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Uncovering Nature's Solutions: From seaweed to bioplastics (ISL Supported)

Past event - 2024
14 May Doors Open 6:30pm
Start 7pm
End 9pm
Slattery's D1, 129 Capel St,
Dublin D01 YN83
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This event will have Irish sign language support.

Join us at Slattery's D1 on Tuesday, May 14th at 7pm to learn about seaweed's incredible medicinal properties, modified antimicrobial peptides as future antibiotics, and wood waste for bioplastics!

Send Kelp! How seaweed can be a medicine for the future

Ailbhe McGurrin (PhD Researcher, University College Dublin)
Have you ever heard people (your granny?) talk about how seaweed is good for us, but wondered if it's really true? In this talk I will discuss the health benefits of Irish seaweeds, and how we can use them in real-world medicines in the future.

NXTGENWOOD: Converting wood-based materials to value added products

Mauricio Troncoso (PhD Researcher, BiOrbic, University College Dublin)
At the start of this project, we selected different bacteria that could use lignin as a carbon source. The bacteria were tested for growth on types of lignin components. We used the natural ability of these bacteria to produce bioplastics to measure productivity.

Turning Trash into Treasure: Exciting Ways We're Cleaning Up Wastewater and Using it to Power Our Future

Saba Aghdam Tabar (PhD Student, University College Dublin)
Discover how wastewater treatment plants are teaming up with energy systems to create a win-win situation for both the environment and finances. Picture surplus renewable energy, previously disregarded, now utilized to enhance biogas quality in wastewater treatment facilities and supplement cleaner energy production in natural gas plants. Uncover how this symbiotic relationship between energy and wastewater systems not only benefits the environment but also boosts cost-efficiency."

Making Drugs from Bugs

Katie Gilbert (PhD Student, BiOrbic, University College Dublin)
I will be discussing the importance of yeast cells in drug development and their genetic potential to act as nature's chemist for large-scale, more sustainable production of antimicrobial drugs.
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Other Slattery's D1 events

2024-05-13 Hemp, Climate, and the Maya: Insights from Ireland Slattery's D1 129 Capel St, Dublin, D01 YN83, Ireland
2024-05-15 Nature's Blueprint: Unlocking sustainable solutions through science Slattery's D1 129 Capel St, Dublin, D01 YN83, Ireland