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Thursday, 27th November 2008-RCSI Takes Part in PRTLI Ten Year Celebrations

27 November 2008

Members from RCSI presented one of their projects at the PRTLI ten celebrations today in the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Minister for Education, Batt O’Keeffe opened the five-day event, which was open to members of the public. The project ‘Live Cell Imaging and Analysis’ is a collaborative project run by NUIM, RCSI & UCC as part of the National Biophotonics and Imaging  Platfrom (NBIP).

Pictured from l to r are Dr. Dimitris Kalmatianos, NUIM; Professor Jochen Prehn, RCSI; Dr. Perrine Paul, NUIM; Professor Brian Harvey, RCSI; Dr. Hugh Byrne, DIT; Dr. David Power, UCC and Dr. Heiko Duessmann, RCSI

The project enabled visitors to interact with a computer based demonstrator which analysed in real-time previously collected images of fluorescently labelled, living cancer cells. An interactive demonstrator also illustrated the construction and execution of systems biology experiments. The public were then able to select images, apply some models and visualise the results.

Pictured from l to r are Professor Brian Harvey, RCSI; Dr. Perrine Paul, NUIM and Dr. Ray O'Neill, NUIM

Minister Batt O'Keeffe speaks at the event