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RCSI Lab Safari

Have you ever wondered what those people in white lab coats actually do? Could you be one?

Join us for a rare opportunity to see exactly what happens in a state-of-the-art research laboratory in one of Ireland’s foremost research centres. The Department of Molecular and Cellular Therapeutic (MCT) at RCSI is opening its swipe-card-access doors and welcoming members of the public for a Science Week 2017 special interactive tour. Visitors will get to interact with high-profile scientists, have an opportunity to discuss their research interests and perform some hands-on science activities.

We’re passionate about science and we want our guests to be too – our aim is to inspire you to find out more about the world of research and the role scientists have to play in it. 

Anyone considering a career in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) is welcome to attend this free event is but pre-registration is required.

Event: RCSI Lab Safari

Date: Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 5pm – 6.30pm

Location: RCSI, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

Queries: Tel: (01) 402 2420, email:

Please note: The RCSI Lab Safari is now fully booked.

Programme in brief

  • 4.50pm: Arrival and registration
  • 5pm: Welcome and brief introductions
  • 5.05pm: Meet a leading scientist and hear her career journey
  • 5.15pm: Visit our research laboratories in small groups safari style*. Your group will interact with at least three of our scientists, hear about their work and get to perform some scientific activities.
  • 6.20pm: Q&A with refreshments
  • 6.30pm: Close
 *This is a real working research lab so due care must be taken and all instructions must be followed.