News & Events

Latest news and events from around the Institute

Charles Seminar Series 2021-22: Role of Regulatory T cells in Vitiligo: from pathogenesis to therapeutics with Guest Speaker Dr Mitesh Dwivedi, Online via Zoom.

In the fifth talk the seminar series, Dr Mitesh Dwivedi will discuss functions of Extracellular Vesicles and their particular cargo, as key players in intercellular communication.

Published: 30 November, 2021

Charles Seminar Series 2021-22: Extracellular Vesicles: Integrators of Homeostasis, Lessons from Pigmentation, with Guest Speaker Dr Graca Raposo, Charles Seminar Room and Online via Zoom.

In the fourth talk the seminar series, Dr Graca Raposo will discuss functions of Extracellular Vesicles and their particular cargo, as key players in intercellular communication in skin, regulating skin in health and disease.

Published: 10 November, 2021

Charles Seminar Series 2021-22: Decoding cell-fate decisions in pigment cell lineage: From cues to codes, with Guest Speaker Dr Vivek Natarajan (Online via Zoom)

In the third talk of the seminar series, Dr Vivek Natarajan will present some of the ongoing work from the laboratory on the specification of melanocytes as well as their directed migration that is needed to establish the stem cell pool.

Published: 27 October, 2021

Charles Seminar Series 2021-22: Vitiligo: From bench to bedside, with guest speaker Prof Karin Schallreuter, Wednesday 13th October at 12PM (In-Person at the Charles Institute Seminar Room & online)

In the second talk of the seminar series, Prof Karin Schallreuter will review the current state of our understanding of the etio-pathogenesis of vitiligo and discuss potential treatments. 

Published: 08 October, 2021

Second call for applications to the DevelopMed MSCA COFUND Fellowship Programme

Call 2 of the ‘Developing the Next Generation of Research Leaders in Precision Oncology’ (DevelopMed) Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Programme is now officially open and runs until the 30th of November 2021.

Published: 01 October, 2021

Charles Seminar Series 2021-22: Dynamic regulation of ERK1/2 MAPK signaling: implications for skin & other tissues, with guest speaker Dr Jürgen Muller, Wednesday 29th September at 12PM (In-Person at the Charles Institute Seminar Room & via Zoom)

In the first talk of Charles Seminar Series for the 2021-22 academic year (Series 3) Dr Muller will explore the signalling dynamics of the MAPK Pathway and how those mechanisms control the outcome of MAPK signalling.

Published: 28 September, 2021

Charles Institute researchers to deploy latest generation of gene technology in hopes of developing transformative therapy for those who live with rare and painful skin disease epidermolysis bullosa (EB).

Researchers at the UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology are working on a gene-editing system to fix the mutation in the gene that causes people with one of the most severe forms of EB, Recessive Dystrophic, to be born without a particular type of collagen.

Published: 09 July, 2021

Study profiling Hair Pigmentation Patterns (HPPs) proves that stress can accelerate premature greying of hair, but greying can be reversible, when stress is reduced

Research conducted at Columbia University profiling Hair Pigmentation Patterns (HPPs) proves stress can accelerate premature greying but greying can be reversible when stress is reduced

Published: 02 July, 2021

Fullbright Scholarship awarded to Dr Danny Johnston at virtual ceremony

Dr Daniel Johnston has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to work on new models of inflammatory skin disease in Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Published: 14 June, 2021

Charles Seminar Series 2020-21:Skin cancer stem cells: from inception to beyond, with guest speaker Dr Girish K Patel, Wednesday 16th June at 12PM (via Zoom)

In the final talk of Charles Institute Seminar Series 2020-21 (Series 2) Dr Patel will talk about his research on cancer stem cells in common human skin cancers.

Published: 11 June, 2021

Prof Des Tobin elected as member to the Royal Irish Academy

Desmond Tobin, Professor of Dermatological Science and Charles Institute Director was one of 12 new science members elected last month as members of The Royal Irish Academy.

Published: 04 June, 2021

Charles Seminar Series 2020-21: Preclinical development of oligonucleotide therapeutics in an ex vivo skin model , with guest speaker Dr Robyn Hickerson, Wednesday 9th June at 12PM (via Zoom)

In this talk, Dr Hickerson will discuss her academic research at the University of Dundee on drug discovery for rare genetic skin disorders with focus on the development of nucleic acid-based therapeutics for the treatment of pachyonychia congenita and epidermolysis bullosa.

Published: 04 June, 2021

Charles Seminar Series 2020-21: The Hair Follicle as a Chemosensory Organ, with guest speaker Prof. Ralf Paus, Wednesday 26th May 2021 at 12PM

In his presentation Prof Ralf Paus will explore some examples of the astounding chemosensory activity of human scalp HFs, focusing on how the HF's "smell" and"taste" activity is employed to regulate human scalp hair growth and how this fascinating human hair research frontier may lead into the development of new non-drug therapeutics in future dermatology, well beyond the management of hair disease.

Published: 21 May, 2021

Charles Seminar Series 2020-21,'Scarring Alopecias' with guest speaker Matt Harries, Wednesday 12th May at 12Pm

The aim of this talk is to present a rational and pragmatic guide to the assessment, investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with PCA, focusing on particularly on lichen planopilaris and frontal fibrosing alopecia.

Published: 07 May, 2021

Charles Institute Seminar Series with guest speaker Dr Andrew South: Wednesday 28th April at 12PM via Adobe Connect

In this talk, Dr Andrew South will discuss Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB) and how RDEB is a model for understanding the molecular basis of both fibrosis and rapidly developing, aggressive cancer.

