Trinity’s ADAPT and CONNECT research centres awarded €81 million in SFI funding

The centres specialise in artificial intelligence and telecommunications research

Two Trinity led research centres, the SFI Research Centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology (ADAPT) and the SFI Research Centre for Future Five Science Foundation Ireland (CONNECT), have received approximately €81 million in SFI funding to expand their current research

The vital role of zoos in conservation

Ex-situ conservation and other programmes could be endangered animals’ saving grace

Zoos have been around for centuries. Once a symbol of royalty and power, zoos are now major players in saving endangered species and conserving wildlife. But what role do zoos play in our conservation efforts today? 

Conservation is the protection,

NUI Galway team contribute to breakthrough breast cancer gene risk study

NUI Galway team have contributed to international study in the gene risk factor of breast cancer, showing the risk assessments that can be done, allowing individuals to receive early treatment to reduce or prevent the disease

A collaborative study into the risks associated with breast cancer has been published, with contribution from investigators in the Lambe Institute at National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway). 

The study’s research has suggested that the extent that gene related

Trinity report on sexual violence and its effects in Ireland is the first in the country in two decades

The research highlights the importance of the availability of mental health supports for survivors

A study published by Trinity alongside Maynooth University shows that one-third of all adults have experienced some form of sexual violence in their lives. The study is based on a sample of 1,000 Irish adults, and the research was focused

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

Trinity ecologists monitor biodiversity in Japan using acoustic surveys

The research was hindered by human noise pollution alongside “noisy” local cicada insects

Trinity ecologists, as part of a collaborative team, have published new research using recordings of animal noises to assess biodiversity across 23 field sites in a sub-tropical region of Japan. 

The team has assessed how effective these were for pinpointing

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,