Galway Bay fm newsroom –
The Mayor of Chicago is to be conferred with honorary doctorate from NUI Galway.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is to lead a major trade delegation to Galway this week.
The former White House Chief of Staff in the Obama administration became mayor of Chicago – a sister city of Galway’s – in 2011.
His delegation will consist of over 30 business leaders and dignitaries from the US city.
The mayor receive an honorary doctorate of laws at NUI Galway on tomorrow afternoon.
Mayor Emanuel will then be honoured at a civic reception at the Galmont Hotel in the city at 4pm tomorrow
Over €4m awarded to Galway science research projects
Over four million euro has been awarded to four Galway-based science research projects.
Researchers from ATU Galway and University of Galway have benefitted from the funding announced by the Higher Education Minister.
Katie O’Dwyer of ATU Galway, and University of Galway’s Martin Nicholas Devaney and John Breslin are among the recipients.
While a collaboration between ATU Galway’s Conor Graham and University of Galway’s Liam Morrison has been awarded almost €1m.
Conor Graham explains their Trace-Fish project:
Recruitment underway of Director to oversee the excavation of remains at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home site
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Recruitment of the Director who will oversee the excavation of human remains at the site of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home is underway
The closing date for applications for the new role is 3pm on Thursday fortnight, December 15
The salary is expected to start at just over 102 thousand euro and may incrementally increase to just over 126 thousand in line with other Director roles in the public service.
The appointment is on a temporary fixed-term contract for a period of up to 2.5 years.
Legislation that will allow for the excavation of the site in Tuam passed through the Oireachtas earlier this year.
Project led by Galway researcher could help stop spread of cancer
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway-based researcher is working on a project that could help prevent the spread of cancer.
Dr. Eoin McAvoy at University of Galway is investigating how cancer cells exploit gaps in blood vessels and travel to other parts of the body.
His study used advanced computer models and cell-based experiments to examine how these gaps could be prevented.
The research was carried out in collaboration with teams at MIT, the University of Pennsylvania, John’s Hopkins University, and University College London.
It’s hoped the research will help guide the development of drugs which could reduce the spread of cancer through these ‘leaky’ blood vessels.