Dublin PubhD 24: Lung Cancer, Irish Genetics & Samhain

Our 24th event will take place on the 1st November at 7:00 pm upstairs in Doyle’s Bar (9 College St, Dublin 2, Dublin) near Trinity College Dublin.

Martin Barr is a Clinical Scientist in the Thoracic Oncology Research Group, Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James’s Hospital & is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin. Martin has a number of key research interests in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). These include projects investigating the role of VEGF and its receptors in lung cancer cell signalling, miRNA profiling and gene signatures as potential markers in the treatment of lung cancer patients and the role of VEGF on lung cancer cell survival.

Edmund Gilbert is a third year PhD student at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His PhD is on the subject of Irish population genetics and diversity, i.e. the how and why different regions in Ireland show different genetic profiles. His work involves studying the wider Irish population, as well as the Irish Travellers who are an interesting genetic isolate.

Allison Galbari is a first-year PhD student at UCD, studying archaeology. Her research focuses on the origins of the festival of Samhain and its eventual evolution into Halloween. Due to the intangible nature of this festival, it is difficult to use traditional archaeological methods to conduct this study. By using folklore, we can get a better understanding of how people viewed the world around them, including archaeological sites. By utilizing the folklore, we will be able to track locations that were either directly associated with Samhain through oral tradition or locations that had significant Halloween traditions, suggesting a traditional importance.

Looking forward to seeing you all there. And as always, if you are interested in taking part in future events as a speaker, which usually take place on the first Wednesday of the month, please contact us at dublin@pubhd.org!

Postgraduate Society AGM

The committee for Postgrad Society is now up for its annual election during our AGM. If you are interested in becoming part of the committee we encourage you to attend and run for a position. This event will be of interest to all members as you will get to elect the new committee for the 2017/2018 year. The event will take place on Wednesday, 11th October at 6 pm in room HG10 of the Nursing Building.

The positions for election include:
– Chairperson
– Vice-Chairperson
– Secretary
– Treasurer
– Public Relations Officer (PRO)
– Sports Officer
– Equipment Officer
– 2 Ordinary Members

Contact pgs@dcu.ie for any queries relating to positions or the election. Our constitution can be viewed here.

If you are interested in purchasing a Postgraduate Society Hoodie please visit: https://www.dcupgs.ie/hoodie.

Dublin PubhD 23: Decisions, Integration, & Muscle Metabolism

Our 23rd event will take place on the 4th October at 7:00 pm in The Pavilion Bar’s balcony in Trinity College Dublin, with two guests presenting their research in 10 minutes.


So who is speaking?

Niamh Clarke graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Nutraceuticals in Health and Nutrition from DIT in 2012. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she continued her education obtaining an M.Sc.in Healthcare Infection Management at Trinity College Dublin. Her research area focused on antimicrobial resistance and serotyping of Group B Streptococcus isolates from adult and neonatal populations. Niamh has worked as a Research Coordinator in The Trinity Academic Dept. Surgery at St. James’s Hospital Dublin for the past four years. Niamh coordinates studies between TCD & SJH in the area of GI Inflammatory Diseases and Cancers, working closely with multidisciplinary teams and patients alike.

A large part of Niamh’s work is managing various biobanks at the Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, which are utilised for national and international translational research projects.  She is passionate about science communication and outreach, organising many school talks and workshops for children.

Bradley Good is a first year PhD student at the Irish School of Ecumenics in Trinity College Dublin. His research is at the intersection of migrant/refugee integration and adult education. Specifically, he is interested in two-way models of integration, that focus on both migrants and Irish citizens.

R. Sambhavi Priyadarshini is a second year PhD student in the school of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University. Her research revolves around the relationship between changes intra-organelle calcium signaling and muscular metabolism in responses to stresses such as exercise training or inactivity.


Looking forward to seeing you all there. And as always, if you are interested in taking part in future events as a speaker, which usually take place on the first Wednesday of the month, please contact us at dublin@pubhd.org!


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