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Thank you from your winner – Aoife!

I am over the moon to be the chosen winner of the Drug Discovery Zone. I really did not expect to win, as everyone in my zone were so knowledgeable and very engaged with the students. I firstly would like to thank my research group, FutureNeuro, with special thanks to Linda Coyne for helping me build my profile and to Bridget Doyle for suggesting I enter the competition. Massive thank you to all the students who made this so interesting! I honestly had SO much fun. I was originally a little nervous about what I was going to be asked but everyone was so interested in neuroscience and what I was doing. I got so many good questions, from ‘do fish have a 3 second memory because they don’t have a hippocampus?’ to ‘what causes some people to be able to lucid dream while others can’t?’ to questions about the … Continue reading

Posted on November 29, 2019 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

The winner is…

Aoife Campbell Congratulations! The students chose Aoife as the Drug Discovery Zone winner! It’s been a fantastic two weeks and we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all scientists who took part.

Posted on November 22, 2019 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

Join the final live chat today from 12-3pm

Log in between 12 and 3pm today for another chance to talk to the scientists in the Drug Discovery Zone!   The open live chat is a chance for you to ask your final questions, and for the scientists still in the running to win your VOTE! To take part, just log in and head to the CHAT page from 12pm! At 3pm, we’ll announce the winner live in the chat! How to join the evening chat Log in to the Drug Discovery Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions!   See you there! ModJen and the Drug Discovery Zone team

Posted on November 22, 2019 by modjen in News | Leave a comment

The third scientist evicted is…

Sudhin Thampi The votes were counted and recounted, but the result is in – Sudhin, it’s game over for you! Which means our three finalists are Aoife, Katie and Sergio. They’ll be battling it out tomorrow to win your VOTE for the €500 prize money. Who do you want to see crowned winner? Every VOTE counts! Students! On your profile, you can choose three words that you think describe a scientist. Has your opinion changed? Pick three new words!

Posted on November 21, 2019 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

Join the second evening live chat tonight from 7-8pm!

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the scientists in the Drug Discovery Zone!   Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm! This is a second opportunity for you to introduce your friends and family to the scientists you’ve been talking with in school and for them to ask their own questions about the scientists’ work and interests, or about science and engineering in general. It is also an opportunity for the scientists to convince you to VOTE for them before the winner is announced tomorrow! How to join the evening chat Log in to the Drug Discovery Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions!   See you tonight! ModJen and the Drug Discovery Zone team

Posted on November 21, 2019 by modjen in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

Diarmuid Kenny Sorry Diarmuid, you’re out of the running for the prize! Diarmuid can keep answering questions and joining in the live chats, but they won’t be going home with the €500. Students, you can can comment on this post to leave a message for Diarmuid. Who will be evicted tomorrow? It’s up to you! VOTE every day for your favourite scientist and keep them in the competition to win the prize money.

Posted on November 20, 2019 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

The first scientist evicted is…

Frances Shiely The students have spoken… Frances will still be able to answer questions and take part in live chats, but can’t win that prize money of €500. Leave your messages for Frances in the comments for this post. There will be a new scientist being evicted each day this week, so make sure to VOTE every day for your favourite and keep them in the competition.

Posted on November 19, 2019 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

Join the evening live chat 7-8pm tonight!

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the scientists in the Drug Discovery Zone!   Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm! Why not introduce your friends and family to the scientists you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about the scientists’ work and interests, or about science and engineering in general, the careers available and more… How to join the evening chat Log in to the Drug Discovery Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions!   See you tonight! ModJen and the Drug Discovery Zone team

Posted on November 14, 2019 by modjen in News | Leave a comment

How can 3D printing create a sustainable future? VOTE for the idea you want to win!

Remember: There are two I’m a Scientist zones you can take part in this November! In the Shape the Future Zone five different ideas to use 3D printing to help create a sustainable future are competing for your VOTE! On Friday, the champion of the Shape the Future Zone will be announced who will win €500 and have their idea turned into 3D printed reality. Who will win your vote? Cast your VOTE in the Shape the Future Zone: Go to your profile, and click the button to go to the Shape the Future Zone! A wearable biosphere which could be “worn as a constant reminder of the delicate balance of our planet” A water filter “which will cost very little and will give people in poverty clean water to drink” Personalised speakers made using recycled materials to “help prevent the environment from further harm and depletion of natural resources” A … Continue reading

Posted on November 14, 2019 by modemily in News | Leave a comment