3 Irish Scientific Young Talents selected for the WISYT in Paris!
For the Week of International Scientific Young Talents (WISYT), Universcience Paris has organised a weekful of activities, meetings and exchanges with stakeholders of the scientific community in Paris and in the two Universcience museum. Three Irish young researchers have been selected!
Last October, we launched a call for applications to all Irish researchers, under 28, to send some of them to Paris for a week (from the 29th January to 3rd February).
This Week of International Scientific Young Talent is an event organised by Universcience Paris on the occasion of its anniversary season, under the patronage of Mr. François Hollange, President of the French Republic.
We received a large amount of applications, most of them were extremely good. Three of them were selected: Mr. Padraig Flattery (Maynooth University), Mrs. Fiona Freeman (Trinity College Dublin) and Mrs. Niamh Kavanagh (Tyndall Institute of Technology).
Padraig Flattery (24) does his PhD in geography (climate change, soil science, extreme weather). He participated in the Erasmus programme, spending a year in Utrecht (The Netherlands).
Fiona Freeman (26) received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering, she has worked with INSERM in France and is now working as a postdocral researcher in Professor Kelly’s lab (TCD). In October 2016, she was awarded the Governement of Ireland Postdoctoral 2-year research grant, which will allow her spending 6 months in John Hopkins University in the USA.
Niamh Kavanagh (26) is a 3rd year PhD candidate in receipt of a scholarship from the Irish Research Council. Her scientific field is photonics and fibre-optics. She has been tipped aas one of the "6 Rising Stars of Irish Research" by SiliconRepublic.com and has been awarded the Rosse Medal.