13th - 15th September 2016 at UCD Conway Institute, Belfield

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Conway Festival of Research & Innovation

The highly anticipated 10th UCD Conway Institute Festival of Research and Innovation takes place from the 13th - 15th Sept 16 in UCD Belfield. Featuring four plenary presentations, multiple oral presentations and over 100 poster presentations, this event showcases the best of local and international research at Ireland's leading multi-disciplinary biomedical research institute.

Programme Details

UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation - 13th to 15th September 2016, Belfield

Distinguished Plenary Lecture

Dr Leroy Hood, Senior Vice President/Chief Science Officer, Providence Health & Services; President, Institute for Systems Biology, USA
'Systems Medicine and Proactive P4 Medicine: Transforming Healthcare through Scientific Wellness—A Personal View'

Plenary Lectures -

Dr Marina Granovskaya, Head of Research Collaboration, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Moscow
'The ways to translate science to medicine - is one catching up with the other?'

Professor Eleanor Maguire, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, UK
'The Anatomy of Memory'

Dr Gerard Manning, Director of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Genentech Inc., USA
'Billions of Years and Trillions of Bases: How genome sequences and evolution can unearth biological history and the functional logic of life'. 

Invited Lectures -

Professor Madeleine Lowery, UCD School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Professor Lorraine Brennan, UCD Conway Institute & School of Agriculture & Food Science
Dr Vladimir Lobaskin, UCD School of Physics
Professor Ron Pinhasi, UCD Conway Institute & UCD School of Archaeology
Professor Geraldine Butler, UCD Conway Institute & UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science
Professor Gerry Wilson, UCD Conway Institute & UCD School of Medicine

Early Career Researcher Forum - 

‘Exploring academia-industry collaborations for research careers’  

What are the benefits and challenges to researchers of being involved in collaborative projects between academia and industry? Join the discussion with an expert panel on how academia-industry collaborations create jobs for researchers in both research and transferable skills roles, in academia and in companies. Hear from the funding agencies that support this type of collaboration. 

Facilitated by broadcaster and science communicator, Shaun O'Boyle, Science Gallery

Abstract Call for Poster Exhibition - Closed

The Festival abstract call is now closed. Over 100 research abstracts will be exhibited on 14 September in either moderated or review sessions. The 2016 Conway Festival Medal, sponsored by Cruinn Diagnostics will be awarded for the best poster and presentation.

Moderated Poster Sessions: Shortlisted authors will give a 5 minute outline of research work including mention of any innovative potential to a committee including plenary speakers, Conway Fellows & UCD colleagues. Winners in each category will give a 5 minute oral presentation of their work in a dedicated Festival session on 15 September.

Poster Review Sessions: Authors will give 5 minute outline of research to a 2-person panel composed of senior postdoctoral researchers and/or Conway Fellows. ‌

Further information

See UCD Conway website for further information.