School of Natural Sciences Next Top Model

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Discover the research topics of the School of Natural Sciences and meet with its scientists!


The School of Natural Sciences is one of the most research-active at NUI Galway and its research is highly diverse (link to One common theme to the research performed in the school is the use of model organisms by many scientists within the school.


This exhibition will allow the general public to discover up to eight model organisms used in research by observing these organisms and discussing with researchers their use in specific research topics.


Following their visit, the visitors will be asked to vote for their favorite model to choose the next top model organism in the NUI Galway school of Natural Sciences. A draw will be organized among participants and the winner will win a prize and a visit of some of the research facility in SNS

This show is supported by the NUI Galway School of Natural Sciences.


Capacity: 35

Duration: 40’

Shows: 4 at the following time: 11.00 12.30 14.00 15.30

Suitable for parents and children (from 10 years old)

Room requirement: Large room with 8 working stations


Participants feedback (The workshop was run for post-primary school students during the Science experience Summer event 2013):

I found the research that the people were doing very fascinating and worthwhile, Excellent initiative, It was fantastic and interesting, I think the session was very good, Very informative, accessible, great session, It was well organised and the information was good, Loved it!

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