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A significant piece of ocean research infrastructure was brought to fruition with the completion of the Galway Bay underwater ocean observatory over the weekend. Through the combined effort of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), the Marine Institute and Commissioners of Irish Lights the final piece of equipment has been deployed to give researchers and ocean energy developers unique insight into the Galway bay marine environment. The observatory is now entering into a commissioning period and is expected to be operational in the coming months.
Delegates from across the EU are in Galway this week to discuss the future of journalism in Europe at a two-day event in NUI Galway’s Insight Centre for Data Analytics.
Baboró International Arts Festival for Children is to hold a ground-breaking conference entitled Opening the Door to Creative Teaching and Learning. The conference will take place in NUI Galway on Thursday May 28 and is aimed at anyone interested in improving levels of confidence, creative and critical thinking and problem solving in primary school children, and in finding new ways of exploring the curriculum using creativity and active learning.
Children will have the chance to have their art projected onto walls in Galway city centre locations and app enthusiasts will get access to new apps under the designation by the UN of 2015 as the International Year of Light.
A team of NUI Galway scientists have found that cells of the immune system have a previously undescribed ability. In a paper just published Journal of Cell Biology, the scientists describe the presence of primary cilia on immune cells. These antenna-like structures are found on almost all cell types in the body, but since the 1960s, it has been thought that they do not arise in blood cells.
Two Galway teams — Team Sputnikí Mhóinín from Galway Community College, Galway, and Team Sat AthaRi from GairmScoil Mhuire, Athenry — were named joint winners in the regional final of the CanSat competition last week. The competition, run by the European Space Agency, sees school teams throughout Europe compete to create and launch miniature satellites.
A new world-class medical device research centre is to be established at NUI Galway as part of a €245 million national investment in science and technology announced this week. The funding will see five new Science Foundation Ireland research centres established around the country, with NUI Galway playing a key role in three of these.
Next month, the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) at NUI Galway will host a free seminar on the regulatory elements that need to be considered when developing medical devices involving a combination of advanced materials and biomolecules. The European Regulation of Medical Devices (EROMed) Seminar will take place on on October 13 in the Seminar Room of the Biosciences Building from 9.30am to 5.30pm.
Groundbreaking research being carried out at NUI Galway could lead to new ways of overcoming resistance to treatment for the blood cancer multiple myeloma.
Two of Mayo's leading science minds have received funding of more than €1.2 million between them to lead their own major research projects at the forefront of the sustainable and renewable energy sector.