Cell EXPLORERS Future Neuro

 

The Cell EXPLORERS Future Neuro team brings the Fantastic DNA School Roadshow to primary schools around Dublin.

Visits can take place during Spring 2020 and later on this autumn around the time of National Science Week in November 2020.

 

About 

 

The Cell EXPLORERS Future Neuro team was established in May 2019. The team is based in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland with collaborators in Trinity College, UCD, DCU and NUI Galway. The team was developed through collaboration with Linda Coyne, the Communications, Outreach and Education Officer at Future Neuro.

You can learn more about the the research focus of Future Neuro here: https://www.futureneurocentre.ie/

 

The team has brought the 2019 Fantastic DNA School Roadshow to primary schools around Dublin in September and conducted more school visits around Science Week 2019. In 2020, the team will continue to visit more schools around Dublin.

 

The Team

 

The Cell EXPLORERS Future Neuro Team is made up of enthusiastic postgraduate students and researchers from the Future Neuro research center. The team are based primarily in Dublin and is coordinated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The team is coordinated by Linda Coyne, the Communications, Outreach and Education Officer of Future Neuro.

Her team, pictured right, have a passion for communicating their love of science to young children and are excited by the opportunity to interact with primary schools around Dublin. 

 Cell EXPLORERS Future Neuro team in 2019

Linda Coyne

Cell Explorers Future Neuro Coordinator

Communication, Outreach and Education Officer,

Future Neuro, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

Linda is the Communications, Education and Outreach Officer at Future Neuro. She looks after the website, social media and press, as well as the Education and Outreach programmes such as Cell Explorers. She works closely with the researchers at FutureNeuro to develop their communication skills. A big part of her role is to work with groups such as charities, policy makers, patient representatives and schools to help inform our research and improve how scientists communicate their work.

 

School Visits

The first Future Neuro Cell EXPLORERS school visit took place in October 2019 as a training visit at Gardiner Street with the coordinators from the NUI Galway team.

 

The team further visited another school in South Circular Road, Dublin. Overall, hosting  3 classes, and engaging with 74 children on Fantastic DNA and learning about scientists at Universities.

Future Neuro team will continue to visit schools in 2020. If you would like Cell EXPLORERS Future Neuro to bring Fantastic DNA to your school contact the team by email.

Future Neuro Fantastic DNA school map 2019

Training school visit by Future Neuro Cell EXPLORERS Team

cellexplorers@nuigalway.ie

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. 

Team Training 2019