life on land)


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