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Prof Wang on the signing of the in-licence agreement with Amryt

20th March 2018

Polymers Deliver

Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is an extremely rare condition that causes enormous suffering for affected patients. Children born with RDEB are called ‘butterfly babies’ as their skin is seen to be as delicate and fragile as a butterfly. Their gene for making collagen has a fault in it resulting in severe wounds in their skin, mouth and throat leading to blistering or skin loss at the slightest friction or knock. It is progressive and very painful.



President Higgins Receives SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leaders

7th February 2018

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higins, honoured the recipients of the SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Award at a special ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin in Dublin recently. Five awards, representing a €7 million investment, will also support the additional recruitment of 15 research positions. Research supported by the awards will examine novel drug targeting for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and obesity-related diseases, regenerative medicine, immunology, tissue engineering, protein engineering, and memory storage in amnesia.

Prof Steinhoff Receives Innovation Award

29th April 2016

Prof Martin Steinhoff has been awarded one of three 2016 SFI-Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Awards. This prestigious funding award provides qualified academic researchers with an opportunity to deliver important potential discoveries for patients of unmet needs in the areas of immunology, oncology, cardiovascular and rare diseases.