This lecture will place a strong emphasis on the identification of common garden birds. They should be cherished as garden visitors so Niall Hatch, from BirdWatch Ireland, will offer suggestions on how to attract different species to your garden and offer advice on the foods that best suit them. He will also hope to interest people to take part in BirdWatch Ireland’s annual Irish Garden Bird Survey. This is a very important exercise and helps BirdWatch Ireland keep track of the fortunes of our bird population.
Lecture Theatre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
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.
The Institute of Biology of Ireland, as part of the 2019/20 Activity Series, invites its members, the general public, families and friends to a free lecture at National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. The lecture is titled: "Conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources - Towards Sustainable Development Goal 14."
Part of the IBIOLI 2019/20 Activity Series. This lecture will outline how we aim to develop a gene therapy method to stop brain tumour related seizures. This approach will use an inhibitory ion channel, found in helminths (worms), that is activated when it detects increases in the neurotransmitter glutamate. We anticipate that this novel approach will stop abnormal brain wave activity that occurs during a seizure.