Grand Finale of NUI Galway’s Threesis

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Enjoy fascinating, bite-sized insights into incredible research. This free event is the grand finale of NUI Galway’s Threesis competition (Suitable for over -12s, all welcome).

About NUI Galway’s Threesis

The fast-paced event will feature a series of three-minute talks by some of the amazing researchers from NUI Galway. The contestants will share the story of their research using just three presentation slides, in three minutes, with the winners to be selected by three judges.

Not only is there the challenge of time, but the participants – who include undergraduates, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers – have been tasked with using clear and jargon-free language.

A series of training workshops and heats have taken place on campus over the last number of weeks in preparation for the final. The initial 80 participants have been whittled down to just 12 finalists.

The Finalists

  • Conall Holohan, School of Natural Sciences and Ryan Institute – ‘Fat to Energy: A Naturally Circular Story’.
  • Brigid Hooban, School of Medicine – ‘Evaluating the contribution of different sources to antibiotic resistance in the environment’.
  • Edidiong Bassey, School of Business and Economics, and Whitaker Institute – ‘Technology as a tool for reform: A case of Tax Administration’.
  • Eoghan Dunne, Engineering and IT and TMD Lab – ‘Preventing a wet problem’.
  • Eoin McEvoy, Engineering and IT, Biomedical Engineering and Computation Biomechanics – ‘Predicting Heart Failure: Insights from Mechanical Engineering and Thermodynamics’.
  • James Blackwell, School of Physics and Medical Physics Research Cluster – ‘Finding Brain Tumours using Ultrasound’.
  • Sarah Carthy, School of Psychology and the Risky and Extreme Behaviour Research Group – ‘Counter Narratives for the Prevention of Violent Radicalisation’.
  • Siobhán Morrissey, School of Humanities – ‘Enid Blyton: War and Nationalism’.
  • Katie Gilligan, School of Medicine, Discipline of Surgery, Lambe Institute – ‘Engineering vesicles to carry a cancer suppressing message for the treatment of breast cancer’.
  • Peyman Sadrimajd, School of Natural Sciences – ‘Saving our planet: 3 equations of Biogas’.
  • Niall Ó Brolcháin, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Engineering and IT – ‘Our environment, our health, our wellbeing’.
  • Sarah Murphy, School of Medicine – ‘An Econometric Analysis of Growing Up in Ireland Data, to Look at the Incidence of Illnesses among Breastfed, Non-Breastfed and Exclusively-Breastfed Cohorts’

Register your spot now.

Threesis is organised by the Research Office at NUI Galway with the involvement and support of a university-wide committee.


Gemma Creagh

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