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ENGAGE 2022 Grand Final

Accessible Science in plain English. All Welcome.

We are delighted to invite you to the ENGAGE 2022 Grand Final which will take place on Tuesday 12th of April  at 4.30pm both as an (opens in a new window)in-person event in the Moore Auditorium UCD O'Brien Centre for Science and online via a live (opens in a new window)Zoom webinar

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 event is open to the general public and we  invite you, your family, friends and colleagues to be entertained and informed by plain English presentations and posters spanning a breadth of biomedical science.

Our host for the event is  Phil Smyth, an award winning science communicator and broadcaster. Phil is a physicist and an engineer, "loving all things weird, wonderful and explosive"! His principal research interests lie in the field of communication, specifically engaging and exciting an interest in the sciences in students of all ages. He is a presenter with RTÉ having written and presented on over 320 shows including his latest project, Home School Hub.

The following is the list of our six finalists for the ENGAGE 2022 Grand Final and their talk titles:

Niamh Moreton: "Stroke: Priming the Brain to Survive"
Supervisor: Prof John O’Connor

Ciara Lynch:  "Planet Earth III? Can we give David Attenborough a reason to be optimistic?"
Supervisor: Assoc Prof David O’Connell

Niall Treacy:  "Keeping it Renal: Growing Kidney Tissue Without Using Animal Materials"
Supervisor: Assoc Prof John Crean

Danielle Galvin:  "Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater - Are herbal remedies just glorified soup?"
Supervisor: Asst Prof Derek Costello

Rebecca Sheridan:  "Understanding how cancer hacks our cell communication network"
Supervisor: Assoc Prof Margaret McGee

Elin Strachan:  "Inherited Blindness: Next Top Model"
Supervisor: Asst Prof Niamh O'Sullivan

Register here to join us in person on Tuesday 12th April at 4.30pm in the Moore Auditorium, UCD O'Brien Centre for Science
(opens in a new window)https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/engage-2022-grand-final-tickets-276945851497


Register here to join us online live Zoom webinar
(opens in a new window)https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fkp41pRYRqqGszJGov8zRg
We look forward to seeing you there,
Best regards,
Prof Wim Meijer

Head of School / Professor of Microbiology

UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science

  • Rebecca Sheridan: "Understanding how cancer hacks our cell communication network"
  • Elin Strachan: "Inherited Blindness: Next Top Model"

Contact the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science

H1.38 O’Brien Centre for Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 2130 | E: undergrad.sbbs@ucd.ie | Location Map(opens in a new window)