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Christmas Celebrations 2017

As December is upon us, our Christmas celebrations are in full swing with our ‘Xmas Extravaganza’ party & a ‘6 Pubs of Christmas’ event.

So, in honour of all things festive we are having our Xmas party on December 16th at 6 pm, in the Back Page pub, Phibsborough. There will be Pool, Foosball, and over 100+ board games, along with many other festive activities to keep you entertained and merry at the party.

There will be food available for all which will include a handmade pizza selection veggie and vegan options available), boards of homemade garlic bread, bruschetta, olives, roasted nuts and cheese, and a selection of freshly made dips.

Our ‘6 Pubs of Christmas’ event will take place on Friday 7th, December at 5:30 with the first pub of the night being DCU’s own NuBar. Check out the facebook event for more details or join the WhatsApp group to stay in the loop and find out the pub list.

As usual, we will also be having our ‘Weekly Meetup’ on Friday, at 6 PM in the NuBar. There will be food served between 6:30-7:00 PM.

Christmas

On behalf of every one of the PGS Committee, have a Happy Christmas & Fantastic New Year!

PubhD 25: Radiotherapy, Cooking and Entrepreneurship

Our 25th event will take place on the 6th December at 7:00 pm downstairs in the Doyle’s Bar (9 College St, Dublin 2, Dublin) near Trinity College Dublin. This event will extend to the Dublin PubhD Xmas Party! Our 3 speakers for the evening will be:

Amy Buckley is a PhD Student at the Department of Surgery, at Trinity College Dublin. Her research aims to develop new radiotherapy models.

JJ Healy is a lecturer in Culinary Arts in CIT Cork and is in the closing stages of his PhD. He has worked as a professional chef for 30 years, spending the last 8 years lecturing. His research is looking to create a Framework of Critical Success Factors for Independent Restaurants.

Gavan Cleary is a 2nd year PhD student in DIT. A mature student and late convert to academia, Gavan spent over 25 years in sales and management before deciding to change careers. He graduated with an H.Dip. (Hons) in Cloud and Web Technologies from DBS in 2014. He then continued his education obtaining an M.Sc. in Innovation and Technology Management from DIT in 2015. His research is focused on developing practical toolkits to support social entrepreneurs as they create new social enterprises in Ireland.

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!

Video: PubhD 24

Dublin PubhD 24: Lung Cancer, Irish Genetics & Samhain

 

 

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.

 

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.