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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

Nature Award Congratulations Cliona O'Farrelly Professor of Comparative Immunology at at TBSI who has won a 2014 Nature Award for Mentoring in Science at Science Foundation Ireland’s 2014 Summit.

Bronze Medal Congratulations to Luke O'Neill on winning The European Federation of Immunology Societies prestigious medal for ‘outstanding European Immunologist’.

Discover Research Discover Research Night - September 26th

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Dean of Research and Minister Paul Kehoe

Minister Paul Kehoe TD, Government Chief Whip & Minister of State at the Departments of the Taoiseach & Defence opens TBSI Super Resolution Microscopy Suite. Confocal microscopes help researchers study cells and materials at cellular and molecular level. pic Minister Paul Kehoe with Dean of Research, Professor Vinny Cahill. Press release

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Last updated 5 December 2014 by Caroline Levis (Email).