December 2019 | Nollaig 2019

International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Signalling

Tue, 17 December 19 11:32

Dr Eoin Cummins organises international conference on carbon dioxide signalling

Assistant Professor in Physiology, Dr. Eoin Cummins was an organiser and speaker at a Theo Murphy International Scientific Meeting held in Chicheley Hall UK on December 2nd-3rd 2019.

The meeting on ‘Carbon dioxide detection in biological systems’ attracted up to 60 delegates discussing common themes of carbon dioxide sensing between plant and animal kingdoms as well as clinical challenges posed by hypercapnia (elevated blood carbon dioxide levels). 

Dr. Cummins currently holds an SFI CDA-Award in the area of carbon dioxide dependent modulation of inflammatory signaling.  This scientific meeting was made possible following a successful application to The Royal Society for a meeting grant, written by Dr. Cummins and colleagues in Durham University. 

Invited speakers included the distinguished physiologist  Prof. Walter Boron (Case Western Reserve University) , leading botanist Prof. Julian Schroeder (University of California San Diego) and top clinical intensivist Prof. John Laffey (NUI Galway).

A poster presentation for early career researchers was also held at the meeting with posters presented by UCD School of Medicine researchers Dr. Catarina Mota, David Phelan, Sarah Kierans and Moritz Strowitzki.

A series of reviews based on the meeting will be commissioned for in the Royal Society Journal Interface Focus in 2020.