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Latest Discoveries & Publications

Martin Caffrey Discovery made by scientists in TBSI (Martin Caffrey, pictured), Bacterial Blueprints could give Doctors and Nurses fewer sleepless nights read about breakthrough

Lorraine O'Driscoll Led by Professor Lorraine O’Driscoll New Research Could Provide Key to Overcoming Resistance with HER2 Targeted Cancer Treatments

[3]catenane Research group led by Professor of Chemistry at TBSI, Thorri Gunnlaugsson, have achieved a long-pursued molecular first by interlocking three molecules through a single point. press release

Martin Caffery research Research group led by Professor of Membrane Structural and Functional Biology at TBSI, Martin Caffrey, developed a high-throughput method for growing membrane protein crystals that makes use of the ‘Lipid Cubic Phase’ (LCP) read further

lungs Padraic Fallon leads an international collaboration which identifies process that causes scarring in the lungs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Press Release Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. PDF(l.35MB)

Padraic Fallon Padraic Fallon, leads International research project which identifies a new genetic mutation that helps explain the development of eczema. Press Release

Trypanosomes-1 Putting Sleeping Sickness to bed A paper published in Nature this week by a consortium of European researchers including Dr Derek Nolan, PI of the molecular parasitology group in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology,TBSI, has now finally revealed how these parasites have overcome this defence. BBC news African trypanosome PDF PubMed

NaCl Could table salt be used to make nano-wires? Scientists have discovered that crystals of sodium chloride could ‘grow’ tiny wires - Prof Thorfinnur (Thorri) Gunnlaugsson, a principal investigator at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, co-authored a study about the findings in ACS Nano.
ACS Nano PDF (Irish Times)

Discoveries prior to those listed above

News & Events

First joint yearly conference of TBSI and the Weizmann Institute of Science took place in Dublin, July 27-29. Seven keynote speakers, including five Nobel Laureates (James Watson, Aaron Ciechanover, Bruce Beutler, Ada Yonath and Jules Hoffmann) and many colleagues in TBSI presented. The speakers presented cutting edge progress in the study of mechanisms of inflammation and cancer in the two institutes and the applications of such advances to new ways of therapy. Keynote speakers The Programme Cutting Edge Research Irish Times Magazine PDF 8.48MB Irish Times 29 July Press Release

Congratulations Luke O'Neill as Trinity Scientists Chosen for Thompson Reuters 2014 World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds List news report Techcentral.ie siliconrepublic.com

Progress Report on Ireland's premier Biomedical Sciences research laboratories 2014 pdf 2.21 MB

TBSI Annual Symposium reflects environment where innovative and interdisciplinary approaches are leading to scientific discoveries of biomedical importance. event details
('Research at the Interface') discussed at TBSI Annual Symposium)

Congratulations to Kingston Mills and his Lab! not only did Kingston Mills scoop the award ‘Scientist of the Year’ at the Irish Laboratory Awards but his lab won three awards: Best Bioscience lab, Best Research Lab and the overall award of ‘Lab of the year’ Kingston Mills

Newstalk: Tune in to Pat Kenny's Science Slot with Luke O'Neill every Wednesday Pat Kenny Show

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Last updated 13 August 2014 by Caroline Levis (Email).