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October 19, 2019

The Amgen Biotech Experience Ireland team were invited to take part in an academy coaching morning (https://www.cualagaa.ie/coaching-morning-for-academy/) with Cuala Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club on Saturday, 05 October, 9am-12.30pm on the Thomastown pitches. 

There were 600 children aged 6-9 years old register...

March 20, 2019

The Amgen Biotech Experience Ireland team were invited to participate in the St Patrick’s Festival in Merrion Square, Dublin on March 18 as part of the Science Foundation Ireland sponsored arena. They were joined by UCD researchers and staff from Systems Biology Ireland and UCD Conway Institute. This year, more than 60...

May 26, 2017

Last night, educators from all across Ireland gathered at the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin to find out who the winners were of this year's inaugural Education Award ceremony. The purpose of this event is to recognize excellence in the third level education sector in Ireland.

Just a few hours earlier, the same venue had b...

May 10, 2017

Two teachers from secondary schools in Dublin and Donegal have received teacher recognition awards at a ceremony in University College Dublin on Thursday, 4th May for their involvement in a science education initiative, the Amgen Biotech Experience. 

Hilary Rimbi from St Andrew's College in Blackrock, Co Dublin and Yvon...

March 19, 2017

Today, we set out for Merrion Square in Dublin City Centre as part of this year’s St Patrick’s Festival. We took part in the Science zone of “The Big Day Out”.  We showed children what it is like to work in a life science laboratory.  We were assisted in this by some real life scientists: Dr Alex Ebhardt, Mariana Cardo...

November 24, 2016

This event brought together stakeholders from industry, education and national & European policy makers to share major achievements and innovations in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teaching through business-education collaborations.  Speakers included Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner fo...

November 23, 2016

This November, we showed both young and old Dubliners what scientists do in the laboratory and the important role of DNA and genes.  On Tuesday, 15th November, we and three researchers from Systems Biology Ireland, UCD, went to visit the Good Shepherd primary school in Churchtown, Dublin.  Students from 3rd to 6th clas...

November 18, 2016

From Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th November, the project coordinators of the various ABE programme sites met up in sunny San Francisco. This meeting is held annually and is organised by the Education Development Centre, a non-profit organisation that globally coordinates the ABE programme and supports ABE sites worldwi...

November 18, 2016

Students often wonder how certain information they are taught is actually relevant in real life. For biology in particular, knowledge about DNA and other molecules that are too small to see may seem to be too abstract to have any actual relevance. During this event, secondary school teachers experienced first-hand how...

October 15, 2016

This school year, Irish secondary school teachers again have the chance to bring the Amgen Biotech Experience programme into their classrooms. In the past six weeks, we held three Saturday and three evening courses to train teachers in using our state-of-the-art laboratory equipment. Experiments included DNA profiling...

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