The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announces that Declan J. Troy has been selected as the 2017 AMSA International Lectureship Award. The International Lectureship Award was established to honor an individual for internationally recognized contributions to the field of meat science and technology and is sponsored by AMSA. Troy will be honored at the AMSA 70th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) on Monday, June 19, 2017 during the Food Security – A Meat Science Story Concurrent Session in College Station, Texas.
Declan J. Troy 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. Troy 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.
Troy has fostered highly successful international collaborations and exchange of knowledge in food science by leading trans-national research programs worth more than €50 million that supported 125 Ph.D. 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.
Troy 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.