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14 December, 2015

University College Dublin Welcomes Publication of Innovation 2020 Strategy

The Minister for Skills, Research, Innovation Damien English TD, together with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, recently published Innovation 2020, Ireland’s 5-year strategy for research and development, science and technology.

24 November, 2015

International Study Led by UCD Uncovers Mechanism Behind Joubert Syndrome

The results of an international study just published in Nature Cell Biology have identified a gene (TMEM107) associated with Joubert syndrome, and crucially uncovered the mechanism by which it functions in cells, leading to a better understanding of the cause of this brain disorder.

21 September, 2015

Joint winners of the 2015 UCD Conway Festival gold medal

Dr Melinda Halasz and Dr Alison Reynolds are joint winners of the 2015 UCD Conway gold medal for their respective research projects to find new treatment approaches in a highly aggressive childhood cancer and in a condition that can lead to blindness.

07 July, 2015

Significant benefits of weight management drug revealed

Findings of an international study published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that the drug, liraglutide 3.0 mg is beneficial to weight management in obesity when used in combination with diet and increased physical activity.

30 June, 2015

Conway researcher wins 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO fellowship

Dr Tríona Ní Chonghaile, a postdoctoral cancer researcher in the laboratory of Professor William Gallagher has won a highly contested 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO UK & Ireland For Women In Science fellowship at a ceremony this week at London’s Royal Society.

09 June, 2015

Targeting inflammation to fight obesity-related diseases

Obesity is considered a risk factor for diseases including diabetes, liver cirrhosis and chronic kidney disease. Adipose (fat tissue) inflammation seems to be a common denominator among these obesity-related diseases.

08 June, 2015

Royal Irish Academy honours UCD academics

Four UCD professors, in the disciplines of science, engineering, arts and law, have been elected to the ranks of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements.

24 March, 2015

ERC consolidator grants for two UCD researchers

University College Dublin researchers have been awarded two of the six European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grants presented to Irish based researchers under the latest funding round.

06 February, 2015

Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, Launches the UCD Beacon Hospital Academy

This new centre for educating and training healthcare students of medicine, nursing, physiotherapy and radiography is the most comprehensive of its kind between a university and a private hospital group in Ireland with UCD students now able to take part of their clinical training at Beacon Hospital.

04 February, 2015

New University College Dublin Spin-Out Company to Preserve, Protect and Promote Ireland’s Folklore Heritage

The incorporation of the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), a new University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company with charitable status, was announced today. The company has been established, with the support of UCD’s technology transfer and enterprise development team at NovaUCD to preserve, protect and promote Ireland’s National Folklore Collection.

21 January, 2015

UCD Ulysses Medal for world-leading MIT chemist

One of the creative scientists who shaped the way that modern chemistry is undertaken, Professor Stephen L. Buchwald, MIT, has been awarded the UCD Ulysses Medal, the highest honour that University College Dublin can bestow.

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