Published: 22 April, 2021

Charles Institute Seminar Series with guest speaker Prof. Liz Patton: Wednesday 21st April at 12PM via Adobe Connect

In this talk Prof. Liz Patton will discuss how dynamic cellular heterogeneity underlies melanoma progression and therapy resistance and her research on chemical genetics, imaging and single- cell technologies to discover new cell states in melanoma.

Published: 16 April, 2021

Charles Institute Seminar Series with guest speaker Prof. Markus Magerl: Wednesday 7th April at 12PM via Adobe Connect

In this talk, Prof Magerl will discuss the pathophysiology of Chronic Urticaria

Published: 31 March, 2021

Sept 21: Launch of the Professional Certificate in Skin & Hair Follicle Science

Launch of the Professional Certificate in Skin & Hair Follicle Science which covers all aspects of he human skin and hair follicle biological sciences

Published: 23 March, 2021

Unraveling Science Ep 27: Prof Des Tobin: Dermatology, Hair Follicles and Accurate Modelling

Listen to Prof. Des Tobin, Director of UCD Charles Instititue of Dermatology, discuss with Dr Megan Hanlon how he ended up researching the oft-ignored human hair follicle, in the latest episode of the 'Unraveling Science' podcast.

Published: 22 March, 2021

Charles Institute Seminar Series 2020-21, Emma Teeling- Wednesday 10th March at 12PM via Adobe Connect

In this talk, Prof Teeling will explore the genomic basis of bats extended longevity and tolerant immunity and get the audience to reflect on the question 'Why should society care?'

Published: 05 March, 2021

Charles Institute Seminar Series 2020-21, Marjana Tomic-Canic: Wound Healing- Wednesday 3rd March at later time of 1PM

The speaker will present her latest findings on the translational, multi-disciplinary program in wound healing she heads. The seminar will reference novel approaches to reduce incidence and accelerate wound healing of chronic wounds.

Published: 26 February, 2021

Charles Institute Seminar Series 2020-21, Amanda McCann: Translational Oncology with a difference, -Wednesday 24th February at 12PM

In this research presentation, Prof. Amanda McCann will give an overview of Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) and the potential role that therapeutic induced senescence (TIS) plays in chemoresistance.

Published: 19 February, 2021

Applications open for DevelopMed MSCA COFUND Fellowship Programme

First call for applications to the DevelopMed MSCA COFUND Fellowship Programme

Published: 05 February, 2021

Charles Seminar Series 2020-21, Eoin O'Cearbhaill: Inserting 3D Printed Microneedles into Skin

Assoc. Prof. Eoin O'Cearbhaill will outline a range of strategies being employed by the UCD Medical Device Design Group to overcome existing limitations in design, prototyping and testing of microneedle patches for both biosensing and drug delivery applications in this talk.

Published: 04 February, 2021

Dr Jens Rauch: Tackling acquired resistance mechanisms in malignant melanoma

In his talk, Dr Rauch will focus on combinations of experimental and computational approaches to tackle acquired resistance in malignant melanoma.

Published: 26 January, 2021

Dr Colin Adrain, iRhom proteins and ADAM17: key regulators of growth control & inflammation

Dr Colin Adrain is our first speaker as part of Charles Institute Seminar Series 2020/21 Trimester 2 lineup. In this talk he will describe the pathophysiological roles of a protein called iRhom2, which is an essential cofactor for ADAM17.

Published: 20 January, 2021

‘Solar distancing’, with sunscreen

May is melanoma awareness month, and melanoma is certainly the most aggressive form of skin cancer and one which affects thousands of people a year in Ireland.

Published: 01 May, 2020

“Branca Bunús” pitched as part of the NovaUCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme Showcase and Awards

Prof. Wang and Dr. Lara-Sáez pitched “Branca Bunús” as part of the NovaUCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme Showcase and Awards at the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science.

Published: 27 November, 2019

UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology researchers sported their butterfly tattoos for #EBAwarenessWeek (21-27 Oct)

Help research in this area to find a cure to this painful genetic condition.

Published: 01 October, 2019

Launch of Professional Certificate Clinical Dermatology

Launch of the Professional Certificate Clinical Dermatology which covers all aspects of clinical dermatology with a comprehensive lecture schedule delivered by expert Consultant Dermatologists.

Published: 01 September, 2019

UCD Get Sun Smarter Event

Join us for our 2nd annual ‘Get Sun Smarter’ awareness event, 11am – 2pm on 9th & 10th April in the O’Brien Centre for Science East

Published: 01 May, 2019

EB Awareness Week 2018

Our dedicated researchers in the @CharlesUCD releasing their butterflies for EB awareness week campaign SEE ME, NOT EB!

Published: 28 October, 2018

UCD Skin Cancer Awareness Event

Monday 14th May marked the first Skin Cancer Awareness Event at UCD. The event took place in the UCD Student Centre and was organised by SBI in collaboration with the Irish Skin Foundation, colleagues from UCD Conway Institute and BREAST-PREDICT.

Published: 01 May, 2018

Licensing deal signed with the aim of developing a treatment for the rare and debilitating skin disorder

Amryt and Professor Wenxin Wang aim to develop a treatment for Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)

Published: 01 February, 2018

Macromolecular Engineering by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerisation

We are delighted to welcome world renowned polymer chemist Prof Kris Matyjaszewski (Carnegie Mellon University) to University College Dublin.

Published: 01 August, 2016
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