Maria delivers Science in Society lecture: Could Jurassic Park really happen?

25 Mar 2024

In her talk, Maria spoke about recent attempts to unravel the mysteries surrounding the concept of resurrecting extinct species.

Maria said; “The idea that dinosaurs and other extinct species could be resurrected has fuelled the imagination of the public and the blockbuster movie industry for decades. But could it really happen? And would it be ethical? In this talk we look at the science behind the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World franchise, and whether de-extinction of such ancient animals is even possible.”

University College Cork’s (UCC) thought-provoking 'Science in Society' free public lecture series has been running for 18 years.

Aiming to bridge the gap between scientific advancements and public understanding, the series aims to offer a unique opportunity for the community to engage with cutting-edge scientific topics.

Maria McNamara Research Group

Experimental and analytical taphonomy

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES), University College Cork (UCC), Butler Building, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, T23 TK30, Ireland