Cell EXPLORERS Limerick IT




The Cell EXPLORERS Limerick IT team was established in May 2019. The team is based in the department of Applied Science at LIT et was developed through collaboration with Dr. Marie Walsh. You can learn more about the department of Applied Science here

The team is bringing the 2019 Fantastic DNA School Roadshow to primary schools around Limerick starting in September and will run more school visits around Science Week 2019.

To contact the Cell EXPLORERS CIT team you can email them at cellexplorerslit@gmail.com.


The Team


Marie Walsh and Siobhan Curtin are the two coordinators of the LIT team. Their team of volunteers will be engaging and inspiring primary school children around Limerick, teaching them about DNA and mentoring them on how to prepare DNA in their own classrooms!

Dr. Marie Walsh

Lecturer, Department of Applied Science

Marie Walsh is a lecturer in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science in the Applied Science Department at LIT. A graduate of the University of Glasgow and Queen’s University Belfast, she was awarded a B.Sc. in Life Sciences and PGCE in Chemistry and Biology. She also has an M.Sc. in Communicating Science. Marie is one of the LIT coordinators for LIT CELL EXPLORERS team. She is also currently co-ordinating two Erasmus+ projects – MathE and FICTION. She is involved in several outreach initiatives at LIT, and co-ordinates Science Week, Space Week and CanSat events in the Institute.

Dr. Siobhán Curtin

Lecturer, Department of Applied Science

Dr. Siobhán Curtin is a lecturer in Instrumental Analysis and Quality Management in the Applied Science Department at LIT. A graduate of the University of Limerick, she was awarded a B.Sc. (Ed) in Biological Sciences with chemistry and a PhD from the Department of Life Sciences. Siobhán, one of LIT Cell EXPLORERScoordinators, is also a researcher on the Erasmus+ funded  MathE project. She is involved in a number of outreach initiatives at LIT. One of her main research interests is in the area of STEM Education.



School Visits

The first LIT Cell EXPLORERS school visit took place in May 2019 as a training visit with the coordinators from the NUI Galway team. The team visited  ....

Training School visits by the Cell EXPLORERS LIT team in 2019

If you want the LIT team to visit your school you can contact them at cellexplorerslit@gmail.com 


School of Natural Sciences, Arts and Science Building, National University of Ireland, Galway

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Cell EXPLORERS is funded by Science Foundation Ireland under the SFI Discover programme, NUI Galway and the Galway University Foundation.