Published: 16 March 2016

Prof. J. Geoffrey Chase from University of Canterbury, New Zealand will be giving two seminars in Dublin next week. A seminar entitled 'Model-based Therapeutics in the ICU: Modeling, computers and the future of healthcare' will take place at the UCD Centre for Biomedical Engineering on Monday, March 21st at 1pm. The second seminar entitled 'Concept to Clinical Practice: Model-based Therapeutics = Modeling + Computers --> The future of healthcare?' will take place at the Mater Hospital on Tuesday, March 22nd at 8am. All are welcome. More info on the seminars can be found here.

Dr. Jeffrey Karp



Published: 06 July 2015

Prof. Jeffrey Karp of the Harvard Stem Cell Institue will be giving a seminar entitled 'Towards Accelerated Medical Innovation' at the UCD Charles Institute on Wednesday, July 8th. More info on the seminar can be found here.

Horizon 2020

Published: 22 May 2015

Dr. Eoin O’Cearbhaill and Prof. Eoin Casey will form part of a consortium aimed at developing new treatments for diabetes. The DRIVE (Diabetes Reversing Implants with enhanced Viability and long-term Efficacy) consortium involves 14 partners from seven European countries and will create 13 jobs in Ireland and is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme.

The Consortium is an interdisciplinary effort between stem cell biologists, experts in advanced drug delivery, research scientists, clinicians and companies working together to develop therapeutics to address the challenges of treating diabetes. The researchers will optimise adult stem cell therapy using smart biomaterials and advanced drug delivery, and couple these therapeutics with minimally-invasive surgical devices.

Published: 05 May 2015

Dr. Eoin O’Cearbhaill has been awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship for 2 years on a project entitled “MICROPOD - MICROPOrous Devices for next-generation therapeutic delivery”. This project aims to develop novel microneedle patches for pain-free drug delivery applications, using a combination of computational and experimental techniques.

The goal of the Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition at multi- or interdisciplinary level through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.

Prof. Madeleine Lowery

Published: 01 Apr 2015

Dr. Madeleine Lowery, received funding for a project entitled “Multiscale Modelling of the Neuromuscular System for Closed Loop Deep Brain Stimulation”.

Dr Lowery’s research aims to create computer models of the human brain and neuromuscular system.  The models will be used to understand how stimulation of the deep structures of the brain can alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, and to develop new approaches for treating Parkinson’s disease using adaptive deep brain stimulation.

Dr. Aisling Ni Annaidh Receiving Charlemont Award from Royal Irish Academy

Published: 17 Feb 2015

Dr. Aisling Ní Annaidh, lecturer in the School of Mechanical Engineering, was presented with a Charlemont Award on Monday 16th February. Awarded by the Royal Irish Academy, the Grant is to facilitate short visits to any country to support primary research in any subject area. Dr. Ni Annaidh has chosen to use her award to host an incoming researcher, Dr. Sara Roccabianca from Michigan State University.  Together they will begin collaborating on their project entitled ‘Skin Mechanics, Growth & Remodelling: Unraveling The Early Development Of Melanoma’.

For the more on the latest news on the Centre by our affiliated Schools and Institutes:

>> UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

>> UCD School of Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering

>> UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science

>> UCD Conway Institute ot Biomolecular and Biomedical Research

Dr Padraig Cantillon-Murphy

UCD Centre for Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series: Dr Padraig Cantillon-Murphy, University College Cork

Published: 12 April 2016

Dr Padraig Cantillon-Murphy from University College Cork will be giving a seminar entitled 'IMAGE GUIDED NAVIGATION IN THE AIRWAYS (AND MORE)' at the UCD Centre for Biomedical Engineering on Monday, April 18th. Tea, Coffee and a fine selection of biscuits will be served from 12.50pm.More info on the seminar can be found here.