UCD Covid-19 Response

The UCD Community is rising to the challenge posed by the global pandemic

UCD COVID-19 Research Seminar Series: Researchers Tackling the Crisis  

Across UCD and in our university hospitals, researchers are rising to the challenge of the Covid19 pandemic. They are providing critical supports that have a real and tangible impact on patients’ lives. They are expanding Ireland’s testing capacity, developing new supply chains, manufacturing reagents, developing national contact tracing capability, and investigating new ways to tackle the disease.

Our researchers are working to better understand the impact on the health of our children during this pandemic, the impact on individuals with intellectual and disabilities and their caregivers, they are exploring new methods for screening antiviral compounds, coordinating primary care networks, manufacturing PPE, producing critical reagents for testing, modelling populations behaviours, developing new medical devices to mitigate the risk of disease spread, investigating the host response to the disease, developing innovative remote monitoring technologies, and developing novel national disease surveillance methods.

This seminar series will showcase on-going Covid-19 related research at UCD to help facilitate greater interdisciplinary collaboration within UCD and with external partners.


We are using Basecamp to continue the conversation and facilitate collaboration online at UCD. Please select "Yes, please add me to UCD C19 Research Basecamp Portal" when prompted during the Eventbrite event registration process. Alternatively, please complete the webform linked here to join the UCD C19 Research Basecamp Portal.   

Webinars

Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in sewage to gauge prevalence in the community

Wed, 3rd February 2021 14:00 – 14:30 GMT

Prof Wim Meijer talks about the surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in sewage, and how this may be used to gauge the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in the wider community.

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Dr Barry Kevane and Professor Patricia Maguire talk about 'Coagulopathy and thrombosis: Novel prognostic and therapeutic opportunities,' insights from the The COCOON Study.

Wednesday 30 Sept 2020

Dr Barry Kevane and Professor Patricia Maguire talk about 'Coagulopathy and thrombosis: Novel prognostic and therapeutic opportunities,' insights from the COCOON Study.

History and Covid-19: Untangling the roots, trajectories, and interpretations of a pandemic.

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Dr Claas Kirchhelle, medical humanities expert, talks about 'History and Covid-19: Untangling the roots, trajectories, and interpretations of a pandemic.

CUPID COVID-19: Paediatric Emergency Department Attendance during Covid-19.

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Dr Emma Nicholson and Dr Therese McDonnell talked about their project 'CUPID COVID-19: Paediatric Emergency Department Attendance during Covid-19.'

Accelerating Covid-19 translational research with interdisciplinary collaborations

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Dr Virginie Gautier speaks from her experience on multiple Covid-19 Rapid Response projects about 'Accelerating Covid-19 translational research with interdisciplinary collaborations.'

'Cities under lockdown: Public health, urban vulnerabilities and neighbourhood planning in Dublin

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Dr Carla Kayanan, with Prof Niamh Moore-Cherry and Dr Alma Clavin talks about 'Cities under lockdown: Public health, urban vulnerabilities and neighbourhood planning in Dublin.'

Emerging evidence of new ways of working among health and social care professionals providing care to older people during Covid-19

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Dr Deirdre O'Donnell talks about 'Emerging evidence of new ways of working among health and social care professionals providing care to older people during Covid-19'. 

Early identification of illness using consumer wearables

Wednesday 25 November

Professor Brian Caulfield talks about his roll-out in Ireland of the international DETECT project, which enables volunteers to contribute their heart rate data from wearable devices, such as Fitbit, in a bid to create an early warning system for viral illness.

The use of advanced imaging techniques to understand the transport of the virus in air

Wed, 2 December 2020

Dr Kevin Nolan and Prof Ronan Cahill will talk about the use of advanced imaging techniques to understand the transport of the virus in air during healthcare procedures. Using highly sensitive large format Schlieren imaging he has characterised gas flows and aerosol generating events in laparoscopic surgery, anaesthesiology, ophthalmic procedures, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and dentistry

The National COVID-19 Food Survey - Key Findings

Wed, 9 December 2020

Associate Professor Eileen Gibney discusses key findings from the National Covid-19 Food Survey conducted by UCD Institute of Food and Health to examine how pandemic affected our eating habits.

A novel antiviral formulation inhibits a range of enveloped viruses

Wed, 16 December 2020 14:00 – 14:30 GMT

Assistant Professor Nicola Fletcher will talk about a novel antiviral formulation she is working on that inhibits a range of enveloped viruses

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