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On Thursday 25 June Dr Tasman Crowe launched the book Marine Ecosystems: Human Impacts on Biodiversity, Functioning and Services, which was edited by Dr Tasman Crowe and Professor Christopher Frid and published by Cambridge University Press.
Dr Tasman Crowe and Professor Jeremy Simpson will be live on air to answer any questions about studying Science, Computer Science and Actuarial & Financial Studies at UCD. This hangout is designed for international students.
Six of Ireland’s youngest and best science researchers have been selected to work with 66 former winners of Nobel prizes in a week-long event in Germany. Two researchers come from UCD while one each comes from NUI Galway, Trinity, UCC and the University of Limerick. Dr Mariana Bexiga from the UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science is one of the researchers and is pictured here with Professor Jeremy Simpson. (Posted 22 June 2015)
Dr Adrian O'Hagan has recorded a Google Hangout to answer most of the frequently asked questions on our graduate courses in Actuarial Science. Watch also on YouTube (Posted 22 June 2015)
Whether you are a cow, a sheep, a goat or a human, it pays to have a good relationship with the bacteria in your gut. So could we use nitrogen more smartly to broker intestinal harmony? Dr Gavin Stewart is investigating. (Posted 23 June 2015)
Cunninghamella is a superhero when it comes to testing and developing drugs in the lab, and Dr Cormac Murphy is harnessing its power. (Posted 22 June 2015)
Cancer has something of a sweet tooth: tumours have an enormous need for energy and tend to hog available sugars to fuel their growth. But this relative greed can also help doctors to find them - PET scans that pinpoint hotspots of sugar uptake in the body can highlight the locations and aggressiveness of tumours, explains Dr James Sweeney. (Posted 22 June 2015)
75 fifth year secondary school students from 66 secondary schools across Ireland took part in the UCD Computer Science Summer School programme on 4 June 2015. Take a look at some of the activities they took part in on the day.... (Posted 9 June 2015)
160 fifth year secondary school students from 113 secondary schools across Ireland took part in the UCD Science Summer School programme on 3 June 2015. Take a look at some of the activities they took part in on the day.... (Posted 9 June 2015)
Dr Abraham Campbell from the UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics talks about virtual learning environments in the Irish Times.(Posted 5 June 2015)
The UCD Graduate Sports Scholarship (GSS) is a scholarship programme specifically for students who are competing and succeeding at the highest sporting level – nationally and internationally - while simultaneously completing a postgraduate programme at either the UCD College of Science or UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Applications will open on the 1st of June 2015 and will close on the 31st of July 2015. (Posted 13 May 2015)
"While BSE no longer hits the headlines as frequently, prion diseases haven’t gone away, explains UCD researcher Dr Hilary McMahon from the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science and UCD Conway Institute, who is developing a deeper understanding of these confounding proteins and how to stop them from causing problems. (Posted 11 May 2015)