Physiology Friday October 16th 2015
The Department of Physiology, University College Cork celebrated Physiology Friday on October 16th as part of an international series of events during Biology Week,
part-funded by The Physiological Society. UCC staff and students enjoyed a fun-filled day that included an ECG world record attempt and BioBake sale (showcasing a range of tasty organ treats) raising money for the Irish Heart foundation. A blitz of short presentations by academic staff and trainees included unorthodox entertaining approaches such as poetry, time lapsed videos and even a rap! The theme of Women in Science was celebrated by drawing attention to female Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winners. The day’s exciting events culminated in a public lecture by a visiting scholar from the University of Cambridge. Professor Ken O’Halloran, Head of Department, commented: “Physiology is the science of life – hugely relevant to the contemporary discussion of health and wellbeing. Physiology Friday was a great success for all involved and all who enjoyed the opportunity to link with the Department and the discipline”.