European Researchers' Night Gala Event took place in Nicosia
The European Commission marked this year’s European Researchers' Night with a gala event at Bandabuliya Stage, Nicosia on Friday 28 September. Local researchers shared their latest research projects and highlighted how science can make a difference to our daily lives.
During the event, participants had the opportunity to meet up with researchers and see the impact of their work on their daily lives. After the opening speeches by Mr. Michael Docherty and Mr. Salih Sarpten, researchers presented their research work in various areas such as renewable energy, environment and biodiversity, marine biology, communication technologies, health, and computer science.
The event specifically covered presentations on photovoltaic solar energy systems, toxicity levels of puffer fish, the mapping of women’s health in Cyprus and investigation of genetic and environmental causes of diseases, effective use of smart communication systems for public safety networks, RNAi-based personalized therapeutic strategies in cancer genetics, breast cancer treatment-nanotechnology, food safety, air quality and electronic chips for low cost non-battery sensor networks for the future.
Researchers presented their work and informed the public about the role and importance of research in the modern world as well as the practical applications of their research results in everyday life. At the same time, participants had the opportunity to engage with the researchers and ask questions. The event finished with a reception, giving participants and researchers an opportunity to network and share ideas.