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Welcome to UCD Science. University College Dublin has one of the most diverse Science programmes in the country, providing undergraduate and graduate courses in the biological, biomedical, chemical, geological, mathematical, physical and computer sciences. Watch our new 60 second video showcasing the world-class facilities in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science.


UCD Summer Schools for 5th Year Students2-5 June 2015 UCD 5th Year Summer Schools

3 June 2015 UCD Science Summer School - Includes workshops in biomedical, environmental and biomolecular science, chemistry, mathematics, geology and physics. Book online.

4 June 2015 Computer Science Summer School - includes opportunity to learn how to program and attend a range of range of presentations and interactive demonstrations on modern computer science topics. Book online.


How to turn the bad guys good in hardened arteriesHow to turn the bad guys good in hardened arteries

Hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases and is a common feature of ageing but it is not good news. Dr Orina Belton is figuring out how targeting a key cell of the immune system could change the nature of plaques, and possibly even reduce the damage.... (Posted 25 March 2015)


New insights into depression – gender diversity and links to inflammatory diseasesNew insights into depression – gender diversity and links to inflammatory diseases

Depression is a complex condition and people with inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and cardiovascular disease often experience depression alongside their ailment. Dr Jana Haase has been getting glimpses into the molecular underpinnings that could help explain some of these more ‘personalised’ aspects of depression.... (Posted 24 March 2015)


UCD School of Geological Sciences are pleased to announce theUCD School of Geological Sciences are pleased to announce the
Woodside Energy Masters Scholarships in Petroleum Geoscience

UCD School of Geological Sciences was pleased to welcome representatives from Woodside Energy to present the Woodside Energy MSc Award in Petroleum Geoscience and to launch a new scholarship programme for students pursuing an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience.


Group Photo at UCD Science WorkshopOver 30 secondary school students attend UCD Science Workshop

Over 30 students from secondary schools across Ireland attended the UCD Science Workshop on 25 February 2015. The students got the chance to learn about Physics of Antarctica and experienced a microbiology lab on the Art & Science of Brewing.


Figure: ErbB2 receptor clustering upon HRG–nanorod binding to MCF7 cells. Confocal micrographs showing a dorsal section of targeted (bottom panel) and non-targeted (top panel) MCF7 cells. ErbB2 receptors (green) were immunostained without permeabilising the plasma membrane. Nuclei were stained with Hoechst 33342 (blue). Stars indicate examples of ErbB2 receptor clusters that are in close proximity of nanorods.UCD Spin-out Secures €800,000 from European Space Agency to Address Big Data Challenges in Space

Parameter Space Ltd, a new University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, has secured a €800,000 contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) to fund a 3-year project.




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