Events

Lecture: The Garden Birds of Ireland - IBIOLI Activity Series 2020/21

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.
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Lecture Theatre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Lecture: Conservation and Sustainable Use of Oceans, Seas, and Marine Resouces - Towards Sustainable Development Goal 14

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."
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National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin

Lecture: Gene Therapy Approaches to Treat Disrupted Brain Waves - How Worms Could Hold The Key

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.
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Kathleen O’Sullivan (KOS) Lecture Theatre, TUDUBLIN, Cathal Brugha, Street, Dublin 1 (Previously DIT)

Lecture: 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.
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Dublin Institute of Technology, (DIT), Cathal Brugha St., Dublin 1

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

This lecture event has been RESCHEDULED: 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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Lecture Theature, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9