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Thu, 18:00

International Women's Day 2019 - Women in Biology

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Thu 7 March 2019
18:00 - 19:30

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Moore Auditorium,
University College Dublin, Stillorgan Road, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

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To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th, UCD Biological Society. We wanted to celebrate the contributions made by female researchers throughout Science, in particular, biology. Therefore, we have organised a symposium where a panel of speakers from across the country are invited to speak to us about their phenomenal work and the accomplishments they have made during their career, as well as discuss how they feel gender diversity within the scientific community is changing. Some of the key influential Irish researchers who are going to be present for our panel discussion include: The women who will be speaking are:

Prof. Orla Hardiman (TCD), the third full Professor of Neuroscience in Ireland with cutting-edge research on ALS;

Prof. Cliona O'Farrelly (TCD), Trinity’s Chair of Comparative Immunology and recipient of the 2014 Nature Award for Mentoring in Science;

Prof. Emmeline Hill (UCD), geneticist and equine scientist who identified the “speed gene” in racehorses;

Prof. Catherine Godson (UCD), full Professor of the UCD School of Medicine and former board member of the European Research Council with internationally recognized Diabetes research;

Dr. Maria McNamara (UCC), paleobotanist and Senior Lecturer in Geology analyzing the evolution of communication in animals through preserved pigmentation in fossils.