Lecture: Evolution of the Earth's Atmosphere as Revealed by Plant Fossil Records - IBIOLI Activity Series 2018/19

Human carbon use during the next century will lead to atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations (pCO2) that have been unprecedented for the past 50-100+ million years according to fossil plant-based CO2 estimates. The paleobotanical record of plants offers key insights into vegetation responses to past global change, including suitable analogs for Earth's climatic future.
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Botany Lecture Theatre, Botany Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin

Field Visit: Guided Tour of The Evolution of Land Plants Garden - 2018 Activity Series

The evolutionary garden is designed to take you on a walk through evolutionary time and charts the development and turnover of plant species across temporal boundaries. This unique outdoor classroom is used to teach plant evolution to UCD students and visitors alike. The garden was showcased at the 2016 Bloom festival where it won a gold medal and was awarded the overall prize for best concept garden in show. Now the garden has come home to the UCD campus where it has become a permanent outreach and teaching resource.
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Kilty Classroom, O'Brien's Science Building, UCD, Dublin

Lecture: Animal Care in Dublin Zoo - My journey as a Zoo Keeper - 2017

The Institute of Biology of Ireland, as part of the 2017/18 Activity Series, invites its members, families, friends and the general public to attend this lecture, "Animal Care in Dublin Zoo - My journey as a Zoo Keeper ", presented by Brendan Walsh, Zoo Keeper, Dublin Zoo. Attendance at the lecture is free to all.

The Institute of Biology of Ireland wishes to thank the various personnel at Dublin Zoo for their help and cooperation in offering this lecture.

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Lecture Theatre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Lecture: Tackling ‘The Emperor of all Maladies’; Cancer, a Journey of Discovery from Bench to Clinic - 2017

This lecture will focus on how a novel human protein, called FKBPL, that occurs naturally in the body, has a unique ability to inhibit tumour blood vessel development, thereby stopping tumour growth and metastasis. A therapeutic peptide-based drug derived from the protein that has been designed to harness its therapeutic effects has entered Phase I/II cancer clinical trials.
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Lecture Theatre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9