The Big Interactive Quiz Show

Gather the whole family and join us on Sunday, 25th October at 2pm CET for The Big Interactive Quiz Show! Broadcasting live, our MC will present The Big Interactive Quiz Show questions on your computer, laptop or tablet and you answer through your smartphone. Live scores will be shown throughout the show.


Supported by IEEE Sensors Council Women in Sensors 

Game Show
  • Duration: 75 Minutes of fun and games for all the family!.
  • Question Rounds: Film & TV, Music, General Knowledge, Sports, Food and Drink, In This Year, Science & Nature, Celebrity Facts, Around The World. Includes rounds on Sensors & Pioneering Women in STEM!
  • Question Formats: Multiple choice, True or False along with special interactive games.

How It Works

  • You need two devices to play the game. A mobile phone to answer the questions and a tablet or laptop to view the show.
  • Your video and audio will be auto turned off. There is live messaging throughout.
  • Answers are given by remote control on your mobile.

Advance registration required: Please note you must sign up for this event during registration or RSVP Now!

The Great Games Challenge  (WiSe only)

Join us on Wednesday 28th October @ 6pm (CET) for a fun evening of networking with other Women in Sensors!

This is a fun team event where the group needs to work together in order to complete as many tasks and challenges as they can. Once our MC introduces the beginning of the event live from our production studio in Dublin city centre, you will be put into a team and we then split the teams up into their ‘breakout’ rooms. From there, each team member receives a different part of the question or challenge so they need to communicate and collaborate to get the points. This interactive event includes a range of exciting games including photo and video challenges, charades, trivia, movie connections and picture puzzles so there’s something for everyone. A great event to get people talking and interacting in a fun way!

Advance registration required: Please note you must sign up for this event during registration or RSVP Now!

Women in Sensors (WiSe) Keynotes and Panel Discussions (All are Welcome) 

Wednesday 28th October 12:30 pm


“Making light work – fibre Bragg gratings and beyond”

Professor Kate Sugden, Aston University, UK


About the speaker: Professor Kate Sugden is currently the Deputy Dean (Enterprise & International) for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. Her career spans both academia and industry and had an initial focus on fibre Bragg gratings that has broadened to laser materials processing and optical sensing. Kate has recently taken on trustee roles for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (the IET) and its benevolent charity Foothold.

Optical mesoscopy with the Mesolens”

Professor Gail McConnell, University of Strathclyde, Scotland




About the speaker: Gail McConnell is Chair of Biophotonics at the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde.  Following a first degree in Laser Physics and Optoelectronics (1998) and PhD in Physics from the University of Strathclyde (2002), she obtained a Personal Research Fellowship from the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2003) and a Research Councils UK Academic Fellowship (2005), securing a readership in 2008 and Chair in 2012. The work in Gail’s group involves the design, development and application of linear and nonlinear optical instrumentation for biomedical imaging, from the nanoscale to the whole organism. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society, where she is Chair of the Light Microscopy Committee.

"An accidental professor: Evolution of an academic career in microfluidics"

Professor Elisabeth MJ Verpoorte, University of Groningen, Netherlands




About the speaker: E.M.J. (Sabeth) Verpoorte has more than 30 years of research experience in the microfluidics or lab-on-a-chip field. Her introduction to this technology came in 1990, when she came from Canada as a postdoctoral researcher in the pioneering µTAS group headed by Professor A. Manz at Ciba Ltd., Basel, Switzerland. In July 1996 she became a team leader in the group of Professor Nico F. de Rooij at the Institute of Microtechnology (IMT), University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where her research interests concentrated on microfluidics for (bio)analytical applications. In 2003, Sabeth made a strategic switch to assume a Chair in the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy, making a foray into a new research environment dominated by cells, tissue and drug development. Ongoing projects involve the development of organ-on-a-chip systems to study drug metabolism (liver chip, gut chip), assess organ interactions (intestine-liver chip) and diagnose endothelial dysfunction. Efforts have also concentrated on continuous-flow particle separation strategies, paper microfluidics, as well as miniaturized analytical instrumentation (paper spray ionization, multidimensional chromatography). The acquisition of interdisciplinary projects involving scientists from the life sciences, chemical, and physics disciplines continues to be a driving force in her research. She is or has been involved in several international scientific organizations and journal editorial boards.

Panel Discussion with speakers: “Strategies for Supporting Women in Sensors”

moderated by Dr Lourdes Alwis, Napier University, Scotland.