New IT Sligo science building honours Irish scientist MacMunn

2 Sep 2014148 Views

The new the MacMunn Building at IT Sligo

IT Sligo’s new €17m science building named after an Irish scientist who conducted research in a hayloft over his stables is to be officially opened by Taoiseach Enda Kenny today.

The new building, named the MacMunn Building after Irish scientist Charles Alexander MacMunn, features an 80-station foundation laboratory, seven teaching laboratories, and four research labs, The Irish Times reported.

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MacMunn was born in Easky, Co Sligo, in 1852. His discovery of respiratory pigments throughout plant and animal tissues (The Cytochrome System) remains a cornerstone of medical science today, IT Sligo said.

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