Monday 30 January 2017

Bite-Sized Science

On January 25th, science took over Triskel Christchurch in Cork for the FameLab Munster Heat. FameLab is one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world. Presenters have three minutes to explain a scientific concept to their audience.

In 2016, INFANT’s own Daragh Finn claimed 3rd place in the FameLab Ireland final.

famelab triskel presenters
Stress and Prediction

INFANT’s speakers at event represented the diverse nature of our research. Our Young Researcher of the Year, Katie Togher, took to the stage first to explain how stress affects mothers and babies.

The next INFANT speaker, Deirdre Hayes-Ryan, gave the audience a compelling presentation titled “Pre-eclampsia: knowing is half the battle”. Finding ways to fight pre-eclampsia and keep mums safe is one of INFANT’s core research missions.

Sunshine and High Voltage

Karen O’Callaghan told a full-house at the Triskel why sunshine is so important to our wellbeing, reflecting the findings of INFANT researchers in the ODIN study.

In “Danger, Danger, High Voltage?!”, Alison O’Shea looked to dispel myths about the dangers of electricity, highlighting the key role it plays in groundbreaking scientific research.

Famelab TriskelCongratulations to our FameLab contestants on a great achievement!