SURE 2019 – Dublin

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SURE 2019 Dublin

Technological University Dublin is one of the three venues for the Science Undergraduate Research Experience 2019 (SURE 2019) Conferences.

Students from the following institutions will present at this conference:

  • Technological University Dublin (Host Institution)
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology

Two other SURE 2019 conferences will take place at the same time as this conference in Institute of Technology, Carlow  (venue details) and Institute of Technology, Sligo (venue details).

Location

The SURE 2019 Dublin conference will take place in the Centre of Applied Science for Health on Technological University Dublin’s Tallaght Campus.

Oral Presentations

The following oral presentations will be made by recent graduates based on the work completed in final year of their undergraduate studies:

  • An Analysis of Methods to Improve Turnaround Times in Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Screening’ by Robert Kelleghan (Technological University Dublin), Celine Herra, Sandra Bennett, Eamonn Hyland, Niamh O’Sullivan
  • ‘Comparing Escherichia coli Strains from Breast Fed and Formula Fed Neonates’ by Juanita Kelly (Technological University Dublin), Gordon Cooke
  • ‘A DNA-Based Survey of Irish Moth Species’ by Clodagh King (Dundalk Institute of Technology), Andrew Harrington
  • ‘Investigation of Autism Genes by Examining Gene Expression across Different Areas of Healthy Brains’ by Daria Matynia (Technological University Dublin), Eugene Hickey
  • ‘A Comparison of the Effects of two Protocols of Eccentric Hamstring Strength Training on Muscle Function and Jump Performance in Gaelic Football Athletes’ by Tara O’Brien (Technological University Dublin), Brian Keenan
  • ‘In Vitro Expansion of Human Placental Amnion Epithelial Cells’ by Aine O’Connor (Technological University Dublin), Brenda Brankin, Roberto Gramignoli
  • ‘Optimising Silver Nanoparticles Size as a Novel Cancer Therapy in Combination with Cold Atmospheric Plasma’ by Valya O’Donovan (Technological University Dublin), James Curtin
  • ‘Characterization of a Large Group of Listeria monocytogenes using Whole Genome Sequencing: Assessing their Virulence Potential’ by Natalia Unrath (Technological University Dublin), Celine Herra, Evonne McCabe, Daniel Hurley, Séamus Fanning

Poster Presentations

The following poster presentations will be made by recent graduates based on the work completed in final year of their undergraduate studies:

  • ‘Development and Trial of a Protocol for Training a Quantitative Descriptive Panel in Temporal Dominance of Sensations for the Sensory Evaluation of Wet-aged Beef Longissimus Lumborum Muscle’ by Mawadah Bajrai (Technological University Dublin), Greg Burke, Carol Griffin
  • ‘Optimisation and Verification of OCT4 and Glypican-3 Antibodies for use in the Differential Diagnosis of Testicular Germ Cell Tumours’ by Lorraine Bredin (Technological University Dublin), Kathleen Brosnan, Julie Gorman, John Harford, Tom Crotty
  • ‘The Weiss Reaction’ by Louisa Coates (Technological University Dublin), Brian Murray
  • ‘Rapid Detection of Respiratory Pathogens – A Challenge for Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratories’ by Nicole Kavanagh (Technological University Dublin), Celine Herra, Jennifer Tormey, Edel O’Regan
  • ‘An investigation into the knowledge and attitudes of allergens and adverse reactions to food among food service staff’ by Michelle Kearns (Technological University Dublin), Mairead Stack
  • ‘The In-Season Anthropometric and Physiological Profiles of Elite International Female Field Hockey Players across the Positional Lines of Play’ by Karla Kennedy (Technological University Dublin), Kieran Collins
  • ‘The Influence of Environmental Conditions on Lactic Acid Bacteria and Bacteriocin Production’ by Melody Kwenda (Technological University Dublin), Emma Caraher
  • ‘Investigating whether Anaerobic Conditions Influence the Virulence of Cystic Fibrosis pathogens’ by Oyin Lawal (Technological University Dublin), Emma Caraher
  • ‘Assessment of Microplastics in Farmed and Processed Blue Mussels (Mytilus Edulis)’ by Pamela Madden (Technological University Dublin), Michelle Giltrap
  • ‘The Strengths and Weaknesses of the Irish Infant Formula Industry – Baby Steps to a Booming Industry’ by Lorna Martyn (Technological University Dublin), Orla Cahill
  • ‘Predicting whether a Cancer is Benign or Malignant using the Wisconsin Diagnostic Breast Cancer Dataset’ by Angelika Matynia (Technological University Dublin), Eugene Hickey
  • ‘A Validation Study of a Novel Sensory Sock (Sensoria) when Measuring Foot Strike and Cadence’ by Claire McCarthy (Technological University Dublin), Joe Warne
  • ‘Evaluation of the Alere™ PBP2a SA Culture Colony Test for Rapid MRSA Identification’ by Laura McGuire (Technological University Dublin), Celine Herra, Niamh Clarke, Nuala Kealy
  • ‘Evaluation and Comparison of Two Liquid Swab Transport Systems using CLSI M40-A2 Guidelines’ by Nicola McNally (Technological University Dublin), Celine Herra, Patricia O’Brien
  • ‘Investigating the Effects of Dietary Nitrates on the Augmentation Index in Healthy, Normotensive, Technological University Dublin Students’ by Sarah O’Keeffe (Technological University Dublin), Oscar Mac Ananey
  • ‘Methylation Biomarkers for Triage of HPV Positive Cytology Negative Women’ by Ellen O’Reilly (Technological University Dublin), Alison Malkin, Helen Keegan, Christine White, Stephen Reynolds, Cara Martin
  • ‘Analysis of Amblyopia and Anisometropia in Ireland’ by Aisling RocheMolly Thunder, Aoife O’Donnell (Technological University Dublin), Michael Moore
  • ‘Extracellular Vesicles in Eisenmenger Syndrome: Investigating the Effect of Dual Endothelin Receptor Antagonism Therapy’ by Zoe Ryan (Technological University Dublin), Claire Wynne, Karl Egan, Fionnuala Ni Ainle
  • ‘Validation of a Screening Method for the Detection of Tetracycline in Bovine and Porcine Tissue Samples’ by Grace Walsh (Technological University Dublin), Sylvia Healy, James Gibbons

