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  • 2018 Summer PhD and MRes Conferrings

    15 Jun
    2018 Summer PhD and MRes Conferrings

    On Friday, 15 June 2018, Dr Stephen Heaphy, Dr Romika Kumari and Dr Jennifer Moloney from the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology were conferred with their PhD degrees and Conor Dolan and Begona Zapateria Gomez from the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology were conferred with their MRes (Master of Research) degrees.

    Dr Justin McCarthy, Dr Kellie Dean,  MRes graduates: Begona Zapateria Gomez and Conor Donan, and Dr Eoin FlemingDr Justin McCarthy, Dr Kellie Dean, MRes (Master of Research) graduates: Begona Zapateria Gomez and Conor Dolan, and Dr Eoin Fleming.

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  • UCC student reports on visit to Janssen Sciences Ireland

    29 Mar
    UCC student reports on visit to Janssen Sciences Ireland

    On Tuesday 26th February, a group of 50 UCC students from third and fourth year biochemistry, 3rd year microbiology and the biotechnology masters, travelled to the Janssen (Johnson&Johnson) plant down in Ringaskiddy. This was as part of an event organised by the UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology society.

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  • Engaging the Next Generation of Scientists

    15 Feb
    Engaging the Next Generation of Scientists

    The fourth year BSc in Biochemistry students, Lorcan Bannon, Orla Brosnan, Denise Burns, Emer Cantillon, Roisin Cassidy, Kevin Foley, Klaudia Juda, Cora Steemers, Peter Townsend and Erika Vasiliauskaite demonstrated a DNA Workshop to secondary school students attending Christ King Secondary School. They all did an excellent job explaining the experiments to the students, demonstrating how to use the equipment and answering the students questions.

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  • Ageing with good health

    14 Nov
    Ageing with good health

    An article published in the Irish Times newspaper today highlights the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology's, Professor Tom Cotter's, research on age-related degenerative eye conditions.

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  • Dr Ruslan Dmitriev is book editor

    07 Nov
    Dr Ruslan Dmitriev is book editor

    Dr Ruslan Dmitriev edited the book 'Multi-parametric live cell microscopy of 3D tissue models', recently published by Springer publishing house (eBook available from 30-Oct-2017, printed version available from Nov-2017, ISBN 978-3-319-67357-8), as part of renown Advances on Experimental Medicine and Biology series (vol. 1035). 

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  • 2017 UCC Spring Open Day

    17 May
    2017 UCC Spring Open Day

    The UCC Open Day held over two days, 16 and 17 May 2017, offers a fantastic opportunity to prospective students to find out more about facilities and course details before making a decision on what to study.

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  • Pharma Careers Seminar

    09 Nov
    Pharma Careers Seminar

    The Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society UCC hosted a careers seminar on Wednesday 9th November at 6.00 pm on the MSc in Biotechnology, as well as an insight into the roles of Biochemistry and Biotechnology Graduates in BioMarin and Janssen. 

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  • Undergraduate Student Research

    12 Sep
    Undergraduate Student Research

    Shannon Quilty (4th year Biochemistry, UCC) received a Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation Scholarship and Grace O’Mahony (4th year Biomedical Science, UCC & CIT) received a HRB Summer Studentship Award to spend 8 weeks during the past summer in the research group of Dr Ken Nally, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and APC Microbiome Institute, UCC. 

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  • Top students receive Eli Lilly awards

    03 Mar
    Top students receive Eli Lilly awards

    The annual Eli Lilly undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for academic excellence were recently presented to students from this School at an event hosted by the UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society on 2nd March last.‌

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  • Conferrings: PhD in Biochemistry 2015

    18 Jun
    Conferrings: PhD in Biochemistry 2015

    On 18 June 2015 at a joint SEFS/Medicine and Health conferring, four students graduated from this School with PhD degrees; Drs Alina Kondrashina and Alicia Waters (Professor Papkovsky’s lab), Dr Joanna Stannika (Professor Cotter’s lab) and Dr Siti Nurtahirah (Tahirah) Jaafar (Professor Sheehan’s lab).

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  • Neuroscience success!

    08 Mar
    Neuroscience success!

    A UCC submission led by Dr Cora O’Neill, Director of the Cork NeuroScience Centre, has led to the Cork NeuroScience Centre being designated as a “Centre of Excellence in Neurodegeneration” (CoEN) after a national and international review process. 

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  • UCC students are the first Irish team to compete in iGEM competition

    04 Nov
    UCC students are the first Irish team to compete in iGEM competition

    Nine students from UCC were the first Irish team to participate in a prestigious synthetic biology competition held in Boston, USA from Oct 31st – Nov 3rd.  The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition saw 245 teams from leading universities all over the world compete based on a synthetic biology research projects conducted over the summer.

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  • Dr Meghan Coakley invites you to use the NIH 3D Print Exchange!

    18 Jun
    Dr Meghan Coakley invites you to use the NIH 3D Print Exchange!

    It has been an exciting time for Dr Meghan Coakley, a recent PhD graduate from Dr Cora O’ Neill’s lab in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. The week after her PhD graduation ceremony at UCC, Meghan was a featured exhibitor at the White House Maker Faire in Washington DC as part of the official launch of the NIH 3D Print Exchange.

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  • PhD Conferrings in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

    12 Jun
    PhD Conferrings in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
    This has been a very busy period as we finalised examining this year’s BSc (Biochemistry) graduating class and also graduated one of the largest cohorts of PhDs when 12 students graduated recently in the Summer conferrings. The latter was the occasion for the first “selfie” by an Irish University president which has attracted in excess of 23,000 views on Twitter last week.
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