|Date||Wednesday, January 27th , 2021|
|Time||7:30 am - 8:30 am|
Our first event for 2021 will be an online event with Prof Luke O’Neill, the well known Immunologist with Trinity College Dublin.
Prof O’Neill will be giving an update on the various vaccines in development and production, as well as further detail on how our understanding of the virus has progressed since it burst into our lives early last year. As before, there will be an opportunity for our members to engage with Luke and pose questions directly.
Professor Luke O’Neill, Immunologist with Trinity College Dublin
Luke holds the Chair of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin where he leads the Inflammation Research Group. He has a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of London and carried out Post-Doctoral research at Cambridge U.K. He is passionate about engaging everyone in science, and has regular media slots.
In September 2020, the company he co-founded – Inflazome – was bought by Roche for an upfront payment of €380 million.
Luke’s research is in the area of the molecular basis to inflammation with a particular focus on innate immunity, Toll-like receptors, inflammasomes and metabolic reprogramming in macrophage activation. In 2019 he was named by Clarivates/Thompson Reuters as one of the world’s most influential scientists, being in the top 1% in Immunology. He has also recently been ranked by the journal PLoS Biology as Ireland’s leading scientist, based on the impact of his work. He is co-founder of spin-out companies Inflazome and Sitryx, which are developing new treatments for inflammatory diseases. He has won numerous awards for his research including the European Federation of Immunology Societies medal, the International Cytokine and Interferon Society Milstein Award, The Royal Dublin Society Boyle Medal for Scientific Excellence, The Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal for Life sciences. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2016.
Luke is also a published author, most recently with Never Mind The B#ll*cks Here’s The Science published in late 2020. Prior to this, he published Humanology: A Scientist’s Guide to our Amazing Existence and in 2019, he published a science book for children, The Great Irish Science Book.
*** PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS A 7.30AM START ***
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