Improved drug formulation to boost delivery of oral medication to the gut
New research has revealed that an existing agent used in the oral drug formulation process may boost the delivery across the gut wall of an injectable medication like insulin.

'CuriosiTY' a hit with early career researchers and TY students
PhD researcher, Sophie Kavanagh shares her experience of working with a group of secondary school students through the SFI Discover CuriosiTY programme in Systems Biology Ireland and UCD Conway Institute. This programme introduces students to the world of STEM.

Targeting a key immune cell driver in lung fibrosis
New research led by Prof. Adam Byrne shows that a specific cell in the immune system plays a vital role in how lung fibrosis develops. This may open the door to new therapies for this chronic disease.

Conway Fellows receive SFI-IRC Pathway funding for multiple myeloma research projectsTwo recently appointed Conway Fellows, Dr Despina Bazou and Dr Aisling Coughlan will receive funding awards under the SFI-IRC Pathway programme announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Patrick O’Donovan TD on 11 July 2024.

Dr Kieran Brennan awarded SFI Industry Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) Fellowship
Enabling a collaboration with Beckman Coulter Life Sciences to improve the detection of the small signalling particles that respond to cancer cells. 

In Memoriam: Professor Douglas Veale
Reflecting on the professional life of Conway Fellow, Prof. Doug Veale who passed away on 22 May 2024

New collaborative research centre to transform food system launches at UCD
Conway Fellow, Professor Denis Shields is co-lead of the data and modelling platform of the Co-centre for Sustainable Food Systems, along with Chris Creevey, QUB.  

Minister O’Donovan announces investment to improve micronutrient delivery
Conway Fellows receive SFI Strategic Partnership Award of €1.4M for Bio-PADT partnership with Marigot Ltd to improve micronutrient delivery.

Increased ovulation after bariatric surgery in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
Research findings published in the scientific journal, The Lancet may partly explain why increased fertility is seen after bariatric surgery according to co-author and Conway Fellow, Professor Carel le Roux.

Professor David Brayden elected to the Royal Irish Academy
Recognition for exceptional contribution to the sciences.

Four Conway Fellows receive SFI Frontiers for the Future awards 
Funding will enable research programmes to meet the challenges of preterm birth, infection and cancer.

Best Education Outreach award for UCD Conway & Systems Biology Ireland
The collaborative EPE team running education and public engagment initiatives including the Amgen Biotech Experience and the CuriosiTY work experience programme were recognised at the 2024 Education Awards.  

Founders of ATXA Therapeutics and EpiCapture receive innovation awards
Conway Fellows, Professor Therese Kinsella and Associate Professor Antoinette Perry are named as recipients of the 2024 NovaUCD’s innovation awards, recognising their successes in commercialisation of UCD research in the areas of cardiopulmonary disease and high grade cancers, including prostate cancer.

Managing menopause treatment for cancer patients
This review led by Prof. Donal Brennan is published in The Lancet ahead of International Women's Day on March 08. 

UCD researchers and patient partners honoured at ICS Research Awards 2024
People involved in ground-breaking research projects around the country were honoured at the Irish Cancer Society Research Awards on Friday, February 23rd at Regent House, Trinity College Dublin.

SFI Discover award for Institute art/science collaboration between researchers, patient partners and women from minority communities.
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, and Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD, have announced a €5 million investment in 38 projects to create greater public awareness of the impact of STEM on society and everyday life, generate opportunities for dialogue and encouraging diversity in STEM-related disciplines.

Three Conway Fellows receive awards as part of collaborative partnership grants between UCD and Northeastern University
UCD and Northeastern University have extended their longstanding partnership with undergraduate education to research and doctoral education with the aim of strengthening their shared focus on global challenges in healthcare.

Finalist in 2023 UCD Research Impact Case Study competition
Professor William Gallagher, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science and UCD Conway Institute is named as a finalist in the 2023 UCD Research Impact Case Study competition for OncoMark: avoiding unnecessary chemotherapy in breast cancer patients