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Immune Sensing and Signalling

Professor Andrew Bowie

Professor of Innate Immunology

Andrew Bowie obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Trinity College Dublin in 1997. After postdoctoral training with Prof Luke O'Neill, he was appointed as lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology in UCD, before returning to TCD in 2001 to establish the first and only Immunology undergraduate degree course in Ireland, which he coordinated from 2002 - 2006.

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Our research focuses on innate immune sensing and signalling mechanisms, and their modulation by viruses. We are examining how viruses and other pathogens are initially detected by the innate immune system, leading to the activation of transcription factors and altered gene expression.

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