Ireland's researchers are punching above their weight in the world of science and are quietly making a significant contribution to the improvement of all of our daily lives. This series looks at some of the most interesting projects leading Irish scientists are working on and assesses what the impact may be on our lives in the future. The selection of projects is extremely diverse and ranges from the identification of a protein which may help to arrest and even reverse the onset of Alzheimer's, to the design of a camera which can picture an event in space which happened billions of years ago. Each week the programme will focus on a specific area of life on which the Investigators are concentrating and this week, it's Crops of the Future.