May 10 2016 Posted: 09:13 IST

The Pint of Science International Festival is returning to Galway from 23-24 May in Oslo Bar, Salthill from 7pm. A fantastic line-up of scientists will engage the public with the latest in science research in an accessible format.

Ten leading and developing scientists, mostly from NUI Galway and affiliated institutes and centres, will meet the general public to talk about the research advances in their fields. The Body Night on Monday, 23 May, will see researchers talk about recent progress in understanding human diseases, including cancer and diabetes, and the technologies to treat them. Tuesday, 24 May, will be a Marine Science themed night including topics such as the effect of climate change on our oceans and geological mapping of the seabed.

‘Pint of Science’ is the largest festival of science globally, running concurrently in multiple pubs across twelve countries in 50 cities. Created in 2012 by a group of UK postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers, ‘Pint of Science’ is a non-profit organisation involving scientists on a voluntary basis. Internationally it takes place across several countries in Europe, and in America, Brazil, Canada, South Africa and Australia.  Established in 2013 by Seán Mac Fhearraigh, Pint of Science Ireland is running for the third time in Dublin and for the second time in Galway.

To view the detailed ‘Pint of Science Galway’ programme, and book your free ticket, visit www.pintofscience.ie. Follow ‘Pint of Science Galway’ on Facebook and @pintofscienceIE on Twitter to find out more.

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