26 February 2019 - CLASS in conjunction with UCD Research Seminar Series 2019 on Sustainable Development Goals
Venue: UCD Conway Lecture Theatre
Goal 3: Good Health & Wellbeing
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.
Chair: Professor Catherine Godson, UCD Conway Institute, Diabetes Complications Research Centre & School of Medicine
Ms Helen Heneghan, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Title: Obesity: Treating the biggest preventable health threat of the 21st Century
Dr Jakub Gajewski, Programme Director for Research Institute of Global Surgery, RCSI
Title: Access to surgical care in Africa: a true crisis.
Dr Jakub Gajewski is a health sociologist with extensive research experience. Currently he is working as Programme Director for Research in the Institute of Global Surgery in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is the international coordinator and the lead researcher for the Horizon 2020 funded SURG-Africa project which builds sustainable surgical systems in Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania. He has been involved in several population-based studies, including studies of young people’s well-being, diabetes and epilepsy. He was the lead researcher on the COST-Africa project 2011-2016, which implemented on the-job-training of non-physician clinicians in Malawi and tested the supervision model for this cadre in Zambia.
Dr Virginie W. Gautier, UCD Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases
Title: Global HIV epidemic: Achievement and Current Challenges in Treatment, Prevention and Cure
Dr Virginie W. Gautier is a principal investigator in the UCD Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID). Her research programme, funded by the IRC, HRB and H2020, focuses on HIV-Host interface, HIV molecular pathogenesis and HIV Cure research. Dr Gautier´s research group has extensive expertise in molecular and cellular virology, epigenetics, patients cell-based assays, targeted drug screening and system wide OMICs.
Dr Gautier is the coordinator of the H2020-funded European EU4HIVCURE consortium, which aims to accelerate HIV cure research in Europe. With her partners based in Belgium, France, Italy and Canada, they have implemented a molecular pathway-driven translational research platform to develop innovative alternatives to HIV cure approaches using the host-virus interface to unveil the epigenetic, post-transcriptional and translational blocks, and identify new therapeutic targets for intervention.
Sponsors of the 2018 / 2019 Conway Lecture & Seminar Series