25-26 Sept 2019 - UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation 

Venue: UCD Conway & Charles Institutes
Time: 10am - 5pm daily

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This annual showcase of research and innovation from Institute scientists features national and international guest speakers; scientific and plain English research poster sessions; a facilitated discussion forum on open responsible research; and a trade exhibition by suppliers of laboratory equipment and consumables.

Keynotes:
Prof. Albert Tenesa, University of Edinburgh
‘What drives trait differences between people?’

Prof. Donald Patrick McDonnell, Duke University School of Medicine
‘Mechanism based drug discovery of endocrine therapies for breast and prostate cancer’
 
Prof. Jane Farrar, Trinity College Dublin; 
‘Shedding Light on Inherited Eye Disorders: Elucidating Causes, Designing Therapies’

Kora Korzec, eLife 
‘Promoting the most responsible behaviours in science'

Invited Speakers:
Prof. Ulla Knaus, UCD School of Medicine & Fellow, UCD Conway Institute 
‘Intestinal Disease - From Patient to Mouse Model’

Dr Maria Prencipe, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science & Fellow, UCD Conway Institute
‘Serum Response Factor: from discovery to validation as a potential targeted therapy for prostate and breast cancer’

Professor Wenxin Wang, UCD School of Medicine, UCD Charles Institute & Fellow, UCD Conway Institute 
‘Highly Branched Poly(ß-amino ester) Combines Minicircle DNA for Safe and Efficient Gene Transfection of Stem Cells and Astrocytes’
 
Innovation & Impact
 
Discussion:  ‘The new era of Open Responsible Research –challenges, pitfalls and impact’
Panelists include Patricia Clarke PhD, Policy and EU Funding, Health Research Board & Co-Chair of the National Open Research Forum; Natalie Harrower, PhD, Director Digital Repository of Ireland; Kora Korzec, eLife Community Manager.

Communicating Research to Patients & the Public:
Exhibition of plain English research summaries judged by patients.
 
Scientific Poster Exhibition
30 research projects have been shortlisted by the 2019 UCD Conway Festival committee for moderated poster sessions. An additional 60 research projects are being exhibited in review sessions. All posters will be reviewed by senior research scientists.
 
Trade Exhibition
Laboratory equipment and consumable companies will be in attendance during Thursday, 26 September to discuss products and special offers. 
 
Platinum sponsors of the 2019 UCD Conway Festival: Cruinn Diagnostics, Bio-Sciences Ltd