Event This Wednesday (28th Nov.) Friday, November 23, 2012Posted by BioSoc in : Uncategorized , add a comment
Have you ever wanted to know how to brew your own beer? Well here’s your chance.
This week, the BioSoc presents “How To Brew Your Own Beer” by Trouble Brewing. Trouble Brewing are a 100% Irish company located in Allenwood, Co. Kildare, which brew beers of character & flavour, and one of the brewing team members will be coming to teach us how the process is done.
This one of a kind event will take place at 6:30pm on Wednesday 28th in TH2, Arts Block. There will be free drinks, snacks and 2euro pizza.
This is a truly one of a kind event, and we hope to see you all there .
Event This Wednesday!! Tuesday, November 20, 2012Posted by BioSoc in : Uncategorized , 6 comments
I hope you are all having a great 1st Semester and are enjoying our amazing events as much as we are. Just to let you know, this Wednesday we bring you another incredible event:
Dr. Morris, from Trinity College Dublin will be coming in to talk to us about his research into the genetic causes of schizophrenia.
The talk, entitled “GWAS, copy number variants & exome sequencing: new insights into the genetic causes of schizophrenia” will a few of the many theories around explaining schizophrenia.
The talk will last about an hour, and will take place in TH2, Arts Block at 6:30pm, Wednesday 21st Nov.
There will be the usual refreshments plus 2euro pizza.
This promises to be a very exciting talk, so come along and you won’t be disappointed!!
We hope to see you there
Don’t forget to RSVP:
Events In February Thursday, February 2, 2012Posted by BioSoc in : Uncategorized , add a comment
Hope you are well rested after the exam and festive season! We have a seriously exciting month planned for February.
As part of KISS week we’ll be hosting our annual sex quiz on the 15th of February in the Venue at 8pm. The event was really successful last year and we’re hoping for the same again, it costs €10 for a team of 4 with all of the proceeds going the Pieta House the suicide and self-harm crisis center. Make sure to arrive early to avoid dissapointment, space is limited.
And on the 22nd of February we have a real treat for you, Prof. Marie Cassidy, Ireland’s State Pathologist is giving us a talk. This is a unique opportunity and is unlikely to happen again! The talk is taking place in the Iontas building at 7pm.
Hope to see you all there!
BioSoc in December Tuesday, December 6, 2011Posted by BioSoc in : Uncategorized , add a comment
We have a fab event coming up this week for you our lovely members!
Gerry Creighton from Dublin Zoo will be coming to visit us this week on and talk about the ‘giant footsteps’ program that Dublin Zoo run.
We will also have a special guest in the form of the retired curator of Dublin Zoo who will be filling us in on his experiences over the years while working at the zoo. It wouldn’t be BioSoc without 2 euro pizza’s and refreshments, so come along to TH2 in the Arts Block at 6.30pm, Wednesday December 7th.
Also we will be saying farewell for Christmas with our Annual Christmas Bash before we begin pulling our hair out from stress over our exams. The event will be catered with plenty of food and drink for all, so let us be merry, ’tis the season for it TH2, 6.30pm, Wednesday 14th of December.
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Biosoc Events in October Tuesday, October 4, 2011Posted by BioSoc in : Uncategorized , add a comment
Your friendly university BioSoc is back and has a exciting action packed month ahead for your pleasure!
We are kicking off this semesters events with Film Night taking place in TH2 on Wednesday 5th at 6pm.
As always nibbles – €2 Pizza – and drinks shall be provided and the film is to be decided!
Back by popular demand is our annual Operation Competiton with coveted prizes of All4One vouchers
€25 for 1st place, €15 for 2nd and €10 for 3rd. And don’t worry refreshments will be there. The competition
will take place in TH2 at 6pm on Wednesday the 12th of October.
Next is our highly anticipated Zorbing and Aqua-Sphering trip.
If you don’t know what zorbing is it’s getting in a giant inflatable ball and rolling down hills and aqua-sphering is
doing it in water and here’s a link to the website if you want more info http://www.outdoordiscovery.ie/index.php/dublin.
Only 20 places are available and a non-refundable deposit of €15 is needed but you’ll be given €5 back the day of the trip.
A stand will be set up in the arts back this week to collect deposits so keep your eyes peeled! We will be car-pooling to the
centre in Clondalkin so if you want to drive there let us know and we’ll cover your petrol money. The trip is happening on
Wednesday the 19th and we’ll be leaving at 1pm sharp and will be back at about 6pm.
And just a small reminder of out fantastic International Trip to Albuifera, Portugal we’ll have a stand in the arts block this
week to collect deposits (€180) and make sure you hurry, there’s only 22 places available.
Newsflash: Whittaker awards 2011, and SEX QUIZ! Thursday, February 3, 2011Posted by BioSoc in : Uncategorized , 1 comment so far
Happy New Year and Happy New Semester to all Biology boffins and BioSoc friends…BioSoc kicked off 2011 in style with our annual International Trip in January. 19 people travelled to sunny Lanzarote for a week after the Jan exams, and had a blast! There was scuba diving, surfing, trips to national parks and caves and lots of biological merriment had. It was a truly epic trip and BioSoc would especially like to thank Dive College in Lanzarote for the experience.
