Sandra Jansen has a MSc degree (including BSc) in Plant Sciences with Computer Sciences from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, with an emphasis on plant physiological research.
Sandra has worked as Research Assistant on several plant sciences research projects in the Weizmann Institute of Sciences (Rehovot, Israel), and in UAPS, Wye College (Kent, UK).
More recently, she has worked in UCC as Administrator for EU COST Action UV4Growth (FA0906).
She is currently working as Communications Officer for the EPA-funded research project “Impacts of MicroPlastics (IMP)“, which looks at the impacts of microplastics on the Irish freshwater environment. In this role she is responsible for the project website and outreach.
She is also working as Administrator (website, outreach) on the SFI-funded project on “Exploiting narrow-band UV-LEDs for Sustainable, Innovative, Technology-Enabled Cropping (UV-SINTEC)”. This project will develop novel UV-LED irradiation technology. The developed UV-emitting systems will be used to characterise pest tolerance, phytochemical content and architecture in plants.