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Ciarán O'Brien
Worked at Alimentary & Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork
Attends University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
Lives in Cork
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MUCH better than the original Iona nonsense.
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What a splendid video. Please watch it.
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piepiepiepiepiepiepiepiepiepiepiepiepiepie.
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Dem feels
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It's not Half Life 3, but it IS a 15 minute TF2 cartoon. And if I'm honest, that's really all I've ever wanted.
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So there are two ways you can look at this.

One, the +Ruaidhri Mulveen way, which is "The universe just isn't interested in us".

Or my way, which is "Oh fuck the universe will eat us if we don't hide"

I prefer my way, for some reason. I really shouldn't, it's a horrifying prospect...
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I'm reminded of the classic Warhammer 40K line "Knowledge is power; Hide it well"*. Nothing wrong with learning more, as long as we do it sensibly. Or at least quietly. enough not to draw the attention of something that only hasn't destroyed us because it hasn't found us yet...

*At least 40K was where I first heard it. I wouldn't be surprised if they ripped it off from someone else.
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Makes more sense than the Iona lot's lies, at least.
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I... wow. I got nothin'.
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So this is the official Israeli embassy's Twitter account. And this is a picture they thought would be a fantastic idea to post. In other news, a family of 6 was killed today when their irony meter FUCKING EXPLODED.
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I'm still trying to get my head around the U.S condeming the violence yet replenishing the weapon supply for the Israeli side. 
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This is one of the cleverest things in existence. <huggles internet>
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SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY JUDAS PRIEST
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Holy shit. Something something, B.B. King's Landing.
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PhD student at Teagasc/UCC/APC. Gut microbiota related studies. Essentially I do science with poop.
Skills
Bioinformatics, microbiology, sarcasm.
Employment
  • Alimentary & Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork
    Research assistant, 2012 - 2013
    Bioinformatics support; Genome assembly and annotation, gene expression array analysis, datamining and the like.
  • Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork
    Research assistant, 2012 - 2012
    Genome assembly and annotation, genome mining.
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Galway - Limerick - kiltormer
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"Like a less-crazy Alan Moore!"
Introduction
Hello.

My name is Ciarán. I am a scientist and gamer. Occasionally at the same time.
Bragging rights
I have a black belt in karate, I'm waiting on a couple of scientific papers with my name in them to be published, I won two Best Scenario awards at Warpcon, one at Gaelcon, and I won Itzacon's National Game Writer Award 2013. I got to be the narrator in Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and I managed to read as far as book 7 in the Wheel of Time without my head fucking exploding or taking up serial murder. Not bad going..
Education
  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
    Ph.D Microbiology/Bioinformatics, 2013 - present
    All going well, in a couple of years I'll have submitted something called "Gut Microbiota-related Biomarkers Predictive of Health Status in Humans". It will involve a lot of traditional microbiology and a lot of bioinformatics analysis.
  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
    M.Sc. Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, 2010 - 2011
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
    B.Sc. Marine science, 1999 - 2003
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
    H.Dip. Microbiology, 2007 - 2008
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Sarky, Sarklor, jerkface
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