SURE 2019 – Sligo

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SURE 2019 Sligo

Institute of Technology, Sligo 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:

  • Institute of Technology, Sligo (Host Institution)
  • Athlone Institute of Technology
  • Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

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

Location

The SURE 2019 Sligo conference will take place in the Aurivo Auditorium in IT Sligo.

Oral Presentations

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

  • ‘Forensic DNA Phenotyping: Gender and Eye Colour Determination from Forensic Science’ by Lea Erjavc (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology), Karen Finn
  • ‘A Mechanistic Study of the Non-Genotoxic Carcinogenicity of the Food Additive Semicarbazide’ by Daniel Fitzpatrick (Athlone Institute of Technology), Antoinette Sweeney
  • ‘The Assessment of Mitochondrial Toxicity’ by Carina Hardy (Athlone Institute of Technology), Neasa Kinsella
  • ‘An Investigation of the Antiproliferative and Cytotoxic Properties of Honey in the Lung Carcinoma Cancer Cell Line A549’ by Helen Herbert (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Eva Campion
  • ‘It’s in the education: Lived Experiences of Breastfeeding Initiators 6 Months Post-Partum’ by Briana Kane (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Margaret McLoone, Gemma McMonagle
  • ‘Growth Patterns in a Paediatric Outpatient Clinic and its Association with Parental Feeding Style in Children Aged 2-5 Years’ by Aisling Lee (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Laura Keaver
  • ‘Investigating the Activity of Antimicrobial Peptides using Minimum Inhibitory Concentration Assays’ by Lydia Lyons (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology), Joan O’Keeffe, Orla Slattery
  • ‘Are Urban Waste Water Treatment Plants (UWWTPs) a Source of Microplastics to Irish Rivers? Experiences from the River Slaney Catchment’ by Nicole Perich (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology), Heather T. Lally

