Professor McInerney Conferred With Higher Doctorate

Professor McInerney of the Bioinformatics and Molecular Evolution Unit graduated yesterday with a DSc degree from the National University of Ireland.

The DSc, which is a higher doctorate, was awarded for his thesis entitled “Studies on the Evolution of Genes and Genomes”.  This thesis was entirely based on published research papers. The degree was awarded on the basis of a “significant contribution” to our understanding of this topic.