UCD Biological Society Run Women in Biology Panel

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The inaugural Women in Biology panel run by the UCD Biological society took place on the 7th of March to celebrate Women’s Day 2019.

  • Panellists included 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.
  • Dr. Ronadh Cox (Williams College, USA), a geologist investigating how storm waves transport giant boulders.

This panel was also chaired by UCD’s very own professor Emma Teeling who is listed as one of the top 100 female scientists in Ireland with a TEDx talk that has over 340,000 downloads.

A huge congratulations to all involved!