News & Events Archive 2010
WiSER & Science Gallery TWiSTing Science video now on YouTube
Missed any of the TWiSTing Science Events in October? Click here to catch up with some of the highlights now in this video.
To find out more about TWiSTing Science, click here.
WiSER & Science Gallery Event Invitation to TWiSTing Science 27th - 30th October
Join us for this 3-day series of events celebrating women in science, technology and engineering. Click here to find out all about what's happening during TWiSTing Science.
4th October TCD Researchers in the news: New ways of detecting invading viruses
Dr. Leonie Unterholzner, Dr. Sinead Keating and Marcin Baran were the lead researchers on the project, led by Professor Andrew Bowie, which has discovered a new way that the immune system is alerted to invading viruses. Click here to read the Irish Times article on their research.
Read the press release by clicking here.
WiSER & Science Gallery Event Come TWiST with us on 9th September
Join us for 'TWiSTing Science' in the Science Gallery at 4.00pm this Thursday. Click here for full details about TWiSTing Science.
27th August Increase in points and demand for TCD science, engineering & computer science courses
Significant increases in many subject areas, especially mathematics. Click here to learn more.
18th August Pioneering Woman: the Irish woman physicist who helped win a Nobel prize
The Irish Times profiles Dublin-born physicist Anne Kernan, who worked on the Cern research that won a Nobel Prize in 1984. Read the article on the Irish Times website.
WiSER Event 2nd July "In Conversation" Event with Professor Kristina Johnson, US Under-Secretary for Energy
WiSER is hosting a coffee morning and “In Conversation” with prominent woman-in-science Professor Kristina M. Johnson, current Under-Secretary for Energy in the US Department of Energy, Washington DC, this Friday, 2nd July.
Click here to find out more about the event and attend >>
16th June TCD's Rachel Evans is youngest finalist in prestigious L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards
Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Evans, Lecturer in the School of Chemistry, on being a finalist in this highly prestigious award, designed to promote the careers of women in science and to reward outstanding women scientists.
Find out more about the award by clicking here.
Click here for a news article about the two Dublin finalists.
6th May TCD's Aoife McLysaght uncovers new clues to understanding Down syndrome
New research on gene evolution by Dr. Aoife McLysaght of the TCD Smurfit Institute of Genetics is profiled today in an Irish Times article and in the New Scientist magazine. Click both links to access the articles.
Upcoming Workshop Academic Writing Groups - 20th May, 12.30 - 2.00pm
CAPSL & WiSER are together hosting a workshop for academic & research staff on setting up and participating in an academic writing group to improve your writing output.
To find out more & register, click here to visit CAPSL's website.
To learn more about academic writing groups, click here.
Workshop Series "Thinking Outside the Box" Career Workshops for Contract Researchers
WiSER, the Staff Development Unit and the Careers Advisory Service and running a pilot workshop series for contract researchers on 17th & 31st May. For more info on the workshops and registration, click here.
UPDATE Wellcome Trust Roadshow cancelled
The Wellcome Trust have had to cancel their scheduled visit to Trinity College for this Wednesday, 28th April.
Innovation Alliance Event 14th April Public interview “Biotech Innovation - Lessons Learned”
With Nola Masterson, Chief Executive Officer of Science Futures Inc. All welcome. To book a seat email Sandra Rafter at email@example.com.
Details: Wednesday, 14 April, 4.30pm in the Innovation Academy, 3/4 Foster Place, Trinity College, Dublin 2
12th April Geneticist Prof. Mary-Claire King Awarded TCD Dawson Prize in Genetics
Leading geneticist, Prof. Mary-Claire King, who was the first to locate a gene associated with breast cancer, was last week awarded the TCD Dawson Prize in Genetics 2010.
Click here to read more about Prof. King and the award
Lecture on Wednesday 7th April, 7pm World-renowned geneticist Prof. Mary-Claire King
The Smurfit Insititute of Genetics, in association with WITS Ireland is hosting a public talk by Professor Mary-Claire King of the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. Professor King will speak on the topic of “Genetics and Breast Cancer – progress in personalised medicine”. She will also be awarded the Trinity College Dublin Dawson Prize in Genetics.
For full details, click to download the poster (PDF, 421 kB)
Lecture on Friday 19th March, 5pm "Women in Science: A historical perspective"
CRANN is hosting a lecture by renowned scientist Professor Petra Rudolf, of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Netherlands. Prof. Rudolf will discuss important contributions of women scientists of the past, why there are still so few women researchers today, whether men and women work differently in science, as well as issues concerning family and work and how these affect scientists.
Details: Friday 19th March at 5 pm, Schrödinger Lecture Theatre, Fitzgerald Building. All are welcome.
Email Paula Colavita if you have any queries.
5th March International Women's Week 2010 - 8th - 12th March
WiSER will be supporting the launch of International Women’s Week at a coffee morning in aid of Haiti hosted by the Mature Student Office & Trinity Access Programme. We look forward to seeing you there.
Details: Monday 8th March at 11 am, Sports Centre Foyer (map to Sports Centre). All are welcome.
Further details on the Equality Office website.
Announcement Mentoring for Early Career Academics launches College-wide
The successful pilot WiSER Mentoring Programme run in 2008-9 is now the basis of a new College-wide Early Career Mentoring Initiative for Academic Staff. WiSER will continue to support this programme, which is run by the Staff Development Unit.
24th February WiSER Successful Partner in €2.75 Million FP 7 Bid
We are excited to announce our participation in the FP 7 TWIST project. Click here to read about TWIST.
17th February Signposting Career Paths for Postdoctoral Researchers
This new guide, published by the Athena Forum, is available for download from their website. Click here to visit their website and access the document.