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December 2016


November 2016

  • Cytometry Society of Ireland Annual Meeting. 8th November 2016. Details can be found here or by contacting poster  


October 2016

  • Immunotherapy: A revolution against cancer 20th October, Stanley Quek Lecture Theatre, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute 18:30 - 20.30 FREE to public

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  • The 10th International Cancer Conference “New Frontiers in Personalised Cancer Care” web link 17-18 October, Stanley Quek Lecture Theatre, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, 12 CPD points are awarded   Burkitt Lecture “Cancer Prevention: from Denis Burkitt to the Human Genome Project” by Dr Paul Brennan, Head of the Genetics Section of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France, 17 October, 16.00, Stanley Quek Lecture Theatre Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Symposium. Friday 7th October 2016. Trinity College, the Neuroscience Society of Trinity College, in association with Trigeminal Neuralgia Ireland Support group are hosting a public evening meeting (Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Symposium) for Trigeminal Neuralgia in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute on the 7th October 2016 from 6-9.30pm. This symposium is open to the public, patients, their carer’s and healthcare professional

    To register your interest in attending this free event please email about   Poster  


September 2016

  • Celebrate TBSI's 5th Anniversary. Monday 5th September 2016.

    #TBSI5 The Trinity Biomedical Sciences Building was opened by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny on 17th June 2011. On Monday 5th September TBSI celebrates its 5th Anniversary with a Symposium which reviews progress, landmark research and future research directions.

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    cover Progress Report 2016


May 2016

  • 17 May. Trinity and RCSI Host Next-Gen Life Sciences Innovation Showcase press release



April 2016


March 2016


  • TBSI welcomes Dr. Dan Kastner. The ISI are pleased to announce that Dr. Dan Kastner (National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA) is the 2016 recipient of their Public Lecture Award. This will be hosted in association with the Irish Times. Dr. Kastner will present his public lecture entitled: "Old Dogs, New Tricks: Autoinflammatory Disease Unleashed." in the Tercentenary Hall, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI), TCD at 6pm on Wednesday, 23rd March 2016. (Doors will open for the event from 5.30pm and no pre-booking of tickets is required).


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July 2015


  • The Catalysis and Sensing for our Environment Symposium 2015 (CASE 2015) 9th and 10th of July (FREE) registration The CASE Symposium will be held in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) at the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) and in at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in Dublin, Ireland on the 9th and 10th of July 2015, respectively. Registration is essential and we ask you to register as soon as possible if you are intending to join us as weneed to know the final numbers for catering reason.

June 2015


  • 25th June 2015. Mark Pollock Trust, Anatomy Dept, TCIN & TCBE present a talk by Professor V Reggie Edgerton Neuromuscular Research Laboratory UCLA. The potential of painless cutaneous enabling motor control (pcEmc) in recovery of motor function after paralysis

    Where: Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery When: Thursday 25th June at 12:30pm

    ‘A new approach to paralysis’ To book your free ticket on line go to For more details contact
  • 24th June 2015. Post Doc Day The 2015 TBSI Postdoctoral Research Day. Thirty six abstracts, spanning the breadth of research endeavour within TBSI. (abstracts from postdocs in the School of Medicine, the School of Chemistry, the School of Biochemistry and Immunology, and the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering).


  • 9th - 11th June 2015. The 2nd Joint Symposium of the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute and The Weizmann Institute of Science. "Progress in the fight against Inflammatory Diseases and Cancer" Abstract Book - (6.68 mb PDF)


April 2015


  • Irish Society of Immunology PUBLIC LECTURE   "Immune Diseases Today - a microbiological explanation for almost everything". Prof Fergus Shanahan will receive the 2015 Irish Society for Immunology Public Lecture Award tomorrow, April 29th, at 7pm in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. The talk is free, open to the public and booking is not required. For more information, email
  • Trinity Week runs 11th - 17th April events

March 2015

  • Public lecture on "Food Fight: Your Immune System vs Diseased Cells presented by Professor David Finlay. This lecture will discuss the idea that nutrients are an important commodity that can affect the balance between our immune systems and various diseases, and how new therapies could be devised to shift the balance towards immune destruction of diseased cells.

    Date: Wednesday 18th March Time: 6:30pm Venue: Stanley Quek Theatre, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, 152-160 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 All welcome and admission is free Details of the other lectures in the series are available here further information please contact Nóirín:

February 2015

  • Public lecture on inflammation. “Natural Killers against cancer: harnessing the immune system for cancer therapy” presented by Dr Clair Gardiner. Our immune systems have various ways to eliminate cancer cells. These include white blood cells, called Natural Killer cells that can directly kill cancer cells as they arise. Understanding this has allowed us to develop therapies around NK cells as an anti-cancer treatment. However, cancer cells can hide from the immune system and stop it from doing its job. We are discovering how this happens and based on this, we can design better cancer treatments that harness the immune system in the fight against cancer.

