Cell EXPLORERS goes to NSTF Science Days in Gozo, Malta.

Launched on the 22nd February, the NSTF Science Days in Gozo 2016 will take place from Tuesday, 1st March to Thursday, 3rd March at the Gozo College Boys's Secondary School, Victoria, Gozo. Once again we have been invited to join a team of local and international science communicators who will deliver interactive STEM sessions and spread the love for science! This year again, the programme is interesting and well balanced with diverse representation of STEM topics including Maths, Marine Biology, robotics and human physiology! Nancy and Muriel have taken our Breathing Session developped by Anna (Science Without Border Brazilian student and Cell EXPLORERS intern last summer) in their suitcase

The story of our orange and purple Logo

Our beautiful bright purple and orange logo has been designed for us by Michelle Campion when she was a Master student at NUi Galway. In addition of being a scientist, Michelle is also a very generous person and a talented artist - check her facebook page and her website! Thanks Michelle we really love our logo! She recently created an Album featuring our use of this logo. Some of it is reproduce below - you can also check it here. "During my Masters in NUIG (2013-14) I created a logo for the startup biomedical science programme known as Cell EXPLORERS. The Cell EXPLORERS programme, created in NUI Galway’s School of Natural Sciences, is based on a volunteering model where science students

Young scientists enjoy experimenting on NUI Galway campus!

Doing experiments with liquid nitrogen, turning 2 cent coins gold and sliver, extracting DNA and learning all about exotic animals - our young participants at the Scientist For a Day workshop learned all about what it is like to be a scientist in the laboratories of NUI Galway! Run as a collaboration between Kitchen Chemistry, Cell EXPLORERS and Eco EXPLORERS, the one day workshop on February 16th gave an opportunity for children to come on campus, into one of the universities teaching laboratories, to learn from real scientists and science students about different aspects of chemistry, molecular biology, zoology and ecology. Thanks to all that attended and if you couldn't make it this time,

Hands on Science with Cell EXPLORERS & Kitchen Chemistry at NUI Galway Youth Academy

A team of 18 young scientists joined us for 3 saturdays of practicing experiments in the Biochemistry lab for the second term of NUI Galway Youth Academy. With our team, led by Ivor, our young guests found out how our bodies work and discovered the amazing world of cells, which are found in all living things. They looked at their own cells under the microscope, learn about different types of cells and use the scientific method to investigate what happens inside cells! Our team was made from Nancy, also very involved in preparation and training, Aisling, new recruit this year already quite experienced, Veasna, one of our founding members, Ciara, our expert in Fantastic DNA and youth academy,

Fantastic DNA Workshop at the First NUI Galway MiniMed School

NUI Galway Minimed school is a four week course aimed at inspiring Transition, 5th or 6th year students into studying a healthcare related degree at NUI Galway. Organised by Medical students from the NUI Galway Cancer Society in collaboration with Dr Muriel Grenon, our director, it took place on Wednesdays, the 27th of January, 3rd, 10th & 17th of February 2016 from 7pm to 9.30pm. Running on the theme of oncology this year, Minimed hosted 150 scondary school students who attended mini lecture and practical sessions with a chance to ask questions to current NUI Galwat students. Our team offered the Fantastic DNA session on the 3rd evening dedicated to research. It was a chance to highlight th

Brilliant talks by Cell EXPLORERS team members at Famelab Galway

The International FameLab Science Communication competition has arrived in Galway this year! The Galway Regional Heat during which 10 participants competed for two places in the Ireland final took place on the 9th of February 2016. The ten scientists came from a variety of backgrounds, from a professor of mathematics to a researcher in medical device design, all from NUi Galway with 4 of them being current or past Cell EXPLORERS team members. The competing scientists were given a total of three minutes each to explain their research, or any scientific concept they like to a public audience and a panel of judges. Presentations answered a range of questions from ‘Can biomaterials fix a broken

Clare brought a Fantastic DNA visit to her primary school in Renmore !

Clare, One of our volunteer team members, has been taking fantastic DNA to the primary school where she was a pupil few year ago, Scoil Chaitríona in Renmore. The visit was led by team Leader Charlotte, and Clare was accompanied by BingLing, Melissa and Dylan and the team saw both 5th and 6th classes. We are always delighted when these very special visits happen and You can understand why by reading Clare's summary of the visit in our testimonial page here.

Scientist for a Day is back!

Cell EXPLORERS, Kitchen Chemistry and Eco-EXPLORERS are teaming up again to run another Scientist for a Day midterm workshop this Tuesday, February 16th. The workshop involves a full day of science-related activities for children aged 7 to 13 years old. It includes activities such as preparing DNA, observing colourful chemical reactions and working with live exotic animals. You can find out all the details about Scientist for a Day by clicking here. To register, book your Eventbrite ticket here (registration is open from Thursday, 4th February, 7 pm): http://scientistforadayfebruary2016.eventbrite.com. Please read the registration instructions carefully as a seperate registration form is req

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