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SSPC virtually at BTYSE 2022
January 10, 2022

For the second year in a row, the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) will take place online. The next edition of the annual student event will take place virtually this week from 12 to 14 January 2022.

SSPC are delighted to be a part of the 58th exhibition. On Wednesday, January 12th at 12 noon, SSPC will host a panel discussion entitled Cancer: a formidable adversary-but science is fighting back, moderated by Dr Martin McHugh, SSPC’s Education & Public Engagement Officer.

Everyone’s lives have been impacted by cancer. In Ireland, 45,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year. People are at the heart of the fight against cancer and science is our greatest weapon. Due to improvements in cancer treatment, detection and awareness, the likelihood of surviving cancer continues to increase. Science is fighting back and in this panel discussion you will hear from experts on the cutting edge of research, treatment and advocacy in Ireland.

  • Panel:
  • Niamh Fortune, Cancer Patient Advocate and Fundraiser
  • Robert O’Connor, Head of Research for the Irish Cancer Society
  • John Crown, Professor and Consultant Oncologist at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital
  • Jarushka Naidoo, Consultant Medical Oncologist at Beaumont Hospital

On Thursday, January 13th at 4pm, SSPC will host a panel discussion called Molecules to Medicine: Making medicines in a global pandemic, moderated by Dr Sarah Hayes, SSPC COO.

The last two years have been the years of science and scientists. The coronavirus pandemic has shaped research, and the translation of research into practice. The speed of the coronavirus’s spread has been matched only by the pace of scientific insights. Almost as soon as SARS-CoV-2 was discovered, research groups worldwide started probing its biology, while others developed diagnostic tests or investigated public-health measures to control it and try to understand vaccine hesitancy. Scientists raced to find treatments and create vaccines that could bring the pandemic under control. This panel discussion will take us through this time, and offer insights into the future and life post-covid.

  • Panel:
  • Prof. Abina Crean, Professor of Pharmaceutics, UCC
  • Dr Anne Moore, School of Biochemistry, UCC
  • Dr John MacSharry (UCC, APC)
  • Dr Laura Sahm, Vice Dean School of Pharmacy, UCC

You can view the full schedule once registered through this link: https://portal.btyoungscientist.com/

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