Successful Poster Conference: Scientific Applications in Modern Life – April 2012

A conference on Scientific Applications in Modern Life was held in the Nursing Foyer in DkIT last month. First year students on the BSc in Pharmaceutical Science and BSc in Bioscience presented a poster on this topic. The posters formed a major part of the continuous assessment of the Success Skills 2 module in both programmes. The brief, set by lecturers Dr Niamh Dreeling and Ms Annmarie McHugh, was to research the science of a specific application in modern life and present how it works in a poster. The students were organised in groups of three or four and worked during semester 2 on their posters. The resulting posters showed great creativity, imagination and teamwork on quite a variety of very interesting scientific applications ranging from how chemotherapy can be used to treat cancer to the use of microorganisms in cleaning oil spills at sea. Some of the students are pictured beside their posters.

Lecturers and Bioscience students at their poster display ("Alcanivorax borkumensis – how it aids in the clean-up of oil spills"). From left to right: Dr Niamh Dreeling, Wai Meng Ng, Maria Smyth, David Shevlin and Ms Annmarie McHugh.

Lecturers and Bioscience students at their poster display ("Varencline – how it mimics nicotine"). From left to right: Dr Niamh Dreeling, Conor Daly, Patricia Duffy, Hong Fai Kong, Ms Annmarie Mc Hugh.

Lecturers and Pharmaceutical Science students at poster display ("The reduction of LDL cholesterol with Lipotor"). From left to right: Nancy Boylan, Dr Niamh Dreeling, Ms Annmarie Mc Hugh, Brian Mc Connon, Immaculata C Ayagwu.

Lecturers and Pharmaceutical Science students at their poster display ("How creatine supplements benefit the body in sport"). From left to right: Charles Oginni, Aidan Mc Donnell, Dr Niamh Dreeling, Eoin Lennon, Stephen Ward, Ms Annmarie Mc Hugh.