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Irish Origenes exhibits at ESOF2012

I recently exhibited the Irish, Scottish, and English Origenes websites at the ESOF 2012 conference in Dublin. The Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) is Europe’s largest, general science meeting and is held in a leading Europe city every two years. ESOF 2012 was hosted in Dublin from July 11th-15th. ESOF is an interdisciplinary, pan-European meeting, held under the auspices of Euroscience, which aims to: Showcase the latest advances in science and technology; Promote a dialogue on the role of science and technology in society and public policy; Stimulate and provoke public interest, excitement and debate about science and technology.

I am a Scientist by training, and with over 400 of the worlds top scientists aatending I was eager therefore to get feedback from my peers. It was also my first experience exhibiting as a businessman. It was an enjoyable experience and probably what I realised most was the value of the surnames database that I have created. Very few Irish or people with Irish ancestry are aware that often their surname is associated with a specific location! Or that each unique Irish surname had a single founding ancestor (an Adam as it were who first picked that surname) to whom after 1000 years there is a 50% chance that one is still related to. 

I also realised the importance of a fully automated analytical process which will give people an instant report detailing their 'Genetic Homeland.' I also hope to exhibit at the 'Back to our past' conference in October in Dublin city.

English Origenes

Scottish Origenes