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Secondary School Poster Competition

2 March 2016

Nineteen pupils currently in the transition year in local secondary schools participated in a poster competition hosted by the Microbiology Department TCD and the Trinity Access Programme. The students first attended a workshop led by Dr Ronan Smith from TAP at which they were given guidance in performing research and presenting their findings in a poster. The students were then asked to research and present on a topic of their choice concerning antibiotics. The student's posters were displayed in the foyer of the Moyne Institute at an event that was also attended by parents and teachers. Four winners were chosen and will spend a week on work experience in the Staphylococcal Research Group's laboratory in the Moyne. The competition has contributed to the work package on outreach activities that is part of the Horizon 2020-funded project NoMorFilm. Professor Tim Foster and Professor Joan Geoghegan from the Microbiology Department TCD are members of the NoMorFilm consortium which will discover and develop new antibiotics from microalgae in the sea.

The winners are:

Sophie Lyons, Assumption Secondary School, Walkinstown.
“Teixobactin: an antibiotic of the future”

Conor Comiskey, St Joseph's Secondary School, Rush.
“A Study on Tigecycline”

Aoife Dunne, Colaiste Bride, Clondalkin.
“Neomycin”

Kristine Segovia, Loreto College, Crumlin.
“Cephalosporin”

Pictures from the event: