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Outreach Activities

Outreach activities will be carried out by the QuanTI fellows. The aim of these activities is to create awareness among the general public about the research work performed with the QuanTI network and its importance to society. The activities will also introduce students from schools and universities to science, research and innovation. These students will be encouraged and motivated to pursue careers in science.

 

Activities carried out by fellows

Giulio Prevedello and Harry Tideswell, ESR8 and ESR9 at NUI Maynooth, spent 9 November 2014 working at a Science Week event, providing scientific demonstrations to young children, in Dublin's botanic gardens. Science Week is a national event whose aim is to promote the relevance of science, engineering and technology in everyday lives and to demonstrate the importance of these disciplines to the future development of Irish society and to the economy.


Aridaman Pandit supervised Lucie Hustin from University College Utrecht for a short project that she performed in Utrecht University.

Aridaman Pandit used his bioinformatics skills to co-supervise a PhD student in the group working on T cell receptors. He also supervised a short stay (3 month) visiting PhD student from Hyderabad University, India, and a bachelor student from University College Utrecht.


Yaxuan Yu, the ESR at NUI Galway, has contributed to outreach activity via the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics Transition Year Friday (TYFriday) programme. In this regard he presented his work in an accessible way to a group of 15-16 year old school students who visited the School in 2014.


Professor Löhning's research group actively takes part in the education of medical students. Besides professional training, the group takes part in the organization of Berlin's "Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften" every year. This event is specifically offered to the public audience and aims to introduce the modern day's scientific working environment and to explain current knowledge about the human immune system.


Big Bang Fair

Pedro Costa del Amo volunteered to take part at the stand of the British Society for Immunology at the UK Big Bang Fair in March 2015.

The main aim was to promote awareness and understanding of immunology to the general public (especially children).


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ESR8 (Giulio Prevedello) and ESR9 (Harry Tideswell) from NUI Maynooth have carried out outreach activity for the year 2015 by participating in Maths Week Ireland. In particular, on 17 October 2015 they helped in the event at Ulster Museum in Belfast.

The aim of these events is to promote awareness, appreciation and understanding of maths through a huge variety of events and activities.

For more info: http://www.mathsweek.ie/2015


In October 2015 Mariona Baliu Pique participated in the open day at the UMCU. During the open day, the Children Hospital (WKZ) is open to the public and the Department Laboratory of Translational Immunology organizes different activities. This year, children were able to perform "experiments" such as DNA isolation from strawberries, "blood" ficoll and liquid nitrogen freezing.

A secondary school student came to Bayer Technology Services from 18 - 31 January 2016 and was supervised by Julio Lahoz Beneytez.

During the internship, the student was informed/taught about the kind of work that is done at Bayer (e.g. advanced biology, pharmacokinetics, PBPK, software development) and how a company works. He was also informed about QuanTI, including how it is funded, which partners are included, and the other PhD fellows and how we carry out our interdisciplinary work. Julio also told him about his research, and results, and projects. The student was introduced to people from other departments.


The Be Curious Festival took place at the University of Leeds on 19 March 2016, and allowed the public to find out what researchers at the University are looking at.

Luis de la Higuera Romero, Marco Ferrarini, Grant Lythe and Carmen Molina-Paris all participated in the session on Mathematics in Health and Disease. Part of this session allowed visitors to play with software mimicking our immune system fighting an infection.

Be Curious Festival
Be Curious Festival
Be Curious

Outreach activity

ESR8 (Giulio Prevedello) and ESR9 (Harry Tideswell) from NUI Maynooth have carried out their third outreach activity by participating in the BT Young Scientists exhibition in January 2017 to help out with various activities including puzzles, science based games and small experiments performed throughout the day.

The aim of this event is to communicate the importance of scientific research by conducting small experiments and presenting them to peers. For more info: http://btyoungscientist.com

Outreach activity
Outreach activity

 

 




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