Prize Winners

  • Oral Presentation – Judges Prize: ‘A DNA-Based Survey of Irish Moth Species’ by Clodagh King (Dundalk Institute of Technology), Andrew Harrington
  • Oral Presentation – Audience Prize: ‘A Comparison of the Effects of two Protocols of Eccentric Hamstring Strength Training on Muscle Function and Jump Performance in Gaelic Football Athletes’ by Tara O’Brien (Technological University Dublin), Brian Keenan
  • Poster Presentation – Judges Prize: ‘Optimisation and Verification of OCT4 and Glypican-3 Antibodies for use in the Differential Diagnosis of Testicular Germ Cell Tumours’ by Lorraine Bredin (Technological University Dublin), Kathleen Brosnan, Julie Gorman, John Harford, Tom Crotty
  • Poster Presentation – Audience Prize: ‘Analysis of Amblyopia and Anisometropia in Ireland’ by Aisling Roche (Technological University Dublin), Molly Thunder (Technological University Dublin), Aoife O’Donnell (Technological University Dublin), Michael Moore

Registration Details

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Conference Schedule

SURE Conference 2019 – Dublin – Schedule

Photographs

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., speaking at the SURE 2019 Dublin Conference

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., with Local Organising Committee Chairperson, Dr Emma Caraher, TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., with Thomas Stone, Principal of TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., with presenters and organisers at the SURE 2019 Dublin Conference

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., with presenters at the SURE 2019 Dublin Conference

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., with award winner Clodagh King, Dundalk Institute of Technology, and supervisor Dr Andrew Harrington

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., with Oyin Lawal, TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus

Thomas Stone, Principal of TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus, with Carol Hunt, DPS Group and Graham Cullen, DPS Group

Claire McCarthy, TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus

Ellen O’Reilly, TU Dublin – City Campus

Laura McGuire and Nicole Kavanagh, TU Dublin – City Campus

Oyin Lawal, TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus

SURE Network Committee Members Ciaran O’Leary, Dr Julie Dunne, Dr Gordon Cooke, Dr Emma Caraher, and Dr Barry Ryan, with Thomas Stone, Principal, TU Dublin Tallaght Campus, and Prof Michael Devereux, Director and Dean of College of Sciences and Health, TU Dublin – City Campus

SURE 2019 Dublin Conference Local Organising Committee Chairperson, Dr Emma Caraher, TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus

SURE Network Chairperson, Ciaran O’Leary, TU Dublin – City Campus

Prof Michael Devereux, Director and Dean of College of Sciences and Health, TU Dublin – City Campus

Thomas Stone, Principal, TU Dublin Tallaght Campus

Thomas Stone, Principal, TU Dublin Tallaght Campus

Dr Barry Ryan, TU Dublin – City Campus, Editor-in-Chief of SURE Journal

Dr Greg Byrne, Dr Emma Caraher, Dr Barry Ryan, Thomas Stone, Prof Michael Devereux, Ciaran O’Leary, Dr Julie Dunne, Dr Gordon Cooke, at the SURE 2019 Dublin Conference

Dr Anne Costello from the Health Research Board delivering a Keynote Address at the SURE 2019 Dublin Conference

Dr Gordon Cooke Chairing a Panel Discussion at the SURE 2019 Dublin Conference