Lecture Report: Biotechnology & Creativity - Reflections on Multi-Disciplinary

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Biotechnology

Report written by Frank McGourty, IBIOLI Secretary


Dr Siobhan Jordan, Director of Interface, the knowledge connection enterprise for business and academic collaborations in Scotland, presented a lecture on March 24th in DCU, “Biotechnology and creativity – reflections on multidisciplinary degrees” , jointly sponsored by the Biological Research Society in the School of Biotechnology at Dublin City University and the Institute of Biology of Ireland.

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Dr Siobhan Jordan presenting the lecture at DCU
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(L to R) Jonathan Loftus, Chair BRS, Kim Connick, Vice Chair, Dr. Siobhan Jordan, Prof. Richard O'Kennedy, President IBIOLI

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.

The lecture was attended by over 50 staff, researchers and students and there was a very extensive question-and-answer session after the lecture, which extended into an excellent social event with coffee and sandwiches. It was clear that Siobhan was a great role model for young scientists seeking to develop all aspects of their knowledge to further their careers.

The aims and activities of the Institute of Biology were presented, at the start of the meeting, by Richard O’Kennedy, President of the Institute of Biology, who chaired the event.

Siobhan originally studied Biotechnology in DCU followed by a Ph.D. in Genetics at TCD.