Poster Presentations

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

  •  ‘The use of Synthetic Chemosensitizers in Reversing Antibiotic Resistance in Multidrug Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae MGH78578, Salmonella indiana 664 and Salmonella typhimurium D23580’ by Sarah Daly (GalwayMayo Institute of Technology), Debbie Corcoran
  • ‘Accuracy and Precision of Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer’ by Chinazo Hope Emeh (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Richard Sherlock
  • ‘Affective Responses to Self-Selected and Prescribed Exercise Intensity among College-aged Students’ by Caera Grady (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Joanne Regan
  • ‘Participants’ Perceptions of a Community-Based Exercise Programme for People with Chronic Conditions in Sligo, Ireland’ by Orla Fahy (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Margaret McLoone
  • ‘Investigation of an Ecologically Relevant Freshwater Algal for Toxicity Testing’ by Maeve Farrell (Athlone Institute of Technology), Andy Fogarty
  • ‘Differences in Physical Activity and Pulmonary Function in Smokers and Non-Smokers’ by Mary Gaughan (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Edwenia O’Malley
  • ‘An Investigation into the Common Lower Limb Injuries of Competitive Female Irish Dancers in Ireland and how they are Treated’ by Ruth Gillespie (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Victoria Stevens
  • ‘Employment of a Rapid Fungal Detection System for High Throughput Screening of Basidiomycete Transformants’ by Christopher Golden (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Mary Heneghan
  • ‘Classification of Music Genres using Spectrograms and Back-propagation Neural Networks’ by Bastian Graebener (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology), John Healy
  • ‘The Effects of Static and Dynamic Stretching on Power and Speed’ by Amy Harkin (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Eimear Donlon
  • ‘Growth patterns in a Paediatric Outpatient Clinic at Sligo University Hospital and its Association with Child Food Preference and Parental Perception of Child Weight Status’ by Christine Houlihan (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Laura Keaver, Annette Lalor, Louise Rattigan, Dara Gallagher, Hillary Greeny
  • ‘Factors that Affect Willingness of a Segment of the Irish Population to Try Insects’ by Briana Kane (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Maria Dermiki
  • ‘Iodine Intake in Women of Childbearing Age (Aged 30-45 years) in the Midlands of Ireland’ by Emma Kane (Athlone Institute of Technology), Patricia Heavey
  • ‘Investigation of the Immuno-modulatory Effects of Vitamin D’ by Niamh Kennedy (Athlone Institute of Technology), Sinead Devery
  • ‘Development of Lateral Flow Immunoassay for Mycobacterium Paratuberculosis (MAP)’ by Khadija Khalid (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Steven Daly
  • ‘The Investigation of the Effects of Land Management Practices on the Soil Ecosystem’ by Aoife Kiernan (Athlone Institute of Technology), Sile O’Flaherty
  • ‘The Association between Hamstring Strength and Previous Hamstring Injury’ by Conor Lavin (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Eimear Donlon, Kenneth Monaghan
  • ‘Improving the Process of Mitigating Daratumumab Interference in Pre-transfusion Compatibility Testing’ by Ciara Liptrot (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology), Helen Cregg, Edel Scally
  • ‘Transfer and Persistence Studies using Glitter in a Forensic Context’ by Lucy Matthews (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Aodhmar Cadogan
  • ‘The Forensic Analysis of Glass’ by Lauren McArdle (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Aodhmar Cadogan
  • ‘Confidence Levels and Historical Injury among Gaelic Football and Basketball Players in Ireland’ by Machailla McCabe (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Tony Partridge
  • ‘Spectroscopic and Molecular Docking Analysis of the Non-Covalent Interactions between 1-(2-Chloroethyl)-3-Cyclohexyl-1-Nitrosourea and DNA’ by Pádraig McDonagh (Letterkenny Institute of Technology), Garrett Farrell
  • ‘Voice Recognition using Vowel Sounds’ by Samera Mc Grath (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Richard Sherlock
  • ‘The Knowledge and Behaviour of IT Sligo Students in Relation to Binge-Drinking’ by Gráinne McNulty (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Órla Warren
  • ‘Folic Acid Supplement Use among Reproductive Aged Women in Ireland’ by Shannon Mulvaney (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Rosemary Stamm
  • ‘Nutritional Knowledge and Attitudes of Female Elite GAA players’ by Emily Mulvihill (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Edwenia O’Malley, Irina Uzhova
  • ‘Exploring the Perceptions of the Irish Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax among Young Female Adults’ by Aoife Murtagh (Athlone Institute of Technology), Sharon Murtagh
  • ‘MicroRNA Expression in Mesenchymal Stem Cells’ by Esther Obasi (Athlone Institute of Technology), Cathy Brougham
  • ‘The Development of a Novel Vector for Coprinopsis cinerea LT2 Transformation’ by Finian O’Brien (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Eva Campion
  • ‘Investigation of the Coprinopsis cinerea OAT gene during Mushroom Fruiting Body Development’ by Fionnuala O’Connor (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Eva Campion
  • ‘Adherence to the Food Pyramid and its Association with Anthropometric Measurements and Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity’ by Andrea O’Donohoe (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Irina Uzhova
  • ‘Investigation of the Presence of Caffeine and two of its Metabolites in Treated Wastewater (TWW) in the North West of Ireland’ by Conor O’Hanlon (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Fiona McArdle
  • ‘Investigation of the Stability of Aspirin’ by Akaotah Okri (Athlone Institute of Technology), Carmel Donoghue
  • ‘The Anticancer Properties of Curcumin in Liver Carcinoma’ by Temi Oyelola (Athlone Institute of Technology), Anne Friel
  • ‘Development of a Novel Folic Acid Delivery System’ by Hannah Phillips (Athlone Institute of Technology), Patricia Heavey, Clement Higginbotham
  • ‘Singing for your Supper! An Exploration of the Health Benefits of Singing on Members of an Intergenerational choir’ by Rebecca Prunty (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Margaret McLoone, Rebecca Prunty, Anne McAteer
  • ‘The Comparison of the Crossover Point in Healthy Trained and Healthy Untrained Individuals’ by Elaine Shelly (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Eimear Donlon
  • ‘An Investigation into the Effect that a 2-Week PNF, Static or Dynamic Stretching Programme has on IT Sligo Soccer Players’ Lower Body Power Output’ by Ben Treanor (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Padraig McGourty, Eimear Donlon
  • ‘Fabrication and Evaluation of Novel Bacteriostatic Wound Dressings’ by Zabira Zulfiqar Ali (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Ailish Breen

Prize Winners

  • Oral Presentation – First Place: ‘The Assessment of Mitochondrial Toxicity’ by Carina Hardy (Athlone Institute of Technology), Neasa Kinsella
  • Oral Presentation – Second Place: ‘Investigating the Activity of Antimicrobial Peptides using Minimum Inhibitory Concentration Assays’ by Lydia Lyons (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology), Joan O’Keeffe, Orla Slattery
  • Poster Presentation – First Place: ‘Employment of a Rapid Fungal Detection System for High Throughput Screening of Basidiomycete Transformants’ by Christopher Golden (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Mary Heneghan
  • Poster Presentation – First Runner Up: ‘The Development of a Novel Vector for Coprinopsis Cinerea LT2 Transformation’ by Finian O’Brien (Institute of Technology, Sligo), Eva Campion
  • Poster Presentation – Second Runner Up: ‘Iodine Intake in Women of Childbearing Age (Aged 30-45 years) in the Midlands of Ireland’ by Emma Kane (Athlone Institute of Technology), Patricia Heavey

Registration Details

Information available through representatives of partner Institutions.

Conference Schedule

SURE Conference 2019 – Sligo – Schedule

Photographs

Prize Winners and SURE Network Members

Panel Discussion on Research

Keynote Presentation by Dr Suresh Pillai

Carina Hardy, AIT and Dr Thomas Smyth, Head of Department of Health and Nutrition, IT Sligo

Christopher Golden, IT Sligo and Dr James Brennan Head of Department of Life Science, IT Sligo

Emma Kane, AIT and Dr James Brennan Head of Department of Life Science, IT Sligo

Lydia Lynos, GMIT and Dr Thomas Smyth, Head of Department of Health and Nutrition, IT Sligo

Prize Winners

SURE 2019 – IT Sligo