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To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th, UCD Biological Society is holding a panel talk with some of the top female researchers in Ireland. They have been invited to speak to us about their phenomenal work and the accomplishments they have made during their career, as well as discuss how they feel gender diversity within the scientific community is changing. Some of the key influential Irish researchers who are going to be present for our panel discussion include: Prof. Orla Hardiman (TCD): the third full Professor of Neuroscience in Ireland with cutting-edge research on ALS Prof. Cliona O'Farrelly (TCD), Trinity’s Chair of Comparative Immunology and recipient of the 2014 Nature Award for Mentoring in Science Prof. Emmeline Hill (UCD), geneticist and equine scientist who identified the “speed gene” in racehorses; Dr. Maria McNamara (UCC), paleobiologist and Senior Lecturer in Geology analyzing the evolution of communication in animals through preserved pigmentation in fossils. To explore the influence of female researchers in other scientific fields, we also have the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Ronadh Cox (Williams College, USA), a geologist investigating how storm waves transport giant boulders (some the size of small houses!), especially on the Aran Islands and the Clare coast. We look forward to seeing all of you there. Proudly sponsored by Bank of Ireland https://biologicalsociety9.wixsite.com/women-in-bio https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/women-in-biology-tickets-56846561596