New Cell EXPLORERS Athlone team!

This month we travelled to Athlone to set up a new Cell EXPLORERS team! The team has been established in collaboration with Professor Neil Rowan, director of the Bioscience Research Institute and will be coordinated by Dr. Alessia Stocca and Dr. Erin Jo Tiedeken. Following training the new team went on school visit to two 5th classes in Coosan National School. You can read more about the partnership between NUI Galway and AIT in the Athlone IT press release on their website here. Thanks to Alessia and Erin for their hard work and to all of the team that came to Coosan school - Evert, Emma, Andrew, Maya, Gavin, Alex and Conor are all postgraduate students or postdoctoral researchers in the Bi

Pint of Science Galway Festival 2015

A momentous occasion took place this week in Galway.... no, not the royal visit..... the first ever Pint of Science Galway Festival! On the evenings of the 18th and 19th May leading scientists in their field came to an unorthodox venue for scienitific discussions - the pub! The Pint of Science fesitval ( is an international festival that takes place in several countries across the world on the same night and has the aim of bringing researches and the public together to allow them to have a chat in a relaxed atmosphere. In Galway, over 200 people came to join the conversation on topics based on the themes of Our Body, Planet Earth and Tech. In the Oslo Bar, Salthill, two

Its been a busy month!

April was a busy time here at Cell EXPLORERS HQ! We were part of the Bio-EXPLORERS Easter Camp 2015 which ran from the 7th-10th April. At the camp young scientists learned about Our Bodies, Cells, How cells get their energy and DNA by performing experiments and activities with us. They also learned all about bugs, both big and small, and ecology, with Dr. Michel Dugon of Eco-EXPLORERS! We also took part in the Teen Tech event, the first one in Ireland, which ran in NUI Galway on the 17th April. 1st year students from secondary schools around Galway had the chance to complete a 10 minute challenge with us - extract some DNA! The 25th April was NUI Galway Open Day. Cell EXPLORERS had a stall i

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