Sunday Longread: Female mentors in STEM fields are a precious resource, not a disadvantage

In the wake of a controversial paper published in Nature, Trinity academics weigh in on mentorship in their careers

When you embark on a STEM course as a woman, you are aware from the start that although the gender balance in STEM leadership and mentoring roles has greatly improved in recent decades, the number of women in leadership positions


European Researchers’ Night at Trinity brings research into public eye

The move to virtual leaves no shortage of research-related events and fun

European Researchers’ Night is an annual initiative that aims to bring researchers and their work into the public eye and to encourage those from all backgrounds to engage with research. Last year over 1.6 million people attended European Researchers’ night


Trinity research shows polio causes previously unknown changes to the brain

The research could impact drug development and patient rehabilitation for polio, and similar neurological diseases

Trinity research on the effect of polio on the nervous system has unearthed newly found changes to the brain caused by the disease. 

Polio, now a rare condition in most parts of the world thanks to a highly effective vaccine,


Trini-Screen: How research at Trinity’s Covid-19 screening programme could accelerate testing

The service uses LAMP analysis techniques which, when used alongside current HSE methods, could get results back faster

Trini-Screen, Trinity’s own campus-based Covid-19 screening programme, is still in its early days, but with backing from campus residents, it has the potential to change the way we test for the virus in the future. 

Plans for on-campus testing were


Trinity researchers sequence genomes of Irish Vikings and uncover Norwegian origins

The research busts the blonde haired, blue-eyed Viking image and shows that natives also adopted the Viking way of life

Irish Viking genomes have been sequenced for the first time by a group of researchers from Trinity and the National Museum of Ireland. The research was part of a wider, six-year-long study of Viking genomes published today in the leading


New material created by Trinity team could increase efficiency of data storage

The material has the potential to increase the capacity of the global fibre optic network tenfold

Trinity researchers from the School of Physics and the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) have created a new material which has enabled them to perform magnetic switching at ultra-fast speeds. This could have significant effects on