2015 Events

Thursday 1st October 2015 at UCD FitzGerald Debating Chamber, UCD Student Centre

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Student Summer Research Awards 2015

Our Student Summer Research Initiatives reaches their climax with the Student Summer Research Awards 2015 which take place on Thursday, 1st October 2015 from 5:30pm in the UCD Fitzgerald Debating Chamber, UCD Student Centre.

Running Order

5:00 pm  Judging Panel convenes

5:30 pm  Registration & welcome

6:00 pm  Oral Presentations commence

8:00 pm  Judges retire to consider

8:15 pm  Winners announced

8:30 pm  Reception

Your MC's for the evening will be Dr Amanda McCann and Prof Cormac Taylor.

There were a total of 90 student entries to this year's competition spaning the full range of activities from fundamental laboratory research through to clinical audit and from molecular characterisation of biological process to the clinical implications of dysfunction. Medical education, bioinformatics, radiographic procedure optimisation and biomedical engineering collaborations were very evident among the research projects.  Each student undertook an 8-week supervised research project at UCD, at our clinical affiliates or at overseas partnering institution. The students gave poster presentations to a panel of adjudicators comprising academic and clinical staff. 

The following eight students will compete for the coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze medals through oral presentations of their work.  Each student will give a 7 minute presentation followed by Q&A from the Adjudicating Panel.


Poster Title

Eimear Flanagan

Molecular Mechanisms Linking Genetic Variants To The Invasiveness Of Rheumatoid Arthritis Synovial Fibroblasts In Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Cormac Mohon

Impact Of Mechanical Stretch On Cell Growth And Migration In Vitro.

Tiarnán Byrne

3d Printed Airway Model For Simulation Training In Endotracheal Intubation In The Emergency Department.

Diarmuid Sugrue

Exploring Perspectives On The Introduction Of A Mentoring Programme At An Irish Medical School.

Niall Compton

Tomosynthesis: A New Radiologic Technique For Rapid Diagnosis Of Scaphoid Fractures.

Sheena Cassidy

Carbon Dioxide Levels Impact Virulence In Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infection.

Gulshan Kaur

Reliable Identification Of Pulmonary Blood Vessels For Stereological Analysis Using Immunofluoroscent Techniques In Lung Tissue.

Yaesshna Pillay

Evaluation Of Pcl-Tcp Tissue Construct Combination With Cells For Rabbit Mandibular And Calvarial Defect Study.

Best wishes to all student presenters.  All staff, students and associates of the School are cordially invited to this event which has become a high point in our academic calendar.  The initiative aims to seed early exposure to research methods as part of our objective to produce inquisitive, career-long learners.