In other news, we have two major events lined up this semester, the first being held February 16th- our annual Sex Quiz! Taking place in the Venue, Student’s Union at 6.30pm that day, last year we had 300 people attend and answer plenty of sexy questions. Our prizes are not to be missed, and our events manager Derek has been hard at work behind the scenes to give everyone a brilliant night out. The Dance Soc will be doing what they do best during the interval and will treat us with a Moulin Rouge performance. Together with the Welfare Office in NUIM the BioSoc holds the quiz annually to raise Sexual Health and Awareness as part of SHAG week. Teams will be 4 people each, €10 per team. Come along for sexy and informative fun!
Also on a less sexy but equally informative note, the 32nd Annual Whittaker Awards will be held on March 9th. Each year the BioSoc holds this public speaking competition which encourages all students affiliated with NUI Maynooth to give a 10 minute talk on a biologically-themed topic. It will be held in JH1 at 6.30pm and our judging panel will be Dr. Kevin Kavanagh, and Dr. Martina Schroeder of the Biology Department NUIM, and with one guest judge (a journalist) from outside the college TBC. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable public speaking experience and to research a biological topic that you’re interested in. If you want to give it a go, applications are only €10, and the form can be obtained by emailing us or going to the Department of Biology Office and asking Terry Roche. We do ask that you submit asap, as places are limited. Deadline for applications is 4th March, but before that we will be hosting an hour-long workshop for applicants February 17th at 1pm, in SU Meeting Room 3 and 4. Come along and ask us any questions about the talk, or get advice on how to give a presentation. There will be refreshments on the night, and by going you will be giving much-needed support to your fellow students and it promises to be a great night.
Any questions or queries about our upcoming events? Just ask any green-hooded BioSoc committee members around campus, or email us at the address found on this website. You can also add us on a friend on Facebook here… we check it daily and you can post on our wall or private message us anytime you like.
As always, we will have weekly events throughout Semester 2, so keep an eye on this website and our Facebook pages.
Good luck to everyone for Semester 2!
News this week… Wednesday, November 24, 2010Posted by BioSoc in : biosoc,events,news , add a comment
The BioSoc have had a busy November so far, and finishing up the month we are hosting a talk this evening on ‘Genetic susceptibility to coeliac disease, a complex trait’, by Dr. Anthony Ryan of Trinity College, Dublin. For this talk we are combining our powers with the newly formed Veggie Soc! You can find out more about Dr. Ryan and his various projects by clicking here. Ireland has a particularly high rate of coeliac disease and this talk will aim to address why this is. In keeping with the theme of the night there will be gluten-free food provided after the talk, as well as an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. It will be on TONIGHT (24 Nov) in JH1, kicking off at 6pm.
NEXT WEEK: there will be an information night for those going on our International Trip to Lanzarote. It will be held in JH1 on 1st December, more details to follow…
As usual if you have any questions about anything BioSoc-related, feel free to email us or just ask one of our committee members around campus!
Science Week! Monday, November 8, 2010Posted by BioSoc in : Uncategorized , add a comment
Once again the glorious Science Week is upon us, and BioSoc presents our very own Dr. James McInerney from the Department of Biology Maynooth who will be giving a public talk this coming Wednesday 10th November.
Here’s what the man himself has to say about what he’ll be discussing on the night:
“Mate Choice in Animals: Is Sex Really Mean?
The phrase “Nature, Red in Tooth and Claw” was coined by Alfred Lord Tennyson to depict the sometimes violent struggle for life in the animal kingdom. However, the struggle to pass your genes on to the next generation is not always violent, and evolution by natural selection has bestowed some organisms with the most spectacularly elaborate and beautiful traits and behaviours that are intrinsically designed to address the problem of selecting or being selected by a mate. In this talk I will deal with the violence, the courtship, the displays of affection and of aggression that accompany mate selection in mammals, birds and of course, humans.”- Dr. James McInerney
Dr. McInerney has been in the news of late (check out http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/1008/1224280636129.html) and this promises to be a fascinating discussion. We hope to see you all there, and of course there will be refreshments as usual post-talk and maybe even a little trip to the pub afterwards if you’re good
See you at the talk!
Photo Competition 2011 Thursday, October 14, 2010Posted by BioSoc in : Uncategorized , add a comment
Once again we are running our popular Photo Competition ! This years theme is Nature and we are looking forward to seeing your amazing photos . The closing date for the competition is November 10th and you can submit your photos either in the Submission Box, outside the Biology Secretarys Office in the Callan Building or in person at our weekly events in JH1 at 6pm on Wednesdays.
This year Dr. Conor Meade from the Biology Department and Dr. Colin Graeme from the English Department will be our judges , as well as Aisling O’Carrol , one of our P.R.O’s . There will be prizes for the top 3 winners and the top 12 photos will be used in our 2011 calendar . 50% of the proceeds from this will go to charity .
1st Prize : €100 2nd Prize : €50 3rd Prize : €25
- For non Bio Soc members there is a cost of €10 for 5 photos
- For Bio Soc members there is a cost of €8 for 5 photos
Terms and Conditions :
- Maximum size A4
- NO PHOTOSHOP ALLOWED
- You must be a NUIM student to enter
- You must have taken the photo yourself
- If you want your photos returned , please submit a SAE alog with your photos
- By entering , you are giving the Bio Soc permission to use your photographs
Good Luck !