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Join us for one of Ireland's only SciComm Culture Nights, where we dive into what is means to be human. In collaboration with Cmere Till I Tell Ye Festival, DCU Trad & Phil of Science.
How Did We Become Who We Are?
Maeve McCann (PhD Student)
Most of us know the family groups who made us, but can we trace humans back to ancient times to really find out the story of how we came to be? The combination of better ancient DNA recovery, improved DNA sequencing technologies and improved software techniques for working with sparse DNA from ancient remains allows us to directly examine the past in order to understand how we got to the present. I will reveal just what bioinformatics techniques on ancient human DNA data can reveal about how we all came to be.
Science & Communication
Philip Smyth (Outreach and Impact Scientist, Institute For Discovery, UCD)
Lead organizer of Cmere Til I Tell Ye Festival, a physicist and an engineer, loving all things weird, wonderful and explosive. An accomplished broadcaster and public engagement specialist. When he's in trouble, he is called Philip rather than Phil so hearing his name in full strikes fear into his very soul. His strong technical background, coupled with his teaching and presenting experience have given him the ability to effectively explain complex scientific ideas to students, industry partners, and the general public alike.
DCU Trad Society
DCU Trad (Society)
The Trad society in DCU is a collection of the finest traditional musicians in Ireland who love to play trad and have the craic!
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