    Date: Wednesday 18th February Time: 6:30pm Venue: Stanley Quek Theatre, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, 152-160 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 All welcome and admission is free Details of the other lectures in the series are available here further information please contact Nóirín:

December 2014

November 2014

  • Wednesday 26 November

    DCCR Network Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 with presentations from principal investigators and researchers active within the Dublin Centre for Clinical Research. It will be held in the Tercentenary Hall, TBSI, Trinity College, 152 – 160 Pearse St, Dublin 2 on Wednesday 26 November from 3:00 – 6:30 pm with a reception to follow. Keynote Speaker: Professor Hilary Chapman, University of Sheffield NHS Foundation Trust. All welcome. To register email - registration is free. Full details on website Molecular Medicine Ireland

  • Public lecture 'Zombies, clones and replacement body parts' presented by Dr Vincent Kelly Date: Wednesday 19th November Time: 6:30pm Venue: Stanley Quek Theatre, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street All welcome and admission is free Details of the other lectures in the series are available on the School’s website

October 2014

  • Public lecture on inflammation. ‘Inflammation....too much of a good thing’ presented by Dr Emma Creagh Date: Wednesday 22nd October Time: 6:30pm Venue: Stanley Quek Theatre, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street All welcome and admission is free Details of the other lectures in the series are available on the School’s website

September 2014

July 2014

  • First joint yearly conference of the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute and the Weizmann Institute of Science will be held in Dublin in 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 will be presenting. The speakers will present 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. Registration is free. Register for the Conference Keynote speakers Programme

June 2014

May 2014

  • Metabolism and Immunity: A Rediscovered Frontier 2014. Organizers Luke O’Neill and Abcam. Keynote speaker: Richard Flavell: British Biochemist and Sterling Professor of Immunobiology, at Yale School of Medicine. He is an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Poster Overview Programme
  • 2014 Ireland-China Symposium on Nanotechnology 12-14 May: Cutting Edge Symposium on Nanotechnology bringing together leading experts from China and Ireland. poster
  • 2014 TBSI Annual Symposium (9th May): 'Research at the Interface'. Guest speakers: Professor Stanley Appel, Professor of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. Professor Kevin Shakesheff, Professor of Advanced Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering, University of Nottingham. Professor Hidde Ploegh, Professor of Biology, MIT. Professor Dennis McGonagle, Professor of Regenerative Medicine, University of Leeds. poster
  • Trinity Centre for Bioengineering: Seminar - An Example of an Impactful Study on a Biological Material: The Articular Cartilage Paradigm. Van C. Mow, PhD Stanley Dicker Professor and Founding Department Chair (1995 - 2011) Columbia University, New York, NY. Date: Thursday 8 May 2014, Time: 4.00pm , Venue: Stanley Quek Theatre, TBSI. poster

March 2014

  • Young Life Scientists Ireland symposium in TBSI on the 1st March 2014 details

February 2014

January 2014

  • TBSI Seminary Series, #1 31 January 2014 , Tercentenary Hall. ‘Building an antibiotic pipeline in academia - theranostics for superbugs’ Prof. Matthew Cooper, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Australia poster

December 2013

November 2013

  • 16th IMM Annual Meeting, Friday 8th November, The Durkan Lecture Theatre, Trinity Centre, St. James's Hospital details register

October 2013

  • TAP terrifying tales day in TBSI. 200 little vampires descend on Trinity. Hosted by the TAP, DU Players and TBSI.

September 2013

  • 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 and heard researchers describe their research and its relevance for human health. Prizes awarded for best posters to Jennifer Lennon , and best presentations to Ashley Bray and Alette Brinth
  • 9th International Conference HOMOCYSTEINE AND ONE-CARBON METABOLISM details register about The symposium is dedicated to the memory of Professor John Scott from Trinity College Dublin Professor Scott pioneered research in this country into folate biochemistry and its relevance to human health and disease, in particular in relation to neural tube defects, such as spina bifida.

July 2013

May 2013

  • Date for your Diary: ChemComm-RSC Prizes and Awards Symposium - TBSI 24th May (View Details)
  • Trinity College Dublin welcomes Governor Deval Patrick of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in conversation with students. (View Details)
  • Opsona Therapeutics, a Trinity College campus biotechnology company focused on novel therapeutic and preventative approaches to autoimmune and inflammatory diseases announced the completion of an €33m financing. Opsona Therapeutics was founded in 2004 by three of Trinity College Dublin’s immunologists: Professor of Biochemistry, Luke O’Neill and Professor of Experimental Immunology, Kingston Mills – both at the School of Biochemistry and Immunology along with  former Professor of Medicine, Dermot Kelleher. Opsona's research lab is located in TBSI. 'Opsona is delighted to announce this round of funding which is among the top 5 rounds internationally in the past 12 months' said Luke O'Neill cofounder and chief scientist. about Opsona )
  • Researchers in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology, TBSI, secured €3.8 million funding for a prestigious Marie Curie PhD training network project, ‘Training in neurodegeneration, therapeutics intervention and neurorepair’ (TINTIN) read more

