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Latest Discoveries & Publications

[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)

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News & Events

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

NCRC and Trinity Join Forces to Investigate Inflammatory Diseases in Children (details)

Huge success! Discover Research Night, held on 27th September 2013. The event was part of an EU initiative (held Concurrently in 300 cities across Europe). Members of the public were welcomed to TBSI to get a taste of what goes on behind the scenes. Snapchat

The increased incidence of whooping cough will be the focus of the 10th International Symposium on Bordetella, TBSI, 8th-11th September, 2013. (to book) (details) (Programme) (Press Release)

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

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Last updated 14 April 2014 by Caroline Levis (Email).