Celebrating 35 years in Trinity: Professor Werner Blau

Jill Ivers gives an insight into the life of Prof Werner Blau, an accomplished Trinity lecturer, as he celebrates 35 years of working in Trinity

Professor Werner Blau resides in an office behind the Schrödinger theatre, nestled on the top floor of the Physics Fitzgerald building, where the famous Austrian physicist, himself, once sat during his time at Trinity. In a scientific community increasingly concerned

Professor Aoife McLysaght to lecture at this year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

The prestigious lectures will be broadcasted on BBC Four between Christmas and New Year

Aoife McLysaght, Professor of Genetics at Trinity, will feature on this year’s Christmas Lectures, to be broadcasted on BBC Four between Christmas and New Year.

Today, the Royal Institution announced that Professor McLysaght will be joining Professor Alice Roberts,

Trudy Mackay to be awarded the Dawson Prize in Genetics

The prestigious award is one part of George’s Dawson’s legacy at Trinity

Trudy Mackay, Director of Clemson University’s Center for Human Genetics (CHG) and a world-leading authority on quantitative genetics, will be awarded the Dawson Prize in Genetics tomorrow at the Stanley Quek Theatre in TBSI. Mackay will give a public lecture

Trinity researchers uncover how cigarette smoking can lead to tuberculosis

Exhaustion in lung macrophages of smokers mean that they are not able to function properly and destroy pathogens

Trinity researchers have discovered how lung cell exhaustion, caused by cigarette smoking, can lead to tuberculosis (TB), and have published their findings in the American Journal of Respirator Cell and Molecular Biology.

The researchers compared the lung cells of smokers …

The ‘Innate’ beliefs of Kevin Mitchell

Andrea Viani-Duggan talks to Prof Kevin Mitchell ahead of the release of his new book, Innate, which addresses how the wiring of our brains shapes who we are

When you think of the word innate, what synonyms does your mind devise? Characteristic? Inborn? Inherent? Well, Professor Kevin Mitchell wants us to add being human and personality to this list. In his new book, ‘Innate’, Mitchell explores the possibility

Trinity to host 24-hour hackathon to tackle climate change challenges

Dublin’s focus will be on its transition to smarter urban water management

A 24-hour hackathon will be hosted by Trinity today as Dublin participates in this year’s Climathon, a worldwide hackathon that brings students, entrepreneurs, technical experts, and app developers together to tackle climate challenges. 115 cities around the world will be

Six startups kickstart Trinity’s first international accelerator programme

The programme represents one of the first forays into the global entrepreneurship ecosystem by Trinity

Tangent Pioneers, the first international accelerator programme, launches this week with six Trinity student and alumni-created startups. The participants include ethical fashion brand Nu, seaweed harvesting business SeaPunk, and a social enterprise that helps users donate to charities named Change

Behind the medals of a biomedical engineering PhD

Robert Gaul explains how his award-winning research on arteries may change the treatment of cardiovascular disease

Robert Gaul is in the midst of wrapping up his PhD at Trinity, for which he has already landed two major biomedical engineering awards. Earlier this year, Gaul received the Biomedical Research Medal for his work from Engineers Ireland, having

Killer science: what makes Novichok so deadly?

The poisonings in Salisbury this year have drawn much media attention to nerve-agents. What are these poisons and why are they so potent?

For almost as long as there have been political rivalries and hierarchies, there have been people willing to kill in cold blood, either for personal or ideological advancement. Assassination is a concept as old as politics itself. The method-of-choice for

The business of science

How profits, start-ups, and egos can shape science discoveries that reach the public

In April 2000, a scientific magazine, The Scientist, published the following statement: “It might not be a coincidence that an anagram of ‘genome’ is ‘ego men’.” This sentence was included in an article that discussed the joint statement of US

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