The ENGAGE Seminars are an annual competition hosted by the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science in which late stage Ph.D. students are challenged to present their research to a public, non-specialist audience in a clear and effective way. The students compete in front of a panel of judges for the coveted 'ENGAGE Trophy'. This year's host was Science Communicator and RTE presenter, Dr Jennifer Cleary.

This year's six ENGAGE 2019 finalists pictured above are, left to right:

  • Fang Zhao
  • Caoimhe O'Brien
  • Conor McVeigh
  • Josiah O'Sullivan
  • Eleanor Glancy
  • Rebecca Gorry

The topics that were presented at this year’s final included research into:

  • New Cancer Therapies
  • Depression & The Immune System
  • Biodiversity in Ireland
  • Stem Cells & Development
  • Drug addiction

We are delighted to announce that the Winner of the ENGAGE 2019 Grand Final was Rebecca Gorry for her presentation entitled 'Shooting the Messenger - Targeting CypA to fight cancer'. 

450w x 300H Rebecca Gorry Winner ENGAGE 2019

The ENGAGE 2019 Runner Up prize Winner was Caoimhe O' Brien for her presentation entitled 'Fantastic Yeasts and where to find them'.


The winner of Best Poster Presentation was Niall Beagan for his poster entitlted 'Turning the Tide on Plastic Pollution'

400W x 267h Niall Beagan Best Poster Presentation ENGAGE 2019 image