Brilliant talk by Cell EXPLORERS Cora at Famelab Galway 2019

Twelve contestants from the West of Ireland battled at the Famelab Galway heat in An Taibhdhearc on the 21st of February. Cell EXPLORERS Cora, 3rd year zoology undergraduate student, spoke about snake bites - she was well prepared and eloquent! It was her first public speaking experience and she was amazing! Congratulations Cora! We are proud of you! There was a fantastic lineup including some of our friends: Megane from EcoExplorers, who brought her friend Matt the Python; Kate Warde from the Lambe Institute who talked how a scientific fraud gave rise to the anti-wax movement, and Francesco from NUIGalway Chemistry who talked about climate change. Megane won the audience vote, yeah! Congrat

Cell EXPLORERS is funded for another two years!

We are delighted and honoured to have received a Science Foundation Ireland Discover award to continue our work for the next two years. This award will fund the expansion of our national network from 10 to 13 partner teams located in Irish Higher education institutions. We are welcoming 3 new team based in Cork Institute of technology, Limerick Institute of technology and Galway-Mayo Institute of technology. The new funding will also allow us to start a research study on the impact of the fantastic DNA visits on children’s perception of science and scientists. One the occasion of the announcement of the funding awards, as part of a national investment of €3.6 million, we met John Halligan, T

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

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