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Presentations scheduled for Science on Screen | Saturday 27th February

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The Science on Screen Information Day for Filmmakers will take place this Saturday 27th February in the Lifecourse Institute, Newcastle Road, Dangan, NUI Galway.

This open day will be a chance for potential producers and filmmakers to hear first-hand from scientists working in CÚRAM who will give short presentations on key areas of research currently underway in the centre. There will also be a short networking session where filmmakers and scientists will get to meet informally.

The programme of presentations are as follows:

  • 10:00am – Tea & Coffee / refreshments
  • 10:30am – Introduction to Science Foundation Ireland – Margie McCarthy, Head of Education and Public Engagement
  • 10:45am – Introduction to CÚRAM and overview of presentations – Prof. Abhay Pandit, Scientific Director of Cúram
  • 11:00am – Dr. Eilís Dowd – Finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease (BrainMatTrain project)
  • 11:15am Dr. Oonagh Dwayne – Restoring Sight with Corneal Implants (Visicort)
  • 11:30am – Dr. Sarah Gundy – New Therapies for Heart Disease (AngioMatTrain)
  • 11:45am – Naledi Shologu– Growing the World’s First 3D Cell Assembled Tendon Prototype (Tendon Therapy Train)
  • 12:00pm – Dr. Sandra Healy – Stressed Cells and Disease Development (TRAIN-ERS project)
  • 12:15pm – Q&A session
  • 12:30pm – Application Process for Filmmakers – Declan Gibbons / Mary Deely, Galway Film Centre
  • 1pm – Close

The Science on Screen project will 100% fund two 26 minute science films with a budget of €35,000.00 each. These two TV half hour programmes will be based around areas of research currently underway in CÚRAM.

To register to attend Science on Screen Information Day for Filmmakers please email scienceonscreen@galwayfilmcentre.ie.

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