June 18, 2008
Visit by Study Association LIFE Group to the CSCB

25 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates and some MSc Life Science and Technology students from the Study Association LIFE group at the Universities of Leiden and Delft in The Netherlands visited the CSCB on June 18 as part of their week-long fact-finding tour of industry and universities in Cambridge and Dublin. Study Association LIFE was founded in 1999 and has 450 members. It is a non-profit organisation run by and representing students. Excursions, cultural trips, study trips, lectures and symposia are arranged and evaluation of courses is carried out. They receive sponsorship from both universities and from industry and independent funds.

Dr Ian Nelligan, Training Director with the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research Training (NIBRT) spoke to the group about the setting up and structure of NIBRT and its support for training and research in bioprocessing in Ireland. Professor Pat Guiry of the CSCB then spoke about new developments in the CSCB, UCD Conway Institute and UCD Science as a whole and the opportunities available for prospective graduate students at UCD. After the talks, Marloes Petrus, the tour organiser, presented Delft cookie jars to each speaker. The group then had a tour of the CSCB labs and Mass Spectrometry and NMR facilities.

After the visit to the CSCB, the group visited the Smurfit Institute of Genetics at Trinity College Dublin and the Centre for Human Proteomics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Photo: Study Association LIFE Group - Dr Ian Nelligan on extreme right, Marloes Petrus 3rd from right


Study Association LIFE Group - Dr Ian Nelligan on extreme right,
Marloes Petrus 3rd from right

 

 

 

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