The Charles Seminars Series

The Charles Institute’s Seminar Series, launched in 2019,  is a key element of our education platform and hosts high-profile guest speakers from home and abroad to share with us the latest research in their areas every two weeks (during term time) from both clinical and basic research perspectives.

This educational series, which is chaired by Prof Desmond Tobin (Full Professor of Dermatological Science and Director of the UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology), are shared not only with researchers physically present in our seminar room, but are also broadcast live to dermatologists and other clinicians with a special interest in dermatology via  Zoom, with select talks also available for limited playback.

Our seminar series is currently supported by an unrestricted educational grant by RELIFE (part of A. Menarini Ireland), and synopses of the seminars are written by a medical journalist and featured  in The Medical Independent ( – a medical newspaper in Ireland.

The third iteration of the seminar series will be launching in late September with schedule and list of upcoming Charles Seminar Series talks to be published here. In the meantime, feel free to explore our archive list of speakers from previous series and also look at for past talks and flyers.

Upcoming Talks:





Title(Tentative or actual)


In person Charles Seminar

Denis Headon

Dicks Vet School, University of Edinburgh

Hairs, feathers, fingerprints: Development of specialised skin structures and their variation in evolution and disease


In person Charles Seminar

Ronan Murphy

Health and Human Development

Dynamic reciprocity for integrins and ECM in Skin


In person Charles Seminar

Carien Niessen

University of Cologne

Biomechanical regulation of skin epidermal barrier formation and regeneration in health and disease?


In person Charles Seminar

John Marshall

Barts Cancer Inst. London

Targeting the integrin avb6 for the imaging and therapy of carcinoma



Dr Ahn




In person Charles Seminar

Antony Young





Ángela Hernández-Martín

Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesú, Madrid

Neurofirbomatosis 1







In person Charles Seminar





In person Charles Seminar

Yuliya Ovcharenko

Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Immunology of the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University




Ohsang Kwon




In person Charles Seminar




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