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Professor David Hoey awarded SFI Frontiers for the Future grant

9 November 2020

Professor David Hoey, Associate Professor in biochemical engineering at Trinity, has been awarded almost half a million euro in funding as part of a €53 million SFI funding package provided in the form of 71 grants to higher education institutions across the country.

Professor Hoey was awarded a grant for a SFI Frontiers for the Future project to lead research on how bones respond to exercise by releasing tiny vesicles, or sacs of material, that encourage the body to build more bone. He hopes to develop new therapies for osteoporosis and bone defects.

Speaking to Trinity News, Prof Hoey stated:  “This Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) award will enable me to build an interdisciplinary research team that will identify fundamental mechanisms by which exercise promotes skeletal health.”

Click here for more on the SFI grants awarded to TCD.