Past event - 2022
11 May 7-8pm
Massimo's Bar, 10 William St W, ,
Galway H91 C2X3
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The Biomechanics of Cancer

Eóin McEvoy (Dr, of University of Galway )
Dr Eóin McEvoy is a Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at NUI Galway. Following completion of PhD research on the biomechanics of heart disease, he transitioned to the field of cancer biophysics and undertook postdoctoral research at the Center for Engineering Mechanobiology at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Since joining NUI Galway in 2020, his main interest has been the role of physical forces in disease, spanning tumour growth, biomechanical therapy resistance, and auto-immune disease.

Type-2 Diabetes: More than just a blood glucose issue

Genna Monahan (PhD Student at National University of Ireland, Galway)
Genna Monahan is a Biomedical Engineering graduate student from Galway. She has continued her studies there and is currently in the third year of her PhD. She is working at the Biomechanics Research Centre (BioMEC) in the School of Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Ted Vaughan. Her research is investigating the mechanisms of bone fragility in long-term Type-2 (T2) Diabetes for which she has been given two awards for her research to date in this area.

Bombs, gold and cancer

Marta Perez-Lloret (NUIG)
Dr Marta Pérez-Lloret obtained her MCs in Chemistry in 2014 at the Unizar, Zaragoza, Spain. A PhD student in Chemical Sciences at Unict, Catania, Italy, as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow in the ITN Cyclon-Hit, 2014-17. Her thesis focused in creating nanocarriers presenting antibacterial activity under light stimulation. In 2018 she was engaged as part of Synthesis & Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre in NUIG. In 2020, she started in the same group as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Career-FIT Plus postdoctoral fellow for a 3-years project focusing on preparing nanohydrogels to enhance gold-based drugs

Sugary drugs and superbugs: Shining a light on antimicrobial resistance

Karolina Wojtczak (3rd year PhD student)
Hi! I'm Karol and I'm developing new ways to detect pathogenic bacteria using sugars and metals quickly and accurately. I did my undergrad in Maynooth University and although I did a module in SciComm this is my first time actually putting it to good use. When I'm not in the lab I'm most likely on a plane somewhere, out dancing or cooking up edible experiments in my kitchen. I can't wait to tell you all about sugars and bacteria!