EVENT RESCHEDULED - Professor Dan Bradley will explain how human genetics can be used to understand better the patterns and processes underlying genetic variations which exist on our island. Ancient DNA is now an archaeological tool, enabling genetic postcoding of discoveries of human remains and is helping to rewrite the history of Europeans. Our first sequencing of ancient genomes from the British Isles were of samples from the North East of Ireland at Ballynahatty Co. Down, and Rathlin Island. These showed that the great waves of people movements in Northern Europe washed all the way to our island. More recently, results from Newgrange were certainly not what we were expecting.
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
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.
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.
Lecture Theature, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9