Our eighteenth event will be on the 3rd May at 7:00pm in The Black Sheep’s basement (61, Capel Street), with so far two confirmed speaker her research in 10 minutes:
Maureen Williams is a third year PhD student in the Zoology Department at Trinity College. She focuses on how behavior-changing parasites and their hosts interact, and how those interactions could change with rising temperature. She conducts experiments and do field work mostly in lakes and rivers, with a focus on ecologically important crustaceans and their Acanthocephalan parasites. Hopefully, her work will be able to show the ecological consequences of parasites pushing hosts to their predators. She tweets as @MoDubs11 and you can read more about her on her website.
Scott McKay is a first year PhD student in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His research focuses on the application of quantum mechanics and computational chemistry to the design and development of drug molecules for use in fluorescence guided surgery and photodynamic therapy.
Patrick Rogers is a first year PhD student in DCU’s School of English, is writing his thesis on Space and time in imperial boys fiction. He is discussing how boys fiction was written specifically to develop the empire builders of the future. This includes issues on the establishment of boundaries and the idea of progress vs the degenerated or primitive culture me of other territories within the empire.
Looking forward to seeing you all there. And as always, if you are interested in taking part in future events as a speaker, which usually take place on the first Wednesday of the month, please contact us at email@example.com!