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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...
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....
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...
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...
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....
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...
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Biology is the study of complicated things that have the appearance of having been designed with a purpose.

- Richard Dawkins

Nothing in Biology makes sense, except in the light of evolution.

- Theodosius Dobzhansky

The study of butterflies—creatures selected as the types of airiness and frivolity—instead of being despised, will some day be valued as one of the most important branches of Biological science.

- H. W. Bate

Biology is the most powerful technology ever created. DNA is software, protein are hardware, cells are factories.

- Arvind Gupta

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.

- Albert Einstein

Evolution is cleverer than you are.

- Francis Crick

In biology, nothing is clear, everything is too complicated, everything is a mess, and just when you think you understand something, you peel off a layer and find deeper complications beneath. Nature is anything but simple.

- Richard Preston