News & Opinion

2021

Patients with severe COVID-19 infection have hypersensitive platelet blood cells
Study finds that platelets are up to ninety times more reactive in COVID-19 patients than in hospitalised patients who do not have the disease.

Improving the efficiency of gene-editing tool, CRISPR
Researchers led by Associate Professor Rory Johnson have developed a new reporter system to identify factors that can significantly boost the efficiency of CRISPR deletion. 

SARS-CoV-2 virus hijacks protein machinery to enter cells and multiply
New research from an international team of scientists has identified protein sequences that are hijacked by the virus that causes COVID-19 disease.

Applications open for DevelopMed MSCA COFUND Fellowship Programme
First call for applications to new international training and career development fellowship programme

UCD-led consortium secures EU funding to investigate disrupted signalling across a range of diseases
The CRYSTAL3 consortium includes 10 partners (5 academic and 5 industry) located in 7 countries and will be led by Conway Fellow, Professor Breandán Kennedy.