  • The last lecture in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology’s public lecture series, Biomedical Frontiers, takes place on May 1st entitled “It’s in the blood: Sleeping Sickness the Scourge of a Continent”. The lecture will be given by Dr Derek Nolan from the School of Biochemistry and Immunology. Dr Nolan has spent 30 years studying the molecular and cell biology of trypanosomes. He will describe how basic research on trypanosomes has led to a deeper understanding of why they are such deadly parasites and how this work may ultimately lead to safe, effective treatment of this global health problem. Stanley Quek Theatre, School of Biochemistry & Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute All welcome and admission is free (Public Lecture on Wednesday 1st May 2013 at 18.30pm - poster)

April 2013

  • Dr. James WatsonOn April 30th, TBSI had the honour of hosting a visit from Dr James Watson, just 60 years since the ground-breaking paper on the structure of DNA was published in Nature on April 25th, 1953. An informal meeting with over 50 key Trinity cancer researchers took place read more

    Watson and Brinth Dr. James Watson spoke to the TBSI Postdoc Society about his career, what motivated him and inspired him to become a scientist. Congratulations to postdoc Dr. Alette Brinth who was presented with a signed copy of the book "Double Helix" by the author Dr. Watson. "Postdocs should travel, talk, and think big" (Blog from Naturejobs - Claire O’Connell, contributor) read blog

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  • 16th April: 2nd Irish NMR Meeting This event consists of an update on NMR technology and the launch of our 800MHz NMR facility. Please see the attached. Along with highly- respected speakers such as Göran Karlsson, Christina Redfield, and Phil Williamson, all of the NMR-related PIs in Ireland and Northern Ireland will give short summaries of their current research to serve as a sampler of Irish NMR activities/capabilities. This event will mark the official launch of our 800MHz NMR facility. The 800MHz NMR installed in TBSI is equipped with multiple probes including an exceptional cold probe. It is one of a handful of such units available in Europe and gives options for analytical investigation in Ireland which were hitherto impossible. (NMR facility opening) (2nd Irish NMR Meeting Programme )

March 2013

February 2013

  • Professor Luke O’Neill is delighted to announce a visit to TBSI this Friday 15th February by the distinguished Professor Stephen O’Rahilly, of the University of Cambridge. The talk is entitled "Human Metabolic Disease: Lessons from Genetics". Professor O’Rahilly is Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine, and Director of the Metabolic Research Laboratories in the Institute of Metabolic Science. His current research focus includes Molecular and Pathophysiological Mechanisms in Obesity and Mechanisms of Human Insulin Resistance. About Professor O'Rahilly

January 2013

December 2012

  • Dr. Rachel McLoughlin, Dr. Nigel Stevenson and Prof Cliona O’Farrelly and Dr. James Harris, otherwise known as the “Immunewars Team” were recently awarded a bursary by the Royal Dublin Society to develop an interactive “Science Live” lecture. Their demonstration lecture entitled “Immune Wars:Bugs&Beyond” aims to introduce primary school children to the concept of bacteria and how our immune system defends against infection. The Immune Wars Team rolled out their interactive lecture to a total of 86 primary school children in the RDS on November 8th and took their lecture on the road and visiting two primary schools in December. (view here)
  • (School of Biochemistry and Immunology's next Public Lecture will be on 12th December 2012 )
  • The fourth lecture in the series titled ‘Hepatitis C virus- deadly, dangerous or docile?’ will be given by Professor Cliona O'Farrelly on Wednesday, 12 December. Professor O’Farrelly will be discussing Hepatitis C (HCV) and will explore how viral infections, in particular HCV, can have many different outcomes in different people. Understanding how and why some people resist viral infection could lead to exciting new therapies and vaccines. Event Details: Time: 6.30pm Venue: Stanley Quek Theatre, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street All welcome and admission is free
  • “How can we work together to accelerate the discovery of pioneer medicines for inflammatory diseases” (Prof Chas Bountra Tercentenary Hall, TBSI 7th December 2012 )
  • Prof Chas Bountra is Chief Scientist at the Structural Genomics Consortum and Professor of Translational Medicine at the University of Oxford. His current research is aimed at determining the 3D X ray structures of novel proteins, generating novel small molecule inhibitors, using these to dissect disease networks and hence identifying new targets for drug discovery. The SGC publishes all findings immediately (> one per week), works closely with >100 academic labs across the world and 6 pharmaceutical companies, and shares all reagents and expertise freely.

November 2012

  • As part of its mission to promote the molecular life sciences on the island of Ireland, the Irish Area Section of the Biochemical Society awards a medal for sustained excellence in the field of biochemistry demonstrated by work carried out on the island. The 2012 medal was presented to Prof. Luke O’Neill. (IAS Award)

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February 2012

  • Ireland's Future Doctors to Benefit from Trinity College Dublin's New State-of-the-Art School of Medicine. Find out more.

Last updated 20 December 2016 by Caroline Levis (Email).