As we arrived the presenters prepared for their presentations, while the rest relaxed. We had six DCU Postgraduate present their research at the conference. Ranging from fields such technology, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Sociology and Community Interaction.

 

Ready for #LITLPRC

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Arriving in Limerick City


PGS Gang off to Limerick!

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Prior to the presentations, there was a workshop on ‘Communicating Your Research to a General Audience’ by Dr Julienne Stack.

Speakers from DCU included:

Peter Brennan: Self-Sustained Sub-Surface Soil Sensors.

Ricardo Valdes-Bango Curell: miRNA-based Genetic Switches in CHO cells.

Sai Pavan Rajesh Sharma: Aged Acoustics Affair with Attractive Ageless Animals

Karen Ward: Research investigating the meanings of spirituality among accredited counsellors practising a new shamanic energy therapy technique with their clients.

Nayanna Boraiah: Data & Forensics using kibaba plugins

Jennifer Okeke: Research exploring the experiences of sex trafficking in the lives of migrant women in Ireland


Presentations

 

Nayana Boraiah presenting her research on “Data & Forensics using kibaba plugins” at #LITLPRC

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Jennifer Okeke presenting her research into “Exploring migrant women’s experiences of sex trafficking” at #LITLPRC

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Peter Brennan showcasing his research on “Self-powered sensors for subsurface pollution monitoring” at #LITLPRC

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Ricardo Valdés-Bango Curell presenting his research on ‘microRNA Genetic Switches in CHO cells’ at #LITLPRC

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Karen Ward giving her presentation at #LITLPRC

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After the presentations during the conference, we all gathered to attend a discussion panel with the heads of research of each of the HEI’s, UL, LIT & MIC. The role of research was discussed and how it will develop in the future. It was quite an insightful discussion on research and the neo-liberal agendas of the HEI’s and community development.

The PGS Guys enjoying the sun ☀️ #LITLPRC

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Awards

DCU Postgraduate Student Ricardo Valdés-Bango Curell won the LPRC Award for ‘Best Research Presentation in Molecular Biology’.

DCU Postgraduate Student Sai Pavan Rajesh Sharma won the LPRC Award for ‘Best Research Presentation in Electrical Engineering’.

This is a great achievement for our society and univerisity!

Our DCU PGS winners from today's Limerick Postgraduate Conference, Ricardo & Sai! #LITLPRC

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Networking

The conference took place between 8:00 am and 5:30 pm, with the awards ceremony taking place at 5:15 pm. After the conference, we freshened up and attended a networking event with a complimentary dinner and drinks reception. The reception was held at the Clayton Hotel, this offered a fantastic opportunity to network with fellow postgraduates from across the country.

 


 

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Dylan Grimes Larkin

DCU Postgraduate Society Secretary | PubhD Dublin Co-Organiser | Physics