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The professional body for biologists in Ireland!
Exclusive access to discussion and information forums on a wide range of topics general and specific to your needs. In addition, access expert panels, and activities including lectures and field visits, and much more.
The following articles, have been written and submitted by IBIOLI members. As well as general information, Articles include reports from the many events organised by the IBIOLI.
Dr. Con O’Rourke – In Memorium (1936-2019)
Dr Con O’Rourke: A major contributor to the Institute of Biology of Ireland Dr Con O’Rourke (1936-2019), son to Tomás O’Rourke and Ruby Sheehan, is sadly missed by his loving wife Anne, daughters Niamh and Maeve and son Brían, his extended family and his many friends. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.
Leaving Certificate Biology: IBIOLI Gold Medal Winners, 2018
The Institute of Biology of Ireland (IBIOLI) awarded Gold Medals to each of five 2018 Leaving Certificate Biology students at a ceremony in the National Botanic Gardens on November 29th 2018.
The Allergic Planet
Globally, more than 250 million people suffer from a food allergy with more than 17 million people suffering from food allergies in Europe alone. Food allergy cases have risen by up to 50% in the past decade, with a 700% rise in hospitalisations due to anaphylaxis.
Biotechnology & Creativity – Reflections on Multi-Disciplinary Degrees
Dr Siobhan Jordan, presented a lecture on March 24th in DCU, on “Biotechnology and creativity – reflections on multidisciplinary degrees”, in conjunction with Dublin City University and the Institute of Biology of Ireland. Siobhan gave an inspiring account of how successful collaborations can be forged between industry and academics and how her multi-disciplinary training assisted her in developing this focused approach in Scotland.
Professor Michael Hennerty Memorial Prize & Medal, 2016
The Professor Michael Hennerty 2016 Memorial Prize and Medal award ceremony took place at the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science on Thursday 17th November. There were 13 awards in total.
Leaving Certificate Biology: IBIOLI Gold Medal Winners, 2016
Friday night, November 18th 2016, marked The Institute of Biology of Ireland’s annual awards to the highest performing students in this year’s Leaving Certificate Biology examination. This activity is just one of the many engaged in by the Institute (www.ibioli.net) to disseminate and encourage interest in Biology at all levels in Ireland.